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CEREO October 2016

FY 2017 Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) Request for Application (RFA)

NIFA Funding Opportunity Page: Page:  This page includes a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFPA) and the application package.

Atmospheric Research Profile

Today Tsengel demonstrated how she made interitive processes in her research to examine the distriubuton of various datasets. She used for loops as well as some specific packages to do this. In addition, we worked as a group to examine ways to recreate a figure Tsengel created in excel in ggplot.

For Tsengel’s presentation today we used the following packages:


Script: atmospheric-research-profile

Please also download the following file to be used as data: lugroups_ndepspc_1997

Additional files, including scrip: re%3a_next_week_-_base_r_stats

The Alaska Airlines Travel Awards application is now open for travel occuring in 2017

Alaska Airlines’ has committed one million airline miles per year to WSU faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students working in the competition’s chosen focus areas.
The focus areas are:
1) The Itron food, energy and water nexus challenge
2) The Boeing aerospace challenge
3) The biofuels challenge
4) The McKinstry built environment challenge.

The application and more details are available here. The submission deadline is October 28 at 5:00 PM.

If you have any questions please contact Rachelle Rozsonits at or 206-219-2420

CALL for Applications: Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship — Limnology & Oceanography Letters

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is launching the Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship, a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of early-career aquatic scientists in scientific publishing, including open-access publishing, peer review, and scientific writing.

Please submit to Dr. Patricia A. Soranno, Editor-in-Chief, Limnology & Oceanography Letters, at by November 14, 2016

For Details


Nov 18: Urban Food-Energy-Water Summit

Woodinville, Wash. – An interactive summit focusing on the future of the food system in the greater Seattle metropolitan area will be held on Friday, November 18, at the Brightwater Convention Center.

Hosted by Washington State University (WSU) Metro Food Energy Water Seed Grant Research Team, the Urban Food-Energy-Water Summit provides an opportunity for the public to gain a deeper understanding of food, energy and water (FEW) interdependence in the greater Seattle area. A morning keynote address and panel discussion will be held from 8:30-11 a.m. and is open to the public. This will include presentations about research and discussions addressing the need for integrated natural resource management approaches. The panel discussion will be a forum for diverse stakeholders to share their perspectives on local food and agriculture.

A by-invitation afternoon breakout session and luncheon will be held after the public portion of the Summit from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants will discuss the various characteristics of resilient regional food systems. They will also assist in identifying future research directions that will support local decision makers when developing policies. Please contact Liz Allen if you would like an invitation to the afternoon session.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at For more information about this summit, visit To learn more about the Urban Food, Energy and Water project, visit


Liz Allen,, 774-437-2819


Opportunity for undergraduate students, WSU deadline December 1, 2016. Students must be U.S. citizens and fall into one of these categories:

  • You have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields.
  • You are a Native American or Alaska Native student who has demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, including fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities.
  • You are a Native American or Alaska Native student who has demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities, and other related fields.

Tuesday, October 18 at noon WSU Pullman Cleveland Hall 21-A. This workshop will also be available via Blackboard, please for the link.

SPRING 2017 | LND_ARCH 499 | LND_ARCH 600

RAINWORKS CHALLENGE, M 2:10‐4:00 (1‐4 credits) Instructor: Hope Hui Rising, PhD, PLA

Climate change has resulted in more sustained droughts and more intense storms. The impacts of climate change will affect young generations the most. Come find out how you can help climate‐proof our campus!

If you attend the weekly brainstorming/coordination sessions from 2:10 to 4 p.m. on Mondays,

you will gain one credit. Up to three additional credits can be earned by contributing to the final

deliverables for the competition, including a written report, stormwater calculation, climate

modeling, and presentation graphics. For more details

Contact Professor Hope Hui Rising at for questions or information.


FY 2017 WRC Small Grant Program Call for Proposals

The State of Washington Water Research Center (SWWRC) is soliciting research proposals for submission under Section 104(b) of the Water Resources Research Act. The objectives of this program are to sponsor research that fosters (a) exploration of new ideas to address water problems or expand understanding of water-related phenomena, (b) entry, education, and training of future scientists in water resource fields, (c) multidisciplinary research, and (d) dissemination of research results to academic and non-academic audiences.

The deadline for proposals is December 1, 2016.

For Details