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Other Events - Off Campus
News and Announcements
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.
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 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.
Cruise the Canals: Papago Park to Arizona Falls
(Saturday, May 19, 2018) Join the Watershed Management Group to bike from the pond near the crosscut canal in Papago Park to the Arizona Falls. From 8:00-11:00 a.m. More information and registration.
Free Water Harvesting Classes - Hydrate the Valley Is Coming to Mesa
(Tuesday, May 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.
Free Tour of Mesa Urban Garden
(Tuesday, May 22, 2018) Join the Watershed Management Group for a free special guided tour of the Mesa Urban Garden, 212 E. 1st Ave, Mesa. More information and rsvp.
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.
South Mountain Environmental Education Center: Moonlight Walks
(Saturday, May 26, 2018) Staying in the Valley this coming holiday weekend? Great way to spend the evening with family. Enjoy a family-friendly stroll along their half-mile Judith Tunell Trail by the light of full moon. Learn about the Sonoran Desert at night! 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.
Makeover artists: How the beauty and personal care industry enhanced its sustainability (from GreenBiz.com)
It started as a dialogue about "ingredients of concern" in cosmetics and other personal care products, orchestrated by rival retailers Target and Walmart. Three years later, that ongoing conversation — facilitated by the Sustainability Consortium and Forum for the Future, and representing 18 industry stakeholders — has produced an ambitious series of recommendations that guide principles of sustainability for this class of consumer goods and how these metrics should be disclosed. Read more.
The future of search and rescue
The drone threads its way through the disaster area, beneath ceilings and power lines, through narrow corridors, sewer pipes and hallways. Bodies and survivors lie under rubble. When it’s not feeling its way through tight confines, there’s wind to contend with. Read more.
New Book: Sustainability and the American Naturalist Tradition
Sustainability and the American Naturalist Tradition: Revisiting Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, and Edward O. Wilson by Craig Thomas, explores the role of naturalists from the American environmental tradition in addressing "wicked," socio-ecological challenges in the 21st century. Craig is a recent alumni from the School of Sustainability (PhD 2015) and is currently a visiting lecturer as Salem State University. More information.
What will happen to solar panels after their useful lives are over? (From GreenBiz.com)
Solar power is having its hockey stick moment. Since the early 2000s, the amount of solar panels being installed worldwide has been growing exponentially, and it’s expected to continue to do so for decades. By the end of 2015, an estimated 222 gigawatts worth of solar energy had been installed worldwide. According to a recent report (PDF) from the International Renewable Energy Agency, that number could reach 4,500 GW by 2050. 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
Academic Success Specialist
Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External job opportunities, and search for 41960BR. Closes May 25, 2018.
Accounting Assistant Sr.
Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External job opportunities, and search for 42097BR. Closes May 30. 2018.
Faculty Associate Pool
To review and apply to this position, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/50723. The application deadline is June 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. If not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.
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.
Postdoctoral Fellowship (City Comparisons) in Urban Resilience to Weather-Related Extreme Events
For more information and to apply for this position go to https://apply.interfolio.com/49996. Application deadline May 31, 2018.
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.
Climate Change Consultant, Pegasys, Cape Town area, South Africa
Application deadline May 25, 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.
Executive Director, RiversEdge West, Grand Junction, CO
Application deadline is June 6, 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.
City of Tempe Liaison - Priority Co-Lead (Volunteer)
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
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