SAFS in the News: Mislabeled seafood may be more sustainable, new study finds

SAFS grads Christine Stawitz, Megsie Siple, Stuart Munsch, and Qi Lee are featured in UW Today:
‘With seafood, what you see is not always what you get.
It’s no secret that mislabeling is rampant around the world. Recent studies estimate up to 30 percent of seafood served in restaurants and sold in supermarkets is actually something other than what is listed on the menu or label. 

Disease! War! Polar Bears! Winter Quarter FISH Courses that you want to take!

Want to take a course in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences? Of course you do! Learn about marine predators, disappearing habitats, environmental contaminants, and more.
These courses all fulfill either NW or I&S!

FISH 101 Water and Society (5cr) – MWF 10:30-11:20 plus quiz (times vary)
FRESHWATER IS: The oil of the 21st Century. Breeding ground for human diseases. Losing biological diversity. 

Volunteer Opportunity Beach Seining in Hood Canal

Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Study in Hood Canal
Project Description for Volunteers
We will be sampling the nearshore fish communities of Hood Canal, Admiralty Inlet, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca using two sizes of beach seine (for channel margins and beaches) and fyke nets (for tidal sloughs and small creeks).  The primary goal of the project is to determine habitat usage by juvenile salmonids (specifically summer chum) so that the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board can prioritize their habitat restoration projects in a manner that is most beneficial for salmon recovery.  

The 2017 Bonderman Fellowship application now available!

The 2017 Bonderman Fellowship application now available!
Deadline: January 9, 2017, 12 noon (PST)
The 2017 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now availa
ble and we encourage you to consider applying! This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.
The first information session is Wednesday, 11/2, 12:30-1:30 pm in the Allen Auditorium, Allen Library! 

Job Announcement: Associate Director Marine Advisory Program

Associate Director, Marine Advisory Program
Associate or Full Professor
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) seek an outstanding
advisory service, extension, and outreach program manager, scholar, and collaborative leader to fill the
position of Associate Director for Marine Advisory Program (MAP). This is a full-time faculty position
with rank determined upon review of candidate credentials. 

Join Seattle MESA’s Tutoring Program


It is already time for you to register for Winter quarter.  Seattle MESA would like to invite you to make a difference next quarter in a high school student’s life.  We are recruiting UW students for our tutoring program.
If you are a dynamic student that has a passion for tutoring STEM subjects and a desire to help a high school student in his/her math and/or science class, this program is for you.  

2017 Wetland Foundation Travel Grants

Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation
2017 Wetland Foundation Travel Grants
The Wetland Foundation is soliciting applications for 2017 travel grants. Applications are being accepted from any student who is currently enrolled at an academic institution in the United States and who meets the specific criteria for one of the four grants listed below. For more information, visit The Wetland Foundation website. 

NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program Available Now

The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is seeking applications for the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program from individuals, particularly women and minorities, who, due to financial constraints, may otherwise not be able to pursue an advanced degree in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology, and all other science, engineering, social science, and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas. The program seeks to increase the number of women and minorities in these scientific disciplines, particularly as they relate to the mission of the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. 

Winter 2017 Online Courses Available

Online courses for winter quarter:
Students can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of their normal tuition load and pay an online fee of $120 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means students can interact with their classmates and complete the course during the quarter. 

The Plan2GO! scholarship is now open!

The Plan2GO! scholarship application is now open.  The application deadline is December 1, 2016.
The Plan2GO! scholarship awards up to $5,000 for students to participate in an exchange program with one of the UW’s partner institutions.
Students who are nominated for this award have up to three years to use the funding so long as they are still undergraduates when they go abroad. 

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