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CEREO March 2021

Iowa Water 20 Conference April 6 – 8, 2021

We will be holding the Iowa Water Conference covering a wide range of water related topics in a virtual format – travel is FAST, lodging is CHEAP, and food service will be like eating at home. 

80+ speakers

70+ presentations on emergent water topics

3 virtual tours

Virtual networking breakout rooms

To register:

If you have questions, please let me know or better yet – contact Ms. Hanna Bates ( )

New Research Opportunity for Summer 2021 at the Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Earth Institute at Columbia University is offering remote summer research experiences for undergraduates and educators and applications are due on Friday, April 9 at 5:00pm ET. This is also a new site this year and is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) division.

We are very excited about this opportunity and are reaching out to you to see if you can help us spread the word about it. These research experiences will introduce participants to transdisciplinary science being done at the Earth Institute. Participants will work through the scientific process to better understand the latest climate change research and how it is gathered, analyzed, and communicated for relevant stakeholders and policymakers.

All the important deadlines are below, along with the program dates. Applications are now open and all the info you’ll need can be found on this page.

We are holding an info session this Wednesday, March 17 at 4:00pm ET where students and educators interested in applying can come and ask questions about the application process and meet their potential mentors (RSVP link here). For your reference, I’ve included a list of all of the 2021 projects so it can be forwarded easily.

Important Dates

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 – Applications open
  • Friday, April 9, 2021 – Applications due by 5:00pm ET; we will allow up to one additional week for letter writers to submit their letters online, letters are due by 5:00pm ET on Friday, April 16, 2021)
  • May 3-7, 2021 – Applicants will be notified about decisions
  • 2021 program dates: June 7 to August 13, 2021

The program features:

  • Research project under the supervision of a Columbia scientist;
  • Opportunities to work on impactful scientific projects with both Columbia staff and external stakeholders that bring climate science research to direct community users
  • Training in data analysis and techniques, lab safety, professional ethics, and career and networking opportunities
  • Special lectures and workshops
  • Stipend of $6000



Funding Opportunities

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) provides funding for research across the region that advances understanding of climate change impacts and variability on fish, wildlife, water, land and people. All of the NW CASC’s science investments are guided by their Science Agenda, which identifies management priorities and goals for our region.

University Consortium-Directed Research Funding

Each year, the NW CASC University Consortium provides funding for graduate students and postdocs to produce science in collaboration with natural resource managers and decision-makers, as well as instruction in the theory and practice of developing decision-relevant science. The NW CASC is currently accepting proposals for our 2021-22 Research Fellowship Program through March 15, 2021.

USGS-Directed Research Funding

NW CASC funding is also available periodically through the USGS to support research projects across the region. As part of the Climate Adaptation Science Center Network’s Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Opportunity, the NW CASC is currently seeking proposals for Northwest climate adaptation research through March 19, 2021.

For more information

The Call for Abstracts for the 2021 National Extension Energy Summit

The Call for Abstracts for the 2021 National Extension Energy Summit has been issued!   The Summit will again be held jointly with the National Sustainability Summit, this time October 4th to 6th at the Penn Stater Hotel on the campus of Penn State University.

Abstracts for oral presentations, posters, roundtable discussions, workshops, panels, demonstrations, and exhibits related to Extension energy should be submitted to the energy track.  Abstracts related to sustainability should be submitted to the sustainability track.

Abstracts should be submitted online using the abstract submission site through Monday May 3, 2021, for full consideration.

See the full Call for Abstracts for details.  Visit the NEES+NSS webpage to learn more about the joint summits.

The 2021 joint conference is being hosted by Penn State Extension, with planning support coming from the National Extension Energy Initiative (NEEI)National Network for Sustainable Living Education (NNSLE), the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, and The National Extension Climate Initiative (NECI)


1-Credit Workshop: Writing as Social Practice

Open to WSU students

One of the ideas behind this course taught by C.S. Giscombe is that poetry and essays (life-writing, creative nonfiction, “essaying,” etc.) have similar aims or field-marks—both are literary vehicles of exploration and documentation, both value experimental approaches, and both traffic with versions of the incomplete. Another idea is that various wide particulars make up each of us—social class, race, ability, gender, place of birth, etc. These particulars endow us with privileges, deficits, blindnesses, insights, and the like. Prompts in this course will encourage students to document these and explore how they qualify us (and how or if they obligate us) to “speak” from various positions. The purpose of writing in this course is to engage public language on the one hand and personal (meaning specific) observations and experiences on the other. The purpose here is to pursue consciousness. The experiment is to attempt to do so in the forms of poetry and the personal essay. A third idea is that hybrid forms—works that defy a single characterization or order, works that join rather than exclude—are of great interest. March 22–24, 6:00–8:30 p.m. To register, contact Leisa McCormick at or 509‑335‑0496.

Northwest Climate Conference Registration Now Available

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2021 Northwest Climate Conference, taking place April 6-8, is now available! You can register here for either general registration ($150), student registration ($25), or apply to be considered for a full scholarship.

This conference is for everyone working to build a climate-resilient Northwest. It has provided a learning and networking community for practitioners, scientists, community organizers, tribal members, and others interested in climate change for over a decade. Please review the agenda and list of lightning talks that will be available, and keep an eye on our website for more details regarding plenary speakers, youth presentations, networking opportunities, and more. Remember, our content will be available to all registrants for 6 months after the event – you don’t want to miss out! We hope you will join us for the Pacific Northwest’s premier regional climate change conference in April!

Research training opportunity is available at the USDA Forest Service

A research training opportunity is available at the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station, Northwest Climate Hub, and Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center (WWETAC). For the location of the appointment, the participant will be able to choose between Olympia, WA; Portland, OR; or Corvallis, OR. Due to the ongoing pandemic, remote telework will be permitted until Pacific Northwest Research Station Labs reopen.

Research Project: In collaboration with WWETAC and Northwest Climate Hub team members, the selected participant will facilitate science-management partnerships to develop climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation options for western landscapes. Under guidance of the WWETAC/Hub Director, the participant will also conduct research and develop tools and syntheses that help policymakers and land and watershed managers understand the effects of climate variability and change on natural resources, and to identify and describe adaptive land-management practices under changing climate with respect to water, vegetation, carbon, wildlife habitat, recreation, and other ecosystem services. The participant will assemble, interpret and disseminate data and information to provide options and priorities for managing natural resources in a changing climate. The participant will also assemble technical information, perform analyses, contribute to technical reports, and provide leadership in writing peer- Gain first-hand knowledge of Forest Service Research & Development science and National Forest System

Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email and include the reference code for this opportunity.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/31/2021 11:59:00 PM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Earth and Geosciences (1 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (9 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (7 )


Please submit applications at:

The AGU Bridge Program applications are still open!

We hope you continue reaching out to students who you believe might be good candidates for the program by encouraging them to apply. The deadline for applications is March 31.

We appreciate your efforts in spreading the word about the AGU Bridge Program and helping us reach those students who stand to benefit most. Thank you for supporting this effort to increase diversity and support inclusive practices in our discipline by encouraging eligible students to apply.