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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Open Access, Data, and Education

Date: Thursday, Feb 12th
Presenter: Austin Fox, OSU Materials Science


Publishing, science, and learning are evolving. This means that our approach needs to change as well. In this talk, I will touch on some of the issues discussed at OpenCon2014, giving you an introduction to “Open” and why it is IMPORTANT for science, society, and you. I will go over many ways that you can be more “Open” right now and also quickly describe some policies that require us, as grant funded researchers, to be “Open.” There are many potential benefits to making your research more “Open.” Why not make your work more impactful?

Austin Fox received his B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering with a minor in Glass Science from Alfred University, Alfred, NY in 2011. He has been a Ph.D Candidate in Materials Science working with the Multi Functional Thin Films Group at Oregon State University since 2012. He is working on texture morphology relationships for ferroelectric materials and the development of lead-free ferroelectric thin films and ceramics. His main area of interest is processing-structure-property relationships in lead-free thin films deposited by PVD methods. In November of 2014, he attended OpenCon2014 as one of two delegates for OSU, and he has been working to advocate for Open ever since.