FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Upcoming Events
SEOWEA and APWA Young Professionals Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour and Social Hour
Tuesday, October 11, 6:15 - 8:30 p.m.

The SEOWEA Young Professionals along with APWA Young Professionals and Southerly WWTP Staff are hosting a FREEguided tour of the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant (with 1.0 contact hours). Following the tour, there will be an after-hour social at The Brew Brothers.
Come have an evening seeing one of the largest treatment plants in the State and getting a free contact hour. This is also a great opportunity to network and meet local working professionals especially for students or someone looking to get into the field.
Please meet in front of the Administration Building (shown on map) and wear closed toe shoes.
The Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) is non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of our water resources. Being a member is not required for this event, but if you would like to get more involved, memberships are located at  https://www.ohiowea.org/membership.php  and student memberships are free.
Please forward to anyone who may be interested. If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Mills at  jamie.mills@Strand.com
Graduate Student Finance Workshops
RSVP Due by Thursday, October 11

CFAES, BioHio Research Park, and OARDC Scholars invite you to our 2018 Finance Workshop:  Financial Tips and Tools for Career Success . Learn the basics of finance and accounting needed to succeed in entrepreneurial ventures, write grants, and manage personal monies. This series will take place over 3 days: Monday October 15th, Tuesday October 16th, and Thursday October 18th from 5:30-8:00pm in 126 Research Services (Wooster). This event is open to all CFAES graduate students and post-docs. Dinner will be provided. Please send questions and RSVP to Betty Aylsworth (aylsworth.1) by Thursday, October 11.
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.
College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture: Cyber Security in a Connected World featuring Chris Inglis
Monday, October 15, 1:00 p.m., US Bank Theater, Ohio Union

Mr. Inglis retired from the Department of Defense in January 2014 following over 41 years of federal service, including 28 years at NSA and seven and a half years as its senior civilian and Deputy Director. He began his career at NSA as a computer scientist within the National Computer Security Center followed by tours in information assurance, policy, time-sensitive operations, and signals intelligence organizations. Promoted to NSA's Senior Executive Service in 1997, he held a variety of senior leadership assignments and twice served away from NSA Headquarters, first as a visiting professor of computer science at the U.S. Military Academy (1991-1992) and later as the U.S. Special Liaison to the United Kingdom (2003-2006).
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
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
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 Professor of Manufacturing Technology and Engineering
Iowa State University

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Manufacturing Technology and Engineering. This is a B-base, 9-month, tenure-track position. The position is described as 60% Teaching and 40% Research.

View the full job posting at:  http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/34957
Assistant Professor of Controlled Environment Engineering
Cornell University

The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position with 50% research and 50% extension responsibilities on a 9-month academic year basis. The candidate is expected to develop nationally recognized research and extension programs on the engineering aspects of controlled environment agriculture (CEA) for food production of horticultural crops and animal protein and will provide engineering leadership to interdisciplinary collaborative teams exploring food production systems and their environmental and economic sustainability particularly as related to the Northeastern USA.

Other Opportunities
Ag Safety STAT: October 2018
Ag Safety S.T.A.T. – Safe Tactics for Ag Today is an electronic newsletter prepared by team members from the OSU Extension Agricultural Safety & Health Office. In this issue, read about Safe Driving During Harvest, Rural Roadway Safety, Combine Fire Precautions, and more!
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