FABE Weekly Undergraduate Student Newsletter
Monday, November 5, 2018
In the News:
Apostel Named 2019 Knauss Fellowship Finalst
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.
Upcoming Events:
HDI Seminar: The Niswonger Village - A Public Health Simulation Lab
Monday, November 5, 9:00 a.m., E100 Scott Lab
Come and see Mike Stoots from East Tennessee State University speak at Humanitarian Development and Innovation’s seminar: The Niswonger VILLAGE - A Public Health Simulation Lab! This event will be taking place on November 5th, at 9:00AM in Scott Lab E100.  Click here to RSVP for the event!
FABE Seminar featuring Dr. Mark D. Wahl
Tuesday, November 6, 1:50 - 2:45 p.m., 219 Ag Engineering
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. 
8th Annual Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair
Wednesday, November 7, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Ohio Union
This is a great opportunity for students who are early in their enrollment to learn about coursework, extracurricular activities and co-curricular opportunities that will help them prepare for graduate or professional school admissions. It is also a good opportunity for students who are approaching graduation to learn what they need to do in order to apply to an Ohio State program.

Admission representatives from more than twenty Ohio State programs will attend. In addition, there will be representatives from the pre-law and pre-health programs, Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success, Graduate and Professional Admissions, Financial Aid, the Writing Center and Princeton Review. This event is open to all Ohio State students. Admission is free and no RSVP is necessary. Dress is casual. Refreshments will be provided.
International Engineering Internships Panel
Thursday, November 8, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., E100 Scott Lab
Engineering Career Services and College of Engineering’s Global Studies Office will be hosting its annual International Internships Panel featuring students who have had international internships over the past year. The panelists share their experiences and provide the audience:
  • tips on finding and landing international internships,
  • advice on living in another country,
  • observations about making the most of the experience;
  • commentary on integrating that experience back into their studies here at OSU
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.
Jobs and Internships:
Undergraduate Research Assistant
We are looking for one undergraduate student to develop some educational materials in the green home area, update a website, and develop some virtual tours. The basic qualifications are listed below:
  • Good communication skills (both oral and written skills)
  • Website development skills
  • Videotaping and editing skills
  • Can work up to 20 hours per week ($11/hour)
The position will start immediately and continue into the spring or summer semester. Interested students can send their resumes to Dr. Zhao ( zhao.119@osu.edu ) or Dr. Chen ( chen.1399@osu.edu ).
Course Announcements:
  • CSM 5680Construction Renovation and Demolition class times have been changed to Tuesday and Thursday from 12:45 to 2:05.
  • CSM 5670Green Building and Sustainable Construction will not be offered during Sp19 semester.
  • FABENG 5540 – Biomass Conversion to Bioenergy will be offered as a combined undergraduate/graduate session in Sp19. 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. This 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.
  • FABENG 5620 – Fluid Power Systems will be offered as a combined undergraduate/graduate session in Sp19. Course topics include analysis and design of fluid power systems used in mobile (off-road) agricultural, maintenance and earth moving equipment. This class will meet Mon/Wed 4:10 - 5:05 pm and Fri 8:00 - 9:50 am.
  • FABENG 5200 – Appropriate Technology for Developing Countries will be offered as a combined undergraduate/graduate session in SP19. The course is designed to provide applied knowledge of appropriate technology product development for people in developing countries. This class will meet Mon/Wed 8:00 - 9:20 a.m.
  • CSE 1112 – Introduction to Computer-Assisted Problem Solving will not be offered during SP19 semester. CSM students looking to complete this requirement in the spring semester should instead take CSE 1111.
Education Abroad:
Panama: Through the Lens of AgriCulture, Sustainability and Diversity
Join us on Thursday, November 15 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Ag Admin 246 to learn about this new education abroad opportunity: Panama: Through the Lens of AgriCulture, Sustainability and Diversity.

This is an excellent opportunity for ASM & CSM majors. Learn how you can witness an engineering masterpiece by attending this information assessment. College and department scholarships are available for education abroad opportunities like this, so don't miss out!
Apply for CFAES and FABE Scholarships
Each year, all students enrolled in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering are invited to submit an application for college level (CFAES) and department level (FABE) scholarships through the CFAES Scholarship Form.

Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic merit, financial need, extra-curricular involvement, and more! FABE scholarships include opportunities specific to students majors in ASM, CSM, FABE.

Sesquicentennial Student Scholar Leadership Program
The Ohio State University is pleased to offer an opportunity in academic year 2019-20, for 150 students to participate in the Sesquicentennial Student Scholar Leadership Program.

These sesquicentennial scholars will:
  • Receive a $2,500 scholarship.
  • Participate in tailored leadership development training led by university faculty and staff (6-8 hours of leadership seminar sessions throughout the academic year).
  • Serve as ambassadors for the sesquicentennial celebration and as representatives of the university, colleges and campuses. Involvement may include being a spokesperson, representative, or volunteer at events, an advocate through social media or other opportunities (an estimated commitment of 18-20 hours for undergraduate students and 14-16 hours for graduate/professional students throughout the academic year).

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.
Ohio Contractors Association Chapter Scholarship Application
The Ohio Contractors Association is “the voice” of the heavy and highway industry in Ohio. Itsmembers profit from such benefits as political representation, safety programs, contract interpretation, and education/training programs. The Ohio Contractors Association Columbus Chapter Scholarship is a one-year scholarship awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated an interest in the heavy and highway construction industry and has an interest in staying in central Ohio upon graduation.

The award will be based on the applicant’s merit potential and demonstrated interest in the construction industry and is typically $1500.00 for the 4-year applicant chosen based upon the application. The student must be a citizen of the United States and be at least a second year student in a Bachelor of Science program in Civil Engineering, Construction Technology, Construction Management or a related area at the time of submitting this scholarship application and receiving the award.

The full application must be submitted by Friday, December 28, 2018. Click here to learn more .
Other Opportunities:
Attention Undergraduate Researchers
The 2019 Denman Research Forum submission window is  November 1 until 5:00pm on December 5

The application process consists of:
  • Presenter and Research Advisor Demographic Information
  • Research/creative project title and 300 word abstract (with stated results)
  • 2-minute video submitted via YouTube link
  • Advising report

Two Minute videos need to cover:
  • Introduction of researcher
  • Description of his/her research including results found
  • Description of why he/she would like to participate in the Denman Forum

The event will be held February 20, 2019 at the Biomedical Research Tower.
Please see the Denman Information Page for more information and to find the application:  https://ugresearch.osu.edu/Pages/Initiatives-%20Denman-%20Denman%20Details%20Post%20Application%20Deadline.aspx
Smart Campus Challenge
Each year, Ohio State Energy Partners provides philanthropic contributions to a variety of organizations, projects and programs. For the 2018-2019 academic year, OSEP will support campus sustainability innovation by sponsoring a venture capitalist-style sustainability competition for students.Teams of 3 to 5 students from every Ohio State University campus will have the opportunity to propose projects that support the university’s  sustainability goals . Proposals due by December 7, 11:59 p.m.

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.