Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves July 10, 2015

So Many Defenses!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015. 4-5pm, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Julie Watson (PhD, Geography) "Beyond cooperation: Environmental justice in transboundary water management”

Thursday, July 16, 2015. 9-10 am, Wilkinson 203. Student Defense: Ms. Nora Utevsky (M.S., Geology) "Geochemistry of plutonic rocks of the Western Cascades, Washington and Oregon: Relationship to crustal segmentation and ore genesis"

Friday, July 17, 2015. 1-2 pm, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Kim Ogren (PhD, Geography) "Water Governance Process Assessment: Evaluating the Link between Decision Making Processes and Outcomes in the Columbia River Basin”

National Congress of American Indians

Samantha Chisholm Hatfield recently presented at National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) mid-year Conference June 28-July 1 2015,  for the We Have Always Been Scientists panel. She was selected out of a national competitive pool of applicants and invited to come speak regarding TEK and her research on climate change effects are impacting Native American culture, for policy makers and others who were attending.

The conference was in St. Paul Minnesota, and featured among others, speakers Senator Al Franken, Rep. Betty McCollum, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and journalist Mark Trahant. 

Samantha is a PostDoc working under the direction of Dr. Philip Mote at OCCRI.

HJ Andrews Experimental Station

We are looking for 4 student volunteers to help with bedload sampling at the HJ Andrews Experimental Station (Blue River, OR) from Aug 3-6th.  We will provide lodging at the HJ Andrews & transportation from OSU. You will get a few days of actually collecting data for a long-term monitoring program.  Every year, the sediment in the bedload traps in the small watersheds are shoveled out, sorted into rough size categories and weighed. The measurements you make will join this data set, which began in 1958; they need our help to keep it going!

Greg Downing (USFS) a long-time veteran of the bedload sampling and other HJA research efforts will be leading the work, and will train you on site.

Please respond to sarah.lewis@oregonstate.edu by July 17th if you are interested, and spread the word if you know of students looking for field experience!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Logan Enver Yalcin was born 3:51 pm July 8th, 7 lbs 7 oz and 20 inches long.

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