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Spring 2011 Week 9

Congratulations to all of the presenters at last week’s Thesis Fair! We had a terrific turn out this year, and the displays were very impressive. Check out pictures at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/photo_gallery_2010-2011. Here’s what’s going on this week, as we enter the home stretch of the term:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC Spring Picnic

2.      UHC/HAAC MU Rec Night!

3.      SLUG hours for Memorial Day weekend

4.      BB399H Protein Portraits Art Show and Competition

5.      UHC colloquium added for fall term – OC 407H!

6.      Drop-in Advising at McNary

7.      UHC spring trip

8.      New UHC scholarship opportunity!

9.      Call for updates from UHC students

10.  Reminders for graduating seniors

 

Opportunities

11.  Research Assistant position at OHSU (for graduates)

12.  Summer position with the National Northwest Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC)

13.  College of Engineering Finals Preparation Workshop

14.  Research opportunity for UHC mechanical engineering students

15.  Environmental science internship – Laboratory Manipulation of Phytoplankton Population Dynamics

16.  Glamour 2012 Top 10 College Women competition

17.  Engineers Without Borders art exhibition and auction – call for donations

 

OSU Events & Announcements

18.  2011 Sustainability Celebration

19.  OSU Women’s Center Feminist Fair – Pockets of Feminism

20.  Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra

21.  Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture – Gov. John Kitzhaber

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC Spring Picnic

Mark your calendars! This year’s University Honors College Spring Picnic and Barbeque is on Friday, June 3rd at 5:00 p.m. in Corvallis Central Park. Come and celebrate the year that was with food, awards, and fun activities!

 

2.      UHC/HAAC MU Rec Night!

Take a break from the end-of-year madness this Thursday, May 26th with the UHC’s MU Rec Night! From 7-9 p.m. in the MU Basement, there will be snacks, bowling, and games, all for free! Contact Ardith (ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

 

3.      SLUG hours for Memorial Day weekend

Next Monday is a holiday, and for the long weekend, the SLUG will be closed on Sunday, May 29th, but open on Monday the 30th from 1-9 p.m. Also, don’t forget that UHC students have access to a study room in the Valley Library that can be checked out in the SLUG. Talk to a SLUG staffer for more information about making reservations.

 

4.      BB399H Protein Portraits Art Show and Competition

Students enrolled in BB399H will display their Protein Portraits artwork from Tuesday, May 31st through Friday, June 3rd in SLUG 2. Please come by to see these works of molecular art+science and fill out a ballot to vote for your favorite(s). The winners will be announced on our course blog at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/psquared/.

 

5.      UHC colloquium added for fall term – OC 407H!

The UHC fall schedule of classes will include OC 407H – Astrobiology, taught by Martin Fisk and Frederick Colwell. This colloquium is a new addition to the fall schedule. Check out the online schedule for meeting information.

 

6.      Drop-in Advising at McNary

This is a reminder that Jason holds open-door advising in the McNary UHC Office (room 118) on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. No appointment is necessary, and this is a perfect opportunity to get those last minute questions about registration answered or quickly check in on your UHC progress – or ask just about any other general UHC question that you might have!

 

7.      UHC spring trip

Looking for some adventure this May? Come hang out with other UHC students on May 28th in Silver Falls for hiking, picnicking, and great views! Sign-up in the SLUG; a $5 deposit is required for gas costs. There will be no bus, but we will arrange carpools. Questions? Contact Tina Dinh (dinht@onid.orst.edu) or Jeannie Allen (allenm@onid.orst.edu).

 

8.      New UHC scholarship opportunity!

We are excited to announce a new UHC scholarship opportunity. The Honors Experience Scholarship can provide students with up to $2,000 in support of learning experiences outside of the classroom such as study abroad, research, internships, or service learning. This scholarship is open to all UHC students; experiences planned for the 2012 academic year (summer term, 2011 through spring term, 2012) that will earn university credit are eligible. For further details and to apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/experience-scholarship. Applications must include a budget proposal outlining how requested funds will be used and list other sources of funding (including details of paid internships or fellowships). Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee, and in some cases a portion of support will be withheld until the completion of the experience and the production of some documentation of the experience for use by OSU and the UHC – details, in these cases, will be arranged following determination of the award. The application will remain open throughout the year, but in order to receive funds for summer term, apply by June 10th, 2011. All applications in support of eligible 2011-2012 experiences will be considered! Contact Kevin (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

 

9.      Call for updates from UHC students

Have you received a fellowship this year or an award? Do you have unique summer plans? We want to hear about it! We like to know about your accomplishments, recognitions, and plans; this helps us to better recognize and serve you, and it helps us in communicating the diverse awards and activities of honors students to family members, alumni, and supporters of the UHC. Take a moment to send us an update at honors.college@oregonstate.edu.

 

10.  Reminders for graduating seniors

Seniors, graduation day is fast approaching! All your course requirements checked off and regalia ordered, there are still a few things to remember to do:

  • Thesis! For spring term grads, bound and signed theses are due in the UHC office by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd. After you’ve scheduled your defense, please let us know by filling out the online form available at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/thesis-defense-notification.
  • Regents Recognition Reception. UHC graduating seniors and their families are all invited to an elegant evening reception honoring 2010-2011 UHC graduates and faculty. This is held the night before commencement, on Friday, June 10th, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom. Invitations have been mailed to your families. Please RSVP at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/regents-recognition-reception-rsvp. There will also be a morning reception for UHC students on commencement Saturday in Strand 233from 8:00-9:00 a.m. (no RSVP required).
  • Exit survey. We want to hear from you about your UHC experience. Please complete the UHC Graduate Exit Survey (http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/exit-survey-2) before moving on! In addition, we appreciate when graduates leave us with an updated resume for their files to help in future recommendation letters.
  • Keep in touch! We want to hear about what you are doing after you leave the UHC! Call us, drop by, or send an email to let us know how you are doing.

 

 

Opportunities

11.  Research Assistant position at OHSU for graduates

There is a full time Research Assistant position in biomedical sciences open at OHSU. This position will be in a laboratory focusing on membrane transport proteins in parasitic protozoa. The lab employs a broad spectrum of approaches including molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, and chemical biology. Motivated and capable students with backgrounds in biochemistry and/or microbiology who intend to do graduate work in biomedical science but are interested in first obtaining research experience, working on publications, and gaining additional recommendations are encouraged to apply. If interested, please contact kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu, and he will pass your information to the laboratory. NB – this is a full-time position, not a summer research internship.

 

12.  Summer position with the National Northwest Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC)

Are you interested in learning more about marine energy? Do you enjoy technical writing? Are you interested in developing marketing information about technology? If so, the NNMREC at Oregon State is interested in you! They are looking for a motivated UHC student to do summer work updating website content, assisting in the production of research posters for use at local conferences, and serving as a creative resource in the development of new outreach and marketing materials! This is a paid position. If interested or if you have questions, contact Belinda Batten (belinda.batten@oregonstate.edu.

 

13.  College of Engineering Finals Preparation Workshop

With finals looming, the College of Engineering Academic Coaches will be hosting a finals preparation workshop on May 31st in KEC 1007 at 7:00 p.m. They will be discussing topics such as test taking strategies and how to effectively prepare for tests. Any student in the College of Engineering is welcome to come, and sandwiches will be provided.

 

14.  Research opportunity for UHC mechanical engineering students

Vinod Narayanan, Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, is seeking a UHC student majoring in mechanical engineering to work on research exploring potential enhancements in boiling heat transfer afforded by the use of nanostructured surfaces in conjunction with jet impingement boiling. This research is central to the development of small-scale, high-power electronic devices and would offer the interested student experiences and materials that could form the basis of a senior thesis. Women and other minorities are encouraged to apply, and there is a possibility for summer support to be obtained through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. If interested, contact Professor Narayanan at vinod.narayanan@oregonstate.edu for more information.

 

15.  Environmental science internship – Laboratory Manipulation of Phytoplankton Population Dynamics

The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) is seeking a student intern for the summer to participate in a study of the relationship between the dynamics of populations and the variability of their environment using phytoplankton. This internship will introduce an undergraduate interested in environmental science to the process of testing ecological theory through controlled experiments. Specifically, the participant will learn how to culture and grow phytoplankton and how to measure and manipulate their populations using laboratory equipment. UHC students seeking thesis topics or looking to fulfill internship requirements are encouraged to apply; interested students must be prepared to commit to at least three credits of work. The timeline of the project is negotiable but would ideally occur over the summer break. Heather Lintz of the OCCRI and Allen Milligan of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology will co-advise the internship. To apply, email your resume to Heather Lintz at hlintz@coas.oregonstate.edu.

 

16.  Glamour 2012 Top 10 College Women competition

Glamour magazine invites applications from any undergraduate woman who will be a junior during the 2011-2012 for the Top 10 College Women Competition. One grand prize winner will receive $20,000, and nine $3,000 prizes will also be awarded. Winners will receive a trip to New York City and recognition in Glamour. The deadline for application is July 15, 2011. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.glamour.com/about/top-10-college-women.

 

17.  Engineers Without Borders art exhibition and auction – call for donations

Engineers Without Borders is holding an art exposition and auction on May 27th at the LaSells Stewart Center to raise funds for their upcoming water project in Lela, Kenya! They are asking people with artistic skills to donate a piece of artwork which can be auctioned with all proceeds going to the village of Lela. Works in all mediums are accepted – the only requirement is that it fits through the doors! If you are interested in helping a community achieve basic human needs, please donate your artwork. Visit http://www.ewb-osu.org/art to register your artwork!

 

 

OSU Events & Announcements

18.  2011 Sustainability Celebration

This Wednesday, May 25th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., the Student Sustainability Initiative, ASOSU, Campus Recycling, and the Sustainability Office will be hosting the 2011 Sustainability Celebration in MU 109. Review the year’s highlights, discuss lessons learned, and begin planning steps and goals for next year. This is a great opportunity to speak with representatives from across the university about sustainability topics and strategies. American Dream pizza will be provided – bring friends, ideas, and feedback! For more details, check out the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119078918174280.

 

19.  Women’s Center Feminist Fair – Pockets of Feminism

The Thursday, May 26th, the annual Women’s Center Feminist Fair will be in the MU Quad from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy international dance performances, partake in a drink of (root) beer with a radical, and find out what feminism is all about! Explore the red tent and the herstory of red tents, and check out other campus and community feminist organizations. There will be free popcorn and snow cones, as well! All are welcome.

 

20.  Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra

Join the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, May 24th for a concert called “Scaling the Heights,” featuring Richard Strauss’ Alpine Symphony and the Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra by Ney Rosauro. The performance begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center, and OSU students receive free admission (bring your ID!).

 

21.  Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture – Gov. John Kitzhaber

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber will deliver the annual Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture this Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center on the theme of “Challenge to Change.” This lecture is free and open to the public.

 

 

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