Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 25, 2014

Seminars & Defense

Friday, April 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Wilkinson 203. Student Defense: Ms. Jennifer Veilleux (Ph.D., Geography). "Is Dam Development a Mechanism for Human Security? Scale and Perception of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia and Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River in Laos."

Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: April Abbott. "Rare Earth Elements on the Oregon Margin."

Friday, April 25, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Lucy Romeo/Charles Preppernau. "Exploring the Environmental Influences on the Distribution of Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas)"/"Evaluating the Effectiveness of 3D Volcanic Hazard Maps."

Monday, April 28, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Burt 193. Special Seminar: Dr. ErikZettler, Professor, Oceanography/Associate Dean for Instituational Relations and Research, SEA Semester. "Life in the 'Plastisphere'. Microbial Communities in Plastic Marine Debris."

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Samantha A Siedlecki, JISAO. "Seasonal oxygen variability in the coastal ocean of Washington and Oregon in the recent past and near future."

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1001. WR Seminar: Alba Argerich, Research Associate, OSU, Forest Ecosystems & Society. "Aquatic contribution of a small headwater stream to the carbon cycle."

Thursday, May 1, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Gilfillan. G&G Seminar: Erick Burns, USGS. "Understanding Heat and Groundwater Flow through the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System: Insights Gained from Alternative Models of Permeability/Depth Relationships."

Friday, May 2, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Wilkinson 203. OEB Seminar: Jim Ruzicka. "Ecosystem modeling and the variability among energy flow pathways in the Northern California Current."

Friday, May 2, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1001. Student Seminar: Jake Nelson/James Eynard/Stephanie Smith. "Risky business: identifying vulnerability and impacts from modeled oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico."/"Evaluating the effectiveness of illuminated and shadowed contours for improving interpretation of topography."/ TBA

Cayuse Admin User Training

This training is designed for regular users of the system such as Research faculty, Support personnel  and Grant Coordinators.  The training addresses more advanced proposal considerations and encourages sharing of tips, tricks and proven best-practices.  April 29, from 10:30-11:30 a.m in MU 211. Contact sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu if you have questions. 

We Have AMAZING Students!

Here is a list of more recent award winners (please come to the May 30th picnic for the acknowledgement of these fine students!)

GSA Research Grants:

Nilo Bill
Richard Bradshaw
Jennifer DiGiulio
Allan Lerner
Nikki Moore
Bethany Murphy
Ado Mucek
Na Hyung Choi
Nora Utevsky
Henri Sanville
Gaylen Sinclair
Jack Zunka

Exxon prize for in top 10 proposals: Bethany Murph. (5K)
IODP Research grants: Susan Schnur, Kevin Konrad and David Heaton
Schlanger Research grant: Susan Schnur
Mazamas: Allan Lerner, Jennifer DiGiulio
NSF Fellowship: Allan Lerner, Gaylen Sinclair
Society of Economic Geologist Fellowship: Curtis Johnson (5K)
AAPG Research Grant: Nilo Bill

Nick Cohn: OSU Graduate Student Travel Award, Nortek Student Equipment Grant, Acoustic Wave and Current Profiler (AWAC) Equipment Loan

Katy Serafin: Best Student Oral Presentation, PNW Climate Conference, September 2013 and Fellowship for waiving PNW Climate Conference Registration, September 2013.

Congratulations one and all! We are proud of you!

GEO Appathon

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Appathon is a global App development competition which aims to develop new, exciting, and (most importantly) useful Apps using Earth Observation data. The first ever GEO Appathon runs from 7th May 2014 until 31st August 2014 and is open to non-commercial individuals and teams from any background; although, the event itself is aimed at Earth observation students, scientists and developers. All Apps will be judged and the top 3 winners will receive cash prizes (>$2,000) and GEO endorsement of the App.  http://geoappathon.org/

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
The CEOAS Egg Hunt sponsored by SAC Saturday, April 19 was a success! More than 20 kids participated in the event, which included over 550 hidden eggs, face painting, music, and refreshments. Photos by Aurelie Moulin

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