H2OSU: April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014
(Spring Term, Week Three)

 

OSU WATER EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday, April 15, Hydrophiles Happy Hour  |  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  |  Bombs Away Cafe (Monroe Ave)

Wednesday, April 16, WRGP Spring Seminar Series: David Butman "Global synthesis of isotopic ranges of 14 C in DOC from rivers: implications of land use change"  |  4:00pm - 5:00pm  |  Kelley Engineering 1001

Thursday, April 17, CEOAS - G&G Seminar - Dorthe Wildenschild, OSU
"What Happens in the Pore, No Longer Stays in the Pore: Opportunities and Limitations for Porous Media Characterization"
  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  |  Gilfillan Auditorium 001 

 

OSU WATER IN THE NEWS

  • Dr. Anne Nolan Quoted in the Statesman Journal

"It would be easy to write this season off as freak occurrence, one of those years bound to happen now and again. But a growing body of research by Oregon State University suggests snow-challenged years are already becoming more common and are likely to increase in decades to come." To read the full article, visit http://environmentwww.earthfix.info/water/article/reseacher-data-shows-low-snowpack-years-will-happe/

 

WATER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  •  Kim Ogren receives the Hydro Research Award

Geography PhD candidate Kim Ogren has received the prestigious Hydro Research Award from the Hydro Research Foundation, which provides opportunities and benefits to outstanding early career graduate students. Congrats, Kim!

  • First Year Evans Family Fellows Announced

Congratulations to Sahar Zavareh, PhD student in Geography, Thomas Mosier, PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering and Water Resources Engineering, and incoming student Megan Richardson, who has accepted OSU's first Peace Corps Master's International (PCMI) student in Mechanical Engineering, on being named Evans Family Fellows! Each student will be called upon to give a seminar or develop a case study for inclusion in the emerging humanitarian engineering (HE) curriculum based on their research or other HE-related interest.

  • Dr. Richard Cuenca Video Posted: On Science and Education

OSU student Gareth Baldrica-Franklin has composed a short video of Dr. Cuenca discussing science and education. Learn a little more about Dr. Cuenca's early career, his views on the value of education, life as an academic, and his legacy by viewing the video here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5OeYstXFa88WXRUZXBtUWNZT3M/edit?usp=sharing

 

RECENT OSU WATER PUBLICATIONS

Ren J, Zhang S, Meigs AJ, Yeats RS, Ding R, Shen X (02/2014) Tectonic controls for transverse drainage and timing of the Xin-Ding paleolake breach in the upper reach of the Hutuo River, north China Geomorphology   OSU authors: Ren, Meigs, and Yeats

Mollnau C, Newton M, Stringham T (03/2014) Soil water dynamics and water use in a western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) woodland Journal of Arid Environments   OSU authors: Mollnau and Newton

Bermek H, Catal T, Akan SS, Ulutaş MS, Kumru M, Özgüven M, Liu H, Özçelik B, Akarsubaşı AT (4/2014) Olive mill wastewater treatment in single-chamber air-cathode microbial fuel cells World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology   OSU authors: Catal and Liu

 

FOR FACULTY: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

USDA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Water for Agriculture (LOI: 04/17/2014)

Foundation: National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Programs (05/01/2014)

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program (8/1/2014)

Agency: Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) Program (Deadlines vary based on solicitation)

(Visit the IWW funding database for more funding links...)

 

FOR STUDENTS: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES     

OUS-Sylff Graduate Fellowship for International Research for 2014-2015 (4/28/2014)

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (10/14/2014)

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Senior Wetland Ecologist (Natural Resource Scientist 3) Department of Ecology (Lacey, WA) (4/16/2014)

Natural Resource Specialist 3 (Watermaster) Oregon Water Resources Department (Pendleton, OR) (4/21/2014)

Natural Resource Specialist 4 (TMDL Basin Coordinator) Oregon DEQ (Klamath Falls, OR) (4/2//2014)

College Intern II Operator Training and Certification Program, Division of Water (Juneau, AK) (4/25/2014)

Project Manager North Olympic Salmon Coalition (Port Angeles, WA) (4/30/2014)

Watershed Restoration Coordinator Nooksack Tribe Natural Resources Department (Deming, WA) (5/2/2014)

Fisheries Habitat Biologist III Project Leader Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (Mission, OR) (open until filled)

Assistant Professor in Natural Resource Management Green Mountain College (Poultney, VT) (open until filled)

Student Sustainability Initiative Water Projects Coordinator Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)

(All New!)

 

REGIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

Pacific Northwest Ground Water Exposition | Monday, March 28 - Tuesday, March 29, 2014 | Red Lion Hotel on the River (Portland, OR)

American Waterworks Association Pacific Northwest Section (PNWS-AWWA) Conference | Wednesday, May 7 - Friday, May 9, 2014 | Eugene, OR

Water Research Symposium | Monday, May 12, 2014 | Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)

3rd Annual Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology | Thursday, May 15 - Saturday, May 17, 2014 | Portland, OR

2014 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting | Sunday, May 18 - Friday, May 23, 2014 | Oregon Convention Center (Portland, OR) (Abstracts due: 02/07/2014)

WEST Water & Environment Student Talks | Sunday, June 8 - Tuesday, June 10, 2014  | University of British Columbia (BC, Canada)

Fifth Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference  | Tuesday, September 9 - Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Specialist Conference on River Basins and Watershed Management  |  Tuesday, September 9 - Friday, September 12, 2014 | JW Marriott SF Union Square (San Francisco, CA)

The Columbia River Basin: Learning from our Past to Shape our Future | Tuesday, October 21 - Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Spokane, WA

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

2014 Water Microbiology Conference | Monday, May 5 - Friday, May 9, 2014 | The Water Institute at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)

Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners Short Course | Monday, May 19, 2014 - Friday, May 23, 2014 | University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (Note: Todd Jarvis attended this short course. Please contact him if you have questions.)

The Seventh International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology | Monday, June 9 - Friday, June 13, 2014 | Crowne Plaza, Houston, TX

UCOWR/NIWR/CUAHSI 2014 Annual Conference: Water Systems, Science, and Society Under Global Change | Wednesday, June 18 - Friday, June 20, 2014 | Tufts University (Medford, MA)

The International Association for Sediment Water Science (IASWS) 2014 | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014 | Rhodes University, Grahamstown (South Africa)