H2OSU: February 16, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015
(Winter Term, Week 7)

 

OSU WATER EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday, February 17, A Career in Geoscience: Getting Discovered | 12:00-1:00 | Kelley Engineering Center Room 1001

Wednesday, February 18, Winter 2015 All Majors Career Fair | 11:00-4:00 | CH2M Hill Alumni Center

Wednesday, February 18, WRGP Winter Seminar: Dr. Hong Liu -Microbial Fuel Cells for Sustainable Energy Generation and Wastewater Treatment | 4:00-5:00 | Peavy Hall 242

Thursday, February 19, Winter 2015 Engineering Career Fair | 11:00-4:00 | CH2M Hill Alumni Center

 

UPCOMING OSU WATER EVENTS

Monday, February 23, Monday Morning Meeting -Luciobarbus in the Tigris and Euphrates River system |  10:00 am - 11:00am | Nash Hall 32

 

OREGON WATER IN THE NEWS

  • Oregon Featured in Center for American Progress Article
The Center for American Progress has released an article entitled "The Government Should Begin to Measure America's Powerful Outdoor Economy," which illuminates the powerful economic impact of outdoor recreation jobs (that rely on clean and plentiful water), and how they exceed mining, timber and oil/natural gas jobs combined. Oregon is one of several states tracking specific economic impact. The article can be found here: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/report/2015/01/21/103062/the-government-should-begin-to-measure-americas-powerful-outdoor-economy/.
  • Dr. John Selker Featured in Popular Science
Dr. John Selker, a hydrological engineering professor at OSU, was featured in "The Top 10 Worst Jobs in Science," an article in Popular Science. Dr. Selker's featured segment highlights the ups and downs of his research in the Dead Sea. The article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/worst-jobs-science-0?image=3.

 

COMMUNITY WATER ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Deadline Extended: Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Spring 2015
The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF Spring 2015 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. The Spring 2015 solicitation gives preference to replacing obsolete or heavily worn equipment. For more information please visit http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/research-equipment-reserve-fund or email Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. The deadline is March 30th, 2015.

 

Kim Ogren, Aaron Wolf's PhD Geography student, won the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award at the recent American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Annual Conference! Well deserved! Kim is doing her PhD dissertation research on the Columbia River Treaty.

RECENT OSU PUBLICATIONS

Stewart RD, Abou Najm MR, Rupp DE, Lane JW, Uribe HC, Arumí JL, Selker JS (02/2015) Hillslope run-off thresholds with shrink-swell clay soils Hydrological Processes OSU authors: Stewart, Rupp, and

Chaffin BC, Mahler RL, Wulfhorst JD, Shafii B (1/2015) The Role of Agency Partnerships in Collaborative Watershed Groups: Lessons from the Pacific Northwest Experience Environmental Management OSU author: Chaffin

Xu W, Lowe SE, Adams RM (12/2014) Climate change, water rights, and water supply: The case of irrigated agriculture in Idaho Water Resources Research OSU author: Adams

 

FOR FACULTY: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

USGS: Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program (02/19/2015)

L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program (03/20/2015)

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

 

FOR STUDENTS: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES     

Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars Program (02/20/2015

Reds Wolman Graduate Student Research Awards (03/01/2015)

University of Wyoming - National Parks Service Grants (03/20/2015)

Oregon Lakes Association Scholarship (05/01/2015)

Pathways to Science Undergraduate Scholarships and REU's/Internships (Dates vary, see link for details)

Pathways to Science Graduate Scholarships and REU's/Internships (Dates vary, see link for details)

Oregon BEST Funding Opportunities (Dates vary, see link for details)

 

INTERNSHIP AND REU OPPORTUNITIES

Forest Ecology Research in the Pacific Northwest | Oregon State University | HJ Andrews Experimental Forest | 02/20/2015

Water Engineering Internship | CH2M-Hill | Boise, Idaho | Open until filled


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Program Analyst 4 | Oregon Water Resources Department | Salem, Oregon | 02/20/2015

Hydrologist | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | Portland, Oregon | 02/25/2015

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Forest Hydrology/Water Quality/Spatial Analytics | Oregon State University Department of Forestry | Corvallis, Oregon | Open until filled

Staff Water Resources Engineer | Princeton Hydro, LLC | Ringoes, New Jersey | Open until filled

Environmental Scientist | PacifiCorp | Medford, Oregon | Open until filled

(All New!)

 

REGIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology Annual Meeting | Embassy Suites Downtown | Portland, OR | Tuesday, February 24 - Friday, February 27, 2015 

Oregon Academy of Sciences Conference | University of Portland | Portland, OR | Saturday, February 28, 2015

Public Interest in Environmental Law Conference: Changing Currents | Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, University of Oregon | Eugene, OR | Thursday, March 5 - Sunday March 8, 2015 

Metolius Water Quality Conference | Camp Sherman Community Hall | Camp Sherman, Oregon | Thursday, March 12, 2015

OGWA Spring Technical Seminar | Holiday Inn Portland South | Portland, OR | Friday March 13 - Saturday March 14, 2015. 

Sustainable Water Management Conference | Portland Marriot Downtown Waterfront | Portland, OR | Sunday, March 15 - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Washington Hydrogeology Symposium | Hotel Murano | Tacoma, WA | Tuesday, April 14 - Thursday, April 16, 2015

2015 Northwest Environmental Health Conference | Portland, OR | Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 Hydrophiles Water Research Symposium | CH2M Hill Alumni Center | Corvallis, OR | Sunday, April 26 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Flow 2015: Third International Council for Instream Flows | Red Lion Jantzen Beach | Portland, OR | Tuesday, April 28 - Thursday April 30, 2015

Managing Stormwater in Oregon Conference | Sheraton Portland Airport | Portland, OR | Thursday, May 21, 2015

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

2015 Student Water Conference | Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Friday, March 27, 2015 | Oklahoma State University | Stillwater, OK 

XVth IWRA World Water Congress | Monday, May 25 - Friday, May 29, 2015 | Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC) | Edinburgh, Scotland

Water is not for Gambling: Utilizing Science to Reduce Uncertainty | Tuesday, June 16 - Thursday June 18, 2014 | Green Valley Ranch Resort | Las Vegas, NV

NGWA Upper Great Plains Groundwater Conference | Tuesday, September 22 - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | Little America Hotel & Resort | Cheyenne, Wyoming