February 18, 2019
FABE Weekly
ASM, CSM, and FABE Undergraduate Student Newsletter
Two FABE Students Named 2019 New Faces of ASABE Honorees
Nominate Your TA: FABE Graduate Teaching Award
Have you had an exceptional TA for one of your FABE courses? Nominate them for the 2019 FABE Graduate Teaching Awards! Students are encouraged to nominate any present or former TA's for this distinction.
Mental Health Resource of the Week
Individual Wellness Coaching is a free service that supports college students by enhancing mental health through empowering conversations about strengths and goals. To schedule an appointment, visit  https://swc.osu.edu/services/wellness-coaching/schedule-an-appointment/ . *Note that this is not mental health treatment, but rather a service that supports mental wellness. 
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
Upcoming Events
2019 Spring STEP Expo
Wednesday, February 20, Ohio Union
The Second-Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) invites you to attend the 2019 Spring STEP Expo on Wednesday, February 20.  The Expo will be held in the Archie Griffin Ballroom in the Ohio Union. Past participants will be displaying posters about their STEP Signature Projects and engaging with the university community around the academic and personal transformations they’ve experienced as result of their participation. Students will be presenting in one of four sessions: 10-11am, 2-3pm, 3:30-4:30pm and 5-6pm.
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...
TEDxOhioState University: FUSE
Saturday, February 23, Mershon Auditorium
TEDxOhioStateUniversity will hold it’s annual event, and the theme for this event is FUSE. The theme allows for a breeding ground of disparate ideas to fuse together to create an experience like no other. Each speaker will move the audience with their idea worth spreading. FUSE allows talks that range from sustainability, American American identity, race, and so much more to come together to inspire the audience to understand their society better than they had before the event. Learn more...
Scholarships
2019 Builders Exchange Scholarship Application
Due February 23rd
Eligible students must be enrolled in or entering a two-year technical program or in a four-year college program and be in a construction-related field of study. The application can now be completed online. Click  here  for the application, or visit the  BX Scholarship page .
Ohio Contractors Association Hall of Fame Scholarship
Due March 1st
Since 1996, OCA has awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships to support promising future talent studying for careers in Civil Engineering, Construction Technology and Construction Management. To learn more and apply, please visit:  https://form.jotform.com/90074822588161
Cargill Global Scholars Program
Due March 1st
Applications are now open for the Cargill Global Scholars Program - a distinctive, 2-year scholarship and enrichment program providing financial support, mentorship, and the unique opportunity for U.S. college students to travel to two leadership development seminars, including meeting fellow Global Scholars from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Russia.
 
To learn more about the Cargill Global Scholars Program and to start an application, please visit:  http://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/ .
Jobs and Internships
Ohio State Math Department Seeking TAs
Due March 1st
The Department of Mathematics is beginning its annual process of hiring undergraduate TAs for the 2019-2020 school year. We are looking for students with strong math backgrounds and excellent communication skills. Details about the job can be found at:
 
Applications are now at the reception counter in the Math Tower lobby; there is no online application process. If there are any questions about the applications or the hiring process, please contact John Lewis at  lewis.361@osu.edu.  
FABE Student Admin Assistant
FABE is looking to hire a Student Admin Assistant to help in the Undergraduate Student Services Suite. Duties include general administrative duties; attend departmental recruiting functions to represent FABE; compile and report on data; assist with enrollment reporting; operate office machines; serve as a contact for prospective FABE students; other duties assisting advising and marketing as assigned.

Qualifications: FABE pre-major or major; Microsoft Office proficiency; strong communication skills; professional demeanor; self-starter. This is a FWS position .

If interested, please contact Kelli Swackhamer at  Swackhamer.4@osu.edu  with your availability and a copy of your resume. 

Log in to the Federal Work Study Job Board to apply:  https://sfa.osu.edu/jobs/federal-work-study-program/federal-work-study-job-board  The job ID is 2949.
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  mcbride.215@osu.edu
Other Opportunities
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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