FABE Weekly Undergraduate Student Newsletter
Monday, October 22, 2018
In the News:
Meet Justin Haerr: Future Ohio Farmer
From the family farm, to the ASM program, with a plan to go back.

Upcoming Events:
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 .
Seminar: Hydrology and Hydrocarbons in Stormwater and Bioretention
Tuesday, October 23, 1:50. - 2:45 p.m., 219 Ag Engineering
Join us for this week's FABE Seminar featuring a dissertation research presentation by Abby Tamkin, Ph.D. student, titl ed Hydrology and Hydrocarbons in Stormwater and Bioretention.
Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival
Thursday, November 1, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Ohio Union
Want to learn more about the undergraduate research being done at OSU?? Look no further! Join us, Nov. 1st at the first annual Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival, featuring oral/ poster presentations, a 3-minute thesis competition, and Buck Tank! For more information about the event visit:  www.ugresearch.osu.edu .
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:
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.
  • 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:
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 .
App Fest: Idea to App Store
Are you interested in coding? Do you have app ideas you’d love to make one day? Are you just curious about technology? If any of these describe you,  App Fest  is an opportunity to expand on your interests and make progress toward your goals.
With opportunities to learn basic coding skills from Apple experts, speak with the team that makes the Ohio State app and more, there’s something for all skill levels and interests. This event open to all students is full of short sessions happening throughout the day; just  sign up  for the ones that interest you.

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.