Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves August 14, 2015

Seminar and Defense

Sung Yong Kim Assistant Professor Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Daejon, South Korea
Monday, Aug 17th - 3:30 pm - Burt 193
Title: Submesoscale eddies identified from surface current observations off southern San Diego

Thursday August 20, 2015 - 9 AM - Burt 193
Mr. Martin Hoecker-Martinez (Ph.D., Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
Adviser: Dr. William D. Smyth
Title: Turbulence and biophysical fluxes in the near surface ocean

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Proposal Website Updates

Check out the CEOAS Proposal Website for recently added Frequently Asked Questions, Proposal Budget Guidelines (updated grad rates), Budget Templates and a Cayuse Step-by-Step Walkthrough. Please don’t hesitate to contact proposals@coas.oregonstate.edu with any questions!

Come get your feet wet!

Attend our free half-day training August 28th or August 29th
Prepare to run with the Salmon and Students for a day!

Our half-day training will prepare you to teach a Salmon Watch station for a day to 8 or 10 5th or 6th grade students! 

Salmon Watch is an outdoor educational program begun in partnership with Oregon Trout about 22 years ago bringing students to streams and rivers in Oregon to see spawning salmon.  The program developed as collaboration between participating schools, excellent volunteer educators and program coordinators.

At Salmon Watch:

  • Students learn to recognize good salmon habitat and their influence on the river
  • Along the banks they learn about the riparian zone and begin to identify what makes the river a fantastic place to visit and to play
  • Students can begin to fathom water quality and how to help keep rivers and streams healthy. The rivers are often our source of water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and watering our gardens, farms and animals. What is good for the spawning salmon is good for us, too!
  • Aquatic insects in the shallow water bring delight and excitement. What makes it possible for the bugs and crawdads to be here? What do they need to thrive? How do salmon fit into their story? The dynamic matrix of life begins to emerge from splashing around in the water for a day with the salmon.

No previous experience is necessary. Visit our website LBSW.org for more information and our Signup

Science Outreach Workshop

Translating Scientific Research into Activities for Outreach and Engagement

Time: Thursday August 20 9 am -1:30 pm

Location: Agricultural Life Sciences 0012, OSU campus

Are you interested in enhancing the broader impacts of your scientific research?  Join us for a half-day workshop focused on developing inquiry-based materials through hands-on activities, discussion time and a panel Q&A with educators and outreach experts.  

Examples will be from plant biology, microbiology and biotechnology but the workshop is open to researchers from other disciplines.  Participants in this workshop will have access to classroom sets of molecular biology equipment and other material to use in outreach activities.  Grade 6-12 educators and future educators are also welcome to attend.

Lunch will be provided during a panel discussion.

See flyer or email Rachel Okrent (OSU, Botany and Plant Pathology; USDA-ARS) for more information.

Registration required

Sponsored by USDA-NIFA in collaboration with STEPs

Graduate Fellowship Information

Two sessions offered:
Session 1 – Tuesday, September 1, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, FURM 101
Session 2 – Tuesday, September 8, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, FURM 101

Please join us for a Graduate Fellowship information session, appropriate for supervising professors, graduate coordinators and directors, administrative assistants/managers, HR staff, anyone involved in the supervision or appointment/appointment process for Graduate Fellows at OSU.  Topics include definitions and eligibility requirements for a formal Graduate Fellowship appointment; tuition remission information; appointment process updates and changes; and a Q&A session.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Todd Jarvis joins the USGS Oregon Water Science Center on a voyage to the Willamette Falls on the Willamette River on June 20. 2015. Marshall Gannett, Hydrologist and OSU Geology alum standing in foreground. The Willamette Falls is part of the Willamette Falls Heritage Area, the first State Heritage Area designated by the Oregon Heritage Commission in 2015.

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