H2OSU - May 31, 2011

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
(Spring Term, Week 10)

OSU Water Events This Week

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 | Prof. Emeritus J. Philip O'Kane, former Department Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering and holder of the Murphy Chair, University College Cork, Ireland

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


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Thursday, June 23, H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River, Oregon - HJA Day - The annual field tour of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest and Long-Term Ecological Research site. Spend a day in the forest and hear highlights of current research, education, and collaborations. The event is free. Lunch is provided on site. Transportation is provided between OSU campus and the Andrews Forest. To help plan for catering and transportation, registration is required by June 17.

 Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

Looking to borrow a flowmeter: Request from Pat Burns, Water Resources Science Graduate Student
"I'm looking for a flowmeter to use in the field this summer.  I will be working in a small basin in the Peruvian Andes measuring discharge from streams that are partly fed by glaciers.  I would need the flowmeter from approximately July 5 to Aug. 5.  Please let me know if you have one available and if you would be willing to let me borrow (or rent) it."  If you have a flow meter to lend Pat, please contact him directly.

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.

Incoming Soil Science Grad Student Looking for Summer Work
He has diverse experience in field mapping of soils and vegetation and is used to working in harsh/rugged environments.  Contact Art Fisher directly if you have or know of a job possibility.


Acknowledgements & Kudos

2011 Water Resources Graduate Program Awards Winners Announced  
On May 17 the Water Resources Graduate Program held its first annual OSU Water Day to celebrate student research and accomplishments of the OSU water community.  Twenty one students gave presentations about their research and the program held its annual awards luncheon.  Thanks go out to Mousa Diabat, Cally Whitman, and Elena Maus for the superb planning and execution of the event!

At the awards luncheon, Mary Santelmann announced and congratulated the 2011 Water Resources Program Awards winners:

  • Hydrophiles Vice President, Racquel Rancier (MS Water Resources Policy and Management) received the Alumni Award, which in addition to a certificate and the honor of being the award recipient, provides the recipient with a $250 scholarship.
  • Eric Foster-Moore (MS Water Resources Policy and Management) received the Faculty Excellence Award, which in addition to a certificate and the honor of being the award recipient, provides the recipient with a $500 scholarship.
  • Cody Hale (PhD Water Resources Science) is the 2011 recipient of the Williamson Water Prize, which in addition to a certificate and the honor of being the award recipient, provides the recipient with a $500 scholarship.

Recent OSU Water Publications

Jarvis, WT (2010) Community-Based Approaches to Conflict Management: Umatilla County Critical Groundwater Areas, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA: NEGOTIATE Toolkit: Case Studies NEGOTIATE – Reaching fairer and more effective water agreements: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) publication. Abstract  

Jarvis, WT  (2010) Geopolitics of Groundwater Water, Geopolitics and the New World Order Abstract  

For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

NSF: Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) Due: 07/13/2011

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

IWR NIWR Water Resources Competitive Grants Program (focus on federal water resources policy) 08/01/2011  

 NSF: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) 08/01/2011

 NSF: Informal Science Education (LOI: 08/12/2011) 01/11/2012  

NSF: Geography and Spatial Sciences 08/15/2011


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


For Students: Funding Opportunities

NSF: Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships Due: 07/01/2011


Job Opportunities


HJ Andrews LTER Faculty Research Assistant, Hyrdrology Technician, OSU Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (Blue River, OR) (closing 6/10/2011)

Public Education Specialist Supervisor, Montana Watercourse, Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation Water Resources Division (Position #58100) (Boseman, MT) (closing 6/10/2011)

Service Coordination Hydrologist at Arkansas-Red Basin River Forecast Center (vacancy #NWS-SR-2011-0181) (Tulsa, OK) (closing 6/9/2011)

Habitat Stewardship Specialist (recruitment #2011-05-7045 and #2011-05-7046), Aquatic Resources Division, WA State Dept of Natural Resources (Sedro Woolley and Tacoma) (first review 6/3/2011)


Other Related Campus Events

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 


National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s (NWQMC) 8th National Monitoring Conference – Water: One Resource – Shared Effort – Common Future | Monday, April 30, 2012 - Friday, May 4, 2012 | Portland, OR |  Abstract submission deadline: 9/23/2011.

(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.)