February 5 , 2009
News from the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research
2009 MAINE WATER CONFERENCE
Tuesday, March 24
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME
Early registration: $55 (deadline 2/17/09)
Late registration: $65
Student registration: $35 (deadline 2/17/09)
Late student registration: $45
Maine Water Conference lunch: $7.50
Click here for complete registration information
Space application deadline: March 3, 2009
Maine Water Conference exhibitor fees:
For profits: $200
Includes one exhibitor registration, one table and chair, and one 8 x 10 ft booth.
For exhibitor information and registration contact Irwin Novak.
SEMINAR: Creating Effective University-Community Research Partnerships
Wednesday, February 18
Room 107, Norman Smith Hall, UMaine, Orono
Speaker: Linda Silka, Uni. of Massachusetts Lowell
Linda Silka is a Professor in the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development at UMass Lowell. She specializes in community capacity
building, program evaluation, refugee and immigrant leadership development, community-university partnerships, community mapping, strategic planning,
needs assessment, and community conflict resolution.
For directions and/or parking permits contact Ruth Hallsworth.
This seminar will be streamed live at http://www.mobilemainenews.com.
SAVE THE DATE! Diadromous Fishes Science Meeting
The Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network (DSRRN) invites you to attend their first Science Meeting:
Restoration of Diadromous Fishes and Their Ecosystems:
Confluence of Science and Restoration
July 22-24, 2009
Wells Conference Center
University of Maine, Orono, Maine
- strengthen the network of researchers and managers focused on the restoration of diadromous fish, other species, and their habitats in the north Atlantic region,
- identify major scientific questions that accompany diadromous species restoration projects and promising research and management strategies. These will be the focus of future DSRRN workshops.
Additional information is available on the DSRRN website: http://searunfish.maine.edu.
WRRI STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH - Request for Proposals
The Maine Water Research Resources Institute is requesting proposals for undergraduate and graduate research projects in the areas of water resources and related environmental sciences for summer 2009. Deadline for receipt of proposals is 5pm on Friday, March 20, 2009.
Only full-time undergraduate or graduate students at colleges or universities in Maine are eligible. Students may request funds for the following: summer stipends, supplies, travel, and tuition. Maximum award amount is $5,000.
The full Request for Proposals is available at the Water Institute's Web site.
Questions on this competition should be addressed to John Peckenham or Ruth Hallsworth.
PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS in Sustainability Science
We anticipate awarding up to ten predoctoral fellowships for study through Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative beginning in fall 2009. These fellowships in sustainability science would provide up to five years of support for students engaged in graduate study leading to a Ph.D. In addition, some fellowships may be available for students pursuing a Master’s degree.
Additional information is available on Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative Web site at http://www.umaine.edu/sustainabilitysolutions.
SOUTHERN MAINE Source Water Protection & Collaboration Workshop
April 15th and 16th
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Are you interested in learning more about how to protect your town's drinking water supplies? This workshop is designed to provide local municipal officials and planners, land trust representatives, watershed council members, water system owners and operators, water board members, and other interested individuals opportunities to work collaboratively to solve drinking water resource protection problems.
The workshop is free and low cost housing is available. For additional information an informational flyer is available (pdf) or contact Chi Ho Sham.