Dear Colleagues,

The Oregon Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the Spring 2023 Oregon Internship Opportunity Network (OrION) call for internship proposals

We are accepting proposals from faculty for 10-week, half-time (20 hrs/week) funded undergraduate spring internships. Women, underserved and underrepresented groups in STEM, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to participate.

Mentors may be OSU faculty or faculty from other member institutions. Mentors must be committed to guiding and encouraging students through this process, which may be the student’s first research experience.


We know this is a tight turnaround and may be difficult to achieve. In light of that, we will continue receiving submissions for spring internships of prorated length as long as funds are available. 

To find the submission form and to learn more, visit our faculty information page.

Students filling these funded internships must be selected from the pool of students who have applied to the OrION program. Please direct students to our student information page for additional information and to submit an application. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send them to me! You can also join us on Zoom tomorrow (Feb. 23) from 1–3 p.m. during our virtual office hours.

We are eager to continue building the OrION database of student opportunities, and we look forward to receiving your submissions! We encourage you to share this opportunity broadly to your colleagues and students.

Meghan Megowan
Oregon NASA Space Grant
Space Grant Program Coordinator

Practical tips for incorporating DEI into your course materials

Thursday, March 9, 12:10 to 12:55 p.m. PT

Do you want practical tips for how to make your course resources more diverse, equitable and inclusive? This 45-minute workshop builds off understanding the importance of incorporating DEI into your course materials and takes a deep dive into how to do it.

Together, we’ll explore how to decolonize your syllabus, what a diversity statement is, why you might include one in your syllabus and examples of existing diversity statements. We’ll explore concrete ways to include diverse representation in the materials you’re creating for your classroom and/or in materials you’re adopting with an open license. 

You’ll walk away with a curated list of recommended readings, places to find openly licensed images, and examples of course materials where DEI components have been successfully integrated. Presented by Amanda Larson, affordable learning instructional consultant at The Ohio State University.

Sponsored by Oregon State University


I am excited that NSF has issued a new solicitation: Future of Semiconductors (FuSe), NSF 23-552.  The solicitation aims to cultivate a broad coalition of researchers and educators from the science and engineering communities that utilizes a holistic, co-design approach to enable rapid progress in new semiconductor technologies.  It seeks to fund collaborative team research that transcends the traditional boundaries of individual disciplines.  The proposal submission deadline is April 24, 2023.  NSF plans to make awards up to $2M for up to a three-year grant period, commensurate with the scope and team size. 

An information webinar is scheduled at 1:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Advance registration is required.  You can find a link for webinar registration at the FuSe website

Three research topic areas under this FuSe solicitation are:

  • Topic 1: Collaborative Research in Domain-Specific Computing;
  • Topic 2: Advanced Function and High-Performance by Heterogenous Integration; and
  • Topic 3: New Materials for Energy-Efficient, Enhanced-Performance and Sustainable Semiconductor-Based Systems.

Each proposal should explicitly identify at least one of these research topic areas to focus on, though proposals which merge ideas from multiple topic areas are encouraged.  Every proposal should address co-design covering at least two of the areas in the technology stack (materials, devices, and systems) in the research approach.

The solicitation includes several industry partners: Ericsson, IBM, Intel, and Samsung, which have committed to provide annual contributions to NSF for the purpose of funding proposals awarded under this solicitation.  Please read NSF 23-552 carefully as it explains the roles of the industry partners.

For general questions about this solicitation, please email, which will reach all NSF program directors working on the FuSe solicitation.  If you have questions about this solicitation specifically related to materials research, you may contact Birgit Schwenzer ( and/or Charles Ying (




Germano S. Iannacchione

Division Director

Division of Materials Research

Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

National Science Foundation

Laboratory Technician 1, the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites

applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Laboratory Technician 1. Hourly wage range is

$15.59-22.62, based on experience, plus benefits. The Laboratory Technician 1 provides support to the Lab Manager, the Laboratory Coordinator, the instructors, and the graduate teaching assistants by assisting with routine duties in the undergraduate chemistry teaching labs. To review posting and apply, go to

Closing date is February 26, 2023.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Looking to revamp your syllabus, or trying to understand how to provide clearer instructions and language to our diverse students? Join OSU’s First Committee to hear about the surprising things we learned directly from first-generation students on how they interpret these class documents. 1-2 p.m., Feb. 16, LINC 414. Registration for in person attendance. Registration for Zoom.

Join us once or weekly for a volunteer service project at Heartland Humane Shelter & Care, Room at the Inn, Parks & Recreation, Starker Arts Garden for Education(SAGE) and Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers will be maintaining space for animals and a chance to play with them, providing emergency meals and housing, enhancing parks and trails and helping grow food for low income families. The OSU Community are the intended audience for this event. Register at

Discovering the Scientist Within, is a program designed to nurture sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ interest in the STEM fields and consists of activities paired with adult women scientist role models. The event will be on campus, Saturday, March 11, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Feb. 1 and closes March 1. Contact Emily Nicholson in Precollege Programs at 737-9424 with questions.

“Effective Course Design: Intentional Blending of Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning.” Regardless of course modality, all Corvallis and Cascades campus courses involve learning in person during synchronous class meetings and asynchronously outside of class. How can we best leverage both types of learning activities to ensure all students have an equitable opportunity to be successful? In this interactive session, learn ways to do this through intentional design. Feb. 7, 11-11:50 a.m. Registration.