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Office of Research to Host Research Week October 21-25

Join the Office of Research for our third annual Research Week! This year, featured events include competitions for seed and travel funding, matchmaking flash talks, and workshops for faculty and graduate students. We will announce competition winners and recognize research achievements by faculty and staff during an awards ceremony and reception. All are welcome to come and take advantage of professional development and networking opportunities.

Check out the full schedule for Research Week.

 

Join us Wednesdays in October for CUAHSI’s Fall Cyberseminar Series: Emerging Advances in Hydrologic Education

Hosted by Emad Habib, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

With the increasing complexity in our natural and built systems, and with the recent advances in data and modeling technologies, hydrology educators recognize the need for providing learning experiences that address such challenges and opportunities. This Cyberseminar series will cover new developments that have emerged recently in the field of hydrology education, including: data and modeling-based learning experiences; use of active-learning pedagogies; development of open educational resources; digital and online education approaches; innovative methods for collaboration and sharing of learning resources; and water interdisciplinary curricula. The session highlights efforts at both undergraduate and graduate academic settings, as well as community and citizen-science engagements.
More information is available here.

All talks take place on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm ET.
Dates, Speakers, and Topics:

October 2, 2019: Citizen Science in Surface Hydrology; CrowdHydrology, FloodAware, and the Emerging Opportunity | Ben Ruddell (Northern Arizona University) 
October 9, 2019:
Teaching and Learning about Socio-Hydrological Systems in an Introductory Undergraduate Water Course | Cory Forbes (University of Nebraska – Lincoln)
October 16, 2019
: Challenges in Implementing Active Learning: Strategies for Reducing Student Resistance | Maura Borrego (University of Texas at Austin)
October 23, 2019: Collaborative development and sharing of learning resources in hydrology and water resources: experiences from the HydroLearn project | Emad Habib (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Melissa Gallagher (University of Maine), David Tarboton (Utah State University), Dan Ames (BYU)
October 30, 2019: CUAHSI Virtual University: An experiment in interinstitutional graduate education | Steven P. Loheide (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Join Us!

All talks are free and open to the public, but you must register for the series in order to attend. Register here.

Can’t make it?

All of CUAHSI’s Cyberseminars are recorded and archived on our website for later viewing.

Open Positions, WSU Vancouver

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • priority application deadline November 1, 2019, but accepted (early or late) on rolling basis until filled

Graduate Research Assistant (PhD or MS)

  • program application deadline January 10, 2020, but accepted (early or late) on rolling basis until filled

Send an email of inquiry/interest as soon as possible to kevan.moffett@wsu.edu and please attach a CV/resume that includes GPA and GRE scores, if possible. Complete applications are due by January 10, 2020 for priority review toward potential admission, but late applications will be accepted through winter and spring until the position is filled.

Data Carpentry Workshop, Oct 10-11, 2019

Data Carpentry introduces computational skills needed for effective data management and analysis, which can be used throughout researchers’ careers. This is a two-day workshop on October 10 + 11 that is open to grad students, staff, faculty, and researchers alike. No prior computing experience is required. Cost for participation is $25. We will cover data organization in spreadsheets, data cleaning with OpenRefine, and basic programming in R. Contact matthew.brousil@wsu.edu with questions. Workshop website: https://mbrousil.github.io/2019-10-10-wsu/

Water Resources Science & Management Undergraduate Certificate

This certificate is a 15-credit undergraduate program open to students from all colleges and disciplines who are interested in freshwater resources.

Through this program, students will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the physical, social, and cultural drivers that shape how water is managed within the larger environmental and human landscape.  Those completing this certificate will emerge with the breadth of knowledge required to think critically about water issues.

Students earning this certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the interdisciplinary and often co-evolving science and policy advances for addressing freshwater issues.
  • Utilize fundamentals of the physical sciences to broadly understand the hydrologic cycle and how human management of water influences this cycle.
  • Display knowledge of the social, legal, and institutional environment surrounding water resources and management.
  • Broaden their professional and social networks to enhance their disciplinary understanding of water and water management.

Need more info?  Email Julie Padowski (julie.padowski@wsu.edu) or visit our website: https://wrc.wsu.edu/news/wrsm-certificate-program/

Upcoming RFP’s

Request for Applications

Apply for Grant

Posted Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Closing Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Other Due Dates:

  • Application Deadline Dates: See Program Area Priorities for additional information (See Part I, C of RFA)
  • Agricultural Innovation through Gene Editing – Letter of Intent required – Deadline: June 19, 2019
  • Agricultural Microbiomes – Letter of Intent required – Deadline: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Tactical Sciences for Agricultural Biosecurity – Letter of Intent required – Deadline: July 9, 2019
  • Inter-Disciplinary Engagement in Animal Systems (IDEAS) – Letter of Intent required – Deadline: June 20, 2019
  • All Conference Grants – Letter of Intent required -Letter of Intent Deadline: Minimum of 135 days before the conference begins

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006772

Estimated Total Program Funding: $192,585,000

Register for the NW CASC’s Next Spring Skills-Building Webinar on May 7th

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center’s next Spring Skills-Building Webinar is coming up on Tuesday, May 7th at 11:00 AM (PT). Register now for “Knowledge to Action: The Role of Social Drivers in the Recovery of Bull Trout in a Changing Climate.” In this webinar, Dr. Jason Dunham from the U.S. Geological Survey will discuss his experience working at regional and local scales to engage stakeholders in decision-making around bull trout recovery, tracing the journey from knowledge to action.

WSU Sustainability Fair

The WSU Sustainability Fair is a way for WSU faculty, staff, and students and companies to promote and share sustainability focused research, projects, services, and products within the WSU community.  The fair will take place on April 22, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the WSU Compton Union Building (CUB) Senior Ballroom.

Events include:

11-12pm: Sustainability and Environmental Research Poster Session- this will showcase an array of sustainability-related projects going on at WSU, and we encourage faculty, students, and staff to come check out the range of on-going research, from sustainable designs, to communicating risk, to modeling the environment.  Plus, locally sourced desserts will be served afterwards!

12-1pm: Green Coug Awards– These awards take the time to appreciate the hard work that Cougs do to maintain a clean and healthy campus for the students of today and tomorrow.  Come watch your fellows receive their award from WSU President Kirk Shultz!

 

2019 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

The deadline is fast approaching for graduate students in British Columbia, Washington State, and Oregon interested in applying for the 2019 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship.

The Foundation awards this two-year, $100,000 Fellowship annually to one graduate student who has overcome adversity, demonstrates strong leadership potential, and is focused on work to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Emerald Corridor, stretching from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR.

Eligible candidates will have a strong academic record and a university faculty member who will nominate and recommend them. Students of color are highly encouraged to apply.

Please share this announcement widely and encourage qualified candidates to apply by April 26, 2019. Visit www.bullitt.org for more information.