Monthly Archives: May 2016

Z Boat Shipped to SAM Assistant Professor Dan Shugar!

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Sciences and Mathematics (SAM) Assistant Professor, Dan Shugar, has received his shipment from Teledyne Oceansciences of a custom remote operated Z Boat! Dan will be heading out on two remote locations this summer to Alaska and Canada to do bathymetric mapping of fjord and a glacial river in Alaska and Yukon to develop more accurate tsunami models and to improve understanding of river geomorphology.
For more information on Dan’s boat and research, please visit:

Congratulations to SAM Associate Professor Jim Gawel for Earning the 2016 Community Engagement Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Jim Gawel!  “Dr. Gawel has devoted himself to creating connections and building pathways to science careers for students in local communities. He creates partnerships with K-12 and community colleges, launched the South Sound Sustainability Expo, employs Tacoma high school students in his scientific research, and builds middle school students’ interest in science and scientific inquiry.”

For more information on Dr. Gawel’s award and other awards given, please visit