Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 7, 2017

CEOAS Events

Wednesday, April 12, 2017. 4 – 5 pm, Owen 103. Special Lecture: Kamini Singha, Colorado School of Mines.  National Ground Water Research and Education Foundation Darcy Lecture

Thursday, April 13, 2017. 4 – 5 pm, Burt 193.  G&G Seminar:  Jim O'Connor, USGS Pacific Region

Friday, April 14, 2017. 12 – 1 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Dr. Bethan Jones, OSU, Department of Botany. "Off the bottle: NPP in an incubation-free future"

Woohoo! Congrats!

Congratulations to recent B.S. Environmental Science graduate Christina Murphy who won 1st place for her poster, Evaluation of trace element concentrations in Oregon’s edible wild-foraged mushroom species, at the 2017 Northwest Scientific Association meeting in Ashland, OR.

OMSI Science Communication Fellowship- Application Open and Scholarship Money Available

We are excited to announce that applications are open for the Summer cohort of the Science Communication Fellowship program held here at OMSI in Portland, OR.  We would love your help spreading the word this upcoming cohort.  
Application Deadline & Summer Workshop Schedule
Applications for our Summer Science Communication Fellowship cohort are due by Monday, April 17. An online application (including the scholarship application) and further information about the Fellowship program can be found on OMSI’s website at https://www.omsi.edu/science-fellowship
Tuition & Scholarship Information
Tuition for the program is $1,500 per participant. A limited number of scholarships are available for the summer 2017 cohort:
Earth and Space Sciences Scholarships
Three Fellowship scholarships are available for professionals (including researchers, practitioners, students, etc.) working in the field of Earth and Space Science, with particular emphasis in Earth Science, Planetary Science, Heliophysics and Astrophysics. For more information on the areas of interest, please see NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). Selected Fellows will be invited to participate in special Earth and Space Science programming and events.  Maximum Request: $1,250

Pacific Northwest Freshwater Mussel Workshop

EcoAnalysts, Inc. is hosting a workshop on Pacific Northwest native freshwater mussels entitled “What is the State of our Pacific Northwest Unionids?” at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles, OR, September 19th-20th, 2017.  This two-day event is focused on the biology, ecology, cultural significance, and conservation of freshwater mussels in the Pacific Northwest.  The workshop will include lectures on freshwater mussels, presentations of local mussel work, and a panel discussion chaired by local experts to answer questions and lead discussion.  The workshop will also include a special seminar on mussel survey methods taught by Heidi Dunn of Ecological Specialists, Inc., including a day-long field demonstration of mussel habitats and survey methods.  If interested, please visit the 2017 PNW Mussel Workshop page on the EcoAnalysts website (http://www.ecoanalysts.com/2017-pnw-mussel-workshop/) for more information and registration.  If you have any questions, contact Anndrea Navesky (anavesky@ecoanalysts.com) or Matt Hill (mhill@ecoanalysts.com).  We hope to see you in September!

CEOAS Day of Service

Sign up for the CEOAS Day of Service on Saturday, April 15! We will be trail building at Bald Hill.

Meet at 9:30am on April 15 at the Reservoir Ave entrance to Bald Hill to start the day with donuts and coffee. Then, help construct a new segment of trail linking Bald Hill to the Reservoir Ave parking lot from 10:00-2:00. Families are welcome!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP on our doodle poll.

See you on April 15!

Brava Laura!

Congratulations to Laura Peters (Ph.D., Geography), who was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship to study Nepali at Cornell University’s Summer Intensive Program!  She’ll head to NY this summer on her way to do her fieldwork in Nepal.

20th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals (April 21-23)

Have you participated in the fun and excitement of the Salmon Bowl? After 20 years of hosting the Salmon Bowl, Oregon's regional bowl for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), OSU was selected to host the 20th Annual NOSB Finals competition! This year's theme is  “Blue Energy - Powering the Planet With Our Ocean” and as such provides a unique opportunity showcase OSU's leadership in marine renewable energy research and development. 

Competition rounds will take place throughout the day on Saturday, April 22, in Strand Agriculture Hall, with the final rounds happening Sunday morning, April 23, in the Learning Innovation Center. In honor of these hardworking students, Earth Day, and ocean science, please join us in supporting this free and truly inspiring competition! 

Volunteer trainings take place April 5, 7, 11, and 12. For more information about the competition and ways you can get involved, please email nosb17.volunteer@gmail.com and check out nosb.org.

Follow @NOSBRocks and check out #20DaysNOSB in celebration of the 20th year of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl!

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