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News and Announcements
CAP LTER Eighteenth Annual All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium
(Friday, January 15, 2016) Join the Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research project for our annual all scientists meeting and poster symposium. Our featured keynote speaker will be Peter Groffman, Professor, City University of New York Advanced Research Center and Brooklyn College who will present Baltimore, Phoenix and the Emergence of Long-Term Ecological Research in Cities. From 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Skysong, 1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. For more information and RSVP.
Case Critical: Postcards from Paris
(Wednesday, January 20, 2016) In this Case-Critical discussion, four ASU experts who attended the historic climate negotiations discuss what happened at COP21, what they were doing while they were there, what they consider to be the innovations of the Paris agreement, and what the agreement implies for the US and the world. From 1:30-3:30 p.m. in room 105, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
PhD Prospectus Defense: Madeline Tyson
(Wednesday, January 20, 2016) Madeline Tyson will defend her PhD prospectus Distributed Information: Implications for Energy Innovation Systems. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 3:00 p.m. in room 102, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Sustainability Series: Revolutions that Made the Earth
(Thursday, January 21, 2016) Tim Lenton, University of Exeter will present Revolutions that Made the Earth from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
School of Sustainability Alumni Mix & Mingle
(Thursday, January 21, 2016) Looking for a great opportunity to connect reconnect with your fellow School of Sustainability alumni, mingle with your chapter representatives and staff/faculty, all while enjoying some delicious appetizers? From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Pedal Haus Brewery, 730 S Mill Ave #102, Tempe. More information and RSVP by Friday, January 15.
Sustainability Series: On Behalf of Nature: Ecological Artwork
(Tuesday, January 26, 2016) Meredith Monk, House Foundation will present On Behalf of Nature: Ecological Artwork from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Biodiversity Series: Twenty-five Years of Designing and Implementing Wildlife Corridors
(Wednesday, January 27, 2016) Paul Beier, Northern Arizona University will present Twenty-five Years of Designing and Implementing Wildlife Corridors from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Solutions Festival
(Friday, February 12-Saturday, 27, 2016) The Sustainability Solutions Festival convenes the planet’s top sustainability events and organizations to discover and explore how we can individually and collectively reimagine our lives and our planet. The Festival’s many forums and events include: Conferences, Community gatherings, and Film screenings. For more information.
Walton Sustainability Solutions: World Religions Respond to the Environmental Crisis
(Thursday, February 18, 2016) Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale University will present World Religions Respond to the Environmental Crisis in the Alumni Lounge, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Doors open 4:00 p.m.; lecture at 4:30 p.m. More information and RSVP. A Sustainability Solutions Festival event.
(Monday-Thursday, February 23-25, 2016) The eighth annual GreenBiz defines the trends, challenges and opportunities in sustainable business now. GreenBiz 2016 brings together GreenBiz Group, The Sustainability Consortium, and ASU's Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives. We leverage our vast networks, insights and domain expertise to bring you the brightest thinkers and most influential leaders. You'll get an unparalleled in-depth look at the key challenges and opportunities facing sustainable business today. This annual forum is framed by the annual State of Green Business report, the ninth annual edition of GreenBiz’s acclaimed accounting of key sustainability metrics and trends. The report, combined with the high-wattage stage presentations, workshops and networking opportunities that have become hallmarks of GreenBiz events, makes GreenBiz 2016 an unforgettable event. It will be held at the JW Marriott Camelback Resort, 5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Presented in partnership with The Sustainability Consortium and The Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. More information and registration. (A Sustainability Solutions Festival event. Save $300 with discount code GB16ASU.)
Jumpstarting STEM Careers Conference
(Friday, January 15, 2016) Leading STEAM Professionals from organizations such as NIH, Google, Henkel, NASA, Intel and ASU, will describe achievements in their fields and how students can pursue a similar career. Students are invited to present posters for cash awards. From 8:00-5:00 p.m. in the Carson Ballroom, Old Main, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Register at email@example.com.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Mechanistic Insights and Therapeutic Approaches for Frontotemporal Dementia and Amotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
(Tuesday, January 19, 2016) Leonard Petrucelli, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine will present Mechanistic Insights and Therapeutic Approaches for Frontotemporal Dementia and Amotrophic Lateral Sclerosis from 4:15-5:15 p.m. in the Auditorium (B105), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Information Session: NASA DEVELOP NASA Summer Research Program
(Wednesday, January 20, 2016) NASA DEVELOP is a 10-week paid program, with opportunities throughout the US, in which participants work in a team environment to apply NASA satellite data to environmental issues. You're eligible to apply if you're a student (undergraduate through PhD), graduated in the past two years, or are transitioning to a new field such as Earth sciences, remote sensing, environmental sciences or GIS. This year, one site will be ASU, where the team will collaborate with the Maricopa County Health Department and NASA. Lance Watkins, who will lead this information session, has been a NASA DEVELOP GeoInformatics Fellow and is currently a PhD student in geography at ASU, where he is involved with the new Arizona DEVELOP site. From 12:00-1:00 p.m., in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Center for Evolution & Medicine Seminar: Hot or Not? The Huddler’s Dilemma
(Thursday, January 21, 2016) David Haig, Harvard University will present Hot or Not? The Huddler’s Dilemma from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium (B105), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Selling Sunshine II: The House that Jeff Built
(Thursday, January 21, 2016) Please join us to celebrate the opening of the Jeffrey Cook Papers archive and the new exhibit Selling Sunshine II: The House that Jeff Built from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Hayden Library, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Remarks at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-965-5889 by January 18.
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Colloquium: How to Stay Cool in the Desert – Examples of Urban Climate Research at the Local and Micro-Scale
(Friday, January 22, 2016) Ariane Middel, Arizona State University will present How to Stay Cool in the Desert – Examples of Urban Climate Research at the Local and Micro-Scale from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: OKED Workshop for Faculty
(Friday, January 22, 2016) Learn more about services to help advance your research. Institute and Initiative leaders will be available to help you discover collaborative research opportunities. Faculty experts will share their success stories and will help you network with colleagues from across the university. OKED representatives will be available to answer any questions you have on the research administration process. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering Seminar: Task-specific Motor Training in Older Adults with and without Cognitive Impairment
(Monday, January 25, 2016) Sydney Schaefer, Utah State University will present Task-specific Motor Training in Older Adults with and without Cognitive Impairment at 1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium (B105), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Colloquium: Damage Survey Results from the Joplin E5 Tornado
(Friday, February 5, 2016) Tim Marshall, PE, Haag Engineering will present Damage Survey Results from the Joplin E5 Tornado at 12:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
ASU Night of the Open Door @ West
(Saturday, February 6, 2016) ASU Night of the Open Door @ West offers events and interactive activities in mathematical and natural sciences, humanities, arts and cultural studies, social and behavioral sciences, along with dozens of hands-on activities that excite curiosity for teachers, kids, lifelong learners and parents. From 4:00-9:00 p.m. on the West campus. More information.
Campus Harvest of Seville Sour Oranges
(Friday-Sunday, February 5-7, 2016) ASU has partnered with Sun Devil Dining to harvest 10,000 pounds of Seville sour oranges from our Tempe campus and have it juiced, bottled and stored at the Sun Orchard (http://sunorchard.com/) facility for use in delicious recipes at Sun Devil Dining kitchens on all four campuses. Spend two hours outdoors picking and sorting fragrant oranges on the Arizona State University Tempe campus. Sign up.
ASU Night of the Open Door @ Downtown Phoenix
(Friday, February 12, 2016) ASU Night of the Open Door @ Downtown Phoenix offers interactive activities, tours and a behind the scenes look into what powers a world class university. Tour the Cronkite School’s state-of-the-art media complex, check out the nutrition kitchen, investigate cadavers, create your own kid-friendly comic strip and get a glimpse of the new Arizona Center for Law and Society. Whether your dream is to work in health, record your news reports or be a future public service leader – ASU Night of the Open Door @ Downtown Phoenix is pure family fun. From 4:00-8:00 p.m. on the Downtown Phoenix campus. More information. A Sustainability Solutions Festival event.
Zero Food Waste Forum
(Friday, February 19, 2016) In the US alone, 40 percent of our food is wasted. To address this issue, the Zero Food Waste Forum welcomes participants to collaborate and learn from expert advocates. All stakeholders are welcome: growers, grocers, restaurateurs, distributors, food banks, disposal companies and members of the public. From 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Valley Youth Theatre, Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus. More information and registration. A Sustainability Solutions Festival event.
ASU Night of the Open Door @ Polytechnic
(Friday, February 19, 2016) ASU Night of the Open Door @ Polytechnic offers a behind the scenes look into ASU’s state-of-the-art labs and learning environments. Come experience flight simulators, air traffic control simulators, the wonders of algae, new-age cars, play classic video games, and enjoy dance and theater performances. From 5:00-9:00 p.m. on the Polytechnic campus. More information.
Conservation International Special Event with Dr. M. Sanjayan
(Wednesday, February 24, 2016) M. Sajayan will present this special event from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Lyceum Theater, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP. A Sustainability Solutions Festival event.
(Thursday, February 25, 2016) GreenBiz University is an extension of the GreenBiz 16 conference, held at ASU’s Tempe campus. Through the Sustainability Solutions Festival’s partnership with GreenBiz, we are able to recruit top-notch speakers in sustainability to engage with the ASU community. From 12:00-5:00 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP. A Sustainability Solutions Festival event.
15th Annual Local to Global Justice Forum & Festival: Racial Justice
(Friday-Sunday, February 26-28, 2016) The state of racial justice in the US has erupted in recent years. Stemming from acts of violence and brutality, the discourse around race is shifting into the public sphere. To facilitate these kinds of conversations, Local to Global Justice has selected “Racial Justice” as our theme for the 15th annual Forum and Festival. Conversations and contestations over racial justice have fueled nation-wide debates over police brutality, housing quality and gentrification, poverty, economic and educational, disparity, access to food, transportation and health care. To be held at Farmer Education, Payne Education, and Coor Hall buildings on the Arizona State University, Tempe campus. For more information. A Sustainability Solutions Festival event.
ASU Night of the Open Door @ Tempe
(Saturday, February 27, 2016) Arizona State University Night of the Open Door @ Tempe is a rare opportunity to get a behind the scenes look into the spaces that house our most innovative projects. ASU Night of the Open Door offers you the opportunity to hear firsthand from ASU students and faculty about rare poisonous insects, space exploration, volcanoes, drones and robots, medical breakthroughs and Mayan discoveries. Interactive hands-on activities offer a wide spectrum of sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts. From 4:00-9:00 p.m. on the Tempe campus. More information. A Sustainability Solutions Festival event.
Fourth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics
(Tuesday-Thursday, May 24-26, 2016) The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations with discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including (but not limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biotechnology, genomics, personalized medicine, stem cell and regenerative medicine, human enhancement technologies, telecommunications, information technologies, surveillance technologies, geoengineering, neuroscience and robotics. The conference is premised on the belief that there is much to be learned and shared from and across the governance experience and proposals for these various emerging technologies. To be held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center, Tempe, Arizona. Abstracts due January 31, 2016. More information.
Phoenix Ag Club Annual Tour
(Tuesday, January 19, 2015) The Phoenix Agricultural Club will tour the Fort McDowell specialty crops and learn about soil and water management. From 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. beginning at Fort McDowell Casino. More information and registration.
LBC Sonoran Collaborative Unmeeting: Integrated Design: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability
(Tuesday, January 19, 2016) John Boeker, 7group Consultants will present Integrated Design: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Orcutt | Winslow, 3003 N Central Ave, 16th Fl, Phoenix, AZ 85012. More information and RSVP.
Quench Your Thirst for Knowledge with Hydrate Tempe
(Tuesdays, January 19-February 23, 2016) Learn how to create a sustainable backyard oasis at the Watershed Management Group's six-part Hydrate Tempe project series. Each presentation includes a mini-project to create an action plan for your home. Hydrate with fresh smoothies and juices, and soak in knowledge about greywater, composting, and building a rain garden. Join us for your favorite topics or attend the full series to build a comprehensive site plan. Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. More information and registration.
Air and Waste Management Association Meeting
(Thursday, January 21, 2016) The Air and Waste Management Association - Grand Canyon Section will be hosting a lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday January 21. The meeting will feature "Ozone 101", a webinar on the formation of ozone, health effects, and several case studies. The meeting will be at the Maricopa County Air Quality Department, 9th Floor Classroom (by the Roosevelt/Central Light Rail stop). Guest parking is available in the parking structure to the east of the building. Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided by AWMA. ($20 member/$25 non-member) RSVP to email@example.com by noon, January 18.
Third Annual Comprehensive Conference on Tribal Water in Arizona
(Thursday-Friday, January 21-22, 2016) This conference will present a comprehensive overview of the law governing Tribal water rights and impacting the development of Tribal water projects, and will examine the experiences of parties to recent Tribal water rights settlement negotiations. We will also examine the administrative and legislative process that settlement parties will need to consider as they seek federal funding for future settlements. Finally, the conference will examine innovative approaches where Indian Tribes, local governments, and non-Tribal water users are able to work together to ensure an adequate and sustained supply of water for mutually beneficial uses into the future utilizing water banking and groundwater recharge. Nancy Selover, State Climatologist will be giving a presentation and has two discount registration certificates. Contact Barbara Trapido-Lurie (BLT@asu.edu) about certificates. At the Radisson Phoenix North, Phoenix, AZ. More information.
21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate Conference
(Thursday-Sunday, January 21-24, 2016) The Science Foundation AZ and the STEM AZ Education Collaborative are proud to partner to bring you the 21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate Conference. STEM integration is critical for developing the knowledge and skills our students, businesses, and communities desire and deserve. Critical thinking, creativity, and innovation are both goals and outcomes of educational practices that promote a transdisciplinary approach to STEM education. At the 21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate conference participants will engage in diverse sessions to explore and enhance STEM educational practices. Sessions will not only be outstanding learning opportunities for educators, many of them will include how business, informal education, early childhood experiences, and K-16+ classrooms create a nexus of learning that result in the 21st century graduate prepared for tomorrow’s world. The conference will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N Third St, Phoenix. For more information.
City University of Hong Kong Worldwide Search for Talent
(Monday, January 25, 2016) Applications and nominations are invited for all faculty positions of Chair Professor, Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor. More details are available at http://jobs.cityu.edu.hk. Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. A senior delegation led by President, Professor Way Kuo, will visit Phoenix in January 2016 to present CityU’s vision for the future. From 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe. For registration please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film Screening: Cowspiracy
(Monday, January 25, 2016) Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is being shown by the Creative Living Fellowship, 6530 N. 7th St, Phoenix 85014. The showing is at 7:00 p.m. for more information go to www.creativelivingfellowship.com or contact Beverly Janowitz-Price at 602-265-0101. Donations accepted.
2016 DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop
(Tuesday-Thursday, February 2-4, 2016) The 13th annual DOE Solid State Lighting (SSL) R&D Workshop is a not-to-be-missed event, where top experts and thought leaders from universities, labs, and companies large and small converge to share the latest on SSL advances, examine market forces that are shaping SSL technology, and explore how the technology is defining new market opportunities. DOE has increased its effort to encourage student participation-the next generation of lighting innovators. In addition to the student poster competition launched this year (seven have been selected to present at the February 3 poster session), they've brought back the $200 student rate as well – saving students over 50% of the general registration fee (only until January 22!). Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, North Carolina. More information.
Sustainability Solutions Festival’s Family Day
(Monday, February 15, 2015) Along with Arizona Science Center’s engaging exhibits, ASU and its community partners host special interactive, hands-on activities for families. Join us at the Arizona Science Center to learn more about sustainability and how you can become agents of change. More information. A Sustainability Solutions Festival event.
Sustival Day of Service
(Saturday, February 20, 2016) The The Sustival Day of Service connects volunteers to projects that help make more resilient, vibrant and sustainable communities across the Valley of the Sun. From 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. More information. A Sustainability Solutions Festival event.
AZ Thrives: A Sustainability Summit for Arizona’s Minority and Small Business Leaders
(Monday, February 22, 2016) AZ Thrives is a business conference for Arizona’s minority and small business leaders that is focused on the concept of the circular economy. The event aims to not only educate Arizona business leaders on sustainability in business, but also to create change agents through meaningful connections within the community. From 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Phoenix Convention Center, North Building, 100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix. More information and registration. A Sustainability Solutions Festival event.
Narrowing gap between man and machine
Imagine an assembly robot that collaborates with a human to assemble a piece of IKEA furniture. The robot would need to analyze the movements of the human to avoid potentially hazardous collisions. Read more.
Crow: Arizona should set goal for college degrees
Arizona should move to a simpler funding model for higher education and set a goal for increasing the number of college graduates to help drive the state’s economy, according to Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow. Read more.
Solar Impulse Update
The batteries are being replaced in the solar-powered plane wintering in Hawaii, in preparation for completing the Round-The-World flight this spring and summer, which began last March in Abu Dhabi. Test flights in Hawaii are scheduled to begin at the end of February, with April 20th cited as the first possible take-off, with a return to Abu Dhabi sometime in the summer. While Phoenix, Arizona was one of the 12 scheduled stops on the original itinerary, the challenges of the first half of the trip have led flight engineers to build in more flexibility, to deal with less predictable weather patterns, so that Phoenix is one of the four possible destinations for the four-day crossing of the Pacific from Hawaii, with Vancouver, San Francisco, and Los Angeles also being considered. Details and updates available at http://blog.solarimpulse.com.
ASU borderlands editor on the capture of 'El Chapo' and what's ahead
Some people spend their first day on the job figuring out the office email system or how to work the coffeemaker. Alfredo Corchado spent his first day at ASU in interviews, answering questions from media outlets about the recent capture of fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Read more.
UGEC Viewpoints: Structure and agency: The seeds of sustainability for 21st century cities (Andrew Rudd, UN Habitat)
The recently UN-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a globally unprecedented aspiration for cities. Among other aims (including inclusion, safety and resilience), SDG-11 aspires to ‘make cities and human settlements…sustainable…’ The implication, of course, is that cities are currently not very sustainable. Read more.
The power of words: Climate change and the media
When thousands of negotiators and scientists descended on Paris in December to reach an historic agreement on lowering the planet’s rising temperatures, they were followed by thousands of press. Read more.
Sustainable Urban Water Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates
Summer 2016 will be the first year that the Urban Water Innovation Network offers an Undergraduate Research Program (URP). Ten students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge, transdisciplinary research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas. Where possible, pairs of students, one in the social sciences and one in the natural sciences / engineering will be placed with a team of mentors in each of the six study regions of the Network: Front Range of Colorado, Mid-Atlantic, Tucson-Phoenix Sun corridor, South Florida, California, Pacific Northwest Cascadia. Application deadline February 5, 2016. More information.
Putting a face on the nameless
New Arizona State University professor, his wife and a forensics student work to help identify one of the nation's missing and unidentified persons. Read more.
My NGO hall of fame: What I learned from the best of the nonprofits (from GreenBiz.com)
If I (Bob Langert, Editor at Large, GreenBiz Group) had to start my sustainability career all over again, I’d package, recycle and reuse the wisdom learned from 27 years of partnering with the likes of the Environmental Defense Fund, Conservation International and the World Wildlife Fund. I pondered this as McDonald’s just announced its new packaging design (with sustainability embedded). Read more.
UGEC Viewpoints Top 10 Most Viewed Articles of 2015
Read the top 10 most viewed UGEC Viewpoints.
Public Transportation & Heat Exposure, Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Opportunity – GPH 499: Individualized Instruction (1-3 credits)
Heat exposure is a significant public health concern in central Arizona. Public transportation can account for a significant component of some individuals' exposure on hot summer days. In an effort to improve the well-being of public transportation users and increase the attractiveness of public modes of transit, the City of Phoenix is making investments to improve the thermal environment at city bus stops. Drs. Ariane Middel and David Hondula in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning seek undergraduate research assistants for the Spring 2016 semester to participate in a for-credit research opportunity to document and quantify environmental and social dimensions of upcoming improvements to City bus stops. Planned research activities include microenvironmental measurements and modeling, analysis of public transportation ridership and survey data, and on-site observations and surveys of public transit users. Participating students will each develop individual research questions and projects that ultimately lead to recommendations for the City's future investments in the thermal comfort of public transit users as well as tools and metrics that can be more broadly used to evaluate and prioritize infrastructure choices related to thermal comfort. Students interested in continuing research opportunities for summer/fall 2016 and those seeking undergraduate thesis project topics are especially welcome. Interested students should e-mail Dr. Hondula no later than January 15, 2016 at email@example.com. The research group will convene its first meeting during the second week of the spring semester.
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, University of Washington
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Washington is getting ready to recruit students for next summer. The goal of this two-year conservation immersion program is to broaden participation within conservation, and diversify what it means to be a "conservation professional." The program is looking for 20 freshmen and sophomores to join for an 8-week immersion course this summer. The program starts in Seattle and travels to various ExUrban (wildlands and rural) landscapes in Washington addressing urban conservation issues. Scholars don't have to be environmental science, or even science, majors, but should demonstrate a commitment to the environment and to diversity, and be curious, creative and enthusiastic - incipient change-makers. Because the program is geared for students early in their college careers, we are only able to take freshmen and sophomores. You can learn more about the program at www.uwconservationscholars.org The application process will begin November 16, 2015 and end January 29, 2016.
2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest
Speculative fiction stories have the power to take abstract policy debates and obscure jargon and turn them into gripping, visceral tales. The emerging subgenre of climate fiction, epitomized by novels like Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam Trilogy, helps us imagine possible futures shaped by climate change. The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative and the College for Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University are proud to announce the 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest. The contest will be judged by science fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of many foundational works in climate fiction, along with other climate fiction experts from ASU. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $1000, with three additional finalists receiving book bundles signed by award-winning climate fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi. A collection of the best submissions will be published in a forthcoming online anthology, and considered for publication in the journal Issues in Science and Technology. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2016. For more information and how to submit.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
December 2015 drought summary is online.
November Southwest Climate Outlook
The November 2015 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: December 2015 – El Niño in Full Swing and Fall Recap
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Decision Center for a Desert City
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Urban Resilience to Weather-Related Extreme Events (URExSRN)
Postdoctoral Fellowships, ERB Institute, University of Michigan
Application deadline January 15, 2016. More information.
Undergraduate/Graduate Community Ecology Internships in Iceland, Summer 2016
Application deadline January 15, 2016. More information.
Assistant/Associate Professor of Watershed Analysis, Montana State University
Review of applications begins January 15, 2016. More information.
Assistant Professor, Human-Environment Interactions, Department of Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University
Review of applications begins January 15, 2016. More information - position ID 01003326.
Sustainability Project Coordinator Sr., Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University
Application deadline January 18, 2016. More information.
Physical Science Technician, Smithsonian Institution
Application deadline January 19, 2016. More information.
White House Social and Behavior Sciences Team Fellowship
Application deadline January 24, 2016. More information.
Municipal Utilities Director, City of Chandler, Arizona
Application deadline January 25, 2016. More information.
Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Aldo Leopold Foundation
Application deadline January 28, 2016. More information.
Senior Program Manager, Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation
Application deadline January 29, 2016. More information.
Director of the Environmental Program, University of Vermont
Application deadline January 31, 2016. More information.
Postdoctoral Position, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
Application deadline February 1, 2016. More information.
National Director, Leopold Conservation Award Program, Sand County Foundation
Application deadline February 6, 2016. More information.
Assistant Professor, Soil or Environmental Science, New Mexico State University
Application deadline February 29, 2016. More information.
Assistant Professor, Pedology, New Mexico State University
Application deadline February 29, 2016. More information.
Education and Outreach Coordinator, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Reserve, Minnesota
More information at University of Minnesota employment website, job number 306843.
Program Manager, Western Land and Communities, Sonoran Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Associate, Industrial Economics, Inc.
Research Analyst, Industrial Economics, Inc.
Quantitative Ecologist, Post Bachelor’s Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Quantitative Ecologist, Post Master’s Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Software Engineer, Post Bachelor’s Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Software Engineer, Post Master’s Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
EERE Science and Technology Policy Postdoctoral Fellowships
Postdoctoral Position at Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne Laboratories
Requisition number 400355. More information.
Household Hazardous Waste Technician, City of Tucson
Transportation Program Manager, Smart Growth America
Research Analyst, Smart Growth America