For 2013-2014 the Graduate School will award Chester Fritz and Boeing International one-quarter fellowships to support international study or research abroadby UW graduate students. These grants are available to fund research and/or study periods of three months, corresponding to regular UW quarter dates.   

*NEW* Winter 2013 Class: EPA Fog Collection as Alternative Water Resource/Design Competition

Looking for an exciting opportunity to do interdisciplinary design for a national competition?
Sign up for:
BSE 490B
sln 20937
T TH 300-430
3 credits
EPA People Prosperity and Planet Student Design Competition:
Innovation Approaches to Fog Collection as Alternative Water Resource
The class will focus on the analysis, design and prototyping of new approaches to fog collection as an alternative water resource in the informal urban settlements of Lima, Peru. 

WINTER 2013 ESRM 455 Wildlife Seminar NW 1 credit sln 13958

Have students that need NW credit? This seminar can be taken up to 8 times, since there are different speakers every quarter. 100 new spaces added today!
Great for any student with an interest in wildlife and their conservation.
ESRM 455 Wildlife Seminar (1, max. 8) NW West
Discussion of current research and application in wildlife biology and conservation. Credit/no-credit only. 

Tutoring and Mentorship Service Learning Opportunity!

Attention Juniors and Seniors!
Gain Experience and Make a Difference
The University of Washington Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” forWinter Quarter 2013. This weekly seminar will introduce junior and senior students to a diverse range of tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students will have an opportunity to apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the University of Washington. 

MLK Day of Service: Sign up now to lead a service project!

Sign Up Now to Lead a Service Project during the MLK Day of Service!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together to address important community issues. In a 1957 speech titled “Conquering Self-Centeredness,” Dr. King pointed out that “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?“. 

EDUC 401Z – COOL science education course

Anyone interested in teaching, outreach, communicating science or who just wants classroom experience should take a look at the COOL course below. This is the first of two quarters (the next will be in spring) – while students are encouraged to take both courses, it is possible to just take the Winter Quarter course.

New course offering: COOL Science Education, EDUC 401Z
Credits: 1-5. 

Morris and Stewart Udall Scholarship

The Morris and Stewart Udall Foundation expects to award 50 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Please forward the following information about the Morris and Stewart Udall Scholarship on to all students who are interested in and/or making an impact in these issues. 

Job Opening at SCC: Sustainability Coordinator – Graduate Student Intern

Seattle Community Colleges
Sustainability Coordinator – Graduate Student Intern
Job Description
Position Summary
This is a part-time temporary internship opportunity in support of the Seattle Community College
District’s Sustainability Initiative, (see http://www.seattlecolleges.edu/green/home/). The intern
will serve as lead coordinator for the development of a District-wide sustainability plan. To prepare
the plan, the intern will first assist and coordinate efforts on each campus to develop baseline
information on existing sustainability activities, using the AASHE STARS assessment system (see https://

Communicating Science to the Public Effectively (CENV 500) – Winter 2013

This is a *fantastic* course created by and for graduate students, with strong leadership from CoEnv grad students (most recently Rachel Mitchell from SEFS and Jessica Rohde from SAFS). They have run this course successfully for two years and we’re now sponsoring it as a C ENV course. Participants in the seminar will have the opportunity to present a 30 minute public talk on their graduate research to be delivered during the 2013 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle. 

Volunteer opportunities with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed

Madrona Woods, Seattle
Saturday, Dec 8 ~ 10am – 2pm
Madrona Woods is a 9-acre urban forest across the street from the west shore of Lake Washington, home to bald eagles, hummingbirds, and salamanders. FCRW is teaming up with Friends of Madrona Woods in a partnership to restore this beautiful neighborhood resource to a more natural and sustainable state! Two streams have been daylighted, acres of blackberry and other invasive plants have been removed, and now volunteers can help continue the progress by planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs. 

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