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Mary Gates Scholarships – applications now accepted!

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/scholarly activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.   

USGS Position – Student Trainee (Biology), GS-0499-5 (CA-TI)

Job Title:Student Trainee (Biology), GS-0499-5 (CA-TI)
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:Geological Survey
Job Announcement Number:PAC-2015-0611
As a Student Trainee (Biology) with the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, you will serve in a trainee capacity, performing routine and recurring development assignments to acquire knowledge and understanding of functions, principles, practices, and methods used in the area of Biology. Duties include:
– Primary responsibilities will be to oversee the animal holding facility, ensuring that raceways are clean, animals are healthy, and beaver are fed daily. 

Grad job – communications assistant

Communication Assistant Needed

monitor print and electronic media for stories on fisheries sustainability
maintain a web site with brief abstracts of these stories
direct emails to a network of scientists who will provide comment
maintain a blog website with these comments
compose twitter and facebook postings based on the comments provided


Understanding of fisheries sustainability
Ability to communicate clearly
Familiarity with social media

Duration of employment:
This is a trial program for the summer, and we anticipate continuation through Autumn 2015. 

Adopt A Stream Foundation Internship opportunities

The Adopt A Stream Foundation provides internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the Northwest Stream Center. For those interested in fresh water, forest/plant, and wetland ecology research, the Northwest Stream Center provides an excellent location on more than 20-acres next to North Creek, a tributary to the Sammamish River. This site also lends itself well to wildlife research in an island of good habitat surrounded by suburbia. 

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. 

Summer Job Sampling Streams Throughout Eastern Washington

We have a 3 month position (contract) for a field biologist/tech to help with habitat surveys, electrofishing, genetic sampling for evaluation of about 20 culvert replacement projects in eastern Washington in Upper and Mid-Columbia river tributaries. Position requires mostly field work and fair amount of travel (4-5 days at a time). Position is from ~July 1 to ~ Sept 30th and should be an ideal position for a recent grad. 

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. 

Icicle Seafoods summer jobs

I have attached a flyer with the basic information on where to apply and such. For some this could be a summer job in between college years, or it could be a path to work in the seafood industry. My main goal of reaching out to students in the fisheries department is to find people who have a passion the industry and who are looking for careers, whether that be in manufacturing, quality assurance, production etc. 

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