Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 7, 2014


Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar: "Geography in a Time of Cholera." -Demian Hommel / "Place Making in Kolkata: A Geographical Analysis of the Hand-Pulled Rickshaws." -Shireen Hyrapiet

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Burt 193. POA Seminar: David Noone. "Revising climate history from ice cores: using modern measurements to understand processes controlling proxies."

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Kearney 305.  WR Seminar: Sarah Bates, National Wildlife Federation & Center for Natural Resouces and Environmental Policy, Montana. "Addressing Water Issues in Private Land Conservation Planning."

Thursday, November 13, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Wilkinson 108.  G&G Colloquium: Mark Jellinek, University of British Columbia. "Snowballs and super-greenhouses: The enigmatic climatic footprint of supercontinental cycles."

Friday, November 14, 2014, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Seminar: “Analyzing Temporal Variation in Plant-Pollinator Networks of the Western Cascades.” - Edward Helderop and “A novelty or tool for learning?  Investigating family interactions around a multi-touch table exhibit at Hatfield Marine Science Center.” - Jennifer East

Condon Lecture

On Thursday November 20 and Friday November 21 CEOAS and the OSU Research Office will host this year’s Thomas Condon and George Moore Lecturer, Dr. TC Onstott (Princeton University, Department of Geosciences). Dr. Onsott's research investigates the activity and survival of bacteria and other microorganisms in the deep subsurface (> 0.5 km) and their impact on the geochemistry and mineralogy of deep Earth and he will present two talks during his visit:

- The Thomas Condon Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7:30-8:30 PM in C&E Hall of the LaSells Stewart Center. A reception starts at 6:45. The talk is entitled “The Hidden Universe”.
- The George Moore Lecture on Friday, Nov. 21, at 12-12:50 PM in Gilbert 124. This more technical presentation is entitled: “Carbon cycling in the deep subsurface: Never was so much owed by so many to so few”.

 Contact Rick Colwell to schedule time on Friday morning (9-11:30) and Friday afternoon (2-5) to visit with Dr. Onstott. Students interested in having lunch with Onstott after the Moore Lecture should contact Colwell.

Fall 2014 CEOAS Merchandise Sale

It's that time of year again, and we are now accepting orders for the Fall 2014 CEOAS Merchandise Sale!

In addition to our inventory from last spring, we are offering seasonal items that will only be available during this sale. Also, for those of you who inquired about additional shirt and sweatshirt sizes last spring, this is your chance to order the perfect size.

Orders are due either as a hard copy to Biana in CEOAS Admin, or by email (gscmerchandise@gmail.com) by 5 PM ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10. A check for the full amount (made out to OSU Foundation) must be included with your order.

Remember, the proceeds from this sale support the GSC Travel Fund, which in turn supports students as we share our research at conferences!

GEO 548 Presentation

GEO 548 invites you to their presentation on disturbance cascades and logjams in the H.J. Andrews. This product of field research will take place on Wednesday, November 12 at 1pm in Wilkinson 207.

Cayuse New User Training Session

A Cayuse New User Training Session facilitated by the Office of Sponsored Programs will be held November 12, 2014 from 2-3:30pm in the Indian Room, MU 211. This training is for new faculty, new support staff and those simply seeking a refresher on the proposal management system.  A step by step overview of proposal creation is presented, highlighting tips, tricks and shortcuts, as well as an explanation of the distinction between 424 and SP functionalities.

For questions, please contact sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu or proposals@coas.oregonstate.edu.

Updated CEOAS Proposal Budget Guidelines

The CEOAS Proposal Budget Guidelines have been updated. They can be found on the CEOAS proposal webpage http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/facultystaff/proposal/ . If you have any questions, please contact the proposal team at proposals@coas.oregonstate.edu.

International Marine Technicians Conference (INMARTECH 2014)

OSU is hosting this year's International Marine Technicians Conference (INMARTECH 2014), November 18th through the 21st at the LaSells Center. The conference is brings together marine technicians from around the world to exchange technical knowledge and developments in the marine technical field. INMARTECH 2014 will be involve over 200 marine technicians from 17 countries.  It includes an opening address by CEOAS Dean Mark Abbott and a keynote address from NOAA Vice Admiral (VADM) Michael S. Devany. There will be a variety of technical sessions through the week; Highlights include:

  • Tuesday evening reception at the OOC in southtown
  • Wednesday afternoon will feature a poster session
  • Thursday afternoon will feature tours of the OSU campus (Core Lab, Robotics Lab, Wave Lab, Nuclear Reactor)

Everyone is invited to attend, particularly the poster sessions or to drop in on a regular session.  If you will be attending more than one session please register.

The Agenda and much, much more is available on the Inmartech 2014 website at: http://inmartech2014.com/

ENGAGE Workshop- Encouraging Networks between Geoscience and Geoscience Education

ENGAGE Workshop- Encouraging Networks between Geoscience and Geoscience Education
January 18-20, 2015
Arlington, VA

Significant advances in both the geosciences and in STEM education have taken place in recent years, such that early-career professionals face a different and evolving landscape of what we teach, how we teach, and how we communicate the broader impacts of our research. Adding urgency to the task is the projection of an increased need for geoscientists and professionals with an understanding of geoscience, due to anticipated retirements from the baby-boomer generation and job growth in geoscience-related careers. In response, the National Science Foundation is funding a workshop to bring together early-career researchers to explore collaborative approaches that leverage advances in both geoscience disciplines (earth, atmospheric, ocean, and polar sciences) and in geoscience education. These relationships are critical for two reasons: (1) to address the foundational educational research needed on how people learn geoscience content and develop into expert geoscientists, and (2) to facilitate early career geoscientists in enhancing the broader impacts of their geoscience research.

The workshop will include a combination of plenary talks, panelist presentations, group discussions and time for networking and collaboration. Early career geoscience researchers and discipline based education researchers (DBERs) will each bring important expertise to the workshop.  The geoscience researchers can provide content specific instructional challenges and classroom/student access, while DBERs bring a knowledge of methodologies to study those challenges.  Both groups will have the opportunity to develop new collaborations, with geoscience researchers gaining an understanding of the DBER process, and ideas for broadening the impact of their research, while DBERs will gain a better understanding of content challenges in the geosciences.

This workshop is open to 40 people by application, and travel and workshop costs will be covered for all selected participants. The application deadline is November 7, 2014 and details can be found here.

Contact Nicole LaDue <nladue@niu.edu> or  MIchael Hubenthal <hubenth@iris.edu> with questions.

Accounting Office Open House

The CEOAS accounting office is holding open house on Wednesday, November 12 from 2 pm – 4 pm. Drop by CEOAS Admin Room 211 for hot apple cider, treats & to meet staff.

Undergraduate Research Scholarships Available for Geography and Geology Students

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.

Applications are student initiated and include short descriptions of the proposed research and broader impacts to the student. Interested students should contact Kaplan Yalcin (yalcink@geo.oregonstate) for an application form. The faculty member overseeing the project also need to email a letter of support directly. To be considered for an undergraduate research scholarship for Winter and Spring 2015 quarters, applications must be received by 5 pm Monday Dec 1.

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program - Call for Faculty Interest

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