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 Scholarship Summary Discussion
Feb 11, 2019 Carrie Berger Ashley D’ Antonio will lead a discussion on incorporating poetry into her undergraduate courses as part of their reading-related assessments, partially inspired by some tweets seen in 2015:
Jan 9, 2019 Gerald Page Open discussion of the philosophy and methods for “coaching” with Paul Biwan, Associate Director of Learning & Organizational Development in the Department of Human Resources at OSU
Alan Fine's TedX talk: You Already Know How to Be Great
Dec 7, 2018 Brad Withrow-Robinson Open discussion of “research group mentorship"
Nature’s guide for mentors (pdf)
Oct 8, 2018 Vanessa Petro "The evolution and devolution of scientific publishing", Professor & Science Librarian Hannah Rempel and Resource Acquisition and Sharing Director Kerri Goergen-Doll from the OSU Library
The "problem" of predatory publishing
June 4, 2018 Randy Rosenberger Michael Nelson will lead a discussion on the important topic of critical thinking and skills to be better thinkers
Train PhD students to be thinkers not just specialists
May 16, 2018 Janean Creighton Reem Hajjar, with help from Andres Brown (a counsellor at OSU), will lead a discussion on the reported high rates of depression and anxiety among graduate students
Mental Health Crisis for Grad Students
Apr 20, 2018 Anna Magnuson Matt Betts
“When biodiversity strikes back: How (not to) survive in the jungle, and other stories”
Mar 5, 2018 Michael Nelson Nicole Strong, Fulfilling our Land Grant Mission: Producing Meaningful Outreach and Extension
Universities Should Encourage Scientists to Speak Out about Public Issues
Feb 12, 2018 Dr. Gabriel Salako Dana Warren, Design and management of an academic laboratory in today’s world: Ethics, mentoring and burnout
Research groups: How big should they be? (pdf)
Bigger is not better when it comes to lab size
Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time
The future of the postdoc
Jan. 24, 2018 Adam Hadley Scott Vignos, Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Institutional Diversity
Guidance on Sensitive Topics
Free Speech Tensions: Responding to Bias on College and University Campuses (pdf)
Dec. 1, 2017 Dana Warren Becca Gose, OSU General Counsel
Hate speech article
1st Amendment article
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