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San Diego Supercomputer Center Summer Institute 2017

A week-long workshop held at the University of California, San Diego that focuses on a broad spectrum of introductory-to-intermediate topics in High Performance Computing and Data Science. The program is aimed at researchers in academia and industry, especially in domains not traditionally engaged in supercomputing, who have problems that cannot typically be solved using local computing resources. This year’s Summer Institute continues SDSC’s strategy of bringing High Performance Computing to the Long Tail of Science, i.e. providing resources to a larger number of modest-sized computational research projects that represent, in aggregate, a tremendous amount of scientific progress.

The registration fee is $300 and includes coffee and lunch, it is due only after the application is accepted.

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National March for the Climate April 29, 2017

People across the nation will be marching in support of the earth. On the Palouse the Lori Batina Memorial Climate March will begin with a gathering and welcome by Nez Perce earth keepers at Friendship Square, followed by a march to East City Park where a rally for earth will feature music, drumming, and speakers. This event will be in Moscow, Idaho, on behalf of the entire Palouse.
10:30-11:30am Friendship Square
Gathering: Greeting, Drumming, Music, Blessing for the Earth
Opening Ceremonies-Nimipuu/Nez Perce Peoples & Moscow Peace Band           
11:30-12:00 March from Friendship Square to East City Park 
12:00-3:00 East City Park Rally
Drumming, Music, Rallying
Speakers for the Earth
Tribute to Lori Batina who organized, financed, and led the March for Survival in 2014 & fought for the health of our earth

Graduate student scholarship to attend the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas October 4-6, 2017

Seeking graduate students with research, experience, or interest in the areas of water demand management, water supply, and water conservation.

Please respond via email to Jon Yoder yoder@wsu.edu or Jacqueline McCabe jacquem@wsu.edu by May 4 if you would like to receive a graduate student scholarship. If you wish to be considered for an oral presentation slot, we will need their contact information and 300 word maximum abstract submitted by May 4, 2017. If you are planning to present a poster, we will need contact information (name and email) before or by May 17, 2017.

Meeting scheduled May 1, 11:00am in PACCAR 305 in regards to this application, see in “Looking Forward” below.

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Stable Isotope Theory and Methods, (Biol 540), Fall 2017

Lecture: Tu, Th 9:10 – 10:25

Lab: TU 1:25 – 4:15

Students will learn to design, interpret, and critically evaluate the use of stable isotopic tools. pecifically, we will focus on efficiently learning terminology and notation, sources of variation, mathematical models of isotope composition, and key applications of stable isotope techniques. The laboratory section of the course will provide hands on experience with stable isotope mass spectrometers WSU Stable Isotope Core Facility to train you to run your own samples.

For information contact Dr. R. Dave Evans (5-7466; rdevans@wsu.edu)

USDA-NIFA-CGP-006325: Higher Education Challenge Grants Program

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292849

Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.

Paid summer internship with the Idaho NRCS Snow Survey to a UI water resources student or recent graduate.

The intern will assist NRCS with the annual maintenance and upgrading of NRCS’s Snotel and snow course sites across the state. Based out of Boise, the 13 weeks of work will take you to tops of mountains from the headwaters of the Snake River to the Idaho Panhandle. 

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit:

 http://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/17403

or contact: 

Mark Solomon, Interim IWRRI Director

msolomon@uidaho.edu

(208) 885-0311

 

USGS Model Evaluation Summer SESSION

USGS is seeking summer interns to evaluate hydrologic cycle models and observational data across the United States.  A prototype tool has been developed that allows exploration of observations and model results at several spatial and temporal scales.  During the summer, a team of students will engage in rigorous application of this tool to identify the strengths and weaknesses of existing models of the hydrologic cycle.  Students will also have the opportunity to improve the tool and add functionality.  Through frequent interactions with developers of hydrologic models within USGS, interns will be challenged to think critically about the representation of hydrologic processes used in models and to consider alternative strategies towards model development and evaluation. This unique summer session will be held at the USGS offices in the Denver Federal Center.

Applications are due through USAJobs by April 14.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467089700

Project leads for this summer session are William Farmer, Lauren Hay, and Julie Kiang.  Please contact William Farmer with any questions (wfarmer@usgs.gov, 303-236-4981).

If you liked Data Carpentry, you might want to attend the Software Carpentry Workshop (6-7 April)

The Software Carpentry workshop, sponsored by CEREO and WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association is another two-day, hands-on event geared towards those interested in developing core skills for working with data effectively and reproducibly.  This workshop covers how to use the command line, git, and building programs in R (e.g. functions, loops).  Participants work through short tutorials and practical exercises done via live coding.  No prior experience with R or programming is necessary. This workshop will be held 6–7 April 2017. Register today