Graduate Student Symposium

The annual SEFS Graduate Student Symposium is a day-long event that incorporates several key elements of the important work that the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences is involved in. It is a forum for graduate students to share their research and ideas with fellow SEFS students, faculty, staff, and members of the University of Washington community.

Xi Sigma Pi is proud to be able to partner with SEFS in planning and supporting this annual event. Links to the posters, abstracts, and videos of the presentations can be found at the SEFS website through the links below.

Coming soon!

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Graduate Student Symposium

8:30-9:00 a.m. Meet and Greet

9:00-9:10 a.m. Welcome Message

Director Tom DeLuca

9:10-10:20 a.m. Keynote Panel Discussion

Morris Johnson, USDA Forest Service

Ashley Steel, USDA Forest Service

Ryan Haugo, The Nature Conservancy

10:30-11:45 a.m. Session I

1. Jim Cronan                          4. Miles LeFevre

2. Melissa R.A. Pingree           5. Alison Sienkiewicz

3. Sean M.A. Jeronimo                      

12:00-12:45 p.m.  Lunch and Student Poster Session

Justine Andreychuk, Pratibha Duwal, Teddi McFall, Allison McGrath, Scott Rinnan, Sara Wang, Jaime Olivia Yazzie

1:00-2:15 p.m.  Session II

1. Emilio Vilanova                  4. Natalie Footen

2. Shyam L. Kandel                 5. Jennifer Hsiao

3. Hyungmin “Tony” Rho

2:30-3:30 p.m. Session III

1. Stephan Gmur                     3. Nicholas Whittaker Dankers

2. Patrick Bridegam                 4. Hannah Kinmonth-Schultz

3:45-4:45 p.m. Session IV

1. Carolyn Shores                     3. Elliott Church

2. Anna Simpson                     4. Sam Israel & Ian Hash

5:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks and Award Presentation

See archived materials from past events below:

2011 Graduate Student Symposium – Will Work for Science

2010 Graduate Student Symposium