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CEREO Student Opportunities

Renewable Resources Extension Act-National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF)

The purpose of the grant program is to provide funds for pilot projects that: (1) Address emerging forest and rangeland resource issues, (2) Have national or regional relevancy, or (3) Develop new and innovative projects that can be replicated at other institutions.
Who is eligible to apply:
1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
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Posted Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Closing Date: Monday, July 10, 2017
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-OP-006359
Estimated Total Program Funding: $300,000
 

CE506: Theory and Measurements of Fluxes (3 credits in the 2017 fall semester)

Instructors:Dr. Heping Liu, Associate Professor in Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pullman, WSU

Contact: Heping.Liu@wsu.edu; Tel.: 509-335-1529; http://micromet.paccar.wsu.edu/

Course Overview: This course seeks to train graduate students in the theory and measurements of heat, water vapor, and carbon dioxide fluxes between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. Students will be introduced to the micrometeorological theory of atmospheric turbulence and land-surface fluxes and the working principles of state-of-the-art eddy covariance systems and sensors for flux measurements. Through detailed, hands-on practice, students will learn how to design and build a micrometeorological flux tower and gain skills in datalogger programming, sensor wiring, data acquisition, and post-field processing and statistical analysis of eddy covariance data to calculate fluxes. Quality assurance and quality controls of flux data will also be discussed. Special topics will be covered, including the surface energy balance over different ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystem carbon budgets, uncertainties in flux measurements, and fluxes over complex terrain. Students will complete a course project utilizing flux data from the FLUXNET or Ameriflux networks to study the surface energy budget, evaporation, and/or carbon budget over a variety of terrestrial ecosystems across different time scales.

Software Carpentry Workshop

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.

Visit the workshop website here for additional information and registration details. Cost is $25, payable by credit card or WSU IRI. Flyer

 

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Regional Host Institution

Program: Sustainable Agriculture Program
Closing Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
The purpose of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is to encourage research and outreach designed to increase knowledge concerning agricultural production systems that:
1.maintain and enhance the quality and productivity of the soil;
2.conserve soil, water, energy, natural resources, and fish and wildlife habitat;
3.maintain and enhance the quality of surface and ground water;
4.protect the health and safety of persons involved in the food and farm system;
5.promote the well-being of animals; and
6.increase employment opportunities in agriculture (7 U.S.C. 5801 and 5811).
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San Diego Supercomputer Center Summer Institute 2017

A week-long workshop held at the University of California, San Diego that focuses on a broad spectrum of introductory-to-intermediate topics in High Performance Computing and Data Science. The program is aimed at researchers in academia and industry, especially in domains not traditionally engaged in supercomputing, who have problems that cannot typically be solved using local computing resources. This year’s Summer Institute continues SDSC’s strategy of bringing High Performance Computing to the Long Tail of Science, i.e. providing resources to a larger number of modest-sized computational research projects that represent, in aggregate, a tremendous amount of scientific progress.

The registration fee is $300 and includes coffee and lunch, it is due only after the application is accepted.

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Graduate student scholarship to attend the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas October 4-6, 2017

Seeking graduate students with research, experience, or interest in the areas of water demand management, water supply, and water conservation.

Please respond via email to Jon Yoder yoder@wsu.edu or Jacqueline McCabe jacquem@wsu.edu by May 4 if you would like to receive a graduate student scholarship. If you wish to be considered for an oral presentation slot, we will need their contact information and 300 word maximum abstract submitted by May 4, 2017. If you are planning to present a poster, we will need contact information (name and email) before or by May 17, 2017.

Meeting scheduled May 1, 11:00am in PACCAR 305 in regards to this application, see in “Looking Forward” below.

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Stable Isotope Theory and Methods, (Biol 540), Fall 2017

Lecture: Tu, Th 9:10 – 10:25

Lab: TU 1:25 – 4:15

Students will learn to design, interpret, and critically evaluate the use of stable isotopic tools. pecifically, we will focus on efficiently learning terminology and notation, sources of variation, mathematical models of isotope composition, and key applications of stable isotope techniques. The laboratory section of the course will provide hands on experience with stable isotope mass spectrometers WSU Stable Isotope Core Facility to train you to run your own samples.

For information contact Dr. R. Dave Evans (5-7466; rdevans@wsu.edu)

USDA-NIFA-CGP-006325: Higher Education Challenge Grants Program

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292849

Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.

Paid summer internship with the Idaho NRCS Snow Survey to a UI water resources student or recent graduate.

The intern will assist NRCS with the annual maintenance and upgrading of NRCS’s Snotel and snow course sites across the state. Based out of Boise, the 13 weeks of work will take you to tops of mountains from the headwaters of the Snake River to the Idaho Panhandle. 

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit:

 http://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/17403

or contact: 

Mark Solomon, Interim IWRRI Director

msolomon@uidaho.edu

(208) 885-0311