Recognizing that science and technology researchers cannot solve complex environmental problems alone, the C-NSPIRE interdisciplinary graduate certificate program aims to address the longstanding need for a corps of top-flight scientists capable of communicating the relevance of their work at the science-policy interface. The primary objective of this certificate is to provide students an interdisciplinary perspective of the science related to the global N- and C-cycles, introduce students to public policy studies, and give them experience communicating their science in the policy realm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org- those received before 11 September 2017 will be given preference.
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.
Horton Hydrology Research Grant- due 15 April 2016
Open to graduate students in hydrology (including its physical, chemical, or biological aspects) or in water resources policy sciences (including economics, systems analysis, sociology and law). U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to apply. (more info)
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)
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.