FABE Weekly Undergraduate Student Newsletter
Monday, October 15, 2018
A Message from Dr. Scott A. Shearer:
Dear Students, 
I’m saddened to report that Dr. Andy D. Ward passed quietly last Tuesday afternoon while surrounded by family. I will remember Andy for his candor and thoughtful insights. And, aside from his many professional accomplishments, I’m certain his impact as a scientist and engineer will continue through the personal and professional lives of the numerous students he mentored over the years at Ohio State. Please keep the Ward family in your thoughts as you go about your activities this week. 
The arrangements for Dr. Ward will include a visitation from 3:00 - 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 18 at the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home in Worthington, Ohio. A celebration of life will follow from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at the same location. Andy’s obituary can be found  here
On an uplifting note it was shared that Andy was well enough, prior to passing, to hold his new granddaughter born on October 2nd.
We will miss Andy!  

Dr. Scott A. Shearer
Professor and Chair, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Upcoming Events:
Ohio State Health Sciences Fair
Monday, October 15, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., 115 Biomedical Research Tower
Over 30 undergraduate, graduate, and professional health programs from The Ohio State University will be exhibiting at the 2018 Health Sciences Fair from 3:00-5:00pm on October 15 in Room 115 of the Biomedical Research Tower. A degree in one of the many health sciences majors available at Ohio State will enable you to become an active member of a health care team. Graduates work in a variety of settings, including the health care industry, research, and education. The event is free and open to the public. To register, please go to go.osu.edu/HSfair
Buck Tank
Applications Due TODAY 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).
OSU Math Contest for Modeling Info Sessions
Monday, October 15, 5:30 p.m., 240 Cockins Hall
Tuesday, October 16, 7:00 p.m., 240 Cockins Hall
Are you interested in solving real world problems using math? Would you like to research tangible problems? Do you want to win gift card prizes? Then come to an information session for the  OSU Mathematical Contest in Modeling

By participating in the OSU MCM, you get to apply your math knowledge while answering open-ended questions such as:
  • Design and identify the best location for short-term camps for refugees.
  • Come up with optimal strategies for dealing with a viral infection.

FABE Seminar Series
Tuesday, October 16, 1:50 - 2:45 p.m., 219 Agricultural Engineering
Attend the next FABE Seminar, featuring a presentation by Allison Mackay, Chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering.
Humanitarian Development and Innovation Seminar: Sustainable Asset-based Community Development in Rural Honduras
Monday, October 22, 9:00 a.m., E100 Scott Lab
International development has long been carried out as a top-down process, implemented from the outside in. These externally-imposed paternalistic practices can cause serious long-term problems in small communities. Sustained interventions of this nature slowly disempower populations and create dependence upon outside resources and guidance. In Honduras, a small NGO is working to reverse this effect. Heart to Honduras (HTH) uses asset-based community development theory to empower local communities to go beyond basic participation to become be the protagonists of their own development story. Learn more and register here .
Department of Engineering Education Open House
Thursday, November 1, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., E100 Scott Lab
The Department of Engineering Education at Ohio State is hosting its inaugural Open House on  Thursday, November 1 from 5:00-8:00pm ! Please join us to celebrate the approval of our PhD program and to check out research our faculty and staff have been pursuing, as well as innovations from each of our four pillars (First year engineering, Capstone, Engineering Technical Communications, and the Graduate Program)! Representatives from the brand new PhD program will also be available to discuss program requirements, milestones, and more! Refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP here . Contact Ana at  casado.1@osu.edu  with questions.
Jobs and Internships:
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. 
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 5540 – 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.
Education Abroad:
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
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).

Other Opportunities:
Graduate Assistantships to Study Urban Streams
The Watershed Hydrology Lab in the Departments of Geology and Biological Sciences at Kent State University are seeking two graduate assistants for an  NSF-funded collaborative project  aimed at understanding how stormwater management decisions translate to hydrologic and environmental outcomes in urban streams in Cleveland (Ohio) and Denver (Colorado). These funded graduate student researchers will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists that includes ecologists, hydrologists, and social scientists across three institutions. Click here to learn more .

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.