On-Campus Event: Carbon Dioxide Removal Approaches – Their Potential Role in Addressing Climate Change, Wed. 10/9, Roux Lantern

Carbon Dioxide Removal Approaches: Their Potential Role in Addressing Climate Change
Wednesday, October 9, 4:30 pm
Lantern, Roux Center for the Environment

Wil Burns, Co-Director and Professor of Research, Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, American University

In recent years, there has been mounting evidence that temperature increases of 1.5–2°C above preindustrial levels could have extremely serious impacts on global ecosystems and human institutions, especially in vulnerable developing countries.  There has also been growing concern that feckless climate policy responses may ensure that the globe exceeds critical climatic thresholds during this century, or that we could pass critical “tipping points” that precipitate abrupt, and nonlinear, climatic change on the earth. This has created a powerful impetus for research on, and potential deployment of, so-called “carbon dioxide removal” or “negative emissions technologies.“ While the initial focus was on the potential for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), serious questions related to cost and sustainability has led to consideration of a much broader potential array of options. The purpose of this presentation will be to provide an overview of CDR/NETs options, including potential risks and benefits, as well as to briefly discuss governance considerations at the international level. (Laura Henry)

On-Campus Event: The Sourdough project: How Public Service and History reveal stories behind our daily bread, Thursday 10/10, 7PM, Roux Lantern

The Sourdough project: How Public Service and History reveal stories behind our daily bread (Matthew Morse Booker)
Thursday, October 10 7:00
Roux Center for the Environment Lantern

Join us to sample a fresh batch of sourdough bread from the Sourdough Project, and find out what stories a loaf of bread tell us about nature, culture, and the complex history of food.

In this engaging and interdisciplinary talk, Matthew Booker will share the initial results of the Sourdough Project. A global citizen science effort based at North Carolina State University, the project is a long-term effort to map and genetically sequence some of humanity’s many microbial partners: the yeasts and bacteria found in sourdough bread.

 

On-Campus Event: Finding the Good News on Energy and Environment, Thursday, 10/10, 7:30 PM

Finding the Good News on Energy and Environment (Richard Alley)
Thursday, October 10  at 7:30, Smith Auditorium

PBK Visiting Scholar Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, will visit Bowdoin College on October 10-11, 2019. Professor Alley will give his lecture, “Climate Has Always Changed Naturally – How Climate History Increases Concerns About Fossil-Fuel Burning,” in the Smith Auditorium of Bowdoin College’s Sills Hall. The event will last from 7:30pm until 8:30pm, and is free and open to the public.

On Campus Event: Graduate School Fair, Tuesday, October 8 3:30-5:00 Morrell Lounge, Smith Union

Graduate School Fair
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Morrell Lounge, Smith Union

Join us for our annual Graduate & Professional School Fair. We’ll pack Smith Union with over 85 schools who represent a variety of graduate and professional programs. This is a great opportunity to learn more about top graduate programs from around the country, or just to explore graduate school and ask questions. You’ll have a chance to talk with representatives about post-graduate options and what’s available to you. The fair is always a lively event, and an important opportunity for students considering graduate school, whether directly after Bowdoin, or later in life.

Fellowship: NASA DEVELOP 10 week paid research opportunity, Spring 2020- Apply by 10/11/19

I am writing to inform you about 10-week paid research opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP National Program, open to current students and recent college graduates as well as transitioning career professionals. Please pass this information, along with the attached flyer, to your students and those whom may be interested.

NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA’s Earth observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at twelve locations across the country at NASA Centers and other regional locations. This is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data for use in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns.

Responsibilities will include: a literature review, data processing and analysis, and producing deliverables, such as a technical report, presentation, and video. Previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge, while beneficial, is not required for acceptance. This is a multi-disciplinary opportunity for all those interested in Earth science and we encourage those in the social sciences, general science, engineering, computer science, etc. to apply.

Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20 – 29 hours per week during the spring term. The position is paid on an hourly basis that is determined by education level.

Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/. The spring 2020 position application window will be open online from now until October 11th, with the term starting January 27th and lasting through April 3rd. We also have summer and fall opportunities available.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Celeste Gambino
DEVELOP National Program Fellow
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Boston | NASA DEVELOP National Program
Office: 617-353-2085

On-Campus Event: DAWNLAND at the BOC October 22

Showing the evening of October 22 at the Outing Club. Contact Tess Hamilton for more details.

“A documentary about cultural survival and stolen children: inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. Dawnland aired on Independent Lens in November 2018 and was awarded an Emmy for outstanding research in 2019.”

Vitally important to understanding Maine land rights, Dawnland illustrates the work of the first  Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) into indigenous child removal within the Wabanaki Confederacy.

Alumni Fellowship: Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program, apply by October 16, 2019


Are you interested in a forestry career? Love the Sierra and want to help conserve and restore Sierra forests?

Apply to join the Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program!
The program is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year-long fellowship working to restore Sierra forests and build resilient communities. The Sierra Nevada Alliance will place three to six Fellows with environmental organizations throughout the region for a year of forest-health related employment.

The deadline to apply is 8:00pm (PST) on October 16, 2019

Responsibilities and Projects:
Fellows will be placed to work at environmental organizations throughout the Sierra to help build their organization and region’s capacity to complete meaningful forest health work. Fellows will complete work in assessment, planning, project permitting, project management, and other essential forest restoration implementation tasks. Specific Host Site position descriptions can be found on the Sierra Corps website here:
https://sierranevadaalliance.org/programs/sierra-corps/apply-for-sierra-corps/
Location: All positions for this round are located within California and the Sierra Nevada Range and most of the positions will be located in small, rural communities surrounded by outdoor recreation opportunities, wilderness areas and State and National Parks.

Applicant Requirements:
• Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
• Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are strongly
recommended)
• Must be a minimum of 18 years old
• Must be able to pass criminal background check
Compensation and Benefits:
• $15/hr
• Employer-provided Health Insurance
• 15 paid Holidays
• Two weeks of paid vacation accrued at 0.83 days per month
• One day of sick leave per month accrued
• Technical skills training opportunities throughout the Fellowship

Desired Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or related field OR at least 2 years of
forestry vocational training and education
• At least 1 year of experience with forest health monitoring and assessment
• At least 2 years combined experience in:
o forest health monitoring and assessment
o conservation planning
o project management
o environmental analysis and research
• Knowledge of CEQA/NEPA regulations and documentation
• Strong desire to work in a forest health related career, ideally in the Sierra
• Passion for conservation of the Sierra

To Apply for a Sierra Corp Fellowship Position please complete the following steps no later than 8:00pm (PST) on October 16, 2019:
1. Complete the online application available here: https://forms.gle/o3SAZH9ci4mbF1ht7
2. Submit your resume and a cover letter that summarizes your interest in the Sierra Corps Program via email with subject line “Sierra Corps Application” to Nicole Lutkemuller, Program Director at nicole@sierranevadaalliance.org.
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Lutkemuller at nicole@sierranevadaalliance.org

Off-Campus Event: AQUARELA at Frontier

Aquarela – Showings at Frontier at 3:00 and 7:00 PM
Directed by Viktor Kossakovsky
Genre: Documentary
1hr 30mins
Rated PG

AQUARELA takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Captured at a rare 96 frames-per-second, the film is a visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element. From the precarious frozen waters of Russia’s Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela’s mighty Angel Falls, water is AQUARELA’s main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling cinematic clarity. The film will be shown in theaters at 48 frames-per-second, double the typical 24 frames-per-second, as projectors with the ability to project at 96-frames-per-second are extremely rare today, but when the time comes that the capacity is there, AQUARELA will be one of the first films to be shown at that speed.

Job Opportunity for Seniors: Energy Consulting Associate positions with PowerAdvocate

PowerAdvocate is currently looking for senior students interested in full-time positions to join our Energy Consulting and Growth Strategy teams.. Members who are interested can apply directly online via Handshake or reach out to Yomayra Martinez directly (contact info below).

PowerAdvocate, a Verisk Analytics business, is a technology and services company that provides supply market insights and solutions to clients in the energy industry. Our supply chain software and services help asset-intensive clients achieve operational and financial excellence, increase profitability, and optimize business performance. We like to call ourselves an “established start-up”, still entrepreneurial, everyone from our co-ops to our senior team members are valued for their work and insights. PowerAdvocate provides supply market intelligence and solutions with our products and consulting services to the energy market in North American including renewables, utilities, transmission and oil & gas customers. You can read more about our company here: https://w3.poweradvocate.com/about-us/careers/.

Want to learn more about the specific roles? Feel free to reach out to:

Best Regards,

Yomayra Martinez
Human Resources Manager
PowerAdvocate
(tel) 857.453.5706 • (fax) 857.453.5844
179 Lincoln Street • Boston • MA • 02111
www.poweradvocate.com

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Off-Campus Event: Green & Healthy Maine Home + Energy Show

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 • 10AM TO 5PM • EAST END COMMUNITY SCHOOL • PORTLAND, ME

As the publisher of the Green & Healthy Maine HOMES magazine, we are happy to present the premiere Green & Healthy Maine Home + Energy Show, a one-day event that will connect leaders in Maine’s sustainable home and energy industries with homeowners who are interested in green living. From solar power to heat pumps, air quality to air sealing, and electric vehicles to edible landscapes, you’ll find endless inspiration for creating your high-performing, green & healthy Maine home – whether you are looking to build, buy or enhance an existing property.

As home to many nationally recognized building science and design professionals, Maine is leading the way in the high-performing home industry. Don’t miss your chance to learn directly from these sought out professionals.

Come with a specific question about your home or energy project, attend a workshop and browse the booths to find inspiration and resources. Chat with experts, find new products, learn about incentive programs and take advantage of show discounts and deals from our exhibitors.