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Other Events - On Campus
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News and Announcements
LightWorks®: Concentration Solar Power R&D at Sandia National Lab
(Friday, May 11, 2018) Paul Gauche, Sandia National Lab will present Concentration Solar Power R&D at Sandia National Lab from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
School of Sustainability Community Garden Maintenance and Harvest
(Saturday, May 12, 2018) Interested in gardening? Want a way to contribute to your community? Interested in meeting fun, sustainability-oriented people? Then join us for the School of Sustainability Monthly Community Garden Harvest Day! From 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the Escalante Community Garden, 2150 E. Orange St, Tempe. More information and registration.
MS Defense: Genevieve Pearthree
(Tuesday, May 15, 2018) Genevieve Pearthree will defend her scientific paper To What Extent Do Planners Engage with Regenerative Design Principles in River Restoration Projects? Insights from Los Angeles and Milwaukee. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. More information.
For Teachers: STEM in the Desert
(Tuesday-Thursday, May 29-31, 2018) Learn how to engage your students in the world around them and integrate learning through experiencing the science and ecology of the Sonoran Desert. We are conducting a three-day workshop for upper elementary teachers with tools and resources for supporting STEM thinking and BIG IDEAS through learning, analyzing and thinking about the environment right around us. Registration deadline May 7, 2018. More information.
Biodesign: Recent Advances and Developments in Eosinophil Biology
(Wednesday, May 16, 2018) Elizabeth A. Jacobsen, Mayo Clinic will present Recent Advances and Developments in Eosinophil Biology from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
ASU Borderlands Food Bank/Produce On Wheels With - Out Waste
(Saturday, May 19, 2018) Produce On Wheels With - Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) disperses 10 million pounds of fresh, rescued produce annually to communities at various sites throughout southern Arizona and the metropolitan Tucson and Phoenix service areas. Contribute $10 to shop for up to 60 pounds of fresh produce for your family or to share with neighbors friends, or someone in need. P.O.W.W.O.W. is hosted by Changemaker Central @ ASU which exists to create a university-wide culture that empowers students to apply their passion, knowledge and expertise to create innovative solutions to local, national and global challenges. Distribution of produce will take place from 7:00-10:00 a.m. at the Lot 58, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. For more information contact Kendon.Jung@asu.edu.
Biodesign: Evolving Perspectives on the Genomic Instability and Fitness of Coexisting Tumor Clones
(Monday, May 21, 2018) Noemi Andor, Stanford University will present Evolving Perspectives on the Genomic Instability and Fitness of Coexisting Tumor Clones from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
Biodesign: Air Pollution and Cigarette Smoke in Aging Malsynergies across the Life Course
(Tuesday, May 22, 2018) Caleb Finch, University of Southern California will present Air Pollution and Cigarette Smoke in Aging Malsynergies across the Life Course from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University Tempe campus. More information.
ASU-NSF I-Corps Training Session
(Thursday, June 17, 2018) Learn how to advance your research through I-Corps, meet other like-minded researchers and innovators, and enjoy complimentary hor d'oeuvres. From 3:00-5:00 p.m. in room 335(Pitchforks and Corks), College Avenue Commons, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. For more information please see our Entrepreneurship and Innovation webpage. Registration.
ASU-NSF I-Corps Training Session
(Thursday, June 21, 2018) Learn how to advance your research through I-Corps, meet other like-minded researchers and innovators, and enjoy complimentary hor d'oeuvres. From 3:00-5:00 p.m. in room 335(Pitchforks and Corks), College Avenue Commons, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. For more information please see our Entrepreneurship and Innovation webpage. Registration.
Free Water Harvesting Classes - Hydrate the Valley Is Coming to Mesa
(Tuesday, May 15, 22, and 29, 2018) Watershed Management Group's popular water harvesting series is returning to Mesa! Classes are every Tuesday in May from 6:00-7:30 p.m at Mesa Main Library, 2nd Floor Saguaro Room. Whether you want to finally start that home landscape project or simply learn different ways you can conserve water, Hydrate Mesa is for you! In addition to water-saving knowledge, we'll also be providing great giveaways and prizes for attendees. Register online or for more info contact Ryan Mores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Chamber May Green Drinks
(Tuesday, May 15, 2018) Learn about integrating nature in design while networking with colleagues. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Shepley Bulfinch, 3443 N. Central Ave, Phoenix. More information and registration.
GreenBiz Webcast: The Science of Setting Credible, Courageous Sustainability Goals
(Tuesday, May 22, 2018) In this webinar, the panel – composed of sustainability professionals from General Mills, Kering, McDonald’s and Quantis - will help participants understand why going big on sustainability goals can be a smart business strategy as well as good stewardship. We’ll discuss the intersection of today’s major frameworks, such as science-driven goal setting, the Science-Based Targets initiative, planetary boundaries, Sustainable Development Goals and more, and provide concrete business cases from diverse organizations on how they're conducting this transition. More information and registration.
City of Scottsdale Green Buildings Lecture Series: Heating and Cooling with Ductless Mini-Splits
(Thursday, June 7, 2018) Used for decades in Europe and Asia, "ductless" mini-split heat pumps differ from traditional home heating and cooling systems. Instead of leaky and bulky ductwork, ductless mini-split heat pumps use an indoor unit connected to an outdoor unit via refrigerant lines. Up to 8 indoor units can be attached to one outdoor unit allowing for different temperature settings in various locations in the house. Find out how mini-splits can cut cooling costs by 30%. From 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ. More information.
VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit
(Tuesday-Thursday, June 12-14, 2018) VERGE Hawaii is the platform for the systems-level thinking necessary to build the clean economy. Join more than 800 stakeholders — from corporations, government, military, utilities, NGOs and solution providers — to create new partnerships and explore emerging technologies and trends that will increase economic and community resilience, in Hawaii and beyond. It will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI. More information and registration.
Health in Buildings for Today and Tomorrow: Making Connections Conference
(Monday-Tuesday, July 19-20, 2018) Green buildings are among the fastest growing industries in the world, representing a $260 billion market in the United States in 2015. But while sustainable buildings comprises 20 percent of new construction, these practices lack adoption in certain markets and face the challenge of including best practices in healthy building design. Attendees in the 2018 Health in Buildings Roundtable Conference will engage across sectors and disciplines to develop actionable strategies that incorporate innovative efficiency and design techniques, new building materials, healthy building design, and sustainability standards across multiple building types. At the NIH Campus Natcher Center, 45 Center Dr, Bethesda, MD. More information and registration.
24th Annual IAJBS World Forum and 2018 CJBE Annual Meeting at Seattle University - Innovation for Sustainability
(Sunday-Wednesday, July 22-25, 2018) Now more than ever, organizations need to innovate to stay relevant in a dynamic, global environment. The theme of the 24th World Forum is consistent with the World Forum’s ten year focus on sustainability. Today, sustainable enterprises not only require innovative business practices in product design, partnerships, logistics, marketing, accounting, and finance; sustainable enterprises themselves have created new norms for what counts as innovation in business and hold the promise of redefining what effective business strategy looks like in the 21st century. The conference will take place at Seattle University, Seattle Washington. More information.
9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management
(Sunday-Thursday, December 8-13, 2018) Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and the Coastal States Organization (CSO) are proud to host the 9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management in Long Beach, California. The six-day Summit will explore cutting-edge issues in coastal restoration and management, and will be comprised of a community restoration event, field sessions, plenary sessions, expert presentations, special evening events, workshops, a poster hall, and an award-winning coastal exposition hall. We hope that you will share in our excitement for this new collaboration as we bring to you the largest national gathering of the restoration and coastal management community. To be held at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California. More information.
Hybridized Camaro speeds off to EcoCAR3 competition
The car may be a hybrid, but it’s still also a Camaro, so it’ll lay down that famous rumble on the track. But how will it hold up against the competition? Arizona State University’s EcoCAR3 will be put to the test this week, the culmination of a four-year competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors. The aim is to build on the 26-year history of the Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions by continuing to develop the next generation of engineers and scientists. Sixteen universities took part. Read more.
Meet the Disruptors: Disrupt/Create/Sustain
As the largest university in the country Arizona State University inevitably makes quite a bit of waste. Sure we have a Zero Waste initiative, and we recycle and compost, but there are often items, large and small, that get overlooked. Students are helping to fill the gaps. Read more.
Why Target and Amazon like onsite solar power (GreenBiz.com)
Target, Amazon, Apple and other corporations are installing more solar panels onsite than ever to save money on their power bills and meet their sustainability goals. Large U.S. corporations installed 326 megawatts of solar panels in 2017, up 2 percent from 2016, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Read more.
Innovations Happen Podcasts
Innovation Happens is a student-led podcast exploring how innovation happens among students at the nation's top-ranked university for innovation. Join our host, Jonah, in learning how students from every discipline at the university create impact through innovation and build a better world. Podcasts are also available from Apple Podcasts and the Google Play store. Look for "Innovation Happens." Read more.
5 surprising products companies are making from carbon dioxide (from GreenBiz.com)
Transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy is good climate policy, but it won’t be enough to keep global temperatures from rising by more than 2 degrees Celsius and bringing catastrophic climate change. Read more.
Submissions to Special Issue on Urban Ecology and Sustainability, Remote Sensing Journal
Drs. Elizabeth Wentz and Qunshan Zhao (both, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University) are guest editing for a special issue of Remote Sensing. They are asking for submissions to the special issue on urban ecology and sustainability. The increase in the number of people living in urban areas, the proliferation of megacities, and the pervasive expansion of per-urban areas are some of the most challenging transformations of the 21st century. Urbanization has profoundly influenced urban ecosystem structures and functions, greatly changed the landscape within and around cities worldwide, and significantly influenced the living environment of urban residents. While great economic benefits are achieved by the urbanization process, negative ecological consequences such as urban heat island effects, biological invasion, air and water pollutions, and biodiversity loss and degradation are happening in the urban environment simultaneously. Thus, it is crucial to better understand how to create a sustainable urban environment, balance the conflicts between urbanization and human activities, and alleviate the negative impacts from urbanization process. They especially encourage submissions with a combination of different methodologies (remote sensing, spatial analysis, urban climatology, etc.) to understand the overarching topic. More information.
2018-2019 Research Seed Grants from the Program for Transborder Communities
The Program for Transborder Communities (PTC) invites application to its 2018-2019 Research Seed Grant cycle. PTC is an initiative of the Arizona State University, School of Transborder Studies. Seed Grants are awarded to ASU faculty to pursue research program focused on transborder communities and critical social, cultural, economic, political and environmental processes occurring at the intersection of borders and society. The main focus of the 2018 PTC Seed Grants is the Arizona-Sonora borderlands and its communities, yet applications focusing on other borders and transborder communities are also welcome. Seed grants are expected to result in a self-sustained research program able to leverage funding from external sources. This cycle is open to all ASU faculty who are eligible to submit grants to external funding agencies and doctoral students working with faculty in the social sciences and humanities at any of the ASU campuses. We encourage proposals involving at least one faculty of our partner institutions in the state of Sonora: Universidad de Sonora (UNISON), Colegio de Sonora (COLSON), and Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (CIAD). The deadline for applications is Friday, June 8, 2018 at 5 p.m. MT. Apply now to start your 2018-19 PTC research cluster or individual project! For more information on the research cluster grant please visit: https://sts.asu.edu/ptc/funding/research-cluster. For more information on the individual research grant please visit: https://sts.asu.edu/ptc/funding/individual-research. Please contact email@example.com for any questions you may have or visit https://sts.asu.edu/ptc/funding.
Multi-State Salinity Coalition Student/Professor Scholarship to the 2019 MSSC Annual Salinity Summit
The MSSC will contribute $2,500 in value to the student/professor selected. Each applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in water resources-related degree program. Students must be enrolled in a program relating to water resources for the 2018-2019 academic year. Application deadline is June 29, 2018. More information.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
March 2018 drought summary is online.
April Southwest Climate Outlook
The April 2018 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: April 2018 - Diving into Atmospheric Rivers & Spring Conditions in the Southwest
Graphic and Web Design Specialist, The Sustainability Consortium
Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External job opportunities, and search for 41674BR. Closes May 21, 2018.
Student, Phoenix RISN Research Aide, Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Go to apply please go to https://students.asu.edu/employment/search, click on "Search On-Campus Jobs" and enter the requisition 41552BR. Closes May 13, 2018.
Environmental and Sustainability Program Manager, Development and Engineering Services, City of Avondale, AZ
Application deadline May 13, 2018. More information.
Water Policy Analyst, Western Water Resources Advocates, Boulder, CO
Application deadline May 15, 2018. More information.
Hydrologic Modeling Postdoctoral Scholar, Energy/Geosciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bay area, CA
Application deadline May 16, 2018. More information.
Project Manager, Innovation and Governance, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline May 18, 2018. More information.
Research Analyst, Environmental Integrity Project, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline May 18, 2018. More information.
Stakeholder Engagement Analyst, Future 500, San Francisco, CA
Application deadline May 18, 2018. More information.
RECONECT Project Management Assistant, The Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
Application deadline May 22, 2018. More information.
Energy Manager, Environmental & General Services Department, City of Tucson, AZ
Application deadline May 23, 2018. More information.
Postdoctoral Research, Water Quality and Health, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Krems, Austria
Application deadline May 30, 2018. More information.
Associate, FABLE Consortium, Paris, France
Application deadline May 31, 2018. More information.
Researcher in Water and Society, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
Application deadline May 31, 2018. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Socio-Hydrology for CRISP, Future H2O, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Application deadline June 2, 2018. More information.
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Hydrological Modelling, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Application deadline June 8, 2018. More information.
Project Scientist, Watershed Hydrology and Carbon Transport, University of California-Merced, Merced, CA
Application deadline June 30, 2018. More information.
Conservation and Land Management Internship Program, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Illinois
Empire Innovation Professor, Institute on Research and Education in Energy, Environment and Water, University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, North Campus
Forklift Operator, Recycle 1, Phoenix, AZ
Graduate Student Researchers, Risk and Carbon Dioxide Removal Strategies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Led by Elisa Graffy, School for the Future of Innovation in Society and Ellen Stechel, LightWorks. Job location is flexible. Immediate hiring, project begins May 14 (May-June 2018). E-mail Elisabeth Graffy firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Maintenance Planner, Recycle 1, Phoenix, AZ
Maintenance Technician, Recycle 1, Phoenix, AZ
Natural Resources Technician, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Sparks, NV
Environmental Planner/Project Manager, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd., Tempe, AZ
Program Coordinator II (Sustainable Communities), Institute for Local Governments, Sacramento, CA
Program Director (Volunteer), Arizona Sustainability Alliance, Phoenix, AZ
Program Manager, Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, Phoenix, AZ
Volunteer Coordinator Intern, International Society of Sustainability Professionals
Manager, Economic Development, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona
Professor (all ranks) in Cross-Cutting (Energy Systems), The Polytechnic School. Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus
Program Assistant, Devens Eco-Efficiency Center, Devens, MA