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Office of Research to Host Research Week October 21-25

Join the Office of Research for our third annual Research Week! This year, featured events include competitions for seed and travel funding, matchmaking flash talks, and workshops for faculty and graduate students. We will announce competition winners and recognize research achievements by faculty and staff during an awards ceremony and reception. All are welcome to come and take advantage of professional development and networking opportunities.

Check out the full schedule for Research Week.

 

Join us Wednesdays in October for CUAHSI’s Fall Cyberseminar Series: Emerging Advances in Hydrologic Education

Hosted by Emad Habib, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

With the increasing complexity in our natural and built systems, and with the recent advances in data and modeling technologies, hydrology educators recognize the need for providing learning experiences that address such challenges and opportunities. This Cyberseminar series will cover new developments that have emerged recently in the field of hydrology education, including: data and modeling-based learning experiences; use of active-learning pedagogies; development of open educational resources; digital and online education approaches; innovative methods for collaboration and sharing of learning resources; and water interdisciplinary curricula. The session highlights efforts at both undergraduate and graduate academic settings, as well as community and citizen-science engagements.
More information is available here.

All talks take place on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm ET.
Dates, Speakers, and Topics:

October 2, 2019: Citizen Science in Surface Hydrology; CrowdHydrology, FloodAware, and the Emerging Opportunity | Ben Ruddell (Northern Arizona University) 
October 9, 2019:
Teaching and Learning about Socio-Hydrological Systems in an Introductory Undergraduate Water Course | Cory Forbes (University of Nebraska – Lincoln)
October 16, 2019
: Challenges in Implementing Active Learning: Strategies for Reducing Student Resistance | Maura Borrego (University of Texas at Austin)
October 23, 2019: Collaborative development and sharing of learning resources in hydrology and water resources: experiences from the HydroLearn project | Emad Habib (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Melissa Gallagher (University of Maine), David Tarboton (Utah State University), Dan Ames (BYU)
October 30, 2019: CUAHSI Virtual University: An experiment in interinstitutional graduate education | Steven P. Loheide (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Join Us!

All talks are free and open to the public, but you must register for the series in order to attend. Register here.

Can’t make it?

All of CUAHSI’s Cyberseminars are recorded and archived on our website for later viewing.

Open Positions, WSU Vancouver

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • priority application deadline November 1, 2019, but accepted (early or late) on rolling basis until filled

Graduate Research Assistant (PhD or MS)

  • program application deadline January 10, 2020, but accepted (early or late) on rolling basis until filled

Send an email of inquiry/interest as soon as possible to kevan.moffett@wsu.edu and please attach a CV/resume that includes GPA and GRE scores, if possible. Complete applications are due by January 10, 2020 for priority review toward potential admission, but late applications will be accepted through winter and spring until the position is filled.

That’s So Water Meta! Workshop

2019 Annual Water Resources Conference | Salt Lake City, UT
November 3, 2019 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Learn options for sharing data, creating and applying metadata, and ensuring FAIR Data practices.
To Register 

  • If you are attending the AWRA Conference, register for the FREE Workshop here.
  • If you wish to attend the FREE workshop only, sign up using this form.

Please contact commgr@cuahsi.org with any questions.

SOE 592 Aquatic Microbial Ecology Spring 2020

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:25-2:40pm

Hosted in Vancouver with AMS/zoom to all campuses

Instructor: Dr. Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens

This graduate course is focused on the biology and ecology of aquatic microbes, including protists (“plant-like” algae and “animal-like” protozoans), bacterial communities and viruses in aquatic systems. The course will consist of instructor-led presentations/lectures and student-led discussions of primary research literature, with consultation and support from the instructor. Each student will be expected to lead at least two discussions (with a student partner), to prepare two short literature reviews, and write an 8-10 page review paper.

Discussion topics may include:

  • Aquatic protist evolution and paleoecology
  • A review of microbial biodiversity and function
  • Ecological physiology of planktonic microbes
  • Worldwide abundance and distribution of aquatic microbes
  • Challenges in sampling and identifying aquatic microbes
  • Role of microbes in aquatic food webs
  • Protist symbioses
  • Protists, marine snow and carbon flux
  • Role of viruses in aquatic systems

The seminar is open to advanced undergraduates who have taken BIO 106, BIO 372 and have approval of the instructor.

SOE 592 Aquatic Microbial Ecology Spring 2020

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:25-2:40pm
Hosted in Vancouver with AMS/zoom to all campuses
Instructor: Dr. Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens
This graduate course is focused on the biology and ecology of aquatic microbes, including protists (“plant-like” algae and “animal-like” protozoans), bacterial communities and viruses in aquatic systems. The course will consist of instructor-led presentations/lectures and student-led discussions of primary research literature, with consultation and support from the instructor. Each student will be expected to lead at least two discussions (with a student partner), to prepare two short literature reviews, and write an 8-10 page review paper.
Discussion topics may include:
• Aquatic protist evolution and paleoecology
• A review of microbial biodiversity and function
• Ecological physiology of planktonic microbes
• Worldwide abundance and distribution of aquatic microbes
• Challenges in sampling and identifying aquatic microbes
• Role of microbes in aquatic food webs
• Protist symbioses
• Protists, marine snow and carbon flux
• Role of viruses in aquatic systems
The seminar is open to advanced undergraduates who have taken BIO 106, BIO 372 and have approval of the instructor.

William Julius Wilson Symposium for the Advancement of Social Justice

“The Quest for Environmental, Climate, Racial, and Economic Justice in the United States”

By Robert D. Bullard, Ph.D.

Wednesday, September 25

7:00 p.m. | Compton Union Building (CUB) Junior Ballroom, WSU Pullman

Widely regarded as the “father of environmental justice,” Robert D. Bullard has devoted decades to documenting the ills of social inequality and promoting equity in all its forms. He will be honored with WSU’s William Julius Wilson Award for the Advancement of Social Justice and will deliver the 2019 William Julius Wilson Symposium address.

Dr. Bullard is a distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University and the author of 18 books. His book Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality won the National Wildlife Federation Conservation Achievement Award in Science.

National public policy group Apolitical recently named him among the world’s “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy,” and the Global Climate Change Summit listed him among 22 “Climate Trailblazers.”

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from and engage with this globally prominent thinker in social and environmental policy. Common Reading credit available.

Free for everyone. Non-Pullman audiences can watch online

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Data Carpentry Workshop, Oct 10-11, 2019

Data Carpentry introduces computational skills needed for effective data management and analysis, which can be used throughout researchers’ careers. This is a two-day workshop on October 10 + 11 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 data organization in spreadsheets, data cleaning with OpenRefine, and basic programming in R. Contact matthew.brousil@wsu.edu with questions. Workshop website: https://mbrousil.github.io/2019-10-10-wsu/

Water Resources Science & Management Undergraduate Certificate

This certificate is a 15-credit undergraduate program open to students from all colleges and disciplines who are interested in freshwater resources.

Through this program, students will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the physical, social, and cultural drivers that shape how water is managed within the larger environmental and human landscape.  Those completing this certificate will emerge with the breadth of knowledge required to think critically about water issues.

Students earning this certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the interdisciplinary and often co-evolving science and policy advances for addressing freshwater issues.
  • Utilize fundamentals of the physical sciences to broadly understand the hydrologic cycle and how human management of water influences this cycle.
  • Display knowledge of the social, legal, and institutional environment surrounding water resources and management.
  • Broaden their professional and social networks to enhance their disciplinary understanding of water and water management.

Need more info?  Email Julie Padowski (julie.padowski@wsu.edu) or visit our website: https://wrc.wsu.edu/news/wrsm-certificate-program/