Dear OSU Colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce that OSU’s Search Committee Training is now available online. Developed in collaboration with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access and the Office of Institutional Diversity, this 25-minute online training focuses on how to conduct a successful search. Highlights of the content include: 
–OSU’s hiring philosophy.
–Key steps at each stage of a search.
–Roles and responsibilities of search committee members.
–Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the hiring process.
–Bias mitigation. 
–Important resources such as the New Employee Onboarding website

New material in this online training complements OSU’s existing Search Advocate training and is recommended to be completed by all supervisors, search committee chairs and search committee members. HR’s Recruitment team and HR Strategic Partners are available to answer questions about the material or facilitate search committee discussions about how best to implement best practices. At OSU-Cascades, please contact ⁠Kelsey Morris or ⁠Anthony Parker-Hoang for their expertise. 

The online training can be accessed directly at You will be asked for your ONID credentials if you are not already logged in, then taken to Bridge, the OSU Learning Management System. Alternately, visit and log in as an OSU employee and look for HR Search Committee Training under the Business Services category. An e-certificate will be generated by Bridge when you have completed the online course.  

We anticipate regularly updating the online course material. To recommend improvements to this training or other search-focused learning opportunities, please contact Carolyn Warfield, director of HR Strategic Partners, at Sincerely,Heather Horn Associate Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer University Human Resources  
 Oregon State University University Human Resources 236 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, Oregon, 97331 

I thought you might be interested in our TMI 01- Precision Timing Terminology and Fundamentals course on our Berkeley Nucleonics Academy platform.

Completion of the course takes approximately 4 hours and includes CEU units and a Completion Certificate.

The course is free with the coupon code I have provided below. Please also pass it along to your colleagues or those who may be interested in a short online course going over the fundamentals of precision timing.

Thanks again for your ongoing interest in Berkeley Nucleonics as your provider for precision test, measurement, and nuclear instrumentation. 

LINK:    code: STUDENT2023.

Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated as the team at Berkeley Nucleonics continues to work on its content.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a good day!

Kind Regards,

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Customer Support Manager | Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation

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For summer 2023 we will host 10 NSF REU visiting research students at BYU. The only requirement is that students have completed general chemistry. The program pays students $6,000 for 10 weeks of research, provides free housing, and paid travel to and from BYU.

NSF released an amended call for proposals for the future of semiconductors (FuSe). The deadline is April 24, 2023.

The goal of this solicitation is to cultivate a broad coalition of researchers and educators from across science and engineering communities that utilizes a holistic, co-design approach to fundamental research and workforce education and training, to enable rapid progress in new semiconductor technologies. The future of semiconductor manufacturing will require the design and deployment of diverse new technologies in materials, chemical and materials processes, devices, and architectures through the development of application-driven systems.

Partnerships between industry and academic institutions are essential to spur innovation and technology transfer, to inform the research needs, and to train the future workforce.

Industry Partners co-funding this FuSe solicitation:

  • Ericsson 
  • IBM
  • Intel 
  • Samsung

NSF will fund ~ 20 FuSe Research and Education Grants to be awarded as Standard awards or Continuing grants for periods of up to three years and at up to $2M per grant.

DOE announced a limited submission call for basic research on rechargeable batteries to provide foundational knowledge needed to transform and decarbonize our energy system through the development and adoption of cost-effective and clean energy sources. Please see below for more information. 

Here is the limited submission link (due Feb 3rd ):

Applications for PCOSW scholarships to fund winter and spring term projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach or creative projects related to gender equity issues. The maximum amount offered is $1,000, although scholarships average $300, and funds are paid by reimbursement. Applications are due Sunday, Feb. 19. Visit for detailed guidelines and qualification requirements. The scholarship link can be found at Please have a budget outline and project justification statement prepared before beginning the application. Questions? Contact

The OSU Beaver Store has begun accepting Spring 2023 course materials adoptions. Faculty or designated staff can submit course material adoptions here: Submitting course material adoptions prior to spring term registration assists students to budget for expenses and allows the campus non-profit store to start sourcing low-cost formats of the required materials. Questions or need assistance? Contact course.adoptions@osubeaverstore.comor

The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the awards they are responsible for reviewing and selecting – see the solicitation letter.Criteria and nomination forms associated with these awards are online; nominations will be accepted through noon on March 22. Guidelinesto assist those preparing nomination packets are available online. For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker.

The Learning Outcome, Criteria, and Rationale (LOCR) Committee invites the university community to provide feedback on the LOCRs faculty have created through a listening session. Participants will learn about the LOCR creation process, preview LOCR drafts, engage in conversation and provide feedback. Your college’s participation and collaboration will help inform the final LOCRs we propose to the Faculty Senate for adoption. All listening sessions will be held on Zoom. Registration is required, though participants can register at the time of the meeting and still gain access. Feb. 6, 2-3:30 p.m. and Feb. 7, 1-2:30 p.m.