Happy New Year! Please share this information with undergraduate students in all disciplines.
The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications. Mary Gates scholarships provide $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities. These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduates regardless of class year, major or residency status.
I work for a seafood transportation firm, Aqualife, here in the PNW area.
We are in the business of transporting live seafood product in ocean-going containers using a patented technology.
We have successfully transported crustaceans (lobster, opilio, etc.), shellfish (clam, oyster, etc.) and fin fish (Sturgeon).
However, our company lacks the proper marine bio background to understand each specific species, their characteristic advantages and disadvantages, and to how to properly conduct trials.
Please share the information below with freshmen and sophomore students in all fields who may be interested in a fully-funded opportunity to study in the UK next summer. Attached are a general information flyer and a reference sheet for advisors.
Minimum eligibility requirements:
· be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
· be at least 18 years old;
· have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
· have completed no more than two years of university study; i.e.
1.) NASA national internships – One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI)
NASA is currently recruiting talented college undergraduate students, who are pursuing Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) degrees, for summer internships at NASA centers around the country.
The summer internship application is open and closes on March 1, 2014.
To apply visit the following URL:
Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium
Johnson Hall room 141
2.) 2014 Academic High-Altitude Conference
This is the 5th anniversary of this event and is hosted by the Department of Space Studies in the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium.
Join us this Friday, December 6 for the SAFS Capstone Symposium! Come hear all about the latest hot topics in undergrad research, starting at 4:30 in room 107.
4:30 Stacey Feeken (Van Blaricom): Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) Haul Out Behaviors in Relation to Vessel Traffic Disturbances on Yellow Island, San Juan Channel, Washington
4:45 Meghan Rosewood (Olden): Effects of Shoreline Development on Macroinvertebrate Functional Diversity in Washington Lakes
5:00 Kaitlyn Robbins (Laidre): Surface Behaviors and Distribution of Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) in Relation to Tidal Phase in the San Juan Islands, WA
Hope you can all make it!
The new Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program application is now available on our website (www.uwconservationscholars.org), and an info sheet is attached. We’re looking for 20-25 freshmen and sophomores (juniors, too, if they can participate beyond this first summer). Our program starts in Seattle (3 weeks) and travels to various landscapes across the state (4 weeks) before returning to the UW campus at the end of the summer (1 week).
Marine Debris Internship – COASST
The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a citizen science program based at the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, is looking for 2-5 undergraduate students to assist with program’s upcoming marine debris data collection project beginning spring 2015.
Students working with COASST gain valuable, hands-on experience with citizen science programs, scientific protocol development and testing and learn the complexities of adapting data collection to a broad and diverse corps of participants.
We are accepting applications for winter quarter Habitat Restoration Interns! See announcement attached or online cedarriver.org/job-openings.
We also have these upcoming volunteer events:
Volunteer Habitat Restoration Projects
Sat, Nov 9: Planting at Taylor Mountain Forest, Hobart
Sat, Nov 16: Planting at Morningside Park, Yarrow Point
Sat, Nov 23: Planting at Seward Park, Seattle
Sat, Dec 7: Planting at Wetherill Nature Preserve, Hunts Point
Sat, Dec 14: Planting at Cedar Grove Natural Area, Renton
Mon, Jan 20: MLK Day of Service at Cavanaugh Pond, Renton
Mon, Jan 20: MLK Day of Service at Van Ness Natural Area, Renton
Sat, Feb 1: Planting at Log Cabin Natural Area, Mirrormont
Sat, Feb 8: Planting Cavanaugh Pond, Renton
Sat, Feb 15: Love Your Watershed at Van Ness Natural Area, Renton
Sat, Feb 22: Planting at Log Cabin Natural Area, Mirrormont
Sat, Mar 1: Planting at Taylor Mountain, Hobart
Sat, Mar 8: Potting at the King County Greenhouse, Renton
Sat, Mar 15: Go Green for St.
Research Commons News: Oct 30 – Nov 13
Now is a Great Time to Visit GFIS
Are you a graduate student looking to fund your research, travel or other school-related expenses? The Graduate Funding Information Service, located in the Research Commons, helps current and admitted UW graduate students identify and use different resources to locate funding opportunities. Remember than many autumn deadlines for 2014-2015 are now approaching.
The 11th annual Undergraduate Marine Resources Population Dynamics (MRPD) Workshop March 2-8, 2014, Keys Marine Lab in Long Key, Florida.
The NMFS RTR Program, located at the University of Florida, is holding its eleventh annual Marine Resources Population Dynamics Workshop. This workshop will introduce fifteen outstanding undergraduate students from around the country to the field of population dynamics using high-profile examples from harvested fish species and protected species (such as sea turtles or marine mammals).