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Carbon – Nitrogen Systems: Policy-oriented Integrated Research and Education (C-NSPIRE) graduate certificate

This new certificate builds on the foundation provided by the National Science Foundation Nitrogen Systems: Policy-oriented Integrated Research and Education (NSPIRE) IGERT program that provided students with rigorous multidisciplinary training in C and N cycling and an integrated view of C and N science coupled with the ability to effectively communicate with public policy makers.

The goal of this program is to give graduate students a critical scientific understanding of the elemental cycles and understand how scientific research informs policy needed to address environmental and global change issues.  Participants in this program will receive hands-on training to improve their communication skills and opportunities to practice bridging the gap between biophysical science and policy creation and implementation.

A limited number of graduate Research Assistantships are available for students in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, the College and Arts and Sciences, the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and the Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program.

Applications for the Fall 2016 semester are due May 13, 2016.  For more information and to submit an application, please visit: https://cereo.wsu.edu/c-nspire-certificate-program

Please join AWRA-UW students and water resources professionals for an evening of networking.

The event will feature a panel discussion of water resources professionals and a session of speed networking. Light refreshments will be provided. Advice and mentorship from professionals provides students with the information they need to make informed career decisions.

To register for this event, please go to http://goo.gl/forms/5ILVg8Vr4d
Professionals interested in volunteering, please contact the AWRA-WA Student Chapter at awra@uw.edu. Thank you!

Event Details
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: 6 – 8 pm

Call for Abstracts: 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference, June 21-23, 2016

The USGS Institute and NOAA Sea Grant Programs will be hosting a special session at the 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference, June 21-23, 2016 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Special Session
Sea Grant College Programs and Water Resources Research Institutes: Research and Partnerships Investigating Land-Sea Interface

NOAA Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) and the USGS Water Resources Research Institutes (WRRI) through the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) are both Federal-State partnerships federally mandated to address the Nation’s oceans, coastal, Great Lakes, and water resources issues. Sea Grant is working on integrated research, education and outreach including water issues to assist coastal communities. The Institutes focus research and student training to address water issues related to resource availability, infrastructure and ecosystem services in watersheds. These programs intersect at the land-sea interface and in some locations over entire watersheds, but no coordinated effort to explore and exploit synergistic capacity between the Federal Agencies has occurred to date. Focusing on the significant aspect of the connection between coastal waters and the fresh water inputs they receive, we welcome submissions demonstrating the intersecting foci described above and/or where Sea Grant and NIWR have partnered on research, education and/or outreach efforts.

Earl Greene, USGS, Chief of External Research, eagreene@usgs.gov
Darren Lerner, University of Hawaii, Director, Sea Grant College Program and Interim Director, Water Resources Research Center, lerner@hawaii.edu
For more information