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SAFS Spring capstone symposium this Friday, June 5, 2:00-6:00 in FSH 107

It’s time again for our graduating seniors to tell us all about the cutting-edge research they’ve been quietly doing here at SAFS.
With 17 presentations under 14 different advisers, there’s bound to be something for everyone!
FSH 107 Friday June 5
2:00- Jordan Lee (Holtgrieve) Temporal variation in fatty acid composition of migrating Alaskan sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchhus nerka)
2:15- Lilia Bannister (Essington) The effect of size, season, and tissue type on the trophic level of lion’s mane jellyfish, Cyanea capillata
2:30- Breanne Ward (Straus) Developing a fisheries/environmental science weekend program for underprivileged high schools
2:45- Jessica Kimber (Jensen) Intelligent and behavioral characteristics of the stubby squid, Rossia pacifica
3:00- Rachelle Johnson (Skalski) Barotrauma in juvenile salmonids exposed to simulated hydro-turbine passage: evaluating the rate of pressure change
3:15- Amber Sant’Angelo (Roni) Impact of soil composition upon tree survival for riparian habitat restoration within the Snohomish and Stillaguamish water basins
3:30- Chris Repar (Roni) Factors affecting the diel emigration timing of juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in three Washington streams using PIT tag data
3:45- Jeff Lou (Simenstad) A spatial and temporal analysis of groundfish communities in the Puget Sound
4:00- Kali Williams (Helser) Characterization of the ontogenetic migratory patterns of giant grenadier based on environmental influences on otolith elemental composition
4:15- Dejah Sanchez (Schindler) Analysis of long term changes in sex ratio of Daphnia in response to environmental variation
4:30- Madelyn Berentson (Gidmark) Bite and suction forces of the adductor muscle in sculpin
4:45- Rylen Nakama (Jensen) The impact of a large nonindigenous crab (Scylla serrata) on a native crab species’ (Thalamita crenata) abundance and distribution on Oahu, Hawaii
5:00- Andrew Wilson (Beauchamp) Tiger muskie predator-prey interactions in Lake Merwin
5:15- Nancy Huizar (Jensen) Distinguishing the first zoea of the northern kelp crab, Pugettia producta
5:30- Russell Crandall (Buckley) Feeding habits of walleye pollock and arrowtooth flounder in the Gulf of Alaska in 2005
5:45- Jake Kvistad (McDonald) Combining historical data and spatial statistics to investigate the ecology of a data limited stock of blue king crab in the Bering Sea
6:00- Burlyn Birkemeier (Laidre) Mean pupping date of Steller sea lions in Cape Wrangell, the Aleutian Islands 

Research Funding Info Sessions: WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards

Research Funding Info Sessions: WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards
Join us in 171 MGH for an info session for two research funding opportunities on either:
Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Thursday, June 4, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Register for an info session here: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/539
These two opportunities share a common application with a deadline of August 20 with funding starting next academic year. 

Event: Seattle sushi chef to speak May 29 on converting to all sustainable fish (12:30pm, FSH 108)

From UW Today:
“How can a sushi bar eliminate some of its most popular fish from the menu and still be profitable? One local establishment accomplished this, claiming that sustainable seafood is more important than profits in the long term.
The guest talk Friday at UW is part of SMEA professor Edward Allison‘s course “Fish in the Global Food System” and is free and open to the public. 

3 Weeks Until Lavender Graduation

Let’s graduate 100 people this year!!!
​Graduate and celebrate all of you!​ ​
Lavender Grad is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergrad or graduate/professional) for a graduation in the 2014​
-2015 ​
(including fall 201​5​
) academic year. The Q Center and QSC host Lavender Graduation as a time for the UW queer, trans*, two-spirit, same gender loving, and allied communities to come together and celebrate our multiple identities, our accomplishments, and sheer AWESOMENESS. 

Undergrad AFS Majors presenting at the 18th Annual UW Undergrad Research Symposium, May 15 in Mary Gates Hall

Several SAFS undergrad majors* will be giving poster and oral presentations at the 18th Annual UW Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium on May 15, 2015 in Mary Gates Hall – see below for full list. Drop by to check out their research and give them support!
2015 Schedule of Events Note: Some sessions overlap.
11:00-11:15 Event Welcome
11:00-1:00 Poster Session 1
12:30-2:15 Oral Presentation Session 1 – Michelle Louie
12:30-2:15 Performing Arts Session
1:00-2:30 Poster Session 2 – Jordan Lee (Mary Gates Scholar) & Derek Arterburn
2:30-4:00 Poster Session 3 – Andrea Odell
3:00-4:30 Visual Arts & Design Showcase
3:30-5:15 Oral Presentation Session 2 – Jordan Lee (Mary Gates Scholar), Trevor Eakes (Mary Gates Scholar), Jessica Knoth, Susie Dobkins (Mary Gates Scholar)
4:00-6:00 Poster Session 4 – Nancy Huizar, Nirupam Nigam (Mary Gates Scholar)
View the 2015 Online Pro­ceed­ings for the full event sched­ule, abstracts, and pre­sen­ter search tools. 

NSF GRFP for STEM and SOCIAL SCIENCE undergraduate & graduate students

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Sessions
Webinar: to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1318371982738825218

Wednesday, May 27, 2015; 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 28, 2015; 3:30-5:00 p.m.

In person:

Thursday, May 14, 2015; Mary Gates Hall room 171, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (with Christopher Carr from NSF)
Tuesday, May 19, 2015; 10:30-12 noon., Allen Library auditorium (room 181L)

NSF’s GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund your graduate study. 

Graduate School Fair

Hello everyone,
We would like to get the word out about our upcoming Graduate School Fair!
Thursday, May 14th
12:00 – 3:00pm
Mary Gates Hall Commons
There will be representatives from over 40 graduate programs from UW and around the country covering many disciplines, including a rep from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Please have students RSVP using this link:
We hope to see you there! 

Preparing for Graduate School Application – workshop series

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards still has a few workshops upcoming in the Preparing for Graduate School Application series for undergraduate students wanting to get a head start on graduate school applications. Please share this information with your undergraduate students and alumni who may be interested.
Thank you!
Preparing for Graduate School Applications
Spring 2015 workshop poster 8.5×14.docx
Spring 2015 workshop poster 11×17.docx 

Green Dot Bystander Training Sign-Up

Hello UW Students!
Registration is now open for the next Green Dot Bystander Training onMay 16th. If you have not yet heard about Green Dot, it is a movement on campus focused on the prevention of sexual violence by training students on how to be active Bystanders, and you can find more information here:
To sign up you can head to the Green Dot Website seen above, or click directly on the link at the end of this message. 

WAHESC Sustainability Hour Showing, Today OSB 203

WAHESC Sustainability Hour Broadcast next Monday@ 4pm! Now showing @ 12 campuses across the state!
· University of Washington: Ocean Sciences Building, Room 203
· Gonzaga University: College Hall, Room 101
· Eastern Washington University: Patterson Hall, Room 128
· Tacoma Community College: Building 15, Room 203
· Whitworth University: Weyerhaeuser Hall, Room 205
· Portland State University: Market Center Building, Room 316
· Shoreline Community College: Pagoda Union Building, Quiet Dining Room 9208
· Edmonds Community College: Snoqualmie Hall, Room 202
· Northwest Indian College: School Cafeteria
· Bellingham Technical College: TBA contact Dave Jungkuntz at DJungkuntz
· Grays Harbor College: TBA contact Jim Sorensen at jim.sorensen
· WSU Spokane: TBA contact Norene Phillips at norene

“Washington Higher Education Sustainability Hour”
The Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition (WAHESC) invites you to learn about cutting edge sustainability initiatives on campuses around Washington State in this first ever state-wide broadcast. 

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