Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 15, 2013

Seminars and Defenses

Monday, November 18, 1 pm, Burt 193. M.S. Thesis Defense: Mr. Michael Ewald (M.S., Marine Resource Management, Advisor: Laura Brophy). “Where’s the Ground Surface? – Elevation Bias in LIDAR-derived Digital Elevation Models Due to Dense Vegetation in Oregon Tidal Marshes.”

Tuesday, November 19, 12 pm, Wikinson 108. GEM Seminar Series: Anne Nolin (CEOAS). "Mountain Geography in a Changing Climate."

Tuesday, November 19, 12 pm, Wikinson 203. GEM Seminar Series: Robert Langridge (Earthquake Geologist at U of O on sabbatical from GNS Science, New Zealand). "LiDAR collection and interpretation across the Alpine and Hope faults, New Zealand: Eyes through the rainforest."

Tuesday, November 19, 2 pm, Wilkinson 203. M.S. Thesis Defense: Ms. Kelly Foley (M.S., Water Resources Policy and Management, Advisor: Dr. Mary Santelmann). "Examining the voluntary adoption of agricultural practices for water quality improvement in Northern Malheur County, Oregon."

Tuesday, November 19, 3:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Amanda L. Whitmire (Research Data Services, Center for Digital Scholarship & Services, OSU Libraries). "Data services at OSU: an introduction and Q&A session."

Wednesday, November 20, 1 pm, Burt 193. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Mr. Joseph H. Haxel (Ph.D., Geology, Advisors: Dr. Andrew Meigs, Dr. Robert Dziak). “Submarine earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and ambient noise in the northeast Pacific Ocean.”

Wednesday, November 20, 4 pm, Owen 102. Water Resources Seminar Series: Robert Lackey (OSU). "Scientific Assertions that Muddle Ecological Policy."

Thursday, November 21, 4 pm, Wilkinson 108. G&G Colloquium Seminar Series: Peter Kelly (USGS Cascade Volcano Observatory). "Recent Developments in Volcanic Gas Monitoring." 

CEOAS summer REU program - call for faculty interest

CEOAS is an NSF-OCE funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site. The program will provide ten paid research internships (student stipend, housing, and travel) each summer. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents, and be enrolled in, but not yet completed, an undergraduate program. Student applications for next summer's program (June 16- August 22) will be due in early February. 

Faculty mentors to supervise student research projects can come from any CEOAS discipline. We will be updating the REU program website including faculty bios and sample project descriptions by the end of November. This listing gives students specific faculty and research areas of interest to indicate on their application, which helps route the ~300 applications we receive each year. If you would like to be listed on this site and want to look at student applications (being listed does not commit you taking a student next summer), send a sample project description (100 words) to Kaplan Yalcin (yalcink@geo.oregonstate.edu) by November 22. 

Faculty currently listed as possible REU mentors are Batchelder, Carlson, Colwell, Ciannelli, Graham, Goni, Kent, Kurapov, Lerczak, McKay, Letelier, Schmittner, Shearman, Schultz, Stoner, Shell, de Szoeke, Tepley, Thomas, Trehu, Waldbusser, and Wheatcroft. If you want to update your current research or be removed because you are not considering taking an REU student next summer, please contact Kaplan Yalcin.

Salmon Bowl 2014

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!  Salmon Bowl 2014, Oregon's Regional competition as part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is March 1, 2014.  We need volunteer support (no experience necessary) to assist as game officials (rules judge, science judge, moderator, runner) and support staff (food prep, game day logistics, room set-up and breakdown) during the competition.  We need all of the help we can get, so please contact salmonbowl.volunteer@gmail.com if you are interested in helping or to receive more information.  It is a great experience, so come on out!  We look forward to working with you.

Machine Shop open shop event

On Saturday November 16, 2013 CEOAS Machine Shop Manager Ben Russell will be hosting an "Open Shop" at the CEOAS machine shop (30th & Western). The purpose of this event will be to introduce interested CEOAS community to our facility and give an introduction to general shop protocol and safety guidelines. Depending on attendance and skill level of attendees Ben will provide guidance on projects or repairs that you may bring to the event. Our machine shop is a well-equipped, state of the art facility, and this open house on Saturday will present an opportunity to meet some new faces and share some of our knowledge and capabilities. The Open Shop will be from 1:00 to 3:30.

 Please remember to come dressed for the occasion. No open toed footwear.
No loose clothing or jewelry, and please keep long hair tied back securely.
For more details contact Ben Russell

House Listing

HOUSE TO RENT, AVAILABLE DEC. 21.  Lovely home near Country Club.

Single-level house is in great condition.  Recently painted, new floors/carpet, kitchen remodel, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, attached 2-car garage, covered deck, garden shed, and washer/dryer. Great and quiet neighborhood, 5 min bike to OSU and Adams School. Unfurnished. Dogs negotiable.  Photos, details, and rent on Craig's List Contact: Steve Strauss, Professor, Steve.strauss@oregonstate.edu


The Geo Club has entered several pics from our Costa Rica trip into a competition here at OSU. You can see them on display in the coffee shop downstairs in the library (Java II). Please go vote for the GEO Club!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Top: Ed Brook's U-engage freshman seminar, on a field trip on Mt. Hood. Bottom: Veterans Day Ice Cream Social in the Wilkinson office.

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