Research showcase highlights work of engineering grad students

Want to learn more about the Oregon State University College of Engineering’s far-ranging research efforts, including asking questions of those conducting the research?

Big energy savings: OSU researchers build the world’s smallest electro-optic modulator

Researchers at Oregon State University have designed and fabricated the world’s smallest electro-optic modulator, which could mean major reductions in energy used by data centers and supercomputers.

‘Dilbert of academia’ cartoonist Jorge Cham to speak at OSU on Feb. 8

Jorge Cham, creator of the “Piled Higher and Deeper” comic strip, will give a free presentation at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center on Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus, 875 S.W. 26th St.

Play that explores racism, political correctness comes to OSU in late January

“Spinning Into Butter,” a play by Rebecca Gilman that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America, is coming to Oregon State University for three free performances in late January.

The comedy and social lives of robots featured at Corvallis Science Pub

Robots will increasingly rub shoulders with people at home and in the work place,so machines need social attributes: humor, personality and body language.

OSU ember research: Smaller branches pack the fastest, biggest fire-spreading punch

As the West tallies the damages from the 2017 wildfire season, researchers at Oregon State University are trying to learn more about how embers form and about the blaze-starting potential they carry.

NASA looks for citizen scientists to collect snowpack depth measurements

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is looking for snowshoers, backcountry skiers and snow-machine users in the Pacific Northwest to gather data to use in computer modeling for snow-water equivalent, or SWE.

OSU researcher part of DARPA grant for autonomous drone swarms

An Oregon State University computer science professor is part of a team that will receive up to $7.1 million to develop a drone swarm infrastructure to help the U.S. military in urban combat.

Traffic signal countdown timers lead to improved driver responses

Countdown timers that let motorists know when a traffic light will go from green to yellow lead to safer responses from drivers, research at Oregon State University suggests.

Oregon State to host grid energy storage symposium

Leaders in energy storage technology will converge on the Oregon State University campus Nov. 5-6 for a symposium to discuss opportunities and challenges for next-generation, large-scale grid energy storage systems in the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.

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