Graduate Open House 2021

March 4-5 Schedule and Zoom Links


  • 10:00 Orientation Recording
  • 11:00 Campus Resources Recording
  • 12:00 Meet Grad Students for lunch 
    • Biological Oceanography Lunch
    • Chemical Oceanography Lunch
    • Marine Geology and Geophysics Lunch
    • Physical Oceanography Lunch
  • 2:00-5:00 Individual faculty, grad student or lab meetings (schedules and zoom meeting links sent separatly)


  • 9:00-12:00 Individual faculty, grad student or lab meetings (schedules and zoom meeting links sent separatly)
  • 12:15 ARGO Intro Recording
  • 12:30 Lunch and Lightning Talks Recording
  • 2:00-4:00 Open Room with Michelle, Rick and Evelyn and grad students 
  • 4:30 Meet Grads for Happy Hour, with a Meeting ID of 922 9869 8267 and a passcode of "ocean".

Optional Activites and Zoom Links


  • 1:30-2:00 Tour of the Applied Physics Lab Recording with Dr. Eric D'Asaro and Dr. Craig Lee
  • 2:00-3:00 Tour of our Buildings Recording with our Director, Dr. Rick Keil
  • 3:30-4:50 Attend a class meeting of OCEAN 535, Biological Oceanography, taught by Professor Jody Deming
    • Topic: "Hydrothermal Vents and Microbial Communities on Whale Falls".
  • 5:00 Virtual Schooner Series
    • The Program on Climate Change is continuing their Schooner Series speaker series virtually this quarter! Please join us for a talk featuring some of our very favorite oceanography alumni, Max Showalter and Hally Stone.
    • Title: "Climate Policy and the Science that Supports It"
    • Presenters: Dr. Max Showalter -- Interagency Ocean Policy Fellow at NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research, Dr. Hally Stone  -- Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in the Office of Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and George Thomas Jr. --  Graduate Student in the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
    • Please register in advance using this zoom link.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


  • 10:00 Current Graduate Student, Zinka Bartolek, MS Defense
    • Title: "Extracellular bacterial products induce transcriptional changes of metabolic and regulatory pathways in Thalassiosira pseudonana resulting in a distinctive phenotype"
    • Committee Chair: Dr. Armbrust
  • 1:30-2:30 Chemical Oceanography Lunch Seminar 
    • Title: "Organic Geochemical Clues to the Marine Nitrogen Cycle, Past and Present"
    • Presenter: Dr. Ann Pearson, Harvard University
  • 2:30-3:00 Tour of the Center for Environmental Genomics (Armbrust, Rocap and Morris labs) with Professor Bob Morris.
  • 3:00-3:45 Information session Recording about the Astrobiology Program with Professor Jody Deming (Recording Link).  

Slack Channel 

Graduate students have set up a Slack workspace that you can use asynchronously to ask questions to the current students about the program, academic life, living in Seattle, the different departmental options, and anything else you can think of. Students will be paying attention to the workspace throughout the Open House period and beyond- don't hesitate to reach out with any question or comment!

Videos to virtually tour Seattle, Campus and our Department




Reimbursements for lunches and happy hour

For current UW students or employees, please fill our Reimbursement Request Form, attach a copy of your receipt(s) and email this information to Romeo Balagot ( and Michelle Townsend (  I will email you the budget number to use. 

For the applicants/non-UW people who are citizens or resident aliens residing in the U.S., attach a copy of your receipt and email this information to Romeo Balagot ( and Michelle Townsend (

  1. Name (First and Last)
  2. SSN
  3. permanent address (this is where the 1099 tax form will be mailed)
  4. resident address, if different from permanent address 

For the applicants/non-UW people who reside in the U.S. on a visa (nonresident aliens), attach a copy of your receipt email this information to Romeo Balagot ( and Michelle Townsend (

  1. Visa type
  2. Name (First and Last)
  3. SSN
  4. permanent address (must be a foreign address)
  5. resident address, if different from permanent address 
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