Seminar: Write Winning Grant Proposals

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, University Inn, Best Western, Moscow Check-In 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Seminar 8:30 am – 4:30 p.m. Presented by Peg AtKisson, Ph.D. This seminar is a prerequisite for the follow-up workshop, Mentored Proposal Writing Workshop Series: Write and Submit a Competitive Grant Application. At the conclusion of the Write Winning Grant Proposals […]

NIFA Announces up to $48.1 Million in Funding Available for Specialty Crop Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released details on up to $48.1 million in available funding to support systems-based research and extension activities to accelerate science-based solutions and new technology for the specialty crop industry. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the grants yesterday at the New York Times […]

Simple Mapping in R

Today we discussed using the “maps” package and the “ggplot2” package to make simple maps in R. Our test dataset is from the “rgbif” data package which makes use of publicly available data (see the “getting data” Topic). To deal with some of the georeferenced data we made use of the “dismo” package . We […]

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Changing Data Layout – Dplyr and Reshape

This week we learned about changing the structure of and combining information from various datasheets. Michael showed us some of his data from colleagues which was not particularly clean and which needed reformatted in order to make a stacked bar chart. He used the two R packages “dplyr” and “reshape2” to reorganize the data so […]

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2017 CONFERENCE: Climate Impacts to Water

Water users, water managers, researchers, educators, and innovators are meeting January 25-26, 2017 to discuss the impact of climate to waters of the Pacific Northwest. The common theme of the conference will be creating a dialogue amongst the communities that use and value the region’s water supply within the context of a changing climate. Given […]

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Students who are planning a research career in math, science, or engineering and meet the criteria below should be encouraged to apply for the nationally distinguished Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship is for up to $7,500. All students who are thinking about applying for a Goldwater Scholarship must attend one informational session. These sessions […]

2016 Palouse Basin Water Summit

Come to the twelfth annual Palouse Basin Water Summit from 4:30 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 5, at the Schweitzer Event Center in Pullman, WA. The 2016 Summit – our annual community dialogue about our local water resources – will feature the internationally acclaimed environmentalist Maude Barlow and her recent book, “Blue Future: Protecting […]


February 16-17, 2017, Gonzaga University Spokane, WA The Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WAHESC) strives to create collective direction and solidarity in higher education for our region. As political, social and environmental issues become more complex, WAHESC convenes and empowers stakeholders who are driving leadership and generating solutions for a more sustainable future. Registration is […]

Informational Meeting

Today we discussed the format of the R group and potential topics for the rest of term. The group functions in small 10-15 minute lessons given by group participants on specific topics. Topics of interest this term are: Mapping Graphing Survival Estimation Writing/creating packages Social Science specific packages Data management Bayesian Statistics We will cover […]

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