I am pleased to announce that Jeff Gautschi and Pat Ball (Molecular Biology Instructor) have received a TRF grant of $75,000.00* to install a variety of advanced digital technologies for the chemistry and molecular biology laboratories at OSU-Cascades. This is really great news for them!!
Promote in residence halls: Plan your fall student resident promotion! University Housing and Dining Services is pleased to provide a free promotional opportunity for OSU affiliated offices, clubs or student groups again this fall. UHDS will accept posters and fliers for placement in UHDS residence halls and cooperative houses just prior to student resident arrival. Contact email@example.com, (541) 737-5622 for important details. We will accept materials Aug. 28 to Sept.11.
NEW! OSU Press request for proposals to publish an open access textbook: OSU faculty are invited to submit a proposal to create an Open Access textbook. Sponsored by OSU Press and OSU Extended Campus, this initiative’s goal is to promote the creation and adoption of open educational resources on the OSU campus. More details can be found on the RFP. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15.
NEW! Google Apps for OSU launches in July: Everyone with an ONID account, including all OSU employees and students, will be able to access Google Apps for OSU in July. Read LIFE@OSU and discover how our community will have a new and powerful set of tools for collaborating with OSU students, faculty, researchers, and external partners. The Google Implementation Team also invites you to complete a brief survey on Google Apps; we seek your input and feedback.
The Bioenergy Education Project is announcing the availability of $3000 scholarships for Master of Agriculture students in bioenergy-related fields. Both new and current M.Ag. students are eligible to apply. Funded by a grant from the USDA, the purpose of the scholarships is to encourage non-thesis Masters of Agriculture students to receive training in business and management as well as bioenergy, to enable them to enter the professional workforce in this growing area.
> The Master of Agriculture program requires students to take courses in three different areas (a major and two minor concentrations), two of which must be from the College of Agricultural Sciences or closely related areas. Students receiving the Bioenergy scholarship will be required to take 18 credits of a specified curriculum to earn a Graduate Certificate (GC) in Management for Science Professionals, for one of their minor concentrations. For their second minor concentration, students will choose 9 credits of coursework related to Bioenergy, to be approved by their major professor and committee. The M.Ag degree is non-thesis; students have done a variety of projects for their graduate supervisors.
> For questions about the Bioenergy Scholarships, contact Kate Field (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions about the Master of Agriculture degree, contact Greg Thompson (email@example.com).
Oleksii Motorykin has been selected for highlight as the best SRP – Supported Graduate Students and PostDocs in the NIEHS Global Environmental Health Newletter. Congratulations Oleksii!!
If your memory of college includes trying to stay awake in large lecture halls, Cub Kahn has news for you. When he thinks about the future of higher education, he sees hybrids. Forget the cars that combine gas engines and electric motors. These hybrids are the latest in college courses. They enable students to learn via computer with online videos and activities that can be done at home or in the library or coffee shop. Hybrids meet less often in actual classrooms, but when they do, their sessions resemble hands-on workshops where students solve problems and apply their knowledge. Done well, hybrids can improve learning and help students get more mileage out of education. More…
PhD Candidate, Ryne Johnston made a video about Computational Organic Chemistry for Career Day. Check out the link below.
Applying to the NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants: June 3 and 4, 5 p.m. RSVP or questions please contact Jianbo at the Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development at firstname.lastname@example.org 541-737-2366. The NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants is a very practical step-by-step, four-hour online “How-To” workshop over two evenings at ALS 1019 to help researchers, faculty members, graduate students, post-docs and entrepreneurs create a SBIR company and apply to the NIH SBIR program in August of 2013.