Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 3, 2014

Seminar & Defenses

Tuesday, January 7, 3:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Scott Durski (CEOAS). "Circulation in the Eastern Bering Sea: Inferences from a 2-kilometer-resolution model."

Thursday, January 9, 10 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. Jay Patton (Ocean). “Sedimentary and Geophysical Investigations Offshore Sumatra: Riddling the Seafloor for Evidence of Earthquakes and Submarine Landslides”

Friday, January 10, 9 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Michelle Fournet (MRM). "Social calling behavior of Southeast Alaskan humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae): Classification and context"

Ecology Of Marine Nekton Award- Call for Applicants 2013-2014

Applicants are requested for the Ecology of Marine Nekton Award. This award is available to graduate students proposing or conducting original thesis research for their MS or PhD degrees on the ecology of marine nekton. The award is most appropriate for graduate students who are already conducting thesis or dissertation research and who may need additional funding. Academic achievement and financial need will be considered for this $1,000 award to be presented in late Spring 2014. Interested students should submit an application consisting of the following: Resume, not to exceed two pages, 2-3 page statement of academic goals and summary of past and proposed research, Budget, explaining and justifying how funds will be spent, A letter of support from major professor/advisor. Applications should be submitted to:

Dr. Mark Abbott, Dean, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, 104 CEOAS Admin Bldg E-mail to: shaluzak@coas.oregonstate.edu  CLOSING DATE: March 14, 2014.

Application Guidance: Applications must be submitted as a complete package by the deadline. Electronic submission, as a single PDF file by e-mail will also be accepted.  NOTE: Instructions for applications must be followed exactly or the application will not be considered.

Eligibility requirements: any graduate student in good academic standing, excluding students who have previously received this award. This award is specifically for research on the ecology of marine nekton, including fisheries oceanography or the ecology of fishes, squids or swimming crustaceans. Criteria by which applicants will be evaluated include: scientific merit (creativity, feasibility and progress of proposed research, and potential for broader implications); academic qualification and service (to institution, community, profession); soundness of proposed budget; and financial need.

NRC: Research Associateship Programs

The National Research Council sponsors awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers. Graduate entry-level stipends begin at $30,000 with stipends of $42000 to $80,000 for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. There are four annual review cycles, closing 2/1, 5/1, 8/1, and 11/1. Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or rap@nas.edu. For information see: www.nationalacademies.org/rap

11th Annual Research Advances in Fisheries and Wildlife Symposium

RAFWE is a showcase of research, extension, and outreach activities by, and for, natural resource and science students, professors, and the OSU community at large. This is an excellent opportunity for students to practice presenting research and interacting with their peers, regardless of which stage their research is in. RAFWE also features helpful workshops, a brown bag lunch discussion, and a keynote speaker. Best of all – it’s entirely free! In previous years we’ve attracted over a hundred participants to the symposium.

Oral and poster presentation
Professional Skills workshops
FREE lunch
A keynote talk from Dr. Michael Heithaus of Florida International University!  

Online Registration opens: January 6th, 2014 Please visit our website: http://fw.oregonstate.edu/content/rafwe  

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 7th, 2014

Cayuse for CEOAS Proposals

Cayuse for CEOAS Proposals presented by Aedra McCarthy, OSU Sponsored Programs Wednesday, January 15th, Noon Location: Burt 193 

Make proposal submissions go more smoothly: Questions answered on CEOAS routing, common errors, FastLane vs Grants.gov, and a change to practice on your laptop/tablet.

Seeking Salmon Bowl Lodgings

On February 28th 2014, high school students from Oregon, Idaho, and Northern California are coming to Corvallis for two nights to compete in the annual regional Salmon Bowl competition. In the past, we have been able to cover travel and lodging for participating schools to make this an equal-opportunity event, but our current financial situation makes this very difficult. In light of this challenge, we are looking towards our wonderful Corvallis community to offer up a bed or two to one or more of these students, or coaches, so that we can keep their costs down. Please email Saskia at salmonbowl.nosb@gmail.com if you are interested in being a host for two nights!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Kusiel Shifrin donated funds to renovate the fountain in the CEOAS Admin courtyard between 1995-1997 as a memorial to his wife. This archive photo is from July, 2000.

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