March 25, 2019
FABE Weekly
ASM, CSM, and FABE Undergraduate Student Newsletter
Meet Owen Si: International Plant Doctor
Upcoming Events
Ebola in America: Lessons from the 2014 Panic and Response
Tuesday, March 26th, 5:30 p.m., Room 230 Page Hall
The first cases of Ebola virus Disease were diagnosed in the United States in 2014. Within hours, the nation was gripped by fear as healthcare workers and government agencies acted to contain the disease. Our speaker, Greg Moody, was appointed by Governor Kasich to serve as the Incident Commander for Ohio's Emergency Response to the Ebola Outbreak. 5 years later, what lessons were learned and are we safer? RSVP here.
Fulbright Information Sessions
March 25 - 29
We will be holding information sessions for Fulbright awards next week, which fund a post-graduate year abroad to conduct research or teach English abroad. There is no GPA minimum, and students from any major are welcome to apply.
Sculpting Your Future: The First Women's Empowerment Event by The Biomedical Engineering Society
Sunday, March 30, Nosker House: Burgee Room
Join BMES for Sculpting Your Future, our first women empowerment event on Saturday March 30th from 8:30AM - 1PM! * The event will feature  Dr. Lisa Whitty Bradley  as our keynote speaker. There will also be two workshops and a networking lunch. The workshops are as follows:
  • 10:00-10:45: Communicating with Influence with Elizabeth Newton
  • 11:00-11:45: Networking Lunch
  • 12:00-12:45: Supporting your Co-Workers with Mara Mason 
This event is a great opportunity for all, not just women.  Click here to register.  Please see the attached flyer for more details!
*Attendance is not required for the whole event
DesignColumbus 2019: Sustainable Building Education Day & Expo
Monday, April 8, COSI
DesignColumbus 2019 is an opportunity to learn about and engage in the transformation of the Central Ohio built environment to be more healthy, prosperous and sustainable. This day is full of educational seminars, displays, and presentations on technologies promoting sustainable growth, occupant health, and economic vitality. Learn more at
SOPREMA Scholarships
Due March 29th
SOPREMA has established a scholarship program to assist students pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or a similar field at an accredited four-year college or university. SOPREMA is an international manufacturer of building envelope and civil engineering construction materials. Learn more...
ORISE Scholarships
Due April 3rd
Technology plays a key role in many fields, but it is not without limitations. Although technology has helped to make great advancements in data collection, there are times that the instruments themselves interfere in the measurements. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a problem-based challenge for undergraduate students.  The challenge for undergraduates is to identify a situation in which an instrument interferes with its own measurements and data collection, and to propose a solution to the problem . Your proposal could win you a $5,000 scholarship! The deadline for this competition is Wednesday, April 3, 2019, and winners will be announced in early May.

1st place: $ 5,000 scholarship
2nd place: $ 3,000 scholarship
3rd place: $ 1,000 scholarship
ASPE Scholarship
Due April 15th
ACCE would like to announce the 2019 Scholarship Award program sponsored by the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) Foundation. Please visit  for full eligibility and application requirements. Applications are due by April 15.
Jobs and Internships
Graduate Research Assistant
Funding (stipend and tuition) is available for a student wishing to pursue a Master’s degree. This graduate research assistant (GRA) position deals with highly quantitative information, and spans detailed simulation and modeling, and data analysis. A requirement for this type of work is proficiency in computer programming. Proficiency in a (any) programming language. Position will use Matlab extensively, and Fortran as well for some projects. A background in C or C++, or another scripting language (i.e. Python or R), would also be valuable. 

The simulation and modeling projects will require physics and biology for simulating vegetation and soil processes. Some background in physics is preferred, and the typical background of an engineering student is likely sufficient for this. Fluid mechanics can be a plus for specific projects that they might take on, and if a particular interest in computational fluid dynamics there are potential projects that could make an excellent fit. Some basic background in biology or ecology is good, but not required. 

Students more interested in data analysis than simulation and modeling would need a programming background, and a background in statistics as the data analysis / machine learning approaches require the extensive use of statistics.

A 3.0 GPA is required. The GRE must be taken—no minimum score required. Contact Candy McBride
Other Opportunities
Student Campus Climate Survey
Ohio State is conducting a climate survey on sexual misconduct and all students are encouraged to participate. The survey will be available to all students until April 12 at . Participation is voluntary, and once the survey is submitted, responses are completely anonymous. Information collected will help enhance current policies and services, and to inform longer-term strategies and programs. Ohio State’s first priority is a safe and healthy campus for all members of our community. All of us play a role – do your part and be heard to have a positive influence on our campus.
Campus Case Competition: The Water Crisis
Due March 31st
UNA-USA invites universities to participate in the 2019 Case Competition: The Water Crisis. Teams will compete in on-campus competitions and present their solutions that address UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Access to Clean Water and Sanitation. On-campus winners should be submitted to the National Office by March 31, 2019 to advance to the national competition. Learn more...
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