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November 13, 2018

Centers & Institutes and Core Research Facilities Fair on November 16

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Honors College DeLoach Scholarship

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The Oregon State University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for winter and spring terms, 2019. The DeLoach program enables Oregon State faculty members to support undergraduates working at tasks that enhance students’ academic training by providing a significant learning experience. Strong preference will be given to proposals that involve cooperative student-faculty research and clearly relate to the instructional, outreach, or diversity goals of the university.


Applications must be submitted by a tenured/tenure-track or senior instructor rank faculty from any college. All Honors College students are eligible to participate. Maximum awards are $1,000, with an award period of winter and spring terms, 2019. Nominated students must be enrolled at least quarter-time through the duration of the award. In past cycles, review has been highly competitive, with fewer than 50% of applications receiving funding.


To apply, faculty supervisors must submit a proposal including the following to by Sunday, November 18th, 2018:

  • A one-page statement from the faculty supervisor describing the proposed project. Letters must also indicate how the project will support both the student’s training and the faculty member’s research and its relevance to the university’s instructional, outreach, and/or diversity goals; only projects that meet these requirements are eligible for DeLoach funding.
  • A one-page statement from the student(s) describing the importance of the proposed project in their education and training and any relevant previous experiences or preparation.
  • Endorsement from the faculty supervisor’s unit head, indicated by either signature on the faulty letter or separate email to the Honors College.


Additional details are available at Awards are paid as scholarships to students.


Some DeLoach proposals may be supported in whole or in part by the Chambers Environmental Research Fund. Established in 1977 in memory of Richard Chambers, a pioneer in Oregon environmental protection who developed some of the earliest anti-litter legislation, this fund is intended to foster projects or research in applied environmental enhancement and/or conservation involving the preservation or betterment of Oregon’s wilderness, natural resources, or quality of life.


The DeLoach Work Scholarship was created through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Barton DeLoach. Dr. DeLoach was an Oregon State faculty member from 1935 to 1949.

Request for Proposals

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The OSU Advantage Accelerator is seeking proposals to facilitate the further development and commercialization of OSU applied innovations. Proposals can be submitted for OSU-owned innovations developed by OSU faculty, staff, and/or graduate students in any discipline that require up to $25,000. Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Read the full RFP here: .

November 8, 2018

Faculty Grant Training

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The OSU Foundation is presenting a faculty training, “Prospect & RFP Research,” at the new OSU Foundation Office, 4238 S.W. Research Way on Friday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The training will focus on methods and resources for finding private foundation funding opportunities. All faculty are welcome. Contact Elizabeth Ocampo, foundation relations coordinator, at to attend.

November 6, 2018

W.R. Grace Info Session

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Bring your resume! The Oregon plant of W. R. Grace & Co. manufactures fine chemicals for a broad range of pharma, biotech and nutraceutical customers. The company is currently seeking a Research and Development Intern to support a dynamic team. Interns will support manufacturing and small scale chemical manufacturing through chemical process research and development.  Requires a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or Equivalent. Must be working on Master’s Degree in Chemistry or equivalent.   Come learn more on Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 6-7pm., Johnson 102.

Employment Opportunity @ Ball State University

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Biochemistry position #100937 at the following link:


Organic position #100933 at the following link:

November 2, 2018


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October 31, 2018

Analytical Chemist / Engineer

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We have an immediate need to hire someone to run our HPLC lab in Albany.  Full or Part Time, min 20 hours a week.


The candidate should be well-versed in a range of analytical testing techniques such as, LC-MS/MS, GC MS/MS, HPLC, GC headspace

  • Analysis of samples using HPLC
  • Troubleshooting instruments
  • Method development
  • Sample prep, sample handling, calibration standards and reporting
  • Testing of samples for contaminants, solvents and pesticides

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Good communication and positive attitude
  • Experience to operate Shimadzu instruments.
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (in pursuit)


Zach Jordan | Director of Engineering


Mobile: 503.703.6939


227 Bellevue way NE #460 Bellevue, WA. 98004

October 29, 2018

OSU Innovation Showcase

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Join the Oregon State University Advantage team for the fifth biannual Innovation Showcase, a celebration of technology and entrepreneurship, on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5-8 p.m. At this showcase, learn about advances in natural material applications and nuclear energy and listen to startup pitches. The showcase is followed by a hosted networking reception. Registration is free:

October 26, 2018

Renovation Updates

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