.) NASA national internships – One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI)
NASA is currently recruiting talented college undergraduate students, who are pursuing Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) degrees, for summer internships at NASA centers around the country.
The summer internship application is open and closes on March 1, 2014.
To apply visit the following URL:
Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium
Johnson Hall room 141
2.) 2014 Academic High-Altitude Conference
This is the 5th anniversary of this event and is hosted by the Department of Space Studies in the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium. This event takes place from June 23-27, 2014.
Visit the following URL to learn more about this opportunity:
3.) Reminder – $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
UW STEM Students,
A kind reminder that the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is offering a competitive $10,000 scholarship for University of Washington students who are in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) disciplines. Awardees will receive funding for their 2014-2015 academic year. A scientist/professor must send your nomination packet to Space Grant by February 7, 2014.
Be proactive and review the following URL for application details:
You may contact me regarding this opportunity at jcc5. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions may be found at the provided link above.
Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium
The Integrated Sciences Major is Accepting Applications for Winter 2014 Admission
The Integrated Sciences degree is designed to meet the needs of undergraduates planning careers in secondary science teaching, informal science education at museums or other science institutions, science writing, or science policy and technology law, as well as students whose intellectual interests incline them toward a rigorous program of study across all the sciences.
Students can download instructions for completing our application and the application itself from the Integrated Sciences Program website. Applications are submitted online.
All application materials must be submitted by December 13th for entrance in Winter 2014.
Still working on completing our admission requirements? See our website for information on deadlines for entrance in Spring or Autumn 2014.
Questions about the Integrated Sciences major application? Contact Meghan Oxley, the Integrated Sciences adviser, at what.
UNIVERSITY SEMINARS -GEN ST 297 (Open to All Undergraduate Students)
University Seminars provide a setting for engaging discussion between a small group of students and their instructor. This quarter we have a special seminar highlighting the work of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor. Students enrolling in these seminars will receive free copies of her memoir, My Beloved World, and have reserved seating for an campus event at which Justice Sotomayor is scheduled to speak in early March. Be sure to register early for this course!
We are offering five seminars this quarter, sample class titles are listed below.
- Exploring Majors in the Biological Sciences
- Transfer Transitions
- Native Americans in Intercollegiate Sport
For a complete list of university seminars visit: http://fyp.washington.edu/unisem
LeAnne Jones Wiles, MPA
EDUC 403 & 404: Practicum/Project COOL
Winter & Spring 2014
; T,Th 2-3:20pm
Seeking fantastic folks who are interested in engaging students in authentic science practices during winter and spring quarters! This outreach opportunity is for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in developing their skills as educators, getting a taste of educational theory and research, as well as working directly with middle school students in an after-school oceanography program.
Project COOL (Chemical Oceanography Outside of the Lab) is an NSF-funded joint outreach and research endeavor. The project brings together scientists and undergraduate students who act as mentors to historically under-represented middle school youth in the sciences by engaging them in authentic oceanography research experiences. You don’t have to be a science major to join the project–just have a passion for science education and developing/expanding your own educational practice.
See the link above and attached flyer for more information; e-mail Déana Scipio at descipio if you have additional questions. Click here to sign up for the 3-credit course (EDUC 403).
ESRM430 – Remote Sensing of the Environment (old names: Hyperspatial Remote Sensing and Aerial Photos & LiDAR Remote Sensing in Natural Resources)
Lectures: TTh 12:30 – 1:20 ROOM: MOR220
Labs: Section 1 T 2:30-3:50 ROOM: BLD 261
Section 2 T 4-5:20 ROOM: BLD 261
Section 3 Th 2:30-3:50 ROOM: BLD 261
Section 4 Th 4-5:20 ROOM: BLD 261
Instructor: Dr. L.M. Moskal
Course website – http://courses.washington.edu/esrm430/
Course objectives: To develop an understanding of hyperspatial remote sensing fundamentals & the ability to interpret & manipulate remotely sensed images & data sets. Students will be presented with the traditional & ‘state of the art’ image processing techniques, & a firm theoretical & practical background in hyperspatial remote sensing applications. By the end of the course students will be expected to evaluate available remote sensing data sources & design simple projects related to environmental applications
(5 credits 2 lecture credits + 3 lab credits) Students will be exposed to the principles of photogrammetry, image and point cloud interpretation and hyperspatial (high spatial resolution) remote sensing applications in natural resource management. In the first half of the course, manual and computer based laboratory exercises emphasize conventional analysis of aerial photographs and high resolution satellite imagery. Students will have the opportunity to apply these principles and obtain hands-on experience. The second half of the course focuses on the application of active remotely sensed data, specifically LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). The uses of hyperspatial remotely sensed information for wetlands, watersheds, forest resources, wildlife habitat, point and non-point pollution, environmental monitoring, land use planning, urban-suburban-forestry interfaces, and outdoor recreation will be discussed and illustrated using research examples throughout the course. Practitioners and users from public and private institutions may be involved as guest lecturers. Students will come out of this course with a mastery of a wide variety of interpretation, measurement, environmental monitoring and map making skills specific to hyperspatial remote sensing.
A little background on service-learning composition: Service-learning composition provides an outstanding opportunity for students who want to put their learning on campus into action in the community. Service-learning composition instructors work with the UW Carlson Center and UW Pipeline Project to identify community-based organizations interested in providing volunteer opportunities for UW students. Because service-learning composition courses are small interactive workshop-style classes that include individual conferences with the instructor, they are ideal opportunities for a wide range of students to develop their writing skills as they gain experience relevant to academic learning and future careers. We are finding that international students often prosper in service-learning composition courses, where their cultural and linguistic knowledge can be an important asset for volunteer work in multilingual Seattle organiz! ations, and shared out-of-class volunteer work adds another di! mension to relationships among classmates. Writing assignments in service-learning composition courses this fall include not only academic writing, but professional writing (such as grant proposals), public writing (such as newsletters and brochures for community partners), and original research typically seen in upper division courses, such research proposals bringing together course concepts, library-based research, and field work from community-based work.
Winter 2014 Service-Learning Composition Courses include:
Expository Writing Program:
English 121A, TuTh 8:30-10:20, course topic: Social and Economic Dynamics of Food
English 121B, MW 9:30-11:20, course topic: Literacy Education in America
English 121C, TuTh 9:30-11:20, course topic: Social Inequality and Social Change
English 121D, TuTh 10:30-12:20, course topic: The Natural Environment in Contemporary Soci! ety
English 121E, MW 12:30-2:20, course topic: The Educational Achievement Gap
English 121F, TuTh 1:30-3:20, course topic: English Language as a Social Construction
Interdisciplinary Writing Program "C" courses are all linked to courses which also fulfill General Education or other UW requirements. Note that while these writing courses are offered at the 200 level, there are no prerequisites for either the link or the lecture/internship. These courses are appropriate for students at all levels:
English 298A (5 credits, "C" or "W", MW 11:30-1:20) linked with English 491C (Internship, 3 credits; volunteer work on a schedule students arrange individually) = The Community Literacy Program (faculty.washington.edu/esoneill/clp): The Community Literacy Program, begun in 1992, is one of UW’s longest-running community-based learning opportunities. Over 1000 students have participated in CLP, and many have gone on to careers ! in teaching and school administration; to careers in medical, ! policy an! d legal fields related to children and education; and to lives as engaged leaders and community members. Community Literacy Program is not only rewarding, it fulfills several UW requirements: English 298 may be used toward either the "C" (composition) or "W" (additional writing) requirement. English 491 (Internship) documents time in "high needs" classrooms required for application to teacher education programs, and may be used toward the field work or elective requirements in the Education, Learning and Society Minor.
English 298J (5 credits; TuTh 9:30-10:50) linked with Sociology 292 (Sociology of Public Education; MWF 11:30-12:20, 5 credits, I&S). The English 298 writing link draws on students’ academic learning in Sociology 292, research training provided in English 298 and experiential learning from students’ community-based work to conduct original research.