Cherry blossoms on the UW Quad. Photo by Katherine B. Turner/ UW
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APPLY NOW- College of the Environment Scholarships

College of the Environment Scholarships The College of the Environment is pleased to announce the availability of undergraduate student scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. This announcement is also located at: Deadline: April 17, 2015 CLARENCE H. CAMPBELL ENDOWED LAUREN DONALDSON SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Clarence H. Campbell … Continue reading

Internship opportunities for students

Looking for Summer Internships around the Environment or Activism? Sign up here to receive bi-weekly opportunities from Green Corps and our alumni! We have over 350 alumni working with groups like Greenpeace, Food & Water Watch, the Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, National Wildlife Federation, Union of Concerned Scientists and more. Many of these … Continue reading

Hydrogeology position announcement with EPA in Denver, CO

A rare PERMANENT hydrogeologist position is opening up in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 8 office in Denver. The work will be to support hazardous waste cleanups throughout the Rocky Mountain states. If you or someone you know is looking for a good government job and wouldn’t mind moving to Denver (or being a … Continue reading

North Seattle Lapidary & Mineral Club’s 61st Annual Rock and Gem Show

 NSLMC’s 61st Annual Rock and Gem Show March 21-22, 2015 from 10 AM to 5 PM Lack City Community Center 12531 28th Ave. NE For more information, check out

NASA Opportunities

NASA Opportunites 1. The Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the first 2015 Travel Grant application opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in fields of space science and engineering. The Travel Grants, in the amount of $500, enable student recipients to attend professional meetings to present their research. The Spring … Continue reading

Student Work Opportunity on Campus with Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) is the authoritative seismic network for Washington and Oregon State. We work within the Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) Department in Johnson Hall. We are seeking students to fill two positions, one with a focus in the Electronics Shop and one focused on web product and software development. One … Continue reading

2015 Spring Career Fair – Volunteers Needed

The Career Center is in need of volunteers for the upcoming Spring Career Fair on 4/16/15 from 3-7pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:30am-8:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours. Why volunteer? · If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible … Continue reading

Apply for Summer of Maps by Sunday, March 15th!

Summer of Maps is now open for student applications! This is a reminder that applications to apply for the Summer of Maps program close at 11:00pm EST on Sunday, March 15th. Summer of Maps offers $5,000 fellowships to students to perform geographic data (GIS) analysis and visualization in support of the social missions of non-profit … Continue reading

Employer-Led Workshop on Standing Out As An Applicant – Weds 3/11

Employer-Led Workshops Come join us to hear straight from top employers about important and timely career-related topics! Next up? Fred Hutch presenting on how to be a competitive candidate. Employer-Led Workshop: How to Stand Out As An Applicant (presented by Fred Hutch) Wednesday, March 11th 12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall) Fred … Continue reading

Assistant Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Intern

We are currently seeking an Assistant Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Intern to fill a vital role of improving and expanding the EcoReps brand, networking with other organizations, managing the website and social media channels, and providing input into the revision of the EcoReps program. Please help us get the word out and share with anyone … Continue reading


Awards season is upon us again. All ESS students are encouraged to apply for departmental awards! All applications are due by 5:00pm on Monday April 6th and can be uploaded to our Catalyst website here Awards will be announced at the ESS Annual Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Johnson Hall, Room 102. … Continue reading

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