Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves June 21, 2013


Monday June 24th, 1pm, Strand Ag 233. Honors College Thesis defense (Biology): Tori Klein (advisor, Dr. George Waldbusser),  "Ocean acidification carryover effects from oyster broodstock to larvae".

Wednesday, June 26th, 4pm, Burt 193. REU Seminar Series: Anders Carlson, "The study of past ice sheets: why and how".

Job Opportunity

FACULTY POSITION IN COASTAL HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS- Stanford University. Stanford University seeks an innovative scholar to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of human-environment interactions in coastal zones.  The successful candidate is expected to be an active participant in both the Department of Environmental Earth System Science (https://pangea.stanford.edu/departments/eess/) and the Center for Oceans Solutions (COS) in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment (http://www.centerforoceansolutions.org/). EESS is an interdisciplinary department with a research focus on current and future environmental problems. COS is a collaboration among Stanford University, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute that works to solve the major problems facing the ocean and prepares leaders to take on those challenges.  The appointment will be joint between the Department of Environmental Earth System Science and the Stanford Woods Institute. The level of the appointment is open, with a preference for candidates at the junior rank. We seek a motivated, broad-thinking scholar whose research bridges the natural science and human dimensions of the coastal environment, with a focus on understanding how human and biophysical processes interact to affect the structure and function of marine and coastal systems.  The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous research program that employs strong analytical methods. The successful candidate is also expected to teach classes and mentor graduate students in the Department of Environmental Earth System Science, to teach in the interdisciplinary environmental programs offered at Stanford (such as Earth Systems and the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources), and to be a leader in the broader oceans and marine communities at Stanford, including through active leadership of campus-wide interdisciplinary oceans initiatives. The position will involve research and teaching at Stanford’s main campus, with close ties to Hopkins Marine Station and to COS partners and collaborators. Given the mission of COS, we are particularly interested in candidates with a desire to engage the public about scientific issues regarding coastal systems.

Applications containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of research and teaching experience and interest should be included with your submission.  Please apply at:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2644.  The search committee will request letters of recommendation for a subset of applicants following review of these materials.  Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.  Questions related to your submission may be directed to maslin@stanford.edu.

DaVinci Days- Volunteers needed/ Open House

We are looking for volunteers to help out with the CEOAS display at da Vinci Days this year (Saturday July 20 and Sunday 21, 2012).  In exchange for a 4 hour shift (i.e., one morning or afternoon) you will receive a free da Vinci Days pass .  This year we will have interactive displays such as "Taste the Ocean", "Extract Strawberry DNA" and "Guess what mud made of" and hopefully the ever popular volcano (...Viper Group volunteers are needed for this one).   The Marine Technology Society should also be joining us with their “Make your own ROV” which was a hit in past years with kids both big and small. We always have room for more displays particularly from groups not yet represented (e.g., atmospheric sciences, MRM).  This is a great outreach opportunity  and lots of fun! If you are interested please contact: Jennifer McKay: 541-737-4054, mckay@coas.oregonstate.edu

Also, please note that we will be having a CEOAS Alumni Open House in the Admin Bldg living room on Friday, July 19th from 2-5pm. This will be a time for CEOAS Alumni that may be in town for DaVinci Days to swing by the offices for some light refreshments and check out the latest updates from CEOAS. Please spread the word!

Environmental Sciences program update

The Environmental Sciences B.S. degree includes an Experiential Learning component (minimum 3 credits) that can be fulfilled in several ways including with an internship or research.  Each summer our undergraduate majors (both on-campus and online) are learning in a variety of settings.  Among some 50 taking place this summer are the following:

Ava Laszlo, Marine Physical Laboratory, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, California.

Tony Bernabo, NW Entomological Research Center, Oregon.  Tony is a freshman honor roll student featured on the center’s website.

Brandon Crawford, water and soil testing internship, ATI Wah Chang (specialty metals manufacturer), Albany, Oregon.

Amanda Miller, science education demonstrator, fossil lab manager, and visitor center interpreter (second summer), Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado.  In his evaluation after Summer 2012, Amanda’s supervisor had nothing but accolades for her preparation and work:  “I would love to have many more Amanda’s around.  I think she represents your school and your program well.”  

Renee Post, environmental health and safety intern, Lockheed Martin, Palmdale, California.  Renee’s internship last term became a full-time job this summer.

Elliot Blasich, GIS ecological modeling research internship, University of Washington, Seattle.

Amanda Bittinger, environmental health and safety intern, Wacker Siltronic (manufacturer of silicon wafers), Portland, Oregon.

Jessica Fortner, plant disease and pest diagnosis and treatment, Warner Chemical and Equipment Co., Rapid City, South Dakota. 

Danielle Cepeda, internship with Columbia River Estuary Study Task Force, Astoria, Oregon.

Ali Lindsey, environmental intern (second summer), Army National Guard, Boise, Idaho.

Kirk Theodoroff, water filtration plant operations intern, Grants Pass, Oregon.

Housing needed/available

HOUSING NEEDED: Geology grad student starting this September.  If you or anyone you know is looking for a roommate for the coming school year, please let me know.  I am female, but I'm fine with guys or gals.  The big things for me are that there be no more than 3 people total in the house/apartment (maybe possibly 4) and that the roommates make time to clean up after themselves.  You can reach me via this email or call/text my cell at 678-656-6721. I look forward to meeting all of you in a few months! -Na Hyung Choi

HOUSING AVAILABLE: Three incoming graduate students looking for one or two more to rent a four or five bedroom home. We've already found a property, it's close to campus on 18th st. No application fee, rent per person is 495$ per month. Please contact Eddie Helderop if you're interested. edward.helderop@gmail.com.

HOUSING AVAILABLE: We are looking for a third female housemate for our three bedroom, one bath house that is about a 10 minute bike ride north of campus.  Available for rent: as soon as July 10 or as late as August 1 (year long lease). About the room: 9.5'X11.5'; rent = $420/month plus utilities. Current housemates: Kim (CEOAS-Geography PhD student) & Theresa - (BEE/WRGP - MS student) For more information: Email Kim at ogrenk@geo.oregonstate.edu

HOUSING AVAILABLE:  1620 SW 35th Street, Corvallis after 7/30: Bedroom in house, shared bath, internet/power/gas included $350/mo. No pets. No offstreet parking. Also, Master suite (bedroom and private bath), internet/power/gas included, $550. No pets. 1 offstreet parking spot negotiable. All include on-site laundry, nice yard (some yardwork required). House has fireplace. Garage facilities for shop work available. Must be willing to share house with kinetic sculpture team HQ and 2/week game nights. 1st month and 1 month deposit due at occupancy. Dave Neiman, 541-602-6907

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Gary Egbert (CEOAS professor) and Rowland French (Zonge Geophysics, with safety vest) showing graduate students Bridget Hass, Birat Sapotka and Paria Ghorbani how to acquire data to determine subsurface electrical resistivity on a landslide deposit at the Route 20 bypass site near Eddyville. CEOAS teamed up with the University of Oregon to provide field experience for geophysics students while collecting data to help characterize geotechnical properties at this site.

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