Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves June 28, 2013


Wednesday, July 3, 4pm, Burt 193. REU Seminar Series: Jennifer McKay (CEOAS). "What Can Stable Isotopes Do For You?".

Funding Opportunity

 NSF: Major Research Instrumentation (Limited Submission). The program seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by supporting proposals for shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Each MRI proposal may request support for acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use; development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners are encouraged. The OSU Research office will issue a call for letters of intent (http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/); up to three proposals will be submitted to NSF.  OSU due date: to be announced. (NSF due date: 1/23/14.)

FY13 Year End closing/ Travel

Reminder to turn in travel reimbursement requests for travel through June 30, 2013 by July 5.  Submissions may be electronic to travel@coas.oregonstate.edu followed with original receipts turned in to Stephanie Dewey.

Bikes in the CEOAS Admin Courtyard

It has come to our attention that there are many bicycles parked in the courtyard rack that haven't moved in a long time. The rack is for daily use and not for long term storage.  We'll be monitoring the rack over the next few weeks and tagging bikes that don't move. If there are bikes that haven't moved by July 15th, we'll take them to OSU Surplus. If, for some reason you're unable to move your bike by then please contact Jason Balderston (jbalders@coas.oregonstate.edu, 541-737-7900) and we'll work something out.

Housing Available/Needed


SUMMER HOUSING NEEDED: 1 month timeframe, beginning mid or late July for a visiting male PhD student who will be working in the isotope geochemistry lab in CEOAS.  Can pay rent and utilities.  Prefer a bedroom within walking or biking distance to campus.  Please contact Julie Pett-Ridge julie.pett-ridge@oregonstate.edu.

CEOAS Speakers at daVinci Days

OSU speakerswill give presentations "from the Edge of Science" at 112 Kearney Hall on daVinci Days weekend, Saturday from 11 to 4 and Sunday from 12 to 5. CEOAS presenters include the following. For the full list of speakers and descriptions of their talks please visit: http://www.davincidays.org/science-tech/da-vinci-days-speakers

Saturday, July 20

11 a.m. Jack Barth and the ocean glider team: "Ocean Exploration with Underwater Gliders"

1 p.m.  Marty Fisk: "Curiosity on Mars - NASA's search for habitable environments"

3 p.m. Andrew Thurber: "Life in the Polar Ocean"

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!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
A retirement celebration was held for Chief Engineer Bob Ashley in Newport on Monday evening. Bob started as an Oiler on OSU's research vessel Yaquina in 1969, sailed on UW's Thomas G. Thompson (the predecessor to the current Thompson) for several years and returned to OSU's Wecoma in 1988. He quickly worked his way up to Chief Engineer and continued in this capacity through the life of Wecoma and then onto Oceanus when she came to OSU in 2012. Bob's years of service to OSU, CEOAS and Ship Operations are much appreciated and he will be missed.

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