Green Dot Bystander Training Nov. 15th

Hello UW Students!

We are excited to announce Green Dot’s Fall Quarter Bystander Training and we want you to come be a part of it.

For those of you who are not aware, Green Dot is a movement spreading across our campus with the goal of putting an end to sexual violence in our community. For more information on Green Dot, visit our website:

Students who have completed the Training have said they got out of the experience:

-an opportunity to meet other students

-the confidence/skills to step in and make a difference in the campus community

-a great addition to their resume and professional experience

-a free UW t-shirt and tasty Chipotle!

If you are interested, follow the link below to find out more information and sign up for the Training on November 15th.



If you have any questions, please email greendot to have them answered.

Hope to see everyone there!!

Kevin Kendrick

Green Dot Program Assistant




PCC info session Wednesday Oct 29 2:30-3:30 in OSB 425

The Program on Climate Change (PCC, ) is having an informal discussion (with free pizza!) on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 2:30-3:30 pm in Ocean Sciences Building (OSB) 425. The purpose of the gathering is for graduate students to learn more about the PCC, meet other grad students interested in climate science, to discuss the Graduate Certificate in Climate Science (GCeCS) and current or potential capstone project ideas related to the certificate.

Students from across campus, from the physical climate system (ESS, OCEAN and ATMOS) to hydrological applications (CEE), biological implications (Biology, SEFS, SAFS) and beyond (SMEA, Evans School, Law, Philosophy, Public Health did I miss anyone?) participate in PCC activities to varying degrees during their graduate careers.

Each year, the activities of the PCC tend to center around a theme. This past year’s theme was "Climate Variability and Uncertainty" which engaged participants from the full spectrum of PCC departments. There are many ways to participate with PCC, and although you register for the Summer Institute, only the GCeCS involves a significant commitment:

* PCC Summer Institute – happens in September, at Friday Harbor Labs in the San Juan Islands (the PCC covers food, lodging and most transportation) and you get to listen to experts present around the year’s theme. It’s like a science retreat.

* Graduate Climate Conference — graduate students plan and lead a graduate-student only conference with students from around the country. Karl Lapo (ATMS/CEE) and Leah Johnson (Ocean) are leading the charge this year, but many others are involved. See to find out who you know that has helped organize this event that will take place at the end of the month at Pack Forest.

* Graduate Student Seminar — graduate students give informal climate-related talks to other grad students for the purpose of practicing giving talks. Brad Markle (ESS) is involved in organizing this year –contact him marklebr to learn more.

* PCC classes — there are a series of courses, usually co-taught and cross-listed with ESS, OCN, or ATM S. Also, there are seminars that you can generally get the schedule for and just sit-in on, or register for credit. This winter the PCC is offering a “Perspectives in Climate Communication” seminar in which you’ll hear from professional on the ground, communicating climate and thinking about climate communication. This is a 1-credit course that satisfies the GCeCS science communication seminar requirement. Look for the more detailed announcement which will be posted to the pccgrads e-list soon.

* Outreach activities. Contact Miriam (she’ll be at the event on Wednesday) if you are interested in being contacted about requests to the PCC for speakers on climate related topics.

* PCC mixers — a couple times a year, there will be a mixer (usually with some general info on PCC).

SO, if you are interested in climate science (which has a big influence on so much!), get involved in some PCC activities.

Miriam Bertram, who keeps things running in the PCC office, asked students a few weeks back about why they appreciate the PCC, and responses included:

"I’ve found that although students across disciplines are working on climate change issues, each discipline tends to take a different angle, use different language, focus on different aspects. Being in the PCC exposes us all to other ways of thinking about climate change and facilitates learning around how to communicate across disciplines. Each discipline is just a part of the whole, and PCC gives perspective on where your slice of research fits in."


“Being a part of the PCC for me has meant both an educational experience as well as a community experience. …. Coming from public health, I do not normally interact with those in other disciplines or departments at the university, yet my research interests require this. The PCC allowed me to gain the background understanding of climate change that I needed through the graduate certificate, as well as keeping me up to date on the current science and on opportunities to get involved or attend various events and seminars. I have also met many people that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to get acquainted with, and gained valuable connections throughout the university.”

Come to the informational meeting to learn more about the program, the graduate certificate in climate science, and meet current graduate students engaged in the PCC, talk about the certificate, and eat PIZZA!


October 29, 2014

OSB 425


Questions? Want to let us know you are coming? Contact Miriam at uwpcc

Can’t make it to the meeting but want to get notices about climate and PCC graduate student activites? Subscribe to the mailman listserve:

(adapted from the message targeted at hydrologists by Elizabeth Clark)

PCC GCeCS info session announcement 2014.pdf

Q SCI Teaching Assistant & Reader/Grader positions Winter 2015

Center for Quantitative Science

Winter 2015

Teaching Assistant and Reader/Grader Positions

The Center for Quantitative Science is accepting part-time (50% FTE) Teaching Assistant and Reader/Grader applications for Winter 2015. Applications are being accepted for the following courses:

Q Sci 292 (Analysis for Biologists II – 2nd quarter Calculus) – TA

Q Sci 381 (Intro to Probability and Statistics) – TA

Q Sci 480 ( Sampling Theory for Biologists) – Reader/Grader

TA Responsibilities are as follows:

· TAs at 50% FTE should expect to average approximately 20 hours/week, 220 hours for the quarter, December 16, 2014 – March 15, 2015

· Providing occasional lectures

· Running labs, help sessions and recitation sessions

· Grading homework and exams

· Maintaining office hours

· TAs are generally expected to attend the courses to which they are assigned

TA Requirements:

  • For 292, must be competent in calculus.
  • For 381, must be competent in statistics.

· Current academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship

· Availability for full appointment and class time frame (see appointment dates above)

· Experience as a TA or Lecturer

· Background and enthusiasm to communicate effectively with biology, zoology, conservation, ecology and natural resource management students.

· Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration

TA Terms:

· A 50% FTE Teaching Assistantship pays a stipend which varies depending on graduate level. Contact the Center for Quantitative Science office for more information on stipend levels. Teaching Assistants will be required to register for a minimum of 10 credits per quarter that they hold an Assistantship; the successful applicant will be responsible for paying any student fees. Operating fee (including most of tuition) will be paid. Graduate Appointee accident/sickness insurance will be provided.

· This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions.

Hourly Reader/Grader Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Reader/Graders should expect to average a maximum of 10-15 hours/week, December 16, 2014 – March 15, 2015
  • Hold office hours
  • Grade exams and assignments
  • Help answer email and discussion board questions
  • Other duties as assigned by instructor

Reader/Grader Terms:

  • Tuition and fees are not covered as part of your appointment. You are responsible for paying all tuition and fees that are required based on the number of credits for which you enroll. In order to maintain eligibility for this appointment, you will need to be enrolled for at least 4 credits (graduate masters and professional students), 2 credits (PhD candidates) for each quarter in which you hold the appointment. As a University of Washington student you are eligible to enroll in the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan. Information on this plan is at:

· This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014

Application Process:

Submit the following to cqs:

· Resume/CV

· Brief statement of how your skills and experiences are a match for the position. Include your home department, advisor, and academic status (in Masters Program, in PhD program but haven’t completed general exam, completed General Exam). Note whether or not you have served as a TA or Reader/Grader before. List Q SCI or equivalent courses you have completed.

Questions? Contact cqs.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at dso.

Winter 2015 QSCI TA Advertisement.pdf

UW fish hatchery tech position available

Hello,The Department of Biological Structure at UW is currently hiring a fish hatchery technician to assist in maintenance of the Wong lab’s zebrafish colony.

Rachel Wong’s lab studies the development, degeneration, and regeneration of neuronal circuits in the retina: Wong lab website.

Below is a description of the position, as well as a link to the official job posting. Please distribute.

Thank you!

The Department of Biological Structure has an outstanding opportunity for a part time, 50%FTE Fish Hatchery Technician. The individual in this position performs basic fish husbandry duties. Under supervision, may perform and assist in technical functions.

Clean and disinfect fish tanks. Assists in spawning fish and raising fry Feeds fish as directed Maintain reagents needed for laboratory use. Update electronic databases. Performs maintenance on nursery equipment ; maintain water quality Perform health inspections of fish in tanks. REQUIREMENTS: High School graduation or GED. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Methods and equipment used for fish husbandry (zebrafish experience helpful) Ability to: follow instructions and complete assigned tasks.For more details or to apply, please go to the UW job website: Req# 113286 to view the posting.

Student Web Developer position

The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office ( is looking for a web developer to help create new interactive online interfaces for Green Certification programs and Sustainability Snapshots, updating and building new features for the sustainability map, create features to better browse and find content on the site, integrate a new blog with the existing website, as well as general development and maintenance work on the ESS website as needed. The developer will also have opportunities to propose features to create and add to the site to improve navigation, usability or discoverability of content.

Candidates should have experience with Drupal (Drupal module development preferred); Web development experience including strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, and/or other development languages, computer programs and design software; strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing deadlines and prioritize time accordingly.

To apply, go to HuskyJobs ( and search for job #83766.

Now Accepting Applications – Career-Building Internships with SCA

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is excited to offer two career preparatory programs for students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Working closely with the National Park Service (NPS) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, we’ve developed expense-paid internships aimed at providing students with the mentorship and hands-on experience needed to build a career in the conservation field.
Internships are offered in a wide variety of fields–education, historical preservation, resource management, visitor service, and many others–but they all have one thing in common: they promote social, personal, and academic development, and pave the way for professional success.
Candidates must be:

  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • Undergraduate or graduate students during the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Available for a 12-week summer internship
  • Open-minded, with an adventurous spirit
  • Not necessarily experienced in conservation, but eager to learn more — all majors welcome
Interested students can learn more at:

  • recruiting to let us know they are applying. We are also available every Friday from 9am-5pm EST to chat via our online community,
For more information about SCA or to search our other internship and program opportunities, please visit our website at We look forward to hearing from your students!
Sincerely,Alvi SedaSCA Diversity Recruiting Coordinator

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

603-543-1700 x1499


Green Seed Fund Proposals and SustainableUW Festival

The University of Washington is delighted to announce that the Green Seed Fund will be accepting proposals beginning October 22. The Green Seed Fund is a grant opportunity for sustainability-focused research projects and seeks to engage the UW community in research that advances sustainability on campus and beyond. Successful grant proposals will use the campus as a living, learning laboratory and help the UW find solutions to the most pressing environmental issues.
*Links and more information:

Green Seed Fund Facts:
*Proposals may be submitted beginning at 12:00 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 and will close at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
*Grants are open to UW Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma and affiliated field stations, as well as UW Medical Center, and Harborview.
*Research teams are required to include at minimum a faculty, student and staff member.
*Approximately $250,000 of funding is available for Fiscal Year 2014-2015; the average award will be $25,000-75,000.
*Projects should be approximately one year in duration and should not exceed two years.
*Applicants will also be required to provide letters of support from any campus unit potentially impacted by the proposed scope.
*2013-2014 Green Seed Fund teams will present posters at the Sustainability Summit as part of the SustainableUW Festival in Alder Hall October 22 from 4-7 p.m.:

Other sustainability news of interest:
*Celebrate sustainability efforts at the University of Washington during the week-long SustainableUW Festival! Held October 20-25, the festival recognizes environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts across the University of Washington, highlighting contributions and leadership efforts across campus and providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to get involved.
*A central part of the festival will be the Sustainability Summit on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, which is national Campus Sustainability Day. This includes a vendor fair on Red Square during the day, and the Sustainability Summit speakers and poster session in Alder Hall from 4-7 p.m. Full event listing:

With regards,
Lisa Graumlich, Dean, College of the Environment and Chair, The
Environmental Stewardship Committee

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact