On Saturday June 13th, 2015, the UW Dept of Earth and Space Sciences held its annual Graduation Ceremony, hosted by Chair Robert Winglee. Receiving diplomas were 51 undergraduate students, out of a graduating class of 78. Receiving hoods were 9 out of a class of 19 Masters students, and 4 out of a class of 6 PhD students. This is one of our biggest graduating classes, and we had to hold the ceremony in the HUB Lyceum auditorium with seating for 400, as our previous locations were not adequate. A reception was held in the HUB Lobby outside the Lyceum following the ceremony.
Speakers for the Graduation Ceremony of 2015
The 2015 Graduation Ceremony was hosted by Chair Robert Winglee, with College of the Environment Dean Lisa Graumlich, and special guest speaker Dr Aaron Wech (PhD UW-ESS 2010), currently a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow with the USGS, plus the student speakers grad-student Kelly Hillbun and undergrad Nikolas Midttun.
As a special final (free!) service for our graduating students, the ESS department recorded a video of the ceremony and shot still photographs of each student receiving their diploma. The photographs can be viewed online via a web slidshow, and/or each photograph can be downloaded in its full 12 Mpixel resolution for high quality printing. Use the "Orig-Pic" link at the top of each slideshow page to download and save the original fullsize photo (about 5 MB jpeg each). The video can be viewed as a live stream (1.5+ hours), or you can choose to download and save the almost 800 MB mp4 video.
Gallery of Photos from the Ceremony
Slideshow of Photos from the Ceremony
The Graduation Ceremony Program can be downloaded as a pdf and the Undergraduate Slideshow can be downloaded as a pdf too.
Pdf file of the Graduation Ceremony Program
Pdf file of the Undergraduate Photos shown during ceremony.
The video recording of the ESS 2015 Graduation Ceremony can be viewed as a live stream (1.5+ hours), or you can choose to download and save the almost 1.3GB mp4 video.
You can view the graduation video as an online stream here,
or you can download the mp4 file here.
( .mp4, 760 MB, 1 hour 33 min 34 sec ).
We recommend using an up-to-date Google "Chrome" web browser for viewing the stream and we recommend using VLC Player to view the downloadable .mp4 file.