Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves December 21, 2012

Funding Opportunities

NSF: Earth-Life Transitions. The goals of this revised funding opportunity within Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology are 1) to develop the synergistic activities and capabilities of multi-disciplinary scientists to address critical questions about Earth-Life interactions in deep time and 2) to enable team-based interdisciplinary projects to understand the major linked events of environmental, climate and biotic change at a mechanistic level. These projects may involve stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleontology, calibration and application studies, geochronology, and climate modeling at appropriately resolved scales of time and space. NSF anticipates funding a total of 4 ELT awards at approximately $1,000,000 - $1,500,000 and an additional 6 awards no larger than $500,000. Track 2 of the SGP solicitation 12-608. Due 2/22/13. http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13691.

NSF: Geomechanics and Geomaterials. The GEOMM program supports fundamental research on the mechanical and engineering properties of geologic materials including natural, mechanically stabilized, and biologically or chemically modified soil and rock. The program also addresses hydraulic, biological, chemical and thermal processes that affect the behavior of geologic materials. Research at the micro-scale on soil-structure interaction and liquefaction are included in the scope of this program. Support is provided for theoretical studies, constitutive and numerical modeling, laboratory, centrifuge, and field testing. Due 2/15/13, 10/1/13.http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13350

NSF: Clarification of proposal submission for Cascadia Iniative http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13023/nsf13023.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

UPCOMING GRANT LIST (FEBRUARY 2013)

NSF: Research Coordination Networks (RCN) 2/4/13

NSF: Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) 2/5/13

NSF: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordinate 2/15/13

NSF: Marine Geology and Geophysics 2/15/13

NSF: Ocean Drilling 2/15/13, 8/15/13

NSF: Biological Oceanography 2/15/13

NSF: Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events (IMEE) 2/15/13, 10/1/13

NSF: Hazard Mitigation and Structural Engineering (HMSE)

NSF: Physical Oceanography  2/15/13, 8/15/13

NSF: Chemical Oceanography 2/15/13

NSF: Geomechanics and Geomaterials (GGS) 2/15/13

NSF: Geomechanics and Geomaterials 2/15/13

NSF: Fluid Dynamics 2/19/13

NOAA: FY 2013 Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration 2/19/13

NSF:  Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office for Division

of Earth Sciences (CSDCO) 2/22/13 (one per organization)


Job Opportunities

ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system.  Scientific programs focus of materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. To discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers great research opportunities visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSCdUJ8cavw

Visiting FacultyFull-time faculty member in physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), math, engineering, environmental sciences, materials sciences, or computer or computational sciences at an accredited U.S. institution historically underrepresented in the U.S. research community         - January 10, http://science.energy.gov/wdts/vfp/. Julie Malicoat - Julie.Malicoat@orau.org

Higher Education Research Experience Faculty- Full-time faculty member in STEM field at an accredited U.S. institution. Suggested deadline for summer appointment is February. http://www.orau.org/ornl/faculty/default.htm#here. Cheryl Terry - Cheryl.Terry@orau.org

HBCU/MEI Faculty -Full-time faculty member at institutions of higher learning that are designated by the federal government as HBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, or Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions . January 10. http://www.orau.org/ornl/faculty/hbcu-mei-summer-program.htm. Julie Malicoat - Julie.Malicoat@orau.org


Internship Opportunity

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is looking for two Education Interns for the summer of 2013. Start and end dates are negotiable. This is a great opportunity for those interested in environmental education or a career in education at an aquarium or zoo. For questions contact: Robyn Anderson, Education Specialist, Oregon Coast Aquarium- 541.867.3474 x 5222 www.aquarium.org | oceanscape.aquarium.org


OSU/Hertz Relationship terminated

Due to limited use and unresolved fraudulent use of OSU’s account with The Hertz Corporation (“Hertz”) by third parties, OSU has terminated its relationship with Hertz. Therefore, starting immediately: The link to the Hertz contract has been removed from the “Buy Orange” page on the PaCS website. OSU’s direct bill applicant number has been closed and the use of direct billing to OSU indexes for Hertz rentals is no longer allowed. OSU’s Hertz billing account is confirmed as closed. OSU’s travel service providers have been notified of this change and they have acknowledged this requested change by OSU. A customer can still rent a Hertz vehicle, but will now need to pay with their personal card and be reimbursed. If you have any questions regarding the above, don’t hesitate to contact me at donna.cain2@oregonstate.edu.


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.


Holiday Schedule Reminder - OSU CLOSED 12/24/12

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

TBD, more soon.


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam


Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Sunset in Boulder, CO. Happy Holidays, Mayan Apocalypse, and solstice to all! (photo by Dudley Chelton).


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