H2OSU - October 17, 2011

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Monday, October 17, 2011
(Fall Term, Week 4)


OSU Water Events This Week


Monday, October 17, 2 pm, Richardson 115, Chris Gabrielli, a WRE MS Student advised by Jeff Mcdonnell, will be presenting his thesis defense, entitled "The role of bedrock groundwater in rainfall-runoff response at hillslope and catchment scales"

Tuesday, October 18, 3:30-4:30 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4001, Ocean acidification impacts on estuarine bivalves: linking life history, ecology, and biogeochemistry, Dr. George Waldbusser, College of Ocean. & Atmosph. Sciences, Oregon State University

Wednesday, October 19, 4-5 pm, Kelley 1001, My (Soon to Be) One Year as AWRA President: Earning Premier Executive Status and Other Accomplishments, Water Resources Research Seminar: At the Interface of Science and Policy, Michael Campana, Professor, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University; President, American Water Resources Association


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Wednesday, October 26, 4-5 pm, Kelley Engineering 1001, Getting a Water Plan that is Both Good and Right: The Oklahoma Experience, Water Resources Research Seminar: At the Interface of Science and Policy, Will Focht, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Oklahoma; Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute, Environmental Institute, Environmental Science Graduate Program

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

Hydrophiles-now is the time to buy your new Hydrophiles t-shirt ($15) and/or hoodie sweatshirt ($28).  Check out the design on Facebook and give you order to Pat Burns (patburns937@gmail.com).

The National Academy of Engineering held an on-line poll to determine the Grand Challenges for Engineering.  Providing Access to Clean Water was one of the top challenges. Here at OSU, WATER has topped the list of Grand Challenges for first year Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering students for the past two years.


OSU Water in the News

Congratulations to Brendan Galipeau, Kim Ogren, and Jacob Petersen-Perlman for winning Best Student Poster Presentation at The Oregon Water Conference 2011: Evaluating and Managing Water Resources in a Climate of Uncertainty.  Their poster was titled, Capitalizing on Uncertainty: Use of Scenario Development and Planning in Regional Dialogues of the Columbia River Treaty.  TOWC 2011 now has a permanent site with all the conference materials online at Scholars Archive.


Recent OSU Water Publications

Vercauteren, N, Huwald H, Bou-Zeid E, Selker JS, Lemmin U, Parlange MB, Lunati I (09/2011) Evolution of Superficial Lake Water Temperature Profile Under Diurnal Radiative Forcing Water Resources Research Abstract OSU authors: Selker

Suárez, F, Hausner MB, Dozier J, Selker JS, Tyler SW (2011) Heat Transfer in the Environment: Development and Use of Fiber-Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing, Developments Heat Transfer Abstract OSU authors: Selker

Petrides, AC, Huff J, Arik A, van de Giesen N, Kennedy AM, Thomas CK, Selker JS (07/2011) Shade estimation over streams using distributed temperature sensing Water Resources Research Abstract OSU authors: Petrides, Huff, Arik, Kennedy, Thomas, and Selker

Licznar, P, Schmitt TG, Rupp DE (2011) Distributions of microcanonical cascade weights of rainfall at small timescales Acta Geophysica Abstract OSU author: Rupp

For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

NGO: Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (to strengthen academic USA-India partnerships) 11/01/2011 

NSF: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) 11/07/2011 

American-Scandinavian Foundation Visiting Lectureships
(LOI: 11/07/2011) 02/03/2012

NSF: Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) [Photosynthetic Biorefineries (PSBR)] (LOI: 11/09/2011) 03/30/2012

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


  Awards for Study in Scandinavia 11/01/2011   


USEPA: Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study 11/08/2011   


NSF: East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) 11/09/2011   


NGO: Scholarship for the Integrated Water Management Program at the University of Queensland [International WaterCenter] 11/15/2011   


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Microbial Ecology Research Position, USGS National Center (Reston, VA) (closing December 1, 2011)

Hydrologist/Geomorphologist/Civil Engineer, Environmental Science Associates (ESA PWA), (Sacramento, CA) (open until filled)

Assistant or Associate Professor of Physical Geography, University of Missouri (Columbia, MO) (open until filled)

Natural Resource Specialist 4 (Water Policy Coordinator), Fish & Wildlife-Fish Division (Salem, OR) (closing 11/7/2011)

Forest Watershed Program Manager (forest hydrology), The National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (NCASI) (Corvallis, OR) (closing 11/30/2011)

Research Associate (Post Doc) posting number 0008193, The Center for Transformative Environmental Monitoring Programs (CTEMPs) (Corvallis, OR or Reno, NV) (closing 12/15/2011)  


Regional Events and Conferences 


Network of Oregon Watershed Councils - 2011 Councils & Districts Joint Conference | Monday, November 7, 2011 - Friday, November 11, 2011 | Sunriver Resort, Oregon

CUAHSI Fall Cyberseminars-"Earth Observatories for Interdisciplinary Science: Reports from Critical Zone Observatories and Water, Sustainability and Climate Studies" Chris Duffy (Shale Hills CZO) | Friday, November 11, 2011 | on-line  

Hydraulic Fracking (regulatory and legislative perspective) | Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA; or Live Webcast  

CUAHSI Fall Cyberseminars-"Earth Observatories for Interdisciplinary Science: Reports from Critical Zone Observatories and Water, Sustainability and Climate Studies" Mike Goulden (Southern-Sierra CZO) | Friday, November 18, 2011 | on-line  

The Cutting Edge of Temperature Measurement in Earth Sciences Principles, Applications, Operational Factors, and Demonstrations of Distributed Temperature Sensing for Environmental Sensing | Saturday, December 3, 2011 | Stanford University


National and International Events and Conferences

Women Evolving Biological Sciences Symposium 2011 | Sunday, November 6, 2011 - Wednesday, November 9, 2011 | National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, NC | Applications due on April 15, 2011.


2011 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference | Monday, November 7, 2011 - Thursday, November 10, 2011 | Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque, NM

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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