Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves October 16, 2015


Monday October 19, 2015. 4-5 pm, Burt 193.  CEOAS Grad Student Seminar: “Testing Magnetotelluric Constraints on the Physical State of the Yellowstone Plume” by Ben Murphy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015. 4 – 5  PM, Owen 101. WR Seminar: Chas Jones, ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Ecohydrological Linkages: Connecting the dots between hydrology, climate, and rural people in Alaska”

Thursday, October 22, 2015. 4 - 5 PM, Wilkinson 108. G&G Seminar: Catalina Segura, Oregon State University. “The use of multidimensional flow modeling to estimate sediment transport dynamics in contrasting lithology and implications to stream ecology”

Friday, October 23, 2015.12 - 1:30 PM, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar: Richard Marston. “Physical Geography and Geographic Information Science in Environmental Management: Past Lessons and Prospects for the Future”

Open House Today

CEOAS Accounting Open House
Friday, October 16th from 2-4 PM

CEOAS faculty, staff and students are encouraged to stop by the Accounting Office to check out our remodeled space and to meet with business office staff.  Come to get questions answered or just to say hi and grab some coffee and a sweet treat! 

Research Impact Identity Workshop

Goal:  To provide space and time for professional development to help faculty explore their “impact identity”, establish career-long goals with regards to broader impacts, identify personal and professional assets that support those goals, and learn to cultivate a more complete tool set to achieve those goals over the long-term.

Presented by: Julie Risien, associate director of the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning

When: Wednesday, November 4, 9-11am in Burt 193

PostDoc Scholars

As an attempt to be innovative in mentoring post-doctoral trainees and supporting the research of our faculty, Oregon State University created the unique Postdoctoral Scholar appointment type in 2008.  Unfortunately, over the years and for a variety of reasons, this position has become untenable for the University to maintain. 

The University will continue the Postdoc Scholar category on a temporary basis to honor any currently pending offers, appointments currently written into submitted grant proposals and appointments currently filled by a Postdoc Scholar.  Any future requests for Postdoc Scholar appointments, however, will no longer be approved.  After the current and pending Postdoc Scholars have completed their appointments, the category will no longer be available.

We know that this is unwelcome news, and that faculty and Postdoc Scholars alike saw benefits from this program.  We are hopeful that the Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and other successful mentoring efforts from the Postdoc Scholar program can be used to continually improve the experience and benefits for the Research Associate (Postdoc) and Postdoctoral Fellow appointment types.

Until the Postdoc Scholar category is phased out, please continue to work with Dorthe Wildenschild in the Graduate School to ensure compliance with the policies surrounding this category.  See definition.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS student Katy Serafin participates in the Great Oregon Shake Out. Thanks to all who partook in the event.

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