Yee Man Liu collected plastic caps from recycle bins in Bothell neighborhoods, from her church friends, and from campus at the University of Washington-Bothell. The UW-Bothell sophomore used caps that couldn’t be recycled to create a piece of ocean-themed art for the city’s upcoming “Sustainamania” celebration. Read more about this on HerladNet.
The cold weather this week will delay the blooming of cherry trees in the UW Quad this year, according to Sara Shores, University of Washington campus arborist. She estimates the trees will be in full bloom by the weekend of April 6. Read more about this and how to stay connected to this year’s blooms in UW Today.
Check out the first in a seven-part series titled, “Students of Sustainability: How Higher Education Can Teach the World To Be More Planet-Minded” written by Michael K. Young, President of the University of Washington. You can read the entire piece on the Huffington Post.
Read the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of The Insider – which includes highlights on recent awards and fellowships received by our faculty and staff, upcoming events you may be interested in attending, some funding opportunities for research, acknowledgements of new gifts from generous donors, a spotlight on one of our faculty, and much much more!
Engage, an organization of graduate students in scientific disciplines across UW, helps scientists talk about their work to non-science audiences. They offer a seminar course and a chance to speak at Town Hall, and now their students are blogging about their experiences. Check out the first post, by physics PhD candidate Alan Jamison, called “Hoping to Share Some Science“!
REI’s president and CEO, and University of Washington alum, Sally Jewell has been nominated by President Obama to serve as the Secretary of the Interior. Jewell would bring a mix of expertise, including experience as an oil field engineer, and a love for the outdoors to the position. Read more here!
More than 200 graduates a year from Washington’s instutions of higher education, including 107 from UW alone, join the Peace Corps. Western Washington University leads in mid-sized schools, and Gonzaga University leads in small-sized schools. Read more here!