29 Mar

Seeking LSA/SPH/Ross Student for African LCA Project (April 10 deadline)

Hey everyone! My name is Brian Iezzi I’m a Ph.D. student here in Materials Science. I am currently working on a project with Ph.D. students conducting environmental and economic Life Cycle Analyses (LCAs) in East Africa and I am looking for students from UM LSA, SPH, Ross, or Information who may be interested in getting involved. The projects include biodiesel from alternative feedstocks in Uganda, renewable energy and waste management at copper mines in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and evaluating a new cooling system for solar thermal/photovoltaic systems in Rwanda. Involvement may include consulting with students working on these projects along with taking deeper dives into LCA databases and software. If you’re interested in learning more please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at bciezzi@umich.edu with any questions (please let me know by April 10th if you are interested).

14 Mar

RSVP for Over the Hill: Lessons Learned from Science Advocates

Hi All,

Please join ESPA (Engaging Scientists in Policy and Advocacy) for our next round table panel discussion.

At Over the Hill, four trainees who have advocated at the state and national level will discuss how to advocate for science, share helpful resources, and answer audience questions.

You can RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/CBUkf3flUjdCreGg2

12 Mar

Editor opening- Nature Climate Change


Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Climate Change: London or New York

09 Mar

The Royal Society Pairing Scheme 2019- Scientists


[Applications are now open for the 2019 pairing scheme. They will close on 7 April 2019. If you have any questions about the application process please contact public.affairs@royalsociety.org] [Each year 30 research scientists are paired with UK parliamentarians and civil servants. They learn about each other’s work by spending time together in Westminster and the researcher’s institutions.

Those taking part gain an insight into how research findings can help inform policy making, and come away with a better understanding of how they can get involved.

How does the scheme work?
The scheme takes place annually, beginning with a ‘Week in Westminster’. Over the week the scientists take part in workshops, hear from invited speakers and spend two days shadowing their pair. This year’s week in Westminster will take place from Sunday 24 – Thursday 28 November 2019.]

04 Mar

Net Zero Buildings Fellowship – Albany or New York City Office


[As part of Governor Cuomo’s Green New Deal, New York State is embarking on a nation leading effort to transform the State’s energy economy and entire building stock to carbon neutrality by mid-century. To achieve the goals of the Green New Deal, New York State will require well-crafted long-term and near-term strategies, policies and programs. The Net Zero Buildings Fellow will play a significant role in the development and implementation of NYSERDA’s strategies for transitioning the building sector to carbon neutrality, including significant work on the following issues: deep energy efficiency including advanced envelopes and integrated mechanical systems, electrification of HVAC systems, smart buildings and building-grid interactivity, onsite renewable generation, battery storage, and integration of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.]