Archive for January, 2012

A postdoctoral research position in tropical cyclone dynamics is
available at NorthWest Research Associates (NWRA) in Boulder, CO.
Research activities will focus on understanding changes of vortex
structure and intensity that occur spontaneously or in response
to environmental variation. The methods of investigation will
include state-of-the-art tropical cyclone modeling and/or
theoretical studies.

The position is for up to two years, with the second year of support
contingent on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.
The candidate should have a recent Ph.D. in atmospheric science or
a related discipline. Moreover, the candidate should have a solid
understanding of geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric convection,
and tropical cyclone theory. Some experience simulating hurricanes
would be ideal.

The Boulder office of NWRA (also known as CoRA) is conveniently located
next door to the Foothills Campus of the National Center for Atmospheric
Research. Those interested in the position should apply online at
www.nwra.com/jobs. The application should include a letter of interest,
a curriculum vitae with a list of relevant publications, and contact
information for 2-3 references. The position is open immediately, and
will remain open until filled.  Students who will soon receive their
Ph.D. are eligible to apply.

NWRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D

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UW Environmental Innovation Challenge

Tuesday, January 31 Panel of Past Winners

6–7:30 p.m., Denny Hall 216 – FOOD!

What does it take to win the EIC? Find out at this panel discussion with past competitors.

We will be running the event similar as Q & A – asking them a series of questions about preparation, what they got out of it, and how they could have better prepared, etc.

 Still looking for a team/teammates?  Mix and mingle on Tuesday – and connect via EIC Facebook.

 Friday, February 10, 2012

Intent to Submit Due (Preliminary Team Information)

If you believe in the need to create ‘solutions for the planet,’ then put your passion to work. The cleantech sector is exploding!  Make connections and get started NOW.  And, if you’re thinking about entering the Business Plan Competition with your cleantech idea, competing in the EIC a great way to get experience and visibility. The Intent to Submit link will be available here in early Feb: http://www.foster.washington.edu/centers/cie/eic/Pages/timeline.aspx

Learn more about the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge: http://www.foster.washington.edu/centers/cie/eic/

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The information session for the Summer A-Term Creative Writing in Rome program is tomorrow, Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm in room B 25 Padelford Hall (Creative Writing Office, LL level, B wing.)


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Apply to be a Peer TA for ENVIR 100 Spring, 2012

The Program on the Environment is currently accepting applications for 3 peer TA positions for the spring quarter 2012 offering of ENVIR 100: Environmental Studies 100: Interdisciplinary Foundations. Peer TAs are registered undergraduate students with superior qualifications, who are trained in teaching skills, and serve in the same capacity as graduate student TAs. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience while still completing your undergraduate degree. This would be especially valuable to students interested in environmental education or for students interested in applying to graduate school.

The total time commitment is anticipated to be approximately 15 hours per week. As a Peer TA, you will be responsible for attending the lecture for ENVIR 100 (3 hours per week), attending a weekly instructor meeting (approximately 1 hour per week), and managing one discussion section (2 hours per week). Additional tasks include: preparation for your discussion section; meeting with students during office hours, extra help or review sessions; and grading.

Peer TAs will earn academic credit (1-5 credits, variable, of ENVIR 498, graded). (more…)

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Looking for a great way to get involved on campus?

Interested in helping incoming students succeed at the UW?

Then apply to be an Orientation Leader, FIG or TRIG Leader!

Applications are due tomorrow, January 31st, at 5:00 pm!

To apply to be an Orientation Leader, visit http://fyp.washington.edu/work/orientationleaders

To apply to be a FIG or TRIG Leader, visit uwfigs.com or uwtrigs.com

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at First Year Programs. Good luck!

The FYP Team!


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On behalf of the UW Women’s Center we wanted to let you know that we are offering GRE Prep and Math Refresher courses this Winter Quarter. Attached is a flier with the information on the dates, times and the cost.

The purpose of these test prep classes is to help graduate school applicant prepare for the overall format of the Graduate Record Exam. We will share the test-process analysis, content review, and practice questions. Along with that we will discuss anxiety reduction and study techniques to empower the student to aim to perform competitively on the GRE.

Please forward this to your department’s list serve or to anyone would would be interested in taking these courses. Registration would be though our website at: http://depts.washington.edu/womenctr/

Then under “Educational Programs” go to “Lifelong Learning” then “Current Class Schedule” and then to “Register”. We want to make sure that all students are presented with this opportunity and are supported through their post graduate studies. If there are any concerns or questions feel free to contact us.
GRE Math Refresher flyer.pdf

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska& Washington has invited the UW community to participate in a unique wish. This non-profit organization helps make wishes come true for children with life-threatening conditions.

Alex, your typical 11-yr old, has wished to experience robots that help make the world a better place. There is an elaborate 2-day wish experience planned for him on Feb. 10& 11 including robot encounters with the help of the Port of Seattle Police, Seattle Children’s Hospital, UW BioRobotics Lab, Bellevue Police’s SWAT team, and Microsoft-sponsored FIRST Robotics competition.

Make-A-Wish is calling Alex’s wish MISSION POSSIBLE: ROBOT PROTOCOL and has planned a surprise Flash Mob on Friday, Feb. 10th in Red Square on the UW campus. Choreography for the “mob” is posted on YouTube:
http://youtu.be/Qheo9jc7oP4. You can also help out by participating as Alex’s fans. Please invite your colleagues!

Date: Friday, Feb. 10
Time: Arrive at 2:10 p.m. to prepare for 2:25 p.m. DANCE TIME Where: Red Square @ UW (rain or shine)
Song: BOOM BOOM POW (by Black Eyed Peas…radio edit version) What to bring: SIGNS saying “Alex rocks”or “Robots RULE” or “WORLD PEACE WITH ROBOTS” or just “Peace signs”
Your DANCE skills
Your friends with DANCE skills or just people who want to see a wish come true
Optional: Dress up in Star Wars or robot attire. Alex loves Star Wars!

Visit the Make-A-Wish facebook page at

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