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Call for Presenters: Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

As part of the upcoming Research Week, the Office or Research will host two fast-paced
faculty-led interdisciplinary collaboration experiences. Our goal is to provide faculty the
opportunity to foster valuable interdisciplinary partnerships, highlight their research, and
inspire unique and innovative broader impacts across the university. We invite all faculty
interested in this opportunity to come meet, mingle, and share their work.

Session Description:
Tuesday, October 10th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday, October 11th, 10:30am-12:30pm
• Presenters will pitch their projects to colleagues in a short 1-3 slide/5-minute overview
that highlights the goals of their programs.
• Each session will feature 12-15 different presentations, providing diverse possibilities
for potential collaborations.
• Presentations will take place during the first half of each session followed by time for
presenters and attendees to mingle and exchange ideas and contact information over
refreshments.
Call for Presenters:
• We seek faculty from all colleges interested in presenting their projects to colleagues.
• If interested, please complete this Qualtrics survey to reserve your presentation space:
https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56X94eP7HIxQd4V.
• Deadline: Thursday, September 7, 2017.

For questions, please contact Becky James (elizabeth.james@wsu.edu, 5-3822) or
Maureen Bonnefin (maureenb@wsu.edu, 5-0904) in the Office of Research Advancement
and Partnerships.

2017 WSU Research Week October 9-13

Join the Office of Research for a week of activities celebrating achievements and preparing for the future as we Drive for 25. Discover the means to advance your research, build new partnerships, and pursue new opportunities.

Monday Oct 9: Introduction & Review of WSU Research Initiatives Strategic Reallocation Projects’
Annual Review. (Chris Keane, VP Research)
Tuesday Oct 10: Intro to Office of Research Services
Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Wednesday Oct 11: Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Planning Your Research Career short & long-term goals
Thursday October 12: Alternative Funding: when Federal’s not an option
Working with Industry
Friday October 13: Getting the first grant – learn from winners
VPR Lecture – TBD
For questions, please contact emily.brashear@wsu.edu

Biol 540- Stable Isotope Theory and Methods

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. Specifically, 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 handson 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)

NSF/NSFC Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges

This call is for research proposals from joint U.S. – China teams in the environmental sustainability themes of:
“Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS: U.S.-China)”
1. Quantitative and computational modeling of a FEW system
2. Innovative human and technological solutions to critical FEW systems problems.
Every proposal must include the participation of researchers from at least one U.S. institution and at least one institution in China. The proposal submitted to NSF must conform to NSF proposal requirements as specified in NSF’s posted Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), and the matching proposal submitted to NSFC must conform to requirements posted by NSFC. NSF will fund the U.S. researchers of winning teams (up to a total of $500K for 4 years for each winning proposal), while NSFC will fund the China researchers of winning teams (up to a total of 3 million yuan for 4 years for each winning proposal). In total, no more than 7 joint NSF-NSFC project grants are expected to be funded. Each proposal must include a management plan that clearly specifies the role of team researchers from both the U.S. and China, and the mechanisms through which close collaboration will be assured. The management plan is not to exceed 3 pages and is to be included in the supplementary document file of the electronic submission.
Submission window is October 1 – October 20, 2017. The window closes at 5:00 pm submitter’s local time on October 20, 2017. More information on submittal procedures is posted at: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505338.
For more information

CE 543-Climate Change: from basic principles to modeling

Instructor: Yunha Lee Office: PACCAR 452 email: Yunha.lee@wsu.edu
The goal of this class is to gain qualitative understanding of Earth’s climate change and numerical climate modeling. It will cover the aspect of major components of the Earth’s climate system, key physical processes affecting Earth’s energy balance, and how these are represented in current climate models. We will also explore how climate models are used for climate impacts assessments and mitigation policies. This course is designed for a graduate or an advanced undergraduate student who wants to learn the scientific fundamentals of climate change and climate modeling.

Two Postdoctoral Research Positions focusing on the Water-Energy- Climate Nexus in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

The positions will be located within the Pillar of Engineering Systems Design at
Singapore University of Technology and Design. Successful applicants will be
offered a 2-year position in Singapore and will collaborate with Dr. Stefano
Galelli (SUTD), Dr. Bikramjit Das (SUTD) and Dr. Paul Block (University of
Wisconsin-Madison).
Both positions are available starting March 1, 2018. Attractive working
conditions include a competitive compensation and an option to renew for a
third year. Applications will be evaluated until a suitable candidate is selected.
Interested candidates should send a 1 page letter on why they are motivated, CV,
and a list of publications to stefano_galelli@sutd.edu.sg
For more information

Renewable Resources Extension Act-National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF)

The purpose of the grant program is to provide funds for pilot projects that: (1) Address emerging forest and rangeland resource issues, (2) Have national or regional relevancy, or (3) Develop new and innovative projects that can be replicated at other institutions.
Who is eligible to apply:
1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
Request for Applications
Apply for Grant
Posted Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Closing Date: Monday, July 10, 2017
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-OP-006359
Estimated Total Program Funding: $300,000
 

CE506: Theory and Measurements of Fluxes (3 credits in the 2017 fall semester)

Instructors:Dr. Heping Liu, Associate Professor in Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pullman, WSU

Contact: Heping.Liu@wsu.edu; Tel.: 509-335-1529; http://micromet.paccar.wsu.edu/

Course Overview: This course seeks to train graduate students in the theory and measurements of heat, water vapor, and carbon dioxide fluxes between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. Students will be introduced to the micrometeorological theory of atmospheric turbulence and land-surface fluxes and the working principles of state-of-the-art eddy covariance systems and sensors for flux measurements. Through detailed, hands-on practice, students will learn how to design and build a micrometeorological flux tower and gain skills in datalogger programming, sensor wiring, data acquisition, and post-field processing and statistical analysis of eddy covariance data to calculate fluxes. Quality assurance and quality controls of flux data will also be discussed. Special topics will be covered, including the surface energy balance over different ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystem carbon budgets, uncertainties in flux measurements, and fluxes over complex terrain. Students will complete a course project utilizing flux data from the FLUXNET or Ameriflux networks to study the surface energy budget, evaporation, and/or carbon budget over a variety of terrestrial ecosystems across different time scales.