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January 17, 2017

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January 17, 2017

CAHNRS Announcements

The 2017 BIOAg Symposium poster session is scheduled for March 1st from 2pm to 5pm in Ensminger Pavilion on the WSU campus in Pullman, WA. Posters on relevant topics are welcome from students, faculty, and others. The poster content should relate to the idea of biologically intensive agriculture (farming practices and systems that rely on biological processes which are renewable, non-polluting, and mutually beneficial to both farmers and society) or to organic farming. The BIOAg Poster Session is meant to share information, build teamwork, and to help the BIOAg program refine future priorities. Special Note to Students and Faculty Advisors: Student posters (graduate and undergraduate) will be eligible for a Best Student Poster Award in the form of a $500 scholarship. Please encourage students to submit a poster! To present a poster, please submit a poster title, list of authors, and short abstract (<250 words) to Tara Zimmerman by Feb. 13th. Authors will be notified of acceptance by Feb.  Also, please check back in the coming days for addition event details including keynote presentation information. Tara Zimmerman, Associate in Research, 206-770-6073

Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

University Announcements

Volunteer judges needed for SURCA:  Faculty, staff and post-doctorates are sought to volunteer by the March 1 deadline to help judge the sixth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (SURCA) at Washington State University. The event on Monday, March 27, in the CUB ballroom will include works by approximately 250 students from all majors, grades and campuses. Learn more at Sign up to be a judge at  Topics of students’ posters will span eight categories. Judges will receive in advance the titles of the 2-4 posters assigned to them and will have online access to those students’ research abstracts.

On the day of SURCA, the general schedule (subject to change) will be:
2-2:45 p.m. – Judges examine posters without students present.
2:45-3:45 p.m. – Students discuss their work with judges.
3:45 p.m. – Judges’ evaluations (with preset guidelines) are due.
4:45-5:30 p.m. – Awards ceremony.

SURCA is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. SURCA is the kickoff event for WSU Showcase Week, a university tradition celebrating the excellence of faculty, staff and students.

For Graduate Students

Announcing the CAHNRS Dean’s Excellence Scholarship. We will be awarding $2000 per year, $1000 for an undergraduate student and $1000 for a graduate student. Please find attached a nomination form with additional information and criteria. Send your nominations to Britta Nitcy,, by February 28, 2017.


  1. Extension Agent, Douglas County Colorado State Univ., Castle Rock, CO
  2. Assistant Professor of Ag Entomology, Univ. of Delaware, Georgetown, DE
  3. Program Mgr., Global Locust Initiative, Arizona St. Univ., Tempe, AZ
  4. Entomologist, US Army Med. Dept., Tampa, FL
  5. Research Scientist, Valent USA Corp, Seymour IL
  6. Postdoctoral Res  Assoc in Bee Ecology, Michigan St. Univ., Entomology Dept., East Lansing, MI