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.
Young Explorer Grants (YEG) offer up to $5,000 to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic’s existing grant programs- Applications accepted any time of the year (more info)
The University of Washington is sponsoring a Climate Change Video Contest open to all high school and undergraduate college/university students in the state of Washington- Submissions due by April 13, 2015 at 5pm PDT (more info)
Co sponsored by the ID and WA American Water Resources Associations- the seminar will be held on April 9, 2015 from 8:00-1:30pm at the Spokane County Water Reclamation Center. Registration is required (more info)