We are continually looking for new ways to engage and share with students, scientists, and the general public. Everyone can follow us on githubtumblr, facebook, youtube, twitter, wikispacesflickr, and figshare. Web-based resources we have developed include an online version of the Colton Shellfish Collection, crassostreome,  Research Notes on Ocean Acidification and oystergen.es.

Recent Posts related to Outreach

Hackathon with GEMS

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in News, Outreach | 0 comments

Hackathon with GEMS

Mackenzie Gavery helps put on a Hackathon with the middle school girls at GEMS.

They wrote code for making various patterns of stacked cups.

A little buggy, but overall they did awesome!

 For this activity one girl was the ‘robot’ and went to a different area of the room while the other girls coded. They had 6 different commands and they were given images of patterns of stacked cups. When they were done writing the code, the robot would come over and read the code to build the pattern.. sometimes it took a little debugging to get it right :) After a few simple patterns they learned about making functions to make writing the code easier so they could build more complex patterns. Here is a link to the activity from Tinkersmith:http://csedweek.org/files/CSED…

Steven on the Science Online Altmetrics Panel

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Outreach | 0 comments

circa 2013

Data and Resource Sharing Plan

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Outreach | 0 comments

It is the philosophy of the group to make data available to the widest potential audience in a timely manner.

Data Sharing

Routine Activity

Research activities will be recorded daily in online lab notebooks. Lab notebooks can be maintained in various platforms including Evernote, Wikispaces, IPython, and GitHub. Noteboooks will be made centrally accessible at genefish.wikispaces.com.

Product Publication

All published data will be submitted to journals indexed by the major biomedical indexing sites including PubMed and PubMed Central. In instances where a publisher version of a publication is not open access, an open access alternative (author’s version) will be made available on the lab website (http://faculty.washington.edu/sr320/?page_id=246). For all studies, the raw data, as well as the relevant metadata and computational algorithms used to generate statistical and graphical summaries which were used to generate the final research data will be provided. This data will be provided with a permissive (CC0 or CC-BY) use license. Data will be deposited as supplementary data to the relevant publications where possible and where permitted, deposited to web-accessible data repositories such as Figshare (http://figshare.com) or similar services. Finally data will be posted on, or linked to, from the principal investigator’s website. If further data is obtained relevant to these studies, which can be combined with the published data sets, these evolving data sets will be added to the available online repositories, separately from the published data sets.

Resource Sharing

All reagents or kits will be clearly described in publications, including catalog or stock numbers. This data will also be provided in the metadata associated with published data sets. Samples, plasmids, antibodies, and other products described in these studies will be maintained in the principal investigator’s laboratory and made available freely and without restriction to any scientists, providing sufficient amounts are available.



Inspired by, and language used from: https://github.com/BridgesLab/Lab-Documents

Source: https://github.com/sr320/LabDocs


FISH310 for 2nd Graders

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Outreach, tumblelog | 0 comments

This has been reposted from our lab tumblelog

A few weeks ago I went to Wilkes Elementary to give a presentation and show the students some marine invertebrates. I used some of the more charismatic examples from FISH310 and the kids were extremely knowledgable and full of questions. I easily had more student interaction in that one hour than 10 weeks in my college course!  Below is a post from Mrs. Spickard’s blog on my visit.

Marine Science with Mr. Roberts

Posted by Laurie Spickard at 5/21/2013

Mr. Roberts came to share his marine science expertise with us!  We thank you for taking the time to share the pictures and creatures you brought!  Wait until the next time you go with your child to the beach.  You will be amazed what your little marine biologist knows!  


And we are off to the beach on Friday for our low tide exploration at Fort Ward!  We can’t wait.  Details about this trip will be sent by email in a few days.

via the Lab Tumblr: http://genefish.tumblr.com/post/51390704421