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CEREO October 2017

Safeguarding Idaho’s Economy in a Changing Climate

November 16 & 17, 2017
Join in on a two-day conversation about Idaho’s changing climate designed to explore market-based solutions for safeguarding Idaho’s economy, health, landscape and lifestyle.

The statewide summit will be held at Boise State University, Idaho State University (ISU), and the University of Idaho (UI), November 16 (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM) and 17 (8:30 AM to 3:00 PM), with a reception on Thursday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Boise State University Stueckle Sky Center.


COUGS In Space Day with SpaceX and Blue Origin

Oct 25-27th, location to be announced

Space — the Final Frontier! Join alumni and other company representatives from BLUE ORIGIN and SPACEX to learn what it’s like to work in the space industry.
About the companies:
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

Blue Origin is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company set up by founder Jeff Bezos with its headquarters in Kent, Washington.

For more information and updates

Research Profile, N. Potter: Impact of Climate on Agriculture

Today Nicholas discussed his research on the impact of climate on agriculture. Specifically he explained how he was using the ‘matching’ package to create future variables for economic values for land parcels.

The future predictions for climate variables came from model predictions Nicholas already had access to. His economic variables were more difficult as they are the result of not only possible crops but regional variables. The matching package lets a researcher identify variables within the data set which are the most similar, in n dimensions, to the predicted variables. The future economic variable for that parcel is therefore the same as the past variable for the matching site.

Some specifics on this matching method, and references, can be found at this site:

The .csv file and a text version of the R script can be found below: