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2016 Australia Study Abroad


September 11, 2016

Student Blog Update: Greetings from Australia

After our first day of data collection, we went out in the water to check out the docks and try to find sea stars. We also found some neat organisms on the way there. Here is Maria with the viewer.

I must admit that I have not been keeping up with blogging lately because although life in Seattle is fast, life in Australia has been incredibly jam packed in the best way possible!


August 28, 2016

Student Blog Update: Initiate! – Week One at Brisbane

Kevin and Dusty shaking hands

UW student Kevin Soukiazian is currently in Brisbane, Australia with an OMA&D-affiliated exploration seminar. During the group’s time “down under,” Kevin will be sharing regular blog updates starting with his first entry.


August 26, 2016

Student Blog Update: Week One in Australia

Viviana Castillo with a kangaroo

UW student Viviana Castillo is currently in Brisbane, Australia with the OMA&D-affiliated exploration seminar studying how autonomous robotic systems can be used for biological monitoring purposes.


Student Blog Update: Day One – Campus Tour!

All of the students on our study-abroad trip walking through the QUT campus. I am the person farthest right (I have the black t-shirt on).

UW student Natasha Aurora Van Damme is currently in Brisbane, Australia with the OMA&D-affiliated exploration seminar studying how autonomous robotic systems can be used for biological monitoring purposes.