Newsletter-August 2021
The latest news & opportunities from RI C-AIM
2021 SURF and Salve Regina University undergraduate Michelle Beck conducts research on seaweed under RI C-AIM investigator Dr. Lindsay Green-Gavrielidis, a 2018 STAC recipient. Photo by Ciara French
2022 STAC Grants: Call for Proposals
In partnership with RI C-AIM, the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) is offering $380,000 in competitive funding for projects that address research questions relating to the coastal and marine ecosystems of Narragansett Bay.

Projects that provide measures to translate research into K-12 and undergraduate classrooms to provide new learning experiences and to broaden participation of underrepresented minorities are encouraged. Project teams must be collaborative in nature and include investigators from at least two RI C-AIM partner institutions

Letter of Intent: Friday, September 24
Full Proposal: Friday, October 22
Upcoming Opportunities
Register for Inclusive SciComm Symposium
October 14-16

This October, URI's Metcalf Institute hosts its third annual Inclusive SciComm Symposium, an event designed to build and support a community that challenges the dominant, marginalizing norms of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) and to promote science communication that values individual and group assets. Learn more & register
EPA's People, Prosperity & the Planet Grant program
Apps due October 27

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's P3 is a unique competition that is open to teams of college/university students working to design solutions for a sustainable future. P3 offers students hands-on experience that brings their classroom learning to life, while also allowing them to create tangible changes in their communities. Learn more & attend info webinar on Sept. 15
Narragansett Bay Estuary Program: Vision 2032
Thursday, Sept. 26

Every ten years, the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program brings together folks across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut to refresh a plan for the region. The plan will comprise of 30-50 individual Action Plans that tackle different facets of our work on water, wildlife and habitat, quality of life. Learn more & attend planning meeting on Sept. 16
The News
Looking back at 2021 SURF
Last month, hundreds from our RI C-AIM community gathered to learn about the research experiences of our Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) during the RI SURF Conference. Check out the scenes from the day!
2021 SURF & RISD undergrad Natalie Paik (left).
Research technician position @Bryant
Recent B.S. graduates are encouraged to apply to work as a research technician under RI C-AIM investigator Dr. Christopher Reid (left) at Bryant University. This full-time position requires a background in biochemistry or chemical biology with some laboratory experience preferred. Learn More!
Public perceptions of water quality: a study
In their latest publication, RI C-AIM investigators Dr. Tracey Dalton, Dr. Katherine Lacasse and doctoral candidate Ken Hamel detail years of work on the public's perception of water quality and recreational use of Narragansett Bay, as well as implications for policymaking and management. Read more!
2018 SURFs Marcos Figueroa & Ana Nimaja (above), as well as 2019 SURFs Mikayla Dubis & Jessica Hiltz, contributed data to this publication as part of their summer research.
Don't Forget
NSF Deadlines: Be sure to consult upcoming funding/project due dates for faculty and students alike from the National Science Foundation through their web portal.
Grad Student & Post-Doc Assistance: If you are a graduate student working on RI C-AIM research, be sure to contact our liaison Sonia Refulio-Coronado for questions about programming and opportunities.
C-AIM Newsletter Archive: Looking for info from a past C-AIM newsletter? Check out our archived newsletter page!