Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves December 14, 2012

Funding Opportunities

NSF: Ethics Education in Science and Engineering. The OSU Research Office is requesting letters of intent for the EESE program. EESE funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education for grad students with priority consideration given to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts. Due to the Research Office: 1/14/13. Submit electronically to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. NSF program description: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11514/nsf11514.htm

OSU: Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts. The OSU Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking research project proposals from OSU faculty willing to serve as mentors for relatively inexperienced undergraduate researchers. URSA-ENGAGE will provide stipends up to $1,000 for one term or $1,500 for two terms. Due 1/18/13. http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/. Contact: Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu. Deadline for Faculty Research Project Proposal Application: January 18, 2013.

 

NSF: Petrology and Geochemistry. Supports basic research that address the formation and evolution of our planet using petrological and geochemical characteristics of Earth materials in the crust, mantle, and core. Proposals generally address the petrology and high-temperature geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks, mineral physics, economic geology, and volcanology. Proposals that bridge disciplinary boundaries or include development of analytical tools are also encouraged. Due: 1/6/13, 7/6/13, 1/6/14. http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13683&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

Funding Alerts Through 'Grant Forward', The OSU Research Office now subscribes to Grant Forward (http://www.grantforward.com/index) for faculty/students to search for grant opportunities. You can log in and set a funding alert as well as how you receive the alert (e.g., weekly digest). If you were a former IRIS user, you can use your IRIS login name, reset the password, and then go to Saved Searches to retrieve and reactivate your former IRIS searches.


Job Opportunities

Professor of Oceanography and Department Chair-The College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) invites applications for the Chair of the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (PENS) from individuals with an outstanding record in research and teaching in Oceanography. The department chair will provide direction, advocacy, oversight, and management to one of the most diverse and productive academic units on campus. Specifically, the chair will play a vital role in ensuring the success of a MS and PhD program in Coastal and Marine System Science, as well as the continued success of existing BS and MS programs within the department. PENS has 17 full time tenured or tenure-track faculty, 5 teaching staff/or instructors and over 300 science majors (including undergraduate and graduate students).  PENS offers BS degrees in Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Geology; an MS in Environmental Science; and a PhD in Coastal Marine System Science. Several new degree programs are being proposed including a Physics BS, Atmospheric Sciences BS, Chemistry MS, Coastal and Marine System Science MS, and Meteorology MS. Applicants must have a PhD in Oceanography or related field and an academic record of achievement in scholarship appropriate for appointment with tenure at the rank of Professor (with a minimum of seven years' experience in the professoriate at any rank). The incumbent will be expected to maintain an active externally funded research program and mentor graduate and undergraduate students and junior faculty in the department. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong research record in geological, physical or chemical oceanography. Candidates must also demonstrate administrative experience, ability to oversee curriculum development and innovation, and communicate clearly and lead collaboratively. TAMUCC (http://www.tamucc.edu) is uniquely positioned to become an emerging research institution with a focus on science, engineering and resource economics and policy, particularly as they apply to the Gulf of Mexico. A Hispanic-serving institution, we are located on the Gulf of Mexico with a modern campus overlooking Corpus Christi Bay. With more than 10,000 students, the university offers a wide array of academic programs with 18% of the students enrolled in graduate programs.  Please submit an online application and supporting documentation to: https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu.

A completed application file will consist of: 1) A letter of interest addressing the qualifications listed above, 2) A position statement describing leadership style, philosophy of teaching, research, and particularly administration, 3) A current curriculum vitae, 4) A list of three professional references including names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses. Search Committee Chair, Dr. Luis Cifuentes, can also be contacted for inquiries about the position at luis.cifuentes@tamucc.edu or at (361) 825-2577. Review of applications will begin on 15 January 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The desired start date for this position is 1 September 2013.  

Dr. Daniel W. Goldberg in the Department of Geography, at Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites applications for a Ph.D. Research Assistant position to begin in the fall of 2013. Qualified candidates should have a Master’s degree in Geography, Computer Science, or a related discipline and expertise in geographic information systems (GIS); desktop, server, web, and mobile programming; and CyberGIS and very large spatial and spatiotemporal databases. Research assistant activities will include the development and evaluation of algorithms; the implementation, testing, and support of prototype and enterprise systems; and spatiotemporal analysis and modeling. Tasks will include software development; spatiotemporal data management and analysis; and the presentation and publication of research results. Experience with modern programming languages (.Net, Python, R, C++, etc.), GIS software, and server–based systems is required.  Preference will be given to applicants with strong programming backgrounds and excellent communication skills. Graduate funding is available for three years for highly qualified candidates. This includes a stipend and 9 credit hours of tuition each semester. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Applicants must apply and be accepted to the graduate program in Geography at TAMU to be considered for this position (http://takethenextstep.tamu.edu/geography/you-see-the-world). Candidates should also submit (a) a cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements, outlines qualifications, and highlights research interests and skill sets; (b) a resume/CV; and (c) two letters of recommendation to Dr. Daniel W. Goldberg, Department of Geography, Mailstop TAMU 3147, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3147 (daniel.goldberg@tamu.edu). Texas A&M University is committed to employment equity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Dr. Michael P. Bishop in the Department of Geography, at Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites applications for a Ph.D. Research Assistant position to begin in the fall of 2013. Qualified candidates should have a Master’s degree in an Earth science related discipline and expertise in remote sensing, geographic information systems, and computer programming. Research assistant activities will include spatial analysis and modeling, geomorphometry and landform mapping, and alpine glacier assessment and mapping. This includes software development, data analysis, and presentation and publication of research results. Experience with C++ and remote sensing/GIS software is required.  Preference will be given to applicants with computer programming and excellent communication skills. Graduate funding is available for three years for highly qualified candidates. This includes a stipend and 9 credit hours of tuition each semester. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Applicants must apply and be accepted to the graduate program in Geography at TAMU to be considered for this position (http://takethenextstep.tamu.edu/geography/you-see-the-world). Candidates should also submit an application letter highlighting research interests and skill sets, resume, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Michael P. Bishop, Department of Geography, Mailstop TAMU 3147, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3147 (Michael.Bishop@tamu.edu). Texas A&M University is committed to employment equity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


2013 UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruise Opportunity

New to planning oceanographic field work?  Wondering how to request research vessel time, or to request a submersible or ROV?  Needing samples or wire-time to initiate a research project?  If so, take part in the 2013 UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruise! This cruise and a pre-cruise information short course will instruct early career marine scientists including PhD students on how to effectively plan for, acquire, utilize and report on time at sea for multi-disciplinary research and education. The full program will take place from October 13-22, 2013, beginning and ending at the University of Rhode Island Marine Operation Facilities in Narragansett, RI, and will include a 7-day cruise on the R/V Endeavor to at sea locations in the Middle Atlantic Bight. Small stipends are provided for participant travel costs (from within the U.S.only), research supplies and shipping. However, space is limited. To apply you must be an employee or student at a U.S. institution or a U.S. citizen working abroad. To be considered applications must be received by March 15, 2013. Please visit http: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RK7XPHG .


CEOAS Faculty Open Access Articles Top 2000

CEOAS faculty have 2,097 research articles on OSU’s ScholarsArchives, with over 41,000 downloads from January through October. (A ‘download’ does not mean an article is necessarily read nor saved remotely; it means that someone has accessed and displayed an article.) Every month, the OSU Library searches Web of Science for new articles by CEOAS faculty and deposits these automatically, as publishers allow. If a federal employee is one of the authors on your article, that article is eligible for archiving, even if publisher guidelines do not otherwise allow it.


Funding Alerts Through 'Grant Forward'

The OSU Research Office now subscribes to Grant Forward for faculty/students to search for grant opportunities. You can log in and set a funding alert as well as how you receive the alert (e.g., weekly digest). If you were a former IRIS user, you can use your IRIS login name, reset the password, and then go to Saved Searches to retrieve and reactivate your former IRIS searches.


Summer REU Program – Call for Faculty Interest and Potential Project Descriptions

For the last six years CEOAS has matched 10-12 undergraduate researchers from all over the country with paid research internships funded by the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs. The internship provides a $550/week student stipend, travel to Corvallis from their home school, on-campus housing, as well as some limited funds for lab supplies and student travel to present at national or regional meetings (AGU, ASLO, GSA, etc).  Next summer’s program will run June 17-August 23.  While OSU students are welcome to apply, the objectives of the NSF program are to provide access to research opportunities for students at liberal arts colleges where such opportunities may not available, and increase participation of under-represented demographic groups in the Earth Sciences. The summer REU program is funded by OCE, and so the emphasis is on marine sciences, but we have had students work in any field represented within the college from active tectonics of the northern Walker Lane to physics of marine stratus clouds and everything in between.

If you are interested in mentoring an undergraduate researcher next summer, please contact Kaplan Yalcin (yalcink@geo.oregonstate) by Monday, December 17 and provide a brief statement of research interests, possible project descriptions, and perhaps a sentence or two about the type of background/skills you are looking for in an undergraduate researcher for us to feature on the program website. This gives students something specific to apply to which is very helpful in routing the ~300 applications we get each year to prospective faculty mentors. While providing possible project descriptions to post on our websites does not commit you to accepting a student, we will expect that you will review applications in late February or early March if you are listed as a possible undergraduate research mentor on the summer REU program website. 

The following faculty are currently featured on the summer REU website: Batchelder, Ciannelli, Colwell, Goni, Graham, Holman, Kent, Koppers, Kurapov, Lerczak, Letelier, Schultz, Schmittner, Shearman, Shell, Stoner, de Szoeke, Tepley, Thomas, Twohy, Waldbusser, and Wheatcroft. Please review your current research descriptions and send updates. If you are not interested in mentoring an REU student next summer, that’s helpful to know as well. 


CEOAS All Faculty, Staff & Student Holiday Cheer- 12/21

Happy Holidays to All! Please join us in the Wecoma Room on Friday the 21st for a little seasonal cheer. Cider will be brewing but please bring a treat to share. Cookies, veggies, chips & dip, candy…we love it all! Drop in any time between 3 and 5pm to ring in the holidays with us.


IDES (Increasing Diversity in Earth Sciences) Program is accepting applications from undergraduates

The Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences Program (IDES) is an Oregon-focused mentoring program providing students from diverse academic and personal backgrounds the opportunity to be involved in and explore the Earth Sciences, a field that is so broad it includes students from any major. Students with interests in engineering, law, social science, education, math and community can all find a home in the IDES program. IDES is a two-year program for Juniors and promising Sophomores, in which students are funded while attending summer training in basic Geographic Information Systems, Image Processing and developing projects of interest. Over the remainder of the summer and over the course of the 2-years, students work with mentors on their project/internship. All mentored projects and internships will include a stipend. Those wanting to know more should visit: IDES Website: http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/about Instructions for applying are available at: http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/howtoapply Who are the students in the IDES Program? Visit: http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/node/65 and http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/node/64. For additional information contact Lynette at desilval@geo.oregonstate.edu.


State of the University Address 2013

Join Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray as he provides a compelling update on the university’s significant worldwide accomplishments in the past year. He will also look forward, highlighting how the university’s mission of excellence, innovation and impact will serve Oregon, the nation and the world in 2013.
Jan. 31, 2013 - 11:30 a.m.
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
Tickets are $25 per person and include lunch.
Table sponsorships are available for $500 and include seating for eight, recognition on the website, program and at the event. Register here.


Holiday Closures reminder

University Closure Monday, December 24, 2012 Unclassified Employees Only
Christmas Eve Day Monday, December 24, 2012 Classified Employees Only
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25, 2012 All
 
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 21, 2013 All

The University will be closed on Monday, December 24, 2012, as classes are not in session and there is an overall reduced workload for departments and units. All offices and university operations are to be closed statewide on December 24, 2012. Employees are not to report to work unless they have been notified by their supervisor to do so because they are on duty to perform essential services and functions. Essential services and functions are those that are critical and necessary for maintaining safe and secure university operations. While December 24, 2012, is an observed holiday for classified employees, it is not a holiday for unclassified employees. Unclassified employees are expected to use vacation leave, compensatory time accrual, or the additional day of paid leave if granted by the Governor to cover the absence. Questions about the holiday schedule and University closure on December 24, 2012, may be directed to the Office of Human Resources. All other closure dates can be found here.


R/V Oceanus

Dec 19, 2012 to Jan 09, 2013 (Transit Newport, OR to Apra Harbor, Guam)

Jan 12-28        Wiens

Feb 1-19         Hodgkiss & Bibee

Feb 21 - Mar 11 (Transit Taiwan to Alaska)

Mar 12-13       (Transit Dutch Harbor, AK to Cordova, AK)

Mar 14-23       Wang

Mar 25- Apr 01  Jessup  (includes Transit Cordova, AK to Newport, OR)

Apr 08-20       Smith

For the rest of the cruises (see attached 2013 schedule)


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam


Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Now that's innovation...a crew from Oregon State is doing some extraordinary climate research (and fine dining) at the bottom of the world - Antarctica. And they're blogging about it. Check out their journey so far --> http://goo.gl/rP52o


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