Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves October 25, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, October 28th, 1pm, Burt 193. M. S. Thesis Defense: Elizabeth Lev Brunner (M.S., Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Advisor: Dr. George Waldbusser). "Insights from stable isotope dynamics into the sensitivity of larval Pacific Oysters to ocean acidification."

Tuesday, October 29th, 12-1pm, Wilk 108. GEM Seminar Series: Michael Campana (CEOAS). “Hydrophilanthropy and WaSH in Emerging Regions: Is the Road to Help Paved with Good Intentions?."

Tuesday, October  29, 3:30, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Natalie Perlin (CEOAS). "Modeling the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Response to Mesoscale Sea Surface Temperature."

Wednesday, October 30, 4pm, Owen 102.  Water Resources Seminar Series: Michael Nelson (Oregon State University). "The Why? of Water Resource Management

Thursday, October 31st, 4pm, Wilk 108. Geology Seminar Series: James Watkins (University of Oregon). "How, when, and why does paleothermometry work?."

Friday, November 1st, 4pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar Series: Nick Arnold (MSc, Geography): "Rediscovering the Dot Map: An Automated Approach to Dot Map Symbolization." Curtis Johnson (MSc, Geology): "Impacts of the Modern Mining Industry: Environment, Economy, and How it Relates to Your Life." Kevin Konrad (PhD, Geology): "Helium and CO2 in ultramafic xenoliths and lavas from Harrat Hutaymah: insights into metasomatism and magma genesis in Central Saudi Arabia."


Funding Opportunities

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to recognize students working on undergraduate student research projects.   These scholarships are made possible by the Christian John Hunt Memorial Fund - for geography students- and the Richard W. Chambers Geology Scholarship Fund - for geology and earth systems students. To apply, students must be majoring in the Earth Sciences (geology, geography, ocean sciences, or earth systems), identify a faculty mentor willing to supervise their research, and write a research proposal in collaboration with their faculty mentor. Students should contact faculty conducting research in their area of interest directly to learn more about current research opportunities. Students interested in applying -  or with questions about who to get started in research - should contact Kaplan Yalcin (yalcink@geo.oregonstate.edu) for an application form and instructions. Faculty should note that scholarships provide financial aid to students participating in research (in lieu of a stipend or hourly wave) and are not usable for research expenses or supplies unless the student is a Geography student due to restrictions on the use of foundation accounts.

The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking research project proposals from OSU faculty willing to serve as mentors for undergraduate researchers. Please note that this program is aimed at students in ALL MAJORS at OSU. URSA-ENGAGE, (formerly called the URISC-START program), will provide freshman, sophomore and transfer student researchers (in their first year at OSU) under faculty guidance with stipends of up $1,500 for the winter and spring terms of 2014. This program has a completely different setup from that of URISC or the old URISC-START. Faculty Research Project Proposal Application Deadline: November 1, 2013. An application is attached to this message and is also available at the URSA Web page - http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/
If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Ahern, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research at ahernk@onid.orst.edu.


NOAA announces end of traditional paper nautical charts

NOAA's Office of Coast Survey, which creates and maintains the nation's suite of over a thousand nautical charts of U.S. coastal waters, today announced major changes ahead for mariners and others who use nautical charts. Starting April 13, the federal government will no longer print traditional lithographic (paper) nautical charts, but will continue to provide other forms of nautical charts, including print on demand charts and versions for electronic charting systems.

Read the whole article here: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20131022_nauticalcharts.html


Scopus database trial- through 11/19

OSU Libraries is offering a 30-day trial to Scopus. Scopus, an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, indexes 50 million records, 21,000 titles, and 5,000 publishers. Additionally,  it features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus delivers a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities.

The trial runs through 11/19/2013. Please tell us what you think: Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form


Lab Safety Seminar- 10/31

CEOAS Faculty have organized our annual lab safety seminar to be given on Thursday, Oct. 31 (Halloween!) at 2pm in Burt 193 (seminar room). The presentation will be given by Lance Jones of the EHS department, and will be geared towards chemistry lab safety (or any labs that deal with chemicals).  Lance is considered a foremost man without hat. If you, or someone you love has concerns about lab safety, please consider this your personal invitation. COSTUMES MANDATORY!


CEOAS Congrats

Congrats to Geophraphy alum Sandra Henderson on being selected as one of six OSU alumni to be honored as Alumni Fellows “who have helped shape the world” at an awards ceremony on Friday, October 25. Sanda has a BS Geography 1983, MS Geography 1988, PhD 2001 Science Education. Sandra writes, “my time in Geography changed my life.” Sandra works with the National Ecological Observatory Network, where she is program director: http://www.neoninc.org/about/staff/sandra-henderson

She’s being honored for her work as Director of Project Budburst, which tracks how plants respond to changing climate. http://www.budburst.org/staff.php
Go Geography!


GeoClub Homecoming Float

MacKenzie Smith, GeoClub President and other Geoclubbers put together a volcano float for the Homecoming parade last night...go Geology!

Geo Club


Proposal Submission Reminder

All Proposal budgets must be checked by CEOAS Accounting before we will certify the Proposal in Cayuse.  Please email your budget and justification to Proposals@coas.oregonstate.edu, preferably before entered into Cayuse. 


CEOAS Accounting Offices close at 4pm on Nov.1

Please note that due to the football game on Friday, Nov. 1st the business center accounting offices in CEOAS Admin will close at 4pm.


Housing Available

1 bedroom 1 bath non-smoking condo with a private courtyard/garden and a small storage unit.  Off street parking.  Clean coin laundry facilities on the property. $600/mo or $625 if you want to do a month to month lease. Water, sewer, and garbage included in the rent.  Pets are only allowed if they are documented companion animals.   It is near the corner of Circle and Highland, just a short walk from Market of Choice and the French bakery.  A nice jog or bike to campus. Contact Michelle at mstuart@coas.oregonstate.edu


CrossFit for Kids

if you would like for your little ones to learn and enjoy some new physical activities, give them the oportunity to practice a version of CrossFit designed specially for kids. CrossFit Kids is not simply a scaled down version of CrossFit. It is entirely absolutely CrossFit geared and designed for a special population and the specific developmental needs of that population. CrossFit Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive and general and scale-able for any participant at any level. The functional movements involve exercises that are fundamental to all
things that kids need to do when they play: pull, push, run, throw, climb, lift and jump. All of these movements will be taught safely and effectively under the close supervision of the thoroughly trained CrossFit Kids Trainer. Workouts will increase physical competence in 10 fitness domains:
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy. With workouts that are scale-able, CrossFit Kids can equally benefit a person who is less active or an accomplished athlete by tailoring workouts so that each participant is challenged
just enough to deliver measurable results and personal athletic progress.

CONTACT: Brooke Bergeson (Owner) Phone: 541- 224-3194 Email: brooke.crossfittrain@gmail.com. www.crossfitkids.com


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam


Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Top: Students working on a mapping exercise near Big Pine, CA during Geo 295. Bottom: Na Hyung Choi, a new grad student working with Eric Kriby and TA for 295, winning the 2013 Geo 295 Schwag Contest after finding a Brunton compass in the Poleta field area (~$300 value).


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