free event

STELAR Webinar on Thursday, July 28

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NSF Opportunities: Broadening Participation in STEM  

 Hosted by STELAR on behalf of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources. 

On behalf of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), you are invited to attend a special webinar on Thursday, July 28, 11:30-1:30 pm CDT, highlighting upcoming funding opportunities within EHR, especially  aimed at broadening participation in STEM.

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

Program Officers from all four EHR Divisions will be presenting:

- Division for Research on Learning (DRL)
- Division for Undergraduate Education (DUE)
- Division for Graduate Education (DGE)
- Division for Human Resources and Development (HRD)

Program Highlights will include but are not limited to:

- EHR Core Research (ECR)
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities & Undergraduate Programs (HBCU-UP)
- Tribal Colleges & Undergraduate Programs (TCUP)
- Robert Noyce Scholarship Program
- Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
- Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE)
- Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

You are encouraged to invite your colleagues to attend as well. In some cases, it may useful to reserve a conference room in your institution and invite faculty and program administrators from across the institution to attend the webinar collectively from one location.

We strongly encourage your participation. There will be opportunities to also ask the Program Officers questions and also receive tips on writing competitive NSF grant proposals.

The webinar is FREE but, registration is required.  The connection information will be sent to all registrants a week before the webinar.

We look forward to your participation!

Questions? Email stelar [at] edc [dot] org or visit our website: http://stelar.edc.org.

We hope you can join us!

~ The STELAR Team 

Invitation: Free SBIR Entrepreneurship Workshop

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The workshop will take place on September 8, 2016 at the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center (http://www.astate.edu/a/sbtdc/) on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro, AR. The sessions will be broadcast online as well for those who cannot attend in person. Space will be limited for in-person attendance.

Register online: http://goo.gl/forms/Mj2Vy05iHt8socXj1

 

Announcing the Next MO DIRT Soil Health Survey Training! Fenton, MO

Friday, June 10, 2016

For more information, visit the MO DIRT website Event Page.

Register at MODirt [at] danforthcenter [dot] org


 

Confronting Climate Change Symposium on MU Campus

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Confronting Climate Change
12th Annual Life Sciences and Society Program Symposium
March 12 & 17-19, 2016
 
Monsanto Auditorium
Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
 
The Annual Life Sciences and Society Program Syposium will focus on "Confronting Climate Change."  See all the details below and on the LSSP website.   Registration for the Symposium is now open; REGISTER TODAY!  While all events are free and open to the public, registration is requested.
 
SPEAKERS

Big Challenges and Bigger Opportunities
March 12, 10:30am in Monsanto Auditorium

Richard Alley is a professor at Pennsylvania State University, an environmental scientist, PBS host, book author, and one of the contributors to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

A Journalist's Anthropocene Journey
March 17, 7:00pm in Monsanto Auditorium

Andrew Revkin is a journalist, author and educator who has been covering science and the environment, from the White House to the North Pole, for more than three decades, mainly for The New York Times.

Climate Intervention: Promise and Peril
March 18, 4:00pm in Monsanto Auditorium

Marcia McNutt is the Editor-in-chief of Science and its family of journals and is currently nominated to be the next President of the National Academy of Sciences.

Natural Systems Agriculture: New Discoveries, New Opportunities
March 19, 9:00am in Monsanto Auditorium

Wes Jackson is the founder and current president of The Land Institute, which promotes science-based research into sustainable agriculture. He is a MacArthur Fellow and winner of the Right Livelihood Award

Zombies, Sports, and Cola: Implications for Weather and Climate Communication
March 19, 10:30am in Monsanto Auditorium

Marshall Shepherd is a professor of geography and the director of the atmospheric science program at the University of Georgia and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s What We Know climate panel.

The Health Consequences of a Changing Climate
March 19, 2:00pm in Monsanto Auditorium

George Luber is an epidemiologist and the Associate Director for Climate Change in the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects at the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Climate Change Denial: Where do we go from here?
March 19, 3:30pm in Monsanto Auditorium

Naomi Oreskes is a professor at Harvard University, as well as a respected essayist and author. Her 2010 book, "Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming”, co-authored with Erik M. Conway, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Time Book Prize.
Other Events

OTHER EVENTS

Facing Floods and Climate Change while Reforming Disaster Law
March 7, 1:00pm in Room 7, Hulston Hall, Missouri School of Law

Sandra Zellmer from the Nebraska College of Law will discuss how effective laws and policies could recognize and respond to the factors that subject people and communities to a climate-challenged world facing significant changes.

Panel Discussion on Faith and Climate Change
March 11, 12:00 - 1:30pm in Room 171 (Reading Room), Bond Life Sciences Center

The debate on climate change and environmentalism has taken on a faith-based component in recent years, with very public calls from some religious leaders to steward the earth (for example the 2015 Papal Encyclical Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home). Representatives of several local faiths and scholars of religious studies discuss how theology, belief, and/or faith-based practice shape perspectives on climate and environmental practice.

Film Screening: Merchants of Doubt
March 14, 5:30pm at Ragtag Cinema (followed by discussion with Mike Urban from MU Department of Geography and Sara Shipley Hiles from the Missouri School of Journalism)

Inspired by the book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, this thought-provoking documentary (directed by Robert Kenner, 2014) takes audiences on a satirically comedic and illuminating journey into the heart of climate change skepticism.

Panel Discussion on Conservation in the Anthropocene
March 16, 12:00 - 1:30pm in Adams Conference Center, MU School of Veterinary Medicine

Anthropogenic (human-caused) changes to the environment are fundamentally transforming the goals and practices of conservation. Representatives from a range of conservation agencies discuss their experiences of the challenges of working amidst shifting socioenvironmental conditions.

For more information, including full speaker bios and abstracts, visit the LSSP website.

St. Louis Raspberry Pi Jam

Event date(s): Saturday, October 15, 2016
Location: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 N. Warson Rd., St. Louis, MO


ADVANCE Partnerships pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

Event date(s): Wednesday, September 21, 2016


September 21, 2016 2:00 PM  to 3:00 PM
Web Ex

The ADVANCE program office will hold a pre-proposal technical assistance webinar on the ADVANCE Partnership track described in the ADVANCE solicitation 16-594.  

The Partnership track will support partnerships of two or more non-profit academic institutions and/or STEM organizations to increase gender equity in STEM academics.  Projects should have national or regional impact and result in systemic change within one STEM discipline, several STEM disciplines, or all STEM disciplines.  Partners may include professional societies, industry, non-profit organizations, publishers, policy and research entities, state systems of higher education, higher education organizations, as well as institutions of higher education.  Partnership proposals must include a final year focused on sustainability and/or scale-up, communication, and evaluation. The other ADVANCE tracks will be outlined briefly during this webinar so you are aware of the different program tracks but the focus will be on the Partnership track.

Please be sure to review the solicitation for the official guidelines and information on preparing and submitting proposals before the webinar so you can ask questions during the Q and A.  Note that for Partnership proposals non-binding letters of intent are required by December 14, 2016 and full proposals are due January 11, 2017.

Register for the webinar here

Contacts
Jessie A. DeAro, (703) 292-5350, ADVANCE [at] nsf [dot] gov

NSF Related Organizations
NSF-Wide
Directorate for Education & Human Resources
Division of Human Resource Development

Related Programs
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

Free SBIR Entrepreneurship Workshop

Event date(s): Thursday, September 8, 2016
Location: Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR


Announcing an upcoming free workshop for students and faculty who may be interested in starting a business or commercializing technology or a patent. 

REGISTER ONLINE HEREhttp://goo.gl/forms/Mj2Vy05iHt8socXj1

WORKSHOP DETAILS

1. ELLEN BRUNE, PAST AWARDEE & ENTREPRENEUR

Ellen Brune, PhD is an award winning presenter and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Mountain Biotech (www.mtnbio.com) in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her research has been funded by over $1.25M in grants from the National Science Foundation and the Arkansas Biosciences Institute. Recently, Ellen has been providing consulting services in the areas of patent development, research validation, commercialization studies, and technology transfer agreements.

2. INTRO TO FEDERAL SBIR/STTR PROGRAMS

Participants will learn about the basic requirements for Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program participation, how to get started with the SBIR/SBTTR programs, and tips for success.

The workshop will take place on September 8, 2016 at the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center (http://www.astate.edu/a/sbtdc/) on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro, AR. The sessions will be broadcast online as well for those who cannot attend in person. Space will be limited for in-person attendance.

Networking lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. 

NSF Opportunity - STELAR Webinar

Event date(s): Thursday, July 28, 2016


NSF Opportunities: Broadening Participation in STEM  

 Hosted by STELAR on behalf of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources. 

On behalf of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), you are invited to attend a special webinar on Thursday, July 28, 11:30-1:30 pm CDT, highlighting upcoming funding opportunities within EHR, especially aimed at broadening participation in STEM.

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

Program Officers from all four EHR Divisions will be presenting:

Division for Research on Learning (DRL)
Division for Undergraduate Education (DUE)
Division for Graduate Education (DGE)
Division for Human Resources and Development (HRD)

Program Highlights will include but are not limited to:

EHR Core Research (ECR)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities & Undergraduate Programs (HBCU-UP)
Tribal Colleges & Undergraduate Programs (TCUP)
Robert Noyce Scholarship Program
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE)
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

You are encouraged to invite your colleagues to attend as well. In some cases, it may useful to reserve a conference room in your institution and invite faculty and program administrators from across the institution to attend the webinar collectively from one location.

We strongly encourage your participation. There will be opportunities to also ask the Program Officers questions and also receive tips on writing competitive NSF grant proposals.

The webinar is FREE but, registration is required.  The connection information will be sent to all registrants a week before the webinar.

We look forward to your participation!

Questions? Email stelar [at] edc [dot] org or visit our website: http://stelar.edc.org.

We hope you can join us!

~ The STELAR Team 

MO DIRT Soil Health Survey Training at SLSC Grow Exhibit

Event date(s): Saturday, July 9, 2016
Location: Saint Louis Science Center, Grow Pavilion classroom, 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110


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