FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Today in Seminar
Seminar: Hydrology and Hydrocarbons in Stormwater and Bioretention
Today, Tuesday, October 23, 1:50 - 2:45 p.m., 219 Ag Engineering

Join us for this week's FABE Seminar featuring a dissertation research presentation by Abby Tamkin, Ph.D. student, titled Hydrology and Hydrocarbons in Stormwater and Bioretention.
Upcoming Events
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. 
FABE Travel Training
Thursday, November 15, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 219 Ag Engineering & 100 FABE

Join Jim, Peggy, and Rachel for an open forum on travel training and policies. Come with questions!
Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities
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)
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
The  National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program  (NDSEG) is a Ph.D. level fellowship program sponsored by the Department of Defense in an effort to increase the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance. Fellowships provide  three years of support  for graduate study leading to research-based Ph.D. degrees in the fields of science and engineering and are intended for students in the early stages of their graduate study (1 st  or 2 nd  year).

Fellows receive a  $3,200  monthly stipend for a 12-month tenure plus a cost-of-education allowance to  cover tuition and required fees  per tenure year. The NDSEG Fellowship Program will also pay up to  $1,200 per year toward medical insurance  offered through the educational institution.

The application for the 2019 Class of the NDSEG Fellowship Program closes on  Friday December 7, 2018 . Click here to learn more...
2019 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for 2019. The DOE Scholars Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates pursuing a degree or who have a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline, or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission.
Veterans are encouraged to apply.  DOE Scholars selected by the  Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  are given a Veteran's Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C.
Participant Support:
  • Undergraduate student stipend – minimum of $600 per week
  • Graduate student and post-graduate stipend – minimum of $650 per week
  • Travel reimbursement of inbound and outbound costs up to $1,000 for participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way, from the assigned hosting site

How to Apply:  Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
Application deadline:  December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
For more information : Visit  https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars  or contact  doescholars@orau.org .
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 .
Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track – focus in Safety and Health for Agriculture and Industry
University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana Campus

This position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment with Extension (50%), Teaching (30%), and Research (20%) responsibilities. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the area of agricultural and industrial occupational safety and health, with emphasis on eliminating safety hazards, reducing injuries and fatalities, and improving worker health across the spectrum of production agriculture. Click here to learn more .
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Hydrological Modeling and Hydrological Modeler
Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR)

CIGLR is recruiting candidates for 2 positions related to the development, testing, and deployment hydrological models across the Great Lakes basin. First, a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Hydrological Modeling of the Great Lakes Basin, and a Hydrological Modeler.
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