2019 Daniel and Irma Evans Endowed Lecture

Thursday, May 9, 3:30pm
Kane Hall, Room 220


Reception to follow in Kane Hall’s Walker-Ames room.

 

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

 

Transportation Matters: Moving Washington Forward

Washington state’s economy, its people and their quality of life depend on a multimodal, integrated transportation system that works for all of its users, regardless of age, ability or economic status. Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar will discuss the Washington State Department of Transportation’s role as stewards of the state’s $200 billion investment in transportation and how the agency is managing today’s challenges – congestion, system preservation, land use, workforce and more. Millar also takes a look ahead to future transportation trends including system resilience, alternative energy, new and emerging technology, as well as funding and investment priorities. 

Questions? Please contact Veronica Brauchli at brauchli@uw.edu.

TODAY! First CEE Water Seminar

Please join us for the first CEE Water Seminar of the quarter on Thursday, April 18th at 3:30 pm in More Hall Room 225.
Speaker: Dr. Curtis Deutsch, School of Oceanography
Title: Climate Change and Ecosystem Response in the California Current System
 
Dr. Curtis Deutsch received his PhD in 2003 from Princeton University in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Oceanography. Dr. Deutsch’s research aims at understanding the interactions between climate and ecosystems. He combines numerical models with diverse types of biological and physical data to discover the biogeochemical cycles in the ocean, with a focus on the mechanisms that regulate nutrients and oxygen cycling over a range of time scales from years to millennia. He also works with terrestrial ecologists to understand how climate influences the patterns of thermal fitness, and their implications for biodiversity in a changing climate. He received an Investigator Award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and is a Fellow of the Kavli Frontiers of Science.
Reminder: The CEE Water Seminar calendar can be found here: http://depts.washington.edu/watersem/. At this link you can also nominate a speaker as well as add the CEE Water Seminar calendar to your personal Google Calendar. For further questions about the CEE Water Seminar, please e-mail watersem@uw.edu.

Dissertation Writing Retreat

The retreat will bring together a group of
graduate students during the interim
between Spring and Summer Quarters to
work on their dissertations with a
supportive group of tutors!

The retreat is a program that runs for a week between Spring and Summer quarters and that’s dedicated just to writing, workshops, and support for dissertators who are looking to refocus and get to the finish line. Each dissertator will be have their own graduate writing tutor to work with throughout the week to help them meet their goals. The program is free for participants and lunches are included but folks do need to apply using an online application form and space is limited!

When: June 17 – 21, 2019
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM daily

Where: The OWRC
Odegaard library room 121

Applications are due:
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 by 5:00 PM

Spring quarter’s first alumni/employer-led workshop is coming up on this Friday!

This spring quarter’s first alumni/employer-led workshop is coming up on this Friday. I’d greatly appreciate it if you could share the below workshop information with your students.

Learn from a recruiter what the companies look for in application materials and interviews. You will be able to gain tips and advice on how to best stand out as a candidate, and also on what to do and what NOT to do when applying for a job and internship position.

 

Presenter: Bri Kastning, Talent Acquisition Specialist, McKinstry

Date: Friday, April 12, 10:30-11:30am

 

We’ll be livestreaming this workshop!

To join the workshop IN-PERSON (MGH 134), register here – https://uw.joinhandshake.com/events/296632

To join VIRTUALLY, register here – https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iU-9QPPHTPyJFCH-uzMgBw

Short courses in association with the MODFLOW; hydrology courses

I’d like to bring your attention to the 7 short courses available this year in association with the MODFLOW and More conference series (2-5 June, 2019). The deadline for early registration rates is Friday, April 15 and we’d love to see you in Golden. We have some really exceptional courses and instructors this year and hope that you will have the chance to come develop your modeling skills with us.

Join us for the first CEE Water Seminar of the quarter

Please join us for the first CEE Water Seminar of the quarter on Thursday, April 18th at 3:30 pm in More Hall Room 225.
Speaker: Dr. Curtis Deutsch, School of Oceanography
Title: To be Confirmed
 
Dr. Curtis Deutsch received his PhD in 2003 from Princeton University in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Oceanography. Dr. Deutsch’s research aims at understanding the interactions between climate and ecosystems. He combines numerical models with diverse types of biological and physical data to discover the biogeochemical cycles in the ocean, with a focus on the mechanisms that regulate nutrients and oxygen cycling over a range of time scales from years to millennia. He also works with terrestrial ecologists to understand how climate influences the patterns of thermal fitness, and their implications for biodiversity in a changing climate. He received an Investigator Award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and is a Fellow of the Kavli Frontiers of Science.
Reminder: The CEE Water Seminar calendar can be found here: http://depts.washington.edu/watersem/. At this link you can also nominate a speaker as well as add the CEE Water Seminar calendar to your personal Google Calendar. For further questions about the CEE Water Seminar, please e-mail watersem@uw.edu.

2019 Developing Northern Australia Conference

Are you interested in making a difference? If so, then you should become a conference presenter!

Share your strategies for advancing our northern regions at the 2019 Developing Northern Australia Conference. We want to hear from you!

Enjoy the unique scenery of Western Australia’s Pilbara region while sharing your research, strategies and experiences in economic, environmental and community development.

Apply Herehttps://northaust.org.au/abstract-submissions/

 

The future of regional Australia is in your hands – do you have information to share?

Become a presenter at the 2019 Australian Regional Development Conference and take the stand to inform others on the challenges, opportunities and experiences faced in your regional area.

View 2019 Topics:https://regionaldevelopment.org.au/present/

 

Applications to present at the 2019 Liveable Cities Conference are now open!

This is your opportunity to share insight and present your research, projects or future plans for creating healthy, sustainable spaces to live, work and play.

Find out morehttps://liveablecities.org.au/submit-an-abstract/

 

 

 

 

UW Three Minute Thesis 2019 – $2500 in prizes!

UW Three Minute Thesis 2019
2019 UW Three Minute Thesis - Call for Proposals
Are you a UW graduate student in the final stages of your capstone, thesis or dissertation project? Apply to compete in Three Minute Thesis, where you’ll have the opportunity to present your research in just three minutes for cash prizes totaling $2,500. The 2019 UW Three Minute Thesis (UW 3MT®) Competition is open to all eligible graduate students from Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle campuses.

Read the eligibility requirements.

The deadline to submit a proposal is April 5 at 11:59 p.m.

The theme for this year’s competition is Impact. As graduate and professional students, you are contributing to significant innovations within your respective fields and disciplines, within your communities and across local and international levels. Whether you have developed a new way of approaching a problem, unearthed an important part of history that needs to be told or created a solution or technology to address a pressing contemporary issue — we want to hear in your proposal how your thesis, capstone, or research project has potential or demonstrated impact!

Participating in 3MT is a great opportunity to:

  • Learn to talk about your research without using jargon
  • Prepare for job interviews. One UW 3MT winner shared that her three minute talk was useful for answering job interview questions!
  • Practice your public speaking skills
  • Build your network and your resume
  • Receive practice session feedback from Core Programs and UW Libraries staff in a friendly and positive environment
  • Compete for cash prizes!

3MT is intended for graduate students who are ready to present their capstone, thesis or dissertation work, rather than for works-in-progress. If you are at an earlier stage with your research, we encourage you to consider Scholars’ Studio events to present your work.

For more information, please visit the UW 3MT website or send questions to uw3mt@uw.edu.

 

2018 TRB Managing Roadways and Transit Conference – Student Paper Competition (2 Prizes of $1,500)

STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION

The organizers of the 2018 Managing Roadways and Transit Meeting and Conference invite students to submit papers for consideration in the Best Student Paper Competition. The event organizers include representatives from the Transportation Research Board Freeway Operations (AHB20), Managed Lanes (AHB35), and Transit Management and Performance (AP010) Committees. The meeting and conference will occur in Bellevue, Washington, from September 25-27 at the Hilton Bellevue. Two student papers will receive a cash award of $1,500.

How to Win

Student papers must address topics related to managed lanes, active traffic management, transit operations, and innovative freeway operations. Suggested subtopics include planning and policy highlights, implementation challenges and opportunities, and integration of systems. The award selection committee prefers papers that use empirical studies and data. However, the committee will also consider literature review articles and thought pieces. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, including students who will graduate during the Spring 2018 semester. Selected awardees will present their paper as a poster at the meeting and conference. Continue reading

2018 Husky Help and Hope (H3) Walk

On May 19th from 11 am – 3 pm, Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness (HSPA) and Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention are hosting a 2-mile walk that will start at Sylvan Grove and wind through some of the most beautiful parts of the UW Seattle campus to provide a journey of hope and strength.

 

The H3 Walk is a UW Seattle campus and community-wide annual event aiming to offer support to survivors of suicide, commemorate those we have lost to suicide, and break mental health stigma. Mental health organizations from UW and around Seattle will be tabling to provide their resources at the event.


The event is FREE and dog friendly. We will have food, inspirational speakers, musical acts, and a drawing for prizes provided by our sponsors. We hope you will join us.

 

To register for the walk, click here.

To volunteer for the walk, click here.

To view and share the Facebook event page, click here.

 

If you have any questions about the walk, please email hspa@uw.edu