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A newsletter of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University | Spring 2015 Issue

Three deans

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Elements, your connection to the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State. Here, you can keep in touch with your cohort, read about our pioneering students and stay abreast of our research in geology, land-change science, coastal hazards and more. This issue showcases undergraduates in the new Ocean Science Option and their field work on the R/V Oceanus. This valuable ship time was supported by funds from the state of Oregon for exactly this purpose — to get students out to sea and teach them basic research on topics of interest to Oregon. Adonara Mucek's work on volcanic resurgence in Indonesia also underscores our global research footprint. Finally, we hope you enjoy the video on Melissa Frey, an atmospheric sciences alum who went on to be a T.V. meteorologist (though she never lost her Beaver spirit).

Stay tuned for the next newsletter in the fall, as well as our print version of Elements in the winter. Until then, keep in touch.

Mark Abbott

Jack Barth

Associate Dean for Research
Anita Grunder

Associate Dean for Academic Programs
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Adonara Mucek
Volcano Comeback
Indonesia's Lake Toba, one of the world's largest calderas, is the geologic handiwork of a volcanic eruption roughly 74,000 years ago. A resurgence of activity has caught the eye of Adonara Mucek.


students doing coring work
All Hands on Deck
Undergraduates in the new Ocean Science Option get an up-close view of field work on the college's research vessel, Oceanus.


Melissa Frey
A Forecast of Her Future
Melissa Frey combined her communications skills with a graduate degree in atmospheric sciences to become a meteorologist for KEZI 9 News.
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