Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 13, 2015

Seminars & Defense

Monday, November 16, 2015. 4-5 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar:  Jennifer Dennis, Grad School. “Elements of Effective Outreach Presentations” and Jianghui Du (Ph.D., OEB). “Extracting Authigenic  εNd Signals from Gulf of Alaska Sediments”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015. 12 - 1 pm, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar: Robert Kennedy. “Time is of the essence: tracking landscape dynamics using time-series satellite imagery”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015. 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Dudley Chelton. "Mesoscale and Submesoscale Ekman Pumping"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015. 4-5 pm, Owen 101. WR Seminar: Robin Craig, University of Utah: College of Law. “Climate Change, the Public Trust Doctrine, and Water Law: An Overview of Possibilities”

Thursday, November 19, 2015. 10-11 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Jennifer DiGiulio (M.S., Geology). "Reconstructing the physical record of a four million year volcanic system: Geochemistry, thermobarometry, and geologic map of the Mount Jefferson area, Oregon"

Thursday, November 19, 2015. 4-5 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Brittany Brand, Boise State. “Exploring the influence of topography on pyroclastic density current dynamics — Mount St. Helens, Washington”

Friday, November 20, 2015. 1-2 pm, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Courtney Hann (MS, MRM). “Citizen Science Research: A Focus on Historical Whaling Data and a Current Marine Mammal Citizen Science Project, Whale mAPP”

Salmon Bowl 2016

February 27th, 2016 at Oregon State University 

Looking for fun, excitement, and passionate competition? High school students from all over Oregon and Idaho are traveling to OSU to compete in a marine science academic quiz bowl to win scholarships, educational trips, and the chance to compete at Nationals! Come help make this event possible (no experience needed). Volunteer positions: Game Officials (rules judge, science judge, moderator, runner) and Support Staff (food prep, room set-up and breakdown, etc.)

Interested and want more information?  Email salmonbowl.volunteer@gmail.com

New Furniture

To welcome the furniture back to the Burt 193 foyer, let's all work together to use it appropriately and to keep it clean and orderly. Feel free to use it to gather for informal conversations, but please be aware of keeping the noise down should there be a seminar going on in Burt 193. Enjoy!

Pie the Professor

The pie-in-the-face fundraiser if back! Donate money to the professors you think should win. The faculty that makes the most money get to pie the losers in the face.

                                         Current Standing:
                                         Larry Becker- $11.70      
                                         Julia Jones- $11.45
                                         Roy Haggerty- $11.11
                                         Andrew Meigs- $8.20
                                         Shireen Hyrapiet- $8.05
                                         Demian Hommel- $3.50|

Collection jars can be found in the Student Services Office: Wilkinson 104 and CEOAS Admin: 104.  All donations support the Geosciences Club!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Oregon Climate Change Research Institute's (OCCRI) John Stevenson, David Rupp, Savannah Kisling, Kathie Dello, Marie Schlenker, and Linnia Hawkins explore the Rogue River Gorge.

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