Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves September 20, 2013


Tuesday, Sept. 24, 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Dr. Daniel Comarazamy (NOAA/CREST/NESDIS). "Investigating the Sources of Fresh Water Production Affecting the Hydrological Balance of Lakes Enriquillo and Azuei (Hispaniola)- Modelin & Observations."

Funding Opportunities

OIIA/ISE would like to make you aware of an opportunity for U.S. graduate students in your community to participate in research experiences in East Asian countries in summer 2014 through the East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) program. EAPSI supports 200-205 graduate students each year to do research in the lab of their choice in any of seven locations: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan.  Each institute has a fixed start and end date, and includes a pre-departure orientation near NSF and an in-country language and culture orientation. An EAPSI award includes a $5,000 stipend and round trip air ticket provided by NSF, and a living allowance provided by NSF’s counterpart funding agency in the host location. The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled in research-oriented graduate programs in NSF-funded STEM fields. The U.S. graduate student is the PI on an EAPSI proposal. The application deadline for summer 2014 is November 25, 2013. The EAPSI program announcement and related information are available at http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi.

New Student Ice Cream Social- THURSDAY, Sept. 26th, 2pm!

This event is for new students majoring in Earth Sciences or Environmental Sciences. Join faculty & advisors in CEOAS The quad of Burt Hall for an ice cream social orientation. Please email ensc@oregonstate.edu, or call 541-737-2404 with your RSVP. Thursday, September 26, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

CEOAS All College Meeting FRIDAY, Sept. 27th, 3pm!

Friendly reminder o mark your calendars for the afternoon of THIS COMING 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 at 4pm. This event is a great opportunity to hear about what's coming up in the new year from deans, welcome new faculty and staff, as well as celebrate our Faculty Awards and other achievements from the past year. All faculty, staff and students are greatly encouraged to attend!

IDES Poster Session and Symposium. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25th, 1pm!

A poster session, displaying the research that Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences (IDES) undergraduates have been working on will be in the lobby next to 193 Burt Hall, on Wednesday, September 25, at 1pm. Students will be available for Q&A.

 At 2 pm, in 193 Burt Hall, the IDES Symposium begins. See IDES Symposium Schedule. Please join us! Refreshments will be provided, so RSVP to Lynette de Silva at desilval@geo.oregonstate.edu, by Friday, September 20 at noon, if you plan to attend.

You may recall that the mission of the IDES Program is to increase the number of students from under-represented groups who pursue careers in earth science research and education, and that it is designed to strengthen the understanding of earth sciences and its relevance to society among broad and diverse segments of the population. As part of this mission through the IDES Summer Symposium, we hope to provide 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 our interns and mentors, and get a brief update on how the program is progressing.

Staff fee privileges forms reminder- UPDATE!

This is a reminder of the upcoming deadlines for staff fee privileges forms for fall term 2013. Please submit your form prior to the date indicated to insure enough time for processing.

OSU employee enrolling at another OUS University Sept. 25, 2013

OSU employee or dependent enrolling at OSU Oct. 28, 2013 (note there was a typo last week, Oct. 28th is the accurate date)

Where to send forms: J.D. Wilbur, FOBC, 154 Finley Hall or email, jerry.wilbur@oregonstate.edu If you send your form through campus mail rather than emailing it to me please follow up with me to make sure I have received it.

What if I miss the deadline?: Contact J.D. Wilbur, FOBC, jerry.wilbur@oregonstate.edu or Heidi Melton, OHR, heidi.melton@oregonstate.edu for information about the appeal process.

Here is the link to the current staff fee form:  http://www.ous.edu/dept/hr/benefits/stafffee.

2013 Heceta Head Coastal Conference- registration now open

Registration for the 2013 Heceta Head Coastal Conference is now open. The full program and registration information can be found at: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/hecetaheadconference   You can register on line, or mail in a check.  The program this year is focusing on fish—from the science, to the management, to the fishermen.  Join us for two days of exploration: forage fish, green sturgeon, catch shares, nearshore species, shark necropsy, current student research, and much more!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
A couple of photos from a recent cruise of R/V Oceanus.

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