Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

On the Horizon — April 14, 2017

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Exciting CEOAS Events

Monday, April 17, 2017. 10 - 11 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Susan R. Schnur (Ph.D., OEAS). "Temporal Evolution of Submarine Volcanoes and Seamount Trails”

Monday, April 17, 2017. 4 - 5 pm, Wilkinson 129. ATS Research Seminar: Naoko Sakaedo, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory. "The Madden-Julian Oscillation: Interactions with Global Weather and Climate"

Tuesday, April 18, 2017. 1-2 pm, Burt 193. ATS Teaching Seminar: Naoko Sakaedo, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory. "What drives our weather?: Understanding what weather maps tell us”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017. 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Alexander Kurapov. "Simulations using the West Coast Ocean Forecast System (WCOFS): skill assessments, alongshore sea level coherence, subsurface variability along the slope, and anomalous conditions in 2014"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017. 4 - 5 pm, Owen 103. WR Seminar: Christian Torgersen, Research Landscape Ecologist, USGS. "Envisioning rivers and data-driven discovery in the Google Earth Era"

Thursday, April 20, 2017. 4 - 5 pm, Burt 193.  G&G Seminar: Emilie Hooft, UofO. "Advances in seismic imaging of volcanic systems: Examples from arc volcanoes and the mid-ocean ridge"

Friday, April 21, 2017. 12 - 1 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Dr. Maria Kavanaugh. "Objectively mapping the route to biogeochemical processes"

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.

CEOAS Farmer's Market Booth

Interested in sharing your research with the public? Do you love attending the Corvallis Farmer's Market anyways? We are the GSC Outreach co-Chairs and we're looking for volunteers like you to run the CEOAS Farmer's Market booth on Saturday mornings! We still have one opening for the spring term (May 27), and we're hoping to gather names of interested individuals for the fall term as well. So, if this sounds like fun to you please send us a quick email with your name, tentative topic, and availability (hagence@oregonstate.edu; feinf@oregonstate.edu). Thanks a bunch!

20th Annual National Salmon Bowl

20th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (April 21-23) coming to OSU!

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. You won't want to miss this event!

Come support the winning team from the 2017 Salmon Bowl — Neah-Kah-Nie High School from Rockaway Beach, OR — as they compete against other winning teams from across the country. Is your high school's team joining us this year? Check here to find out! 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 event! 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

On behalf of the President's Commission on the Status of Women

University Mentoring and Professional Development Award:  PCOSW seeks nominations for the 2017 University Mentoring and Professional Development Award. This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes any classified, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups or non-traditional careers. The deadline for nominations is May 1. To access the application link, please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships.

ATS Candidate to Speak

Dr. Naoko Sakaeda, our first candidate for the Atmospheric Sciences faculty position will be interviewing at CEOAS next week Monday-Tuesday (April 17-18). Her seminar schedule, titles, and abstracts, and her CV follow.


Sad Passing

You may have seen the obituary, or heard the news, Bob Frenkle passed away in February. His family shared the following:

What:     A gathering to share memories of Bob Frenkel
When:    Saturday May 6, 1:30 pm
Where:   Unitarian Fellowship of Corvallis
               2945 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97330

There will be a reception in the adjacent social hall from about 2:30-3:30, after the formal sharing.

We would love to have you join us or send along a memory and welcome all who knew Bob (so feel free to share this invitation).

~Liz, Ann & Stephen Frenkel

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

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Photo of the Week

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Gonzalo Saldias (CEOAS graduate student), Doug Beck (R/V Oceanus Bosun) and Brandon D'Andrea (Marine Technician, Faculty Research Assistant) deploy a Vertical Microstructure Profiler (VMP) as part of recent CCAW cruise (Coastal CArbon in Winter).

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