Ocean and SAFS graduate and upper level undergraduate students,
Parker MacCready and I will be teaching our Puget Sound and Estuarine Oceanography course this Winter quarter. This course has typically been offered each 2-3 years, and is geared towards providing an understanding of the main processes that affect the environment of Puget Sound and other estuaries. See below for some of the topic areas we will cover.
Communicating Science to the Public Effectively (CENV 500)
3 credits (Credit/No Credit)
Meets Wednesdays 1:30-4:20 in Fish 203
This is a seminar, discussion-based course for graduate students in the sciences that focuses on effective techniques for sharing scientific research with non-specialists. At the end of the quarter, each student will present a 20 minute public talk on their graduate research to be delivered during the 2015 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle.
The Dream Project is a student-run organization with over 400 mentors that support high school students in low-income areas in Seattle on applying to college and other post-secondary planning.
Mentor students on the crazy process that is college admissions & beyond!
You can take it for 2 credits or volunteer. For credit, register for EDUC 260 and EDUC 369 on your UW registration.
Just wanted to let you all know, as you work with students who may not have yet registered for Autumn, that a few ENVIR courses (I&S/NW/DIV credits) suitable for all majors are still open! Please share with your students as appropriate.
ENVIR 100 (I&S/NW): Environmental Studies: Interdisciplinary Foundations
Introduces environmental studies through interdisciplinary examination of the ethical, political, social, and scientific dimensions of current and historical environmental issues.
Welcome back to another bustling autumn quarter. The Pipeline Project has a wonderful assortment of credit variable courses for autumn quarter, these are all Credit/No Credit courses listed under EDUC 401 and all of them offer I&S Credits . Please spread the word to students who are interested in education as well as opportunities for service learning. For these seminars, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance.
Just wanted to let you all know, as you work with students who may not have yet registered for Autumn, that a few ESS courses/NW credits suitable for all majors are still open! Please share with your students as appropriate.
ESS 101: Introduction to Geological Sciences (NW)
Survey of the physical systems that give the earth its form. Emphasizes the dynamic nature of interior and surface processes and their relevance to mankind and stresses the value of rocks and earth forms in the understanding of past events.
We are looking for engaging and motivated graduate and undergraduate students who want to make a difference to underrepresented youth in Seattle. Starting this fall, you can begin your training to become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for high school students.
WHAT IS THE SEATTLE MESA TUTOR TRAINING PROGRAM ALL ABOUT?
Seattle MESA provides opportunities and resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (http://www.seattlemesa.org/).
Still looking for a great addition to your fall quarter schedule? There are 10 open spots left in this exciting new course. Open to all majors, this course has no pre-reqs and would be great for anyone with an interest in the intersection of culture, power, preservation, conservation and resource management. This course can count for either I&S, NW, and/or the new Diversity requirement (DIV).
Introduction to Food and the Environment
C ENV 110
Meets both Natural World and Individuals and Societies Requirements
No prerequisites. Great for Freshmen!
Everyone eats, and all food production has environmental consequences.
· Discover environmental science through food production.
· Explore the link between the decline of civilizations and current farmer efforts to cope with changing water supply, topsoil loss, and technology.
ARCTIC 200: Indigenous Diplomacies & International Relations in the Arctic
3 credits | I&S Credit | 2014 Fall Quater | MWF 3:30-4:20pm | THO 135 | SNL: 22642 | Instructor: Nadine Fabbi (nfabbi) *Core Requirement for the UW Minor in Arctic Studies
The Arctic – home to 400,000 indigenous people – is emerging as one of the most dynamic regions in global geopolitics in no small part because of the role of Arctic indigenous peoples in international relations and sovereignty efforts.