The Fall 2017 ACS Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee (GSSPC) is requesting applications to compete for the Fall 2018 ACS GSSPC. ​The GSSPC was developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Education (CHED) for graduate students to contribute to the ACS National Meeting by providing an exceptional atmosphere of learning and networking through a student organized symposium. A GSSPC comprised of 6-8 students is selected for each national ACS meeting and tasked with generating a unique symposium theme and organizing the entire event, including fundraising, speaker recruitment, and logistical arrangements.
In order to apply, please email your application packet to by Thursday, June 1st. Required application items include:
1. A one-page mission statement
2. Two proposed symposia themes, each with a list and brief bio of 8-12 proposed speakers
3. A short biography for each member of your committee.
If you have any questions or concerns please visit our website ( or email us
Best regards,

Ryan Mondschein

PhD Candidate, Polymer Chemistry
Professor Timothy E. Long Research Group
Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech
President, Virginia Tech POLY/PMSE Student Chapter
Committee Chair, 2017 Fall ACS GSSPC

The Career Expo is taking place in just a few weeks, and we can’t wait! We have planned over a week of events for students to develop their professional skills, culminating in our multi-location career convention and two virtual fairs. The career expo provides students with the opportunity to interact with hundreds of employers who want to hire OSU students. We are providing print and digital materials for your use in promoting the Career Expo; please print and post these items accordingly! This term, the Career Development Center is hosting the following events:



Please join us in encouraging our students to invest in their futures by participating in these events. Don’t forget about the Expo print and digital materials for your use in promoting the Career Expo!


Campus-Wide Career Development Training for Staff

Tuesday, May 9 | 2:00-4:00pm

MU 206


Mark your calendars for OSU Career Development Center Campus-wide Training for Staff coming up on May 9th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. in MU 206. Jeanna Ramos from the U.S. Forest Service will present a workshop on the process of applying for a job or internship with the federal government. This workshop will cover the differences in the application process between industry and federal jobs; how to help your students apply for federal jobs and internships; and what makes applications stand out. Please RSVP to Crystal Laine by May 1.


Thank you for partnering with us in pursuing excellent career options for our students. We appreciate everything you do!



The Career Development Center

541.737.4085 |


OSU Community,
OSU Emergency Preparedness provides a free app that contains emergency response plans and important campus emergency numbers.

Download the CrisisManager app to your cell phone or other device for a just-in-time reference on how to protect yourself and respond to fire, earthquakes, winter storms, utility failures, etc. Go to or follow these instructions:

1. Download “CrisisManager” by School Dude from the App Store or Google Play *
• Apple iTunes Store (iOS)
• Google Play (Android)
• Kindle Fire
* For Window devices, Download the PDF version from the emergency preparedness website
2. Open the App, select “Continue without logging in”
3. Add the OSU Plan
• Click on the “+” in the right corner
• Search keyword “beaver” or “OSU” or “Corvallis”
• OR Find the Client Plans folder and look inside for ”Oregon State University
Emergency Plan”
4. Select the down arrow “˅” and download the plan
5. Tap on the plan to open
Thank you,
Mike Bamberger

Emergency Preparedness Manager
Oregon State University
601 SW 17 Street
Cascade Hall, Room 221
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Phone: 541-737-4713 | Cell: 541-758-9126 |

For the past several months, we’ve been working with our advisory council to improve OSU’s University Venture Development Fund grant program. The program will move from once per year to now, twice per year, and we will be releasing the spring 2017 RFP this Friday – the submission deadline will be May 19th. Additional information:

Program Aims: The purpose of the funding is to facilitate development and commercialization of research inventions, tools, prototypes, software, digital content or other intellectual property (IP) created by OSU faculty and students. The funding plan should address one, or at most two key obstacles or opportunities that if successfully addressed within a six-month or less timeframe, would significantly increase the likelihood of out-licensing of intellectual property for commercial development either through a new OSU startup or an existing Oregon company.\

Funding Levels: Anticipated funding levels from the UVDF are up to $60,000 per proposal. Departments, schools, and/or colleges are highly encouraged to cash match funding up to $15,000 in addition to the requirement that they provide graduate student tuition support for their participating students. Approximately $250,000 is available for funding in this round of proposals.

I will send you the RFP directly Friday, as well as broadcast widely throughout OSU. If you have any questions, please let me know.



Assistant Vice President

Research, Commercialization & Industry Partnerships

OSU Advantage

Oregon State University 
312 Kerr Administration  |  Corvallis, OR  |  97331

541-737.9058  |



In the near future (per OSU WebViewer
Gilbert Hall:

Saturday April 22nd
GILB 124, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM; MIME Class CRN : 60635
GILB 224, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM; MIME Class CRN : 60635

Gilbert Addition:
None at this time.

Linus Pauling Science Center:
None at this time.

As it was announced at our COS Faculty Awards ceremony in February 2017 by our interim Provost Ron Adams, our college has established a “Faculty Scholars for Teaching Excellence Endowment.”
We have an exciting opportunity to select at least one of our colleagues to receive support from this endowment, with matching funds from the Provost, that recognizes excellent teaching and learning innovations.  Please visit the following website for details about this program (also attached):

Both tenured/tenure track and non-tenure track faculty in the College of Science are eligible for this recognition.  Our selected COS Faculty Scholar will be a critical contributor to the University’s broader Student Success Initiative, be recognized by the community of practice, and committed to sharing teaching practices that are proven to engage students and increase their success at OSU and beyond.

The first step in this process is to form a selection committee to establish a selection process and a timeline.  Please respond to me by April 24 with the names of nominees for the selection committee.  Self-nominations are also welcome.  Potential nominees for the Faculty Scholar Award should not be member of the selection committee.


Thank you,


Dr. Staci L. Massey Simonich, Professor
Associate Dean, College of Science
Oregon State University
Environmental & Molecular Toxicology and
Department of Chemistry
Kidder 112
Corvallis, Oregon USA 97331-7301
v: (541)737-9194; f: (541)737-0497

Please let your soon to graduate students and post-docs looking for employment that the Department of Chemistry at Humboldt State University is hiring up to three temporary faculty in Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. The advertisements may be viewed here:


Please feel free to let your students and post-docs know that they may contact me for more information.

Thank you for your time-


Joshua R. Smith, Professor
Chair, Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics and Astronomy

Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521
Ph 707.826.4882
Fax 707.826.3279

Notice: Campus Wide Annual Steam Shutdown
Effective Date(s): June 18th 6:00 pm – June 26th, 2017 8:00 am
Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building. This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide. The steam shutdown for 2017 will occur June 18th 6:00 pm – June 25th, 2017 8:00 am.
For questions or comments on this closure contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969.
Closures are often subject to changes and delays, so please visit the OSU Campus Closures, Shutdowns, and Detours page for updates on this and other campus closures.
Please forward this notice to anyone who would benefit from this information.
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OSU Corvallis campus community members,

As a part of Oregon State’s commitment to supporting students and employees in pursuing happy, balanced and fulfilling lives, the office of Childcare and Family Resources on the Corvallis campus will host the 6th annual “Bring Your Kids to Campus” Day on Friday, April 14.

This Corvallis campus event is a way to celebrate family, the importance of education, and to highlight the campus as a family friendly community where parents can share their work and studies, and where families may learn, play and succeed together.

We realize that OSU employees live and work across the state. While this date and the Corvallis campus may not be ideal or accessible for everyone, we feel it important to hold a special event of this nature each year and promote engagement by as many participants as possible. Meanwhile, we encourage all offices of OSU throughout the state to consider their own opportunities for “bringing your kids to work.” For more ideas about such programs, e-mail

This Friday, we are asking for campus-wide collaboration to make this day a huge success. We encourage departments to have discussions ahead of time with employees and students, so that campus classrooms, workspaces, common areas, and other campus locations can be inclusive and family-friendly that day.

If your department is interested in hosting a family-friendly activity next year, please contact Childcare and Family Resources at or by calling 541-737-4906.  Any questions regarding this year’s event can be directed there, as well.

We look forward to celebrating with you and your families this Friday. See you then!


Steve Clark
Vice President
University Relations and Marketing