NSF EPSCoR workshop for students

Dr. William Macauley and UNR’s Writing Center (http://www.unr.edu/writing-centerwill be providing two workshops for students of the University of Nevada, Reno; Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College preparing proposals for the NSF EPSCOR 2014-2015 Academic Year Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) scholarship applications (http://epscorspo.nevada.edu/solicitations-2/).  The purpose of these workshops is to enable participants to write and submit the most successful proposals possible by focusing first on content and then on a final polish. Workshop details are included below:

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Add comment September 16, 2014

Living Plastic Free with Beth Terry

Thursday, September 18 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium

Beth Terry is the author of How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can, Too. Plastic permeates our lives. Some plastic is helpful, but it also pollutes our oceans, harms wildlife and exposes us to toxic chemicals. Can one person make a difference? Be inspired by Beth Terry’s journey from self-confessed plastic addict to empowered plastic-free activist. Learn why we can’t just recycle our way out of this mess.

Join her for a lecture and panel discussion regarding plastic and how we truly can learn to live without it. Click here for flier.

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Add comment September 8, 2014

Screening of the movie “Bag It”

Monday, September 15 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium

Part of the Summer of Sustainability, this provocative 2010 documentary film asks many questions including “Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health?” Having garnered awards at film festivals across the nation, Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics, an observation that will move you to action.

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NASA Space Grant Opportunities

Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity

Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium scholarships are competitively awarded to support and reward Nevada students for their achievements in academic endeavors related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. NVSGC support can assist NSHE undergraduate students in pursuing their educational goals that will lead to employment opportunities in industries that rely on a STEM-trained workforce that are relevant to both NASA and Nevada’s workforce needs.

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Undergraduate Research Summer Programs 2014 Workshop and Event Schedule

Undergraduate Research Summer Programs BBQ
Thursday, June 12, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Location: Rancho San Rafael Park, Peavine Pavilion
RSVP to Christina Clack (cclack@unr.edu) by Friday, June 6

Oral Communication Skills
Friday, June 20, 10:00 – 11:00am
Speaker: Beth Leger, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Location: SFB 103

Ethics Principles in the Conduct of Research
Thursday, July 3, 10:00 – 11:00am
Speaker: Nancy Moody, Director, Research Integrity Office
Location: SFB 103

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Add comment May 7, 2014

CUR Conference 2014 travel grants

CUR Conference 2014 travel grants
Application Deadline: April 25, 2014

CUR is offering a limited number of conference grants, up to $250 each, for individuals to attend the CUR Conference 2014: Creating the Citizens of Tomorrow: Undergraduate Research for All. Nominees are asked to provide contact and demographical information, a statement of estimated expenses, a statement describing financial need and a statement on expected outcomes from attending the CUR Conference.

To apply for this conference grant, please visit: https://members.cur.org/members_online/submissions/substart.asp?action=welcome&cid=142.

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Earth Week at University offers educational programs, demos April 22, 23 & 25

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Earth Week at University offers educational programs, demos April 22, 23 & 25

Themed days filled with educational displays, interactive exhibits and tree-planting ceremony celebrate the Earth all week; activities kick-off Summer of Sustainability Program on campus

RENO, Nev. – The northern Nevada community can celebrate the Earth and learn about options for more sustainable living at the University of Nevada, Reno campus Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23. Educational programs and demonstrations will focus on sustainability efforts and examples of green campus and community resources. Additionally, an Arbor Day event, Friday, April 25, moves the University closer to becoming a designated Tree Campus USA location, a designation granted through the Arbor Day Foundation.

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