FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
FABE Graduate Student Newsletter
Today in Seminar...

F eaturing Dr. Julia Behnfeldt
Associate Director & Research Integrity Officer, Office of Research Compliance

Presenting: Research Integrity/Ethical Publishing

Today, Tuesday, September 11, 1:50 - 2:45 p.m.
Ag Engineering 219
Help Update the Graduate Student Handbook

The University Graduate Student Handbook is in the process of being re-written. Below is a copy of the hand book with the new edits.

If you have suggestions, create a separate document with comments and general location/page references. Any feedback is due to Chris Wiegman by Monday, September 17th.

Upcoming Events
GSO Lunch
Wednesday, September 12, 11:20 a.m.

FABE graduate students will be going to lunch this Wednesday. Meet together in room 250 at 11:20 a.m. to vote on where we will be eating! Hope to see you there!
Women in Engineering Graduate Council Book Club
Wednesday, September 12, 1:00 p.m., 18th Ave. Library Room 329

Join other graduate students for a riveting discussion of Jen Sincero’s  “You are a Badass” . Our first meeting will be on: September 12th at 1pm, 18th Ave. Library Room 329. We will be discussing  Part 1: How you got this way. This event is open to ALL, regardless of gender, race, color, age, disability, national origin/ancestry, sexual orientation, political views, veteran status, or religion. 

Lunch will be provided as supplies last. Please RSVP  here , so we know how much food to get.
Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture Series
Friday, September 14, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Scott Lab E001

Have you considered that quality of life improvements as well as economic productivity gains are dependent upon the interaction of a system of systems? The next  Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture  will feature discussion of a bottom up agent-based artificial intelligence framework modeling: Enerpol. Join the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for the presentation, featuring  Reza Abhari ETH Zurich . Professor Abhari will present  “Agent-Based Modeling and AI—A Digital Toolkit in an Interconnected World”  on Friday, September 14, at 3 p.m. in Scott Laboratory E001. A commemorative plaque will also be presented, and a light reception will follow at 4 p.m. in room E100.
Engineering Career Success Conference
Friday, September 21, 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Ohio Union
Cost: $25

The Engineering Career Success Conference features:
  • Employer Panel: Get advice on how to stand out in the crowd at Expo, nail on-campus interviews, land the job offer, and more
  • Breakout Sessions: Learn from experts on crucial topics such as salary negotiation, technical interviewing, and financial wellness 
  • Employer Networking: Engage with company representatives just days before the career fair
  • Professional Preparation: Participate in headshot photobooth, resume reviews, interview practice, and elevator pitch prep

A few participating employers include: Accenture, ArcelorMittal, HMB, Lincoln Electric, Marathon Petroleum, Microsoft, Midmark Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Whiting-Turner, and Worldpay
**Additional information and registration can be found on the  Engineering Career Success Conference (ECSC) website .
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 September Breakfast: Group Work – September 25 from 9:00am – 10:30am
  • 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
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.
SmartAg4.0 2018 Registration Open!
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.
Fellowship 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)
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. 
Apply for an ALX Grant by September 12
The Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) is requesting proposals to participate in its next cohort. ALX funds projects that help make education more affordable for students while promoting excellent pedagogy and ownership of course materials among Ohio State faculty and teaching staff. The ALX team works with grant winners to help them find creative solutions to increase savings and promote innovative teaching methods. The possibilities are endless! From re-imagining textbooks to exploring existing open resources, from lending required tool kits to developing material sharing programs—opportunities exist for any type of class at Ohio State.
Through three cohorts and more than 50 projects, ALX program participants have already saved students more than $3 million. The deadline to apply for the next cohort is  Wednesday, September 12 .
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...