Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves June 15, 2012

Student Seminars & Defense

Fri., 15 June, 9 A.M., Burt 193. Heather Lavalleur, graduate student in the Dept. of Microbiology, will present her M.S. Defense: “Microbiology of Basalts Targeted for Deep Geological Sequestration of Carbon: Field Observations and Laboratory Experiments.”

Fri., 15 June, 11 A.M., 203 Wilkinson. Jared Desrochers, graduate student in Geography, will defend his research proposal as a requirement toward his PhD: “Storms, Snowpack, and Climate Change: The Nexus for Periglacial Debris Flows.”

Fri., 15 June, 1 P.M., 203 Wilkinson. Kelly Gleason, graduate student in Geography, will defend her research proposal as a requirement toward her PhD: “Impacts of Forest Fire on Snow Accumulation and Melt.”

OSU Proposal Submission Process Changes, July 1

As CEOAS researchers know, the proposal submission process is changing, as of July 1, 2012. All proposals will be submitted through Cayuse, OSU's electronic submission system. A summary of the changes is on the blog of Rick Spinrad, VP of Research.

Funding Opportunities

NSF: Strategic Technology for CyberInfrastructure (STCI). STCI supports activities based on experimental/innovative hardware or software systems or other unique cyberinfrastructure activities that enable leading edge scientific and engineering research and education. NSF’s recent Dear Colleague Letter asks for proposals addressing cloud services and related issues for researchers. 

Additional info at: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503475

NASA (ROSES) - Land-Cover/Land Use Change (LCLUC). LCLUC will only support proposals with a strong remote sensing component. The use of observations and data products from Earth-observing satellites, especially those of NASA, is a requirement. The use of commercial satellites with fine spatial resolution is encouraged. This solicitation focuses on two themes: 1) Global mapping of industrial forests from Landsat observations and 2) Synthesis of LCLUC studies in Eurasia. Proposals studying non-U.S. regions should identify an explicit collaboration with one or more regional partners. Due 11/30/2012, 06/03/2013

Congratulations, Allison Danner

Allison Danner, second year M.S. graduate student in Water Resources Engineering, has received a scholarship from the United States Society on Dams (USSD). Allison was one of three finalists invited to attend the 2012 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference in New Orleans in April, where she presented a poster “Will we need to change the rules? Assessing the implications for climate change on dam operations in Oregon’s McKenzie River Basin.” Her advisor is Gordon Grant.

CEOAS Graduation Reception

On Sunday, 17 June from 10 A.M. to Noon CEOAS will have a Graduation Reception for its first ever graduates of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. All graduates in Geography, Geology, Earth Science, Environmental Sciences, CEOAS graduate programs and their families are welcome to attend, along with faculty and staff. The Reception will be held in the large courtyard west of Burt Hall. Please stop by for refreshments and an opportunity to visit with our graduates, their families, faculty and staff.


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