H2OSU - November 28, 2011


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Monday, November 28, 2011
(Fall Term, Week 10)


OSU Water Events This Week


Tuesday, November 29, 3:30-4:30 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4001, The influence of climate and land-use change on animal distributions, Dr. Matt Betts, Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, OSU

Wednesday, November 30, 4-5 pm, Kelley Engineering Center 1001, International Transboundary Aquifers: science, policy and social issues - Water Resources Research Seminar: At the Interface of Science and Policy, Alfonso Rivera, Geological Survey of Canada / Commission géologique du Canada

Thursday, December 1, 12-1 pm, Gilmore Student Lounge,  Hydrophiles Brownbag: AGU Practice (aka How to Give a Great Student Presentation), Enjoy your lunch while listening to fellow students practice their presentations for AGU and discuss what does (and does not) make a good presentation.  Posters and talks welcome.

Friday, December 2, 9 am, RH 313, The paradox of cooling streams in a warming world: Understanding thermal regimes of streams in western North America - Andrews Forest LTER Monthly Meeting

Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, December 5, 9-10 am, Nash Hall 404, Stream Team Monday Morning Meetings - Ocean distribution of American shad along the Pacific Coast

Thursday, December 8, 7-9 pm, LaSells Stewart Center, Ocean Fertilization - Can We Geoengineer Our Way Out of Climate Trouble?


Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

You can now view the proceedings from The Forward Looking Workshop on Mathematical Geosciences held in Crystal City, Washington, D.C. on Sept. 16-17, 2011.  The workshop was devoted to presentations and discussions of research and methodological challenges arising at the frontier of geosciences and mathematical and computational research. The participants also wrote a White Paper summarizing their findings and recommendations.

OSU hires 80 faculty from leading institutions to support growth in enrollment, research.  Including Arturo Leon, an Assistant professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University in the area of Water Resources Engineering. Arturo received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2007. His areas of research include Transient flows, Real-time control of complex hydraulic systems, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Flood control and physical modeling of hydraulic structures.  As well as Chad Higgins, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering with research interests in examining water use and dynamics in the environment generally and agricultural systems specifically.


Recent OSU Water Publications

Holcomb, JC, Sullivan DM, Horneck DA, Clough GH (2011) Effect of Irrigation Rate on Ammonia Volatilization Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract OSU authors: Holcomb, Sullivan

For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

NIWR-USGS National Competitive Grants Program 02/23/2012  

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


USDOE: DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) 01/03/2012

Foundation: AWWA Scholarships - Abel Wolman Fellowship 01/15/2012

Foundation: AWWA Scholarships - Larson Aquatic Research Support (LARS) 01/15/2012

Foundation: AWWA Scholarships - Thomas R. Camp Scholarship 01/15/2012   

Foundation: AWWA Scholarships - Holly A. Cornell Scholarship 01/15/2012  

Foundation: AWWA Scholarships - American Water Scholarship 01/15/2012 

Foundation: AWWA Scholarships - Carollo Engineers Inc. Scholarship 01/15/2012

Foundation: AWWA Scholarships - Malcolm Pirnie Graduate Scholarship 01/15/2012  

Foundation: AWWA Scholarships - MWH Scholarship 01/15/2012  

Foundation: AWWA Scholarships - Hazen and Sawyer Scholarship 01/15/2012  

Foundation: AWWA Scholarships - HDR/Henry "Bud" Benjes Scholarship 01/15/2012


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Director of Science and Technology, the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), (Westerville, OH) (closing 12/5/11)

Hydrographic Analyst, Salt River Project (public power and water utility), (Tempe, AZ) (open until filled)

Ecosystem Services Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, (location negotiable) (closing 12/26/11)

Water Resources Engineer/Hydrologist, Charles River Watershed Association, (Weston, MA) (closing 12/15/11)

3 Ph.D. Assistantships (water resources engineering, hydrology and biogeochemistry), The University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) or The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), (closing 12/4/11) Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Sara McMillan (UNCC) for work based out of UNCC, or Dr. Philippe Vidon (SUNY-ESF) for work based out of SUNY-ESF.

Foster and Coco Stanback Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Environmental Science, Caltech (Pasadena, CA) (closing 12/13/11)

Post-doctoral Fellow in Fluvial Geomorphology, Intermountain Center for River Rehabilitation and Restoration at Utah State University, (Flagstaff, AZ), Please contact Paul Grams (USGS) or Jack Schmidt (USGS) for additional information.

Post-doctoral Fellow in Hydroacoustics and Fluvial Geomorphology, USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, (Flagstaff, AZ), Please contact Paul Grams (USGS) for additional information.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, American Association for the Advancement of Science (various locations) (closing 12/5/11)


Regional Events and Conferences 


AWRA’s 2012 Summer Specialty Conference-Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water Resources II: Research, Engineering, and Community Action | Monday, June 25, 2012 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Denver, CO | Abstract Submittal Deadline: Feb. 6, 2012 

AWRA’s 2012 Summer Specialty Conference- Riparian Ecosystems IV: Advancing Science, Economics and Policy | Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - Friday, June 29, 2012 | Denver, CO | Abstract Submittal Deadline: Feb. 6, 2012


(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences 

2012 UCOWR/NIWR Conference, Managing Water, Energy, & Food in an Uncertain World | Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Santa Fe, NM |  Call for abstracts closing 12/5/11!


(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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