NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. […]

2017 Palouse Basin Water Summit – Imagine a Day Without Water – October 19th

Thursday, October 19th from 4:30 – 7:30pm at the SEL Event Center in Pullman. Visit: www.palousewatersummit.org. Keynote, Patricia Mulroy, is a Senior Fellow for Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy, Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. At the Summit, we’ll also discuss the current state of the Palouse Basin and […]

The Molly K. Macauley Award for Research Innovation and Advanced Analytics for Policy

Short Pre-Proposals due December 5, 2017 (Invited) Final Proposals due February 28, 2018 seeking proposals for new research that will support and enhance the activities of the Consortium for the Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked to Earth Science (VALUABLES), a new consortium at RFF made possible through a partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space […]

CEREO Roundtable Discussion- 20 October 2017 12:00-1:30pm, PACCAR 305

CEREO is hosting an open roundtable discussion on October 20, 2017 at 12:00-1:30pm, PACCAR 305 to assess possibilities for collaboration and funding in the area of plant-microbe interactions. This discussion will be led by Dr. Maren Friesen, a new Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences. If you are planning on attending, […]

Troubleshooting: Data importing, database IDs, and Plotly tables

#### Issue 1#### #importing data using the “point and click” method in R studio leads to different data structures #how to make match data structure from read.csv()? # Input with point and click str(WeedAbundance) #input with read.csv() command dat <- read.csv(“WeedAbundance.csv”) str(dat) #lets make it match in type WA <- data.frame(WeedAbundance) str(WA) #lets make the […]

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Indexing Tables From Plotly output

Submitted by our Working Group member Julia Piaskowski. We discussed this a bit in Trouble Shooting, but its relevant to anyone using Plotly. Thanks Julia! : Plotly is an enormously handy set of interactive plotting function that have been developed for R, Python and D3.js. One very useful feature of plotly is “event_data” where users are able […]

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Scientific Assistant Position: Washington State University, Stable Isotope Core Laboratory

Assist the laboratory manager for the WSU stable isotope core facility. Help develop innovative approaches and methodologies in stable isotope analyses. Interact with the Laboratory Information Management database. Maintain facility web page. Ensure satisfactory operation of specialized research equipment to serve needs of the facility. Train personnel in preparation of samples and equipment usage. Supervise […]

Word Clouds

Today Stephanie Labou spoke about text mining and word clouds. Our script today used the “tm” and “wordcloud” packages. Some questions were asked at our session, primarily 1) can you mine PDFs? The answer is yes! You can! You can find more information about reading in text from PDFs here and here and here is the online book about text mining […]

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Intro to R

This week was our introduction to R lecture. This lecture was a brief overview of what R is and how to use it, with the goal of making the newer R users in our community literate in R syntax. For this session users needed to have downloaded both R and R Studio. First we discussed […]

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