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Note: OSU Travel Restrictions: The goals of the NWFSC Science Symposium are to foster communication and collaboration among scientists at our Montlake Laboratory and all NWFSC research stations, as well as to showcase new and exciting areas of our fisheries science in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The 2-day symposium will consist of oral presentations and posters contributed by NWFSC scientists. Presentations will highlight results that illustrate how The NWFSC science is contributing to sustaining fisheries for the future. Topics include ecology, physiology, toxicology, mathematical modeling, and genetics and attendance could lead to future research opportunities. These opportunities exist at all levels, from volunteer interns and work study students to postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists.
The College of Engineering is offering a 2-part series on developing an outstanding proposal for the competitive NSF Early Career Development Program (CAREER). All faculty are welcome, but registration is limited to the first 25 who respond. Dr. Julie Risien (STEM Research Center), Dr. Susan Rowe (Pre-college Programs/SMILE), and Dr. Weng-Keen Wong (EECS, former NSF program officer). Writing an education plan and effective broader impacts can be the most challenging part of developing a CAREER proposal! The workshop offers the opportunity to develop a creative, pragmatic education plan that leverages university resources and increases the competitiveness of your application. Registrants will need to develop a ~ two-page summary of their CAREER proposal idea prior to either workshop. More information will be provided by email upon registration.
The Summer Policy Colloquium is an intensive, ten-day immersion in science policy focused on the Earth system sciences and their societal applications. Each year roughly 35 Colloquium participants meet with congressional staff, members of congress, leading officials from the executive branch, and prominent policy experts. Participation in the Colloquium is open to all but will be limited to 40 individuals. The deadline to register is April 15, 2020. The national competition for support from the National Science Foundation is open to graduate students from all universities, postdocs, and faculty from HBCUs and MSIs. Those seeking NSF funding must apply by March 20, 2020.
This could be posponed: The OHSU Invent-a-thon is a new event in partnership with MIT Hacking Medicine, Cambia Grove, Hillrom, and a growing number of additional academic and industry partners. Website at inventathon.org The Invent-a-thon will bring together 100-150 participants with diverse expertise (Medicine, Engineering, Business, Design) from across the region to build innovative solutions to unmet healthcare challenges in 1) Medtech and 2) Digital Health/Health IT. An impressive number of successful technologies and startup companies have been launched out of these types of MIT Hacking Medicine weekends (including Pill Pack and Podimetrics) and we are hoping for similar outcomes here.The deadline for applications is April 15 @11:59PM EST.
Due to the ongoing and growing threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the National Science Foundation (NSF) is exploring the possibility of postponing this conference to a later date. Updates to their web page will be posted as new information becomes available. These events are designed to give new faculty, researchers and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and to answer attendee questions.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) announces the opportunity for potential performers to meet with a DSO program manager (PM) to discuss mutual research interests. These meetings will be held in conjunction with the Discover DSO Day event scheduled for June 24-25, 2020 in Dulles, Virginia. Nearer to the event, DARPA will publish a separate announcement on https://beta.sam.gov to announce registration and provide additional details for this event.
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