Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 12, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, April 15th, 4pm, Burt 193. GEM Seminar Series: Michelle Fournet (Graduate Student, MRM, OSU). "Humpback Whale Communication and Social Behavior: Understanding Social Sounds and Their Context."

Monday, April 15, 10:00 AM, Burt 193. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Gregory W. Wilson (Ph.D., Oceanography- Marine Geology & Geophysics), Advisor: Dr. H. Tuba Özkan-Haller, "Data assimilation for prediction of shallow water flows with uncertain bathymetry".

Wednesday, April 17th, 4pm, ALS 4000. Water Resources Seminar Series: Philip Hirsch (University of Sydney). "The geopolitics of hydropower development on the Mekong mainstream: lessons from Xayaburi Dam."

Thursday, April 18th, 12pm, Burt 193. OEG Seminar Serires: WeiLi Hong. "Bulk Methane Production Rate from a Deep-Seated Coalbed (>2000 mbsf) off Shimokita Japan: Insights the Real-Time Monitoring of Methane Carbon Isotope During IODP Exp337."

Thursday, April 18th, 4pm, Gilfillan. Geology Seminar Series: Mike Dungan  (Univ. Geneva, U of Oregon). "New Perspectives on U-Series Studies of Subduction-Related Volcanism."

Friday, April 19th, 4pm, Gilfillan. Special CEOAS Student Forum: Andrew Thurber. "Communicating Science to the Public."


Geography Day is Friday, May 10th, 9am-3pm

Save the date! This year Geography Day will be held May 10th from 9am to 3pm in Burt 193. There will be graduate student presentations on their research and a short poster session. For more information please contact Katie Blauvelt: blauvelk@geo.oregonstate.edu.


Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program update

The summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program based jointly at the HMSC and CEOAS has been renewed by NSF (co-funded byDoD) for another five years (2013-2017). Program PIs are Itchung Cheung, HMSC, and Kaplan Yalcin, CEOAS. Each year, 10 students recruited nationwide will be matched with CEOAS faculty, and another10 placed at HMSC.

This renewal represents a commitment by NSF of nearly a  million dollars to support undergraduate research in CEOAS and HMSC and was made possible by the research opportunities and mentoring to undergraduates provided by CEOAS and HMSC faculty who have participated in the program. The summer REU  program was initiated at HMSC in 2004 by George Boehlert, expanded in 2007 to the former COAS by Bob Duncan. Research experiences for 155 undergraduate students have been funded by the program so far, which includes a student stipend, travel to Oregon, and on-site housing.

The REU program is highly competitive with more than 300 applications received this year. Students selected for this summer are (faculty mentor in parentheses) Lukas Bloom, New Mexico Tech (Adam Schultz) Caroline Coccoli, Northwestern University (Miguel Goni) Daisy Castillo, Santa Rosa Junior College (Brian Haley) Nicholas Davies, Whitman College (Rick Colwell) Elizabeth Davis, Indiana University- Bloomington (Anne Trehu) Devon Gorby, Lafayette College (Anders Carlson) Kevin Kovalchik, OSU (George Waldbusser) John Ortiz, Dartmouth College (Peter Ruggiero) Kevin Tennyson, St. Mary's College (Alex Kurapov) Jessica Wang, Texas A&M (Jennifer McKay)

The REU program will run June 17-August 23 this year. Students will give presentations on their research projects (open to all CEOAS) on August 21. Faculty interested in participating in the program next year should watch for a request this fall to send potential undergraduate research project descriptions for posting on the program website (http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/future/reu/summer/) where students apply.


CEOAS Handbook available ONLINE!

College contacts, forms, policies and everything else you need to know on all things CEOAS are all assembled within the online CEOAS Handbook (http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/facultystaff/handbook/). An electronic table of contents can direct you to where you:

-get business cards

-inquire about office furnishings,

-print/download all forms for HR, Travel, Computing, you name it!

- see travel per diem rates,

- learn who is on what committee

- look up student awards

- everything else..

We have recently updated many policies and forms (and retired many others). We encourage you to take a look and please send any suggested edits or additions to jcigarran@coas.oregonstate.com. This is constant work in progress and we greatly welcome your input!


RSVP! CEOAS Student Awards Celebration and BBQ- Friday, 5/31

Please be sure to mark your calendars now for Friday, May 31st from 4:30-6:30pm. Join us all at McAlexander Fieldhouse (next to Kerr, on OSU

Campus) for an end of year Student Awards Celebration and BBQ. This will be a family/kid friendly event and everyone is encouraged to join in the festivities! We will have a short awards ceremony to honor the CEOAS students who received special recognition this year. There will be loads of BBQ, beverages, dessert and lots of indoor fun for kids of all ages to enjoy. More details will follow as we get closer...for now, please SAVE THE DATE! Hope to see you there.

Please note there is now an RSVP LINK...if you are able to come and know how many you'll be bringing please let us know!


Brown Bag Lunch for CEOAS Faculty and Staff

Tuesday April 16, 2013, Noon to 1:00, CEOAS Admin Building – Wecoma Seminar Room.  Jennifer Milburn, Director of Gift Planning, OSU Foundation “Estate Planning with a Charitable Twist”.

Do you own a house, car, retirement account or life-insurance policy?  Do you have kids, aspirations for income during retirement, nonprofits you like to support?  What about medical instructions should you find yourself incapacitated?  After death are you confident your assets will flow to your desired beneficiaries and without paying unnecessary taxes?   What is probate anyway? Come to this informal no-obligation seminar to learn the basics of these things and bring any questions you may have.


Climate Club Sandwich Lunch 4/25

Climate Club Sandwich Lunch: Conversations Across Disciplines series will focus on how other disciplines study climate change, present the latest findings in climate change research and scholarship, and provide an opportunity to meet colleagues interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.  This session will feature Allen ThompsonPaige Fischer, and Gordon E. Grant April 25, 2013, noon to 1 p.m., StrandAg 348. RSVP’s appreciated: 541-737-5705


R/V Oceanus

04 Mar/09 Mar Newport/Cordova           Transit/              6/NAVY-NRL/F
11 Mar/22 Mar Cordova/Cordova           wang, d/              13/NAVY-NRL/F
24 Mar/30 Mar Cordova/Newport           Transit/              7/NSF-OCE-BIO/F
03 Apr/15 Apr Newport/Newport           Smith, C/1155703      12/NSF-OCE-BIO/F
17 Apr/23 Apr Newport/Newport           Thomson, J/           6/NAVY-ONR-OAS/F
26 Apr/02 May Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     6/NSF-Unspecified/F
05 May/16 May Newport/Newport           Nabelek, J/1131767    11/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
19 May/31 May Newport/Newport           Reeder, D/N0001413WX20043 13/NAVY-ONR-OAS/F
03 Jun/14 Jun Newport/Newport           Toomey, D/1139701     11/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
17 Jun/23 Jun Newport/Newport           Toomey, D/1139701     6/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
26 Jun/03 Jul Newport/Newport           Bibee, L/             7/NAVY-NRL/F
07 Jul/17 Jul Newport/Newport           Reimers, C/1061218    8/NSF-OCE-CO/F
                                        McManus, J/1147407    2/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
20 Jul/29 Jul Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     9/NSF-Unspecified/F


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam


Photo of the Week

photo of the week
The last weekend in March a few dedicated CEOAS volunteers headed to South Beach to take part in the SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup. In addition to enjoying the beautiful weather, they picked up several bags worth of Styrofoam, plastic, lightbulbs, fishing line, plastic bottles, and other odd objects. Here is a photo that Doug Brusa took of Diana Di Leonardo with her unique find.


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