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Apply for a College of the Environment Scholarship

Students working at tables in the Suzzallo Library cafe

The College of the Environment is pleased to announce the availability of student scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Scholarships available include the Clarence H. Campbell Endowed Lauren Donaldson Scholarship, the Nancy Wilcox Scholarship, the Del Rio Environmental Studies Scholarship, and the Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support Scholarship. Award amounts for all scholarships will vary depending upon financial need and will be distributed over the course of the Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters the academic year. 

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Do Washington State students have what it takes to tackle ocean acidification?

2014 champions ORCA team 'A' after the awards ceremony at the Seattle Aquarium.

On March 1, Washington Sea Grant and other programs and schools from the University of Washington College of the Environment hosted the 2014 Orca Bowl on the UW campus. More than 100 students from 13 Washington state high schools competed at the event, focused this year on ocean acidification. This year, Everett’s ORCA high school team took top honors, and newcomer Redmond High placed second. 

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New research finds that the effects of spilling oil sands into waters is not well known

A report prepared by the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs’ Dr. Robert Pavia and other researchers, for NOAA’s emergency response division, say it is unclear whether diluted bitumen will float in water and for how long the molasses-like mixture will remain at the surface. Learn more about the science and potential impacts of oilsands spills in rivers or coastal areas at this Calgary Herald story. 

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Two new student residence halls, and an increased commitment to sustainability

The new Cedar Apartments, housing about 345 students. This building and Poplar Hall, housing 270 students, are both open for business this fall.

A new era in University of Washington student housing is beginning this month as Housing & Food Services opens two new buildings — one with student apartments and the other a residence hall with a powerful commitment to sustainability. The new halls are part of a four-building, $160 million project that will enable the UW to house hundreds more students on the west side of campus. 

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