Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

On the Horizon — July 28, 2017

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So Proud!

Just in case you missed the Dean's email:

Emily Shroyer has won the American Meteorological Society’s Nicholas Fofonoff Award, for “For developing clear and quantitative understanding of a range of ocean processes that shape the marine environment and its coupling to the atmosphere”


Jack Barth has been named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. 

A hearty congratulations to Emily and Jack for these well-deserved honors!

Follow the RCRV Project

For anyone interested in following the progress of the issues associated with finalizing the design and construction of the Regional Class Research Vessels, Demian Bailey invites you to subscribe to a new RCRV Blog in order to receive regular updates. He’ll also be covering interesting design features of the ships.


Furthering Education

Steve Cook has been going to the mountains of northern Albania for over 25 years, working to improve educational opportunities for students there. Fifteen years ago, he, his wife Terri, and an Albanian colleague, Marash Rakaj officially established the Albanian Alps Institute as a registered non-profit entity (http://www.albanianalps.org). Since that time a small number of generous donors have helped to pump over $250,000 into "their" school district. Areas of focus include: high school and university scholarships; library books; school supplies; support for three kindergartens; school repairs; and an English teacher.

In addition, on his annual trip, Steve often is accompanied by volunteers who teach mostly conversational English in the village schools. In June of this year, there were eight Corvallis High School students and one OSU student that traveled with him. This group included Lucy Meigs (see photo) daughter of CEOAS Geology Professor Andrew Meigs. These volunteers all had a rewarding experience as they helped the Albanian students improve their English and learn about American culture.


CEOAS Eclipse Events

Oregon State University and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) invite the public to a fun, informative, family-friendly weekend to learn about and experience the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. From rockets, robots and meteorites to music, art and a movie, there’s something of interest for everyone.

Featured CEOAS Events (all events occurring both Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20)

  • How Will the Eclipse Affect the Oceans? Featuring Jonathan Fram from CEOAS, 2-3 p.m.
  • Is There Life Elsewhere in the Universe? Featuring Martin Fisk from CEOAS, 3-4 p.m.
  • There Goes the Sun: An Overview of the “Great American Eclipse of 2017” Featuring Randall Milstein from CEOAS, 4-5 p.m.
  • Stargazing with Astronomers, guided by Randall Milstein from CEOAS, 9:30-11:00 p.m.

See full list of events and locations.

Can’t make it to Corvallis for the Eclipse? Follow along live as students launch a high-altitude balloon from a CEOAS research vessel, the Pacific Storm, and capture the first solar eclipse to run from the Pacific to Atlantic since 1918. More info about the Eclipse Ballooning Project.

OMSI After Dark: Oceans

OMSI After Dark: Oceans

OMSI After Dark: Oceans is an ocean-themed event on August 30 from 7 to 11 p.m. aimed at the 21-and-over crowd—an opportunity to have a glass of beer or wine and roam the museum with nary a kid in sight. Local food and drink and other companies are invited to show off their products, give out samples, and talk about the science behind what they do.

OMSI is soliciting groups to set up a table with marketing materials like you might do at a farmers' market or festival to have staff talk to and educate visitors. Small free giveaways always go over big. Tables are popular with participants and are a good way to get the word out and promote what you do. You can hand out your marketing materials and OMSI will link to your website in theirs. Best of all, setting up a table is FREE!

If you have questions or would like to participate as a CEOAS exhibitor in OMSI After Dark: Oceans, contact:

Sonali Shivdasani, Event Planner
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland Oregon 97214

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