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Earth Week Discussion Panel – Experts on Instream Flows

Earth Week Discussion Panel – Experts on Instream Flows

Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 pm

Happy Earth Week!! The student-led Water Resources Club is hosting a panel on the importance and impact of instream flows.  Six expert panelists will join us to offer their insights on the state of WA’s rivers and streams and water resources. The panelists represent a diversity of knowledge, including from state, tribal, academic and public perspectives.

Register here:

https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcOCgpzouHtNIUKrpwp0FHIQlJknFd636

 

NEBC Presents Stormwater in Washington – Virtual Conference

May 5, 2021

This focused, one-day conference, hosted on an engaging virtual platform this year, is Washington’s leading stormwater event, convening regulated companies, governments, solution providers, and regulators for learning, networking, and business development. In addition, Managing Stormwater in Washington features the region’s largest stormwater trade show with over 40 service and technology solution providers. Website Registration Agenda

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C-NSPIRE Graduate Certificate Program- Now Recruiting!

We are looking for new students!  The C-NSPIRE program is an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program aimed at students interested in biogeochemistry or nutrient-related research and science policy.  Through this certificate, students develop curricular and experiential expertise in navigating the science-policy interface.  The attached flyer and our website can be viewed for more information: https://cereo.wsu.edu/c-nspire-certificate-program/.   Any questions can be emailed to cereo@wsu.edu.

Here’s a link to our flyer: https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/95/2020/08/20200409_CNSPIRE_flyer_final.pdf

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: www.regcytes.extension.iastate.edu/iwc2021/

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

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 lmccormick@wsu.edu or 509‑335‑0496.