Month: February 2016

Student Post: This isn’t Rockets Science… Oh wait…

Leah Johnson is a PhD student in the School of Oceanography and the Applied Physics Lab. She is interested in regions of the upper ocean where horizontal changes in water density occur over very short distances, called ocean fronts. Small

Student Post: The Art of Presentation

Elisa Bonnin studies the ratio of magnesium to calcium in the shells of a type of plankton called foraminifera, which is one of the things we use to figure out what the temperature of the ocean was like thousands of years ago. Because

Student Post: Your inner jazz improviser

Herring are more than a canned or pickled snack. This fish is a critical source of food for other animals and income for fishing communities. John Trochta, a masters student in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, is motivated to

Student Post: Overcoming stage fright and the dreaded Q&A session

Dr. Fowler is a public health veterinarian and current PhD student specializing in the field of occupational safety and health at the University Of Washington School Of Public Health in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Through her

Student Post: Distilling for the Sake of the Story

Jason James is a PhD student in the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences studying soil –the excited skin of the earth. His research delves deep into soil, examining how carbon can be transferred from the soil to groundwater, streams,

Student Post: For Those of You Who Don’t Know

Julia Kelson studies ancient global warming events in order to better predict how our modern climate will respond to the rapid increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide. She measures what the climate was like in the ancient past using the chemical composition of

Student Post: Presentation with a capital P

Chris Baldwin is a physics graduate student who studies how competition between the constituents of large groups and/or objects affects their bulk behavior. He uses numerical simulations and (when possible) pen-and-paper calculations to study simple examples in as much detail as possible.

Student Post: Play a game with me

Roxanne is a 5th year PhD student in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Washington. There, she answers the call of the sea. Roxanne grew up vacationing at the New Jersey shore, started rowing competitively in

Student Post: Learning to sacrifice perfect scientific accuracy for fun

Will uses statistics and mathematics to study how the abundance of freshwater fishes relates to river flow in large, dam-regulated rivers in the American southwest. From these relationships, he aims to improve dam management for sustaining freshwater ecosystems without affecting dams’ roles in