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Confluence — News for the University's water community

February 22, 2017 Issue 15


Moos Graduate Research Fellowships in Aquatic Biology
In 2017 this program will provide summer stipends (3-month salary plus fringe) plus between $1,600 and $2,000 in travel and research expenses to two graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities or Duluth Campuses. Students must be pursuing an MS or PhD degree in the topics of water resources, aquatic biology or limnology. The research proposed must concern questions of general or regional significance.
The application deadline is noon, Friday, March 24, 2017.

Grand Challenges: Enhanced Opportunity from IonE. The Institute on the Environment will provide additional funds for proposals emphasizing impact and societal translation in the Grand Challenges Research Initiative Phase 2 area of Assuring Clean Water and Sustainability Ecosystems.

Upcoming Events

St. Paul Campus Research Development and Safety Fair
March 8, 2017
11:00am to 1:00pm
St. Paul Student Center
Registration requested.
CFANS Research Development and Safety Fair. Learn about research resources, meet with representatives from Health and Safety, meet program officer of organizations that offer research funding opportunities. Free pizza lunch provided.

MRWA Technical Conference 2017
33rd Annual MRWA Water & Wastewater Technical Conference -
March 7-9, 2017 
River's Edge Convention Center
St. Cloud, MN

Izaak Walton League 2017 Watershed Summit: Is Minnesota's conservation path forward enough?
March 11, 2017
Bloomington MN.

2017 Minnesota Efficient Irrigation Summit 
March 30, 2017 
McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota

2017 Sustainability & Energy Expo: Call for Abstracts
April 7, 2017
Coffman Memorial Union
The Expo welcomes submissions from post-doctoral, graduate, professional and undergraduate students from any department or major.  Students may apply to present their research, campus projects, student-initiatives or creative work on sustainability by submitting a short abstract.
Deadline: February 24, 2017

2017 Water for Food Global Conference
Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts
April 10-12, 2017
Nebraska Innovation Campus

Water Action Day
A day of advocacy, training and meetings with legislators.
April 19, 2017
Minnesota State Capitol


WRS Seminar
Introduction to the ALog, a Low Cost Open Source Data Logger
Chad Sandell, Lab Engineer, Department of Earth Sciences
February 24, 2017 - 3:00pm
Borlaug Hall, Room 375 - St. Paul Campus

SAFL Seminar
Alvin Anderson Award Ceremony: 
Award Winners: Anne Wilkinson, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering and Abigail Tomasek. Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
Distinguished Lecture: Chris Rehmann, Associate Professor, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:30pm
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

SWAC Seminar
Soil lead distributions across scales in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
Nic Jelinski, Department of Soil, Water, & Climate, University of Minnesota 
February 22, 2017
3:30 pm
375 Borlaug Hall 

Forest Resources Seminar
Data Sharing in the Sciences
Shannon Farrell, UMN Libraries
February 22, 2017
203 Green Hall


American Water Resources Association (AWRA) has a special student membership rate Check out their journal and webinars, and consider applying for scholarships 
Applications due April 22, 2017

Check out the Winter 2017 issue of the Minnesota Water Science Center Newsletter, summarizing reports on lake level changes in the Metro area, dimensionless sediment rating curves, narmful algal blooms and more.
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