NOAA Student Scholarship Applications Being Accepted – deadline January 30

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission. Over 100 students are selected each year for participation in the Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) scholarship programs. These scholarships include support for two years of undergraduate study and summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the country.

For information on program benefits and how to apply, visit our web sites:

  • Application Deadline: January 30, 2015
  • Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

Eligibility Requirements:

  • US Citizen
  • 3.0 GPA (Hollings) or 3.2 GPA (EPP)
  • Full-time second year student at an accredited four-year undergraduate program or third year student at a five-year undergraduate program
  • Majoring in NOAA mission disciplines, including but not limited to: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc.
  • Enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution (EPP Scholarship only)

For further information, contact the Office of Education Scholarship Programs at: StudentScholarshipPrograms or (301) 628-2913.

Up to $22,500 Scholarship for STEM & Health Care Majors – Opens January 2015

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
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Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria.

  • Annual award amount: $2,500 – $7,500 depending on class standing
  • Renewable for up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility
  • Approximately 750 applicants selected.

The application for 2015-16 will be available on the WSOS website on January 5, 2015, with a deadline of March 2, 2015.

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Applications now being accepted for 2015 Young Leaders in Climate Change internship program

The George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change program provides paid summer internships to highly accomplished graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to work on diverse issues related to climate change and its effects in national parks. The internship projects may occur in national parks or program offices and are designed by National Park Service (NPS) staff to meet high-priority needs of parks and programs. General topic areas include resource conservation and adaptation; climate effects monitoring; park facilities adaptation; policy development; sustainable operations & mitigation; and communication, interpretation, or education.

Interns in 2015 will work on a wide variety of projects available, including: monitoring ocean acidification and intertidal biological communities; supporting a multidisciplinary science team working to respond to and mitigate the impacts of climate change to archaeological resources; developing a predictive model of snow patches likely to contain significant archaeological and/or paleoecological materials; conducting field surveys to determine plant community shifts and diversity changes in response to soil moisture change; developing strategies for how to incorporate climate change adaptation and storm preparedness options into the rehabilitation of historic structures; and creating a web-based template for communicating climate change information to the public.

Internship positions run full-time (40 hours/week) for 11-12 weeks, generally during the summer months. They pay $14/hour plus benefits. Interns are employees of the University of Washington. Most positions come with free or subsidized housing in dormitories or other shared accommodations in parks. They are all rigorous and challenging projects that demand high-level academic knowledge and skills and that afford interns with considerable autonomy and opportunity for leadership under an effective mentor.

For more information and to apply to the 2015 YLCC internship program, please visit parksclimateinterns.org

The application deadline for the 2015 YLCC Internship Program is 12:01 pm PST, Friday, January 30, 2015.

For questions about the overall internship program or a specific internship opportunity, contact:

Timothy Watkins

Science and Education Coordinator, NPS Climate Change Response Program

Email: climate_change (Please include the word “internship” in the subject line of your email.)

For technical questions or comments about the application process or the website, please contact:

Adrienne Karpov

YLCC Program Manager

Email: ylcc

The George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) internship program is funded and sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS) Climate Change Response Program and managed by the University of Washington College of the Environment.

YLCC Program Brief for Students.pdf

SAFS Capstone symposium this Friday, Dec. 5!

SAFS Capstone Symposium – Autumn 2014

It’s time again for our seniors to tell us all about their research over the past year. With subjects ranging from birds to octopus to whitefish, there’s something for everyone!

Room 107, Friday Dec. 5th

2:30 Ben Mead (Branch): Simulation testing of different methods for making length-weight relationships more robust

2:45 Jeff Baldock (Schindler): Juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) track a shifting habitat mosaic across a stream-floodplain complex

3:00 Amy Green (Sebens): Analysis of Enteroctopus dofleini midden contents from artificial reef den sites in Puget Sound

3:15 Chris Collins-Larsen (Helser): Age and growth of saffron cod (Eliginus gracilis) in the northern Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea ecosystems, including a 4 decade retrospective analysis

3:30 Stephen Schreck (Grue): Aquaculture as a source of nutrients for aeroponics

3:45 Kaili Park (Grue): Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) and man-made nesting structures: activity and disturbance

4:00 Ben Cram (Quinn): Colonization and migratory movements of mountain whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni) in the Cedar River, Washington, following habitat reconnection by dam modification

4:15 Susie Dobkins (Quinn): Sibling recognition in chinook salmon

4:30 Rachel Rillera (Tyler): Feeding behaviors of great blue herons (Aridea herodius) in False Bay Washington

Upcoming FLAS Fellowship Information Session: this Thursday, Dec 04, 3:30-4:30 in Thomson 317

UPCOMING FLAS INFORMATION SESSIONS:
-Thomson Hall Rm 317: Th Dec 4, 3:30-4:30
-Denny Hall Rm 205: Th Dec 11, 12:30-1:20
-Online Web Chat: Wed Dec 17, 3:30-4:30
-Thomson Hall Rm 317: Wed Jan 7, 12:30-1:30
-Online Web Chat: Tue January 13, 12-1 PM

Applications now open! Due January 30, 2015. Questions: email rldavis

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students
FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows:

Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend
Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:
-Arabic -Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Bulgarian -Burmese -Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian -Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai -Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese

Community-Based Leadership Courses with the Carlson Center!

The Carlson Center is excited to offer two Community-Based Leadership courses for undergraduate students during Winter Quarter!

How Can I Help? An Introduction to Service and Community is ideal for students in their first or second year at the UW who have an interest in getting more involved in their community through service. Are Do Gooders Doing Good? Critical Perspectives on Civic Engagement is ideal for sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have experience with service and who are interested in exploring what it means to do good.

Read more about these two dynamic courses below, and please forward widely within your networks.

How Can I Help? An Introduction to Service and Community (General Studies 344; SLN 14716)

Many UW students are interested in exploring service and volunteer opportunities in Seattle; however, it can be difficult to know where to get involved, how to find a good fit, and how to most effectively work in a community-based setting. How Can I Help? An Introduction to Service and Community is a three-credit service-learning course that will offer a basic foundation on community service for students in their first or second year at the UW.

Through participating in a quarter-long service-learning commitment, visiting local non-profit organizations, and participating in in-class discussions, readings, and activities students will gain a deeper understanding of the wide array of ways they can most effectively partner with their local community and integrate a commitment to service into their academic and professional futures.

This three-credit seminar course is offered on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:20PM. Request an add code by emailing engage.

Are Do-Gooders Doing Good? Critical Perspectives on Civic Engagement (General Studies 348A; SLN 14718)

Are you committed to giving back? Trying to make a difference? Want to get more out of your volunteer experience? During Winter Quarter, we invite you to join in a critical reflection on what it means to “do good”.

General Studies 348 will offer a hands-on opportunity to explore the concept of civic engagement. Students will critically reflect on their own service experiences through the lens of academic theories, engage with principles of community work, and learn from the experiences of community leaders. The course will draw heavily on students’ involvement in service and will weave these together with elements of other academic coursework and future academic/career goals.

The course has a required service-learning component; students are encouraged to utilize current service commitments toward this requirement, though individualized support will be offered to those looking for a service opportunity. This is a three-credit course that is offered as credit/no credit. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:20PM in Mary Gates Hall.

Those interested in the course should email engage with questions and/or to request an add code.

2014 Alaska Salmon Program Science Symposium

Please join the Alaska Salmon Program for our 2014 Science Symposium

Friday, December 5, 2014

2:00 ~ 5:30 pm

Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) – 1122 NE Boat St.

Room 102 (auditorium)

This annual symposium showcases the research of the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences’ Alaska Salmon Program undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and visiting scientists. Our program focuses on all aspects of the ecology of Pacific salmon in the North Pacific, Bering Sea, and watersheds of Southwest Alaska. Participants will give brief talks sharing their research in both basic and applied ecology, as well as the biological and socioeconomic management of Alaskan fisheries. For a symposium schedule and general program information please go to: http://fish.washington.edu/research/alaska/ or contact me.

**For undergrads who may be interested in the FISH 491 course (Aquatic Ecological Research in Alaska), or grad students considering FISH 497 (Management of Pacific Salmon in Alaska) this is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with our research program!

Please feel free to come for whatever part of the afternoon you are available. We hope to see you there!

Jackie Carter

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2014_schedule.pdf