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Two Graduate Research Assistantships (PhD.)

The School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine currently has two open graduate research assistantship position, representing an exciting opportunity for a skilled and motivated student to gain experience in – and contribute to – high level science addressing the responses and feedbacks of arctic and boreal terrestrial ecosystems to climate change.

To apply, send (electronically) a 2-page CV and unofficial college transcripts, along with a cover letter, to: Daniel Hayes, Assistant Professor of Geospatial Analysis & Remote Sensing
Arctic-Boreal Ecosystem Modeling
Multi-scale Carbon Cycle Science

NSPIRE and Murrow Team to Enter Video Contest

NSPIRE graduate students and Murrow College of Communication undergraduates have collaborated on a video submission to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering Video contest. The NAE contest solicited videos that explain why “achieving one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure, and more joyous world.”  This WSU team focused their efforts on the Grand Challenge of managing the nitrogen cycle.  You can view their video submission below, or using this link.  Also, keep in mind that this competition also has a People’s Choice Award- to help this video win, “like” it on YouTube!



NSPIRE: Graduate students at the science: policy interface

The NSF IGERT-NSPIRE program is a multidisciplinary graduate program that provides students interested in nitrogen cycling issues with rigorous academic training as well as guidance and experience on how to translate their research into science information useful for policy makers. As part of the program, students in the NSPIRE program are given the opportunity to select an agency or organization within which to spend a three-month science/policy internship. The students describe their policy internships in the new video co-produced by CEREO and the Murrow College of Communication.