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NW Climate Science Center- Immediate Fellowship Opportunity

The NW Climate Science Center invites proposals from faculty at UW, BSU, UM, WSU and WWU for funding to support research by graduate students and post-docs in fields relating to understanding and addressing climate impacts on NW natural and cultural resources, and training of these NW CSC Fellows in the principles and practices of co-producing decision-relevant (“actionable”) science. Funding will be available as early as Fall 2017, to support research performed during the 17-18 academic year (at least through December 2017).

For details about the fellowship and how to apply, please click here.   Applications should be emailed to jacquem@wsu.edu- those received before 11 September 2017 will be given preference.

Nov 18: Urban Food-Energy-Water Summit

Woodinville, Wash. – An interactive summit focusing on the future of the food system in the greater Seattle metropolitan area will be held on Friday, November 18, at the Brightwater Convention Center.

Hosted by Washington State University (WSU) Metro Food Energy Water Seed Grant Research Team, the Urban Food-Energy-Water Summit provides an opportunity for the public to gain a deeper understanding of food, energy and water (FEW) interdependence in the greater Seattle area. A morning keynote address and panel discussion will be held from 8:30-11 a.m. and is open to the public. This will include presentations about research and discussions addressing the need for integrated natural resource management approaches. The panel discussion will be a forum for diverse stakeholders to share their perspectives on local food and agriculture.

A by-invitation afternoon breakout session and luncheon will be held after the public portion of the Summit from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants will discuss the various characteristics of resilient regional food systems. They will also assist in identifying future research directions that will support local decision makers when developing policies. Please contact Liz Allen if you would like an invitation to the afternoon session.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at www.urbanfew.brownpapertickets.com. For more information about this summit, visit www.metrocenter.wsu.edu/metrofew-summit2016. To learn more about the Urban Food, Energy and Water project, visit http://metrocenter.wsu.edu/metrofew/.

Contact:

Liz Allen, lizb.allen@wsu.edu, 774-437-2819

Environmental Courses for Spring 2016

Click on a class title for more information:

Anthropology

ANTH 591- Feeding the World: from the past, to traditional food systems, to GMO’s (d’Alpoim Guedes)

 

Civil and Environmental Engineering

CE 503- Air Quality Management (Herring)

CE 506- Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange Methods- Theory and Measurements of Turbulent Fluxes (Liu)

CE 517- Mechanics of Sediment Transport (Petrie)

CE 543 Adv Topics- Environmental Biogeochemistry (Ginn)

CE 562- Advanced Subsurface Flow and Transport (Engdahl)

CE 588- Atmospheric Turbulence and Air Quality Modeling (Lamb)

 

The Changing American Landscape and its Connection to Climate

The ACS is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Evan DeLucia on 9 November 2015 (CUB 210- Junior Ballroom East) at 4:10pm.  Dr. DeLucia became director of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment whose aim is to synergize environmental efforts on the University of Illinois campus with nearby cities by promoting green sustainability education and outreach.  (more info)

Success of CEREO-sponsored Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops in Spring 2015

CEREO received enthusiastic feedback on the two workshops it hosted during the Spring 2015 semester.  These workshops were aimed at increasing scientific productivity and reproducibility by teaching researchers fundamental software skills and best practice techniques for working with and analyzing data.  The Software Carpentry workshop (April 27-28, 2015) led by Kara Woo (WSU) and Karl Broman (University of Wisconsin- Madison) taught participants new techniques for data management and version control using R and Git.  The Data Carpentry workshop (May 14-15, 2015) led by Kara Woo (WSU) and Naupaka Zimmerman (ASU) covered aspects of data processing and analysis using R, SQL, Excel, and OpenRefine.

A summary of material covered and an assessment report of the two workshops can be found here.