Passionate about the environment? Like games and want to try making one? The Sustainability Game Jam Nov 11-12 is for you!
What’s a game jam? It’s a weekend event where participants design a game around a theme – this jam will focus on creating games (using any format) that educate, inform, and promote sustainability. Participants can be assigned to a team or create and register their own team.
Marine Weather Workshop
Washington Sea Grant is sponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop. Topics include:
Relationships of atmospheric pressure and wind
Determining the path and speed of squalls
Strong wind systems found in the Northwest and offshore; how to avoid them
Key features of low pressure systems
How 500mb wind patterns can help you find “weather windows” for safe passages
How do pressure gradients affect wind in Washington waters
What is a computer model?
It’s time to apply for Alternative Spring Break (ASB) – a chance for UW students to contribute to rural and tribal communities around Washington, have a cross-cultural, immersive exchange, and team-teach and mentor in K-12 settings!
We could not be more excited to advertise our two SCIENCE ASB programs (STEM and Environmental Science), flyers attached, which serve youth ages 10-18.
(If you are interested in Literacy ASB, applications will be out for that Monday Nov 13th!)
By building relationships and providing dynamic curriculum, Science ASB programs cultivate an interest in science, the self-esteem, and the leadership of the K-12 youth we work with.
Are you interested in advocating for evidence-based policy, but unsure how to begin?
Join us at the Seattle Central Library for Making Government Work for All: a workshop on public comment for science, labor and environmental advocacy.
WHEN: 6-8:30 PM Thursday, October 26
Two UW graduate student-led groups, the UAW Local 4121 Climate Justice Working Group and The Public Comment Project, are working with the Union of Concerned Scientists to bring you an evening of free draft beer, pizza, and public comment.
The Padilla-Gamino lab is looking for a motivated, hard-working and curious student to join their team on a
project entitled “Mitigating the effects of global change on aquaculture in the northeastern Pacific Ocean”.
This large project has numerous sub-components, any of which could serve as the basis for a capstone project.
It would be ideal for someone interested in field work, climate change, invertebrates, and parental effects,
and learning how to conduct various physiological tests on both adult and larval shellfish.
Reading the Elwha
Tracing the Dynamics of Landscape Change
LARCH 498A/598A – Summer, B term
July 24th – 28th + one pre-departure planning meeting
Reading the Elwha (LARCH 498/598) is a field course offered during the University of Washington Summer ‘B’ term. The Elwha River watershed is on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, and is the location of two recent dam removal projects.
COM 597 A: Special Topics: Relational Communication, Mondays 3:30-7:20pm, 5 credits
This graduate seminar examines the process by which relational communication is enacted in personal relationships. Students will be exposed to theories and methods used to investigate relational communication in various contexts. Relational communication will be investigated as it facilitates the development, maintenance, and dissolution of personal relationships as well as its influence on individual and relational health and well-being.
As part of the Q Center’s Qolors celebration we are hosting a day long Intentional Life Planning Retreat for students: https://intentionallifeplanningstudentsuccess2017.eventbrite.com/. This is a great opportunity for marginalized students to get grounded personally and professionally in your own inner compasses, to find clarity in
your direction, and build achievable goals that speak to your values.
The Q Center is offering their space and is sponsoring up to 8 students.
Sorry for being punny….happy last week of Winter Quarter classes! 🙂
Here’s a course that may be of interest to your students, and thank you for posting it!
INSECT ECOLOGY (NW)
ESRM 435 (14193) 3-credit lecture Tu-Th 2:30-3:50
ESRM 436 (14194) 2-credit optional lab F 11:30-1:20
Prereq: BIOL 161 (from transfer or AP) or BIOL 180
Course description: Covers major principles of ecology as they apply to insects, and follows a level of organization from the individual to populations to communities.
Explore the graphic novel as a medium for personal and collective memory making. Ask questions about how visual narratives help tell stories and preserve memories.
The course uses Jewish-authored graphic novels – from Art Spiegelman’s Maus to Vanessa Davis’ Make Me a Woman – to offer a specific focus and context for the history of the art form and universal themes about memory, trauma and belonging.