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News and Announcements
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.
Community Space and Well Being
(Saturday, April 23, 2016) Scott Cloutier, School of Sustainability will lead a class through a series of thought provoking exercises on community and exploring our place in the spaces we occupy. Scott and one of his students will also share what they have discovered about community well-being from his applied research on neighborhood development and happiness. At 9:00 a.m. at 5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix. More information.
Living Wisdom Series: Big Thinking and Rethinking: Teaching Native American Knowledge
(Monday, April 25, 2016) 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.
Free Film Screening: Camels Don’t Fly, Deserts Don’t Bloom: Water Sustainability in Arizona
(Friday, April 29, 2016) Join us for a free film screening by students from the School of Sustainability and the Cronkite School of Journalism, created under the direction of Peter Byck (director of Carbon Nation). From 9:00-10:30 a.m. in room 102, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
MA Defense: Danielle Chipman
(Tuesday, May 3, 2016) Danielle Chipman will defender her MA thesis Fisheries in the News: How the Media Sets the Agenda for Seafood Sustainability in the United States. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited. From 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 401, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
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.
Robotics Seminar: RGB-D Perception in Robotics
(Friday, April 22, 2016) Dieter Fox, University of Washington will present RGB-D Perception in Robotics at 10:15 a.m. in room A219, Engineering Center A, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. For more information contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu.
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. More information.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Bulk Nanostructured Advanced Materials: Fundamentals and Applications
(Friday, April 22, 2016) Brian Wardle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology will present Bulk Nanostructured Advanced Materials: Fundamentals and Applications at 1:30 p.m. in room 228, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
School of Life Sciences Seminar: Colony or Ant: Who is in Charge?
(Friday, April 22, 2016) Ofer Feinerman, Weizmann Institute of Science will present Colony or Ant: Who is in Charge? From 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 401, ISTB1, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
EBT in STEM Seminar: Some Hard Realities and Difficulties in Undergraduate Math Education
(Friday, April 22, 2016) Fabio Milner, Arizona State University will present Some Hard Realities and Difficulties in Undergraduate Math Education from 2:35-4:35 p.m. in room E106, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
School of Life Sciences Seminar: Cell Density Sensing Alters TGFß Signaling in a Cell Type-Specific Manner
(Monday, April 25, 2016) Alain Mauviel, Institute Curie will present Cell Density Sensing Alters TGFß Signaling in a Cell Type-Specific Manner from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room E244, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University. More information.
EnLIGHTeNING Lunch Series: What is Bioart?
(Wednesday, April 27, 2016) Hannah Star Rogers, Director of Research and Collaboration for Emerge: Artists and Scientists Redesign the Future, will present What is Bioart? From 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Please RSVP to email@example.com by noon April 26.
Urban Infrastructure Anatomy and Sustainable Development Class Presentation: Safe-to-Fail Adaptation Strategies for Phoenix-area Roadways Under Increasing Precipitation
(Wednesday, April 27, 2016) Students from engineering, sustainability, and planning worked together in ASU’s Urban Infrastructure Anatomy Spring 2016 course to assess I) how historical floods changed roadway designs, ii) precipitation forecasts to mid-century, iii) the vulnerability of roadways to more frequent precipitation, iv) adaptation strategies focusing on safe-to-fail thinking, and v) strategies for overcoming institutional barriers to enable transitions. This is a presentation of their model for the City of Phoenix. From 12:00-1:00 p.m. in 3rd Floor Atrium, College Avenue Commons, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
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.
School of Earth and Space Exploration Colloquium: Discovery of a Thorne-Zytkow Object Candidate in the Small Magellanic Cloud
(Wednesday, April 27, 2016) Emily Leversque, University of Washington will present Discovery of a Thorne-Zytkow Object Candidate in the Small Magellanic Cloud at 3:30 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology: ISSST 2016
(Sunday-Wednesday, May 15-18, 2016) ISSST is a conference that serves as an interactive platform allowing scientists, artists, engineers and humanists to exchange and create sustainability ideas and solutions. Dr. Gary Dirks, Director of ASU LightWorks, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Dirks works on projects that will develop biofuel compatible diesel and jet fuel production, create more sustainable plastics, find ways to mimic antibodies for better and less expensive cures, and use the chemical process of photosynthesis to generate clean energy. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Phoenix. More information.
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.
Sustainability and Textiles
(Monday-Thursday, June 6-9, 2016) Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles is a four-day series of lectures, discussions, panels, and hands-on workshops focusing on sustainability and technology in fashion and textiles. This year an optional fifth day has been added to close the loop on the conference in a mindful way, as well as add a full day of site visits to relevant industry locations. Designed for industry professionals as well as academics wishing to broaden their understanding of sustainability and how to support its integration into the industry. This interdisciplinary program is important for designers, technologists, educators, and those involved in creation or production, as well as those seeking greater business and professional knowledge. At the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. More information and registration.
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.
Solar Impulse Update
The Solar Impulse took off from Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii Thursday morning at 4:15 AM U.C. (6:15 PM CBET) for a 62-hour flight to Moffett Airfield, Mountain View, California. After a short stay at Moffett, they plan to fly on to Phoenix, to land at Phoenix Goodyear Airport, on the west side of Phoenix, probably sometime next week. More information and updates at http://blog.solarimpulse.com.
Setting the table for better health
In ASU’s teaching kitchens in downtown Phoenix, the din of cooking activity is peppered with the sounds of friendly conversation. Just an hour ago, the white-aproned amateur chefs knew each other only casually. Now they are cooking shoulder-to-shoulder and sharing stories inspired by the food, such as eating nogales and making tortillas with their grandmothers. They also discuss their roles in the cooking show they will record. As the group cooks, shares and later crafts a theater piece together, they are also promoting behavior that will help prevent type 2 diabetes. Read more.
The horror that was the Holocaust exists now in our collective consciousness as one of the darkest periods in human history. However, as Arizona State University associate professor of history Matthew Delmont points out, knowing that it happened from reading about it in a history textbook and seeing firsthand how it played out on a day-to-day basis are two very different things. Read more.
A type of excellence
Most people can identify a loved one with a glimpse of an eye or mouth. For Daniel Mayer — printmaking instructor at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts’ School of Art — a single letter, comma or ligature can be adequate to identify one of the hundreds of typefaces that make up Arizona State University’s more than 3,000 cases of metal and wooden type. Read more.
CH2M and IBM have a fix for our water systems disaster (from GreenBiz.com)
People in developed countries turn on the tap and safe drinking water flows, a dramatic health benefit they tend to take for granted. That complacency dramatically was disrupted last year when children in Flint, Michigan, started testing positive for lead poisoning and the source was traced to tap water. Read more.
From farm to factory: Where food comes from now
f you’ve seen the words “artisanal” or “local” on a menu, thank Michael Pollan for that. The author, journalist and food activist — named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine — gave a talk last Thursday as part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability. Read more.
EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards 2016
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Awards support EERE's mission in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities. Application deadline is May 20, 2016. More information.
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.
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.
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.
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Transitions and Implementation) in Urban Resilience to Weather-Related Extreme Events
Application deadline May 31, 2016. More information.
Student, Research and Design Aide, Sustainable Neighborhoods for Happiness
Application deadline April 29, 2016. To review and apply please go to https://students.asu.edu/employment/search, click on "Search On-Campus Jobs" and enter the requisition 21974BR.
Part-time Field Technician, Greater-Prairie Chicken Research, University of Minnesota
Application deadline April 22, 2016. More information.
Natural Resource Social Science Intern, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, Taylorsville, California
Application deadline April 25, 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.
Science and Policy Fellowship, Clean Wisconsin, Madison
Application deadline May 1, 2016. More information.
Extension Education, Water Resources, Michigan State University
Application deadline June 1, 2016. More information.
Scholar-In-Residence, Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering Design, McGill University
Application deadline June 15, 2016. More information.
Postdoctoral Researchers, Abrupt Change in Ecological Systems, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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.
Sr. GIS Web Manager, The Trust for Public Land, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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