New unmanned aircraft center should spur research, growth in evolving technology

As part of the new Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, officials at OSU are now making plans for the research agenda to help this industry grow and evolve.

Ocean acidification discussion on tap at Corvallis Science Pub

At the May 11 Corvallis Science Pub, George Waldbusser will describe what scientists know about the biological effects of ocean acidification.

Pacific Northwest volcanoes focus of Corvallis Science Pub

The Pacific Northwest owes some of its most dramatic scenery to the majesty of Cascade volcanoes, but the real action lies out of sight underground.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Pacific Northwest owes some of its most dramatic scenery to the majesty of Cascade volcanoes, but the real action lies out of sight underground.


At the March 9 Corvallis Science Pub, Adam Schultz, director of the National Geoelectromagnetic Facility at Oregon State University, will describe what scientists have discovered about the plumbing beneath Oregon and Washington.


Like an MRI of the human body, the technology known as magnetotellurics reveals contrasts in the electrical properties of the Earth. The resulting images illuminate the nature of subsurface structures, including their geometry and possible composition. When scientists apply this and other methods in the same location, they can improve interpretations of these features


A professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU, Schultz also directs the magnetotelluric component of Earthscope. This National Science Foundation-funded program investigates North America’s basement, the structure of the continental plate from the Pacific to the Atlantic.


Schultz received his Ph.D. in 1986 from the University of Washington. He has taught at the University of Cambridge and Cardiff University in the United Kingdom and came to OSU in 2003.


The Science Pub presentation is free and open to the public. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 S.W. 2nd St. in Corvallis. Sponsors of Science Pub include Terra magazine at OSU, the Downtown Corvallis Association and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.



OSU among best Earth and environmental sciences programs in the world

Oregon State University is ranked among the strongest Earth and environmental sciences programs in the world by the journal Nature.

Expert on subsurface life to present Condon Lecture

An expert on unusual microbial life forms found in the Arctic and deep beneath the surface of the Earth will present the 2014 Condon Lecture.

Corvallis Science Pub focuses on the future of the oceans

Warming ocean temperatures, rising acidity and reduced biological productivity threaten the livelihoods of about 2 billion people who depend on marine ecosystems, according to a report by an international team of 29 scientists last fall.

Geochemist to present Condon Lecture

Richard Carlson, a geologist, geochemist, and planetary scientist from the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C., will present the 2014 Thomas Condon Lecture at OSU on Wednesday, March 5.

Noted oceanographer to speak Nov. 12 at Hatfield

Don Walsh, a pioneering oceanographer famous for his 1960 dive to the deepest part of the ocean, will visit OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Ocean sound: The Oregon Coast rules when it comes to ambient noise

A year-long study of the ambient noise off the Oregon Coast confirms that it is one noisy place - from breaking surf, to ship traffic to the sounds of blue whales.