Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves July 12, 2013


Wednesday, July 17th, 4pm, Burt 193. REU Seminar Series: Trevor Waldien (UC Davis & CEOAS REU Alumnus). "Shear development and overprinting by the Walker Lane in a back-arc basin, Klamath Falls, Oregon."

Job Opportunities

Applications Accepted until July 17, 2013: North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) is seeking a highly qualified Science Director to play a pivotal role in designing and implementing marine ecosystem research projects and programs in the North Pacific.  Collaborate with scientists from over 100 agencies, institutions, and companies in building a clear understanding of the North Pacific, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean marine ecosystems that enables effective management and sustainable use of marine resources. For more about the position and NPRB visit http://nprb.org.

Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions: Marine Geochemistry; Department of Oceanography University of Hawai`i at Mānoa: The Department of Oceanography, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, invites applications for two full time, tenure-track faculty positions. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) Sediment Geochemistry / Biogeochemistry, Global Geochemical / Biogeochemical Cycles, Paleoceanography, Physical-Biogeochemical Interactions, Land-Ocean Dynamics, and Marine Atmospheric Chemistry. Appointments are expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, although candidates with suitable qualifications may be considered for appointment at the Associate level, subject to position clearance and availability of funds. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2014. The level of State support for each position will be equivalent to nine (9) months per year, with the remaining three (3) months to be raised through extramural funds. The successful candidates will be expected to develop and sustain outstanding research programs and contribute to the department’s educational mission (including classroom instruction) at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The latter will include teaching in the Department’s Global Environmental Science Bachelor of Science degree program. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in oceanography or another relevant discipline received by 1 June 2013; excellent communication skills; demonstrated capability for creative, high quality research; and the demonstrated capability/experience and desire to contribute to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. At the Associate level, the minimum qualifications are as stated above, with four years of experience at the rank of Assistant (or equivalent). Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Questions should be directed to Dr. Kathleen Ruttenberg, chair of the search committee, at kcr@soest.hawaii.edu. More information about the Department can be found at www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography. Submit application by mail or email to:
Chair (Geochemistry Faculty Position Search)
Department of Oceanography
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
1000 Pope Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Email: ocnsrch@soest.hawaii.edu
Electronic submissions are preferred. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2013. The University of Hawai`i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

Funding Opportunity

Oregon Sea Grant is accepting applications for the Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship. For more information please visit the website: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/education/fellowships Current opportunities- Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship - Deadline: July 22, 2013

CEOAS @ daVinci Days July 19-21

OSU speakers will 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"

Jane Lubchenco will give the keynote on Friday, July 19 (7 pm, Whiteside Theater). http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2013/jun/jane-lubchenco-kicks-osu-speaker-series-da-vinci-days

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!

Additionally, Oregon MTS will again partner with CEOAS and have a Mini-ROV exhibit.  We are in need of a few more volunteers to help with setup and tear-down on Friday and Sunday and running the booth on Saturday and Sunday.  If you are available to help please send an email to jeremy@thesextonco.com.  If you can't help but are attending the event, please stop by and say hi!

CEOAS Congrats

CEOAS Environmental Sciences major Lindsey Almarode is featured in Summer 2013 newsletter for Republic Services: http://www.republicservices.com/site/corvallis-or/en/Documents/CorvallisSummerNLfinal.pdf

CEOAS Environmental Sciences studetn Tony Bernabo was selected from a competitive applicant pool for a summer internship. Tony is an excellent student and has successfully made connections with the cross-disciplinary faculty in entomology at OSU through his involvement with BugZoo. He is also an ROTC student and has goals to pursue a scientific position within the army. http://nwerc.org/internships/

Jennifer Veilleux, a CEOAS Geography PhD water student advised by Aaron Wolf, is working on Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile. She spent last fall in the field interviewing folks, and has herself been interviewed by Catherine Pfeifer. The interview is here: Jennifer Veilleux Interview: The Nile River, Egypt, Ethiopia & the Grand Renaissance Dam   http://bit.ly/1dlvtAs

Congrats to these excellent CEOAS students, way to go!

Volunteers Needed- HJ Andrews Experimental Station (Blue River, OR)

We are looking for 4 student volunteers to help with bedload sampling at the HJ Andrews Experimental Station (Blue River, OR) from Aug 5-8h.  We will provide lodging at the HJ Andrews & transportation from OSU. You will get a few days of actually collecting data for a long-term monitoring program.  Every year, the bedload traps in the small watersheds are shoveled out, sorted into rough size categories and weighed. The measurements you make will join this data set:   http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/data/abstract.cfm?dbcode=HS004&topnav=97, which began in 1958; they need our help to keep it going! Greg Downing (USFS) a long-time veteran of the bedload sampling and other HJA research efforts will be leading the work, and will train you on site.  Please respond to sarah.lewis@oregonstat.edu by Thursday July 18th if you are interested, and spread the word if you know of students looking for field experience!

FOBC Staffing Update

ON BEHALF OF KIM STUTZMAN (FOBC Human Resources Manager): I am very pleased to announce that Jerry (JD) Wilbur will be joining the HR Team in the Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center, as our new Human Resources Consultant 1. JD comes to us with over thirteen years of human resources, business/office management and information technology experience.  JD's most recent position was as a temporary Human Resources Assistant in the Office of Human Resources at OSU. Outside of his work, JD's interests focus mainly around his daughters' sports and activities.  He has two daughters, Lacy, 17, and Lisa, 15. JD will join the FOBC HR Team on July 15th.  We look forward to introducing him to our customers in the College of Forestry and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. I wish to express my appreciation to the search committee:  Jenna Reeves, Kecia Dougherty and Kelly Peck. Please join me in welcoming JD Wilbur to the FOBC team!

Save the date: Sept 19 New Employee Welcome Breakfast

The fifth annual New Employee Welcome Breakfast hosted by Provost Sabah Randhawa will be held on University Day, Thursday, September 19, at 830 am in the Club Level of Reser Stadium. All employees who have joined or will join the University between September 2012 and September 2013 will be invited to accompany President Ray, Provost Randhawa and other OSU colleagues for breakfast and conversation. Please save the date and additional details will be made available during late summer, including directions to register for the breakfast. In addition to the breakfast, there are many orientation and welcome events planned in September and during fall term. The Office of the Provost will distribute a short summary of activities sponsored by administrative units later this summer. In addition, new employees are encouraged to ask their department or unit about college- and department-level orientation activities.

CEOAS Odds and Ends

NEEDED: hard sided suitcases, vanity cases or hat boxes to contribute to a sculptural "Shrine to Baggage". Bring your donations to Anita Grunder in the CEOAS Admin bldg by July 25th.

FREE: Barred-Rock rooster, 16 weeks. Sweet, handsome—an excellent addition to your flock, feast or fight (joking!). Interested parties contact Lori Hartline: 541.602.8588


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Photo of the Week

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Increasing Diversity in Earth Sciences (IDES) 2013 workshop: One of many field trip stops during the workshop at Smith Rock. After completing the workshop, the students will embark on an individual mentored research project with various faculty and researchers at OSU and throughout Oregon and Washington.

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