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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.

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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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Giving Land Back is Really the Bottom Line

This month’s UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs student blog features a conversation with Dina Gilio-Whitaker, a prominent author and scholar on the history and displacement of Indigenous peoples. Gilio-Whitaker is also the author of this quarter’s EarthLab Equity and Justice Book Club book “As Long as the Grass Grows.”
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