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CEREO August 2017

Call for Presenters: Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

As part of the upcoming Research Week, the Office or Research will host two fast-paced
faculty-led interdisciplinary collaboration experiences. Our goal is to provide faculty the
opportunity to foster valuable interdisciplinary partnerships, highlight their research, and
inspire unique and innovative broader impacts across the university. We invite all faculty
interested in this opportunity to come meet, mingle, and share their work.

Session Description:
Tuesday, October 10th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday, October 11th, 10:30am-12:30pm
• Presenters will pitch their projects to colleagues in a short 1-3 slide/5-minute overview
that highlights the goals of their programs.
• Each session will feature 12-15 different presentations, providing diverse possibilities
for potential collaborations.
• Presentations will take place during the first half of each session followed by time for
presenters and attendees to mingle and exchange ideas and contact information over
refreshments.
Call for Presenters:
• We seek faculty from all colleges interested in presenting their projects to colleagues.
• If interested, please complete this Qualtrics survey to reserve your presentation space:
https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56X94eP7HIxQd4V.
• Deadline: Thursday, September 7, 2017.

For questions, please contact Becky James (elizabeth.james@wsu.edu, 5-3822) or
Maureen Bonnefin (maureenb@wsu.edu, 5-0904) in the Office of Research Advancement
and Partnerships.

2017 WSU Research Week October 9-13

Join the Office of Research for a week of activities celebrating achievements and preparing for the future as we Drive for 25. Discover the means to advance your research, build new partnerships, and pursue new opportunities.

Monday Oct 9: Introduction & Review of WSU Research Initiatives Strategic Reallocation Projects’
Annual Review. (Chris Keane, VP Research)
Tuesday Oct 10: Intro to Office of Research Services
Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Wednesday Oct 11: Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Planning Your Research Career short & long-term goals
Thursday October 12: Alternative Funding: when Federal’s not an option
Working with Industry
Friday October 13: Getting the first grant – learn from winners
VPR Lecture – TBD
For questions, please contact emily.brashear@wsu.edu

Undergraduates of all majors

are invited to attend an information session on Undergraduate Research. The information presented will give students tools to get started and locate a faculty mentor. There will be two free sessions in room 114 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 5:10-6:00 pm in CUE 114

NW Climate Science Center- Immediate Fellowship Opportunity

The NW Climate Science Center invites proposals from faculty at UW, BSU, UM, WSU and WWU for funding to support research by graduate students and post-docs in fields relating to understanding and addressing climate impacts on NW natural and cultural resources, and training of these NW CSC Fellows in the principles and practices of co-producing decision-relevant (“actionable”) science. Funding will be available as early as Fall 2017, to support research performed during the 17-18 academic year (at least through December 2017).

For details about the fellowship and how to apply, please click here.   Applications should be emailed to jacquem@wsu.edu- those received before 11 September 2017 will be given preference.

Biol 540- Stable Isotope Theory and Methods

Lecture: Tu, Th 9:10 – 10:25 Lab: TU 1:25 – 4:15
Students will learn to design, interpret, and critically evaluate the use of stable isotopic tools. Specifically, we will focus on efficiently learning terminology and notation, sources of variation,
mathematical models of isotope composition, and key applications of stable isotope techniques. The laboratory section of the course will provide handson experience with stable isotope mass spectrometers WSU Stable Isotope Core Facility to train you to run your own samples.
For information contact Dr. R. Dave Evans (5-7466; rdevans@wsu.edu)

NSF/NSFC Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges

This call is for research proposals from joint U.S. – China teams in the environmental sustainability themes of:
“Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS: U.S.-China)”
1. Quantitative and computational modeling of a FEW system
2. Innovative human and technological solutions to critical FEW systems problems.
Every proposal must include the participation of researchers from at least one U.S. institution and at least one institution in China. The proposal submitted to NSF must conform to NSF proposal requirements as specified in NSF’s posted Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), and the matching proposal submitted to NSFC must conform to requirements posted by NSFC. NSF will fund the U.S. researchers of winning teams (up to a total of $500K for 4 years for each winning proposal), while NSFC will fund the China researchers of winning teams (up to a total of 3 million yuan for 4 years for each winning proposal). In total, no more than 7 joint NSF-NSFC project grants are expected to be funded. Each proposal must include a management plan that clearly specifies the role of team researchers from both the U.S. and China, and the mechanisms through which close collaboration will be assured. The management plan is not to exceed 3 pages and is to be included in the supplementary document file of the electronic submission.
Submission window is October 1 – October 20, 2017. The window closes at 5:00 pm submitter’s local time on October 20, 2017. More information on submittal procedures is posted at: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505338.
For more information

506 Theory and Measurement of Turbulent Fluxes

Class hours: MON/WED 3:10-2:25pm meetings: Sloan 32 Instructor: Heping Liu
This course seeks to train graduate students in the theory and measurements of heat, water vapor, and carbon dioxide fluxes between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. Students will be introduced to the micrometeorological theory of atmospheric turbulence and land-surface fluxes and the working principles of state-of-the-art eddy covariance systems and sensors for flux measurements. Through detailed, hands-on practice, students will learn how to design and build a micrometeorological flux tower and gain skills in datalogger programming, sensor wiring, data acquisition, and post-field processing and statistical analysis of eddy covariance flux data. Quality assurance and quality controls of flux data will also be discussed. Special topics will be covered, including the surface energy balance over different ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystem carbon budgets, uncertainties in flux measurements, and fluxes over complex terrain. Students will learn how to utilize flux data from the FLUXNET or Ameriflux networks to study the surface energy budget, evaporation, and/or carbon budget over a variety of terrestrial ecosystems across different time scales.

CE 543-Climate Change: from basic principles to modeling

Instructor: Yunha Lee Office: PACCAR 452 email: Yunha.lee@wsu.edu
The goal of this class is to gain qualitative understanding of Earth’s climate change and numerical climate modeling. It will cover the aspect of major components of the Earth’s climate system, key physical processes affecting Earth’s energy balance, and how these are represented in current climate models. We will also explore how climate models are used for climate impacts assessments and mitigation policies. This course is designed for a graduate or an advanced undergraduate student who wants to learn the scientific fundamentals of climate change and climate modeling.