OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Monthly FES-wide Coffees

The goal of these joint faculty, student, and staff coffees is to promote collaboration and discuss complex ideas and trends related to FES research, teaching, and outreach goals. Organizers for 2017-2018 are Profs. Matt Betts, Mark Needham, and Steve Strauss.  The current FES coffee organization came about after discussion in March 2017 (notes from that discussion), and the current organization is detailed here.

Date Short Presentation(s) Discussion
Oct. 23, 2017 Jim Rivers Klaus Puettmann, work-life balance
In Search of Lost Time
6 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance
Sep. 27, 2017 Ashley D'Antonio Prof. David Pengelley
From lecture to active learning: Rewards for all, and is it really so difficult? (pdf)
June 14, 2017 Ian Munanura
Sara Galbraith
Michael Nelson
Ivory Towers in a World Without Elephants?
May 17, 2017 Meg Krawchuk
Mark Needham
Chris Still
Climate change impacts and research: what is FES doing (and what can we be doing)?
The broad footprint of climate change from genes to biomes to people (pdf)
Apr. 19, 2017 Reem Hajjar
Matt Betts
Steve Strauss
How to Fight the War on Science and Win

 

September 27, 2017
Agenda:

  • Social time / networking around drinks and snacks (15 min)
  • Ashley D'Antonio will present about herself and her work (10 min)
  • We will have a guest, Prof. David Pengelley, who will present and lead a discussion on the topic of active learning. (35 min)

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June 14, 2017
Agenda:

  • 10-15 mins. of social time / networking around drinks and snacks.
  • Ian Munanura and Sara Galbraith will each present short blurbs about themselves and their work (~7-8 mins. each).
  • Michael Nelson will then lead the longer discussion (~30 mins.), which will be around the topic “Ivory towers in a world without elephants?”

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May 17, 2017

  • 15 mins. of social time / networking around drinks and snacks.
  • Meg Krawchuk and Mark Needham will each present short blurbs about themselves and their work (~7-8 mins each).
  • Chris Still will then lead the longer discussion, which will be around the topic “Climate change impacts and research: what is FES doing (and what can we be doing)?”

Additional resources:

April 19, 2017
Agenda:

  • Reem Hajjar and Matt Betts will each present short blurbs about their work.
  • Steve Strauss will then lead the longer discussion, which will be around this article “How to fight the war on science and win,” which we think is on everyone’s mind to one degree or another right now.

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