Centers and Programs
Centers and cooperative programs offer unique opportunities for multi- and interdisciplinary inquiry. The School administers five interdisciplinary centers, two of them jointly with other UW academic units. Centers at the UW generally focus on research and outreach. Although centers generally do not administer academic programs, they are an important resource for graduate and undergraduate student learning and research, including mentoring and funding for masters and PhD students.
Some programs, like the Stand Management Cooperative and the Precision Forestry Cooperative, are organized as research cooperatives, with members from private industry and government agencies. Others are organized as consortia or networks, drawing on the expertise and interests of faculty, students and staff from the School and throughout the UW. The School also collaborates with Washington State University and with federal agencies. The U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Park Service have personnel who hold courtesy faculty appointments and are housed at the School.