Ice Core Gases

Julia Rosen, PhD student with Ed Brook, describes her paleoclimate work with gases trapped within ice cores in Terra magazine.

2013 Salmon Bowl

The College hosted 15 regional high-school teams in a marine sciences bowl as part of a national competition.

Geo 295 Field Camp

Senior Amanda Enbysk talks about her experience in 'baby field camp' in the Terra article, Ground Lines.

Ecampus Graduates

Profiles of several 2012 Ecampus graduates in Environmental Sciences:









Revitalizing U.S. Research Fleet

The National Science Foundation named OSU as lead institution on a project to design and coordinate construction

Deep Earth

Adam Schultz uses magnetotelluric and electromagnetic sensing devices to visualize what is happening deep in the Earth. See cover story of the Oregon Stater (pdf).


Bernhard Jenny, of the GeoVisualization Group just published 'Adaptive Composite Map Projections'.

Forms from the Sea

Angelique White's microscopy of phytoplankton served as inspiration for a unique art exhibit and oceanographic outreach.

Importance of Prey Density

Kelly Benoit-Bird is lead author on a new study of predator-prey relationships in the Bering Sea. Researchers found that it isn't the total number of individuals that predators care about - it's how densely they are aggregated.


Dear Alumni and Friends,

Welcome! If you are an Oregon State University alum in Geology, Geography, Environmental Sciences (undergrad), Marine Resource Management, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, or Atmospheric Sciences, we are your academic home.

Our new College was formed at the end of 2011, with the merger of the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Geosciences.

Alumni Reunion and da Vinci Days

You are invited to our annual Alumni Reunion on July 19, at the start of family-friendly da Vinci Days weekend. We will have talks and open labs as well as a gathering from 2-5 pm in the CEOAS Administration Building for you to connect with friends from the past and make some new acquaintances. CEOAS faculty and students will once again host great hands-on science activities at da Vinci Days.

Updates about the Open House will be posted on the CEOAS Alumni Page, as they occur.

Info on da Vinci Days and planning your trip to Corvallis.

We are also planning College events at GSA Annual Meeting (Oct 27-30) and AGU Fall Meeting (Dec 9-13 ).

Alumni News

Margaret Leinen was elected President of the Board of Directors of the American Geophysical Union (MS, Geological Oceanography, 1975).

Oregon Public Broadcasting aired 'Night with Warren Washington,' a look at the life and career of one of the nation's leading atmospheric scientists (BS, Physics, 1958; MS, Meteorology, 1960).

Tracy Vallier was cited in the U.S. House of Representatives for his lifelong commitment to the geology of Hells Canyon (PhD, Geology and Oceanography, 1967)

Ellen Morris Bishop was honored by the OSU Alumni Association for her work as scientist, teacher, public educator, and journalist (PhD, Geology).

New buildings of the Institute of Oceanographic Investigations at Autonomous University of Baja California were dedicated to the memory of Dr. Katuso Nishikawa-Kinomura, (PhD, Marine Chemistry, 1978).

Alumni Field Trip

Sixteen CEOAS alumni and friends joined in a five-day field trip that followed the route of the Ice-Age Missoula floods from their source in Montana to near their final destination in Portland.

We plan to send out this e-newsletter to our list of alumni and friends three times a year and to send a print newsletter once a year. Please feel free to forward it to others who are not on our mailing list.

It is our intention that this newsletter go to those who wish to receive it. If you would like to sign up for a subscription or if you are on our list but would like to unsubscribe, please let me know.


Mark Abbott, Dean
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

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