FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
In the News
Q&A with Dr. Sami Khanal, Assistant Professor in FABE
Today in Seminar
Three-Minute Thesis Presentations

Join us today from 1:50 - 2:45 p.m. in 219 Ag Engineering/100 FABE for the final FABE Seminar featuring students presenting their research in three-minutes! Come see what your fellow graduate students are up to!
Upcoming Events
Volunteers needed for Scientific Thinkers

Scientific Thinkers is currently in need of volunteers for our annual Science Day event at Innis Elementary School, held on Reading Day, December 6th!  This will be a day full of various science stations in which our volunteers are able to teach fun lessons to students grades 1-5!
 
There are two shifts available : 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1 pm – 3:00 pm  (Arrive at the school at least 30 minutes before your shift starts for setting up). Innis Elementary School is located at 3399 Kohr Blvd, Columbus, OH 43224. It is about a 15-20 minute drive from OSU campus and we will be setting up carpools for the event.
 
Sign up with this link:  https://goo.gl/forms/O0QKNdCUO54hnRl02
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.
Other Opportunities
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