1st Day Instructions!

Hi Interns, here are your instructions for the first day, which is coming up fast!!

Wednesday, June 28th – arrive in the lobby of the Ocean Sciences Building on the UW – Seattle campus at 9am.

1492 NE Boat Street, Seattle WA 98195

(google maps here)

If you are running late, text Rick at 206 259 1645 just to let us know.  Same if you get lost on campus – we will come find you.   If you are early, come on up to the 5th floor and find us in room 517 or thereabouts.

If you are getting dropped off, the best drop-off location is the corner of Brooklyn and Boat (see the google map link above).  If you are going to try and park in the u-district, good luck!  The best spots for 1-hour parking are along Boat street to the west of our building.  The best free parking is near the John Stanford School, about 1/2 mile to the west of us.  Park on the street there and walk.  Check metro transit and sound transit for bus options – there are many routes that go directly to UW and drop off very close to our building.

DRESS CODE:  The first day will be casual but beginning on the days when you go into the lab, you will need to cover your legs (it is a safety thing).  We have lockers you can use if you bring clothes to change into.  Rick walks to UW and usually changes from shorts and a t-shirt into slacks and a different shirt.  Lots of students bring sweat pants to wear in the lab.  No worries though, just dress casual and avoid offensive t-shirts and other obvious mishaps.  Close-toed shoes are mandatory – no sandals or flip-flops in the labs.

WHAT TO EXPECT THE FIRST DAY:  There will be some mandatory safety and etiquette overviews, a review of safety in the labs, and we will get a tour of the department.  You will have all been pre-divided into different research projects based on your applications.  You’ll get to meet your mentors and learn about all the different projects.

Bring money for lunch (or pack a lunch).  Most of us pack a lunch, and there is a microwave and soda machine. If you want to buy food there are lots of options near us and the average price for a lunch is probably about $10.

Your stipend will be dispensed in one lump sum after the internship is over, and will be prorated if you have to miss several days.

We will dismiss at 4pm from the same location at which you arrived.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Welcome 2017 AOG Interns!

This is where we will post important information regarding your internship!

Our first order of business is to have you complete a few online safety training courses (once you have been issued a UW Net ID – see Jaqui’s recent email about this if you do not have one yet).  Information on how to complete the training courses can be found at the link on the left – “Intern ID and Safety Training”  Email Jaqui if you have any questions!

Week 1 and 2 in Review

R/V Barnes Cruise Day 2: Tacoma to Nisqually River delta

R/V Barnes Cruise Day 2: Tacoma to Nisqually River delta

Week 2 is officially over and we have just begun week 3: sample processing and data analysis lay ahead!

We wanted to share a little about what the interns have been up to over the last two weeks, which have been jammed packed with introductory oceanography lessons, field trips, and lab time. Later in the week we will publish more information about the Intern’s research cruise aboard the R/V Barnes and the work that lies ahead.

"Ice breaker" oceanography introduction. Week 1, day 1

“Ice breaker” oceanography introduction. Week 1, day 1

Day One: exploring the Puget Sound Model

Day One: exploring the Puget Sound Model

Touring MaST Center

Touring MaST Center

 

Playing with Moon Snail eggs at Saltwater State Park with the Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist Program

Playing with Moon Snail eggs at Saltwater State Park with the Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist Program

Touring the Renton Waste Water Treatment Plant and learning about the water cycle and misconceptions about the water we consume. Thank you Casey for the amazing tour!

Touring the Renton Waste Water Treatment Plant and learning about the water cycle and misconceptions about the water we consume. Thank you Casey for the amazing tour!

 

AOG Interns tour the Burke Museum

AOG Interns tour the Burke Museum

R/V Barnes Day 3: Entering Lake Washington via the Ballard Locks

R/V Barnes Day 3: Returning to UW Seattle via the Ballard Locks

1st day Instructions

Hi Interns, here are your instructions for the first day, which is coming up fast…

Tuesday July 5th – arrive in the lobby of the Ocean Sciences Building on the UW – Seattle campus at 9am.

1492 NE Boat Street, Seattle WA 98195

(google maps here)

If you are running late, text Rick at 206 259 1645 just to let us know.  Same if you get lost on campus – we will come find you.   If you are early, come on up to the 5th floor and find us in room 517 or thereabouts.

There is a great deal of construction around our building.  If you are getting dropped off, the best drop-off location is the corner of Brooklyn and Boat, before you hit the construction (see the google map link above).  If you are going to try and park in the u-district, good luck!  The best spots for 1-hour parking are along Boat street to the west of our building.  The best free parking is near the John Stanford School, about 1/2 mile to the west of us.  Park on the street there and walk.

DRESS CODE:  The first day will be casual but beginning on the days when you go into the lab, you will need to cover your legs (it is a safety thing).  We have lockers you can use if you bring clothes to change into.  Rick walks to UW and usually changes from shorts and a t-shirt into slacks and a different shirt.  Lots of students bring sweat pants to wear in the lab.  No worries though, just dress casual and avoid offensive t-shirts and other obvious mishaps.  Close-toed shoes are mandatory – no sandals or flip-flops in the labs.

WHAT TO EXPECT THE FIRST DAY:  There will be some mandatory safety and etiquette overviews, a ‘test’ of safety in the labs, and we will get a tour of the department.  You will have all been pre-divided into different research projects based on your applications.  You’ll get to meet your mentors and learn about all the different projects.  The real work starts Wednesday.

Bring money for lunch (or pack a lunch).  Most of us pack a lunch, and there is a microwave and coke machine. If you want to buy food there are lots of options near us and the average price for a lunch is probably about $10.

Your stipend will be dispensed in one lump sum after the internship is over, and will be prorated if you have to miss several days.