Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 10, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, May 13, 11am, Burt 193. OREgon SEG student chapter special seminars on ore deposits: Dr. James G. Clark (Rare Element Resourses). "Rare earths ore deposits: zonation of light and heavy rare earths. Examples from the US and Namibia."

Monday, May 13, 12pm, Burt 193.  Heavy Isotope candidate: Dr. George Kamenov (University of Florida). "Forensic isotope geochemistry: from deciphering gold formation to geo- referencing cold case victims."

Monday, May 13th, 4pm, Burt 193. GEM Seminar Series: Prof. Vivek Shandas (PSU) "Green Streets, Gray Street".

Tuesday, May 14th, 9:30am, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: 9:30am. Prof. Charles Eriksen (UW). “Results from recent Seaglider & Deepglider missions.”

Wednesday, May 15, 12pm, Burt 193. OREgon SEG student chapter special seminars on ore deposits: Dr. John Mavrogenes (Australian National University). “Linking gold, magmas and earthquakes at the Porgera Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea.”

Wednesday, May 15, 4pm, ALS 4000. Water Resources Seminar Series:  Bayani Cardenas (University of Texas at Austin). "Coupled processes along the surface water-groundwater interface: advances from modeling and measurements."

Thursday, May 16, 12pm, Burt 193. OEB Semianr Series: Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert (CEOAS). "Drivers of Episodic Hypoxia in Narragansett Bay, RI."

Thursday, May 16, 4pm, Gilfillan. Geology Seminar Series: Trenton Cladouhos (Alta Rock Energy)."Improving Geothermal Project Economics with Multi-Zone Stimulation: Results from the Newberry Volcano EGS Demonstration."

Friday, May 17, 9:30am, Burt 193. M.S. Student Defense: Mr. Jason Dorfman (M.S., Marine Geology and Geophysics) Advisor: Dr. Joseph Stoner. "A 37,000-year Record of Paleomagnetic and Environmental Magnetic Variability from Burial Lake, Arctic Alaska".

Friday, May 17, 4pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar Series: Lee Collins: "Modeling Arctic Melt Ponds Using a Resolved Ice Model", Michael Rucker: "Exoplanet Atmospheres and The Search for Extra-solar Life.", Dori Dick: “GeneGIS: Computational Tools for Spatial Analysis of Individual-Based Genetic and Photo-Identification Data for Whales and Dolphins”.

Internship Opportunity

The Science & Engineering Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India has recently launched the S.N. Bose Scholars Program to be administered by the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW)_* with an aim to create a dynamic and transformative student exchange program between premier institutions in India and the United States. The program is named in honor of Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974), a visionary Indian Physicist best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s. In response to our Heads of premier Indian institutions to nominate meritorious students for internships in U.S. universities, the IUSSTF has received a very good response. This program will bring talented American students to research laboratories in India to build a deeper appreciation of the culture of innovation and long-standing tradition of scientific inquiry in India. We strongly believe that this program will enable Indian institutions to attract global talent in research and also provide an extensive network with American institutions. Join in this endeavor to create sustainable and vibrant linkages between the two nations, as well as building deep-rooted long-term Indo-American science and technology relationships by being the Mentor/Host to young American students, with the consent of your institutional head as the host institution will have certain *roles and responsibilities, as:

Host US bachelors/masters student as interns for 10 weeks. Help arrange for on-campus accommodation. Provide research-based experiences. Mentor the interns and integrate them into workgroups and activities. The IUSSTF would provide monthly stipend to the interns.

The internship opportunity will be advertised widely to U.S. Institutions/Universities through an extensive IUSSTF network and the
interns will be selected through a competitive screening process by IUSSTF. The list of short-listed interns opting for your institution
will be shared with you for final selection.

For more information contact:

Usha Varanasi, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, College of The Environment & Affiliate Professor School of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences &  Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 email:ushav@uw.edu

CEOAS Congrats- Promotion & Tenure 2013

On behalf of Mark Abbott, we are very excited to announce our 2013 Promotion and Tenure recipients:

Promotion to Professor: Laurence Cornell Becker & Adam J. R. Kent

Promotion to Professor with Indefinite Tenure: Edward P. Dever, Anthony Koppers, John L. Nabelek, Jonathan D. Nash

Promotion to Associate Professor: Karen M.  Shell

Promotion to Senior Instructor: Kaety R. Hildenbrand

Promotion to Senior Faculty Research Assistant: Rhea Sanders     


A New Scholarship Now Available to Geology Undergraduates

Timothy R. Jensen, a 1977 OSU graduate in geology and an employee of several large petroleum companies, has established the “Keith Oles/Ed Taylor Teaching Excellence Scholarship” that will be awarded to geology students who enroll in classes that support field geology such as mineralogy, lithology, stratigraphy, structural geology, and the summer field program. Mr. Jensen cites two principal goals to be accomplished by the scholarship: (1) to recognize two of his favorite OSU professors and (2) to help students prepare for rewarding careers in discovery of new domestic oil and gas resources that are soon to play an important role in our available energy. He recognizes that petroleum company experts in his field are nearing retirement with few well-trained replacements available. He anticipates additional contributions to this scholarship that will extend its assistance to students far into the future.

CEOAS Coffee Service- funding needed

 ATTN COFFEE DRINKERS: We are currently not receiving the funding we need to keep up the coffee station you are currently enjoying. Coffee service in the CEOAS Admin lounge is open to all CEOAS folks, and we encourage you to stop by, enjoy the lounge and use it as a gathering place to converse with colleagues or just sit and relax. Our coffee service is self supporting and we need to collect enough regularly to buy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, apple cider packets, cups, creamer, sweeteners, etc. Cups are a major expense, so bring your own mug when you can! The price is 50¢/cup if you use your own cup. If you use a paper cup, the price is 75¢/cup. The price of hot chocolate is 50¢/cup; tea is 25¢/cup. If you prefer to pay ahead for your beverages, that’s fine – we just need everyone to pay their fair share so we can keep this service going. At present time we are not receiving adequate donations to do continue with coffee service long term...if you partake, please remember to donate $$ to the jar regularly. Thank you!

PLS 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! Or simply email jcigarran@coas.oregonstate.edu with your plans.

AAPG Explorer May 2013 edition

The May 2013 copy of the AAPG Explorer, available in the Administration Building reading room, contains the annual survey of salaries for petroleum geologists in the U.S.  Below are figures for 0-2 yrs experience:  BS $89,000, MS $103,000, PhD  $110,700. Salaries are also shown for greater experience.  The MS degree continues to be the degree most sought after by industry, but PhD's are also in demand.  The Explorer also contains an article on p.56 by Edith Allison, director of the Washington AAPG office, on the recent report by the National Academy of Sciences on emerging workforce trends in the U.S. energy and mining industries. Food for thought!

Equipment available

Thomas Jensen, a retired geophysicist has 3 Mark Products P-44 hydrophones used for measuring overpressures caused by underwater blasting.  He would very kindly like to donate these as he no longer have use for them.  If interested please contact him directly:  thmsejensen@comcast.net.

Did you borrow an easel from CEOAS Pubs?

It appears that several borrowed easels have gone missing. If you have recently borrowed one for a presentation please return it to the Pubs office at your earliest convenience. There will be no questions asked, we just want them returned to their rightful home.

R/V Oceanus

08 May/15 May Newport/Newport           Nabelek, J/1131767    7/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
01 Aug/14 Aug Newport/Newport           Toomey, D/1139701     13/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
18 Aug/24 Aug Newport/Newport           Toomey, D/1139701     6/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
28 Aug/10 Sep Newport/Newport           Toomey, D/1139701     13/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
13 Sep/17 Sep Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     4/NSF-Unspecified/F
20 Sep/15 Oct Newport/Newport           Nabelek, J/1131767    25/NSF-OCE-MGG/F

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Top: Ed Taylor and Keith Oles. Bottom: Keith Oles, Tim Jensen, and Ed Taylor discuss the new 'Keith Oles/Ed Taylor Teaching Excellence Scholarship' at the CEOAS Admin Building on campus.

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