Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves March 4, 2016

Seminars & Defense

Monday, March 7, 2016. 4 – 5 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Matthew Conlin – “Quantifying recent coastal change along a historically erosive littoral cell” and Daniel Stephen – “Automatic force directed flow map layout”

Monday, March 7, 2016. 12 – 1 pm, Burt 193. SPHC: Dr. Andrew Thurber. "Microbe-Metazoan Interactions in the Cold and Deep"

Tuesday, March 8, 2016. 9 - 10 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Na Hyung Choi (M.S., Geology). "Late Pleistocene Slip Rate along the Panamint Valley Fault System, Eastern California”

Tuesday, March 8, 2016. 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Larry O'Neill – “Intermittency of surface rainfall and convergence over the Gulf Stream (Processes Affecting the Time-Averaged Surface Divergence and Vorticity in the Northwest Atlantic)” and Emily Lemagie – “The Interaction Between Two Small Mountainous River Plumes Under Downwelling Wind Conditions in an Idealized Coastal Ocean Model”

Wednesday, March 9, 2016. 4 – 5 pm, Peavy Hall 101. WR Seminar: Chris Parrish, Oregon State University: School of Civil & Construction Engineering. "Bathymetry and Coastal Change Assessment from Airborne and Spaceborne Sensors"

Thursday, March 10, 2016. 4 – 5 pm, Kearney 112. G&G Seminar: Brian Tucker, GHI. “"Reducing Earthquake and Tsunami Risk in the World's Most Vulnerable Countries"

CEOAS Day of Service

Please join the Graduate Student Committee for our annual Day of Service.  This year we will be volunteering with Corvallis Parks and Recreation to construct a new trail to the summit of Bald Hill! 

Date: April 2, 2016
Time: 9:30 – 1:30
Where: Bald Hill (Reservoir Ave. Entrance) 

Join us at 9 (work begins at 9:30!) in the Reservoir Ave. parking lot for coffee and donuts and a day of volunteering!  Children and families are welcome to join! 
Click here for more information! 
There is a 30 person limit so please sign up via the Doodle Poll below so we have a headcount.

Hydrophiles Symposium

We are happy to announce this year’s Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium, held this April 18th and 19th at Oregon State University in Corvallis. The Symposium is hosted by the OSU Hydrophiles, OSU's student chapter of the American Water Resources Association.

  • Oral and poster presentations focusing on research in water resources.
  • Keynote speaker Robert Lackey:
    • OSU's Dr. Robert Lackey will give this year’s keynote address, “Science, Engineers and Policy Advocates: Delineating Appropriate Roles in Public Policy”.
  • Workshops with field experts
  • Networking opportunities and formal mentoring sessions with water resources professionals.
  • The conference is free of charge and travel grants are available for students.

Abstract submissions are due on March 18th and registration closes on April 4th. Both graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals and attend.

U of ID Law Professor Barb Cosens to speak on Adaptive Water Governance

“Social Ecological System Resilience, Climate Change and Adaptive Water Governance: The AWG Project”

Professor Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho College of Law
Wednesday, March 9, 12-1pm
Wilkinson 203 

Please help spread the word about this seminar sponsored by CEOAS, the Water Resources Graduate Program, and the HJ Andrews Long Term Ecological Research Program. Professor Cosens is a leading expert in western water law, policy, and management, and in theories related to managing complex adaptive systems for resilience in the face of climate change. She is well-known for her research and writing on the Columbia River Basin, the Endangered Species Act, and Indian water rights, among other things. Let me know if you’d like to meet with her individually or in a small group on Wednesday morning.

Salmon Bowl 2016 – THANK YOU!

Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers and supporters, the 19th Annual Salmon Bowl was a success! Two teams from Boise High School competed in the final round, making for a very exciting end to an already wonderful day. The Boise A team won and will be heading to Morehead City, NC to represent the Salmon Bowl at Nationals this April...for the third year in a row!

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Photo of the Week

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The Boise High School Team that won the 19th Annual Salmon Bowl and are headed to Nationals for the third time. Congratulations!

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