Becker Lab Does the 2016 WSN Conference!

Last year the Becker lab had the opportunity to attend and present at the Western Society of Naturalists 100th Anniversary Conference in Monterey, California. With amazing sights, wonderful networking opportunities, and memories with the coolest lab members, what more could Read More …

Megan Hintz presentation at the Pacific Shellfish Growers Association Meeting

In case you missed it, Megan gave a great presentation at #shellfish70, the 70th annual Shellfish Conference and Tradeshow sponsored by teh Pacific Shellfish Growers Association. Her whole talk was broadcast on Periscope, so you can see the whole thing here: https://www.periscope.tv/acid_safs/1jMJgAVDqgAKL. Great Read More …

Go See “Into the Deep” at Museum of Glass

When I was in graduate school in San Diego, I joined my fellow oceanographers-in-training to an ocean-themed art show. It mostly featured large-scale photographs of seascapes, taken from a similar angle on shore, focused on waves and horizons. We all Read More …

Update on Olympia Oyster Hand Counts in the Becker Lab

It has been a crazy past couple of quarters in the Becker lab, everyone is working so hard! I have been conducting hand count identification on the plankton samples that we collected in the summer of 2015 from our two Read More …

The Life of an Undergraduate Researcher

Welcome! Hello everyone! My name is Katie Zentner, and I’m an undergraduate pursuing my degree in Environmental Science with a focus on Biology at the University of Washington Tacoma. In winter quarter of 2016 I became an undergraduate research lab Read More …

The Becker Lab Goes International: Sharing Success at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference!

As April approached, the Becker Lab was anxiously preparing for presentations at the annual Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference hosted this year in Vancouver, BC. Research scientists, students, stakeholders, tribal representatives, and concerned citizens transformed the Westin in Vancouver to a Read More …

Seeking students for fun marine biology opportunity

I am seeking 1-3 @uwtacoma students for a unique opportunity to work on a marine-biology themed exhibit at the Museum of Glass. The upcoming exhibit is called “Into the Deep” and features glass work of some of our favorite marine invertebrates. Read More …

Representing UW’s Women in Marine Science: Celebrating UW’s 25th Annual WISE Conference

Over 400 women and men gathered in the Hub at UW Seattle on February 27th to connect and discuss the lives of women in science and engineering fields. Attendees ranged from pre-college students and guests to professionals and experienced educators. Read More …