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Field Experiences in Microwave Remote Sensing for Agricultural Hydrology

April 24-27, 2018 || Gainesville, FL
Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 28th
Regular Registration Deadline: March 15th
CUAHSI is pleased to partner with the University of Florida to offer a 4-day hands-on workshop on field experiences in microwave remote sensing for agricultural hydrology.
Graduate students, post-docs, and professionals working in hydrology and/or remote sensing are invited to attend.
The course will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Included in the registration fee are course tuition, facilities costs, catered lunches and light refreshments.
Visit the event website for more information and to register.

WSU Engineers Without Borders fundraising dinner

The fundraiser is for the Zapoté Community in Panama, a group of roughly 1,000 individuals. Currently, this community lacks access to a year-round water supply. Our goal by partnering with the people of Zapoté is to engineer solutions that are sustainable and can be easily maintained.
The event is Friday, February 23rd at 6:30 PM in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. For more information or to RSVP, please visit ebw.wsu.edu/ or click here. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, February 16th. For everyone who has already purchased tickets, we look forward to seeing you.

WSU Survey Design Clinic

The Survey Design Clinic is a survey design consultation service for WSU faculty, staff and students that provides constructive and professional feedback on questions related to survey research. The Clinic can offer advice, guidelines, and feedback related to your specific survey design questions. To learn more, access their flyer here, or their website at: https://sesrc.wsu.edu/design-clinic/.

Call for applicants for Scientist Sentinels: Civic Engagement & Leadership Program, May 2018!

This 6-month program starting in May 2018 provides a unique opportunity for 15 scientists and researchers to move beyond the basics of science communication to new levels of effective civic engagement and leadership. Call for applications will remain open until February 20, and we will notify those selected by April 1.
We’re looking for passionate and dedicated natural and social scientists who want to become more effective leaders in championing science, and scientists, as pillars of a thriving society; better communicate their science to decision-makers; who seek to broaden both who is doing science and who that science is for; and who are committed to making science relevant, credible, and salient to the many choices we make as a society. We welcome applications from a wide spectrum of identities, values, viewpoints, and backgrounds, for a group that will come together for a transformative experience.
Successful applicants are expected to attend the three-day retreat May 29 – June 1, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. This retreat will be delivered by experts in science communication, policy engagement, and leadership from COMPASS and the Union of Concerned Scientists Center for Science and Democracy. Following the retreat, participants will have access to post-retreat webinars and peer coaching sessions for ongoing learning and support. Additional questions? Contact opportunities@COMPASSscicomm.org.
apply here!

Are you interested in Being a WSU Delegate for the Universities Council on Water Resources?

WSU is an institutional member of the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), which is a great organization that focuses on connecting academic water researchers, educators, and others for sharing expertise, building leadership, and developing partnerships for addressing water resource issues of today. If you are not familiar with the organization, check it out at http://ucowr.org/.
WSU has had a long history of involvement in UCOWR, with WSU faculty holding various executive positions in the organization and being active participants in its conferences and activities over the years. As an institutional member, WSU is entitled to a contingent of Delegates to represent WSU in UCOWR, and we are looking for delegates!
Becoming a delegate is a great way to learn about the organization and become involved to the extent that you want to. We would like our delegates to be active in the organization and attend its conferences, but being a delegate requires little actual commitment, and comes with a Delegate Luncheon at the Annual conference (free with your registration fee 😉), at which you have an opportunity meet active members, learn about the organization and contribute to its governance and future activities, and talk about your water interests. This year’s conference is June 26-28 in Pittsburgh, PA. You can see information about this conference as well as past and future conferences at http://ucowr.org/conferences/2018-ucowr-conference
If you would like to become involved — or more involved — in UCOWR, consider being a WSU Delegate. To inquire, contact Jonathan Yoder (Director of the State of Washington Water Resources and Lead WSU Delegate to UCOWR) at yoder@wsu.edu or 509-335-8596.

FFAR Fellows Program Research Opportunities for Universities

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and a consortium of leading food and agriculture companies and universities are pleased to announce that FFAR Fellows program is now accepting research proposals from both academic and industry researchers. This program combines cutting edge food or agriculture-related research with innovative professional development programs designed to help students be career-ready upon graduation.
Do you want the best PhD students in the U.S. and Canada working on your food and agriculture project? Submit your research proposal to the FFAR Fellows Program: www.ffarfellows.org. If you are already working with an exceptional student, they can apply to be a FFAR Fellow on the same project.

The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data with Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta

Tuesday Feb 6 1:00-5:00pm
Cub L60 (Butch’s Den)
This workshop will focus on learning about the what, when, how and whys of data. Data is pervasive these days and like it or not we have to use data to make decisions or others will make them for us. In this workshop they will start from the basics and talk about types of data and what we can say and cannot say about the different types of data.
Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta, Boeing Science/Math Education Distinguished Professor in Mathematics and Statistics.
Register online

Healthy Soils in Eastern Washington-The Foundation of Healthy Farms

7:45AM-6:00PM February 8th, 2018 Banyans on the Ridge-Pavillion, Pullman WA
A workshop designed for farmers and interested residents in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, will be presented by Washington State University Extension.
The workshop will cover management insights on cropping systems and earthworms, roots, erosion, testing for soil health, soil acidity, dryland cover cropping, enrollment in government programs, and the role of state and national policies on soil health.
This workshop has been approved for 8.5 Certified Crop Advisor credits. Continental breakfast, lunch and no-host social are included.
For registration and more information see the WSU Extension website.

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Division of Chemistry’s 2018 Supplemental Funding Requests for International Collaboration

The Division of Chemistry is inviting requests for supplemental funding from its existing awardees who may wish to add a new, or strengthen an existing, international dimension of their award when such collaboration advances the field of chemistry and enhances the U.S. investigator’s own research and/or education objectives. For more details and to submit
Requests should be submitted no later than April 2, 2018.