Research and Photography Series at the Burke Museum

The Scientific Lens: Research and Photography

The Burke Museum presents four opportunities to learn from environmental researchers and photographers about their practice, technique, and goals for investigating the natural world. Tickets are $5 at the door and are free for Burke members, UW students, staff, and faculty with UW ID. Pre-registration is available by clicking on the links below. All talks will be held at 7 pm at the Burke.

Oct. 24 Volcanoes: Supporting Life Under the Sea

Dr. Debbie Kelley, UW Associate Director for Science, will discuss how imaging seafloor hot springs reveals biological communities thriving in some of the most extreme environments on Earth, and helps us understand the underwater volcanoes that form the largest mountain chain on the planet. Pre-register here.

Oct. 30 Imaging Greenland’s Ice from Earth & Space

Using high-resolution, spaceborne cameras, helicopters, and a GPS-enabled camera, a UW-Woods Hole Oceanographic team is working to reveal and document changes to the vast ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica, which are shrinking as the climate warms and sea levels rise. Pre-register here.

Nov. 7 Wildflowers, Climate Change, & Citizen Scientists

UW Biology professor Dr. Janneke Hille Ris Lambers and doctoral candidate Elinore Theobald will discuss the power of crowd-sourcing to document and reveal what is happening to the flowers, pollinators, and the entire alpine and montane ecosystems. Pre-register here.

Nov. 14 Orcas in Puget Sound

Dave Ellifrit, senior vessel captain and field biologist for the Center for Whale Research, can recognize virtually any eastern North Pacific Ocean killer whale at a glance. Dave will share highlights from the photographic library of Puget Sound orcas, what it has revealed about these animals, and how it affects policy and research. Pre-register here.

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EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study

Fall 2013 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 5, 2012, at 11:59:59 PM ET. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships in the summer of 2013. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.

For more information, see: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_gro_undergrad.html