Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves October 4, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013, 9am, Burt 193. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Mr. Thomas Bauska, (Ph.D., Geology, Advisor: Dr. Edward Brook). "Carbon Cycle Variability during the Last Millennium and Last Deglaciatio."

Tuesday, October 8th, 12pm, Wilk 108. GEM Seminar Series: Mary Santelmann (CEOAS, Water Resources) "Biogeography: Geography of Life in Space and Time"

Tuesday, October 8,(tea and cookies at 3pm, seminar at 3:30pm),Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Ata Suanda, (CEOAS grad student advised by Jack Barth). "Internal tides on the Oregon inner shelf."

Wednesday, October 9, 4pm, Owen 102. Water Resources Seminar Series: Faye Yoshihara, (Portland State University). "Genius of Place: Applying biomimicry to urban storm water management."

Thursday, October 10th, 4pm, Wilk 108. Geology Seminar Series: Adam Kent, (CEOAS). "Adventures in crustal magmatism: Constrains on the genesis and thermal conditions of magma residence in crustal settings."

Thursday, October 10, 4:00pm, Richardson 313. Dept of Forest Ecosystems and Society seminar series: Dr. Phil Mote (CEOAS, OCCRI). "Science and Other Agendas in Climate Change."

Funding Opportunity

NSF: Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models. This third EaSM solicitation remains focused on the prediction of future climates and their consequences for human systems on time scales of several decades and shorter and global to regional and finer spatial scales. The emphasis in EaSM-3 is only on the decadal aspect of: Predictability studies, Prediction and attribution, Research on metrics, methods, and tools for testing, evaluating, and validating climate and climate impact predictions and characterizing their uncertainty. For each of these areas, prediction, attribution, and tools may be applicable to terrestrial (including terrestrial aquatic), oceanic, and atmospheric systems and their interactions, and may relate to scenarios of human actions and adaptation, particularly as these pertain to agriculture, forestry or land cover/use. Due 12/23/13.

Job Opportunity

GIS Technician Position Announcement, Part-time, Northwest Habitat Institute. We are looking for a person to help us with some GIS work here at the Northwest Habitat Institute in Corvallis, Oregon. The work is entry level and would assist our GIS analyst. Some data entry required. The position would require a work schedule varying from 100 to 120 hours per month depending on the flow of data. The job is projected to last around six months. It would be located at our Corvallis office at the corner of Harrison and 7th St. Salary would be $15/hour. This would be a great job for someone only taking a couple classes, or has just graduated and is looking for work. Familiarity with ArcGIS required and having a botany or natural resource background is a real plus. Interested parties please send a resume to Tom O'Neill (habitat@nwhi.org) at the Northwest Habitat Institute. Open until October 23, 2013. Thomas O'Neill, Northwest Habitat Institute, P.O. Box 855, Corvallis, OR 97339 www.nwhi.org

AGI's 2013 Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates Report Released

Alexandria, VA - In the first study of its kind, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has published the results of the National Geoscience Student Exit Survey, which documents the experiences of graduating geosciences majors. Initial findings support that these new graduates, at all levels, shared some common traits such as the importance of field experiences and exposure to Earth science at the K-12 level. The need for continued growth in the geoscience workforce is well documented and supported by its continuance as one of the most lucrative majors at U.S. universities. However, whether those new graduates are ready for these opportunities has been a major question that this new report tries to address. With an analysis of a myriad of experiences, from preparation in mathematics to internships to job searching strategies, the 2013 Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates provides critical insights into the newly minted geoscience workforce, at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral levels. The final report is available as a free PDF download from the AGI website at:http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/reports.html or directly at: http://bit.ly/GzvfvM. For more information on this report or the National Geoscience Student Exit Survey, please contact Carolyn Wilson at cwilson@agiweb.org or (703) 379-2480x632.

Congratulations Jon!

It is with mixed emotions that we announce Jon Loftus will be leaving CEOAS accounting. His last official day will be Oct 18th. I would encourage everyone to come by and visit with Jon before he leaves and wish him well in his new position at University of Oregon. He will be working in the Sponsored Programs office. He has been a valued contributor on our team and we will greatly miss him. Please stop in and wish him well!

SAVE THE DATE- Faculty Retreat 11/15/13

ATTN: CEOAS Teaching and Research Faculty. Please mark your calendars if you haven't done so already for annual CEOAS Faculty Retreat on Friday, November 15th from 9am-5pm at La Sells Stewart Center with a reception directly following. The focus of this year's retreat is Academic Programs. A more detailed invitation with RSVP information will be circulated soon. Please keep an eye out for that!

Burt 128 Supply Closet Closed Oct. 15-16

On Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15 and 16, Publishing is closing the supply closet in Burt 128 for inventory and rearrangement. Please get supplies that you might need ahead of that time.

For Sale

Do you or your lab need a foul-weather sailing jacket? I am selling an old red West Marine Third Reef Jacket. Several years old but in very good condition. Good for cold weather, comfortable and well-made. I've used it only a few times because it's too big for me. Size 12 (M), probably fits a women's L or XL. Would probably look OK as a men's model too. Original price ~$120, I will sell for $50. Contact me at sschnur@coas.oregonstate.edu (Susan Schnur) or stop by my office to try it on (Burt 426A).

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
R/V Oceanus encounters orcas off the Washington coast en route to the next OBS (Ocean Bottom Seismometer) deployment site

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