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Undergraduate Research Experiences

The College of Environment Careers Blog has a number of undergraduate research experiences in the aquatic sciences with upcoming deadlines (in February and March):

Undergraduate Research Experience in Climate Change and Estuaries – Texas A&M University (Corpus Christi, TX)
Undergraduate Research Experience in Marine Science – University of Texas (Austin, TX)
Changing Coastal Environments Research Experience for Undergraduates – Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (Cocodrie, LA)
Arctic Research Experience for Undergraduates – Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA)
Research Experience for Undergraduates in Aquatic Chemical Ecology – Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)

This is just a sampling of listings – there are many more on the blog. 

NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research 2014: Call for Proposals – WA State Investigators

CALL FOR PROPOSALS- WASHINGTON STATE INVESTIGATORSThe 2014 NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program competition is now open. Recipients may be eligible to receive a total of $500,000 in federal funds (up to $250,000 per year) for a two-year project. Researchers must submit a preproposal to the National Sea Grant Office in order to be eligible to send a full proposal to Washington Sea Grant. 

Funding for student travel, conferences, meetings – CoEnv Student Meeting Fund

College of the Environment Student Meeting Fund
Winter 2014 Quarter Deadline: February 7, 2014
The College of the Environment (CoEnv) supports undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students in furthering their careers, and in particular in connecting students to networking opportunities afforded by the presentation of their original work in meeting venues. CoEnv supports two types of student attendance at meetings:
· Individual Travel to Meetings:
Maximums of $500 for North American travel and $750 for international travel; one per student per degree career; we anticipate making about 15 awards annually. 

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge-Early Registration Open now due Feb 2!

UW EIC: Important Info and Upcoming Events
UW EIC Early Registration – Open now!
Deadline: due by February 2, Sunday Midnight.
Planning to enter the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge? Teams need to create an account and register by February 2, 2014. Click here to register.
Official Entry – 5-7 p. Business Summary
Deadline: due by February 23, Sunday midnight.
Judges will select the top 21 teams which will advance to the Challenge on April 3. 

Earn a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management | Applications Due 1/27

In the Environmental Management Certificate program, graduate students from across the University collaborate to tackle real-world problems with profound business, policy, scientific, and engineering ramifications.
Students engage in environmental challenges—including energy, climate change, natural resources management, and pollution—and learn to organize collaborative teams to complete a client-based project. The program spans traditional academic boundaries, allowing students to integrate broad perspectives, knowledge, skills, and interconnections. 

Summer 2014 FISH 491: Aquatic Ecological Research in Alaska Information Session and Application Info

Are you an undergrad student who wants to participate in a 6-week research opportunity in Alaska this summer? Would you rather take some of your coursework when it is integrated with research and practical experience in the field? Do you want to get graduation requirements waived for going? You can also begin work on your capstone project! If this sounds good, please read the following information and, if you can make it attend an upcoming information session to hear from instructors and past students:
Information Meeting
Monday, February 3rd, 4:30-5:30, FISH 203
If you are unable to attend the information session please contact Mike Tillotson (mdt3) with any questions and for a copy of the application. 

2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium – Application now open!

The application for the 17th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open! The Sym­po­sium will be held on May 16, 2014 in Mary Gates Hall. Last year, more than 1,000 under­grad­u­ates par­tic­i­pated.
To learn more and start an appli­ca­tion, visit the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium sec­tion of the URP web­site. All UW under­grad­u­ates involved in research are encour­aged to apply. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 24, 2014. 

WDAFS Deadline Reminders

I hope you are all having a great winter break! I just wanted to send a reminder of some important deadlines:
January 17: Abstracts are due for posters and oral presentations for the Annual Meeting. PLEASE submit an abstract to the Student Colloquium as well – this is a great opportunity to practice your talk or, if you’re not presenting at the conference, to get some peer review on a practice talk. 

2014 Bonderman Travel Fellowship

The Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available for the 2014 cycle. This extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge is made possible by the generous donation of Mr. David Bonderman. The criteria for application eligibility is outlined below.
Please note that the eligibility requirements for undergraduate students have been revised for 2014. We are instituting these changes on a trial basis and will review and make changes as needed annually in response to the donor’s recommendations. 

River Herring Graduate Opportunity

The Castro-Santos Lab at the USGS’ S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center (CAFRC) is seeking a highly qualified applicant for a funded PhD position in behavioral ecology of river herring. The study focuses on freshwater migration of alewife, with particular emphasis on responses to predators at migratory barriers. Qualified candidates should have strong academic and quantitative skills and be adept at field work including boat work in the near-shore marine environment. 

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