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CEREO Seminars and Events

Stephanie Hampton, division director for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) to speak on current NSF opportunities

Thursday, March 28, 2019
1:30-2:30 PACCAR 202

“Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences – Opportunities at the National Science Foundation”.
A reception will follow. Hampton is also a professor in WSU’s School of the Environment. She was tapped to serve as the DEB division director in May 2018.
Prior to her NSF appointment, Hampton served as the director of WSU’s Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach. Her research expertise includes aquatic science, statistical analysis, and environmental informatics. She has analyzed long-term ecological data collected from globally diverse waters such as Lake Baikal in Siberia and Lake Washington in Seattle. Together with collaborators, she has shown how lakes respond to municipal management practices like sewage diversion. Hampton also has helped demonstrate the effects of climate change on plankton – the basic building blocks of aquatic food webs.
To schedule a one-on-one meeting with Hampton before or after her talk, contact Emily Brashear by email at emily.brashear@wsu.edu.

Compass Science Communication Event: Thinking Story Like a Journalist

Wednesday, March 20
4:00-5:00 pm, University of Idaho Teaching and Learning Center room 122

Enjoy an opportunity to hear what makes a good story for science journalists. Learn how current events influence science journalism and join in a discussion about the challenges and opportunities for science in the media.
Meet and greet starts at 3:30 and continues after the event until 5:30. Refreshments available in lobby.

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Journalist Bios

COMPASS: Intro to Science Communication Workshop

April 3, 2019
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer ST, Seattle WA.

Join us for a lively half-day workshop, with plenty of research-grounded insight and
hands-on practice in science communication! We’ll begin with an introduction to
the Message Box, a owerful tool for sorting your thoughts into messages that are
clear and compelling, then practice sharing those messages and giving and receiving
feedback with the other participants. Participants will receive a copy of Escape from
the Ivory Tower by Nancy Baron, and a hard copy of the Message Box Workbook.
Register on our website before March 3rd for Early Bird Pricing! $250
Full Price: $325

Learn more about COMPASS at compassscicomm.org. There will be a limited number
of full scholarships available, applicaCons due Feb. 24; more informaCon on how to
apply is available at https://www.compassscicomm.org/seaHle-workshop-scholarship

 

Software Carpentry Registration

Software Carpentry introduces essential skills for research computing, which can be used throughout researchers’ careers. This is a two-day workshop on April 8 + 9 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 an introduction to the Unix shell, Git, and basic programming in Python or R. Contact matthew.brousil@wsu.edu with questions. Workshop website: https://mbrousil.github.io/2019-04-08-wsu/

 

CEREO Debate Series Spring 2019:

“Tapping the tensions between the science and politics of climate change.”

3:10pm, Feb 27
Vancouver (VECS 125), Pullman (PACCAR 202), Tri-Cities (Floyd 247)

Come participate in a discussion with Drs Berger and Stephan on the roles, responsibilities, and differences between policy and science in driving public perceptions about climate change.

Climate change poses significant risks to our environmental, societal, and economic well-being. As society attempts to address the complex and interconnected problems of climate change, we face a core problem: scientists have the knowledge, but politicians and social institutions hold the power to exact meaningful solutions. Do climate scientists need to better understand the politics? Or should science stay true to itself and the process of climate change investigations?

 

Dr. Michael Berger is a Clinical Assistant Professor at WSU Vancouver who studies the impact of location and other environmental stressors on marine invertebrates.

Dr. Mark Stephan is an Associate Professor at WSU Vancouver whose research focuses on environmental governance around issues related to climate change policies at the sub-national level.

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First Call for Abstracts for Oral & Poster Presentations at the upcoming NORTHWEST SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION

A Joint Meeting with Northwest Lichenologists Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID, March 26-29, 2019.

Keynote Address by Brian Atwater – “American and Japanese clues to the 1700 Cascadia Earthquake”
Jim O’Connor – “The Bonneville Landslide and Bridge of the Gods–Folklore, Forests, and Floods”
Nick Zentner – “Eastern Washington’s Greatest Hits….Geologically”
Banquet Presentation by Jack Nisbet, renowned Northwest author and historian

Abstract Submission opens January 2019
Student participation encouraged!

Visit our website for more information https://www.northwestscience.org/

Spokane River Forum Conference 2019

April 16 & 17, 2019 at The Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane WA.

Registration is now open.

As with past conferences, over 250 people are expected to attend. Our tradition of offering a unique and innovative bi-state opportunity to share information, network with others and reach out to the public continues.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Building Resiliency.” “To secure our economic and quality of life future,” said Forum board member Guy Gregory, “our communities are building resiliency with new infrastructure, policies and education. At the same time, our collaborative energies are being challenged in some areas and soaring in others.”

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2019 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference

June 11-13, 2019 in Snowbird, Utah

Scale new heights as we come both west and up in the spectacular Wasatch Mountains in Snowbird, Utah just outside of Salt Lake City. The challenges facing the water community are constantly increasing in number and growing in complexity. In facing an uncertain future related to water availability in the West, water overabundance and quality in the East and Midwest, and water damage in the Southeast, the need for communicating our research and ideas is ever more important.

UCOWR and NIWR invite you and your colleagues to join leading researchers, educators, water managers, and other professionals from across the country to address some of the most compelling and important challenges facing our profession.  This year’s conference is unique because, in addition to being both a scientific conference and an exploration of how universities help to meet societal goals, it will highlight the many unmet challenges in a newly uncertain cultural and regulatory climate.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts for oral, poster, panel, lightning, and participatory presentations should be submitted electronically by January 25, 2019.

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.

If accepted and presented, the abstracts will be published as part of the Conference Proceedings.

Download the 2019 Call for Abstracts Flyer 

 

Palouse Basin Water Summit

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 4:30 to 8:00 p.m., SEL Event Center, Pullman, WA
The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee (PBAC) is pleased to announce that the invited speaker this year is Sandra Postel, the director and founder of the Global Water Policy Project, co-creator of Change the Course, and a National Geographic Society Fellow. Her new book, Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity, would be great to read in preparation for the summit. It is available at BookPeople in Moscow.
This event is free and open to the public. Appetizers and a no-host bar will be available. For more information, please visit: http://www.palousewatersummit.org/

Palouse Basin Water Summit

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 4:30 to 8:00 p.m., SEL Event Center, Pullman, WA
The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee (PBAC) is pleased to announce that the invited speaker this year is Sandra Postel, the director and founder of the Global Water Policy Project, co-creator of Change the Course, and a National Geographic Society Fellow. Her new book, Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity, would be great to read in preparation for the summit. It is available at BookPeople in Moscow.
This event is free and open to the public. Appetizers and a no-host bar will be available. For more information, please visit: http://www.palousewatersummit.org/