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Virtual Visit Days

Please join us for a series of events on Zoom, with live Q&A with faculty, advisors and current students. Open to prospective undergraduate students of any age and their families, teachers, counselors and advisors. Learn about our top-ranked undergraduate programs from the faculty leading the charge, hear from academic advisors that support our students along their way and ask current students why they chose UW Environment and how they’re involved in creative problem solving.

The series begins with a general overview of the College (“Which UW Environment major is right for me?) and then next up is a total of five sessions focused on specific areas of interest. You are welcome to join all of the events that match your interests. Pre-registration is required for each event; Zoom links are sent via email to registrants.

Questions? Email coenvadv@uw.edu.


2021 Virtual Visit Day Sessions

Which UW Environment major is right for me?

Join our pre-major advisor Barbara for an overview of undergraduate programs and learn about all the amazing opportunities in our College from current students.

Wednesday, June 9, 4-5 p.m. PDT                    Register Now

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Tuesday, June 2, 5-6 p.m. PDT                      Register Now

Environmental Studies

Sean McDonald and Kristi Straus will introduce you to this highly interdisciplinary major, one of our sustainability classes, and the year-long capstone internship completed by each student in this major. Eli Wheat will take you on a virtual tour of the UW Farm, located right on the UW Seattle campus, where he researches sustainable farming practices alongside current students.

Thursday, July 8, 3-4 p.m. PDT                      Register Now

Marine Sciences

Intrigued by the watery world? Join us to learn about marine plastics pollution from Randie Bundy and watch her demonstrate why density matters. Jackie Padilla-Gamiño will show you the lab kits she sent to students’ homes during the pandemic so they could conduct their own experiments on the growth of sea anemones in different conditions. This is a great chance to meet faculty and ask advisors your questions about our #1 ranked Oceanography program, our newest major in Marine Biology as well as our Fisheries major.

Tuesday, July 13, 1-2 p.m. PDT                      Register Now

Engineering

Meet faculty and advisors that will answer all your questions about the only engineering degree at UW outside of the College of Engineering. Take a virtual tour of the paper lab with Anthony DiChiara to see how sustainable and renewable products are made. Heidi Gough will take you on a virtual tour of her on-campus research station studying how poplar trees can clean industrial waste from soil and then be turned into biofuel- no fossils required!

Thursday, July 22, 3-4 p.m. PDT                      Register Now

Ecology & Conservation

Interested in saving forests and wildlife? How about marine ecosystems and food webs that humans rely on? Join us to meet Monika Moskal and learn about how she’s using lasers to measure forest vegetation. Chelsea Wood will introduce you to parasites, a key part of marine food webs, and offer tips on how to enjoy sushi without getting sick. Academic advisors will be there to answer all your questions about our ecology and conservation focused undergrad programs.

Thursday, August 12, 3-4 p.m. PDT                  Register Now

Earth Sciences

If rocks, geology, weather and climate change are your jam you won’t want to miss this session. You’ll meet Juliet Crider who will show you that Deception Pass’s geology is unexpectedly upside down. Kat Huybers will give you a sneak peek into the study of atmospheric sciences and the intro courses she teaches. Academic advisors will be there to answer all your questions about our earth science focused undergrad programs.

Wednesday, August  25, 3-4 p.m. PDT               Register Now


Faculty Mini-lessons

Quantitative Sciences

Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management interdisciplinary graduate program director Tim Essington talks about cognitive errors and the importance of statistics.


Earth and Space Sciences

Earth and Space Sciences Associate Professor Drew Gorman-Lewis teaches us about microbial surface reactivity.


Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences professor Chelsea Wood talks about her research and takes us on a tour of facilities and labs in the Fishery Sciences Building.

Highlights

  1. Chelsea Wood Mini Lecture on Anisakid Worms
  2. Fisheries Facilities Tour
  3. In the Lab

2020 Virtual Visit Day Recordings

Engineering: sustainable paper, poplar trees and biofuels

Learn about the only engineering degree at UW outside of the College of Engineering. Take a virtual tour of the paper lab with Anthony DiChiara to see how sustainable and renewable products are made. Heidi Gough will take you on a virtual tour of her on-campus research station studying how poplar trees can clean industrial waste from soil and then be turned into biofuel – no fossils required!

Highlights

  1. This is UW Environment
  2. Introduction
  3. Welcome from Dean Lisa Graumlich
  4. BSE intro and lab tour with Anthony DiChiara
  5. Classroom and research lab visit with Heidi Gough
  6. Q&A with faculty
  7. Q&A with students and ambassadors
  8. Upcoming sessions

Marine Sciences

Intrigued by the watery world? Here’s your chance to hear about our #1 ranked Oceanography program from Mikelle Nuwer, who teaches several intro courses and will highlight ocean circulation and acidification topics. Jose Guzman will introduce you to our newest major in Marine Biology as well as our Fisheries major. We’ve got boats, work on beaches, research salmon, have a marine lab in the San Juan Islands and much more!

Highlights

  1. This is UW Environment
  2. Introduction
  3. Welcome from Dean Lisa Graumlich
  4. Intro to Marine Biology and Fisheries with José Guzmán
  5. Intro to Oceanography with Mikelle Nuwer
  6. Q&A with faculty
  7. Q&A with students and ambassadors
  8. Upcoming sessions

Environmental Studies

Sean McDonald and Kristi Straus will introduce you to this highly interdisciplinary major, one of our sustainability classes, and the year-long capstone internship completed by each student in this major. Eli Wheat will take you on a virtual tour of the UW Farm, located right on the UW Seattle campus, where he researches sustainable farming practices alongside current students.

Highlights

  1. This is UW Environment
  2. Introduction
  3. Welcome from Dean Lisa Graumlich
  4. UW Student Farm with Eli Wheat
  5. Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts with Kristi Straus
  6. Intro to Program on the Environment with Sean McDonald
  7. Q&A with faculty
  8. Q&A with students and ambassadors
  9. Upcoming sessions

Ecology & Conservation

Luke Tornabene, curator of our on-campus museum collection of 12 million fish will show you each fish! Kidding…he will introduce you to primitive fishes like hagfishes and discuss fish evolution. Laura Prugh will introduce you to the world of scat and how it’s used to noninvasively research genes in animals (no blood draws required!). Think your future could involve collecting scat in the field or identifying a new species of fish? Join us and find out!

Highlights

  1. This is UW Environment
  2. Introduction
  3. Welcome from Dean Lisa Graumlich
  4. Laura Prugh and SEFS
  5. Luke Tornabene
  6. Q&A with faculty
  7. Q&A with students and ambassadors
  8. Upcoming sessions

Earth Sciences

Geology field school went virtual this summer and Alison Duvall made it happen. Find out how, hear about the courses she teaches and learn how she combines time in the field with lab research and modeling for her work. You’ll also meet David Montgomery and hear about his work on dirt – topics ranging from regenerating soil for agriculture to soil erosion and ancient civilizations and what microbes have to do with it.

Highlights

  1. This is UW Environment
  2. Introduction
  3. Welcome from Dean Lisa Graumlich
  4. ESS Intro with Alison Duvall
  5. “State of the world’s soils” with David Montgomery
  6. Q&A with faculty
  7. Q&A with students and ambassadors