Apr 17 2014

Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering: Wisconsin

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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) has a full time (9-month), tenure track, academic year teaching (100%) position available in the Department of Paper Science and Engineering. The position’s primary responsibilities will be to provide undergraduate instruction (12 credits per semester) in environmental engineering and/or related disciplines. These courses will contribute to the development of a potential new Environmental Engineering program. This position will collaborate with the Soil and Waste Resources and Water Resources faculty in the CNR. Other duties include undergraduate and graduate advising, and contribution to College and University governance. Faculty members are expected to accomplish a record of scholarly achievement in their field of interest to complement teaching responsibilities. Opportunities exist for involvement in research, outreach and international programs to meet University scholarship and service requirements. Experience in and desire to work with diverse populations of learners and stakeholders is expected.

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Apr 15 2014

Using College Radio to Communicate Science

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OSU Science Communicators Brown Bag, featuring CoF grad student Joey Hulbert!

Hulbert, Joe

Tuesday, April 15, 12 noon – 1pm, LPSC Seminar room 402

Inspiration Dissemination is a radio program on Oregon State University’s station, KBVR that invites graduate students to share their stories and discuss their research projects live over the radio. Co-host of the program, Joey Hulbert will introduce the objectives and explain what happens “behind the scenes” of Inspiration Dissemination.

During this brown bag lunch discussion, Joey will share a short podcast compilation featuring graduate students from College of Agriculture and explain the process of creating a podcast episode. He will also discuss the value of social media and explain the typical format of each interview.

Joey encourages anyone interested in science communication to attend this discussion. He invites us to provide feedback to improve how the program can help the guests become better science communicators. For more information about the program, visit: http://oregonstate.edu/inspiration

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Apr 15 2014

Faculty Position: Green Mountain College in Vermont

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green mountain college

Green Mountain College, an innovative liberal arts college with an environmental focus, seeks to fill a faculty position in its Natural Resource Management program.  In addition to teaching courses within the major, all faculty members contribute to the interdisciplinary General Education Program and are expected to serve one or more of the College’s graduate programs.  Green Mountain’s first priority is effective, committed teaching and advising.  Located in Vermont’s beautiful Lake District, the historic campus is surrounded by outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Assistant Professor in Natural Resource Management:  Full-time, two-year position in natural resource management with the possibility of renewal.  The ideal candidate will have a broad background in natural resources management; specific areas of expertise open.  Courses to be taught include:  Introduction to Natural Resource Management, Data Analysis and Modeling, natural resource field courses, and courses in area of expertise.  Candidates with doctorates in forestry, natural resources management, wildlife, environmental studies, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Janie Evans, Human Resources at employment@greenmtn.edu. Review of applications begins April 18 and continues until position is filled.  Position commences August 21, 2014.

Green Mountain College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Green Mountain College is a member of the Eco-League consortium of environmentally-themed colleges: www.ecoleague.org.  Please see our website at www.greenmtn.edu

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Apr 14 2014

Win up to 1000 dollars!

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Scholars' Insight

The OSU Graduate School is excited to host the second annual University-wide Scholars’ Insights competition, an event based on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) research competition, developed by The University of Queensland.  The competition is designed to challenge graduate students to advance a compelling presentation on their thesis project topic and its significance in just three minutes.  3MT and Scholars’ Insights develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of graduate students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.


Also, check out Danielle Marias’ presentation from last  year!


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Apr 14 2014

Financing your Graduate Education: Grad School Events

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The Graduate School and Valley Library offer a workshop for graduate students on the topic of financing your graduate education. The workshop is focused on locating sources of support, both internal and external to OSU. It presents ways in which graduate students may be supported at OSU and also explores search tools and techniques for locating external sponsors.

For more information or to register, go to the OSU Library website: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/graduates/workshops/graduate-student-financial-support-3

Offered through: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/event/509

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Apr 09 2014

Seminar with Dr. Jennifer Lorang: Plant Innate Immunity Genes that Condition Disease Susceptibility

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Apr 04 2014

OSU Travel Award: Deadline May 1 for Travel between June 1 and October 31

Travel Award Application Deadlines

      • May 1 for travel between June 1 and October 31
      • August 1 for travel between September 1 and January 31
      • November 1 for travel between December 1 and April 30 of the following year

An application may be submitted before a notice of acceptance has been received from the conference organizer, but an award will not be made until the notification has been received.

Travel Award Details

Awards are intended to cover up to half of the full cost of attending a conference (air and or ground transportation, hotel, meals, and meeting registration). Approximately 10 awards will be made per quarter. The maximum award will be $500 for domestic travel and $1,000 for international travel. The department or program should indicate the % of the travel expenses that will be covered by the department/program or other sources. Applicants supported on grants, fellowships, or other means that identify funds specifically for student travel should indicate the % of the travel costs that will be paid from the grant or fellowship funds.

For application details, visit

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Apr 04 2014

PhD Research Opportunity: McIntire Stennis Fellowship in Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont


Application Deadline: Until filled

Project: A multidisciplinary project focused on managing the matrix: a framework for assessing ecosystem services in forested landscapes. The fundamental goal is to understand anthropogenic drivers of forest ecosystem change and to inform decisions about the long-term sustainability and resilience of the northern forest landscape. The student will work with social scientists, ecologists, and Ph.D. students to determine ecological underpinnings of invasives and scientist and public perception, knowledge, and preference, in a three-step integrated process: sociological, ecological, and outreach/education.

Responsibilities: The student will work with Drs. Walter Kuentzel and Kimberly Wallin research team to develop hypothesis driven research questions about the impact of invasives on ecological function.

Duties will include:

  • Identifying a novel study question
  • Writing a study plan
  • Designing and implementing sampling protocols
  • Analyzing data, supervising technicians/undergraduate assistants
  • Preparing publications and presentations for scientific and lay audiences.

The position is for a minimum of three years, serving as a teaching assistant during the first two academic years. As a TA, an average of 10 hours/week would be dedicated to this research project and 10 hours/week to TA duties.

Application: Interested applicants should submit the following: letter of interest (including relevant research interests), names and contact information of three references, and CV to Dr. Kimberly Wallin Interested applicants should also supply all application materials to the UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) Program (PhD in Natural Resources)– when applying, please state your interest in this position in the “Statement of Purpose.”

For the full posting, click HERE.

Kimberly Wallin                                                          kwallin@uvm.edu

312H Aiken Center                                                      802-656-2517

RSENR, University of Vermont
Burlington, VT, 05405



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Apr 04 2014

Northwest Fire Science Consortium – Spring 2014 Conferences

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The Northwest Fire Science Consortium is a regional fire science delivery system for disseminating knowledge and tools; a framework for coordinating fire science delivery; a venue for increasing researcher understanding of the needs of practitioners.

Click the links below for Spring Conferences 2014


Janean H. Creighton
Administrative Director
NW Fire Science Consortium

3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Stay Connected with the NWFSC!



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Apr 04 2014

Integrated Scenarios of the Future Northwest Environment Workshop



The “Integrated Scenarios of the Future Environment” for the Northwest project is funded by the NW Climate Science Center and the NOAA-funded Climate Impacts Research Consortium.  The project has evaluated and down-scaled the most recent generation of global climate models for the northwest, examined their projections, and improved and applied hydrologic and vegetation models.   A roll-out workshop was held in Portland in June 2012, and now the project is nearing completion.

There will be a workshop in Portland on April 17, 8:30-5pm to:

  • Give an overview of project results including our best estimates of what the future will look like in the region
  • Provide more detailed results for climate, vegetation, and hydrologic futures
  • Provide detailed instructions on how to access the digital data
  • Solicit input on next steps for making these scenarios more useable

For those not local to Portland and who would otherwise be unable to attend, some funding is available to support travel, and also the C3 (www.c3.gov) has generously offered to webcast the meeting.  We will soon set up a registration site etc. but wanted to alert you in advance.

For the full workshop agenda, click HERE.

Visit them on the web at:

Or Contact: Kim Carson, 541-737-5705 with any questions.

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