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Lab Class Explores Nation's Largest Dam Removal

“This is where you get to carry out a research project from start to finish, without the other time constraints of having to take other classes on top of it,” says Sarra Tekola, a UW senior in environmental science. “It’s been an amazing opportunity.”
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Eight UW Students Detail Sea-Level Changes

Undergraduate and graduate students develop models to forecast global ocean temperatures and sea-level rise. “I really liked the collaborative atmosphere,” says Harry Podschwit, graduate student in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management. “I learned a lot about policy, and that was important for developing a foundation of a scientific career.”
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Book of Letters from Undergraduates Gives New Perspective to Study Abroad

“The peer-to-peer learning possibilities for this are great, because it’s not a book I wrote — it’s undergraduates hopefully speaking and learning from other undergraduates, and I like that a lot,” says Anu Taranath, senior lecturer in English and Comparative History of Ideas.
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An Ambassador for Language Learning

“You always hear about the practical advantages to learning another language,” says Joy Maa, the 2014 Dean’s Medalist in the Humanities. “But for me, it’s so much more than that. Learning a foreign language and approaching someone from another linguistic community in their native tongue opens secret doors to you.”

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Hands-On Class Has Students Building Internet-Connected Equipment

“You can see the future of oceanography is remote instrumentation,” says lead instructor Miles Logsdon. “It just makes so much sense for our students, the next generation of ocean scientists, to be knowledgeable about the technology. They need to know what’s inside the black box.”
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UW Students Restoring the Past While Preparing for the Future

Students who earn a degree in restoration ecology, and who work on the network projects, often go to work for a consultant, a city, state or county, the Department of Natural Resources — “anywhere land management happens,” says Kern Ewing, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW and co-director of the UW’s Restoration Ecology Network.
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Apprenticeship Immerses Students in Current Research

Through an apprenticeship with Friday Harbor Labs, students got out of the classroom, gained real world experience, and took part in an animal-ancestor breakthrough.

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UW Students Collaborate with Famed Choreographer

“It is essential students get exposure from a broad swath of artists from all over the world,” says Jennifer Salk, associate professor and chair of the UW Dance Program.

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Students Place First in CLARION National Case Competition

“[The process was] very directly in-scope of what our career goals will be,” says Eric Sid, one of two medical students on the team. “It allowed us to understand the real life scenario and how you would approach it given the constraints of the real world.”

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Business Students Gain Credit, Experience Consulting to Seattle Businesses

“If you’re an undergraduate student, you’ve been in school for 18 years. And you’ve learned how to take tests, you’ve learned how to read textbooks, but how do you apply that and make real decisions?” says Michael Verchot, director of the Consulting and Business Development Center at the Foster School of Business.
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