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Future Rivers is a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship that prepares University of Washington graduate students to be fluent in 21st century data science approaches. Students will develop new technical skills, be a part of innovative scientific research, improve their communication skills, increase their cultural awareness, and much more.

Meet Our Community

Each year we welcome a new, diverse cohort of University of Washington graduate students and faculty to the program. Together with our partners, our team brings a wide-range of multidisciplinary experience and a passion for transforming freshwater science.

Future Rivers + EarthLab

As an EarthLab initiative, students in the program will learn to work in applied ways within career fields outside of academia to create a solid foundation that connects academic, government, industry, and community partners.

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Summer Common Core Book and Event Preview

This summer’s book is Mississippi Solo by Eddy Harris. We hope this selection will foster deep discussion on cultural connections to water and nature, the importance of diverse voices and values in environmental work, and what it means to push our limits of physical and emotional abilities.

Opportunities for Partner Engagement

We are looking for current and future partners to (re)engage with our program and students as much as time, interest and health allows. Annual opportunities include speaking engagements as part of our winter seminar class or spring speaker series; participation in our week-long summer field institute; and collaborative research projects. 

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