September - 2023

September - 2023
Upper North Falls, Silver Falls State Park. Photo by Steve Dundas, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. Is Instagram making the great outdoors more crowded? Not as much as you might suspect

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Except for modest visitor increases at a small percentage of iconic places, Instagram content is not resulting in more tourist traffic on public lands, according to a study by researchers at Oregon State University.

Image of a crew working on a large research buoy aboard a research vessel. Consortium receives National Science Foundation funds to continue initiative that monitors ocean conditions in real time

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a coalition of academic and oceanographic research organizations including Oregon State University a five-year, $220 million cooperative agreement to continue operating and maintaining the Ocean Observatories Initiative.

Hops, like those growing on this trellis in Corvallis, Ore., can be a source of xanthohumol, which researchers believe may have value in addressing obesity and metabolic syndrome. (Photo courtesy USDA) Compound derived from hops reduces abundance of gut microbe associated with metabolic syndrome

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers have shown in a mouse model and lab cultures that a compound derived from hops reduces the abundance of a gut bacterium associated with metabolic syndrome.

Image of sign indicating road closure due to forest fire with smoke heavy in the air. Socially vulnerable populations are disproportionately exposed to wildfires in the West, study finds

People experiencing a high degree of social vulnerability are also more exposed to wildfires in Oregon and Washington as wildfire risk increases, a new study shows.

Court action is necessary to establish climate stability as a protected right to break climate change impasse, Oregon State professor concludes

New court actions upholding climate stability as a protected right are needed to break the climate change impasse, an Oregon State University economist concludes in a just-published paper.

Headshot of Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences. She has short blonde hair and is wearing a dark blue blazer, seated with her elbows propped on a table and one hand supporting her chin as she looks at the camera. National Academy of Sciences president says higher ed must innovate to meet students’ needs

Higher education must innovate to keep up with the evolving economy, students’ financial constraints and the need for greater public trust in the sciences, National Academy of Sciences president Marcia McNutt said Tuesday in a speech at Oregon State University.

Science Pub talks on sharks and eclipse set for October in Corvallis and Lebanon

Oregon State University’s Science Pub events return in October with two talks, one in Corvallis focused on the secret lives of sharks and a second talk in Lebanon about the annular solar eclipse that will be visible in Oregon on Oct. 14.

Oregon State researchers receive grants to study marine carbon dioxide removal solutions

Oregon State University researchers are receiving federal funding to study potential solutions for removing carbon dioxide in marine environments.

Oregon State receives $7.5 million grant to build state of the art zebrafish biomedical research facility

Oregon State University has received a $7.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to modernize a lab focused on using zebrafish to address pressing human health challenges

The Beeches, Asher Durand, 1845 Art, science merge in Oregon State study of 19th-century landscape paintings’ ecological integrity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University-led collaboration of ecologists and art historians has demonstrated that landscape paintings from more than 150 years ago can advance environmental science.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Remaining members of Pac-12 take legal action to confirm governance

Oregon State University and Washington State University, the two remaining members of the Pac-12 Conference, initiated legal action today to confirm the governance structure of the conference, gain access to business information, and protect the conference’s assets. This is a critical step that allows the two universities to continue to explore all options for preserving the conference going forward, according to Oregon State President Jayathi Murthy and Washington State President Kirk Schulz.

New multi-institution earthquake center aims to advance understanding of Cascadia Subduction Zone

Oregon State University researchers will play key roles in a new multi-institution earthquake research center dedicated to the study of the Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia Subduction Zone, which is capable of producing earthquakes comparable to the largest recorded globally.

The Oregon Agristress Helpline – 833-897-2474 – is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by call or text. Crisis helpline for Oregon’s agricultural and forestry communities is now open

The Oregon Agristress Helpline – 833-897-2474 – is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by call or text.

Erin Pettit cuts glacier ice with a chain saw to measure ice structural properties and bubble pressures. Bursting air bubbles may play a key role in how glacier ice melts, Oregon State research suggests

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University research has uncovered a possible clue as to why glaciers that terminate at the sea are retreating at unprecedented rates: the bursting of tiny, pressurized bubbles in underwater ice.

OSU field crew workers collect data in the Marshall Devine planning area in the Malheur National Forest in the southern Blue Mountains of Oregon (photo provided by James Johnston of the OSU College of Forestry). Efforts to restore federal forests in eastern Oregon are working, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Forest thinning is improving the robustness of older trees and enhancing native biodiversity on federal lands in eastern Oregon, evidence that collaborative efforts to restore forests are working, research by Oregon State University shows.

In no-till gardening, using a garden fork means less soil disturbance. Photo by Tom Gentle. No-till gardening keeps soil – and plants – healthy

No-till gardening minimizes soil disruption, which compacts the soil and destroys the pathways that channel air and water through the soil.

Potatoes Oregon State University sets record with research awards totaling $480 million

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Bolstered by a big jump in funding from U.S. government agencies, Oregon State University’s research awards in the last fiscal year surged to $480 million, a university record.

August - 2023

August - 2023
Science Pub talks set for September in Corvallis and Lebanon

Oregon State University’s Science Pub events return in September with two talks, one in Corvallis focused on Oregon’s beaches and dunes and a bonus talk in Lebanon about beer and wine aromas.

A bison bull breaking aspen saplings and eating aspen in the Lamar Valley in northern Yellowstone National Park. Overstory aspen trees have died and fallen to the ground as seen in the photo, and tall saplings have grown since the early 2000s. Broken stem Broken by bison, aspen saplings having a tough time in northern Yellowstone

CORVALLIS, Ore. – In northern Yellowstone National Park, saplings of quaking aspen, an ecologically important tree in the American West, are being broken by a historically large bison herd, affecting the comeback of aspen from decades of over-browsing by elk.

Reser Stadium. Image provided by Hoffman Construction Oregon State University trustees consider implications of Pac-12 departures

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University President Jayathi Murthy and OSU Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Barnes shared an update Friday with university trustees about the effects of recent developments with the Pac-12 Conference.

Stock image of an orange plastic bottle of white pills spilling out. FDA approving drugs after fewer trials, providing less information to public, OSU studies find

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is approving more novel pharmaceutical drugs based on single clinical trials and with less public disclosure about those trials than was the norm just a few years ago, a pair of new studies from Oregon State University found.

Oregon State Board of Trustees to meet remotely Aug. 25 to consider capital projects, hear updates

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. remotely via Zoom Friday, Aug. 25.

Algae sampling Oregon State researchers develop novel technique for sniffing out toxic algae blooms

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new way to monitor the danger associated with algae blooms: “sniffing” the water for gases associated with toxins.

Image of Eugene Emeralds mascot and Leigh Torres of the Marine Mammal Institute. ‘Exploding Whales’ partnership with Eugene baseball team benefits OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute

A minor-league baseball promotion rooted in a quirky bit of Oregon history will culminate this weekend in Eugene with a fundraising auction to benefit Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute.

OSU campus has been accredited as an arboretum. Photo from University Marketing, Oregon State University. Oregon State University’s historic campus earns coveted arboretum status

The accreditation validates OSU’s long recognized reputation as a beautiful, walkable campus.

Clothes moth Mothballs are a pesticide and should be used with care

Mothballs, one of the most common methods to control clothes moths, need to be recognized as a pesticide that can be harmful to humans or animals when misused.

Image of sign on side of Oregon State University Portland Center. Oregon State initiative aims to create better pathways to higher education for minoritized communities in Portland area

Oregon State University is launching an initiative to create seamless pathways to higher education for Black, Indigenous and Latino communities in the Portland area through collaborating with organizations serving these communities.

Reser Stadium. Image provided by Hoffman Construction Public invited to tour Reser Stadium, Health Center, Welcome Center at Aug. 19 open house

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The public is invited to tour Oregon State University’s completed Reser Stadium during an open house Aug. 19.

Researchers led by an Oregon State University scientist have identified a new species of beetle from Burmese amber, a specimen with antennae nearly 8 millimeters long attached to a 2.3-millimeter body. Collaborators named the new silvan flat bark beetle P New species of beetle used extra-long antennae to battle for mates at the feet of dinosaurs

CORVALLIS, Ore. – One hundred million years ago, as iguanodons and triceratops fled from hungry tyrannosaurs, another biological drama played out on the ground where the giant reptiles trod: Male beetles using their supersized antennae in combat for mates.

Aerial view of a gray whale feeding near a rock. Gray whales feeding along the Pacific Northwest coast are smaller than their counterparts who travel farther to forage

Gray whales that spend their summers feeding off the coast of Oregon are shorter than their counterparts who travel north to the Arctic for food, new research from Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute shows.

Oregon State names new College of Science dean

Eleanor Feingold, a statistical geneticist and associate dean with nearly 20 years of leadership experience at the University of Pittsburgh, has been named dean of Oregon State University’s College of Science. She will start Oct. 31.

Close-up image of vibrant green marijuana plant. In states that legalized cannabis, frequent cannabis use became more common in young adults who are not in college, OSU study finds

An Oregon State University study found that in states where recreational cannabis has been legalized, young adults not in college more often became frequent users of the drug than their college-enrolled peers.

July - 2023

July - 2023
Image of surf and sand at Driftwood Beach south of Newport, Oregon. Visible work on OSU-led wave energy testing facility to begin in August

The next step in Oregon State University’s construction of a wave energy testing facility off the Oregon Coast is likely to be visible to residents and visitors to the area in August.

Symptoms of an emerald ash borer infestation are a dying crown, sucker shoots growing from the trunk or base of the tree, D-shaped holes in the bark, splitting back and S-shaped areas underneath the bark. Don’t cut down that ash tree just yet – Oregon won’t see full effect of emerald ash borer for years

Currently, the emerald ash borer has been found in trees only in Washington County, where a quarantine prohibits moving ash (Fraxinus) or fringe tree (Chionanthus) wood in or out of the area.

Juvenile steelhead trout in a natural stream environment. (Photo by John McMillan) Billions in conservation spending fail to improve wild fish stocks in Columbia Basin

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Four decades of conservation spending totaling more than $9 billion in inflation-adjusted tax dollars has failed to improve stocks of wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin, according to Oregon State University research.

Lynn Kunstman of Jackson County has a passion for native plants. Five Oregon gardeners recognized with statewide awards

The honorees received their awards at the Joy of Gardening conference, an annual event sponsored by the Oregon Master Gardener Association.

Image shows a view through the perfectly round opening of a CT scanning machine, with a gray harbor seal lying on the table on the other side while veterinarians in scrubs lean over her. Oregon Coast Aquarium harbor seal Boots gets diagnosed at OSU veterinary hospital

This Boots was made for flopping; that’s just what seals do.

Boots, a popular 35-year-old harbor seal from the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, flopped her way into the hearts of doctors and students alike at Oregon State University’s Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital last week when she underwent medical testing that revealed an ulcer in her esophagus.

Scientists develop tool to predict dam removal costs by analyzing 55 years of past removals

Scientists analyzed more than 650 dam removal projects over 55 years in the United States totaling $1.52 billion inflation-adjusted dollars to develop a tool to better estimate the cost of future dam removals.

Olena Taratula of the OSU College of Pharmacy and Leslie Myatt of Oregon Health & Science University led a team of researchers that used pregnant mice to develop a novel nanomedicine technique for diagnosing and ending ectopic pregnancies, which are non-v New drug delivery system shows promise in treatment of life-threatening pregnancy condition

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy have developed a drug delivery system that shows promise for greatly enhancing the efficacy of the medicine given to women with the life-threatening condition of ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the lining of the uterus.

Xue Jin, assistant professor of environmental engineering at Oregon State University, is developing hybrid filtration technology to enable the use of reclaimed water in agriculture, reducing the need for freshwater and chemical fertilizers. Photo by Johan Oregon State researchers developing technology to make wastewater usable for irrigation

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering are developing technology to convert wastewater into a product that would simultaneously irrigate and fertilize crops.

Benson Lake, Willamette National Forest Oregon State faculty named to federal panel charged with modernizing Northwest Forest Plan

Two researchers in the Oregon State University College of Forestry have been named to a new federal advisory panel charged with updating the landmark 1994 Northwest Forest Plan.

Green cherry tomato. Myth vs. reality: What’s the truth behind some common gardening practices?

Experts from Oregon State University Extension Service stepped up to bust some common gardening myths.

Labels on the ends of stacks of sediment cores stored in the OSU Marine and Geology Repository. National Science Foundation awards $4.6 million to OSU Marine and Geology Repository

Oregon State University has been awarded $4.6 million in grants from the National Science Foundation to continue operating the Marine and Geology Repository, one of the nation's largest repositories of oceanic sediment cores, for the next five years.

The ocean’s color is changing as a consequence of climate change, study finds

The ocean’s color has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and the global trend is likely a consequence of human-induced climate change, scientists, including one from Oregon State University, report in a new study.

Warmer ocean temperatures increase risk of salmon bycatch in Pacific hake fishery

Rates of Chinook salmon bycatch in the Pacific hake fishery rise during years when ocean temperatures are warmer, a signal that climate change and increased frequency of marine heatwaves could lead to higher bycatch rates, new research indicates.

In a smoky forest, a large road sign on the left of a two-lane road says "Fire Closures Ahead." Image was taken during the 2020 wildfires in Oregon. Personal experience with wildfire increases engagement in disaster preparedness, OSU study finds

Residents who experienced direct harm from Oregon’s 2020 wildfires are more likely to take steps to mitigate their fire risk in the future, an Oregon State University study found.

OSU Extension leader, Josephine County chair announce plans for collaboration and service to county residents in the coming year 

The Oregon State University Extension Service and the Josephine County Board of Commissioners are working jointly to develop an annual plan of work for delivering OSU Extension services in Josephine County. Ivory Lyles, director of OSU Extension, and Herman Baertschiger Jr., county commission chair, have agreed to meet regularly in the coming year as part of a shared commitment to continue providing taxpayer-funded OSU Extension programs and services to county residents.

The hotline is staffed by certified Master Food Preserver volunteers in Lane and Douglas counties. OSU Extension Food Safety and Preservation hotline opens for the season

The toll-free hotline, 800-354-7319, runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, from July 10 through Oct. 13.

New MOF for capturing carbon from wet flue gas Oregon State scientists find a better way to capture carbon from industrial emissions

Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Science have demonstrated the potential of an inexpensive nanomaterial to scrub carbon dioxide from industrial emissions.

June - 2023

June - 2023
Pulsar timing array image courtesy NANOGrav Astrophysics collaboration led by Oregon State finds 'chorus' of gravitational waves

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of time-space predicted by Albert Einstein more than a century ago, are permeating the universe at low frequencies, according to a multiyear National Science Foundation project led by Oregon State University scientists.

Stock image of Reed Lodge, gray and white building on OSU campus that houses the psychology department OSU study: People with facial differences fare best when they disclose conditions on own terms

People with noticeable facial differences often feel compelled to explain the medical reasons behind those differences, but such involuntary disclosure may increase stigma, anxiety and depression, recent research from Oregon State University has found.

Carson Rivard, a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, is using a thermal evaporator in the Oregon State University cleanroom to deposit a thin film of aluminum. The cleanroom serves as a teaching laboratory as well as a research facili Oregon State a founding member of multi-university effort to grow semiconductor workforce

Oregon State University has become a founding member of a university-industry collective tasked with developing the United States’ next generation of semiconductor workers.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State’s collaborative innovation project receives $72 million from Oregon Legislature

Oregon State University is on track to break ground in December on the $213 million Jen-Hsun and Lori Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex, following final legislative approval Sunday of $72 million in state bonding from an Oregon Legislature eager to enlarge the state’s semiconductor footprint.

Poop and prey help researchers estimate that gray whales off Oregon Coast consume millions of microparticles per day

Oregon State University researchers estimate that gray whales feeding off the Oregon Coast consume up to 21 million microparticles per day, a finding informed in part by poop from the whales.

coffee grounds are mixed into a compost container with egg shells Used appropriately, coffee grounds improve soil and kill slugs

Coffee grounds can be worked into the soil or added to a compost pile but should be done with some restraint.

USDA awards $10 million to OSU to serve as coordinator of innovative projects for youths in agriculture

Together for Innovating Youth in Agriculture, housed at OSU and designating OSU Extension as a National Center of Excellence for Youth Development, will emphasize support, collaboration and technology to ensure the success of projects that promote positive youth development in agriculture, both regionally and nationally.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon Legislature confirms six new members for the Oregon State Board of Trustees

The Oregon Legislature on Friday confirmed the appointment of six new members of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees.

Scott Svadlenak shows some product wax solution. Photo by Johanna Carson. Oregon State University researchers working on process for upcycling waste PVC into adhesive

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering are developing a process for safely converting waste polyvinyl chloride, commonly referred to as PVC, into a wax that can be used as an adhesive for flooring and other products.

Massive underwater plateau near Solomon Islands is younger and its eruption was more protracted than previously thought, research suggests

The Ontong Java Plateau, a volcanically-formed underwater plateau located in the Pacific Ocean north of the Solomon Islands, is younger and its eruption was more protracted than previously thought, new research led by Oregon State University suggests.

Multivitamins Dietary supplementation shown to improve nutrition biomarkers in study of older men

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A six-month study of healthy older men demonstrated that daily multivitamin/multimineral supplementation had a positive effect on key nutrition biomarkers.

Oregon State names new vice president of university relations and marketing

Rob Odom, a marketing and communications leader with nearly 20 years of experience in higher education and health care, has been named vice president of university relations and marketing at Oregon State University. He will start July 1.

OSU College of Engineering researchers at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory found that dunes with newly planted vegetation scarped faster than bare dunes. Photo provided by Meagan Wengrove, CoE. Newly planted vegetation accelerates dune erosion during extreme storms, research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Newly planted vegetation on coastal sand dunes can accelerate erosion from extreme waves, a study involving researchers from the Oregon State University College of Engineering suggests.

Image of Austin Hall, home of the College of Business at Oregon State University. U.S. consumers judge morality of armed self-protection on case-by-case basis, OSU research shows

American consumers use their understanding of gun rights when judging the morality of civilians’ use of guns to protect themselves from crime, and that assessment varies depending on specific scenarios, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Rain garden Rain gardens help keep pollutants out of waterways

Stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces has been routed directly to streams through stormwater pipes and ditches with little infiltration or treatment.

More than 7,300 students to graduate June 17 at Oregon State University in Corvallis

Oregon State University will graduate 7,338 students during its university-wide commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Reser Stadium on the Corvallis campus.

Image is an artist's rendering of what the southeast corner of the new Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts will look like when it's finished. OSU’s new Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts prepares to open next year

Construction is nearly three-quarters complete on the $75 million Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, a multidisciplinary performance, gallery and teaching space that will open April 6, 2024 on Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus.

Chunks of broken up sea ice OSU receives grant to study links between changing ocean conditions, movement of fish and geopolitical tensions

An Oregon State University researcher has been awarded a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to lead a study about the movement of fish stocks due to changing climate conditions and the potential geopolitical tensions that could result from that shift.

Oregon State joins alliance to give federal workers affordable learning options online

Federal government employees have access to more affordable learning opportunities online and enhanced career advancement pathways, thanks to a new agreement announced today between Oregon State University and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Rebecca Vega Thurber, a coral microbiologist at Oregon State University, surveys a coral reef on Mo'orea, French Polynesia. Viruses hidden in coral symbiont’s genetic material are a potential threat to reefs

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Microscopic algae that corals need for survival harbor a common and possibly disease-causing virus in their genetic material, an international collaboration spearheaded by an Oregon State University researcher has found.

Oregon State Board of Trustees approves budget, construction of research complex

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a $1.64 billion budget to support university operations for the 2023-24 fiscal year and advanced to the construction phase a research complex in Corvallis and a housing project in Newport to serve the university’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.

The LaSells Stewart Center drawing The LaSells Stewart Center to temporarily close this summer for renovations

Improvements include roof and heating system

Rocketry display Alternative fuel for planes, purification system for well water highlight Engineering Expo

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Alternative fuel for airplanes, a purification system for wells contaminated with metals, and menstrual pads that test for hormone levels associated with disease are among the roughly 200 senior capstone projects that will be on display June 9 at the 2023 College of Engineering Expo.

black-throated blue warbler, photo by Matt Betts Forest birds with short, round wings more sensitive to habitat fragmentation, OSU study shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Tropical forest birds, which tend to have wings that are short and round relative to their body length and shape, are more sensitive to habitat fragmentation than the long-, slender-winged species common in temperate forests, according to an international collaboration that included scientists from Oregon State University.

May - 2023

May - 2023
Sierra Nevada red fox, photo by National Park Service Oregon State study provides foundation for protecting rare fox in Cascades, Sierra Nevada

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Conservation efforts for the rare Sierra Nevada red fox can be strengthened through new computer modeling based on a 12-year data gathering partnership led by scientists at Oregon State University’s Institute for Natural Resources, says a researcher who helped direct the project.

Raised bed Gardening can be accessible to all with some adjustments

“Universal” garden design is planning the landscape so that anyone can access and enjoy it.

PhD student Jessica Peterson and Professor John Conley discussing the operation of one of his group’s atomic layer deposition (ALD) systems. Breakthrough in computer chip energy efficiency could cut data center electricity use

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University and Baylor University have made a breakthrough toward reducing the energy consumption of the photonic chips used in data centers and supercomputers.

New Oregon State University, Samaritan Health Center scheduled to open this summer

Construction of a new Health Center at Oregon State University that will include Corvallis campus student health services and a Samaritan Health Services primary clinic is nearly complete and will open this summer.

Oregon State Board of Trustees to discuss budget, next steps for new research complex

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet June 1-2 to consider approving a budget and advancing to the construction phase a research complex in Corvallis and a housing project in Newport to serve the university’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.

The stern of R/V Taani, a research vessel under construction in Houma, Louisiana. Ship launch marks key milestone in OSU-led construction of new U.S. oceanographic research vessels

The first of three new oceanographic research vessels dedicated to advancing marine science along U.S. coasts was successfully launched Thursday.

Rough-skinned newt, Get Outdoors Day 2019, photo by Julia Lont Oregon State’s Peavy Arboretum to host Get Outdoors Day on June 3

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A free event aimed at connecting people in Benton and Linn counties to outdoor recreational opportunities is scheduled for June 3 at Peavy Arboretum.

book cover New OSU Press book explores the destruction of Celilo Falls from a child’s perspective

Book by Warm Springs Elder Linda Meanus

Close up of entrance to Austin Hall Oregon State University ranked in the top 1.4% of universities worldwide

Oregon State ranked 90th in the nation and 273rd in the world

Image of ocean wave starting to form Oregon State researchers to study climate fluctuations in the ocean along Washington’s Olympic Coast

A team of Oregon State University researchers is leading a three-year effort to learn more about climate fluctuations in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary using more than 20 years of oceanographic data.

Image is a green map of Oregon, with counties different shades of green based on their level of child care desert status for children ages 0-2. Only one county, Gilliam, is not a desert. Public funding helped increase available child care slots in Oregon since 2020, OSU report finds

Available child care slots for young children in Oregon grew by almost 5% from March 2020 to December 2022, thanks in part to increased public funding for child care, a new report from Oregon State University found.

Faith Townsend Oregon State University student among 55 nationwide honored as 2023 Udall Scholars

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A second-year student at Oregon State University is among 55 students nationwide chosen as 2023 Udall Scholars.

Bats are voracious feeders on mosquitoes and other garden pests. Photo by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Beneficial bats help control insects in the garden

Their voracious appetite for insects turns them bats into a living pesticide that saves farmers billions of dollars a year and helps rid our backyards of insects like mosquitoes, moths, grasshoppers, flies and beetles

pow-wow Oregon State University holds 44th annual Pow-Wow on May 20

The event is returning after a pause during the pandemic

OSU professor of electrical engineering and computer science Pallavi Dhagat will be a key member of OSU's team in a project to advance semiconductor technologies in the Northwest. She is seen depositing a magnetic film for advanced memory devices (photo b Oregon State University to lead federal effort to advance semiconductor technologies in Northwest

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will spearhead a $1 million National Science Foundation project to advance semiconductor technologies in the Pacific Northwest.

New, extinct species of froghopper described from 100-million-year-old Burmese amber by OSU's George Poinar Jr. A jumping conclusion: Fossil insect ID’d as new genus, species of prodigious leaper, the froghopper

A fossil arthropod entombed in 100-million-year-old Burmese amber has been identified as a new genus and species of froghopper, known today as an insect with prodigious leaping ability in adulthood following a nymphal stage spent covered in a frothy fluid.

Bill Smart and Naomi Fitter with a Quori robot. Photo by Shivani Jinger. Oregon State University leading $5M effort to accelerate robotics research via standardized robot

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University are part of a $5 million National Science Foundation effort to accelerate robotics research by making standardized humanoid robots available to the scientific community.

Oregon State names new leader of Office of Equal Opportunity and Access

Becky Bangs has been appointed executive director of the Oregon State University Office of Equal Opportunity and Access and OSU’s Title IX coordinator effective May 15.

Oregon State to co-lead $30 million USDA regional food business center

Oregon State University has been selected to co-lead a $30 million U.S. Department of Agriculture regional food business center that will support farmers, ranchers and other food-related businesses to access new markets and navigate federal, state and local resources. 

Scientists begin to unravel global role of atmospheric dust in nourishing oceans

New research led by an Oregon State University scientist begins to unravel the role dust plays in nourishing global ocean ecosystems while helping regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

Electricity distribution pole in Portland. (photo provided by Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez) OSU research shows how hackers can target smart meters to destabilize electricity grid

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A power transmission grid can be destabilized by hackers who manipulate smart meters to create an oscillation in electricity demand, researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have shown.

plate of food OSU-Cascades researcher explores AI solution for tracking and reducing household food waste

BEND, Ore. – A researcher at Oregon State University-Cascades has received funding to develop a smart compost bin that tracks household food waste.

April - 2023

April - 2023
Donors to Oregon State University make a record-breaking 7,700 gifts totaling $2.1 million in 24 hours

The Oregon State University community set a record making more than 7,700 gifts totaling over $2.1 million during Dam Proud Day, the university’s annual day of giving.

Two children laughing atop the lifesize bronze sculpture of a dog outside OSU's veterinary college at Pet Day 2022. Bring your furry, feathered and scaled friends to Pet Day, May 6 at Oregon State

Oregon State University’s popular Pet Day event returns this year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and is open to community members of all ages and pets of all shapes and sizes.

Stock image of Reed Lodge, gray and white building on OSU campus that houses the psychology department Mental imagery a helpful way to distract teens from negative thought patterns, OSU study finds

For adolescents who may get stuck in negative thought spirals, refocusing on mental imagery is a more effective distraction than verbal thoughts, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

Darius Adams Oregon State University researcher will receive top global forestry award from Swedish king

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Darius Adams, professor emeritus in the Oregon State University College of Forestry, is one of three researchers sharing this year’s international Marcus Wallenberg Prize for developing a pair of groundbreaking forest economic models.

Close up of entrance to Austin Hall Top Oregon family businesses to be honored by OSU College of Business on May 12 in Portland

Several Oregon family businesses will be honored at the Oregon State University College of Business’ 2023 Excellence in Family Business Awards ceremony Friday, May 12 at the Hilton Portland Downtown.