FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Upcoming Events
Engineering Expo 2018
Tuesday, September 25 and Wednesday, September 26, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m., Ohio Union

The Engineering Expo is an outstanding opportunity for engineering and computer science students to meet with employer representatives and learn about co-op, internship, and career employment opportunities! The Engineering Expo will take place on two days this year! 
Students should plan to attend BOTH days because there will be different employers on each day.
CFAES Graduate Student Input Sessions
Wednesday, September 26, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., 120 Parker Food Science Building
Friday, September 28, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., 200 FABE (Wooster)

Gary Pierzynski, the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, would like to give CFAES graduate students a chance to share their concerns and ideas about graduate studies at the college. The graduate education component to the Associate Dean role is relatively new, and Gary would like your input on some of his thoughts and ideas on how this role can be most effectively used to enhance the CFAES graduate student experience. These events will be informal and allow students to express any thoughts and offer insight into their graduate experiences. Students are welcome to stop in as their schedules allow, or stay for the entire hour. For those who are unable to attend but would like to share comments, please contact Kayla Arnold.1065.
SmartAg4.0 2018
September 28 - 29

Where your revolutionary ideas build the future of farming! SmartAg4.0 is a competition for students who are passionate about revolutionizing the future of food system through technology and innovation. This year SmartAg4.0 will focus on the dairy industry with four domain topics to choose from: sustainable nutrition, sensors & smart packaging, internet of things, and blockchain. Form your team and compete against your peers in this 24-hour “hack-a-thon” style event, to pitch the best idea! Over $5,000 in prizes available! Learn more and register at  smartag4.osu.edu.
Getting the Word Out: Communications Overview and Resources
Wednesday, October 3, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Ag Engineering 219/FABE 100

The first in this year's FABE Communications BYO Lunch and Learn series, "Getting the Word Out: Communications Overview and Resources" will share a broad overview of the marketing and communications structure at Ohio State. Whether you want to promote an upcoming event, share a research update, or increase your social network, there are plenty of tools at Ohio State to help you accomplish your goals.

Note: this is a  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH  event. This presentation will be recorded and made available to anyone not able to attend.
WEGC 5K Glow Run
Friday, October 5, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., Fred Beekman Park

The Women in Engineering Graduate Council is hosting a fun 5k. This event is open to ALL, regardless of gender, race, color, age, disability, national origin/ancestry, sexual orientation, political views, veteran status, or religion. You can walk, run, or bring your pet with you if you desire so.   For a low registration fee of $15, you get a t-shirt, lots of glow sticks, and snacks.  This year, we have gift cards sponsored by Piada and Chipotle for the winners. This event is open to everyone, so feel free to invite all of your friends.
Click here  to register for the event! Make sure to register by Sept. 20 to guarantee you'll receive a t-shirt.
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
Workshop: Writing a Killer Faculty Application
November 8 - 9

Getting a faculty position begins with the application. The application generally consists of a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and recommendations. While many graduate students and postdocs are familiar with how to put together a cover letter and a CV, the research and teaching statements can be trickier. At this workshop, we will go over what makes a good packet, provide examples, and help you with your application whether you have anything written or not. Space is limited, so apply early. Lodging and meals will be provided, you must cover your own transportation to and from Rutgers. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Plan to arrive by the evening of November 7th and leave the afternoon/evening of November 9th. The workshop will run from 9 am - 5 pm November 8th and 9 am - 2 pm November 9th.

Please direct any questions to  facultyappworkshop@soe.rutgers.edu . Apply here .
Fellowship Opportunities
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
Phishing Awareness: Report it!

A large-volume phishing attempt is targeting students. It can be identified by 3 key features: it appears as a “reply to” message, the body does not contain a greeting or signature, and clicking the link directs you to an unrecognized site. If you believe you’ve been sent this or any other phishing message, don’t click any links! Please forward it directly to  report-phish@osu.edu and ensure your computer is up-to-date with security updates. If your email or computer begins behaving strangely, contact the IT Service Desk at (614) 688-4357 or stop in one of the BuckeyeBar locations in Thompson Library, and Tech Hub. 
Postdoctoral Recruitment Event
The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Office of Postdoctoral Research is pleased to announce the  2018 Autumn Postdoctoral Recruitment Event ! This event will be held  October 22-24,  in collaboration with the  Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital  and the  Pelotonia Fellowship Program .

This event will provide an excellent opportunity for outstanding PhD students from leading graduate programs to meet our research faculty, interview for open postdoctoral positions, and discover the exciting and innovative research taking place at The Ohio State University and the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Selected candidates will be invited to visit the Ohio State campus, network with current OSU and NCH postdocs, present their research to faculty in a podium presentation, interview with prospective mentors, and learn more about postdoctoral opportunities at Ohio State and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Candidates selected to attend this event may be considered for a variety of opportunities at Ohio State, including fellowships, training grants, and other internal training programs. Full funding will be provided for travel expenses.

Application for this event is open to senior graduate students who have completed or expect to complete their PhD between January 2018 and June 2019. Preference will be given to US Citizens and permanent residents who are training grant-eligible  AND who come from underrepresented backgrounds including African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, or persons with a disability.

Please visit  http://go.osu.edu/postdocrecruit  for application instructions, the schedule of events, and all other details.  All applications must be submitted by September 14th
Ohio State Releases New Active Aggressor Video
It’s scary to think about, but an active aggressor could strike any place, at any time. That’s why Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety has released a new “Surviving an Active Aggressor” video to educate the campus community. The nine-minute video provides important updates to the university’s original safety tutorial released in 2015. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority and we encourage all Buckeyes to watch. Read 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
Call for Proposals- 2019 Community Engagement Conference
Proposals are now being accepted for Ohio State’s second annual Community Engagement Conference, January 23-24, 2019 at the Ohio Union. The conference will bring together faculty, staff, students, and community partners to focus on professional development and making connections, while exploring new potential engagement partnerships. The theme of this year’s conference is  Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future . Proposals are due by October 3, 2018. All accepted presentations and posters will receive a citable URL in  Engaged Scholars  (the conference proceedings).
Submit a proposal and learn more at  http://go.osu.edu/2019call
2018 International Photography Competition
All students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars and alumni of The Ohio State University are invited to submit their photos to the 2018 International PhotographyCompetition. Entries will be accepted through October 8. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your original photographs from around the world. In addition to honoring the Best in Show, first, second and third place winners will be selected in the following categories: People, Places and Arts & Culture. There will also be People's Choice awards for the photos that receive the highest votes via the Facebook voting phase.
Call for Nominations: The President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP)
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is pleased to announce the second President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP) competition. This program, sponsored by the Office of the President, aims to aid in the recruitment and retention of postdoctoral scholars who have a promising future as leaders in their fields. Learn more...