H2OSU - May 23, 2011

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Monday, May 23, 2011
(Spring Term, Week 9)

OSU Water Events This Week

Monday, May 23, 2pm, Strand 348 - COAS Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) Seminar: A comparative study of the Indian monsoon hydroclimate and its variation in three reanalyses | Speaker: Peter Pantina, Florida State University

Tuesday, May 24, 11am, Strand 348 - COAS Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) Seminar: Variability of top of the atmosphere effects of water vapor, temperature, & albedo on Earth's heat energy balance | Speaker: Meghan Flink, Atmospheric Sciences, OSU

Tuesday, May 24, 5-6 pm, Bombs Away Café - HydroHour a gathering of Hydrophiles, the graduate water resources club, all are welcome.

Tuesday, May 24 – Wednesday, May 25, CH2M HILL Alumni Center - 2011 Oregon Water Conference: Evaluating and Managing Water Resources in a Climate of Uncertainty | Keynote Speaker: Philip Mote, Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute 

Wednesday, May 25, 1pm, Burt 193 - COAS Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) Seminar: Visualizing Data using the WorldWide Telescope | Speakers: Yan Xu and Dan Fay, Microsoft | From 2-4 pm they will be available for one-on-one discussions - FMI Philip Mote.

Wednesday, May 25, 2pm, Strand 348 - COAS Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) Seminar: Climate-Driven Forecasting of Oregon Coho Salmon Recruitment |Speaker: David Rupp, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR

Wednesday, May 25, 4-5:30 pm, ALS 4000 - Hydrology Seminar: A superensemble of regional climate model futures | Speaker: Philip Mote, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute

Thursday, May 26, 1-2 pm, Richardson 107 - IWW Special Seminar: How tritium illuminates watershed structure for quality and quantity modeling | Speaker: Mike Stewart, Principal of New Zealand's Aquifer Dynamics LTD


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Tuesday, May 31, 5-6 pm, Bombs Away Café - HydroHour a gathering of Hydrophiles, the graduate water resources club, all are welcome.

Wednesday, June 1, 4-5:30 pm, ALS 4000 - Hydrology Seminar - Dooge Memorial Lecture: “How to Solve It” – A tribute to Jim Dooge, a pioneer in water systems analysis

Wednesday, June 1, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Off campus -  Hydrophiles' Annual Spring BBQ & elections! | Maple Grove Shelter in Avery Park

 Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

Reminder: Hydrophiles Election and BBQ!
The election for next year’s Hydrophiles officers will be held on June 1 during the Spring BBQ. The candidates for each leadership position and their respective candidate statements are now posted on the Hydrophiles main webpage where you will find a direct link to candidate statements.

Course Announcement: CE 505 Transient Flows (CRN: 18680, Fall 2011)
Instructor: Arturo Leon, Assistant Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering
Meeting times and Location: Tue/Thurs 12:00‐13:50, KEAR 202
Description: This course will cover the introduction and analysis of unsteady flows (i.e, pressure and velocity of the flow change with respect to time) in open channels (e.g., rivers) and closed conduits (e.g., pipes). Strong emphasis will be given to the application of efficient numerical techniques and computational procedures to river routing and flooding, water distribution systems, stormwater conveyance and wastewater collection. The course will focus primarily on one‐dimensional flows, however an introduction to two‐dimensional flows will be presented in the last few weeks of the class.
Prerequisite: CE 313/CE 412 or equivalent. Please contact the instructor if you have any questions.
Target students: The course is intended for graduate students of Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, and various science and engineering disciplines. Motivated undergraduates are also welcome. Basic knowledge of numerical methods, partial differential equations, and computer programming is desirable but not required.


OSU Water in the News

Engineers Without Borders completes El Salvador water systems project (Momentum 05/16/2011) - The Oregon State student chapter of Engineers Without Borders finished an ambitious international outreach effort the group initiated in 2005. Students engineered and installed efficient water catchment and filtration systems to provide safe, potable water to two rural communities in El Salvador. Over the course of ten trips to the region, 26 student volunteers completed the project in March 2011, delivering a sustainable, accessible, and centralized site for the long-term storage and purification of rainwater. The solution ensures a reliable water source for farming, washing, and drinking. More…


Recent OSU Water Publications

Li, JL, Johnson SL, Sobota JB (06/2011) Three responses to small changes in stream temperature by autumn-emerging aquatic insects Journal of the North American Benthological Society Abstract OSU Authors: Li, Johnson (courtesy), Sobota

For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

NSF: Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics 07/16/2011

NSF: Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry 07/16/2011

NSF: Earth Science Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF) 07/18/2011

NSF: Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Includes the description of NSF 's Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) 07/25/2011

NSF: Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) 07/31/2011

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


Oregon Sea Grant Science Communication Fellowship 6/1/2011

Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy Fellowship 6/10/2011

Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship 6/17/2011

Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers (OFWIM) Student Scholarship 7/29/2011


Job Opportunities


Senior Service Hydrologist, NOAA NWS WFO (Binghamton, NY) (closing 5/26/2011)

Summer field technicians, South Santiam Watershed Council (Sweet Home, OR) (closing 5/27/2011)

Executive Director, Center for Environmental Law and Policy (Puget Sound)
(closing 5/31/2011)

Restoration Program Assistance, Calapooia Watershed Council  (closing 6/1/2011)

2011/030 Nuclear/Chemical Engineer (P-5),Waste Technology Section, Department of Nuclear Energy (Vienna, Austria) (closing 6/17/2011)

Water Risk Director, World Resources Institute (Washington, DC) (open until filled)


Other Related Campus Events

May 27,  7:30 am – 4 pm, MU 109 - Professional Advancement for Academic Women: the Postdoc Perspective | Sponsor: Women Advancement and Gender Equity (WAGE)

June 3, noon to 1 pm, Owen 106 -  NSF-Supported 2020 Vision Brown Bag Seminar: How to engage practitioners from across the learning landscape in the research enterprise: Deconstruction of the inquiry | Speaker: Eugne Matusov, Professor of Education, University of Delaware

July 24 – July 30, Oregon State University - Computational Scientific Thinking & Modeling for Teachers | Sponsors: SC11, National Computational Science Institute & INSTANCES | Contact rubin@science.oregonstate.edu with questions


Regional Events and Conferences 


Benton County Riparian and Wetlands Advisory Group Meeting | Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | Benton County Avery Offices, Large Meeting Room, Corvallis, OR | 4:30-6:00 PM

Annual Oregon Urban & Community Forestry Conference: Community Trees for Healthy Streams | Thursday, June 2, 2011 | World Forestry Center, Portland, OR

Annual Calapooia & Santiam Watershed Council Fundraiser: Wet your Whistle in the Watershed! | Friday, June 10, 2011 | Albany, OR | Enjoy an exciting raffle, food, brews & root beer!

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

(none new this week)

 (View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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