Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves September 6, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Alexander Kurapov (CEOAS, OSU). "Sea surface temperature variability in the upwelling region off Oregon influenced by the Columbia River plume".

Friday, September 13, 2013, 1pm, Burt 193. M.S. Thesis Defense. Mr. Lawrence Sim (M.S., Geography, Advisor: Dr. James Graham). "Blowout and Spill Occurrence Model (BLOSOM): Developing a comprehensive risk-assessment model for deepwater and ultra-deepwater blowouts".

Staff Fee Privileges Reminder

This is a reminder of the upcoming deadlines for staff fee privileges forms for FALL term 2013-2014. Please submit your form to FOBC HR prior to the date indicated to insure enough time for processing. OSU Dependents enrolling at another OUS University Sept. 16, 2013. OSU employee enrolling at another OUS University Sept. 25, 2013. OSU employee or dependent enrolling at OSU Oct. 28, 2013.

Save the Date- CEOAS All College Meeting Sept. 27th!, 3pm!

If you have not already, please be sure to mark your calendars for the afternoon of Friday, September 27th at 3pm in Gilfillan Auditorium for our CEOAS All College Meeting, followed by a casual, fun and fully catered meet & greet in the Burt Quad. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

Conference/Workshop Materials

If you want to work with Publishing to create conference/workshop materials, please give us two weeks advance notice, describe what you would like to do, and provide files for materials that can be finalized by that date, such as banners. This lead time helps us to give you a reasonable timeline, order materials, check files for problems, and arrange for contracting some components to Printing and Mailing if needed. We will bill your index number only for posters, material orders/restock, and any Printing and Mailing services.

Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences (IDES) Program event- 9/25

Shan de Silva, Bob Duncan, and staff wish to invite you to the Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences (IDES) Program event: The 2013 Symposium will be held on Wednesday, September 25, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., in Oregon State University’s Burt Hall, Room 193. The IDES Symposium provides students that have just completed a year or two in the program, with the opportunity to present their research projects.  We are anticipating brief PowerPoint presentations by the students, and a poster session highlighting their ongoing research. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet all the interns and mentors, and get a brief update on how the program is progressing. Refreshments will be provided, so RSVP to Lynette de Silva (at desilval@geo.oregonstate.edu) by September 18 at 5pm. To learn more about the program visit http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu

Housing Available

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Alejandra Sanchez with a row of Slocum gliders on the RV Knorr on a research cruise off the coast of Virginia. Alejandra is a PhD student with advisor Kipp Shearman and works with the glider group. She analyzes data collected by the gliders and participates in cruises for the deployment of the AUVs. Her research interest is understanding processes that can be captured by high-resolution profiles obtained with the AUVs, such as upwelling fronts off Oregon or the intrusion of the Kuroshio current on the southwest coast of Taiwan.

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