Dear COS Faculty,

Each year the Dean of the College of Science awards the Fred Horne Award for Excellence in Teaching Science on a competitive basis to professors who have achieved sustained excellence in the teaching of science. This award recognizes faculty who have repeatedly demonstrated exceptional instructional qualities and have had a significant impact on students over a period of not less than 5 years.
We encourage nominations for the Fred Horne Award, one of the highest and most prestigious teaching awards that the College of Science offers. The nomination packet must include:
A brief letter of recommendation that articulates the rationale for the nominee and their dedication to and meritorious success and effectiveness in their teaching
A complete current curriculum vitae
2-3 recent letters of support from students and colleagues that provide evidence of the candidate’s exceptional instructional achievements over a sustained period.
Please see more information about the award and past winners at  The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, January 26th.  Please email them to
I thank you in advance for your nominations, and your help in recognizing the outstanding teaching for the College of Science and for our students.

Matthew T.  Andrews
Executive Associate Dean
College of Science
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331

Fellowship Position at the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Environmental Health
Division of Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Chemistry Branch
Protein Biomarker and Lipid Reference Laboratories

The Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, conducts research and provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. Within DLS, the Protein Biomarker and Lipids Reference Laboratories in the Clinical Chemistry Branch supports this through performing research on biomarkers to detect human exposure to environmental chemicals and to diagnose and treat chronic diseases.

We are seeking candidates for a fellowship administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) at the Bachelors level with a degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related science (Minimum GPA: 3.0), and experience in chemical and analytical laboratory work.
This fellowship will provide the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in human exposure research and laboratory medicine. This includes operating state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and procedures, performing quality assurance tasks, processing and evaluating complex laboratory data.
Under the guidance of a mentor, training opportunities during the fellowship may include:
• Prepare biological samples to quantify biomarkers of human exposure according to established laboratory procedures
• Operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and automated liquid handling instrumentation
• Perform data processing and analysis using complex software and data evaluation procedures
• Develop written documentation that clearly and accurately documents laboratory procedures, instrument operation, experimental results, troubleshooting and remedial actions
• Perform tasks in compliance with policies and regulations such as those outlines in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA)
The following skills are desired:
• Experience conducting laboratory experiments
• Ability to conduct literature searches and to write reports describing laboratory results
• HPLC, GC, and MS instrumentation experience
• Good written and oral communication skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office

This fellowship is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) (visit for further information and eligibility). Specifically, candidates must have received their degree within five years of the appointment. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed for up to five years upon recommendation of CDC and contingent on the availability of funds. The stipend depends on educational level and experience and follows those described in federal salary tables (GS tables). The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Applications should be emailed to Heather Kuiper, Ph.D. ( by February 2nd, 2018. The application should include a curriculum vitae or resume, copy of official transcripts, citizenship status, current pay stub or salary on letterhead (if applicable) and two letters of recommendation on letterhead (letters by E-mail are sufficient and should be sent directly).


I am writing to remind you the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) is currently accepting applications for its 2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program until January 21, 2018.

This civilian research opportunity is a 10-week summer program intended for MS/PhD candidates pursuing degrees in STEM. Each year the laboratory will appointment a couple exceptional undergraduate students into the program.  There are 36 posted opportunities, once the application January 21, 2018 deadline passes, each application will be reviewed and AFRL will fund 15 participants for the summer period.  Check out the opportunity catalog to review all of the available opportunities, there are available research opportunities in nearly every STEM field! Please apply to no more than (3) Repperger opportunities and only apply to opportunities in your applicable educational background.

2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program Catalog:

To qualify, applicants must be pursuing their Master or PhD (some outstanding bachelor students will be considered as well), have a minimal 3.2 GPA in a STEM discipline and be a U.S. citizen. Selected participants will receive a $12,000 stipend for their participation in the internship which runs from June 4- August 10, 2018. All complete applications must be submitted by January 21, 2018. To apply, visit  For more information, visit:, or email

Please remember we have a lot more opportunities available with the Department of Defense! Please explore the U.S. Army Research Lab Summer Journeyman Fellowship (BS-PhD candidates) and additional summer and postgraduate opportunities (Bachelor–Postdoctoral opportunities) are posted to the ORAU Maryland website, currently over 200 open research opportunities:

Army Research Lab –Summer Journeyman Fellowship

I hope that you will share this e-mail with students at your intuition and encourage them to apply!

Best regards,


Sharon C. Rice

Recruiting & Marketing, Program Specialist

Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development


OSU MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences), is currently seeking donations of ‘lightly used’ professional business attire for our 13th annual Career Wardrobe event, which will be held Feb. 8 in the MU Ballroom open to all OSU students. The annual Career Wardrobe event helps all OSU students prepare for the winter term career fairs and supports student members attending the MANRRS National Conference. Current donation drop off locations are 158 or 147 Strand Agricultural Hall (STAG) and OSU Career Development Center located at B008 Kerr on campus, or The Beaver Store in Portland at 538 SW 6th Ave. 

The Resident Scholar program provides research grants of up to $2,500 to support work done in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center. Historians, librarians, graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students, and independent scholars are all invited to apply. More info about the program, including its application form, is available at The application deadline is April 30.

Impressed by a student’s research paper or project? That student could win $1,000 for their work through the Library Undergraduate Research Awards, which offer one prize for a paper or project in the arts and humanities and another for work in social sciences, sciences or engineering. Encourage your worthy students to apply. The deadline for applying is Jan. 31, and more info is at

Intro to Zotero: A Web-Based Way to Manage Your Citations   (Hannah Gascho Rempel)       

Friday, January 19, 10:00  – 11:00 a.m., Autzen Classroom


Wednesday, Feb. 14, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Intermediate/Advanced Zotero (Hannah Gascho Rempel)       

Friday, January 19, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Wednesday, Feb. 14, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Manage Your Research Data

Wednesday, January 24, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Copyright and Fair Use in Research and Teaching

Wednesday, January 24, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Basic EndNote Workshop                                         

Friday, January 26, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.,  Autzen Classroom


Intermediate/Advanced EndNote       

Friday, January 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.,  Autzen Classroom


Researching for the Literature Review Workshop                                               

Monday, January 29, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom



Tuesday, January 30, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Showcasing Your Research 

Wednesday, January 31, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.,  Autzen Classroom


Intro to LaTeX   

Thursday, February 1, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Intro to Qualtrics – Making Great Surveys                                     

Monday, February 5, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.,  Autzen Classroom


Advanced Qualtrics                                           

Monday, February 5, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.,  Autzen Classroom


Introduction to Git       **Registration Required**

Tuesday, February 6, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Research Best Practices in Action    **Registration Required**

Wednesday, February 7, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Graduate Publishing Tips – Where, When & How       

Wednesday, February 7, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

he due date for proposals for our upcoming spring Hybrid Faculty Learning Community has been extended to Monday, January 22nd.

The Center for Teaching and Learning will provide $1,250 in professional development fundsto instructors who fully participate in the Spring Hybrid Faculty Learning Community in Spring 2018 and redesign an established Corvallis campus course as a hybrid course that will be offered for the first time as a hybrid in Summer or Fall 2018 or Winter 2019. If a team develops a course, the $1,250 will be equally split among team members. Preference will be given for large-enrollment Bacc Core courses, though all proposals will be considered.

Hybrid courses designed through the Hybrid Professional Learning Community will serve on-site students, and adhere to the regular on-campus (not Ecampus) tuition structure. It is anticipated that each new hybrid section will replace an existing fully classroom-based section and be offered at least once a year.

The learning community will blend 5 face-to-face meetings with online activities. Meetings will be Weds., 2:00-3:30 p.m., on Apr. 11 and 25, May 9 and 23, and June 6. Instructors and tenured/tenure-track faculty in at least their second year of teaching at OSU are eligible to participate.

The proposal guidelines are attached.

Hybrid RFP_spring_2018

Deadline for Nominations: February 1, 2018 by 5PM

Every quarter, the Graduate School administers the Graduate Student Travel Award; graduate student travel to conferences is essential for the professional development of our students. The travel funds from this program are designed to provide graduate students with financial support to cover part of the cost of attending and presenting their scholarly achievements at prestigious conferences and venues.

Approximately 10 awards will be made per quarter. The maximum award will be $500 for domestic travel and $1,000 for international travel.

For eligibility criteria, award guidelines, and nomination procedures, visit: