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
Day One: exploring the Puget Sound Model
Touring MaST Center
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!
AOG Interns tour the Burke Museum
R/V Barnes Day 3: Returning to UW Seattle via the Ballard Locks
Check out the 2015 Interns!!!!
Thank you so much to the friends and family that attended todays celebration of all the interns have accomplished this summer. I (Rick) can say honestly that the past month has been hard, easy, fast, slow, frustrating and above all rewarding. Have a great summer you guys, and don’t forget us here in Oceanography!
Photo from left to right: Rick, Rudy, Erin, Shaylyn, Sarah, Zephyr, Isabella, Hoda, Luis, Sans and Rafi (photo cred John Crusius)
I hope you enjoyed the research expedition. This is a reminder that MONDAY WE START AT 8am ONE HOUR EARLY. You will be attending a college class on marine biology from 8:30-9:30. This coming week our mornings will be about learning what it is like to apply to college and to be a student at UW. Afternoons will be lab work and data analysis.
NOTE: Monday at 11am we will meet with the dean of the college. She will most likely ask you about your projects etc, so be prepared for that.
So, I am tired from a pretty intense week prepping for you interns and getting to know you. You are all so wonderful and smart – I am liking it so far. The two mentor quotes of the week:
“They are so cool” – Claire
“This is awesome” – Jaqui
Next week we go to sea! Until then… here are some pics from the first week.
The time to complete your safety training is before you come to the Oceanography labs for the summer. Click the “Intern ID and Safety Training” link on the left to get started.
The School of Oceanography and the College of the Environment are proud to announce the selection of 10 summer interns from an outstanding applicant pool of high school students from the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Welcome aboard Isabella, Erin, Hoda, Shaylyn, Sans, Sarah, Luis, Rafi, Rudy and Zephyr.
Internships for summer 2015 will run Monday through Thursday 9am – 3pm in the Ocean Sciences Building on the UW Seattle campus. More information to follow.