A biology graduate student variety show featuring the research and interests of scientists in a broadly integrative biology department. Individual students are responsible for their own confidentiality requirements.
Happy GSS day!
Sorry for not posting yesterday -- there was a combination of a great Graduate Student Symposium, other obligations, and Blogger problems. All of you GSS presenters are in an excellent position to write blog posts now!
My vote for best phrase of GSS: "rugosity index." What was your favorite talk and why?
We are excited to share with you the attached letter, signed by a group of UW Biology and Biology-affiliated graduate students. It presents evidence-based actions we can take as a community to create a more inclusive and equitable climate in our department.
This letter has had extensive input by a large number of graduate students and other members of the department. By sharing it on SciPos, we hope to broaden the discussion of promoting equity in our department and our community. Importantly, we consider this a living document that will evolve in response to additions and suggestions brought forward in these discussions.
In publishing this letter on SciPos, we hope that it may serve as a resource for other graduate students and departments that are involved in similar conversations, or interested in pursuing such conversations, in their own departments. Please check back or contact us for updates on progress towards our actionable items or to get involved. If you …
“G-495, G-495, Gordon Valley. This is 3-6-Juliet inbound. You guys ready for us?”
We were not. And we knew they were inbound well before they called because we could hear the rotors echoing to us from down-glacier. It had been about 50 minutes since one of the National Science Foundation helicopters, call sign 3-6-Juliet, had dropped off Adam, Roger, and myself at our soon-to-be campsite for the next week. We were in Gordon Valley in the Transantarctic Mountains, a Middle Triassic (245 Ma) fossil site that had been fruitful in the past for both vertebrates and paleobotanical work (in the form of a standing petrified forest). In those 50 minutes we had to find an appropriate campsite, one that was on relatively level ground and offered us some sort of protection from the ferocious winds that could gust off the polar ice cap toward the frozen Ross Sea. The site we found was a few hundred yards from the helo site across mostly flat, but very boulder-ful, terrain. The goal was to get the…
Introducing our first-year grad students! Read on to learn about some of the students in our 2017 cohort. Congrats to the first years on making it through your first quarter in the program
Jordan Claytor is joining Greg Wilson’s lab. He is interested in working on mammal diversity acorss K-T boundary. Jordan earned his undergrad at Elon University in NC and before came to UW he worked at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. He decided to enroll as a UW student motivated by the community environment in the biology department. He is excited to try sea food around Seattle and visit new places.
Marina Watowich is interested in tackling conservation and applied ecology questions using traditional ecological methods and noninvasive molecular techniques. Marina graduated from Carleton College 2015, and worked at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia. Marina was drawn to UW because of the interdisciplinary opportunities available in such a diverse …