The Openly Published Environmental Sensing (OPEnS) Lab ( invites everyone to the third annual OPEnS House on February 6, 2020 from 3-5:30 pm in Gilmore Annex room 200. Please come learn about the OPEnS Lab equipment, capabilities, and current projects. There will be a 10 minute presentation at 3:45 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

The Open-Sensing Lab is focused on developing environmental sensing projects and research. From soldering stations to 3D printers to laser cutters, our lab provides the tools necessary for students, professors, and researchers alike to develop tools used locally and worldwide by the ecological science and engineering community. If you can imagine it, we can build it!

Examples of projects being developed in the OPEnS Lab that will be demonstrated at the OPEnS House:

–  eDNA: An affordable, open-sourced, remotely deployable, fully automated, and customizable system for extraction of DNA traces from water bodies.

– Slide Sentinel: a network of nodes recording precise acceleration and relative positioning data from accelerometers and RTK GPS receivers to detect subtle changes in sensor position due to land movement within 2cm target precision.

– Smart Rock: a submersible sensor suite that monitors water depth, temperature, turbidity, pH, and salinity (EC) of a small stream over time and designed to be built by anyone with or without extensive experience in electronics.


Dr. Chet Udell

Assistant Professor; OPEnS Lab Director

Cara Walter

Senior Faculty Research Assistant I; CTEMPs and OPEnS Lab Logistics

Dr. John Selker

Distinguished Professor; CTEMPs co-Director, TAHMO co-Director, OPEnS Lab PI

We are happy to announce that the College of Science Equity Promise Scholarships (formerly known as Emergency Funds) are now available online for OSU academic advisors, faculty, staff, and students to nominate COS students in need. To nominate a student, please visit our COS Equity Promise Scholarship website.

This fund was created for students who may have experienced sudden, extreme circumstances or life events that may hold up a student’s progress to continue or complete their degree at OSU. Funds are limited, so we encourage faculty and staff to nominate students in extreme hardship, but recommend that you submit a recommendation if you are unsure whether a student constitutes “extreme hardship”.

If you have questions, or need more information please don’t hesitate to contact Heather Arbuckle or email

Award is given in honor of Clara Simerville, professor emeritus of International Education and Foreign Student Counselor from 1955-1970 and will be presented at the Student Awards Recognition Dinner. The recipient must be a full‐time, degree-seeking, OSU undergraduate or graduate student (U.S. or international) who has voluntarily contributed to cross‐cultural understanding either through personal relationships, research and scholarship, or involvement in campus or community organizations. Deadline: Feb. 15. Nomination form: For more information, please email

Do you know any student(s) who is looking to develop their leadership skills and capacity for creating change? Please nominate students to participate in the Catalyst Leadership Retreat on Saturday, Feb. 8 in the MU Horizon Room, through the Catalyst Nomination Form. Catalyst is a free, one-day immersive leadership experience for students interested in starting something extraordinary. Registration is now open and closes Jan. 31. For more info email 
The purpose of The Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry is to foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of humankind as set forth in the will of Robert Alonzo Welch. The founder was interested in chemistry, and in its service to both the betterment and the understanding of human life.  It is also believed this award will play an important role in aiding and strengthening the other programs of the Foundation.

In accordance with these principles, any person can be considered for the award who has made important chemical research contributions which have a significant, positive influence on humankind. The award is intended to recognize contributions that have not previously been rewarded in a similar manner.

The monetary amount of the award is $500,000.

Deadline: 31 January 2020.

Portland Technology Development Failure Analysis Lab (PTD FA Lab) focuses on supporting yield improvement for next
generation Intel Chips. Lab engineers apply a full suite of capabilities to investigate and thoroughly explain
fundamental aspects of material/device interactions.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
• You will be responsible for developing metrologies and failure analysis of materials and components to support new
• Documentation and presentation of results and progress are expected.
• Routine work includes formulating sound experiment or test strategies, troubleshooting metrologies and
methodologies, designing and integrating appropriate hardware/software, and documenting/presenting results.
• Non-standard processing and problem-solving.
• Working on new process introductions.
• Cross-train team members and work in continuous improvement projects.
• Self-motivation and pro-activeness to overcome challenges.
• High degree of intellectual curiosity and willingness to attempt new solutions.
This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

Minimum qualifications:
• 3.00 GPA or higher,research experience will be a plus.
• You must possess a minimum of Bachelor degree majoring in Physics, Material Science and Engineering, Chemical
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear engineering, Optics, or Chemistry with focus on
hands on experimental research..
• Intel doesn’t sponsor H1B for BA level candidate
• Intel will sponsor H1B for Master level candidate.

The Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program has announced the proposal topics that it will consider for the next cohort of applicants.

The proposal topics listed on the website,, apply to a wide variety of disciplines. Our website also outlines what applicants will need to include when submitting a proposal thought Zintellect, our online application system. Applicants are welcome to look at the opportunities from the last two year, although they we cannot share previously submitted/selected proposals. If faculty wish to serve as a postdoc’s research advisor, the faculty/research advisor’s lab will receive quarterly installments of a lab allowance that will be paid to the university.

If you would be so kind, please share this with your colleagues, recent graduates who have received their PhD within the last five years, and students who will obtain their doctoral degree by October 2020. If you have any questions about the program or the application process, then please let me know.

Thank you,

Joshua Lindamood

Senior Program Specialist

Corporate Peer Review

Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development

2020 Repperger Summer Research Internship Program
Air Force Research Laboratory | Location Varies | $12,000 for 10-week periodThe Repperger Research Intern Program is a 10-week educational experience, providing research opportunities for students at one of two Air Force research facilities under the mentorship of an Air Force scientist. This program posthumously honors Dr. Daniel W. Repperger, who mentored many young people during his 35 year research career with the Air Force Research Laboratory. Scientists have been hand selected to mentor because of their technical knowledge, experience, and willingness to help science and engineering students enhance their learning through participation in an actual Air Force research project. The available research opportunities span nearly all STEM fields, including Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Kinesiology, and Physics. Along with gaining first-hand research experience, students will learn the inner workings of an operational laboratory and develop contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime.