April 1, 2019
FABE Weekly
ASM, CSM, and FABE Undergraduate Student Newsletter
Meet Lyne’a Diller: Time and Agricultural Systems Management
Upcoming Events
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 designcolumbus.org.
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  https://www.aspenational.org/mpage/FoundationInc  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  mcbride.215@osu.edu
Other Opportunities
Student Wellness Center Volunteer Opportunity
The Student Life Student Wellness Center is currently accepting applications for our Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students -  BASICS  volunteer position. This role will perform one-on-one educational intervention services to students through BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students). This volunteer position directly supports the university goal of reducing risky behaviors and harmful consequences of alcohol abuse. These evidence-based interventions are deeply rooted in motivational interviewing. The qualified candidate will receive all required education and training to provide one-on-one coaching that promote a harm-reduction approach for students using alcohol. Previous coaching experience is not necessary. Volunteers will be available a minimum of 5 hours per week for two consecutive semesters. Interested students should contact and submit a cover letter and resume to Nick Fowler at  Fowler.318@osu.edu by Wednesday, April 3.
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  http://go.osu.edu/climatesurvey . 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.
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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