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MES Thesis Presentations


Join MES for a Thesis Presentation next week by Graham Clumpner!

Monday September 18th, 2017 at 4:00pm, SEM II, Room A1105

The first part of the afternoon Graham will present his Thesis work, Climate Wars: A fictional approach to climate communication.

The latter half of the presentation will be about "Our Children's Trust" a Federal lawsuit against the Trump administration on climate change. Graham will outline the case, how it directly affects us and how you can get involved.

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Razor Clams: Coastal Conundrum


My alarm sounds in the dark before dawn. After donning my clothes and grabbing my pack I head out of the dormitory building at Kalaloch Ranger Station on the outer coast of Olympic National Park and over to a small apartment. There I find the Park’s Coastal Monitoring crew hunched over bowls of cereal and toast. Coffee clears bleary eyes and we head to the rig by the light of headlamps. Low tide is at 7:30 a.m. and we need to be on site two hours before to allow enough time to complete our work.  

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Director Note: Spring 2016

Evergreen, like many creatures this time of year, is in the midst of metamorphosis. This month George Bridges, who started work in October, was inaugurated as the sixth President of Evergreen. The celebration, of course, had an Evergreen twist.

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Speed Dating 101: Selecting a Thesis Reader

Will you be my thesis reader?

Year two is all about the thesis. I eagerly enrolled in Case Studies and Thesis Design fall quarter (not that I had a choice) with the excitement of my potential thesis project in the back of my mind. As the course started I knew I’d need to select a thesis reader. My first potential thesis involved a large data set of bird surveys and I had someone in mind, but the project fell through. So for a little while I panicked.

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