Please share the following opportunity with your faculty:

From Aaron Shonk at OSUF: “I wanted to connect with you on an opportunity with Sloan that may be great for the College of Science:

This is a call for letters on Intent due July 1st.  

This is limited submission since we are only allowed on application. The RO deadline is May 1st

You can find the link to the limited submission here:

There will be two informational webinars: 

April 18, 12:00-1:00PM EDT – Register here

May 9, 3:00-4:00PM EDT – Register here

Grantees awarded via this initiative will engage the expertise of MSIs—and the unique experiences of their faculty and students—to model effective systems and practices that remove barriers and create opportunities for equitable learning environments in STEM graduate education so all students can thrive. Grant awards will support sharing MSIs’ institutional know-how on equitable undergraduate and graduate education, as well as modeling that know-how to create systemic changes that enhance pathways from MSIs to master’s and doctoral degree programs in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, data science, Earth sciences, economics, engineering, marine science, mathematics, physics, and statistics at partner institutions.

Three types of grants will be funded:

  1. Planning grants to support two or more institutions to conduct internal reviews of existing barriers to student success and for analysis and planning for a future partnership(s) (up to $75,000 for up to 1 year)
  2. Seed grants to two or more institutions that seek to formalize an existing partnership(s) and launch one or more pilot initiatives (up to $250,000 over 1-2 years)
  3. Implementation grants to two or more institutions that allow for the augmentation or scaling of existing partnerships/collaborations (up to $500,000 over 2-3 years)
April 15, 2024 Dear OSU Community,   As we continue to see increasingly sophisticated and malicious phishing attacks targeting the OSU community, we are working to improve our security posture and increase our resiliency by adopting new security measures. Effective May 8, 2024, the use of passcodes for Duo multi-factor authentication will be disabled.    

What is changing? Passcode authentication, which uses a numeric passcode generated by a hardware token or the Duo Mobile app will no longer be available starting May 8. 

How will this impact me? If you use passcodes to authenticate with Duo, please switch to a phishing-resistant authentication method, including Duo Verified Push or physical security keys, which plug into your computer to verify your identity without a code. 

Duo bypass codes will continue to be available.

For more information about this change, visit If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Service Desk at or by calling 541-737-8787. Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to minimize opportunities for cyber attackers and increase the protection of our data, our community, and the university.

Respectfully, David McMorries
Chief Information Security Officer,
Office of Information Security
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I am writing to bring to your attention an opening at Smith College for a full-time lab instructor position in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The successful candidate will teach courses in the introductory general chemistry lab sequence and the biochemistry lab sequence. A copy of the job ad is attached. Application information can be found at

Please inform qualified candidates in your department/program of this opportunity. Potential candidates are welcome to contact me directly with any questions.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

The Gender Equity Committee wants to extend an invitation to participate in the National Science Foundation ADVANCE VAuLTS Partnership spring meeting on May 13-14 in the Memorial Union. This conference is being hosted by the Oregon Sea Grant and will explore the successful strategies of different types of leaders and will include keynote talks and facilitation by Dr. Ann Austin (author of Building Gender Equity in the Academy: Institutional Strategies for Change) and Dr. Jaime Lester.  We will also be hosting a “Change Leaders” panel that showcases the experiences of both grassroots and positional leaders on May 14 from 11-12:30.

The goals of the Values-Based Academic Leadership Trajectories for Women in STEM project include:

  • Increasing mid-career STEM women faculty engagement in career advancement and leadership
  • Supporting advancement of mid-career women faculty in STEM at the institutional level

More information including registration can be found here:

There are no conference fees. Contact Jenny Engels below with any questions you have.  

Jenny Engels, PhD (she/her)

Oregon Sea Grant Undergraduate Programs Coordinator & DEIJA Co-Lead, Oregon State University

Pacific Northwest ADVANCE Partnership Liaison, Oregon State University

Voicemail: (541) 737-2011  Cell: (808) 772-0331  Email:

1600 SW Western Boulevard, Room 334; Corvallis, OR 97333

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Tentative Conference Agenda:

Day 1: May 13, 2024 (Noon – 9:00 PM)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Registration, Lunch, and Networking
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Welcome and Conference Overview
– Introduction to the VAuLTs Conference
– Objectives of the Gathering
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Keynote 1: “Creating More Inclusive and Equitable Organizations: Strategies for Fostering Systemic Organizational Change.”
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM: Break
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Breakout Groups
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Break Out Group Report Out Session
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM:  Break
6:30 PM– 7:15 PM: Dinner at hotel
7:15 PM– 8:15 PM: 
Lightning Talks
8:15 PM– 9:00 PM: Networking Break and Closing Day 1

Day 2: May 14, 2024 (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM)

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Keynote 2: Change Leadership to Create More Equitable Organizations: Why and How Both Grassroots Leaders and Positional Leaders are Needed.
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM: Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Change Leaders Panel
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Breakout Groups
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM: Break Out Group Report Out Session
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Closing Remarks and Workshop Evaluation
– Reflecting on the Workshop Experience
– Collecting Feedback for Future Workshops

Please note that this agenda is subject to minor adjustments, and participants are encouraged to actively engage in discussions, networking, and group activities throughout the workshop to maximize their learning and collaboration opportunities.

What comes next in your professional journey after you complete your master’s degree or Ph.D.? Grad Career Week, April 15-19, helps you explore your options. Join us for a series of workshops designed to help you learn more about careers both inside and outside academia, how to add GTA experience to your resume and details about navigating the postdoc experience. Learn more and register:

Join the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) for the Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) 2024on Thursday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom at Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus.  

Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) is an annual showcase for OSU undergraduates to present their research, scholarship, and creative projects to the broader university and Corvallis community. This event is open to community members and OSU faculty, staff, and students. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be served.  

Students from all academic disciplines and across all years of study and stages of research will present research posters on a diverse range of topics and interests.  

For more information about this year’s symposium, visit:  If you have any questions, please contact  

We look forward to seeing you there! 

This award honors an outstanding Oregon State University inventor who has made a contribution leading to commercialization that significantly impacts their field and society. For details on the process, criteria and nomination form, please visit the OSU Advantage website: 2024 Faculty Innovator Award. Nominate yourself or someone you know that’s making an impact. Nominations are being accepted through April 19. The awardee will receive a $5,000 prize and desktop award, and their department/unit will also receive $5,000.