May 2021

Supporting Student Success
A recent survey showed two-thirds of employers look for graduates with relevant work experience when hiring. Hands-on learning experiences offered right here at the WET Center helps to fill the gaps as students prepare for success upon graduation!

With your generous donation, we hope to give 10 students the chance for 3 - 6 months of paid, real-working experience in solving real problems, for real companies - kick-starting their careers right here in the Central Valley.

We have reached our $5,000 goal! To donate and support even more hands-on learning opportunities for students, please click here!
WET Center Graduating Interns
The WET Center team is proud to employ a team of hardworking and dedicated student assistants. We would like to take a moment to acknowledge our students' hard work and academic prowess.

Juliann Angel (left) is graduating from the College of Arts and Humanities with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Creative Writing. She plans to go into the publishing industry!

Andre Aguilar (right) is graduating from the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology with a major in Ag Business. He plans to work in Fresno toward a career in ag sales.

Congratulations to our graduates!

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Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase II
 May 3, 2021

Research for Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide
Deadline: May 18

Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program
Deadline: May 24

EERE Bioenergy Technologies Scale-Up and Conversion
Deadline: June 21

Strategic Economic and Community Development Funding
Deadline: June 30

Check out the California State Grants Portal for
more funding opportunities!

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Irrigation Innovation Consortium Awards Seven Grants, including Dr. Charles Hillyer, Director of the Center For Irrigation Technology (CIT)

EDA Hits $1B Milestone for CARES Act Awards

Our hub, Chicostart, won an EDA SPRINT award!

AgMission Welcomes PepsiCo as First Partner

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*Events subject to cancellation/rescheduling as professional recommendations regarding COVID-19 emerge

Irrigation Summit | April 27
The Almond Board of California is hosting a FREE Irrigation Summit focused towards irrigation designers and irrigation industry members. During this half day virtual event, we will share ideas on what the almond orchard of the future may look like, how irrigation designs are done in other growing regions of the globe and share new technologies that could have impacts on how systems are designed.

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay | May 7
The Institute for Innovation and Economic Development is pleased to announce Startup Challenge Monterey Bay’s first-ever 100% VIRTUAL Finale, free and open to the public  on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 2-6 PM. Discover new startups at this online Venture Showcase, watch the Otter Tank pitch competition, and stick around to meet the winners of the Venture, Social Venture, Main Street, and Student divisions! 
It’s been a long year for everyone, with new business owners facing unique challenges — all the more reason to support local startups in their quest for innovation and development! 

Classifieds - New

Project Technician | Takachar Limited

Nitricity Careers
- Plasma Engineer
- Field Technician 
- R & D Technician

Check out CalAgJobs for 
job postings!

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Want to check out our specially
curated 'Work From Home'
 playlist on Spotify? Listen here!

Hubs - New

Bakersfield | Chico | Fresno | Humboldt | Monterey Bay | Sacramento | Truckee

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We are hosting a crowdfunding campaign! You can donate to help our students here.
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Valley Ventures Alumni, Upcycle & Co. featured in 'Fresh Brewed Tech' podcast!

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