Learn how you can get involved with Friday Harbor Labs (FHL), UW’s world renowned marine station on San Juan Island. FHL faculty and former students will share their experiences, talk about their research, and answer questions. FHL is an ideal place to spend a quarter and jump-start your career in the marine sciences, education, medicine, law and policy, poetry and more! All courses involve fieldwork, boats, laboratory work, and research mentorship from award-winning faculty. Any UW student can spend a quarter at FHL.
1) The Marine Biology and Humanities Quarter will include English/CHID, creative writing, and marine biology courses. This quarter is great for incoming freshman through seniors, no pre-requisite coursework required.
2) The Pelagic (Open Water) Ecosystem Research Apprenticeship monitors the sensitive waters in the San Juan Archipelago, and students design and work on independent research projects with faculty mentorship. This 15 credit, fieldwork intensive program is great for sophomores through seniors.
“I cannot emphasize enough how awesome Friday Harbor is. Being surrounded by students with similar interests really allowed me to come into my own. Nobody made fun of you for talking about science and fish all day, and it was actually encouraged! ”
–Jessica Hale, FHL Student
Read more about a Jessica Hale’s experience at FHL
Marine biology minor and Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) major, Jessica Hale, first became interested in marine biology in 6th grade, when she went to summer camp at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. After days in the field doing fish trawls and night classes watching the waves sparkle green with bioluminescence, Jessica told her mom she wanted to become a marine biologist. At Ballard High School in Seattle, she joined the BioTech Academy, a small cohort of students who participate in hands-on coursework in biology, chemistry, and genetics, as well as fieldtrips and summer internships partnering with local organizations. Jessica interned with the Institute for Systems Biology and continued collaborating with this organization in her first year at UW. Continue reading
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General Studies 197 B: The Role of Uncertainty in Scientific Discovery and the Scientific Method (SLN: 14079)
Mon 10:30-11:20am (1 credit), MGH 248
Instructor: Keisha Carlson, Dept of Genome Sciences
General Studies 197 C: Challenging Boundaries: Richard Feynman, Science, and the Theatre (SLN: 14080)
Tues 9:30-10:20 am (1 credit), MGH 074
Instructor: Michelle Granshaw, School of Drama
General Studies 197 D: The A-Bomb: Before and After(SLN: 14081)
Mon 12:30-1:20 pm (1 credit), MGH 074
Instructor: Wesley Smith, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
General Studies 197 E: Cross-Cultural Understanding: Preparing to Study Abroad (SLN: 14082)
Wed 2:30-3:20 pm (1 credit), MGH 074
Instructor: Shannon Koller
General Studies 197 F: Academic and Personal Discovery: Building Your College Experience (SLN: 14083)
Wednesday, 3:30-4:20 pm (1 credit), Poplar Hall 106
Instructor: Brittany (Wooten) Nimeh, Residential Life/Housing and Food Services
General Studies 197 G:Personal Growth and Leadership (SLN: 19872)
Tuesday and Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:20 pm (2 credit), Poplar Hall 106
Instructor: Michelle Primley Benton, Residential Life/Housing and Food Services
General Studies 197 H: Exploring Paths to Health Careers(SLN: 19871)
Tuesday, 3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 credit), Poplar Hall 106
Instructor: Lauren Boyd, Residential Life/Housing and Food Services
General Studies 197 I: Microbial World: Friend and Foe (SLN: 20027)
Wednesday, 3:00 – 3:50 pm (1 credit), HSK 350 (Micro Conference Room)
Instructor: Roger Bumgarner, Department of Microbiology
Announcing the 15th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium: Friday, May 18, 2012
* Present! * Volunteer! * Attend! *
Deadline to apply to present your research will be February 24 by 5pm.
The 2012 Symposium Application is open and we encourage undergraduates to sign up for a Symposium Info. Session and Abstract Writing Workshop (info. and registration below) to help prepare you for the event!
Go to http://exp.uw.edu/urp/symp for application and information.
Note: All UW undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to apply and those not yet involved in research will discover that attending, and volunteering with, the Symposium is a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at the UW.
Undergraduate Research Symposium Information Sessions
January 23, 2:30-3:30pm, MGH 171
February 10, 12-1 pm, MGH 171
Learn and ask questions about the Symposium application process and the logistics of the Symposium itself. To register, visit: http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/courses/info/symposiuminfosession.html
Abstract Writing Workshops
Writing Workshops are tailored to students who are applying to the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The abstract writing workshop includes information on what exactly is an abstract, how to write one, and what information to include.
January 27, 12-1pm, MGH 171
February 6, 2:30-3:30pm, MGH 171
February 13, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171
February 17, 12-1pm, MGH 171
February 21, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171
Registration available at: http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/courses/workshops/abstractwriting.html
Questions? Contact the staff of the Undergraduate Research Program.
Oxfam Action Corps!
Info Session – Global Poverty & Food Justice Policy
Wednesday, January 18th
Savery Hall 132
No registration required
Concerned about poverty and hunger on a global scale, but not sure how to make a difference at the local level? Join this info session to learn about volunteer opportunities with the Oxfam Action Corps and find out how your efforts can change the bigger picture.
Be an advocate and an organizer, gain leadership skills, policy expertise with a major international NGO, and have fun doing good work with great people!
From town events to rock concerts to the halls of Congress, as a member of the Oxfam Action Corps you will campaign for global food justice with fellow Oxfam supporters in your city. You will gain advocacy experience, organizing skills, and expertise in poverty and food justice policy all while having fun and making a better world.
Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. Learn more at: http://www.oxfamamerica.org
The Oxfam Action Corps is a group of dedicated volunteers based in more than a dozen US cities who campaign with Oxfam to fight poverty around the world. They are currently teaming up with Oxfam on the GROW campaign for food justice. You can read about their latest efforts on the Oxfam Action Corps blog.
Please join us and feel free to bring and eat your lunch.
Jump-start a career in the marine sciences, education, medicine, law and policy, and more this spring in a research apprenticeship at Friday Harbor Labs (FHL), UW’s world renowned marine station on San Juan Island:
Students work with UW Oceanographers to examine the impacts on the coastal and marine ecosystems from removing two dams from the Elwha River, the biggest watershed on the Olympic Peninsula. The dams are scheduled to be removed during 2011 with the goal of habitat restoration. However, we do not yet understand the full range of effects that “restoration” will have. Apprentices explore the effects of the added sediment discharge in high quantities during dam removal near the mouths of rivers. Continue reading