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CEREO February 2021

ESPIn: an opportunity for graduate students and EC career scientists

ESPIn is an 8-day, virtual, immersive training experience for 25 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and/or early career faculty. ESPIn is designed to allow participants to make advances on critical earth surface processes research questions by teaching cyberinfrastructure skills. ESPIn will offer hands-on training in numerical modeling, best programming practices, open source software development, collaborative coding and version control systems, Landlab and pymt, High Performance Computing and model uncertainty quantification.

Several days will be dedicated to working in small teams on authentic research, data analysis, and coding projects. Participants can also work on developing and advancing their own research codes. In addition, there will be dedicated time for peer-to-peer networking and professional development. A mix of experienced scientists, visiting faculty, software engineers and research computing experts provide instruction. ESPIn will conclude with team presentations on code advances and research outcomes, and set up participants to continue to develop ideas.

Enrollment costs are supported for the 25 participants by the ESPIn program. The application window now open!!

Important dates
February 15, 2021: Application open
March 22, 2021: Application deadline
April 10, 2021: Notification Date
June 8-17, 2021: Summer Institute


National Science Foundation (NSF) funding priority to support students, technicians, and postdoctoral researchers

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) recognizes the major impact the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have on the scientific community. In this context, EAR has prioritized consideration of supplemental funding requests to support specific classes of personnel in the Earth sciences community whose appointments have been interrupted, delayed, or otherwise disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. EAR funds have been prioritized for supplemental requests for salary, fringe, and indirect costs to support three categories of personnel: 1) students at all levels; 2) technicians; and 3) postdoctoral researchers. The goal of this priority for supplemental support to EAR awards is to provide bridge funding to directly assist existing personnel. For more information, please see the Letter from the Earth Sciences Division Director.


MuniCon 2021 Virtual Conference

April 5 – April 8

The goal of this conference is to provide the Washington municipal stormwater community an opportunity to communicate, coordinate, and exchange approaches and tools for addressing priority issues and challenges faced by municipal stormwater permitees in Eastern and Western Washington.  MuniCon 2021 is scheduled for April 5-8, 2021 as an on-line conference. Student/State Agency/Government/Stormwater Member/Permittee Price – $50 Consultant Price – $100 REGISTER HERE Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Alyssa Herandy, WSU Professional Education (253) 445-4631 to discuss how you…

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Northwest Climate Conference

April 6 – April 8

The NW Climate Conference brings together more than 500 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific results, challenges and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources, and infrastructure in the Northwest. The conference also provides a forum for presenting emerging policy and management goals, as well as information needs related to regional climate impacts and adaptation. Conference participants include policy- and decision-makers, resource managers, and scientists from academia, public agencies, sovereign tribal nations, non-governmental…

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SCIENCE TALK ’21 – Annual Science Communication Conference – “Resilience”

March 24-26, 2021

A gathering of like-minded individuals who are passionate about science and science communication. This conference helps scientists and science communicators improve their skills to increase the impact of science in society. Our members belong to some of the premiere science agencies, academic institutions, news outlets, and communication organizations in the country. We have decades of experience in how to reach different audiences and share our stories…why science matters.

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ACADEMIC SHOWCASE: Forum for sharing research with the WSU community

Academic Showcase is a poster session that lets you share your recent original research, scholarship, and/or creative work with the WSU academic community. The event highlights interdisciplinary collaboration.

Share your research, scholarship, or creative work with the WSU academic community at Academic Showcase. This annual poster session will be held online from Monday, March 22 through Thursday, March 25.

Each year, Academic Showcase features the outstanding work of our faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students from all disciplines, campuses, and Extension offices. It is a wonderful opportunity to participate in the weeklong event known as Showcase, a celebration of WSU’s academic excellence.

This year Academic Showcase will take place completely online. As a participant, you will share your work through a digital poster and, if you choose, a video presentation. Interactivity will remain a hallmark of the event. Visitors browsing the Academic Showcase presentations may leave comments for you and schedule calls on Zoom to chat about your work.

To participate, please submit an abstract of your work along with your presentation by Tuesday, March 16. As you prepare, ensure that you read the submission guidelines. If you have questions regarding Academic Showcase or abstract submission requirements, please feel free to contact us at

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2021 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference

June 8-10, 2021

The conference planning committee is pleased to invite abstract submissions for the 2021 UCOWR/NIWR (Virtual) Water Resources Conference. Gaps in projected water supply and demand, declining water quality, increased food and energy needs, and a changing climate highlight the numerous water challenges facing society and water resources professionals. UCOWR and NIWR invite you to join leading researchers, educators, water managers, students, and other professionals from across the country and world to join the dialogue as we seek to develop solutions to complex water resources challenges and explore bridges between science and policy. We call your attention to a special focus on Water and Social-Environmental Justice and especially encourage abstracts on this timely and critical topic.

Update: Submissions due Feb 21, 2021

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