Entrepreneurial Program for new UW students – apply by 10/2

Entrepreneurship is a dynamic union of innovation and opportunity, passion and vision, risk and reward.

Lavin Entrepreneurial Action Program prepares a select group of entering University of Washington undergraduate students, of all majors, for entrepreneurial careers. The program works with students who have a passion for entrepreneurship and exposes them to the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship – all in a safe environment. Students will graduate with a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurship in its various forms, including real experience in starting and running their own company, and a summer internship in an early-stage firm. The Lavin Program integrates students into the local entrepreneurial community by providing networking opportunities and experienced mentors.

By combining entrepreneurship courses with opportunities for practical experience, Lavin students will have the experience, skills, knowledge and network that will be the foundation for their future business ventures – whether at their own start-up or within a larger, established firm.

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Application deadline October 2, 2011

To find out more about CIE Undergraduate Programs, including the accelerated Lavin Program, attend one of the CIE Open Houses. Continue reading

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Garden Club of America Environmental Scholarships

THE GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA

OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

FOR THE STUDY OF:

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, HORTICULTURE, MEDICINAL BOTANY, ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION, COASTAL WETLANDS, GARDEN HISTORY AND DESIGN,  TROPICAL BOTANY, ENDANGERED BIRD HABITAT,FIELD BOTANY, URBAN FORESTRY, DESERT STUDIES, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, AND MUCH MORE

FOR UPDATED INFORMATION, APPLICATIONS, AND DEADLINES GO TO THE WEBSITE:

www.gcamerica.org

The Garden Club of America policy conforms with and strongly supports applicable federal and state laws that forbid discrimination on the basis of sex race, disability, religion, age, national origin, or sexual orientation with regard to the application for any of the scholarships The Garden Club of America sponsors.

Autumn Courses with Space

Check out the following courses that still have space offered from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences!

Fish 323            Conservation and Management of Aquatic Resources (5)

Fish/Biol 340     Genetics and Molecular Ecology (5)

Fish 423            Aquatic Invasion Ecology (4)

Fish 441            Integrative Environmental Physiology (3/5)

Fish 450            Salmonid Behavior and Life History (3 or 5 credits)

Biol/Fish 473 and 474                       Limnology (3/2)

More info…. Continue reading

Summer Internship – Cayman Islands

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute has an immediate opening for a Research and Education Summer Intern to assist with the long-term assessment and monitoring program and the education programme at the Little Cayman Research Centre. Fieldwork includes completing reef coral and fish surveys, lionfish density surveys and research on juvenile coral community structure and assisting the Scientist in Residence with fieldwork and outreach activities.

We seek a well-organized individual who is an excellent communicator preferably with an MSc in Marine Science and a dive master level certification. The intern should have experience in coral reef research protocols, basic underwater photography, and the ability to compile large databases.  He/she will have a unique opportunity of gaining field and lab research experience and  working with students. Continue reading

Summer Volunteer Opp – Skagit Valley

From Regina Wandler, Americorps Volunteer Coordinator:

Skagit Land Trust is looking for some volunteers who know their native plants!  We are collecting information on vegetation at several of our beautiful, protected sites in Skagit County, from the agricultural flats up into the forested North Cascades.  If you’d like to get outside in beautiful areas, practice your plant ID skills, and meet others interested in native plants and conservation, contact Regina at reginaw@skagitlandtrust.org.

We’d love to have you even if you only have one day free – although you’ll enjoy the area so much, you’ll probably want to head out again!  Dates of monitoring trips will be between June 9th and June 25th.  Please respond with your availability, areas of interest and a short description of your skills!

*It may be possible to carpool to Mount Vernon, and carpooling from Mount Vernon to the properties will be available.*

We have other volunteer opportunities on our website at http://www.skagitlandtrust.org/events.aspx#gi

Scholarship Workshops – May 24th and 25th

Getting Ready for Year 2: Jump-start Your Scholarship Search

Specifically designed for freshmen or sophomores, this introductory workshop offered by the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, in collaboration with Housing & Food Services, provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships, many of which will have deadlines during fall quarter. Join us to start planning ahead and get a jump-start on the busy fall.

  • Tuesday, May 24, 5:30-6:20pm, McCarty AB
  • Wednesday, May 25, 5:30-6:20pm, Lander L-135

RSVP to attend either session at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/230.

Retrofitting Communities Conference – apply by May 31

IdeaLab: Retrofitting Communities August 15-19, 2011 in Portland, OR

Just two weeks until the application deadline!

Do you know a student passionate about protecting and preserving the planet?  Are they interested in learning how to create innovations that address critical sustainability issues? Nominate them to apply for IdeaLab: Retrofitting Communities, August 15-19 in Portland, OR.

Participation is by application and limited. Deadline for May 31 so apply today!

For more information or to apply visit: http://www.invention2venture.org/idealabportland2011/