FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
In the News
Apostel Named 2019 Knauss Fellowship Finalist

Anna Apostel, PhD candidate in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE), has been named one of five Ohio finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
Soboyejo Receives Honorary Degree

Dr. Alfred Soboyejo was honored with Doctor of Science Honoris Causa from Crescent University in Nigeria.
Today in Seminar
FABE Seminar featuring Dr. Mark D. Wahl
Tuesday, November 6, 1:50 - 2:45 p.m., 219 Ag Engineering & 100 FABE

Dr. Wahl is a hydrologist at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He co-leads a military hydrology group that provides reachback engineering support across the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, supporting contingency operations and humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts. His research focuses on providing timely hydrologic information in data sparse areas that is both globally aware and locally precise. Another focus is on making the information accessible and comprehensible. 
Upcoming Events
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.
Center for Emergent Materials Alumni Career Services: A Career in Law
Thursday, November 8, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1080 Physics Research Building

Our next event takes place next Thursday, November 8, and features Diana DiBerardino, PhD, JD, a Patent Attorney at DiBerardino McGovern IP Group in Pittsburgh. Ms. DiBerardino completed a Bachelor’s degree from OSU in Physics and Mathematics in 1992 before moving to the University of Notre Dame and earning a PhD in Physics in 1998. After deciding to switch fields, Ms. DiBerardino completed her legal studies at The George Washington University Law School in 2004. She is now registered patent attorney counseling both U.S. and foreign clients on the protection of their intellectual property rights in a variety of technical fields, including physics, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Yonggong Huang: Engineering Flexible Electronics
Friday, November 9, 3:00 p.m., E001 Scott Lab

The next  Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture will feature the discussion of the fabrication of complex architectures based on those found in nature and highlight their applications. Join the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for the presentation, featuring Yonggang Huang, Northwestern University. Professor Huang will present  “Mechanics-guided Deterministic 3D Assembly” on  Friday, November 9, at 3 p.m. in Scott Laboratory room E001 (basement). A commemorative plaque will also be presented, and a light reception will follow at 4 p.m. in room E100.
FABE Travel Training
Thursday, November 15, 1:30 - 2:30 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
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 .
Postdoctoral Researcher
The Ohio State University, Horticulture and Crop Science

The lab of Dr. Andrea Gschwend seeks a full-time, highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher, specializing in genomic data. The Gschwend lab uses a comparative genomics approach to identify genes that contribute to agronomically significant phenotypes in crop species. They utilize experimental, computational, and functional methods to address genomic and evolutionary questions related to crop improvement . Click here to learn more .
Research Assistant Professor in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
North Dakota State University

This position is a non-tenure-track, 12-month, full-time, benefited faculty research position that is renewable annually. Responsibilities include research in precision agriculture - specifically on decision support to establish best crop management strategies under different environmental conditions and genetic interactions using sensors, automation systems, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, and management of agricultural big data. Click here to learn more .
Assistant Professor of Complex Systems Engineering
Cornell University

The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE) at Cornell University seeks candidates for a tenure-track position aimed at developing a nationally recognized research and teaching program on complex systems engineering at the nexus of food, water, and energy. This position has a balanced effort between research (50%) and teaching (50%) on a 9-month academic year basis. The successful candidate will provide engineering leadership to interdisciplinary collaborative teams exploring food, water and/or energy systems and their environmental and economic sustainability. Click here to learn more .
Faculty Position in Bioengineering
University of California, Berkley

The Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Bioengineering, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. The position is in the broad areas of biological engineering and synthetic biology, including genome editing, macromolecular and genetic engineering, cellular engineering, microbiome engineering, as well as genomic technologies, computational biology, and systems biology. 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