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CEREO February 2018

Idaho Water Research Symposium

Featuring 2016 & 2017 projects sponsored by the USGS 104b Program
March 7, 2018 • 2-4:30 p.m. • IRIC 305 at UI
Learn about the leading-edge projects our Water Resources faculty are working on!
Drought Planning • Water Quality • Outreach Efforts
Introduction by Special guest, Janet Nelson, Vice President of Research
Presenters include Alycia Bean (College of Science), Jeff Langman (College of Science), Brant Miller (College of Education, Health & Human Sciences), Erin Brooks (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), Mark Solomon (Idaho Water Resources Research Institute), Frank Wilhelm (College of Natural Resources), and Evan Williamson (UI Library).
An added bonus includes four 5-minute lightning round presentations by
U of I’s newest Water Resources faculty: Alan Kolok, Chloe Wardropper, Zachary Kayler, and Alex Maas.

SISE Summer Institute on Sustainability & Energy

August 9-12, 2018, Chicago IL.
The Summer Institute onSustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week “boot camp” for future decision makers ready to join the sustainability and energy revolution. Held annually since 2011 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the program boasts over 300 alumni located around the globe. During weekdays, SISE Fellows (also called “SISE’ers”) interact with area experts in high-level talks, visit fascinating sustainability and energy related sites, and network with a range of professionals and alumni of the program. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on research projects and explore Chicago.
Deadline: June 15, 2018 5:00PM (PST)
For more information and to apply

NASA WR ROSES18 Solicitation

The specific goal of this solicitation is to advance the use of satellite observations and hydrologic modeling to monitor and assess local and regional water quality and quantity for improving water resource risk assessment, economic planning, investment planning, and policy making. Innovative solutions are sought that support an integrated approach by synergistically combining Earth observations, modeling, and existing in situ/partner data sets to address specific, well-defined information needs for water resources management.
Proposals to this program will be taken by a “binding” two-step process in which the Notice of Intent is replaced by a required five-page Step-1 proposal submitted by an organization Authorized Organizational Representative. Only proposers who submit a Step-1 proposal (Due date: April 17, 2018) and are invited to proceed may submit a Step-2 (full) proposal. (Due date: August 17, 2018)
NASA WRP – for more information

DataONE Summer Internship Program

Four great internship opportunities as part of our annual dataONE Summer Internship Program.
• Sharing Reproducible Research through DataONE and WholeTale
• Supporting Synthesis Science with DataONE
• Communications & Outreach: Development of a Primer for Early-Career Researchers
• Extending Libmagic for Identification of Science Resources
Undergraduates, graduates and recent postgraduates are invited to apply to work with DataONE for nine weeks between May and July 2018. Full details of the program, eligibility requirements and project descriptions can be found at
Applications are due by March 23rd 2018.

Assorted opportunities for students to learn more about science-policy interactions.

AGU’s Science Policy Twitter account – they list Hill outreach opportunities pretty often, including this one.
• AGI geopolicy also has an active Twitter account with helpful posts.
• AGU’s science policy internship:
• AGI’s sci policy internship:
• GSA regional chapters fly students in for GeoCVD (geosciences congressional visits day) in September each year. These fly-ins happen right before the USGS Coalition reception, which is a fun event, too.

Call for Abstracts: Waste Recycling, Upcycling, and Sustainable Transportation

This year’s workshop will be held in Spokane, WA, July 15-17, 2018, hosted by the Washington State University.
This annual event is focused on resource conservation and recovery issues affecting transportation and associated infrastructure, including but not limited to: (1) Recycling, reuse and repurposing of waste and byproducts; (2) Upcycling and beneficial uses of waste and byproducts; (3) Life-cycle sustainability of transportation infrastructures/systems (including considerations at design, construction, preservation, operations, rehabilitation, and recycling stages); (4) Contamination risk management; (5) Water quality (e.g., stormwater BMPs); (6) multimodal transportation and sustainability practices; (7) Renewable energy and alternative use of right-of-way; (8) Resiliency and climate change adaptation; and other sustainability and environmental management topics.
Please submit your abstract for presentation or poster no later than April 9, 2018. For a preliminary list of sessions and abstract submittal, go to:
If you need assistance in the process, please contact Dr. Xianming Shi at or Dr. Andy Alden at

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship seeks to encourage individuals who have the potential to make a significant positive difference in wilderness protection in the United States.
The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship is available to qualified graduate students. It is created in honor of Gloria Barron, dedicated educator and tireless advocate for wilderness protection, and administered by The Wilderness Society, a leading conservation organization based in Washington, D.C.
The scholarship amount varies from year to year. Historically, awards of $10,000 have been given to graduate students to support their research and preparation of a paper on an aspect of wilderness. We strongly encourage proposals relating to climate change, as well as other topics regarding wilderness conservation. Additional funding will be provided to pay travel expenses for the recipient to work with staff members of The Wilderness Society on this project.
For more information on the Scholarship and how to apply, click here. The deadline to apply for 2018 is April 20.

Regional Approaches to Women’s Leadership in STEMM Conference

Increasing numbers of women in STEMM faculty and leadership in higher education is a challenge requiring capacity building and problem solving within and among educational institutions at all levels, involving graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, faculty, and administrations. This regional conference is intended to build (1) competence and motivation to pursue leadership roles, and (2) organizational systemic strategies for increasing support to women in STEMM. These goals will be accomplished through leadership training, gender in STEMM/academia presentations, and break-out groups aimed at enhancing capacity in grant writing and instruction, specifically addressing early career challenges.
Date: March 3, 2018, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Lunch will be provided for all participants at the WSU Spokane Campus. Lunch will be from 12:00-1:30 pm. There will be four break out sessions after lunch.
Location: WSU Spokane Campus: Spokane Academic Center, Rooms 205, 241,245, and 249 (600 N. Riverpoint Blvd)
Registration: Register no later than February 20, 2018 for guaranteed food accommodations
For more information and to Register

Preventing and Resolving Water Conflicts: A Skills Building Workshop

Friday, April 20, 2018: 12:00 to 6:00pm and Saturday, April 21: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Room 305
Dr. Aaron Wolf will deliver this workshop for a half day starting at noon April 20 and all day Saturday April 21. Please send a response to, if you want to sign up for the workshop. Priority will be given in order of response. Please direct any questions to Professor Cosens:

Call for applicants for Scientist Sentinels: Civic Engagement & Leadership Program, May 2018!

Over the past year, we have been inspired by the way scientists have used their voices to affirm the role of science in society and contribute to making the world a better place. Now, we are pleased to announce a new program designed to help scientists and researchers take their engagement to the next level.
If you are eager to harness your role as a scientist and a constituent to share the value of science, inspire your peers, and support evidence-based decision making, we invite you to apply to Scientist Sentinels: Civic Engagement & Leadership Program.
Successful applicants are expected to attend the three-day retreat May 29 – June 1, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. This retreat will be delivered by experts in science communication, policy engagement, and leadership from COMPASS and the Union of Concerned Scientists Center for Science and Democracy. Following the retreat, participants will have access to post-retreat webinars and peer coaching sessions for ongoing learning and support. Additional questions? Contact
To apply.