Task force outlines major initiatives to prepare for Pacific Northwest earthquake, tsunami

A Governor's Task Force led by Scott Ashford, dean of the College of Engineering, has outlined a significant, long-term effort to prepare for the major earthquake in Oregon's future.

Mechanized human hands: System designed to improve hand function lost to nerve damage

The OSU creation of a simple pulley mechanism for implantation in human hands may some day help restore grasping function for people with nerve damage.

Program expansion to continue progress with wave energy development

A new grant will allow the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center to expand its program to include research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

New degrees place OSU at forefront of robotics research and education

New master's and doctoral degrees in robotics will make OSU one of the national leaders in this growing field of study.

Scientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilings

Researchers have created a model that can explain how geckos perform some of their remarkable feats, like running on a ceiling.

Advantage Accelerator "graduates" moving toward successful new businesses, jobs

The first four companies working with the OSU Advantage Accelerator have completed the program and are moving toward commercial success.

New assay to spot fake malaria drugs could save thousands of lives

OSU chemists have developed a new technology to tell whether a common malaria medication is genuine, and it could save thousands of lives.

Sophisticated radiation detector designed for broad public use

A small, inexpensive radiation detector developed at OSU may help people around the world better understand radiation, and help detect risks if any are present.

Ron Adams named interim research VP at OSU

Oregon State University has named Ron Adams as interim vice president for Research, effective July 1.