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CEREO September 2018

Research Week: October 15-19

Agriculture and Climate Change
Thursday, October 18th @ 2pm-3:15pm
The effect of climate change on agriculture offers a host of opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Use this matchmaking session to meet other researchers and build collaborative relationships that will enhance your research, inspire creativity, and promote innovative projects.
Presenters will prepare a short 5-minute/3 slides talk that presents an overview of their current program(s), their plans for further research, and the type of expertise they are looking for in partners. 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.
If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Emily Brashear at

Call for Abstracts: 12th Washington Hydrogeology Sympopium

Submission Deadline is midnight, Monday, September 24, 2018
View the Call for Abstracts and access the online Submission Form.
We hope you have marked your calendar for the 12th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium scheduled for April 9-11, 2019. We are pleased to bring this important conference back to the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. Keynote Speakers this year include the 2018 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer, David Boutt, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Kamini Singha, the Ben Fryrear Endowed Professor for Innovation and Excellence at the Colorado School of Mines.
Please visit our website at for details about the Symposium and to view our Call for Abstracts webpage and access our online submission form.

Data Carpentry Workshop

Data Carpentry ( workshops introduce the computational skills needed for effective data management and analysis. Instructors guide participants through the data lifecycle, with hands-on exercises on topics from data cleaning and organization in spreadsheets to data analysis and visualization with R or Python. Workshops assume no prior computational experience and provide a user-friendly and fun environment in which to learn data-driven research skills.
This workshop provides participants with fundamental skills they can utilize through their entire research careers. Although the workshop utilizes an environmentally-focused dataset (sampling locations and species counts, etc.) the skills learned are applicable to any data-intensive research area. The skills covered in this two day workshop are ideal for incoming graduate students in computationally-intensive fields, or any researcher looking for more experience with R or Python. With a solid base in data management and organization, participants leave the workshop equipped to tackle their own research topics effectively, efficiently, and reproducibly.
The workshop cost is $25.
Info + registration at:

Preparing Students for Industry Careers with Dr. Paula Chambers, Founder of Versatile Ph.D.

o Graduate Student Roundtable for Industry Careers Sept 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
o Mentoring Doctoral Students for Non-Academic Careers: Faculty and Staff Luncheon Sept 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
o From Skills to Results: Re-Seeing Your Skills Through Non-Academic Eyes Sept 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
o Making the Leap: Key Factors That Get Ph.D.s Hired into Non-Faculty Jobs Sept 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Dear Colleague Letter: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity

NSF will consider supplemental funding requests that enable PIs to request up to six months of additional support for graduate students with the following goals:
1. To provide graduate students with the opportunity to augment their research assistantships with non-academic research internship activities and training opportunities that will complement their academic research training;
2. To allow graduate students to pursue new activities aimed at acquiring professional development experience that will enhance their preparation for multiple career pathways after graduation; and
3. To encourage the participation of graduate students from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise: women, persons with disabilities, African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, veterans, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
To be eligible, graduate students must have completed at least one academic year in their graduate programs (master’s or doctoral) and be making satisfactory progress towards the completion of their degrees.
For more information and to apply

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Start preparing your application NOW
Check your eligibility here
Application Deadlines:
October 22, 2018: Life Sciences, Geosciences
October 23, 2018: Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research
October 25, 2018: Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
October 26, 2018: Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

Call for Presentation Proposals: National Urban Extension Conference

Washington State University and the National Urban Extension Leaders are pleased to jointly announce a call for proposals for the National Urban Extension Conference on “Innovation in the City: A Land Grant University Experience,” which will be held in Seattle, Washington, May 20-23, 2019.
Proposals may be for presentations, workshops, posters, and panels for the 2019 Conference. Abstracts that highlight research and/or outreach activities that involve partnerships between researchers, practitioners and Extension professionals are especially encouraged. We are also looking for innovative ideas that are just that, ideas.
Learn More: Call for Proposals

4th Annual Free the Snake Flotilla

Please consider joining hundreds of people from around the Pacific Northwest for the 4th Annual Free the Snake Flotilla on September 7 – 8, 2018 in Clarkston, WA. Register here. The two-day event will feature music, guest speakers, camping and, of course, a float on the water to promote the return of a free-flowing river to our region! Everything is taking place at Chief Timothy Park. All campsites at the park are already reserved, and donations to flotilla organizers can be made on-sit e.
The main theme of this year’s flotilla is tribal land and tradition. Canoe families from sovereign tribes across the region will be gathering on the Clearwater River, and paddling downstream through the heart of Lewiston-Clarkston toward Chief Timothy Park on the Snake River. Hundreds of non-tribal salmon advocates will then join them on the water for a display of solidarity and a resounding call to FREE THE SNAKE!

Program Manager, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

The PICS Program Manager: supports the overall implementation of the PICS strategic plan (; is responsible for PICS on-campus presence at the University of Victoria including organizing events, maintaining a program of student and faculty engagement, participating in local outreach and climate change solution implementation activities; developing advanced knowledge in their subject matter domain; developing a network of local support related to particular subject matter domains; and engaging in climate solutions outreach related to their area(s) of expertise. This position requires occasional travel (generally 1 – 3 days/trip, mainly within BC) for meetings, conferences, workshops etc.
For complete job description and to apply, visit the University of Victoria Human
Resources Website:

Researcher in Residence, Built Environment

This is a three-year, non-renewable full-time contract position with a focus on the built environment.
The Institute currently supports a multi-year, multi-institutional project on this subject. The incumbent will be expected to support this work as well as other projects and extend their reach into the non-academic community. This is the first of three positions that will focus on different climate change solutions areas in the new Researcher in Residence program. The position is based at the University of Victoria, and requires travel within BC, and occasionally within Canada and internationally.
To apply: send a CV and cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position to by September 30, 2018. Start date 1 October 2018 or as soon as