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S2 E6: Shannon O’Donnell and the UW Dawgcast

two students give the forecast on the day of commencement

In this episode of FieldSound, KOMO 4 Chief Meteorologist Shannon O’Donnell and University of Washington students speak about the formation of the UW Dawgcast, born out of ATM S 493: Media & Meteorology in the UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences. ATM S 493, which launched in 2020, is the first broadcast meteorology class offered on the West Coast. With it, the UW joins Pennsylvania State University and Mississippi State University as schools that offer broadcast meteorology instruction. 

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The art and science of Dale Durran

Bassoon rods illuminated by LED lights in random patterns against a metal backdrop

While most of his days are spent unraveling the intricacies of weather patterns and atmospheric dynamics, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Dale Durran has embraced metal work to express his passion for the natural world. With a curiosity that reaches far beyond the confines of the laboratory, Durran crafts works that infuse the interplay of science and creativity into each unique piece. 

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S1 E6: Fish, Forests and Fungi with Anne Polyakov

Alaskan stream against a backdrop of trees and mountains

Episode 6 of our FieldSound Podcast looks at how fungi and salmon partner together in an intricate, ecological nutrient dance along Alaskan streams. Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management program student and PhD candidate Anne Polyakov hopes to use data collected along Alaskan salmon streams to understand better how nutrients flow into all parts of the system. Tune in as Anne shares her fascinating research and the important role of fungi in ecosystems. 

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From the Amplify archives: revisiting recent SciComm conversations 

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Science touches nearly every aspect of our lives. Over the past several years, we have invited esteemed guests — both inside and outside of academia — to share a wide variety of perspectives on where science meets society, and the role communication plays. Through these discussions, we have explored new pathways for scientists to think about their own work, and considered ways to strengthen our collective impact. 

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