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Reflections on 9 days in the wilderness with Tim Billo

For a trip of a lifetime, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs student Katie Keil rearranged her travel to join Tim Billo and his ENVIR 495C: Landscape Changes in the Pacific Northwest course as a teaching assistant. The annual summer course has deeply impacted students who have, for perhaps the first time, experienced raw wilderness and learned about what a changing landscape means for us all. 

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Program on the Environment welcomes Thao Huynh

Thao Nguyen

This quarter’s newest addition to the teaching team is Thao Huynh, a graduate student at School of Marine and Environmental Affairs who is teaching our popular Sustainability Studio course. Welcome, Thao! What brought you to Seattle and our program? I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I moved to Seattle to study marine and environmental affairs at the University of Washington. 

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International program scholarships with Sept. deadlines!

There is still time to apply for several fully funded year-long international experiences! See details below from Robin Chang, UW’s Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards. Rising seniors, new or current graduate and professional students, and alumni may be eligible to apply:   Luce Scholars Program – Apply by Sept. 6, 2017 This is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests! 

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Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Environmental Leadership Scholars!

Congratulations to Environmental Studies majors Cassie Maylor and Olivia Scott, our 2017-2018 Environmental Leadership Scholarship recipients! Program on the Environment, with support from generous donors, awards scholarships to two students each year who demonstrate a passion for environmental studies, integrative thought and action in their academics and activities, and a vision of how they hope to make a positive difference in the world. 

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Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts

Kristi Straus's popular class on sustainability gives students an introspective look at how they contribute to the waste stream, via personal habits, consumption and daily resource use. Her course is offered in the Autumn, Winter and Summer quarters. Kristi is a recent recipient of UW's Distinguished Teaching Award and is leading a flipped classroom study abroad experience in China as part of this sustainability course. The course is a featured class on the College of the Environment‘s site. Read more and consider signing up for Autumn quarter while spots are still open. ENVIR 239: Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts – Present frameworks of sustainability and learn about the history of sustainability. Experience sustainability in action and learn how your personal choices impact the world.  

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Autumn 2017 ENVIR Courses

Thinking about courses for the Autumn quarter? Here are our featured courses: ENVIR 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies – Great course for exploring environmental majors. Learn about environmental issues in a local and global context. Add a service-learning component for 5 cr. ENVIR 239: Sustainable Choices, Broad Impacts – Present frameworks of sustainability and learn about the history of sustainability. Experience sustainability in action and learn how your personal choices impact the world.  

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