Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves October 14, 2016


Monday, October 17, 2016. 4- 5 PM, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Nick Houtman, Assistant Director OSU’s Research Communications.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  12- 1 PM, Burt 193. GEM Seminar:- Jamon Van Den Hoek/Larry Becker. "Conflictual Ecologies" / "Social and Ecological Aspects in the Geography of African Rice Varieties"

Tuesday, October 18, 2016. 3:30 - 5 PM, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Seth Zippel, UW/APL. "Waves and Turbulence at the Ocean Surface"

Wednesday, October 19, 2016. 4 – 5 PM, Weniger 149. WR Seminar:- Bruce Aylward, Managing Director, AMP Insights. "Water Markets and Collective Action"

Thursday, October 20, 2016. 4 - 5 PM, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Frank Sousa, CEOAS/OSU. "Eocene incision of Kings Canyon, California

Yardwork For a Great Cause

Autumn is here, the leaves are falling, and rain is just around the corner.


The Geoclub is here to help! 


For only $15 per hour, we’ll get your yard ready for winter.


All proceeds support our upcoming New Zealand trip.


Schedule your appointment today: geoclubofficers@gmail.com, 541-740-6989

Research Computing Seminar

“Research Data Management and Open Science”
Clara Llebot and Steve Van Tuyl, OSU
Monday, October 24, 2016, 2-3 PM, Kidder 202

Proper Research Data Management is a critical component of any research. In this seminar Clara Llebot and Steve Van Tuyl will discuss the current state of research data management policy, how this impacts researchers at OSU, and what methods and tools they can use to navigate the research data management landscape. They will also discuss how research data management and open science can complement one another, and we’ll point participants towards tools and resources for data management and open science – including resources at OSU. 

All members of the OSU research community are welcome to attend.  The event will also be streamed on http://live.oregonstate.edu/ 

These events are jointly sponsored by Information Services, the College of Engineering, College of Science, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing and the Office of Research.


Drs. Patricia Puerta and Mei Sato have been awarded with an OPA Fall 2016 Professional Development Awards.

Five of these awards are given each year, two in the Spring and three in the Fall, to OSU postdocs for projects aimed at advancing their professional skills in researching, teaching, and mentoring. The proposals describing those projects are submitted by the postdocs themselves and are supported by their academic mentors. Each award is worth $1000, a sum that the postdoc may only use for their incurring expenses as stated in their project proposal.

The Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association (OPA) believes that postdocs make a vital contribution to OSU and, especially, to the impact OSU makes through its outstanding academic output. It is part of their mission to broadcast and highlight the accomplishments of OSU postdoctoral researchers to the OSU community.

Staff Fee Privileges (Tuition Discount): OSU Employees or Family Members Attending OSU

October 18, 2016 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for OSU employees or family members attending OSU during Fall 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, fobc.hr@oregonstate.edu, 108 CEOAS Admin.  If you miss the deadline, please contact the FOBC HR team at fobc.hr@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
On board RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer after a recent cruise to the Antarctic. This was the fifth winter survey conducted by the NOAA Antarctic Marine Living Resources group, led by Dr. Christian Reiss. CEOAS Assistant Professor Kim Bernard was invited to participate in the cruise and was given three berths for students. Two CEOAS students (grad student Katie Qualls and undergrad Sean Mahaffey) and one REU student (Monisha Sugla, Rutgers University) joined Kim. Kim is in the front row, second from the right and Monisha is third from the right. Katie is in the back row, seventh from the right and Sean is sixth from the right.

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