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SFI weekly newsletter (February 4, 2008)
A weekly service of SFI – www.sfi.mtu.edu

 
SFI NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. The New York Times Covers the Frozen Car Project on MTU's Campus
2. Charles Kerfoot's “Resurrection Ecology” Research Featured in The Scientist
3. MTCWS  Sponsors World Water Day 2008 Research Poster and Art Competitions
4. Michigan Tech Research Institute Featured in the Ann Arbor News
5. US Green Building Council Member Logins Available for all MTU Employees
6. Tech-Talks Research-- “Energy” Feb. 12
7. Call for Nominations for Graduate Schools Awards
8. MTU Membership in AASHE.
9. AASHE in the News
9. Wind farm Proposed for Nearby Stanton Township

NEWS
1. U.S. Demand for Gas Down by 1%
2.  Science Publishes Studies that Deem Almost All Biofuels a Greenhouse Threat By Elisabeth Rosenthal of NYT
3. Troy-based TireStamp Corp Offers Remote Tire Condition Monitoring
4. Innovation Index Shows Uptick for Michigan

SEMINARS
1. Water Resource Characterization and Remote Sensing Data Analysis using Geostatistical Techniques Monday, February 11 3 p.m. 642 Dow
2. LimnoTech Watershed Modeling Seminar Series Wednesday, February 13, 2008
3. SFI Colloquium on Sustainability - February 15, 2007
4. Applying Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing to Green Roofs and Pavement Design Monday, Feb
5. LimnoTech Watershed Modeling Seminar Series Wednesday, February 20, 2008

FUNDING & AWARD OPPORTUNITIES
1. NSF Innovations in Engineering Education, Curriculum, and Infrastructure (IEECI)
2. EPA Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances
3. EPA Clean Indoor Air in Developing Countries
4. Environmental Risk Assessment
5. Endangered Species
6. Innovative Technologies for Treating Hazardous Waste and Contaminated Surface and Ground Waters    
7. Unsolicited Research Program The WateReuse Foundation
8. Geospatial Environmental Database Development
9. Numerical Water Quality and Contaminant Modeling
10. Wetlands
11. Industrial Process Optimization
12. Construction Materials Made from Recycled Wastes
13. Pollution Prevention

 JOBS & INTERNSHIPS & Ph.D. OPPORTUNITIES
1. Director of Sustainability, University of Notre Dame
2. Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Drew U
3. Emerging Green Buildings Coordinator, USGBC
4. Asst./Assoc. Prof., Environmental Studies, Elon U
5. Asst. Prof., Public Policy and Environmental Studies, Lasell C
6. Asst. Professor, Green Chemistry, Worcester State C
7. Asst./Assoc. Prof., Enviro., Geographic and Geological Sciences

NEW RESOURCES

1. Valentines Idea ---Healthy Chocolates in Trashless Packaging
2. UC Berkley Study on GHG Mitigation Options
3. U Michigan Annual Environmental Report

EVENTS & CONFERENCES  
1. 2008 MTU Undergraduate Expo  Thursday--April 17, 2008  Memorial Union Ballroom
2. "Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region" April 9-10, 2008
3. Call For Papers Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development Conference April 24-25, 2008
4. CFP: Sustainable Tourism 2008 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Tourism 3-
5. Engineering Society of Detroit offers 60-company job fair  Tuesday, Feb. 19 2 to 7 p.m. at the Southfield Pavilion.
6. Energy and the Environment April 13-15, 2008, Baltimore, MD

Please send items for inclusion in SFI weekly newsletter to Qiong (Jane) Zhang, Operation Manager, at qiong@mtu.edu, or call (906)487-3612, or Denise Heikinen, Administrative Associate, at dmheikin@mtu.edu, or call (906)487-0044.

SFI NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. The New York Times Covers the Frozen Car project on MTU's Campus
The 1978 Chevy Nova being encased in ice in front of Van Pelt Library gets lots of attention. Groups of kids and adults gather regularly to scratch their heads and ask questions out loud.  One young boy was overheard to ask whose car it was, as if it had been innocently parked there before a blizzard or vandal got hold of it. Today, The New York Times covered the story pointing out that The Frozen Car Project is part of Michigan Tech’s annual Winter Carnival and that daily blogs are available  at http://frozencar.blogspot.com/ . Go to http://www.admin.mtu.edu/urel/cams/frozen-car/still.html for updated web cam photos. There is still time to speculate about its purpose and meaning as the target date for unveiling the ice block is not until ~February 10, 2008. See “Under Icy Conditions” by Phil Patton in The New York Times, February 7, 2008 http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/under-icy-conditions/#respond

2. Charles Kerfoot's “resurrection ecology” research featured in The Scientist.
Professor W. Charles Kerfoot's research in the field of resurrection ecology is featured in the February edition of the Scientist. You can read Ivan Oransky's story, "Evolution, Over Easy," at
http://www.the-scientist.com/2008/2/1/19/2/

3. MTCWS  to sponsorWorld Water Day 2008 Research Poster and Art Competitions
 The Center for Water and Society is sponsoring Research Poster and Art Competitions
  Guidelines and Registration forms are posted at:
http://www.mtcws.mtu.edu/education.html

4. Michigan Tech Research Institute’s work featured in the Ann Arbor News
See The Automated Lagrangian Water Assessment System at http://tinyurl.com/2lmval

5. US Green Building Council Member Logins Available for all MTU Employees
Michigan Tech has renewed its membership with the US Green Building Council, parent organization for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) green building rating standards. LEED is the most widely recognized green building standard in the US.

Membership gives all Michigan Tech employees access to online member resources, LEED Foundation documents, archives of Green Building Council newsletters, LEED Credit Interpretation Rulings and discounts on LEED documents, training, etc. To access the members' only area and take advantage of member discounts, login at www.usgbc.org/youraccount . Employees who want to access information or receive discounts must create a site user account and add the corporate ID number to their profile, either on the user registration page or under "Your Account" once they have logged in. The corporate ID is 579659213151020. Michigan Tech's membership in the US Green Building Council is funded by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the School of Technology, and the Sustainable Futures Institute.

6. Tech-Talks Research features “Energy” Feb. 12 4-5pm Memorial Union Ballroom A.
The next Tech-Talks Research session will focus on energy. All faculty and staff members who feel they can make a contribution to research conducted within this focus or who want to learn about the efforts of others are strongly encouraged to attend. In addition, if you are interested in giving a short presentation at this session, please send your two slides to Donna J. Michalek, donna@mtu.edu, by Monday, Feb. 11. Possible topics include energy economics, alternative fuels, energy pricing models, fuel cell technologies, advanced engine research, energy policies and use, energy for sustainability, electrical power conversion and transmission, storage and battery research.

7. Call for nominations for Graduate Schools Awards
Humanities: Religion (Book Award) (Nomination due April 1)
Math, Physical Science, and Engineering (Dissertation Award) (due July 31)
Social Sciences (Dissertation Award) (Nomination due July 31)

Last year MTU got an honorable mention for a Forestry graduate student. Official Michigan Tech nominees will be submitted to CGS by the Graduate School. If we have more internal nominees that we can pass on to CGS we will convene an internal panel of faculty members to review the submissions. Deb Charlesworth will be handling this for the graduate school and she will be sending more information out shortly (see Tech Today).

8. MTU has renewed its membership in AASHE. (Go to Tech Today for 020408 for story.)
Go to aashe.org and get your free personal password using your mtu email account.

9. AASHE in the News
Inside Higher Education, a daily digest of news related to higher education, highlighted a new program piloted rating system by AASHE for measuring progress of  colleges and universities to go green. The program is working to translate “disparate sustainability indicators into a single metric that enables both institutional benchmarking and easy comparison across a large number of campuses.” Campuses earn points for hiring green cleaning services, purchasing local foods and earning green certification for buildings. Starting in 2009, when the rating system becomes official, all colleges will be invited to use the system, and the association says data will be made public. During the pilot period, all information is being kept confidential. http://www.aashe.org/stars/

10. Wind farm proposed for nearby Stanton Township
Traverse City, Mich.-based Heritage Sustainable Energy LLC has been securing leases from property owners along the ridge that stretches from Liminga to Oscar Bay for the purpose of developing wind generation there.
See Daily Mining Gazette Saturday, February 02
http://www.mininggazette.com/stories/printPage.asp?articleID=10488

NEWS
1. U.S. Demand for Gas Down by 1%

The Feb 8, 2008 issue of  USA Today by Barbara Hagenbaugh, reports that U.S. drivers pumped 1% fewer gallons of gasoline on average during the four weeks through Feb. 1 compared with the same period a year ago, according to the Energy Information Administration, the statistical arm of the Energy Department. That was the second-consecutive week of year-over-year drops. During the last 10 years, weekly gasoline demand has risen 1.6% on average.

2.  Science Publishes Studies that Deem Almost All Biofuels a Greenhouse Threat (NYT)
Almost all biofuels used today cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of producing these “green” fuels are taken into account, two studies being published in Science have concluded. It does not matter if it is rain forest or scrubland that is cleared, the greenhouse gas contribution is significant. See New York Times February 8, 2008

3. Troy-based TireStamp Corp Offers Remote Tire Condition Monitoring
Troy-based TireStamp Corp., a tire monitoring and tire asset management systems supplier, has announced an innovation in intelligent tire management for commercial fleet operators who are plagued with trailer tire problems. Using tire data collected from tire pressure sensors and wireless technology, tire pressure and temperature data is transmitted through trailer asset management telematics devices to TireVigil  in-house servers. More at www.tirestamp.com.

4. Innovation Index Shows Uptick for Michigan
Innovative economic activity in Michigan increased 2.8 percent from the middle of 2006 to the middle of 2007, according to a new “innovation index” developed by scholars at the University of Michigan-Dearborn School of Management who released data from the second quarter of 2007, on Feb. 4. For the fourth consecutive quarter, Federal data showed strong growth in the proportion of Michiganders working as scientists or engineers. http://www.glitr.com/Article.asp?id=569624&spid=
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SEMINARS
1. Water Resource Characterization and Remote Sensing Data Analysis using Geostatistical Techniques Monday, February 11 3 p.m. 642 Dow

Dr. Tyler A. Erickson Research Scientist at Michigan Tech Research Institute
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Environmental variables are continuous in space and time, yet accurate measurements of these variables are typically only available for a limited number of localized areas at particular times. Geostatistical techniques can be used to make probabilistic estimates of these variables over space and/or time. This talk will discuss both forward techniques (i.e. kriging variants) and inverse modeling techniques for incorporating multiple types of information at a wide variety of spatial scales into rigorous models of environmental variables. A reception will follow in the 8th floor atrium

2. LimnoTech Watershed Modeling Seminar Series Wednesday, February 13, 2008
V. HSPF model introduction and implementation – Redder and Flynn
Dow 875 8:00-10:00 am
For questions, contact Maureen Habarth at mlhabart@mtu.edu

3. SFI Colloquium on Sustainability - February 15, 2007
Next Friday's SFI Colloquium will include a discussion of the paper, "An Environmental Performance Resource Impact Indicator for Life Cycle
Management in the Manufacturing Industry," by A.C. Brent and J.K. Visser published in the Journal of Cleaner Production (2005).
For more details about the Colloquium, and for a copy of the paper, visit http://www.me.mtu.edu/~jwsuther/colloquium/index.html.

The SFI Colloquium on Sustainability will be held each Friday this semester in MEEM 208 from noon-1pm. Southern University-Baton Rouge
participates via videoconferencing.  All are welcome!

4. Applying Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing to Green Roofs and Pavement Design Monday, Feb 18 by Dr. Amlan Mukherjee (CEE) Monday, February 11, 2008

5. LimnoTech Watershed Modeling Seminar Series Wednesday, February 20, 2008
VI. SWAT model overview and implementation - Nate Bosch, SNRE-UM  Dow 875       8:00-10:00 am
For questions, contact Maureen Habarth at mlhabart@mtu.edu
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FUNDING & AWARD OPPORTUNITIES   

To submit research proposals through the Sustainable Futures Institute, add “SFI” to the DEPT/CENTER/INSTITUTE(S) column for identifying the PI’s and co-PI’s. The transmittal sheet must then be signed by the SFI Director, John Sutherland, on page 3. (If John Sutherland is unavailable for signing transmittal sheets, Qiong (Jane) Zhang can also sign for SFI). Submitting proposals under SFI provides wider publicity and  recognition for your research as well as a 10% return on your incentive account.

1. NSF Innovations in Engineering Education, Curriculum, and Infrastructure (IEECI)
Deadline April 30, 2008
Estimated Number of Awards: 40 to  50   
Anticipated Funding Amount: $9,000,000. Two types of support will be provided: Exploratory Projects– funding up to a total of $100,000 for 1 year and Expansion Projects – funding up to a total of $500,000 for 2-3 years. Exploratory Projects involving multiple universities, however, can apply for one year grants up to $150,000.

The Innovations in Engineering Education, Curriculum, and Infrastructure (IEECI) program supports research which addresses three basic issues related to engineering education: (1) how students best learn the ideas, principles, and practices to become creative and innovative engineers, and how this learning is measured; and (2) research that helps the community understand how to better attract a more talented and diverse student body, in particular U.S. citizens and permanent residents, to all levels of engineering study. This would also include research to understand how to increase student interest in engineering by leveraging partnerships among engineering schools, school districts and exemplary non-profit organizations to recruit and retain engineering students. Finally (3), this program will support projects to investigate potential models for the evaluation of and assessment of how successful teaching, advising, and mentoring leads to improved retention and graduation, and ultimately, to a sound business model for engineering education.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08542/nsf08542.htm

2. EPA Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances EPA-OPPT-08-005
Deadline: March 17, EPA (informal notice of an "Intent to Apply" by March 3, 2008)
Amount: $800,000 for between 4 to 8 cooperative agreements from this announcement,

SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals that would accomplish the following: (1) Make specific technical assistance available to businesses seeking information about source reduction opportunities, including funding for experts to provide on-site technical advice to businesses seeking assistance and to assist in the development of source reduction plans. (2) Target assistance to businesses for whom lack of information is an impediment to source reduction. (3) Provide training in source reduction techniques.
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/p2home/pubs/grants/ppin/ppin08.htm

3. EPA Clean Indoor Air in Developing Countries
$600K for 1 award
Deadline: March 7
Incorporating social and cultural practices to promote adoption of new technology; developing local sustainable markets for improved technology; improving the design and performance of technologies; and monitoring indoor air pollution and socio- economic impacts of the intervention.
http://www.epa.gov/air/grants/08-03.pdf

4. Environmental Risk Assessment
Deadline: continuous
Hazard Identification, effect assessment, exposure assessment, risk characterization, technology transfer
http://fundingopps.cos.com/alerts/28449    

5. Endangered Species
Deadline: continuous
site-specific surveys, habitat analysis, and development of management plans for species of concern

http://fundingopps.cos.com/alerts/28486    

6. Innovative Technologies for Treating Hazardous Waste and Contaminated Surface and Ground Waters    
Deadline: continuous
Technologies for treating contaminated soils and sediments, and innovative technologies for treating contaminated surface and ground waters
http://fundingopps.cos.com/alerts/28446

7. Unsolicited Research Program The WateReuse Foundation
Deadline: March 3
Amount: $175K
water reuse and desalination
http://www.watereuse.org/Foundation/rfp_unsolicited.htm

8. Geospatial Environmental Database Development
Deadline: continuous
techniques for developing holistic, geographically referenced environmental databases at a wide range of spatial and temporal resolutions. Holistic environmental databases integrate quantitative characterizations of the hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere, and atmosphere.
http://fundingopps.cos.com/alerts/28453

9. Numerical Water Quality and Contaminant Modeling
Deadline: continuous
development and application of water quality and contaminant fate/transport models for both surface water and the subsurface, or groundwater.
http://fundingopps.cos.com/alerts/28452

10. Wetlands
Deadline: continuous
Critical Processes of Wetlands, Wetlands Delineation and Evaluation, Wetlands Restoration, Protection, and Creation  
http://fundingopps.cos.com/alerts/28488
11. Industrial Process Optimization
Deadline: continuous
identify new opportunities for industrial energy reduction achieved through new technologies and improved system and operational modifications while simultaneously reducing toxic air emissions. Emphasis shall be placed on implementing changes that could be applied to numerous military industrial installations.
http://fundingopps.cos.com/alerts/75650

12. Construction Materials Made from Recycled Wastes
Deadline: continuous
construction materials made from recycled, post-consumer wastes with a primary focus on products made from recycled plastics
http://fundingopps.cos.com/alerts/41644

13. Pollution Prevention
Deadline: continuous
methodologies and technologies that provide alternatives to hazardous materials/waste, contaminant reduction, and improved pollution control across all media areas in CONUS and OCONUS operations.
http://fundingopps.cos.com/alerts/41675
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JOBS & INTERNSHIPS & Ph.D. OPPORTUNITIES

1. Director of Sustainability, University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame seeks to hire a Director of Sustainability to  build institutional learning capacities to support continuous improvement in building design and operations, landscaping, procurement, energy and water conservation, waste disposal and recycling, and service provision. Related Bachelor's and Master's degrees required. The position will be open until filled.
https://jobs.nd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1202499914436

2. Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Drew U
Drew University seeks a full-time Campus Sustainability Coordinator who will work to help create, develop and enhance sustainability programs across the University. Applicants must have at least a BA or BS. Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2008 and will remain open until the position is filled. http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175292850

3. Emerging Green Buildings Coordinator, USGBC
The U.S. Green Building Council is seeking an Emerging Green Buildings Coordinator to coordinate and facilitate all aspects of USGBC’s Emerging Green Builders program. This full-time position involves outreach to university groups as well as to USGBC chapters to cultivate, educate and activate the future leaders of the green building movement and USGBC. The candidate must have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years relationship management experience.
http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=63&#EGBCoord

4. Asst./Assoc. Prof., Environmental Studies, Elon U
Elon University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program to begin in August 2008. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in any environmentally-related field, with a broad and integrated perspective toward environmental studies. The successful applicant will be the Associate Coordinator of Environmental Studies, direct the Bachelor's of Arts degree option in the Environmental Studies Program, and teach in the program. Teaching will include survey level courses, environmentally-focused upper-level courses supporting the Environmental Studies major, and courses in Elon's General Studies Program. Applications are due March 15, 2008.
http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175291537

5. Asst. Prof., Public Policy and Environmental Studies
Lasell College seeks applicants for a full-time position in Public Policy and Political Science with an emphasis on Environmental Studies in a global context. More senior rank will be considered based on experience and other credentials. The successful applicant will be broadly trained but have research and teaching interest in policy that promotes sustainability. Specific areas of interest may include energy policy, smart growth and community development, sustainable business and campus policies, and environmental justice. The candidate will also play a critical role in the Green Campus Initiative. The candidate must have, by the starting date, a Ph.D. in a public policy related field and must be able to work cooperatively and productively with faculty, staff and students, show evidence of excellent teaching and student advocacy, and show a commitment to campus service and student advising. Screening of applications has begun, and it will continue until the position is filled. http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000545179-01&pg=s&cc=

6. Asst. Professor, Green Chemistry, Worcester State
Worcester State Colleges is seeking a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Green Chemistry to begin work on September 1, 2008. A Ph.D., demonstrated research experience and a strong commitment to teaching excellence are required. Willingness to sponsor undergraduate research is expected. Teaching responsibilities include general chemistry, toxicology and an upper level green chemistry course. The appointee will develop an upper level course in green chemistry for chemistry majors. In addition, s/he will be expected to teach core courses in the chemistry program and to incorporate the principles of green chemistry. The position is open until filled. http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175291716

7. Asst./Assoc. Prof., Enviro., Geographic and Geological Sciences
Lehman College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professorship in Environmental, Geographic and Geological Sciences. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain an active research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with expertise in environmental geography or urban environment with a strong background in Geographic Information Science are preferred, and knowledge of remote sensing is desirable. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. The position is open until filled.
http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175291984
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NEW RESOURCES
1. Valentines Idea ---Healthy Chocolates in Trashless Packaging

No matter how healthy the food is for you, most name-brand manufactured food products are packaged in a combination of plastics, metal, or cardboard packaging that at best, is recyclable. IgnaFire Chocolates, a new company in Austin, Texas, now provides healthy chocolates in environmentally-friendly packaging.
http://www.ecospace.cc/food/earth-friendly-chocolate-0108.htm

2. UC Berkley Study on GHG Mitigation Options
The University of California Berkley recently published the findings of a climate action course that evaluated options for reducing the University's greenhouse gas emissions. The students found that green building retrofits should be expanded, renewable energy should be used on campus, and that the campus needs to develop a long-term program for mobilizing the resources needed to become a more energy-efficient campus. http://sustainability.berkeley.edu/calcap/docs/ClimateActionCourse_PPT.pdf
See also: Climate Action Course Final Report http://sustainability.berkeley.edu/calcap/docs/CalCAP_course_final_report.pdf

3. U Michigan Annual Environmental Report
The University of Michigan recently released its Annual Environmental Report, which lists the University's energy use, water use, emissions, waste production, mass transit systems, and total carbon footprint. The report finds that the institution's carbon output decreased by 40,000 pounds since 2004. http://www.oseh.umich.edu/Stewardship/reporting.html
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EVENTS & CONFERENCES  

1. 2008 MTU Undergraduate Expo  Come showcase undergraduate  work

Thursday--April 17, 2008  Memorial Union Ballroom
Register online by Wednesday, by February 20 at http://www.expo.mtu.edu
All MTU undergraduates involved with Enterprise, Senior Design, undergraduate research, or other independent team projects are invited to register for the 2008 Undergraduate Expo at http://www.expo.mtu.edu .

2. "Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region" April 9-10, 2008
Call For Papers, Posters, And Sessions Michigan State University
http://environment.msu.edu/climatechange/index.html
Abstracts due: February 15, 2008
 
3. Call For Papers Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development Conference April 24-25, 2008
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at DoubleTree Hotel Milwaukee, WI
http://www.gccsdi.uwm.edu  see attached pdf
 
4. CFP: Sustainable Tourism 2008 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Tourism 3-5 September 2008, Malta
Sponsored by Wessex Institute of Technology, UK & The Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
Sponsored by: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
Full details about the conference objectives, topics and submission requirements at:
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/tourism2008rem3a.html

5. Engineering Society of Detroit offers 60-company job fair  Tuesday, Feb. 19 2 to 7 p.m. at the Southfield Pavilion.
ESD's Technology Job Fair will feature more than 60 large companies from throughout the state who will be on hand to recruit professionals in a variety of engineering, technical and management fields.  More than 1,200 people attended last year's job fair. The event is open to people of all ages and backgrounds -- seasoned professionals, students, as well as second-career individuals. Admittance into the job fair is $15 per person and includes a one-year student membership to ESD; opportunity to network with corporate employers from throughout Southeastern Michigan and entrance into the Career Skills Workshops. To register, visit http://ww2.esd.org/EVENTS/2008-02-19_JobFair.htm. For more information, contact Leslie Smith at (248) 353-0735, ext. 4152 or lsmith@esd.org.

6. Energy and the Environmen April 13-15, 2008, Baltimore, MD
http://meetings.informs.org/Practice08/
---International Resources Group: Gary Goldstein, Senior Manager, on energy and strategic planning in a carbon-constrained world, the Markal/Times framework.
--- US Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Services: Neil Conklin, Director, on models for policy design and analysis in agriculture.
--- Penn State: Daniel Guide, Associate Professor, Operations & Supply Chain Management, on green supply chain.
--- StatiolHydro and Gassco - Edelman competitor: optimizing the offshore pipeline system for natural gas in the North Sea.
--- US Environmental Protection Agency - Edelman competitor: reducing security risks in American drinking water systems.
--- Decision Strategies: Patrick Leach, Engagement Leader, and author of “Why Can’t You Just Give Me the Number?” on the battle against Bayesian amnesia.
--- CH2M Hill: Daniel T. Pitzler, Consulting Economist, on decision analysis applications in local government.
 …PLUS more than 50 speakers from top companies and universities, FREE Sunday Vendor Workshops, Methodology Tutorials and more! SUPER-SAVER rates until FEBRUARY 18 – Register Now!


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