Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 4, 2016


Monday, November 7, 2016. 4-5 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar 1) Age Dependent Plate Motion Modeling- Daniel Heaton
2) Novel Methods for Predicting a Continental-Scale Land Cover Time Series - Sam Hooper

Tuesday, November 8, 2016. 3:30-4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Laurie Padman, Earth & Space Research — "Is the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica, as stable as we think?"

Tuesday, November 8, 2016. 4-5 pm, Johnson Hall 102. Marston Lecture: Alexander Murphy — "The Integration Struggle in Europe: Geographical Considerations"

Wednesday, November 9, 2016. 4-5 pm, Weniger 149. WR Seminar: Aaron Wolf — "Spiritual Dimensions of Water Negotiations"

Thursday, November 10, 2016. Noon-1 pm, LInC 228. Colin O'Brady — "Going Beyond: Setting an Epic World Record"


20th Annual Salmon Bowl – Call For Volunteers!

Salmon Bowl 20th Anniversary
Where: Oregon State University Campus
When:  Saturday, February 18th, 2017

What’s Salmon Bowl?

The National Oceanic Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed high school academic marine sciences competition. Schools form teams of 4-5 students to compete in a quiz-bowl to win great prizes, scholarships, and a chance to compete at the national competition.  OSU hosts the Salmon Bowl, Oregon’s regional NOSB.  Each year, over 150 students, teachers, and community members volunteer to help enrich science teaching and learning.  Together, we enhance public understanding and stewardship of the oceans white promoting student exposure to STEM.

Our goal

Recruit as many volunteers as possible to help with the many facets involved in making this competition come to life!  We need volunteers not only for the main event on Saturday, but we will also need volunteers to help with set-up and practice rounds on Friday, February 17th.

Want more info?

Join us for the general information meeting on January 12, 2017 from 6-7pm at Gilfillan Auditorium. Whether you have participated in the past or you are new to NOSB, we highly encourage all interested parties to attend the General Information Meeting.

Volunteer Positions

Volunteer opportunities are divided into two categories, game official and support staff. If you have prior NOSB/Salmon Bowl experience and/or have a preference for your role, please let us know!

Game official positions (1 training session required, more info to come):

1. Rules Judge
2. Science Judge
3. Moderator
4. Runner

Event Support Staff (helps with general logistics):

1. Room set-up and breakdown
2. Volunteer and Team check-in
3. Food (pick-up and serving)
4. Break room management
5. Other general logistics

If volunteering as a game official sounds like more of a commitment than you can make, then please consider volunteering as support staff. These positions don't require any training, just set up day and/or game-day commitment where you still get to interact with the teams.

What is in it for you?

To show our gratitude, all of our volunteers get a free t-shirt, free lunch, and a chance to amazing win prizes during our raffle! Most importantly, you’ll receive that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from donating your time to a worthwhile cause. It may just be a game, but it's a game that promotes ocean knowledge, one science question at a time.

For more information

1.  Attend the General Information Meeting
2.  Visit out NOSB.org
3.  Email salmonbowl.volunteer@gmail.com with any questions or positions you would be interested in
4. See the CEOAS Salmon Bowl webpage

We want to make the 20th Anniversary of Salmon Bowl a blast and we're going to need a lot of support from our valued volunteers – you! More importantly it's an incredibly fun experience. So drop us a line, stay in touch, and let the Salmon Bowl 20th Anniversary celebration begin!

Your 2017 Regional Coordinators,

Deanna Caracciolo and Kei Lin Chang

PS: Save the date!
NOSB Nationals 2017 will be held at OSU on April 20-23! For more information, please see below and contact nosb17.volunteer@gmail.com.


The journal Limnology and Oceanography has released a list of its top 60 papers over its 60 year history.  One of the picks for 2010 decade was:
The Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, shows negative correlation to naturally elevated carbon dioxide levels: Implications for near?term ocean acidification effects
Alan Barton, Burke Hales, George G. Waldbusser, Chris Langdon, Richard A. Feely
16 April 2012
Way to go!

Four Oregon Sea Grant Fellowship Opportunities

Oregon Sea Grant is pleased to announce four fellowship opportunities for graduate students and recent graduates:
NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship (Applications due Jan. 20, 2017) – A two-year opportunity that matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center.
NMFS/Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Program in Marine Resource Economics (Applications due Jan. 27, 2017) – This opportunity provides support for up to two years for Ph.D. students interested in the economics of conservation and management of marine resources. Position requires the fellow to work closely with an expert from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
NMFS/Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics (Applications due Jan. 27, 2017) – This opportunity provides support for up to three years for Ph.D. students interested in careers related to population and ecosystem dynamics. Position requires the fellow to work closely with an expert from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
John D. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (Applications due Feb. 10, 2017) – Places graduate students with hosts in the legislative branch, the executive branch, or appropriate associations and institutions in the Washington, D.C., area for one year.
More information, visit Oregon Sea Grant Fellowships & Scholarships

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
MS Water Resources student Beth Rutila and REU students Devan Fitzpatrick (OSU) and Kali Melby (University of Wisconsin, River Falls) presenting their research at GSA2016 in Denver. Photo by Alyssa Shiel

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