Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 2, 2014


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

Monday May 5, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,  Burt 193. Distinguished Lecturer Series: Dr. Jennifer Biddle, University of Delaware. “Microbial Life in the Subsurface: Letting the Sequences Tell the Story.”

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Jim Moum, CEOAS. "Air-Sea Interactions from Westerly Wind Bursts During the November 2011 MJO in the Indian Ocean."

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1001. WR Seminar:Steffen Schlueter, Fellow, Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, OSU. "Combined impact of soil heterogeneity and vegetation type on the annual water balance at the field scale."

Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Gilfillan Auditorium. G&G Seminar: Larry Mastin, USGS. "What the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption has taught us about ash cloud hazards."

Friday, May 9, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Byron Crump, CEOAS. "Can patterns in microbial community diversity and metagenomics serve as indicators of ecosystem change?"

Friday, May 9, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Richard Bradshaw/Maria Gibson/Mark Roberts. "Trace element and textural characteristics of olivine from the 1959 Kilauea Iki eruption./A Desktop Suitability Study of Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Washington State./Residential mobility and environmental exposure classification among childhood cancer cases in Texas."

Marine & Environmental Program at Hatfield Marine Science

New 8-week summer instruction program in Marine & Environmental studies on the Oregon coast at Hatfield Marine Science Center

Interested in participating in necropsies of a pinniped and cetacean? 
Want to re-articulate a marine bird skeleton?  
Want to take marine invertebrate identification one step farther by combining traditional and new molecular methods? 
Learn and apply field methods in the marine & estuarine environment? 
Interested in Scientific Diving? 

Join us this summer on the coast in our 8-week summer program in Marine and Environmental Studies.  
Check out the incredible line up of summer courses. http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/summer

 HMSC Summer Housing Scholarships - Initial Review Deadline May 1st!

Students taking summer courses at the Hatfield Marine Science Center are eligible to apply for housing scholarships, which provide free or reduced-rate housing on-site for the duration of the summer term in which they are enrolled. Rolling application deadline. Initial review deadline May 1st, 2014.

Priority given to students taking a full 8 week course load (15-17 credits) at HMSC. More details here: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/financial-aid

NSF Spatiotemporal Center

The NSF Spatiotemporal Center (STC) is looking for 2-4 undergraduate research assistants in the summer, 2014. The students will be conducting spatiotemporal research of matched interests and advised by faculty at three sites of George Mason, Harvard and UC-Santa Barbara. Relevant experts from center members (e.g., NASA and USGS) will also provide guidance on data and operational environments.

 For more information see: http://stcenter.net/stc/summer_assistant_application

 Final selection will be announced around May 15, 2014

Christian John Hunt Memorial Fund Scholarships

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 students.  The next application deadline is June 2. 

To apply, students must be majoring in the Earth Sciences (geology or geography options), 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 to learn more about current research opportunities.

 The electron microprobe and argon geochronology labs are available to geology undergraduates with costs for a limited number of samples covered by the Geology program. If you wish to apply for time in either of these labs, be sure your project proposal clearly states the number and types of analyses you propose and how the results will help answer your research questions. 

For complete application and an application form, contact Kaplan Yalcin, 250 Wilkinson, yalcink@geo.oregonstate.edu

OCCRI Brownbag

Please join us for an OCCRI brownbag/visitor next week -
Title: Bias-correction for climate impact studies, robust features and uncertainty sources in hydrological projections 

Nans Addor
Department of Geography
University of Zurich (visiting U of O) 

May 7, 2014
12-1p - feel free to bring your lunch
Strand 348

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Entering grades for eGeo 102 via an old iPhone tethered to a laptop from the Athi-Kaputiei Plains adjacent to Nairobi National Park in Kenya, April 2014. Photo courtesy Shiloh Sundstrom.

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