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).
The Queer Student Commission is one the eight diversity commissions founded by the Associated Students at the University of Washington. Each commission has a mandate to put on education programs each quarter, as well as serve and advocate for its constituency within the student government and the administration. The QSC seeks to put on programming within an anti-oppressive framework, focusing on planning events that are all at once nonhetero- and cisnormative, anti-racist, anti-ableist, and anti-sexist.
Upcoming URP Information Sessions
Primarily for undergraduates who have yet to begin research, the Information Sessions provide research resources, information on funding, and suggestions for approaching faculty. Additionally, the sessions are highly student-driven, with an emphasis on student questions and concerns. Students interested in attending the UW, including community college transfer students, are welcome to the sessions.
There are plenty of seats available in all of the upcoming sessions:
Monday, October 7, 2013, 2 – 3 pm
Monday, October 14, 2013, 3 – 4 pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 3 – 4 pm
All sessions will be held in Mary Gates Hall 171
We just wanted to let you know that the Undergraduate Research Program now has a blog where you and your students can find news, events, and opportunities related to undergraduate research and experiential learning. We often heard about lots of exciting opportunities but didn’t have a good way to get the word out without spamming our listserv. Now you can find these on the blog.
Please forward to all undergraduate students:
The Mary Gates Endowment for Students will host numerous information sessions this week about how you can earn up to $4,000 this year if you conduct leadership or research activities. Not sure what "leadership" or "research" activities are? Wondering if your project qualifies? Come to an info session and find out!
Information Sessions (two sessions daily; select one session):*