FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Today in Seminar
Join us Today, October 16th from 1:50 - 2:45 p.m. in 219 Agricultural Engineering for the next FABE Seminar featuring a presentation by Allison MacKay, Chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering.
October GSO Lunch
Join GSO in going out to lunch this Wednesday, October 17th ! Everyone will meet up together outside of Ag Engineering 250 at 11:20 a.m. and will vote to go to one of the following locations: Aab, Hang Over Easy, or The Original Pancake House.
Upcoming Events
Secrets of a Terrific Technical Talk
Tuesday, October 16, 11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Knowlton Room 190

It doesn’t take acting skills or stage presence to give a good technical talk, but it does take some planning. It's not the same as writing a paper! We offer some strategies for organizing your talk so that people can grasp your awesome technical content without being scared away or put to sleep. Presenter: Prof. Betty Lise Anderson has taught Electrical and Computer Engineering for more than 25 years, and has seen her share of outstanding and also lousy talks over her career.
Becoming a Postdoc: How to Choose the Right Mentor and Make the Most of Your Postdoctoral Training
Thursday, October 18, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., 4138 Physics Research Building

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is hosting a session for graduate students who are interested in pursuing a postdoctoral position. This session will focus on critical aspects that graduate students need to consider when selecting a postdoc position. 
Participants in this session will learn:
  • Attributes needed in a postdoctoral advisor
  • What resources to look for
  • How to approach this training period to increase the chances of success
  • What are the postdoctoral scholar’s responsibilities, and benefits

For more information, please visit our  website .
Note: this is a brown-bag event. 
You can register for this event  here

If you have any questions, please contact us at  osupostdocs@osu.edu
Associate Dean's Coffee Hour (Wooster)
Wednesday, October 24, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Yenne Room, Shisler Center

Greetings! Based on feedback, there will be more opportunities for graduate students and post-docs to chat informally with the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. We highly encourage you to attend, as this is a great opportunity to ask questions, give suggestions, or hear updates about research and graduate education at the college. The first of these events will be on October 24 from 10:15-11:15am in the Yenne Room, Shisler Center (Wooster). Coffee and cookies will be provided. Stay tuned for more information about additional opportunities.
GTA Toolkit Series

UCAT will be hosting various events geared toward the Graduate Students here at OSU. Below are the various events coming up this fall:
  • GTA Toolkit October Breakfast: Getting Students to Prepare for Class – October 23 from 9:00am – 10:30am
  • GTA Toolkit November Breakfast: Student Feedback – November 27 from 9:00am – 10:30am
2018 Fall STEP Expo
Thursday, November 1, 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Archie Griffin Ballroom, Ohio Union

The Second-Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) invites you to attend the 2018 Fall STEP Expo. Past participants will be displaying posters about their STEP Signature Projects and engaging with the university community around the academic and personal transformations they’ve experienced as result of their participation. Students will be presenting in seven sessions throughout the day: 10:30-11:30am, 12-1pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3-4pm, 4:30-5:30pm, 6-7pm and 7:30-8:30pm.
We’d like to invite graduate students to consider volunteering to serve as a STEP Expo Reviewer . As a reviewer, you would be assigned to interact with identified students using some guiding prompts focused around how the Signature Project has been transformational.  
If you’re interested in volunteering, you can submit your availability  here  and our STEP team will follow-up with additional details. If you’re unable to formally volunteer, we invite you to drop in whenever it’s most convenient for your schedule to interact informally with our student presenters. 
Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities
Big Ten Academic Alliance Smithsonian Institution Fellowship
The Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $36,000. All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible. Click here to learn more
Farm Foundation January 2019 Round Table Cultivator Program
We are pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for current students of agriculture to attend the highly-regarded Farm Foundation ® Round Table through our  Cultivator  program.  

Up to six upper class or graduate-level students from an accredited North American college or university will be selected from a competitive pool of applicants to participate in the Round Table meeting Jan. 16-18, 2019, at the San Mateo Marriott in San Mateo, CA.  

A program of Farm Foundation, the Round Table is an invitational group of 150 food and agricultural leaders and their guests whom meet semi-annually to discuss issues of importance to agribusiness, the food system and rural communities. The sessions are intended to provide ideas and learning experiences that participants may use in their own activities.  The program for the Silicon Valley meeting will focus on Technology and Innovation.

The Round Table meeting officially begins with a small reception on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, attendees spend the day touring agricultural sites in San Francisco, followed by an opening reception back at the Marriott Hotel. Program sessions will be all day Thursday, the 17 th , and on the morning of Friday, the 18 h .  

Students selected for the Cultivator Program will receive an award that will cover all program fees and room and board. The nominating university or college will be responsible for the student’s travel expenses. If a winning student from a nominating school is unable to attend the Round Table for any reason, another student will be named in their place.

To learn more about the nomination process,  click here .
Sigma Xi Research Grant
The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi supports research in all areas of science and engineering including but not limited to: Natural (Physical) Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering. Awards of $500 for undergraduate students; $1000 for graduate students . Deadline Monday October, 15. Contact Professor L. Feth ( feth.1@osu.edu ) for full details and application requirements
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 22, 2018
Life Sciences, Geosciences

Program Guidelines: NSF 18-573
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.

2019 Hertz Fellows Applications
Key dates for your reference:
Deadline to submit application: October 24, 2018  
References due by: October 26, 2018

To learn more, contact the University Representative at your institution is: Heather Allen, Department of Chemistry & Pathology, email:   allen.697@osu.ed u

The application and additional information are available on our website:  http://hertzfoundation.org/fellowships/application .
Ford Foundation fellowship Programs: Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the  Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs  website. 

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Application Deadline Dates: 
  • Predoctoral: December 13, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) 
  • Dissertation: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) 
  • Postdoctoral: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
Job Opportunities
Assistant Research Scientist in the 'Omics
Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR)

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Research Scientist with expertise in genomics, proteomics, or metabolomics. We seek the best scholar in systems biology who integrates advanced ‘omics techniques to improve the management of aquatic ecosystems. Click here to learn more .
Assistant Research Scientist in Biophysical Modeling
Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR)

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Research Scientist with expertise in biophysical modeling. We seek the best scholar who is developing predictive models that link biological to physical processes in aquatic ecosystems. Areas of particular interest include modeling of aquatic food-webs, invasive species, or harmful algal blooms where the goal is to predict how these respond to changes in lake thermal or hydrologic regimes, storm frequencies, or water chemistry.  Click here to learn more .
Ecological Modeling Data Analyst
Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR)

The Cooperative Institute of Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) is seeking a candidate to work with the ecological and physical modeling teams at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL) to develop and improve experimental ecological forecasts linked to the Great Lakes Operational Forecast system hydrodynamic models. Click here to learn more .
Other Opportunities
Waste to Worth 2019 Call for Presentation Proposals
Proposals Due November 15, 2018
Waste to Worth brings together the nation’s best science on animal agriculture and the environment with:
  • Innovative outreach
  • Opportunities to meet and network with outstanding people
  • Mix with multidisciplinary specialists in a collaborative atmosphere
We are accepting submissions for oral and poster presentations, as well as panel discussions and workshops. Submissions will be reviewed for quality and fit with the conference goals, and time availability in the program.
New Academic Integrity Resources
As Ohio State embraces online learning and assessment, new resources are available to ensure academic integrity.  Proctorio , for example, was selected as the university’s enterprise solution for remote proctoring earlier this year. But proctoring is just one way to protect the integrity of our courses. Teaching strategies such as authentic assessments challenge students to demonstrate their knowledge in new ways, and also deter misconduct. Instructors should pull from a broad toolset of academic integrity resources throughout their course.

To learn more, explore  Academic Integrity Resources  offered by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning