February 5, 2019
FABE Graduate
Student Newsletter
Today in Seminar
Join us today for a series of Lightning Talks presented by seven of our graduate students. Th ey'll be presenting a broad perspective of their research, what motivates their work, and some will be explaining their research approach and results.

The talks will be today, Tuesday February 5th starting at 1:50 p.m. in 219 Ag Engineering and 100 FABE.

The following graduate students will be presenting:
  • Ashlee Balcerzak 
  • Jacquelyn Blanchard 
  • Kate Boening   
  • Nikita Khozin 
  • Ian Simpson 
  • Patrick Sours 
  • Garrett Steinbeck 
Upcoming Events
Seminar on Biomaterials
Tuesday, February 5, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 219 Ag Engineering & 100 FABE
As you may or may not know, we would like to hire Dr. Carin Helfer as a Research Assistant Professor to work alongside Dr. Judit Puskas. She will be presenting  “The Road to Biomaterials” on Tuesday the 5 th  @ 11:30-12:30PM  in 219 Ag Engineering. I have also reserved room 100 in Wooster for those wishing to join via video link.
OSHA Safety Day 2019
Thursday, February 21, Fawcett Center
The Ohio State University and the Columbus OSHA office, in conjunction with the Central Ohio American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), are pleased to present OSHA Safety Day 2019. Registration is free for students, but must register through their instructors. Learn more...
The Ohio Academy of Science Annual Meeting
Deadline for Just in Time Abstracts Extended to February 28
OAS is opening a second Call for Abstracts that will run until February 28.For college students, abstracts submitted during this second call MUST be reviewed by their advisor. Since these abstracts will not be peer-reviewed by OAS, the abstracts will not be in the print version of the meeting program. Instead these abstracts will be printed in a separate insert that will be distributed at the meeting. These abstracts WILL be in the online version of the program in a Just-in-Time section. Learn more...
The Ohio State University Plant Sciences Symposium 2019
Deadline general registration and poster submissions is February 28th
The Ohio State University Plant Sciences Symposium 2019: Enhancing Plant Sciences through Technology, Communication, and Innovation. All undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, staff, faculty and visiting scholars are invited to participate in this symposium! General registration and poster submission will be accepted through Feb 28th, 2019. Prizes will be awarded to the top poster presenters! Separate prizes will be awarded to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs/staff.

Follow this link for free registration and abstract/poster submission: go.osu.edu/plantscience2019
CFAES Annual Research Conference Poster Competition
Deadline for poster submissions is March 11 at 5:00 p.m.
The poster competition is open to any currently enrolled M.S. or Ph.D. student, or those who received their graduate degrees after Spring Semester 2018, working on an OARDC or CFAES supported project. Postdocs and Research Assistants/Associates/Scientists including Visiting Scholars that are not currently enrolled in an advanced degree program are also invited to participate. Entrants may present only posters on original research they have conducted while at The Ohio State University. Posters for the competition must be submitted online as a PDF and then printed and displayed at the research conference.  Each entrant may submit only one poster and must register separately to attend the conference.  There are no restrictions regarding number of graduate students participating per faculty member or department.

Separate competitions will be held for Masters, Doctoral students, Postdocs, and Research Assistants/Associates/Scientists. All posters will undergo a peer-review process prior to the Conference during which they will be scored. First, second, and third place winners in each competition will receive cash awards of $500, $300 and $150, respectively. Winners will be announced at the conference and must be present at the conference in order to receive the award.   All abstracts will be published in the Knowledge Bank allowing them to be listed in the authors'  curriculum vitae . Learn more...
Fellowships & Scholarships
FFAR Fellows
Due February 15
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, awarded a $27 Million grant to launch the FFAR Fellowship Program. A graduate student leadership development program. 

The goal of the program is to combine cutting-edge food and agriculture science research with professional development training to better prepare graduate students for the workforce. They are recruiting for the 2nd Cohort to begin in August. The deadline for applications is February 15th. See additional information on their website:    https://ffarfellows.org/
Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Due February 22
The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one-year paid fellowship.

Over the past 4 years, 2 FABE graduate students have received this fellowship! Learn more...
Jobs & Graduate Positions
Faculty Positions
UC Davis
As part of a campus-wide initiative to hire leading research faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of underrepresented minority students (African-American, Latino (a)/Chicano (a)/Hispanic, and Native American) and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state, UC Davis announces an open rank faculty position in the College of Engineering and an Assistant Professor faculty position in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences .
Other Opportunities
Mental Health Counselor Available to Graduate Students in Columbus
Please join us in welcoming our new embedded counselor David L. Wirt, M.Ed., LPCC-S. David is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with OSU’s Counseling and Consultation Services who will be spending the majority of his time housed in 100Y Ag. Admin. working directly with CFAES students on the Columbus campus. If you would like to meet with David, please go to  https://ccs.osu.edu  and click on “schedule a phone screening.” This will enable David, or one of his colleagues, to contact you to discuss needs, and to schedule sessions, when needed. When a student presents urgent concerns, the student will be scheduled to see a clinical staff member: either David, or one of his CCS colleagues, as promptly as possible. Students can also call 614-292-5766 to start this process.   Please mention you are a CFAES student if they call to be routed to David.   If there are questions, David can be contacted via email at  wirt.9@osu.edu .
Nominations Open for Excellence in Safety Awards
Due February 25th
The University Laboratory Safety Committee is opening nominations for the “Excellence in Safety” awards to recognize a university faculty or staff member (Individual Award), student (Individual Student Award) and a laboratory research group (Group Award) who have made a considerable contribution to improving laboratory safety on the Ohio State campus. The nomination period opens  January 11 and closes February 25.

Please visit  https://ehs.osu.edu/safetyawards for more information on the Excellence in Safety awards and the nomination process.
Have an event or announcement to share with FABE students, faculty, and staff? Submit your event or announcement name, date, location, and a brief description to  fabe@osu.edu . Submissions must be received by noon the Thursday before the newsletter goes out.


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