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17. Celebrate Mesa
News and Announcements
PhD Defense: Sharon Amani
(Friday, April 15, 2016) Sharon Amani will defend her PhD dissertation Building and Assessing the Capacity of Farmers' Organizations: The Case of the United Nations World Food Programme's Purchase for Progress. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. From 2:00-4:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Sustainability Series: Carbon Mitigation, Carbon Reduction, and the Global Challenge of Clean Fossil Deployment
(Tuesday, April 19, 2016) S. Julio Friedmann, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, will present Carbon Mitigation, Carbon Reduction, and the Global Challenge of Clean Fossil Deployment from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 228 (Cochise), Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Free Film Screening: REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet.
(Wednesday, April 20, 2016) This film is not about our waste problem, but about solutions. And they are everywhere! This documentary film follows "Reuse Pro" Alex Eaves' cross-country adventure. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; showtime 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability @ ASU: “A” Mountain Restoration
(Friday, April 22, 2016) Celebrate Earth Day 2016 by volunteering to help restore walking and hiking trails on "A" Mountain, Tempe's only preserve! Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the south side of the old Hayden Flour Mill (SE Corner of Rio Salado and Mill Ave; just north of Tempe Mission Palms). Breakfast will be served before we begin and we will offer a Food Truck meal at 11:00 a.m.! More information and RSVP.
PhD Prospectus Defense: Edward Dee
(Friday, April 22, 2016) Edward Dee will defend his PhD prospectus Mother Earth Father Sky: A Theoretical Framework and Meanings of Nature, Land, and Sustainability using the Diné Lifeway Paradigm. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited. At 11:00 a.m. in room 401, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Biodiversity Outcomes Series: Earth Day Panel: The Mathematics of Conservation and Sustainability
(Friday, April 22, 2016) Leah Gerber, Director of the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, will be part of this panel discussing their interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the fields of applied mathematics, conservation ecology, and sustainability. More information and RSVP.
Living Wisdom Series: Big Thinking and Rethinking: Teaching Native American Knowledge
(Monday, April 25, 2016) Leroy Little Bear, University of Lethbridge (retired) and Megan Bang, University of Washington will present Big Thinking and Rethinking: Teaching Native American Knowledge from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series/Biodiversity Series: Smithsonian Science in the Tropics
(Monday, April 25, 2016) Matthew Larsen, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute will present Smithsonian Science in the Tropics from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Spring 2016 MSUS Culminating Experience Presentations
(Tuesday, April 26, 2016) Katie Peige, Suzanne Jumper, and Erin Pulford will make their culminating experience presentations from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in room 401, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
DCDC Water/Climate Briefing: Sustainability Transitions for Urban Water Systems in the Colorado River Basin
(Wednesday, April 27, 2016) Arnim Wiek, School of Sustainability; Michael Schoon, School of Sustainability; Marilyn DeRosa, City of Tempe; Kevin Moran, Environmental Defense Fund; and Dave White, Decision Center for a Desert City will discuss Sustainability Transitions for Urban Water Systems in the Colorado River Basin from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Decision Center for a Desert City, 21 E 6th St, Ste 126B, Tempe AZ. More information and RSVP.
Spring 2016 MSUS Culminating Experience Presentations
(Wednesday, April 27, 2016) Anna Bettis and Christopher Robinson will make their culminating experience presentations from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Spring 2016 MSUS Culminating Experience Presentations
(Thursday, April 28, 2016) David Cardello and Brett Notarius will make their culminating experience presentations from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Spring 2016 MSUS Culminating Experience Presentation
(Friday, April 29, 2016) Jessica Hus, Aryn Musgrave, and Wayne Warrington will make their group culminating experience presentation from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Gamma Theta Upsilon - ASU Chapter Seminar: Life in the Atacama Desert
(Friday, April 15, 2016) Malcolm Comeau, Emeritus Professor, Arizona State University will present Life in the Atacama Desert from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Low Cost Robotics
(Friday, April 15, 2016) Mark Yim, University of Pennsylvania will present Low Cost Robotics at 1:30 p.m. in room 228, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium
(Friday, April 15, 2016) All undergraduates conducting research in life sciences are invited to attend and present a poster. From 2:00-5:00 p.m.; keynote speaker Ron Rutowski from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge, Memorial Union and poster presentations from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Ventana (241B and C), Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Presented by the School of Life Sciences. More information.
Sixth Annual Human Rights Film Festival
(Friday-Saturday, April 15-16, 2016) Please join us for the Sixth Annual Human Rights Film Festival presented by Justice and Social Inquiry at the School of Social Transformation. The event serves as a venue to address a broad range of human rights issues through the medium of film. The film festival will be in room 114, Armstrong Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Justice and Social Inquiry thanks the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law for hosting the film festival. More information and summary of the films.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Overview of Research Opportunities at NSF and in the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transportation Systems Division
(Monday, April 18, 2016) JoAnne Lightly, National Science Foundation will present Overview of Research Opportunities at NSF and in the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transportation Systems Division at 10:30 a.m. in room B105 (Auditorium), BioDesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Institute of Human Origins Seminar: Predictive Paleontology: Using Development and Covariation to Predict Evolution in Hominins and Early Mammals
(Monday, April 18, 2016) Alistar Evans, Monash University will present Predictive Paleontology: Using Development and Covariation to Predict Evolution in Hominins and Early Mammals from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 104, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Science Fiction TV Dinner: Zombies from the U.K.
(Monday, April 18, 2016) Join us for a screening and conversation with Andrea Wood, a fellow at ASU’s Institute for Humanities Research and an associate professor of media studies at Winona State University in Minnesota, and Scott Ruston, an assistant research professor at ASU’s Center for Strategic Communication and Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. From 6:00-8:00 p.m., in Marston Exploration Theater, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
School of Earth and Space Exploration Colloquium: The Long Arc of Science
(Wednesday, April 20, 2016) Stefi Baum, University of Manitoba will present The Long Arc of Science at 3:30 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Center for Evolution & Medicine Seminar: Why Mammal Meat is Bad for Humans (and Only Humans)
(Thursday, April 21, 2016) John Pepper, National Cancer Institute will present Why Mammal Meat is Bad for Humans (and Only Humans) from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room B105 (Auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Institute for Humanities 2015-16 Fellows Program Symposium Keynote: Scary Monsters: The Hopeful Undecidability of David Bowie (1947-2016)
(Thursday, April 21, 2016) Alex Sharpe, Keele University will present Scary Monsters: The Hopeful Undecidability of David Bowie (1947-2016) at 4:00 p.m. in room 109, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Institute for Humanities 2015-16 Fellows Program Symposium: “Making Monsters”
(Friday, April 22, 2016) In coordination with the multi-year celebration of the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the 2015-16 IHR Fellows investigated what the eruption or suppression of the monstrous shows us about ourselves and our possibilities as humans, as well as what the warnings, disruptions, and abjections of the monstrous show us about our restless cultural imaginary. They now invite you to their symposium, "Making Monsters," where the Fellows will present their research and new insights gained through their participation in this program. Sessions include "Embodying Monsters," "Governing Monsters," and "Redeeming Monsters." From 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in room 109, Social Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Colloquium: Life on the Frontier: A Very Particular Social Space
(Friday, April 22, 2016) Michael Watts, University of California-Berkeley, will present Life on the Frontier: A Very Particular Social Space from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room L1-74, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Dr. Watt's talk will explore the relations between frontiers and forms of conflict and violence and why frontiers are typically experienced as "violent economies." More information.
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar: Disordered Hyperuniform Materials: New States of Amorphous Matter
(Friday, April 22, 2016) Salvatore Torquato, Princeton University will present Disordered Hyperuniform Materials: New States of Amorphous Matter at 1:30 p.m. in room 101, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Evolution of Social Complexity Colloquium: From Individuals, to Populations, to Communities, to Extinction: When Does Personality Matter?
(Wednesday, April 27, 2016) Jonathan Pruitt, University of California-Santa Barbara will present From Individuals, to Populations, to Communities, to Extinction: When Does Personality Matter? From 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 401, ISTB1, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
Emerge 2016: The Future of Sport 2040
(Friday, April 29, 2016) A festival of athletic, artistic and scientific visitations from the future featuring theatre, improvisation, interactive experiences, design prototypes, and multimedia performances! Explore and take part in an interactive and hands-on event that dares to challenge preconceptions of what sport is and should be — Emerge 2016: The Future of Sport 2040. Join the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and its partners from 5:00-10:00 p.m. in Arizona State University’s premier sport venue, Wells Fargo Arena, 600 East Veterans Way, Tempe , AZ 85281. More information and registration.
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.
Phenomenology and Sustainability: Interdisciplinary Inquiries in the Lived-World of Persons, Communities, and the Natural Work
(Thursday-Monday, May 26-30, 2016) Our theme, “Phenomenology and Sustainability,” announces a broad area of concern related to the well-being of persons, communities, the natural world and their interrelationship. “Phenomenology and Sustainability” seeks to question the suppositions underlying scientific and humanistic projects and unreflective practices that might thwart sustainable relationships or impede their full realization. In addition, it welcomes the articulation across a broad range of contexts of guiding principles and practices or illustrative concrete applications that might enhance the development of such relationships. To be held at Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus. More information.
i.d.e.a. Museum Exhibit: Underwater FantaSea
(Friday, February 12-Sunday, May 29, 2016) The i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa, AZ collaborated with researchers from Arizona State University's Center for Biodiversity Outcomes to develop the Underwater FantaSea exhibit. Celebrate the oceans by diving into our exhibit that features artwork by artists who bring together a mix of fascinating sea life and imaginative beauty to take you on a fanciful journey under the sea. You'll meet amazing creatures, explore the depths of the underwater world and discover your own connection to the ocean. Underwater FantaSea will provide an opportunity to learn about the importance of oceans, how they impact you impact you, as an individual, and how you can do your part to keep them healthy--even if you live hundreds of miles from them. More information.
(Saturday, April 16, 2016) Visit the Living Green Village at CELEBRATE MESA as we celebrate Earth Day. See solar cooking demos, get your photo at the tree hugging booth, meet Mother Nature, and learn about water harvesting, sustainable landscaping, composting, Xeriscape, solar, gardening, Monarch butterflies and more. Free. From 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park (off Light Rail, Mesa Drive & Main), 529 E Main St, Mesa. More information.
Cienega Creek Watershed Campout
(Saturday-Sunday, April 16-17, 2016) The Cienega Creek Watershed has some of the most ecologically intact wetland communities in southern Arizona, as well as a resident jaguar! The Arizona Riparian Council will tour a variety of riparian areas with local experts. More information and registration.
GreenBiz Webcast: Product Stewardship and the Challenges of a Circular Economy
(Tuesday, April 19, 2016) In this hour-long webcast Call2Recycle’s CEO and President Carl Smith joins Energizer’s Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs, Marcus Boolish, and Betsy Dorn, RSE’s Recycling Expert and author of Shifting the Focus from End-of-Life Recycling to Continuous Product Lifecycles, in a discussion about how companies are dealing with the challenges presented as they work towards attaining a circular economy. At 1:00 p.m. ET. More information and registration.
An Evening of Remembrance: Nicholas Salerno (1936-2016)
(Tuesday, April 19, 2016) Friends will gather to honor Arizona State University Professor Emeritus and former ASU Department of English Chair Nicholas “Nick” Salerno, who passed away on March 15, 2016. The event will include remembrances by former students and colleagues as well as screenings from Nick’s television show Cinema Classics, which aired on Arizona’s PBS affiliate during the 1970s. At 7:00 p.m., Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation
(Thursday-Thursday, April 21-28, 2016) The International Institute for Environment and Development is pleased to invite registrations for the 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA10). CBA10 will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The theme of the conference, which is in association with the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, and the Independent University, Bangladesh, will be 'Enhancing urban community resilience'. More information and registration.
The Urban Farm Tour UnMeeting
(Monday, April 25, 2016) The Living Building Challenge Sonoran Collaborative is hosting a tour of Greg Peterson's Urban Farm. Peterson practices full-functioning permaculture garden in his backyard yielding over 10,000 fruit trees, vegetables, and flower beds. Come learn about urban farming and sustainable food growth! From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Urban Farm, 6750 N 13th Place, Phoenix, AZ. More information and registration.
Zócalo/Health Futures Council at ASU Event: Will the Aging of America Bankrupt the Health Care System?
(Tuesday, April 26, 2016) ASU economist Marjorie Baldwin, Keith Dines, CEO of Arizona Integrated Physicians, Lawrence Atkins, executive director of Long-Term Quality Alliance, and John Rother, CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care and moderator Anna Wilde Mathews, Wall Street Journal will discuss Will the Aging of America Bankrupt the Health Care System? At 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St, Phoenix. More information and reservation.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Seminar: Moving on from Paris: Implementation Lessons from Social Science
(Thursday, April 28, 2016) Join this free seminar to discuss the consequences of the 2015 UNFCC Paris climate summit, in which 196 countries pledged individual Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to meet global mean temperature targets by 2100. The seminar will explore the benefits and risks of this voluntary bottom-up approach, as well as how behavioral and societal responses have or have not been included in the modeling of temperature targets, with an emphasize on potential insights from the behavioral and social sciences, including how multiple levels of organization-institutions, communities, and individual households-might differentially contribute to the successful implementation of INDC's. From 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT, at 500 5th St, Washington, DC. More information and to register for webcast or in person.
Singapore Sustainability Symposium (S3) Unlocking Urban Opportunities
(Wednesday-Friday, April 27-29, 2016) The symposium has become an international platform with a Singaporean flavor to support sustainability and urban solutions with a special interest in the challenges faced by cities and city decision makers. It will be held at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. More information and registration.
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. More information.
VERGE Hawaii: Asian Pacific Clean Energy Summit
(Tuesday-Thursday, June 21-23, 2016) The Hawaii State Energy Office has partnered with the GreenBiz Group to launch VERGE Hawaii — Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. VERGE Hawaii will explore innovative clean energy policies, models, technologies and infrastructure and sets the stage for immediate actions and plans needed to deliver on Hawaii’s ambitious goal of 100% renewably powered energy by 2045. Further, this VERGE event will serve as a platform for Hawaii’s energy leaders and stakeholders to engage, learn and contribute. More information.
2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science
(Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25, 2016) This 2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science is an interdisciplinary event designed to engage a broad community of researchers - academics, industry experts, open data activists, government agency workers, and think tank analysts – dedicated to advancing social science knowledge through computational methods. This event affords the opportunity to meet and discuss works in which social systems and dynamics are investigated in a quantitative way through large datasets that are either mined from various sources (e.g. social media, communication systems) or created via controlled experiments or computational modeling. Hosted by the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. More information.
Growing leaders in sustainability
It was 2008. Brigitte Bavousett stood in the office of U-Haul International president John Taylor, having just graduated from Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability. “It was a very lonely graduation,” she says, noting that she was first — and only — in her class. Read more.
Solar Impulse Update
The solar-powered round-the-world flight project re-enters "Mission Mode!" Pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, with the Solar Impulse plane in Hawaii, and the Mission Control Center team in Monaco are actively looking for just the right weather window to allow them to resume their Round-the-World flight with a four-day flight to the North American mainland, as soon as Friday, April 15. The journey, which began in Abu Dhabi last March (2015) was interrupted when Borschberg landed in Hawaii in July with batteries that had been overheated on the five-day flight from Japan. Phoenix is one of the four North American mainland destinations considered for the four-day non-stop flight, with the exact itinerary to be determined by weather patterns and conditions at the time. Full details and ongoing updates available at http://blog.solarimpulse.com.
It's time to embrace the value of waste (from GreenBiz.com)
Recycling started more than 20 years ago when cities across the country decided they didn’t want to use your tax dollars to pay for landfill waste anymore. Waste companies started adding recycling as part of their service offerings to win bids from their biggest customers — municipalities. They did this because they had to as part of the bid process, not because they became evangelists for recycling and the environment. It was necessary to compete. Read more.
Uplifting the community
Uplifting the community is a powerful way of giving back. On April 16, Arizona State University students will be celebrating Global Youth Service Day by giving back to the Phoenix community. ASU’s Public Allies Arizona program is collaborating with longtime partner Neighborhood Ministries as well as Hope House Farms to build, deliver and install garden boxes and “Little Free Libraries” in Phoenix neighborhoods. Read more.
From the bullet train to Velcro, nature inspires design (from GreenBiz.com)
The story of how Velcro came to be has become the stuff of legend. A Swiss electrical engineer named Georges de Mestral went on a hunting trip in the Alps in the early 1940s and noticed how burrs from burdock plants attached to his dog’s fur. He took a closer look, inspiration struck, and the world of textiles never has been the same since. Read more.
A pragmatic approach to extreme weather
When a super cyclone slammed into the northeast coast of India in October 1999, winds with top speeds of 160 miles per hour and tidal surges of 26 feet battered the coast, killing almost 10,000 people and destroying the homes of millions more. Read more.
How rainfall data can revolutionize climate adaptation (from GreenBiz.com)
People in developed countries rarely think of weather in life-or-death terms. But millions in the developing world have no choice but to do so. The global rich have stable governments, savings accounts, insurance and more to fall back on when disaster strikes. People in poorer countries don’t, so they’re often faced with tough decisions in times of drought. Read more.
Students SHOW they care at homeless clinic
Monique Greco and Garnett Johnson might go hungry sometimes, but they make sure their dog Codi never does. The homeless couple was visiting the Student Health Outreach for Wellness clinic (SHOW) in the heart of downtown Phoenix, which for the month of April also features pet-health services thanks to an ASU student’s initiative. Read more.
New Course - GPH 591, Fall 2016: Desert Climates
Emeritus Professor Tony Brazel will offer this first-time seminar, which will explore both hot and cold desert climates of the world. Dr. Brazel is highly recognized for his pioneering work dealing with urban climates in arid regions. The course will take place on Mondays from 3:05-5:50 pm. More information.
Healthy food, healthy climate? The dirt on soil and carbon (from GreenBiz.com)
It must have looked silly. Twelve people were hunched over in a corn field under a blazing July sun, a few miles north of Emporia, Kansas, swishing butterfly nets among the corn stalks like deranged collectors chasing a rare breed of insect — deranged because it was a record-breaking 105 degrees. Read more.
EMERGE 2016 Needs Volunteers!
Call for talented artists/athletes/performers/doers for project involving sports and climate change, to take place on the ASU campus, Friday, April 29. We are seeking 5-7 "referees" for Cistern, a future sport arising from the climate migrations of the 2030s. You'd be explaining the game to complete beginners, and refereeing it when they play. If necessary you would step in to fill out teams. Confident and curious, you'll be helping complete strangers feel comfortable with forming teams and doing weird things. Experience with theater, international humanitarian work, or student-athletics are a plus. Ability to carry 30+ lbs is a benefit, but not necessary. You would need to attend an orientation/rehearsal either on Thursday, April 28th or before 4pm on Friday. The event itself is at Wells Fargo Arena on the 29th, 5-10pm (you won't be working the entire event; we'll have shifts.) Our project is part of Emerge, ASU's festival of the future. When you're off-shift, it's an excellent chance to go see the rest of the festival. If interested, go to the following link and fill out the form: http://goo.gl/forms/qnIqF6i5Hx
SOS 494/598 Advancing Renewable Energy in Arizona and Hawaii
In this sustainability course advanced undergraduates and graduate students will study and compare the electric power systems of Arizona and Hawaii, and collaboratively develop an ambitious renewable energy plan for the Big Island of Hawaii. Through readings, research, and guest presentations, students will learn about the complex interplay of environment, social values, policy, economics, and technology in electric system development. Students will meet with utility company representatives, policy makers, energy entrepreneurs, and community stakeholders in Hawaii to understand the human dimensions of the Hawaiian energy system, and then do independent research to become more deeply informed about at least one aspect of the energy system. Finally, students will collaboratively produce a final report assessing the present context of renewable energy in Hawaii and outlining feasible steps that can be taken to achieve a 100% clean and renewable electric grid on the Big Island by 2045. Course will be from May 23-June 17 at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. For more information contact Paul.Hirt@asu.edu.
April is Water Awareness Month
April is Water Awareness Month, and there are lots of exciting events, tips and resources to help you start saving water! Each day is about a special topic–from finding leaks to landscaping to harvesting rainwater. Check out their website for tons of more information and tips!
Sources of Water Education Classes Throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area
There are many classes available across the valley, taught by professionals, that are free to all residents having to do with landscape and water efficiency/conservation workshops during the spring and fall seasons. Below are links to the cities’ programs.
US Bureau of Reclamation launching two nationwide “crowd-sourcing” competitions
The US Bureau of Reclamation in collaboration with other Federal and State agencies, will launch two nationwide prize "crowd-sourcing" competitions each with a $20,000 prize purse that seek better solutions to: 1. Detect Internal Erosion in Earthen Dams, Canals, and Levees and 2. Pass Juvenile Fish Migrating Downstream Over or Around Tall Dams. Competition time frames are March 31, 2016-May 10, 2016. For more information.
Environmental Research & Education Foundation Scholarship Program
The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is one of the largest sources of solid waste research funding in the U.S., allocating approximately $1 million annually in research grants and graduate level scholarships. Thus far, over 50 students have been EREF scholars, many of whom are now in key academic and professional positions across the U.S. The application deadline is May 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm (eastern). Click here to view a list of information/materials required for the application.
Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy, University of Illinois-Chicago
Water and energy have long been thought of, and addressed as, two separate issues. With the advent of systems thinking, life cycle assessment, and other interdisciplinary analysis strategies, this deep connection between water and energy has been widely acknowledged only recently. The 6th annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy: Nexus program will: explore the relationship between energy and water through systems approach, with an eye towards environmental and agricultural impacts; explore the use of water, especially in energy extraction (fracking) and generation; and highlight the role of the grid in energy issues, emphasizing three specific areas: smart grid, storage for the grid, and the distribution of energy. Across all topics, participants will examine where the United States is to date, potential paths moving forward, and obstacles and opportunities for each path. Situated on one of the largest bodies of freshwater on Earth and playing host to a large and complex grid system, Chicago will be the focal point of discussions of the nexus. The program will occur from August 4-17, 2016 in Chicago. Application deadline is July 1, 2016. More information.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
February 2016 drought summary is online.
March Southwest Climate Outlook
The March 2016 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: April 2016 – An Exceptional El Niño - (For All the “Wrong” Reasons?)
Accounting Assistant Sr., Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Instructions to Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External Applicants, and in the “Requisition ID” section, type 21675BR.
Career Development Associate, School of Sustainability
Instructions to Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External Applicants, and in the “Requisition ID” section, type 21382BR.
Faculty Associate, School of Sustainability, Online
Application deadline May 15, 2016. More information.
Lecturer, Sustainability, Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus
Application deadline May 9, 2016. More information.
NSF REU Experience for Undergraduates with the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Summer 2016
Application deadline April 29, 2016. More information.
Landscape Designer/Planner, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona
Application deadline April 19, 2016. More information.
Instructor/Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, US Military Academy, Department of the Army
Application deadline April 21, 2016. More information.
Part-time Field Technician, Greater-Prairie Chicken Research, University of Minnesota
Application deadline April 22, 2016. More information.
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, AbTech Industries
Application deadline is April 29, 2016. More information.
Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, South Bend, Indiana
Application deadline April 30, 2016. More information.
Scholar-In-Residence, Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering Design, McGill University
Application deadline June 15, 2016. More information.
Science and Policy Internships, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Various locations, USA
Application deadline July 15, 2016. More information.
Scientific Web Developer/Designer, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California-Santa Barbara
Job #20160165 more information.
Health and Environmental Investigator IV, Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, Department of Public Health, Seattle and King County, Washington
Assistant Director, Environmental Science and Policy, University of Maryland
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stream Microbial Ecology, Loyola University