Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 8, 2015

Seminars & Defenses

Monday May 11, 2015, 4 -5 PM, Burt 193. CEOAS Student Seminar: Allan Lerner. "Probing the Geochemical Evolution of the Youngest Toba Tuff (Sumatra) Magma Chamber using Zircon-hosted Melt Inclusions.”

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10-10:45am, Wecoma Room. Thesis Presentations: Katherine Valentine. “An Investigation of Water Access and Quality in the Ambovombe Area of Southern Madagascar"

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 3:30-4:30 PM, Burth 193. POA Seminar: Dr. Kipp Shearman. “Observations of the Kuroshio Branch Current and Associated Mixing in the South China Sea”

Wednesday May 13, 2015, 10-11 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Andrea Havron (M.S., MRM). “Habitat suitability and uncertainty: a Bayesian approach to mapping benthic invertebrate distributions”

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 4-5 PM, Wilkinson 108. G&G Seminar: Leif Karlstrom, University of Oregon. "1. Oscillations in stratied, bubbly magma with application to long-period seismicity at Kilauea, Hawaii 2. Structure of the Cascades arc as revealed by a new multiparameter database of Pleistocene volcanism"

Friday, May 15, 2015, 12 – 1 PM, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Clare Reimers. "Microelectrode Velocity Effects and Eddy Covariance Measurements of Oxygen Fluxes Under Waves”


Summer Health Insurance Reminder and DEADLINE

Faculty Supervising GTAs and GRAs, please remind your students that they must extend their Graduate Assistant health insurance by Friday, May 15 if they have not already done so. If they have questions, they can contact Stacey in Student Services or Rachel Forslund in Student Health Services.

Science Pub

Dr. George Waldbusser will be presenting "Ocean Acidification: Why carbonate chemistry matters to oysters and other organisms" at the Old World Deli on May 11th, 6-8pm.

Geology & Geophysics (G&G) Day 2015

Please join us for presentations by our fantastic graduate and undergraduate student researchers.

Coffee, light snacks, and pizza lunch will be provided.

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Where: Burt Hall 193

A schedule is forthcoming and will be announced in next week's edition of Making Waves!

May Repair Fair

Wednesday, May 13, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Recycling Warehouse, 644 SW 13th Street

Bring your broken items and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings; attend demos to learn more skills! This time repair skills will be offered for appliances, bikes, clothing, computer diagnostics, electronics, housewares and woodwind instruments. Demos will also be offered: 5:45-6:15 pm - Get Fired Up: D.I.Y. Lint Fire Starters, 6:15-6:45 pm - All Buttoned Up: Reattaching Buttons and 6:45-7:15 pm - Get Pumped: Bike Flat and Chain Repair. Repair Fairs are sponsored by the Waste Watchers, helping you save money and natural resources. Learn more at http://tiny.cc/repair-fair and join on Facebook.

Undergraduate Research Scholarships Announcement Spring Term 2015

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 and the Richard W. Chambers Geology Scholarship Fund. 

Awards will generally range from $300 to $500 per term depending on quality of the proposal, student merit, and available funds. There is a three-term limit for this scholarship. Applicants will be notified via email of award decisions. Awards made in the spring will be paid in equal installments over the following academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters). Watch the various CEOAS newsletters for specific application deadlines.

To apply, students must

1.      Be majoring in the Earth Sciences (geology or geography options).
2.      Identify a faculty mentor willing to supervise their research.*
3.      Contact Stacey Schulte (stacey.schulte@oregonstate.edu) to request an application form.
4.      Submit completed application by Wednesday, May 27, no later than 5:00 pm.

*Students should contact faculty conducting research in their area of interest to learn more about current research opportunities. Kaplan Yalcin and Jessica Cardinal-Lanier are both available to help identify potential research projects and projects advisors. Contact Kaplan by email (yalcink@science.oregonstate.edu or go to http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/academics/undergraduate/researchinternships/ to make an appointment with Jessica.

Distinguished Visitor Lecture

Tuesday May 12, 2015
LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium
Reception 5:30
Lecture 7:00 PM

“Tracing Arctic climate evolution: From a forested arctic to the present” by Dr. Julie Brigham-Grette—University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

In this lecture, Dr. Brigham-Grette will discuss how data are now being used to assess the climate evolution of the Arctic since a time when the arctic borderlands were forested and the Greenland Ice sheet did not exist in its present form. The results provide a clearer picture of natural climate variability over the past few million years.

CEOAS Party!

All College
Student, Faculty and Staff Awards
BBQ Picnic

Friday,  May 15, 2015
at McAlexander Field House (between Kerr and Snell Hall)
Starting at 5:00-7:30 pm
All CEOAS Faculty, Staff, Students and Families are invited

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Dean Mark Abbott visiting with Marine Resource Management students Sandra Huynh, Daniel Sund, Marie Kowalski and Sara Shaw at the 2015 Hatfield Marine Science Day. Photo by Abby Metzger

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