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Jun 11, 2018
SESYNC Hosts International Symposium

ANNAPOLIS—The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Resources for the Future (RFF), and University of Maryland (UMD) is convening an international symposium on June 11 to 13, 2018. Boundary Spanning:  Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research will bring together 250 leaders, emerging scholars, and other key individuals interested in innovating research and processes for solving socio-environmental problems. 

 


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May 17, 2018
Job Opportunity: Research and Evaluation Assistant

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) seeks a Research and Evaluation Assistant to join its programs team in supporting SESYNC’s research, evaluation, and monitoring efforts. The successful candidate will work on a variety of activities centered on supporting our biannual request for proposals and postdoctoral fellowship program, tracking and monitoring Center activities, and analyzing outcomes.


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May 16, 2018
Conceptualizing a Geospatial Software Institute (GSI): Call for Position Papers

A national Geospatial Software Institute (GSI) has the potential to create bridges across many geospatial domains by establishing a long-term hub of excellence in geospatial software infrastructure that can serve diverse research and education communities. Input from pertinent communities of geospatial software users and developers is critical to conceptualizing such an institute. The GSI steering committee, of which SESYNC is a member, seeks input on (1) which scientific problems could be transformed with better geospatial software; (2) which core technical capabilities are necessary for accelerating scientific geospatial problem solving at scale; and, (3) how an institute could facilitate development and dissemination of these capabilities.


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May 14, 2018
Congratulations to students at Coppin State University for completing the Socio-Environmental Synthesis workshop series!

Congratulations to students at Coppin State University for completing the Socio-Environmental Synthesis workshop series over the past three semesters. Led by SESYNC Associate Director of Education Dr. Cindy Wei, students learned about socio-environmental issues and the S-E Synthesis research approach as they worked on independent research projects. They identified research questions, worked with qualitative and quantitative data, and communicated their science.


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May 04, 2018
Now Open: Research-in-Action Fellowship

SESYNC invites applications from recent or mid-career PhD scholars for fellowships to work at SESYNC with its leadership in supporting the community of interdisciplinary researchers focused on social and environmental dynamics. Fellows will use their knowledge and skills to help SESYNC advance existing and new research programs, including communicating science to a variety of stakeholders. Fellowships are for one to two years with the potential to advance to a full position on the SESYNC leadership team that contributes over the long term to our programs and goals.


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Apr 27, 2018
Job Opportunity: Science Communications Coordinator

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) seeks a full-time, experienced science communications professional to lead communications activities. The primary focus of the Science Communications Coordinator is to enhance awareness and understanding of SESYNC research and opportunities within the community of socio-environmental scientists, scientific knowledge users, and policy makers. The Science Communications Coordinator will have lead responsibility for developing and coordinating communications across SESYNC’s research network and with the educated public.


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Apr 23, 2018
Accepting applications: Graduate Student Workshop on Socio-Environmental Synthesis

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for the 6th Graduate Student Workshop on Socio-Environmental (S-E) Synthesis, to be held August 28-31, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.


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Apr 18, 2018
New Cyberhelp Blog Post: Build a Shiny App to Browse MODIS Data

Read the full post, Build a Shiny App to Browse MODIS Data.


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Apr 18, 2018
Job Opportunity: Data Scientist

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center seeks a Data Scientist to join the cyberinfrastructure (CI) team in supporting collaborative, computational, and data-driven socio-environmental research. Our supported science teams and postdoctoral fellows come from many different disciplines and synthesize diverse models and data sets to answer large-scale questions at the intersection of humans and the environment. The Data Scientist will work closely with the CI team to assist scientists in performing data and model syntheses. 


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Apr 16, 2018
Jenny Zambrano wins British Ecological Society's Harper Prize

Congratulations to Jenny Zambrano for winning the Harper Prize, awarded to an early career researcher, for her work as a SESYNC postdoctoral fellow!


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