Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves July 13, 2012


Wednesday, July 18, 10:00 am, Burt 193. Provost Initiative Climate Modeler Candidate, Justin Wettstein, National Center for Atmospheric Research: "Modeling Arctic climate change and links to large-scale climate dynamics".

Thursday, July 19, 4 pm, Burt 193. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar Series. Andreas Schmittner, CEOAS: "Climate Modeling".

DaVinci Days events/ Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help out with the CEOAS display at Da Vinci Days this year (July 21 and 22, 2012).  In exchange for a 4 hour shift (i.e., one morning or afternoon) you will receive a free Da Vinci Days pass.  This year we will have interactive displays such as "Taste the Ocean", "Extract Strawberry DNA" and "Guess what mud made of" and hopefully the ever popular volcano. The Marine Technology Society will also be joining us with their “Make your own ROV” which was a hit last year with kids both big and small.

There is also room for more displays particularly from groups not yet represented (e.g., atmospheric sciences, MRM). For more info on volunteering or displays please contact Jennifer McKay: 541-737-4054, mckay@coas.oregonstate.edu

The Art of Plankton: Based on Angel White's Photographs

For this year’s daVinci Days, artists were directed to Angel White’s photographs of phytoplankton from which to draw their inspiration. An exhibit of the plankton-inspired art will be displayed at the Art Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis, from July 18 to August 28. An artists' reception will be held Thursday, July 19, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Angel will participate in a brown bag talk on Saturday July 21 during daVinci Days.

Link for "photographs of phytoplankton"

Link for "exhibit"

Congrats to our OSU Faculty Senate Award Winners!

It's with great pleasure that we announce 3 of our CEOAS faculty and staff have been awarded OSU Faculty Senate Awards this year. And the winners are *drum roll*:

Kelly Benoit-Bird received the OSU Promising Scholar Award

Chuck Sears received the OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award

Ann Morey received the OSU Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award

Many congrats to you all on this well-deserved recognition!

Fellowship Opportunity

Announcing the availability of the Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy Fellowship. For more information please visit: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/education/fellowships  

Current opportunities: Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy Fellowship - Deadline:  August 6, 2012

Coming soon:Oregon Legislative Fellowship - Deadline: fall 2012

Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences (IDES) Program - 2012 Summer Symposium

It is with great pleasure that Shan de Silva and Bob Duncan invite you to attend the Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences (IDES) Program - 2012 Summer Symposium to be held on July 20, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., in Oregon State University’s Burt Hall, Room 193.

You may recall that the mission of the IDES Program is to increase the number of students from under-represented groups who pursue careers in earth science research and education, and that it is designed to strengthen the understanding of earth sciences and its relevance to society among broad and diverse segments of the population. As part of this mission through the IDES Summer Symposium, we hope to provide students that have just completed a year or two in the program, with the opportunity to present their research projects.  We are anticipating brief PowerPoint presentations by the students, and a poster session highlighting their ongoing research. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet our interns and mentors, and get a brief update on how the program is progressing.

Refreshments will be provided, so please RSVP to Lynette de Silva at desilval@geo.oregonstate.edu, by July 16 at 5 p.m., if you plan to attend as well as for a full schedule of events.

Baby News!

Cohen Wyatt has arrived to proud mama Meaghan Deitz and her husband, Jarred. Cohen arrived at 10:20PM July 11. 7lbs 14oz 19.5inches. Mother and baby are doing fine! Please come by Jane's office (CEOAS Admin 203)  to sign a card for Meaghan if you have a moment (by end of day Monday 7/16).


17 Jul-23 Jul, Newport/Newport, Feely, R
26 Jul-10 Aug, Newport/Newport, Benoit-Bird, K
13 Aug-28 Aug, Newport/Newport, Toomey, D
30 Aug-07 Sep, Newport/Newport, Toomey, D
09 Sep-22 Sep, Newport/Newport, Toomey, D

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