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EarthLab is a proud sponsor of this challenge that brings together interdisciplinary student teams to identify an environmental problem and develop a solution. Teams must design and build a prototype as well as create a business plan that highlights the market potential for their solution.Read more
EarthLab is closely monitoring the local outbreak of the novel coronavirus and are making every effort to address the changing needs of the community, wherever possible.Read more
We’re excited to announce a new research project that will be co-funded by UW EarthLab and UW Population Health. The aim of the proposed pilot project, “Environmental and human health impacts of a new invasive species in Madagascar,” is to provide the Malagasy government with the information it needs to appropriately manage the invasive marbled crayfish (Procambarus virginalis) in ways that minimize impacts on local biodiversity while maximizing benefits to public health.Read more
This position is an exciting opportunity to coordinate program administration, management, and outreach for a new National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program called Future Rivers. This traineeship was designed to meet an urgent need for interdisciplinary scientists that can look at complex problems and datasets in innovative ways. Join the Future Rivers team to help develop an innovative, culturally aware STEM workforce fluent in state-of-the-art approaches for sustaining freshwater ecosystems to effectively safeguard ecosystem services for a growing world population.Read more
EarthLab and EarthGames are seeking an undergraduate or graduate student (hourly) to assist with planning and implementing the 2020 Games for Our Future (GFOF) game jam, to be held this April in Seattle and simultaneously with multiple cities internationally. GFOF and EarthGames build awareness and mobilize action on climate change, climate justice, and other environmental issues by catalyzing the creation of new, fun games that incorporate a diversity of research insights.Read more
Help shape the global sustainability transformation. Future Earth and the Belmont Forum are seeking a host or hosts for the next Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021.
The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI) is a new annual series of gatherings uniting global leaders, experts, industry and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation.
The first Congress, SRI2020, will take place in Brisbane, Australia from June 14-17, 2020.Read more
The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) invites proposals for its 2020-2021 Research Fellowship Program from graduate students at University of Washington (UW), Boise State University (BSU), Oregon State University (OSU), University of Montana (UM), Washington State University (WSU) and Western Washington University (WWU) and postdoctoral scholars at BSU, OSU, UM, WSU and WWU (this Fellowship cannot support postdocs at UW).Read more
New research reveals fishers’ incomes are below national poverty lines in over one third of countries with data
The links between fishing livelihoods and poverty are often discussed in both marine conservation and international development conversations, such as United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Blue Economy. Yet, the lack of fishing income data impedes sound management and allows biased perceptions about fishers’ status to persist.
The Bullitt Foundation seeks graduate students in British Columbia, Washington State, and Oregon interested in applying for the 2020 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship.
The Foundation awards this two-year, $100,000 Fellowship annually to one graduate student who has overcome adversity, demonstrates strong leadership potential, and is focused on work to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Emerald Corridor, stretching from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR.Read more
Some say you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. For EarthLab, that means looking back to 2008, when the University of Washington Board of Regents voted unanimously to establish the College of the Environment, and within it, a central institute that would address large-scale environmental challenges. This organization would be radical in that it would represent the entire university, cross disciplinary boundaries and work in partnership with non-academic communities to create a future where people and planet thrive.Read more