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Helena McMonagle awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Three graduate students from the College of the Environment have been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This year’s awardees include Irita Aylward and Zoe Krauss from the School of Oceanography, and Helena McMonagle from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

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Fish, Film & Fashion

Last year, the UW Alaska Salmon Program partnered with Waterlust, an apparel and media company, to develop a line of salmon-inspired clothing. Waterlust’s clothing line, dubbed “advocated apparel,” aims to bring awareness to aquatic science and conservation-based causes by turning designs found in nature into fashion. The company has previously worked with other institutions and nonprofits to develop prints inspired by sea turtles, whale sharks, and spotted dolphins. 

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New Faculty: José Guzmán

In fall 2019, José Guzmán was appointed as a lecturer at SAFS, where he had been an instructor from 2015 to 2019. José has been recognized for his teaching excellence, receiving both the UW Distinguished Teaching Award and the College of the Environment Outstanding Teaching Award in 2019. A native of Spain, José earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Marine Sciences at the University of Cádiz. Before coming to SAFS, José was a postdoctoral fellow at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries.

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New Faculty: Camrin Braun

Camrin Braun (Cam), an oceanographer and fish ecologist focused on top predators, joined the SAFS faculty in fall 2019. Prior to coming to SAFS, Cam was a NASA-funded postdoctoral research scientist at the UW Applied Physics Laboratory and before that, a PhD student in Simon Thorrold’s lab at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cam’s research leverages computational and field-based approaches to unite biophysical interactions with the challenges of managing fisheries in a dynamic ocean.

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Virtual Spring Seminars

Join us for our virtual Spring Seminar Series this quarter, Thursdays from 4:00–6:00 pm PT on Zoom.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of our planned speakers have graciously agreed to present virtually this quarter. We hope you can join us for these important talks and use the opportunity to connect with your colleagues and classmates. A tentative schedule can be found below and on our events page. 

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