Past Events

Protocol Training for Building Long-Term Research Relationships in Oklahoma Indian Country

Feb. 22, 2017

9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Helmerich Collaborative Learning Center, Community Room
Bizzell Memorial Library
401 W. Brooks St, LL1
Norman, OK 73019

This workshop is designed for non-Native scholars (faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students) and non-Native government employees / researchers at the University of Oklahoma to gain a better understanding of and greater appreciation for working in Indian Country – especially in Oklahoma.

Those who attend will participate in a number of activities and discussions designed to create a greater awareness of:
1) The historical context (of Oklahoma Indian Country)
2) Building research relationships working collaboratively with tribal organizations
3) Nurturing respectful relationships.

Faculty members, researchers, and scholars will leave the workshop with a number of tools and resources designed to provide optimal potential for developing long-term research relationships.

REGISTER HERE


Protocol Training for Building Long-Term Research Relationships in Oklahoma Indian Country

Feb. 21, 2017

2:00-5:00 PM
Four Partners Place, 3rd Floor Seminar Room
301 David L. Boren Blvd
Norman, OK 73072

This workshop is designed for non-Native scholars (faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students) and non-Native government employees / researchers at the University of Oklahoma to gain a better understanding of and greater appreciation for working in Indian Country – especially in Oklahoma.

Those who attend will participate in a number of activities and discussions designed to create a greater awareness of:
1) The historical context (of Oklahoma Indian Country)
2) Building research relationships working collaboratively with tribal organizations
3) Nurturing respectful relationships.

Faculty members, researchers, and scholars will leave the workshop with a number of tools and resources designed to provide optimal potential for developing long-term research relationships.

REGISTER HERE


Journal Club Spring 2017 Kick-Off Meeting

Feb. 1, 2017

11:00 am-noon

201 Stephenson Parkway
Five Partner’s Place, Room 2106
Norman, OK 73019

Join us in kicking off our Journal Club for the Spring 2017 semester! This first meeting will be facilitated by SC CSC researcher Dr. Esther Mullens, who will present a useful framework for evaluating scientific papers that attendees can use to get the most out of future journal club meetings.

Undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and faculty interested in diving into literature related to climatology and the impacts of our climate system on natural resources are welcome to join us for our bi-weekly Journal Club. The Club meets every other Wednesday at 11 AM in Room 2106 on the second floor of Five Partners Place (located on the University of Oklahoma’s Research Campus). If you have questions or would like to receive email notifications about Journal Club, please contact Esther Mullens at esther.white@ou.edu.


Fire Summit 2016: Changing Fire Regimes

Dec. 7, 2016 - Dec. 9, 2016

Hilton Garden Inn
410 South 3rd Street
Manhattan, Kansas 66502

Are you a landowner, fire manager, firefighter or agency personnel who works with fire in the Great Plains? Join us for Fire Summit 2016: Changing Fire Regimes in Manhattan, KS December 7th-9th. The Summit will convene leading fire professionals from around the country to discuss fire topics presently impacting fire use as well as what is store for the future of fire.

You can view the agenda, reserve a room, and purchase summit tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fire-summit-2016-changing-fire-regimes-tickets-27490002337

Agenda Highlights
Plenary session topics include weather and fire, building partnerships, Great Plains fire history, and policy updates. A poster session, facilitated discussion about the future of fire in the Great Plains, and tour of the Konza Prairie Biological Station are also on the agenda. Participants will have ample opportunities to network with colleagues from across the Great Plains.

Sponsors
The summit is supported by the United States Geological Survey through the Department of the Interior South Central Climate Science Center on Grant #G15AP00156. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the participants and presenters and do not necessarily represent the views of the funding agency. Other sponsors of this event include Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition, Kansas State University Research and Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, Joint Fire Science Program and the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange.


Journal Club

Dec. 5, 2016

201 Stephenson Parkway
Five Partner’s Place, Room 2106
Norman, OK 73019

This week, our journal club will be facilitated by Duncan Wilson and our presenter will be Aparna Bamzai. Aparna will be discussing her recent trip to the COP 22 conference in Marrakesh and will lead an activity for attendees intended to give them an international perspective on climate mitigation and adaptation challenges.

Undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and faculty interested in diving into literature related to climatology and the impacts of our climate system on natural resources are welcome to join us for our bi-weekly Journal Club. The Club meets every other Monday at 3 pm in Room 2106 on the second floor of Five Partners Place (located on the University of Oklahoma’s Research Campus). If you have questions or would like to receive email notifications about Journal Club, please contact esther.white@ou.edu.


CSC
2016 Region 6 Transportation-Climate Summit

Nov. 14, 2016

National Weather Center, Norman, OK

You are invited to a one-day summit that will bring together weather, climate, and transportation specialists to educate one another, spur new ideas, and promote fruitful collaborations for research among regional universities, transportation agencies, and research institutions. The summit will be hosted by Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC) and the South Central Climate Science Center (SC-CSC). Please see the SPTC summit website for more information.


CSC
Other
Protocol Training for Building Long-Term Research Relationships in Oklahoma Indian Country

Sep. 27, 2016 - Sep. 28, 2016

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

SAVE THE DATE!
* Creating research relationships
* Finding tools and resources
* Gaining historical context
* Open to all University of Oklahoma faculty
* Hosted by OU’s Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment

SEPT. 27, 2016 2:30PM GOULD, 390
SEPT. 28, 2016 9:30AM 4PP, SEMINAR
(These sessions are duplicative)


CSC
2016 Early Career Researcher Professional Development Training

Jun. 19, 2016 - Jun. 24, 2016

Lubbock, TX

We are pleased to announce our second early career professional development training designed for early career environmental professionals (within five years post-graduation), postdocs, and Ph.D. students (exceptional Master’s students also may be considered) from any discipline conducting climate-related research associated with the south-central U.S. The workshop will take place from Sunday, June 19, 2016 to Friday, June 24, 2016 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Anticipated sessions in the training include:
- presentations given by highly reputable research scientists
- interactive activities on climate science communication
- proposal/grant development
- ethics of working in Indian country
- perspectives from representatives of the stakeholder community
- group activity focused around a real-world case study
- field trips exploring the impacts of climate change on agriculture in West Texas

For more details about the program, eligibility requirements, and the application form (due April 8, 2016): http://goo.gl/forms/c9z2DOPfiA


CSC
2016 Undergraduate Summer Internship for Underrepresented Minorities

May. 22, 2016 - Jun. 11, 2016

We will be offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2016 for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (for example, agricultural science, economics, environmental engineering). Interns will be involved in hands-on activities related to climate research that will allow them to see the direct impacts of climate variability and change on the West Texas Southern High Plains, prairie and forest ecosystems and tribal cultures in Oklahoma, and the bayous, delta and coastline of Louisiana. Internship participants will travel across the South Central United States to visit university campuses and field locations and interact with faculty conducting cutting edge research.

Registration is now closed.


CSC
Climate Science Grant Writing for Tribes in New Mexico

Dec. 16, 2015 - Dec. 17, 2015

UNM Science and Technology Park
801 University Blvd, Albuquerque, NM

In conjunction with OU’s Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment and the EPSCoR offices of Oklahoma and New Mexico, the South Central Climate Science Center is pleased to offer two opportunities in New Mexico to help develop a funding strategy for your tribal vulnerability assessments and climate adaptation plans.

1) Personalized Grant Writing Training: This half-day workshop is an open for your needs. If you are new to grant writing and want introductory grant writing knowledge we will be there to assist you. This also an opportunity to have our team review a grant or proposal you may need help with. Maybe you just don’t know where to start, let us help you develop a strategy. We would like to hear from you as we develop our forum so please let us know what you want help with when you register and we will do our best to assist you.

2) Developing Your Funding Strategy: This full-day workshop will focus on developing a funding strategy for your tribal vulnerability assessments and climate adaptation plans. It will also include developing the social skills or “soft skills” needed to create a successful grant proposal such as: how to approach potential partners, speak with program officers, and talk to climate scientists.

Please register via email to Kim Merryman (Kim.Merryman@Chickasaw.net) at the South Central Climate Science Center. In the message include your name, job title, organization, email, and phone number.


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