Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 4, 2013


Tuesday, January 8th, 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series speaker: Ata Suanda (CEOAS),  "Observations of high-frequency internal waves on the central Oregon inner shelf".

Tuesday, January 8th, 4 PM, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar speaker: Shawn Rowe (CEOAS Marine Resource Management Program), "Free-Choice Learning as an Integral Part of Broader Impact and Outreach".

Thursday, January 10th, 4pm, Gilfillan Hall. G&G Seminar speaker: Tracy Vallier (USGS) "A Geologist's 50 Year Journey Though Hell's Canyon On Boots, Rafts, and Ships".

Funding Opportunities

NSF Earthcube: A Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences. The goal of EarthCube is to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge for all of the geosciences in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, accelerating our ability to understand and predict the Earth system. This umbrella announcement includes: two solicitations: 1) EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance, 2) EarthCube Research Coordination Networks Due: 3/26/13.

DOD: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program. The NGA mission is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security objectives. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. GEOINT consists of imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information. White paper due 4/30/13; proposals due 9/30/13.

NASA (ROSES): Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science. This program element solicits proposals that advance the goals and objectives of NASA’s Earth Science Division by conducting unique research to investigate 1) unforeseen or unpredictable Earth system events and opportunities that require rapid response, and 2) novel new ideas of potential high merit and relevance for ESD science that have not otherwise been solicited by NASA in the past three years. Due 6/3/13.

NSF: Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM). Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM). GEM is a broad-based, community-initiated research program on the physics of the Earth's magnetosphere and the coupling of the magnetosphere to the atmosphere and to the solar wind. The purpose of the GEM program is to support basic research into the dynamical and structural properties of geospace, leading to the construction of a global Geospace General Circulation Model (GGCM) with predictive capability. Due 10/15/13.

CEOAS Proofreading Service

If you want another set of eyes for a journal article or proposal document, contact Linda Lamb (llamb@coas.oregonstate.edu). We can usually turn around your request within the same day (usually within four hours for proposals). If you don’t use EndNote or other software and want references checked against a journal style, please provide the journal name. This is a free service.

CEOAS Day of Service/MLK Day - Monday, January 21st, 2013.

In an ongoing effort to foster a spirit of volunteerism in our college, SAC would like to encourage everyone to participate in the CEOAS Day of Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Three local organizations are prepared to host CEOAS volunteers on Monday, January 21st, 2013.
1. Chintimini Wildlife Center - CWC is looking for volunteers to help with painting outbuildings, cleaning cages, removing noxious weeds, planting native species, or shoveling gravel. CWC’s mission is to provide medical care for injured and orphaned native wildlife with the goal of returning them to their natural habitat, and to foster a connection between people and wildlife through education.

2. Children's Farm Home - This year we'll be helping the Children's Farm Home move into their newly renovated Old School. The Children's Farm Home offers assistance and stabilization for children and families dealing with an acute mental illness diagnosis, with residential treatment for 60+ children ages 5-18.

3. City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation - Quite fittingly, we'll be volunteering to help improve Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Work may include improvements to Walnut Barn (carpentry, staining) or trail maintenance, depending on the number of volunteers that sign up. With over 2,000 acres of parks and open spaces, the Corvallis Parks and Recreation staff are in need of volunteers to help maintain our exceptional parks!

Friends and family are welcome to join in. Hopefully we can surpass the record-breaking number of volunteers we had last year! Sign up sheets are located in the CEOAS Admin lobby and in 104 Wilkinson Hall. For more information, please contact Cathleen Vestfals: vestfals@coas.oregonstate.edu

Burt Fire Inspection Thursday 1/10

On Thursday we'll be having our annual fire inspection in Burt Hall. Please clear the halls of anything sitting outside your office or lab and make sure there are no extension cords being used in your spaces. Another common infraction is chemical containers without labels so please take some time and look through your labs before 1/10.

STEM disciplines- call to those teaching math

Corinne Manogue, Tevian Dray, Eric Weber, and Emily van Zee are submitting an NSF grant proposal to develop learning trajectories and curriculum materials that address how students learn to use derivatives, especially partial derivatives, in the ways that STEM professionals do.  As part of this project, we hope to involve, as local consultants, OSU faculty in a variety of STEM disciplines in order to find out how STEM experts themselves use derivatives.  We are particularly interested in including faculty who teach lots of mathematics as part of a STEM discipline. Minimum involvement would simply be agreeing to be interviewed a couple of times across the 3-year time period of the grant.  We are trying to work out an arrangement for a token stipend. We imagine that a group of us may also become a subgroup/affinity group of ESTEME: www.science.oregonstate.edu/ESTEME

and/or the new Center for Research in Lifelong STEM Learning:  http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/home which would involve a regular meeting, on the order of once per month, to talk about the use of mathematics in the STEM disciplines and how we can best teach it.

If you are interested and want to know more, we will be meeting 1/3/13 at 4 pm in Weniger 212 (the regular ESTEME time) and/or 1/8/13 at 3 pm in Weniger 495 (before the regular STEM Center meeting) or you can just contact us by email: corinne@physics.oregonstate.eduWe have a short timeline for the grant proposal (due 1/14) and would like to get letters of commitment from at least some interested participants.  But then there is a long latent period where we can get a more comprehensive group organized.

Housing Available

AVAILABLE: two one-bedroom apartments coming available this weekend (4/5)One is a ground floor with patio for $640 per month and the other is a 2nd floor for $635 per month.  Deposits are $400 refundable security and $100 carpet cleaning fee. Less than half a mile to OSU campus (2950 & 2960 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis Or 97330). No Smoking complex, Dishwashers and garbage disposals, Off street parking, Laundry rooms for tenant use, Water, garbage and TV cable included in rent, Tenant pays for electric, telephone and Internet, No pets, Six-month lease, Built in 2002, Available now, no reservations or wait-lists. Please call between 8:00 am & 7:00 pm: 541-602-1399, Karina, White Bear Apartments

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Jonathan Nash (OSU) and Scripps scientists Amy Waterhouse, Ruth Musgrave and Jen MacKinnon are investigating internal waves at Mendocino Ridge and in Eel River Canyon, CA. Two major storms with 40-60 knot winds produced 20 ft seas which the neighborhood dolphins enjoy dancing through. For more details, see https://sites.google.com/site/mixingatthemargins/blog

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