FABE Weekly Undergraduate Student Newsletter
Monday, October 10, 2018
In the News:
Meet Manny Barnes
CSM Club President, Army National Guard, and natural born leader.

Upcoming Events:
FABE Weekly Seminar Series
Join us every Tuesday from 1:50 - 2:45 p.m. in Ag Engineering 219 for the weekly FABE seminar series.

This Tuesday, October 1st will feature Anna Brady, Graduate Academic Coach in the Dennis Learning Center, who will present on Time Management.
SEOWEA and APWA Young Professionals
Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour and Social Hour
Tuesday, October 11, 6:15 - 8:30 p.m.
The SEOWEA Young Professionals along with APWA Young Professionals and Southerly WWTP Staff are hosting a FREEguided tour of the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant (with 1.0 contact hours). Following the tour, there will be an after-hour social at The Brew Brothers.
Come have an evening seeing one of the largest treatment plants in the State and getting a free contact hour. This is also a great opportunity to network and meet local working professionals especially for students or someone looking to get into the field.
Please meet in front of the Administration Building (shown on map) and wear closed toe shoes.
The Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) is non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of our water resources. Being a member is not required for this event, but if you would like to get more involved, memberships are located at https://www.ohiowea.org/membership.php and student memberships are free.
Please forward to anyone who may be interested. If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Mills at jamie.mills@Strand.com
Buck Tank
Applications Due Monday, October 15
The Buck Tank is open to any Ohio State undergraduate, in any field of study, who has not conducted research previously. Selected presenters will be tasked with pitching a research or creative inquiry idea related to the Columbus community to a panel of judges. Those deemed as the best will receive an allotted amount of funding to initiate their project.

Buck Tank is open to any Ohio State undergraduate student who has not previously conducted research. We welcome students from all academic disciplines. Buck Tank will be a part of the 2018 Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival on November 1st, 2018 at the Ohio Union.

The application for the Buck Tank can be found on the OURCI website ( https://uro.prod.esue.ohio-state.edu/Pages/Initiatives--Buck-Tank--Post-Event--For-AURF.aspx ) along with example application materials.
College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture: Cyber Security in a Connected World featuring Chris Inglis
Monday, October 15, 1:00 p.m., US Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union
Mr. Inglis retired from the Department of Defense in January 2014 following over 41 years of federal service, including 28 years at NSA and seven and a half years as its senior civilian and Deputy Director. He began his career at NSA as a computer scientist within the National Computer Security Center followed by tours in information assurance, policy, time-sensitive operations, and signals intelligence organizations. Promoted to NSA's Senior Executive Service in 1997, he held a variety of senior leadership assignments and twice served away from NSA Headquarters, first as a visiting professor of computer science at the U.S. Military Academy (1991-1992) and later as the U.S. Special Liaison to the United Kingdom (2003-2006).
Jobs and Internships:
Have you heard about Handshake?
Handshake is Ohio State’s new university-wide position posting system where students have access to search and apply for part-time jobs, internships, co-ops, and full-time career opportunities. Thousands of jobs, internship and career opportunities are posted in Handshake as well as information on upcoming career fairs and on-campus recruiting events.

Career opportunities form FABE, CFAES, and COE will now be shared through Handshake.

Construction Career Expo
Monday, October 1, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Building
Network with over 70 companies looking for students to fill internships and full-time jobs in the construction industry. Learn more...
BIM Associate, Revit Draftsperson
From Mark Scott , CSM Instructor: I’m in need of 1-2 students to assist me in modeling buildings in Autodesk Revit and Autodesk BIM 360 Glue. I need the student to begin immediately and continue into through summer, with the possibly of working into and through next year.  
I’m looking for a student with Revit experience in a sophomore or junior status that is familiar with Autodesk Revit. The starting pay is $9-11/hr depending on experience. Student will work in Smith Lab room 3064, my office, around 8-10hrs per week during the remaining part of Autumn Semester and will work 20-38hrs over the summer.   The student(s) needs to be able to work this summer.   Office hours are 7-5p. M-F.
Students will receive additional Autodesk Revit training. 60% of the time the student will be drawing existing conditions in college of engineering buildings to include, structural models, MEP models, Fire protection models and equipment and finish models. 10% of the time, they will be designing new work though modeling surfaces, furniture layouts and signage, 10% they will be scanning existing building rooms with a laser scanner which in turn they will use to create Revit models. 10% of the time they will be exporting Revit models into a merged and aligned BIM 360 Glue model. 10% of the time, will be other duties as assigned. 
I’m accepting resumes until October 12th 5pm. 
Farm Foundation January 2019 Round Table Cultivator Program
We are pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for current students of agriculture to attend the highly-regarded Farm Foundation ® Round Table through our  Cultivator program.  

Up to six upper class or graduate-level students from an accredited North American college or university will be selected from a competitive pool of applicants to participate in the Round Table meeting Jan. 16-18, 2019, at the San Mateo Marriott in San Mateo, CA.  

A program of Farm Foundation, the Round Table is an invitational group of 150 food and agricultural leaders and their guests whom meet semi-annually to discuss issues of importance to agribusiness, the food system and rural communities. The sessions are intended to provide ideas and learning experiences that participants may use in their own activities.  The program for the Silicon Valley meeting will focus on Technology and Innovation.

The Round Table meeting officially begins with a small reception on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, attendees spend the day touring agricultural sites in San Francisco, followed by an opening reception back at the Marriott Hotel. Program sessions will be all day Thursday, the 17 th , and on the morning of Friday, the 18 h .  

Students selected for the Cultivator Program will receive an award that will cover all program fees and room and board. The nominating university or college will be responsible for the student’s travel expenses. If a winning student from a nominating school is unable to attend the Round Table for any reason, another student will be named in their place.

To learn more about the nomination process, click here .
Sigma Xi Research Grant
The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi supports research in all areas of science and engineering including but not limited to: Natural (Physical) Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering. Awards of $500 for undergraduate students; $1000 for graduate students. Deadline Monday October, 15. Contact Professor L. Feth ( feth.1@osu.edu ) for full details and application requirements
Other Opportunities:
Changes Coming to the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
Significant changes are coming to the 24th Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. This past summer a Faculty Committee was convened to explore options for re-envisioning the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum moving forward.  
The Committee recommended that the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry host two events during spring semester, including the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum (February 20, 2019) and Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (March 26, 2019).
The 2019 Denman Research Forum will be limited to graduating seniors and we are adding elements to the application process. The application process consists of:
  • 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 submission window is November 1st until 5:00pm on December 5th, 2018. The event will be held February 20th, 2019.

We have a new event this year, the Spring Research Forum, open to all undergraduate researchers!
Researchers can be at any point in the research process and will have the option to choose between three presentation options:
  • Poster Presentation
  • Oral Presentation
  • 3 Minute Thesis 

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. 
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. 
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.

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.