Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves September 13, 2013

Funding Opportunities

OSU: Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF). Fund may be used to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. The equipment may be inventoried capital equipment (technically defined as =>$5,000 per unit), or fabricated capitalized equipment. The Research Council will not review RERF competitive proposals for less than $7,500, unless a safety issue is involved and the department Head/Dean can provide a compelling explanation as to why a central contribution is appropriate. Similarly, proposals requesting equipment acquisitions that exceed $100,000 must be able to demonstrate a multi-investigator and/or multi-college impact that will clearly promote the institutional strategic plan. These large dollar-value requests will also be evaluated on the uniqueness of the proposed capability within OSU. Due 11/11/13.

NSF – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI). MRI serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research, 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 the 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 to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged. Due 10/7/13 (letters of intent to OSU Research).  Research Office guidelines / MRI program information.

National Research Council (NRC): Research Associateship Programs. Stipends range from $42,000-$80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Due 11/1, 2/1, 5/1, or 8/1.

New Faculty

Announcements have gone out at various times throughout the year regarding our new faculty hires and we are pleased to announce that four of them are officially starting work at CEOAS on Monday Sept. 16th:

Eric Kirby (Associate Professor, G&G)

Tony Grubesic (Associate Professor, GEM)

Jennifer Hutchings (Assistant Professor, POA)

Justin Wettstein (Assistant Professor, POA)

A hearty CEOAS welcome to you all!

CEOAS Congrats

CEOAS's own Walt Waldorf has been awarded the Oustanding Faculty Research Assistant Award for 2013. Selected by the Faculty Senate Recognition and Awards Committee, the purpose of the Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award is to recognize scholarly achievement and a level of innovation and effort that far exceeds expectations. We agree wholeheartedly with their decision to honor Walt, congrats!

CEOAS in Greenland

MRM Grad Student Saskia Madlener is currently in Greenland with a team of physical oceanographers (many of whome you will recognize!) and they are documenting their experiences in this blog updated every couple of days. Fascinating stuff, be sure to check it out!


CEOAS hardcopy directories for Fall 2013 are now available in the lobby of CEOAS Admin (look for the festive sign!). If you spot any innaccurate data please send updates to jcigarran@coas.oregonstate.edu. For the latest and greatest you can also check out our People Page online.


Pattullo Conference offline

Due to an occupancy need, the small conference in the Pattullo Library will be unavailable for reserving until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

INFORM OSU Email Lists

As you may know, the INFORM OSU email lists are an important method of communication to OSU employees. These lists are known in the Outlook global address book as the INFORM-C lists. Most INFORM-C lists are updated automatically using the Banner administrative data base. This means that units and departments must keep their personnel records in Banner up to date and employees need to set a preferred email address in the system. In many situations that we have researched, a faculty or staff member's position was coded correctly to receive email from a particular INFORM list; however there was no email address in Banner, or an incorrect one. In order to check on your preferred email address in the system, follow these simple steps:

1.            Go to MyOSU at http://myosu.oregonstate.edu

2.            Log in with your ONID credentials

3.            Click on the Employee tab

4.            In the My Employment Details area, click on Update Email Address

5.            Follow the on-screen instructions to insert a new address and mark it as Preferred.

Banner employee email addresses are also reflected in the OSU Find Someone directory at http://oregonstate.edu/findsomeone/. No Banner email address also means that there is no email listing in the online directory. Please help us to ensure that all employees receive important University communications and are included in the online directory.


Incoming visiting Phd student from Italy is looking for a room to rent for three months (from the 16th of September to the end of December). He is in Corvallis for an internship at CEOAS and looking for an apartment to share, if possibly fully or partially furnished. Quiet, non-smoker. Please contact Luigi Rocca at luigi.rocca@dibris.unige.it

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
2013 REU students explore Oregon's geologic environments from the coast to the Cascades on field trips. Top: Columbia basalts on the coast in Seal Rock. Second: thick ocean crust of the Siletz terrane at Mary's Peak. Fourth: Holocene volcanism at Caldera (misnamed Crater) Lake. Bottom: Intracanyon lava flow at Salt Creek Falls.

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