Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 30, 2015

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, February 2, 2015, 4:00 -5:00 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Lindsay Carroll: "Evaluating the Trade-offs of Dune Conservation, Coastal Protection, and Recreational Accessibility Associated with Restoration Management in Tillamook County, Oregon." and Briana Goodwin: "An evaluation of Oregon State University’s process for siting their proposed grid-connected wave energy test facility.”

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Samantha Chisholm Hatfield. "Assessing Climate Change Effects on Natural and Cultural Resources of Significance to Northwest Tribes."

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Wilkinson 203. G&G Seminar: Dr. Anna Kelbert. “Water Content and Processes in Complicated Subduction Settings as Inferred with Electromagnetic Methods.”

Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10 AM, HMSC Classroom 30/32. Student Defense: Mr. Morgan (Mo) Bancroft (M.S., Marine Resource Management). “An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen on the Growth of Juvenile English Sole and Juvenile Dungeness Crab.” The defense will also be broadcast on Adobe Connect.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Peavy 242. WR Seminar: Dorthe Wildenschild, OSU School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. "Optimizing Capillary Trapping of CO2 for Safe Storage and Prevention of Groundwater Acidification."

 Thursday February 5, 2015, 1 PM, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. James Eynard (M.S., Geography). “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Illuminated Contour Lines”

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Dr. Rachel Lauer - University of California, Santa Cruz. "Seismic and Slow-slip Behavior Along the Middle America Trench, Costa Rica: Implications from Clay Dehydration Modeling of Fluid Sources."

Taylor-Oles Scholarship

Congratulations to undergraduate Ian Kallio, who is the first recipient of the newly established Taylor-Oles undergraduate scholarship in CEOAS.  Named for OSU professors Ed Taylor and Keith Oles, and supported by a generous alumni gift, this award rewards rising junior and senior students of geology who show enthusiasm and promise for success in the profession. 

Research Websites, Blogs, and Social Media - oh my! (presented by Naomi Hirsch)

February 4, 4-6 pm, Nash Hall 033.
An online presence has become increasingly important in our constantly changing scientific world. Learn how to use different online strategies to communicate both your personal philosophies and your science to the world. Create a well-developed blog, website or social media presence to help you network with other researchers and make you stand out in future job searches.

Sad News

We were saddened to learn that our colleague, Chih-An Huh, passed away earlier this month in Taiwan.  Dr. Huh was a marine geochemist on the COAS faculty between 1984-1996.   In 1996, Chih-An joined the Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, as a research fellow where he continued to apply radio- and stable-isotope geochemical techniques to a wide range of marine environmental studies.  Chih-An published with many faculty and students from the College, including:  Fred Prahl, Bob Collier, Marta Torres, Jim McManus, Nick Pisias, Larry Small, Bruce Finney, Dave Kadko, and Tom Beasley.     


Hydrophiles’ Water Research Symposium

April 26th-28th at CH2M Hill Alumni Center

The Symposium is a FREE three-day event, including:

  • Oral and poster presentations by students covering freshwater science, engineering, and policy (April 27th-28th)
  • Group expeditions to explore local water resources (April 26th)
  • Screening of the film Who Owns Water? and discussion with guest speaker
  • Booths by professional organizations interested in our student research
  • Schedule mentorship meetings with professors and private-sector professionals

Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to present their proposed, ongoing, or completed research. Even if you aren’t conducting research in the field, or aren’t a student, there’s still a lot at the Symposium for you!

Abstract Submission is open until March 6. Visit HydrophilesResearchSymposium.org for more information or to submit.

Important Tax Information

Oregon State University split from the Oregon University System effective 7/1/14 and obtained a new, separate tax ID. If you are an employee with pay in both halves of 2014, please check for both W-2s before filing your tax returns.

The electronic version will be available mid February at your OSU online services.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Jack Barth showing Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) equipment to data scientists from Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and technology consultant firm, and Kaggle, the leading online data science competition community. Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle are sponsoring the National Data Science Bowl. Photo by Jessica Luo.

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