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 https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/funding-opportunities for detailed guidelines and qualification requirements. The scholarship link can be found at https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8CmxTHVcVGInxY. Please have a budget outline and project justification statement prepared before beginning the application. Questions? Contact pcosw@oregonstate.edu.

The OSU Beaver Store has begun accepting Spring 2023 course materials adoptions. Faculty or designated staff can submit course material adoptions here:
https://beavs.osubeaverstore.com/adoptions/. 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 james@osubeaverstore.com.

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.

Check out the OSU Libraries’ free Graduate Student & Faculty Winter Term Workshops. Of particular note are Illustrator for Scientific Figures, Intro to Git, and Zotero. Registration is required for online workshops and encouraged for in-person sessions. For complete session descriptions, visit the workshop calendar page.  Can’t make it to a session?  Some of the sessions have online tutorials or recordings

Questions?  Ask Hannah Rempel, hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

Intro to GIS: QGIS Basics (In-person)

Friday, January 20, 2023, 9:00am – 11:00am, Autzen Classroom, Valley Library

Researching for the Literature Review (In-person)

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 10:00am – 11:30am, West Classroom , Valley Library – Main Campus

Intro to LaTeX (via Zoom)

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 11:00am – 12:30pm

Intro to Zotero (In-person)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 10:00am – 11:00am, Autzen Classroom, Valley Library – Main Campus

Intermediate/Advanced Zotero (In-person)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Autzen Classroom, Valley Library – Main Campus

Illustrator for Scientific Figures (In-person)

Friday, January 27, 2023, 9:00am – 11:00am, Autzen Classroom, Valley Library 

Introductory Research Data Management Workshop, January 30 – February 2 (via Canvas)

Monday, January 30, 2023, asynchronous

Using Qualtrics to Make Great Surveys (via Zoom)

Monday, January 30, 2023, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Researching for the Literature Review (via Zoom)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 10:00am – 11:30am

Copyright and Fair Use in Research and Teaching (via Zoom)

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

QGIS Basics (via Zoom)

Friday, February 3, 2023, 9:30am – 11:30am

Introduction to MATLAB (via Zoom)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Intro to Zotero (via Zoom)

Tuesday, February 14, 20231:00pm – 2:00pm

Intermediate/Advanced Zotero (via Zoom)

Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Intro to Git-Beginner (via Zoom)

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 9:30am – 11:00am

Intro to Git – Intermediate (via Zoom)

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 11:15am – 12:30pm

Using Qualtrics to Make Great Surveys (in-person)

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 10:00am – 12:30pm, West Classroom , Valley Library 

QGIS Intermediate (via Zoom)

Friday, February 24, 2023, 9:30am – 11:30am

Intro to Git-Beginner (In-Person)

Monday, February 27, 2023, 10:00am – 11:30am, Autzen Classroom, Valley Library 

Intro to Git – Intermediate (In-Person)

Monday, February 27, 2023, 11:45am – 1:00pm, Autzen Classroom, Valley Library 

 

Writing Data Management Plans (In-person)

Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 11:00am – 12:30pm, West Classroom , Valley Library

ECOS site: https://internal.science.oregonstate.edu/funding/dmref-program-2023-solicitation

Projects proposed to this solicitation must be directed by a team of at least two Senior Personnel with complementary expertise. The proposed research must involve a collaborative and iterative ‘closed-loop’ process wherein theory guides computational simulation, computational simulation guides experiments, and experimental observation further guides theory. The integrated research activities could involve some combination of: 

  • Strategies to advance fundamental knowledge related to materials design and manufacturability through testing methodology, which may include novel synthetic approaches, innovative processing, or advanced characterization techniques.
    Theory, computation/simulation, and modeling that leverage machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), data mining, or sparse approximation to predict behavior or assist in simplifying the analysis of multidimensional input data. 
  • Automated, high-throughput, and/or autonomous experimentation, including cyber-physical systems, that streamline and optimize the search of a materials space.
  • Validation through synthesis, growth, processing, characterization, and/or device demonstration.

Students invited to request textbooks: The Basic Needs Center is stocking their Textbook Lending Library and invites students experiencing financial barriers to request books for next term in exchange for getting first priority to check them out through this free program. Submissions are due by Dec. 15 via this online form. For questions: 1030 SW Madison Ave., 541-737-3747, or bnc@oregonstate.edu.

The Family Resource Center Kid’s Gift Closet helps provide gifts for children of OSU students during holidays and celebrations. Thanks to our generous sponsors, each year’s gift closet is a huge success and we have many grateful families. You can give in a variety of ways: Amazon registry that ships directly to FRC, the Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis (you can leave the gift in our donation box), or you can bring in any new and unwrapped gifts to the Champinefu Lodge donation box at the front desk. We will be collecting gifts until Dec. 6. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this program, please contact erika.woosley@oregonstate.edu.