Making Waves - July 22, 2016


Defense

Friday, July 29, 2016. 10 - 11:00 AM, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Libby Morrison (M.S., Geography). "Post-aggregate aggregation: A geographic evaluation of enhancement reclamation at aggregate mines in the western United States"

 

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Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science

This year’s Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science recognises exceptional mentors from the US West Coast states - Washington, Oregon and California – and nominations are now open. Two prizes of $10,000 will be awarded, one for a mid-career mentor and one for life-time achievement in mentoring. Information about eligibility and nominations is available here, and you can find further information here and here.


2016 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and the 2016 Enrico Fermi Awards

The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award is bestowed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy to mid-career scientists and engineers in recognition of exceptional scientific, technical, and/or engineering achievements related to the broad missions of the U.S. Department of Energy and its programs.

The Lawrence Award's webpage http://science.energy.gov/lawrence describes the nomination guidelines and process. All nominations are made via an electronic submission process at https://apps.orau.gov/Award/Lawrence     

The Enrico Fermi Award is a Presidential award and one of the longest running and most prestigious science and technology awards given by the US Government. The award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements that are particularly distinguished and demonstrate scientific, technical, management, or policy leadership that are related to all basic and applied research, science, and technology supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and its programs.

The Fermi Award's webpage http://science.energy.gov/fermi fully describes the nomination guidelines and award processes. All nominations are made via and electronic submission process at https://apps.orau.gov/Award/Fermi  


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam


Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Kuuipo Walsh (MS, MRM 2002), Ali Malekghasemi (PhD, Geography), Tyler Harris (MS, Geography-not pictured), and Misty Ruppert (BS, Earth Sciences, Geography-not pictured) volunteered at da Vinci Days 2016 as part of the CEOAS section of Discover OSU. They displayed a 3D printout of Mount Hood based on SRTM digital elevation data, demonstrated "Make a topographic map of Mount Hood," a NASA SpacePlace Activity, previewed an augmented reality sandbox, ran an inflatable globe play area, and answered "Ask a Geographer" questions from festival goers!


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