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Future Rivers Spring Speaker Series

Save the dates for our upcoming lunchtime film and speaker series! Each session will start with a one-hour screening of an episode of the PBS docuseries H2O The Molecule That Made Us, followed by a facilitated conversation and open Q&A with an expert panel focused on main themes of that episode (e.g., big data, history and civilization, and the intersection of health and global water politics).

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Project to Create Anti-Racism Education Wins Mellon Grant

Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, faculty advisor for EarthLab member organization Future Rivers and assistant professor in the School of Marine & Environmental Affairs, is part of a team of academics that was recently awarded $5 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund an interdisciplinary, multi-year project to advance anti-racist practices and pedagogy in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM).

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Application Now Open for Future Rivers 2021/22

The Future Rivers Initiative, an organization in EarthLab, aims to build a culturally-aware STEM workforce fluent in state-of-the-art quantitative approaches that will be necessary for sustaining food, water, and energy sectors. Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort year beginning Autumn quarter 2021!

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Faisal Hossain publishes children’s books on STEM

Faisal Hossain, UW professor of civil and environmental engineering and executive committee member of Future Rivers at UW EarthLab, has published two books for young readers: “The Secret Lives of Scientists, Engineers, and Doctors,” volumes one and two, from Mascot Books.

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Future Rivers Graduate Trainee Program Information Session

Dr. Gordon Holtgrieve, Program Director and Athena Bertolino, Program Manager will present details on the Future Rivers program and answer questions. The team invites any interested students, faculty, or advisors to join them virtually. The online session will be recorded and distributed to registrants who are unable to attend live.

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Inaugural Future Rivers Cohort Announced

Future Rivers is proud to announce and welcome their first cohort of students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Six master's and six doctoral students from fisheries, forestry, landscape architecture, public health, and civil & environmental engineering will join the program this fall. From Massachusetts to Bangladesh, these students bring with them a wide-range of multi-disciplinary experience and a passion for transforming freshwater science.

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Future Rivers now accepting applications for 2021/22 cohort

The Future Rivers Initiative, an organization in EarthLab, aims to build a culturally-aware STEM workforce fluent in state-of-the-art quantitative approaches that will be necessary for sustaining food, water, and energy sectors. Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort year beginning Autumn quarter 2021!

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New student program focuses on sustaining freshwater services

From large lakes where fish populations thrive to running rivers that generate electricity, freshwater ecosystems supply our world with critical food, water, and power. With a changing climate and projected environmental changes, little is known about the potential impacts these changes may bring to communities. Enhancing the sustainability of these essential freshwater resources by developing a dynamic workforce is necessary in the face of change. 

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