On Saturday June 11th, 2016, the UW Dept of Earth and Space Sciences held its annual Graduation Ceremony, hosted by Chair Bruce Nelson. Receiving diplomas were 44 undergraduate students, out of a graduating class of 60. Receiving hoods were 10 out of a class of 16 Masters students, and 1 out of a class of 2 PhD students. This is one of our larger graduating classes so we again held the ceremony in the HUB Lyceum auditorium with seating for 400, as our previous locations in Johnson Hall and Bagley Hall were not adequate. A reception was held in the HUB Lobby outside the Lyceum following the ceremony.
Speakers for the Graduation Ceremony of 2016
The 2016 Graduation Ceremony was hosted by Chair Bruce Nelson, with College of the Environment Dean Lisa Graumlich, and special guest speaker Dr Michelle Koutnik (PhD UW-ESS 2009), currently a Research Faculty member of the Dept of Earth and Space Sciences in the University of Washington, plus the student speakers grad-student Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and undergrad Eddy Liu.
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 24 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).
Slideshow of Graduation Photos
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 2016 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, 1.3GB, 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.