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Job Opportunity: Statistics Tutor – Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE)

Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) LogoWould you like to help your peers, gain experience, and get paid? CLUE is now hiring a Statistics Tutor for the remainder of the 2016-2017 academic year and beyond if interested. We are not open in the summer. We are looking for undergraduate students with an interest in teaching and supporting their peers to be successful. CLUE is the UW’s free, late-night, multidisciplinary study center located in Mary Gates Hall. CLUE is an active learning environment where we support students in learning the skills needed to succeed in a subject, not just the content.

For more information about the position, please follow the link to our website: http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/clue/for-current-tutors/


Job Opportunity: Science Communication Program Manager – Chesapeake Environmental Communications (CEC) (Application Deadline: 08/12/16)

Chesapeake Environmental Communications LogoScience Communication Program Manager Position Announcement
Chesapeake Environmental Communications (CEC) is looking for a motivated and talented Science Communication Program Manager (SciComm Program Manager) to join our growing
team. CEC specializes in connecting science to decision-making processes. We create broadly
understandable science content, custom tools and visualizations, and strategic project
management and facilitation. Our work focuses on coastal and ocean resource management,
environmental education, and eco & heritage tourism in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

The SciComm Program Manager will assist principal staff in project development, management
and execution. He/she will synthesize, interpret, and communicate scientific information and
prepare reports on findings; work and communicate with a wide range of audiences; and manage multiple projects, including staffing, workloads, and finances under deadlines. The successful applicant must be a self-motivated, outgoing, and creative thinker, with the ability to
communicate effectively through content and graphic development.

This position offers the opportunity to delve into key issues related to the intersection between
society and marine/coastal resources, including climate change and sea level rise, water quality,
habitat restoration and protection, fisheries management, and more. The SciComm Program
Manager will work with regional experts and leaders to translate science to broad audiences and produce products that provide long-term benefits.

This is a full-time position located within our Richmond, Virginia office. CEC provides the
necessary hardware and software and a competitive benefits plan. Additionally, CEC provides
professional development and networking opportunities.

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SUM 2016 Q SCI Courses

Register now for Q SCI Summer Courses

Space is still available in the summer courses offered by Q SCI (Math and statistics as applied to environmental and biological science).

  • Small classes
  • Taught by environmental scientists
  • Can be applied to a Minor in Quantitative Science
  • Courses can help fulfil major requirements in Fisheries, Oceanography, Environmental Science and Resource Management, and Biology

Q SCI 291: Analysis for Biologists I
Introduction to differential calculus, which deals with the problem of rates of change at a given instant. Topics include optimization and curve analysis.

Summer A Term
MTWThF 830-1040
pre-reqs: MATH 120, 2 or higher on AP Calc AB, or 153-163 on the MPT-AS placement test
Instructor: Amita Banerjee

Amita is interested in plant ecophysiology and application of statistics in plant biology. She joined the canopy dynamics lab (SEFS) in 2011 for her masters. She was fascinated by the unique leaf architecture in corn. Previous studies modeled the leaf architecture. She used nonlinear regression to study and quantify variation in photosynthesis along the curvature along corn leaves. After getting her masters she joined the plant physiology lab for her PhD. Currently she is investigating how drought affects carbon assimilation using non-linear mixed models of photosynthesis.

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Summer Internship Opportunity: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars (Application Deadline: 04/25/16)

I am pleased to announce that the CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars program is now accepting applications for Summer 2016!  Students can spend Summer quarter working as interns with UW faculty-led startups, seeking to transfer research to real-world applications.  Participants will build upon their strengths and learn about intellectual property and entrepreneurship through hands-on teamwork with an emerging company.

Each Innovation Scholar will receive a $5,000 award and earn course credit.

Students with backgrounds in biology, business, chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, nursing, physics, programming, public health, psychology, statistics and more should apply.  Eleven different internships are available this year, across a broad spectrum of engineering and health sciences fields.

WHAT: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars
WHEN: Summer 2016 (June 20 – August 19)
EARN: $5,000 and course credit
DEADLINE: Monday, April 25 at midnight


Students from all three campuses are invited to apply.  All internships will be at/near the Seattle campus.  Only degree-seeking UW undergraduate students are eligible (students graduating in Spring 2016 are not eligible; students who will graduate in Summer 2016 or later are eligible).  This program is made possible by CoMotion and the Mary Gates Endowment for Students.

SPR 2016 Course: So, You Think You Can Do Statistics? (STAT 498B/Q SCI 497B)

STAT 498B and QSCI 497B:
So, you think you can do statistics?
Architecture 160, TTh 9-10:20

* Is 0.05 really a small probability of error?
* What’s all this controversy about p-values?
* Can you tell whether a pattern is random?
* Is a t-test appropriate for non-normal data?
* If you read a conclusion in a published paper, what are the odds that it is true?
* Will you die from eating a bacon sandwich?
* How do you measure global mean temperature?
* What happens when you use big data to predict flu outbreaks?

These are just some of the questions we will discuss in this course, which is intended to elucidate the role of statistics in science. Examples will be drawn from a variety of fields, including ecology, climate science, genetics, psychology, economics, and demography. Readings will include published scientific papers, scientific stories in the regular media, blogs, opinion pieces, and popular science book chapters, At the end of this course, you will understand a bit more about the human brain, when to apply statistics, what to ask of a published paper, and when to be particularly cynical. The material will help you apply statistics thoughtfully and read about science with insight. Out of class work will include reading, thinking, and one independent project.  The instructors, Peter Guttorp from UW Statistics, Martin Liermann from NOAA Fisheries, and Ashley Steel from the US Forest Service, have extensive experience in applying statistics to answer scientific questions.

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Job Opportunity: Statistics Drop-in Tutor – CLUE (Applications Due: 02/19/16)

CLUE Statistics Tutor Search FlyerCLUE is hiring for a Statistics Drop-in Tutor for the remainder of this year AND the full 2016-2017 academic year. We are not open in the summer. We are looking for an undergraduate student with an interest in teaching and supporting their peers to be successful in Statistics. The job requires 10 hours a week of drop-in work and additional training, advertising and reviews.

CLUE is an active learning environment where we support students in learning the skills needed to succeed in a subject not just the content. Please see the attached job description for requirements and details on how to apply as well as the FAQS on our website.

Applications are due Friday Feb 19th by 5pm.

CLUE Statistics Drop-In Tutor Job Description

Course/Research Opportunity: Study at Friday Harbor Labs (SPR/SUM Application Deadline: 02/01/16)

Study at Friday Harbor Labs this Year
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, and 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.
● Courses for all levels from introductory marine biology to advanced research apprenticeships.
● Get to know your teachers with class sizes frequently less than 20 students.

Info Session
Thursday, January 21, 10:30-11:20 am, Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) 203 [map]

Get all the information you need to know to plan for a quarter or course at Friday Harbor Labs. Meet faculty, TAs, and students from past quarters, and learn about the courses offered this year.

(Spring) Marine Biology Quarter: Students starting their exploration of the marine environment (few or no pre-reqs) build a schedule around courses in introductory marine biology, science writing, statistics, or oceanography. Spring 2016 course list

(Spring) Marine Zoology/Botany (Zoo-Bot) Quarter: A fixed schedule of three integrated courses (for undergrads with biological sciences background), including an individual research project mentored by FHL faculty and instructors.

(Summer): A selection of intensive, half-term (5 week) courses including Marine Invertebrate Zoology or Ecology & Conservation of Marine Birds & Mammals. Summer 2016 course list

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