UW scientists engage the next generation of oceanographers through STEM partnership

A participating teacher works to build an underwater temperature sensor.

For nearly 40 Washington State teachers attending the Olympic STEM Pathways Partnership workshop at the University of Washington in late-June, it was like Christmas had come early. Each educator sifted through a toolkit full of techy gadgets—a breadboard, ribbon cables, wires, antennas, and a microprocessor. The teachers used their cache of materials to assemble a powerful, data-collecting underwater sensor; and over the next several years, they’ll develop an approach to bring their new expertise back into the classroom. 

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Steller sea lions, ship tracks, livestock grazing and more: This week's published research

weekly research waves

Each week we share the latest peer-reviewed publications coming from the College of the Environment. Over the past week, eleven new articles co-authored by members of the College of the Environment were added to the Web of Science database, including two open-access studies, one on Steller sea lions and one on the Monterey Bay ship track experiment. Read on!

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Researcher at UW’s Olympic Natural Resources Center helps pinpoint massive harmful algal bloom

Photo: Anthony Odell/UW

The algal bloom that shut down several shellfish fisheries along the West Coast earlier this year has developed into the largest and most severe in a decade or more—stretching from at least central California to as far north as Alaska. UW research analyst Anthony Odell is part of a NOAA-led team of harmful algae experts who are surveying the extent of the patch and searching for the swirling eddies that can become toxic to marine mammals and humans. 

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