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Jack Smith

WVU Institute of Water Security and Science (IWSS) Spring Symposium

Tuesday, February 28, 2016 (12:00pm – 7:00pm) at WVU

The IWSS Spring Symposium, which will offer networking opportunities between the water community as well as with representatives from industry, federal and state agencies, partner institutions, the private sector, and others. Focus of the symposium will include West Virginia water resources history, present conditions, and current and future needs. We anticipate an information packed networking opportunity that will enrich attendees’ programs and initiatives, and facilitate broad multi-disciplinary collaborations.

Lunch will be provided. Registration and additional information about the symposium will be forthcoming. We encourage faculty to share this information with students that may wish to present posters.

Attendees (including graduate and undergraduate students) are invited to submit a proposal for the symposium’s poster session. To apply, please complete the application (IWSS_PosterPresentationApp.pdf) and return to Laura Tinney ( by Monday, December 12. Applications will be reviewed and notifications of acceptance will be made by January 10, 2017.

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WV Higher Education Technology Conference (WVHETC)

Presenting a session with Justin Chapman

Title: "Using HUBzero as a Collaboration Portal"

Abstract:  HUBzero is "a powerful, open source software platform for creating dynamic web sites that support scientific research and educational activities." This presentation will cover the basic features from the perspective of the Site User, CMS Manager, Web Developer, Tool Developer and the Site Administrator. It will then walk through a live demonstration of Aquavit, a collaboration portal being developed to support scientific research and educational activities of the Appalachian Freshwater Initiative (AFI), an NSF-funded project to monitor, model and protect the future quality of freshwater systems in West Virginia.

When:  Monday, September 26, 2016, 2:25-3:10

Where:  Waterfront Place Hotel, Wharf B (Morgantown, WV)

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