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SAFS Students Lead Seattle’s Expanding Your Horizons Conference Workshop

Seattle’s Expanding Your Horizons mission is to inspire girls to pursue opportunities in STEM fields through exposure to role models and hands on activities. Last Saturday, SAFS students and alumni ran a conference workshop called ‘Flex Your Mussels‘. Below is an account from SAFS graduate student Mackenzie Gavery who developed and lead the workshop.

Last Saturday, with amazing help of Roberts Lab undergrads Jessica Blanchette and Katie Jackson as well as Anne Baxter from NOAA’s NWFSC, I led a workshop called ‘Flex Your Mussels’ for Seattle’s Expanding Your Horizons (SEYH) conference at Seattle University. 

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Cody Szuwalski Final Exam

Cody Szuwalski will be defending his PhD dissertation titled:
Reaching management objectives given uncertainty: A management strategy evaluation of the fishery for eastern Bering Sea snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio).
When: Wednesday, February 19 at 1:30 PM
Where: FSH 203

All are welcome to attend. 

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Emma Timmins-Schiffman: Ph.D. Final Exam

Emma Timmins-Schiffman will be presenting her Ph.D. dissertation titled: The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Multiple Life History Stages of the Pacific Oyster, crassostrea gigas: Implications for Physiological Trade-offs. 
 
When: Wednesday, February 5th at 10:30 am
Where: FSH 203 

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Brian Burke Final Exam

Brian Burke will be presenting his PhD dissertation titled Yearling Chinook salmon ecology and behavior during early-ocean migration.
WHEN: Thursday, January 30th at 10am
WHERE: FSH 203
All are welcome. 

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Douglas Immerman: Final MS Exam

Doug will be presenting his MS thesis titled:
 Sablefish (Anoplopoma Fimbrig) sperm: The physiology of activation and the development of a cryopreservation protocol
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 4th at 9:15 am
WHERE: FSH 213 

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SAFS and COASST are Hiring!

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a Continuing Education Volunteer Coordinator to support the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST).
The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) is a rigorous citizen science organization based in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. Now 15 years old, COASST recruits and trains coastal citizens from northern California north to Kotzebue, Alaska to survey their local beach in a systematic, standardized fashion, returning data on a monthly basis about the number, identity, and condition of beached marine birds and, separately, marine debris. 

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2013 Science Symposium: Alaska Salmon Program

Please join the Alaska Salmon Program for our 2013 Science Symposium
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
2:30 ~ 5:30 pm
Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) – 1122 NE Boat St.
Room 102 (auditorium)
This annual symposium showcases the research of the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences’ Alaska Salmon Program undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and visiting scientists. Our program focuses on all aspects of the ecology of Pacific salmon in the North Pacific, Bering Sea, and watersheds of Southwest Alaska. 

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MS Defense: Polly Gibson

Please join Polly Gibson for her MS defense next week!
Polly Gibson, MS Defense
Wednesday, October 30, 10:00-11:00
FSH 203
“Desert beavers: ecology of beaver activity in dryland streams and the response of native and non-native fish communities” 

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MS Defense: Lisa Triggs

Please join Lisa Triggs for her MS defense next week!
Lisa Triggs, MS Defense
Tuesday, October 29, 1:30-2:30
FSH 102
“Establishing Endocrine and Behavioral Parameters of Reproduction in Pacific Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens)” 

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SAFS is Hiring! Hourly Student Assistant Opportunity

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences has a temporary opportunity for an outstanding hourly student assistant to provide a variety of administrative support assistances in a fiscally-focused role.
Do you have creative problem solving skills and the ability to independently identify solutions to a variety of issues? Are you detail-oriented? Do you take initiative on projects and prioritize project work? 

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