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Spotlight: Bob Burns, Oceanographer and Philanthropist

Spotlight is an ongoing series that will introduce you to the many members that make up the College community.  Flipping through the channels on TV, Bob Burns, retired oceanographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, came across a show detailing the marvels of ocean gliders that traverse the world’s oceans. Resembling a slender yellow rocket with fixed wings, this particular automaton travels from New Jersey to Spain through watery space and time, beaming scads of oceanographic information to waiting computers and scientists back on shore. 

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Join the Seattle MESA Tutor Training Program

Seattle MESA provides enrichment opportunities and high quality resources that inspire students underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science.  The College of the Environment and Seattle MESA are offering a tutor training and certification for UW graduate and undergraduate students to work with Seattle middle and high school students from underrepresented groups in math and science. 

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College of the Environmnet and Careers and Funding Blog

The College of the Environment Careers and Funding Blog currently serves over 2,000 visitors monthly, including students and alumni who are searching for career-level positions, internships, volunteer experiences, postdoctoral opportunities and funding and fellowship opportunities. Students can sort jobs by discipline or field, degree level required, experience level, location, and opportunity type, and can subscribe via email digest or RSS feed to receive daily updates. 

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National Geographic photographer speaks at the Future of Ice Seminar Series

Paul Nicklen

The Future of Ice Speaker Series continued last week with a visit from Paul Nicklen, National Geographic photographer and extreme adventurer. His day on campus was spent visiting with students, faculty, and staff to talk about his storytelling mission though photography and sharing firsthand accounts about the global changes he is seeing. His visit was capped with a 500+ person audience in Kane Hall to hear his tales of frozen and wild landscapes, and to be transported through his pictures of the fantastic animals that live in these environments. 

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Dean's Letter: UW's Freshwater Initiative

To understand the importance of freshwater, we need look no further than the current map of drought in the western United States. California is in the grips of an extreme multi-year drought, and farmers and ranchers are facing critical water shortages that affect the nation’s food supply.  Here in Washington we are more fortunate in that we are “only” in a moderate drought, but are nevertheless concerned about how low snowpack will impact our water supply and wildfire in the coming months. 

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