Today, the UW’s Livable City Year program published its first reports from a year-long partnership with the City of Auburn. Reports represent a diverse range of applied learning projects students and faculty implemented to address the City of Auburn’s sustainability challenges.
The Livable City Year program (LCY) is a new initiative led by UW faculty directors Branden Born (Urban Design and Planning) and Jennifer Otten (Public Health) in collaboration with UW Sustainability, Urban at UW and the Association of Washington Cities.
The Environmental Studies Winter Capstone Symposium is coming up on Monday, December 5. The event showcases the results from a three quarter long course series that encompasses an internship with partner organizations at UW and across Seattle.
All are welcome to join for the students’ oral and poster presentations. Topics range from empowering youth through education, to improving Seattle’s greenways, to curbing climate change and promoting permaculture in urban farming practices.
Each quarter, matriculated students of the University of Washington pay a Student Technology Fee (STF), which amounts to almost $5 million a year. The STF pays for additional technological needs of students, both in and out of their regular classes. The fund is student-run and operated, and funds must be distributed to benefit students.
This year, Environmental Studies instructor Tim Billo put forth a 20K proposal, prompted by requests for “a “library” of state of the art equipment to equitably satisfy the learning and research needs of all of our students.”
The STF committee heard the request and awarded the funds to our program, thanks to student input and Tim’s proposal!
Congratulations to Environmental Studies student Caitlin Carthey, who was recently awarded scholarship funding for the 2016-2017 academic year from the College of the Environment!
This year the CoEnv Scholarship and Funding Committee awarded over $48,000 in merit- and need-based scholarship funds to 24 undergraduates. Caitlin has plans for how she will direct these funds to pursue her passion and make the most of her next year at UW.
Spend a quarter studying in residence at the UW’s marine field station at Friday Harbor Labs (FHL). Undergraduates can study at FHL in spring, summer or autumn quarters. The deadline for spring/summer applications is February 1.
● Explore the marine environment of the Salish Sea where your classroom is a marine preserve, and the boats are just steps away from your dorm.
How can inclusion change conservation?
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UW gathers students from across the country for an immersive 2-month summer program to dig deep into matters of social justice and biodiversity conservation.
DDCSP@UW is designed for students who want to pursue a career path in conservation and are at the beginning of their studies at a four-year college.
Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Native America Public Policy or Health Care?
Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?
Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?
Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?
The Morris & Stewart Udall Scholarship offers current college students an opportunity to share that commitment with others, work with professionals in the field and receive up to $7,000 for academic expenses.
Looking for interesting courses to take this Winter quarter? Check out our Environmental Studies Winter course flyers and enroll now, while there’s still space!
Environmental Studies Courses
ENVIR 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies – Great course for exploring environmental majors. Learn about environmental issues in a local and global context.
ENVIR 200: Communication for Environmental Studies – Develop the skills necessary to engage, analyze, write, and speak about complex environmental issues in a variety of disciplinary contexts with particular values and emphases.
Environmental Studies students,
There’s a special seminar associated with an Autumn Speaker Series on Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities. This series will explore the latest developments in social and natural science helping us prepare for, respond to and survive environmental disasters, wherever they strike. If you register for the course you are guaranteed a spot in the public lectures. All majors welcome to enroll.