MES News & Updates

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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The Day I Met a Nobel Laureate: Planning a Climate Symposium at Evergreen

Dr. John Byrne and those in attendance at Climate Symposium

“This climate symposium was the first big event that I had been involved in…”

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An American (MESer) in Paris - COP21 and Direct Action

An American (MESer) in Paris - COP21 and Direct Action

I barely stepped off the plane and the victory celebrations were commencing ’round the planet.

We finally have a global climate deal. We have a chance to actually survive the destruction we have unleashed upon ourselves. If we do this right, we just might come out of this with a better world.

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Science is a Beach: Pursuing Scientific Research at Evergreen

Natalie Sahli in lab

The Decision:

I entered the MES program over a year ago with little idea of what I wanted to study. At that time, Vibrio, a bacteria which colonizes shellfish during warm summer months, was an issue rapidly gaining traction throughout the sound. Oysters. Disease. Got it. Maybe I would study that at Evergreen?

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