FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Today in Seminar
FABE Seminar featuring Trey Colley
Tuesday, October 30, 1:50 - 2:45 p.m., 219 Ag Engineering

The next FABE Seminar will feature Master's student Trey Colley, who will be presenting his Master's Degree Exit Seminar. Trey's research consists of a wide variety of digital agriculture technologies, application technologies, and agricultural data utilization.
Upcoming Events
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. 
HDI Seminar: The Niswonger Village - A Public Health Simulation Lab
Monday, November 5, 9:00 a.m., 219 E100 Scott Lab

Come and see Mike Stoots from East Tennessee State University speak at Humanitarian Development and Innovation’s seminar: The Niswonger VILLAGE - A Public Health Simulation Lab! This event will be taking place on November 5th, at 9:00AM in Scott Lab E100.  Click here to RSVP for the event!
Twitter 101
Wednesday, November 7, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., 219 Ag Engineering & 100 FABE

The second FABE Communications BYO Lunch and Learn session will focus on the social media platform Twitter. A popular platform across the university and beyond, this session will focus on how to create and successfully maintain a personal or program account.

Note: this is a BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH  event. This presentation will be recorded and made available to anyone not able to attend.
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
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 .
Course Announcements
The course FABENG 5540 – Biomass Conversion to Bioenergy will be offered as a combined undergraduate/graduate session on Spring 2019. The course will include topics in bioeneconomy status and prospects, biomass preprocessing and pretreatment, biological and thermochemical conversion of biomass to biofuels and bioproducts, and biosystems analysis. Class will meet Tue, Wed, Thu, 8:00 - 8:55 am. Class evaluation include homework assignments, a term paper and presentation, and a final take-home exam.
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.
Assistant Professor of Food and Bioprocess Engineering
University of Missouri

The University of Missouri wishes to expand its expertise in the research and development of food bioprocessing by hiring a talented faculty member. This unique interdisciplinary position resides in the Division of Food Systems & Bioengineering (http://fsb.missouri.edu), which brings together multiple disciplines; including Food Science, Biological Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. It is expected that this faculty member will develop a collaborative network among his or her new Mizzou colleagues. The position is offered as a nine-month, tenure-track at the assistant professor rank with a split appointment between teaching and research. 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