Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 22, 2016

Seminars & Defense

Monday, April 25, 2016. 11:00 am, Burt 193. Special Seminar – Sediment Transport Candidate: Dr. Margaret Palmsten, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center. "Video observations of bed form morphodynamics in a meander bend"

Monday, April 25, 2016. 4:00 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar: 1) “The effects of artificial structures on benthic communities” - Maritza Mendoza. 2) “Conifer Establishment in M1 Meadow of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest” - Kate Jones. 3) “Fantastic Leads and Where to Find Them” - Ben Lewis

Tuesday, April 26, 2016. 3:30 pm, Burt 103. POA Seminar: Dr. Emily Shroyer. "Seasonal connections between Nares Strait and Petermann Glacier: Linking the sea ice, ocean, and ice shelf"

Wednesday, April 27, 2016. 4:00 pm, LINC 314. Hydrology Seminar:  Allen Hunt, Wright State University. "Soil production and NPP from net infiltration and AET: Optimal flow and non-Gaussian transport"

Thursday, April 28, 2016. 4:00 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Christine Wiedinmyer, NCAR. “Fires in the Earth System”

Friday, April 29, 2016. 10:00 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. Stephen Drake (PhD, Atmospheric Science). "An Experimental Investigation of Interstitial Air Movement in Seasonal Snow”

Friday, April 29, 2016. 12:00, Burt 193. OEB Seminar:  Annaliese Hettinger. “Rapid shell formation occurs in larval bivalves - interaction between organic matrix and inorganic shell components”

Friday, April 29, 2016. 12:00, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar: Drew Bennett, Colorado State University. “Bridging the Divide: A Geographer's Experience Leading a Transdisciplinary Socio-Environmental Synthesis Team


Caroline Nash (advisor: Gordon Grant) has been awarded a Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant last week for her PhD research entitled "A stratigraphic characterization of wet meadows in the Northern Great Basin"

Earth Day

Earth Day carbon plan invitation: Did you know OSU is attempting to be carbon neutral by 2025? Getting there requires participation from our entire campus community.  Learn about what’s been done, about big plans for the next year and how you and your department can be part of the solution.  Lunch provided Friday, April 22 (Earth Day), noon, MU213.

More Congrats!

Many congrats to Dr. Todd Jarvis on receiving the Universities Council on Water Resources – 2016 Education and Public Service Award, for his significant contributions to increasing public awareness of water resources development, use, and management. He does this beyond the walls of OSU in local, national and global communities, through applied practices and research.

Staff Fee Reminder

April 22, 2016 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for OSU employees or family members attending OSU during Spring Term 2016.  The Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form, instructions, and information can be found here.  Completed forms should be returned to:  Forestry, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) Human Resources, 154 Peavy Hall, Attn: Megan Hickman.  If you miss the deadline, please contact Megan Hickman, FOBC HR, megan.hickman@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.

Pacific Northwest Women in Science Retreat

July 8-10, 2016. Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, Oregon. Come see what a difference a weekend can make! Chance to network with a diverse community of women professionals working in; industry, academia, business, law, policy, entrepreneurial positions, and national labs. Build the skills for launching and advancing your science career. Register at wsrpacificnorthwest.com

Singing for Science

Brown bag lunch on April 22, noon to 1 p.m. in Room 402, Linus Pauling Science Center. Jeremy Hoffman (PhD, Geology) a Science Communications Fellow with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, will talk about his work communicating the science of global climate change. His video is online, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRUOgW9tJMs.

Ocean Mixing in the News

Study Of Deep Turbulence Reveals Ocean Currents Insights highlights the research done by Jim Moum and Ryan Holmes of Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Science. A nice write up of a cruise in which ocean mixing is discussed.

G&G Day!

Student research talks on Friday, April 29, 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM, Wilkinson 203. Coffee, snacks, and lunch provided.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Picture of Golden Gate Bridge with 'Light Field' camera from R/V Questary, 25 March 2016 after March Rainstorms. Color change is interface between Ocean and Bay Waters. Project: Impacts of Population Growth on the San Francisco Bay and Delta Ecosystem. Davis, Curtiss: Oregon State University (Project Lead). Photo by Nick Tufillaro, CEOAS.

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