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CEREO Seminars and Events

Save the Date: Plan to join your fellow Washington State stormwater professionals for MuniCon 2019

April 24 & 25, 2019 in SeaTac, Washington.
This unique conference focuses specifically on addressing high-priority issues and challenges faced by municipal NPDES permittees statewide, in order to promote broad communication, coordination, and sharing of valuable municipal tools and stormwater management approaches from permittees and other professionals across the state.
The conference will provide:
• A unique experience focused specifically on addressing high-priority issues and challenges faced by municipal NPDES permittees statewide.
• Networking with municipal permittees from throughout Washington.
• Diverse planning and operations technical topics.
• Training sessions.
Due to the continued popularity of the half-day sessions, we are again looking for groups who may be interested in self-organizing a session to provide in-depth perspective and/or training on a topic of significance to permit holders across the state. Please contact Laurie Larson (253-445-4593, if you would like more information on how to develop your proposal.
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CEREO Faculty gathering: Save-the-Date: Sept 13, 2018

We are organizing a gathering of CEREO participating faculty on September 13, 2018 from 3-6pm at The Seasoned House.
Please save-the-date and time so we can welcome you there, and if you have a new faculty member in your unit, or you know of someone who should attend, ask them save-the-date too!
The gathering is to spend some time together in a relaxed atmosphere, and brainstorm on future activities and directions for CEREO. No matter if you have been engaged a lot or just a little, we want you to come and share your ideas.
We will send out more information a little closer to September 13. In the meantime, to help us plan, please RSVP before September 6, 2018 to

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SPARK Academic Innovation Hub 1:00 p.m.

Three-Minute Thesis
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in Australia. Doctoral students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or “dumbing-down” research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

Revitalizing Rural Environments: Workshop & Symposium

March 29 – March 31 Spark G45
The School of Design and Construction, the Asia Program, the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, and International Programs are collaborating to host a workshop on “Revitalizing Rural Environments” with renowned Chinese architect Liu Jiaping as our main speaker and guest. Sudents are collaborating to plan a workshop challenge for students from all disciplines. Dr. Tomkowiak, Dean of our new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, will speak about the challenges and opportunities of rural medicine.
This event is open to the public. View full schedule here:

Science Rules STEM Supply Drive

March 14-April 30, 2018
This drive is to help collect supplies for local K-12 student science classes, after-school programs, and clubs. The drop-off box is in the front lobby of the Lighty Office of Research suite.
For more information and a list of supplies that are needed can be found on the Ask Dr. Universe youth science outreach program website (

Spokane River Forum H2O Breakfast

Wed May 9, 2018 at 7:15 to 9:15 am
Historic Davenport Hotel (10 South Post Street, Spokane WA.)
Join us in welcoming Sandra Postel as our keynote speaker. Postel is the Founder of The Global Water Policy Project, author of “Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity” and National Geographic Freshwater Fellow.
A world traveler and water resource expert, the water resource stories Postel shares consider the costs and benefits of past water engineering feats, and new approaches to conserve and utilize this precious resource. As population growth continues and climate change challenges the capacity of our current infrastructure, her experiences and thoughts are well worth sharing. Click here to learn more about Sandra Postel.
For more information, email the Spokane River Forum at