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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

Full Proposal Deadline Date (received by 5 p.m. local time of applicant’s mailing address)
October 23, 2017 Life Sciences, Geosciences
October 24, 2017 Computer and information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials
Research
October 26, 2017 Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
October 27, 2017 Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

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2017 Palouse Basin Water Summit – Imagine a Day Without Water – October 19th

Thursday, October 19th from 4:30 – 7:30pm at the SEL Event Center in Pullman. Visit: www.palousewatersummit.org.
Keynote, Patricia Mulroy, is a Senior Fellow for Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy, Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
At the Summit, we’ll also discuss the current state of the Palouse Basin and the recent study findings on increasing our water supplies for our homes, businesses, universities and the next generation. We’ll also hear from local water conservation managers about some exciting new ways to conserve water through wisescape landscaping.
Please join us at this free community event. Be a part of building stronger water and wastewater systems now so no community in America, including the Palouse, has to imagine living a day without water.

CO-Sponser, Water Research Center 

The Molly K. Macauley Award for Research Innovation and Advanced Analytics for Policy

Short Pre-Proposals due December 5, 2017
(Invited) Final Proposals due February 28, 2018
seeking proposals for new research that will support and enhance the activities of the Consortium for the Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked to Earth Science (VALUABLES), a new consortium at RFF made possible through a partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). VALUABLES is focused on advancing innovative uses of existing methods and developing new techniques for valuing the information provided by Earth observations, especially those derived from satellites and aircraft.

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CEREO Roundtable Discussion- 20 October 2017 12:00-1:30pm, PACCAR 305

CEREO is hosting an open roundtable discussion on October 20, 2017 at 12:00-1:30pm, PACCAR 305 to assess possibilities for collaboration and funding in the area of plant-microbe interactions. This discussion will be led by Dr. Maren Friesen, a new Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP Jacqueline McCabe jacquem@wsu.edu by Friday October 13 5:00pm, as we will be providing a light lunch.

 

Scientific Assistant Position: Washington State University, Stable Isotope Core Laboratory

Assist the laboratory manager for the WSU stable isotope core facility. Help develop innovative approaches and methodologies in stable isotope analyses. Interact with the Laboratory Information Management database. Maintain facility web page. Ensure satisfactory operation of specialized research equipment to serve needs of the facility. Train personnel in preparation of samples and equipment usage. Supervise student workers. Maintain lab inventory and make lab orders. Implement laboratory QA/QC and safety protocols. In addition, the incumbent performs routine maintenance on specialized research equipment; analyzes and interprets initial equipment output; and schedules lab resources to process tasks at hand. This position supervises and delegates responsibilities to student workers in the laboratory.
To view the full description and apply online visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/33810

 

2017 Outreach Program Request for Proposals (RFP) for NWS/Office of Water Prediction/National Water Center (NWC) Cooperative and Partners Projects:

• NWC Cooperative Projects: COMET anticipates awarding two-four competitively reviewed, 1-2-year projects, each with a budget maximum of $40,000. The deadline for submission of a preliminary synopsis is October 2, 2017, with the final proposal due December 15, 2017. For more information, please see NWC Cooperative Projects RFP and the guidelines for NWC Cooperative Project proposal submissions.
• NWC Partners Projects: COMET is currently accepting 1-year NWC Partners proposals (budgets limited to $15,000). Proposals will be reviewed as received, and approved submissions will be funded until program resources are expended. For more information, please see NWC RFP Details. It is anticipated that up to six projects will be awarded. For details on these projects, see NWC Partners Proposals.

WSU Study on Science Literacy- Participants Needed

Science literacy is an important outcome for students. One aspect of this is the development of scientific knowledge or the nature of science. Please consider participating in a study by Larry Collins that examines expert vs. novice views of the development of scientific knowledge. Participation will take approximately 10-15 minutes. You’ll be asked to complete a sorting task that could be adapted for assessing science content in undergraduate courses. Please contact Larry Collins (larry.collins@wsu.edu) for more information.