Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 15, 2015


Tuesday, May 19th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm , Burt 193. POA Seminar: Gordon Stephenson, Bangor University. "A simple method for measuring an advected internal wave field using irregularly spaced data, with implications for baroclinic energy fluxes."

Thursday, May 21th, 4- 5:00 pm, Wilkinson 108. G&G Seminar: Darryl Granger, Purdue University. "Landscape evolution and cosmogenic nuclides."

Friday, May 22th, 12-1 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Matt Alkire, UW APL. "Size doesn't matter: The importance of small, Canadian rivers to the freshwater budget of the Arctic Ocean.”


Undergraduate Research Scholarships Announcement

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.

Temporary Employment

Summer is almost upon us and the following is a reminder regarding temporary hires and the use of external temporary employment agencies. This reminder includes a change which is a result of the University’s continuing efforts to review policies and procedures following OSU’s departure from the Oregon University System. The QRF guidelines follow:

 ·       When contracting external temporary employees the University is required by law to utilize the services of a Qualified Rehabilitation Facility (QRF) in accordance with the provisions of ORS 279-835 to 279-855 and applicable Administrative Rules prior to contacting Barret Business Services, Inc. (BBSI).
·       When a QRF is unable to meet your placement needs within a reasonable time period (typically 24 hours) from the date a request is submitted by your business center, Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI) may be used.
·       Please remember that your request must go to the QRF first and only if they are not able to meet your needs can BBSI be contacted next.
·       If you have already identified someone you would like to contract through an external temporary agency, you need to contract those services through the QRF of your choice, provided a QRF offers the needed services.

Additional information is available on the OHR webpage Temporary Staff Appointments  and you may utilize the Department of Administrative Services QRF Services Tool to assist you in identifying the appropriate QRF for your area (select “Temporary Staffing Services” from the “Select a Service” drop down menu).

IMPORTANT:  All external temporary agency and non-agency OSU temporary hires are coordinated through your Business Center HR team.  Please make your BC HR team your first point of contact.

G & G Day 2015

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

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

See the flyer for a schedule of speakers and their topics. 


When: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Where: Burt Hall 193

G and G day poster


Are you tired of flexing your mental muscles around CEOAS?  Do you want to have the opportunity to show your colleagues that physical prowess instead?

The Graduate Student Committee (GSC) is organizing a 5K Run/walk which will take place on Sunday, June 7th at 10am with a kids dash (1k) beginning at 11am. The race is runner and walker friendly! Bring the whole family out for the event! We will provide light food and drinks in the Burt courtyard after the race.

The 5k is an out and back course starting on Orchard Ave running down 26th west on SW Campus way toward the fairgrounds and back. The 1k dash will follow the same course only turn around at the 0.5k mark instead.

The money raised during this event will go toward the GSC Travel fund, allowing the CEOAS students to present their cutting edge research at more conferences around the world! I hope to see you all on the 7th participating in this fun event!

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