Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves March 30, 2012


Tue., 3 April, Noon, Burt 193. Geology & Geophysics Seminar. Chuang Xuan, CEOAS: "IODP Expedition 339 (Mediterranean Outflow): Opportunities for Understanding Centennial-Scale Geomagnetic Variability and Environmental Change."

Tue., 3 April, 3 p.m., Burt 193. Physics of Oceans & Atmosphere Seminar. J. Tom Farrar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: "Sea-Level Variability in the Tropical Pacific: From Inertia-Gravity Waves to Rossby Waves."

Thur., 5 April, Noon, Burt 193. Ocean Ecology & Ocean Biogeochemistry Seminar. Peter Gaube, CEOAS: "The Influence of Mesoscale Ocean Eddies on Phytoplankton Growth Rate and Biomass."

Thur., 5 April, 4 p.m., Gilfillan Auditorium. Geology Colloquium. Karen Shell, CEOAS: "Quantifying Feedbacks in Climate Models: Why Do Models Project Different Future Climates, and Which is Right."

Thur., 5 April, 3:30 p.m., Richardson 107. Watershed Moments: People, Forests & Water – Starker Lecture Series. George Brown, Dean Emeritus, College of Forestry, OSU, and George Ice, Fellow, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement: "Forest Watershed Research: Management under the Microscope."

Funding Opportunity

NSF: Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics (FESD). The goals of FESD are to: (1) foster an understanding of the interplay among and within the various sub-systems of the Earth; (2) catalyze research in areas poised for a major advance; (3) improve data resolution and modeling capabilities; and (4) improve knowledge of the resilience of the Earth and its subsystems. Due 7/12/12 (Preliminary proposal); 3/4/13 (full proposal).

2012 Sea Grant Summer Scholars Undergraduate Program

Oregon Sea Grant is now accepting applications until 4/17/12 for the 2012 Summer Scholars Program for Undergraduates. The program seeks undergrads who would like to get an inside look at marine science and resource management careers by spending the summer working on a marine science project for a state or local agency. For more information, see Sea Grant Scholars.

NOAA/MPOWIR Internship

NOAA, in partnership with MPOWIR (Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention), is pleased to announce a unique internship opportunity for the summer of 2012. Two junior scientists will be chosen for internships at AOML (Miami, FL), GFDL (Princeton, NJ) or PMEL (Seattle, WA). Interns will be integrated into an ongoing research program for a period of 8 to 10 weeks while working on a project of mutual interest with a NOAA scientist. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must be female scientists currently enrolled in a graduate program at a U.S. institution and self-identify as a physical oceanographer. Funds are available for lodging and travel. For more information and to apply, please see NOAA Internship. Deadline: April 20, 2012.

Also, MPOWIR is currently soliciting applications for the NASA Speaker Series. Explore career opportunities at NASA, tour the Jet Propulsion Laboratory or Goddard Space Flight Center, and present your research to NASA scientists. To apply, visit: NASA Speaker Series.

Thesis Poster Fair

The University Honors College will be holding its annual Thesis Poster Fair on Fri., 25 May from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Valley Library Rotunda. This event celebrates the research accomplishments of Honors seniors, who create poster displays of their senior thesis projects and are, when available, on hand to speak about their work with visitors. It is a terrific showcase for the kind of work being done by some of the university’s most outstanding undergraduates, and it is the UHC's largest annual event. All members of the OSU community are invited to stop by. This is a drop in and out/browsing event, not a set program. It is an excellent opportunity to see the range and quality of undergraduate research at Oregon State.

Wecoma Room

During the memorable Wecoma Retirement ceremony last Friday (what a beautiful day – thanks to all who participated!), Mark Abbott was presented with one of the signboards from the R/V WECOMA. This signboard has now been mounted above the glass doors leading into the CEOAS Admin Seminar Room. This room has been officially renamed the "Wecoma Room"! What an appropriate way to honor and remember the hardworking ship and all the crew that served our College for 36 years, 1975-2011. If you would like to see photos from the Ceremony last Friday, courtesy of Pat Kight in Oregon Sea Grant, see her Flickr collection.

Free Parking

Parking will be free in Student/Visitor lots only (green signs) from 26 March to 6 April 2012.

Julie Cope Is Retiring

Julie Cope is retiring 3/30/12 after more than 30 years of service at OSU. For the past 2 years she has served as the go-to person at the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, following 1½ years at the Office of Sponsored Programs. Before that she served for 6 years as assistant director for an NSF IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) housed in COAS on the theme of Earth's subsurface biosphere. Julie also served for 20 years in various capacities for the English Language Institute. Please join us at a reception for Julie in the CEOAS Admin Building lounge, 1:30-3 p.m., Friday, April 6.

R/V Oceanus

27 Mar. - 31 Mar., Newport, Levine, OSU/CMOP-Renewal
16 Apr. - 18 Apr., Newport, McManus, OSU/Nd in Sediments
18 Apr. - 26 Apr., Newport, Reimers, OSU/Shelf EC Fluxes

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