November 14: Coeur d’Alene Lake Our Gem Symposium
November 15-16: Spokane River Forum Conference
The SRF Conference Agenda is now on line. Click here to view. If you haven’t already, register now.
Plenary and break-out sessions offer a variety of water resource, water quality, restoration and stewardship topics that highlight local, regional and national best practices. There is a mix of technical, policy and outreach presentations, assuring flexibility in attending sessions of most interest to participants.
Check the conference website for more information.
November 14: Coeur d’Alene Lake Our Gem Symposium
November 16 & 17, 2017
Join in on a two-day conversation about Idaho’s changing climate designed to explore market-based solutions for safeguarding Idaho’s economy, health, landscape and lifestyle.
The statewide summit will be held at Boise State University, Idaho State University (ISU), and the University of Idaho (UI), November 16 (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM) and 17 (8:30 AM to 3:00 PM), with a reception on Thursday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Boise State University Stueckle Sky Center.
Oct 25-27th, location to be announced
Space — the Final Frontier! Join alumni and other company representatives from BLUE ORIGIN and SPACEX to learn what it’s like to work in the space industry.
About the companies:
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.
Blue Origin is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company set up by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos with its headquarters in Kent, Washington.
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
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 email@example.com by Friday October 13 5:00pm, as we will be providing a light lunch.
The next NSF Grants Conference will be held November 13-14 in Phoenix, Arizona. Further information is available on the NSF Grants Conference website. Registration for this conference will open the week of September 4th. In addition, NSF plans to provide a live webcast of the plenary sessions. Visit the NSF Grants Conference website for additional details.
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.
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
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:
• Deadline: Thursday, September 7, 2017.
For questions, please contact Becky James (firstname.lastname@example.org, 5-3822) or
Maureen Bonnefin (email@example.com, 5-0904) in the Office of Research Advancement
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This family-friendly event will feature two nights of camping at Chief Timothy Park in Clarkston, WA., along with guest speakers, live music, food and a paddle into the lower Snake River canyon. Please join hundreds of activists from around the Pacific Northwest to advocate for the removal of the deadbeat four lower Snake River dams! Register here.
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Software Carpentry is a hands-on workshop being hosted by the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO), Center for Institutional Research Computing (CIRC), and Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR). The two-day workshop will be held from August 16-17 and focuses on skills for computationally-intensive research. Live exercises and tutorials will introduce a variety of topics including programming in Python, version control with Git, and task automation with the unix shell. No prior programming experience is needed! This workshop is ideal for incoming graduate students, or any researcher looking for more experience with Python.