CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University continues the commemoration of its 150th anniversary by holding a festival that highlights the university’s contributions to Oregon’s natural resource communities and economy.
The OSU150 Land Grant Festival, from Oct. 1 to 17 at Oregon State’s Corvallis campus, features nearly two dozen free events including art exhibits, tours of wine, beer and cheese making facilities and a lecture about the future of energy.
“Oregon State is Oregon’s land-grant university, and the ideas of public education, practical research and public outreach and engagement are written into its core mission,” said Steve Clark, vice president of University Relations and Marketing. “The OSU150 Land Grant Festival will showcase many areas where Oregon State research has had major impacts in Oregon and across the nation and the world.”
The festival also includes Discovery Day at OSU-Cascades in Bend. The festival will be held on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is hosted by OSU-Cascades and OSU Extension in Central Oregon. It will feature talks, research demonstrations, an open house of the Bend Science Station, children’s activities, tours, a farmer’s market and food and entertainment.
This is the last of four festivals that recognize Oregon State as one of only two universities in the U.S. with land, sea, space and sun grant designations.
Oregon State’s status as a land-grant university began when Oregon Agricultural College was established in 1868. Today it is an international public research university that draws people from 50 states and more than 100 countries and has two campuses, 11 colleges, OSU Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Stations throughout the state.
OSU150 Land Grant Festival events are free of charge, but tickets are required or encouraged for almost all activities, and can be acquired at the festival website or through Eventbrite. Festival events are listed below:
The festival is one of the closing events of Oregon State’s commemoration of its 150th anniversary. The commemoration also includes “The Promise and the Peril of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics,” a free daylong symposium on Oct. 23 featuring national experts and Oregon State faculty discussing the benefits, risks, ethics and uncertainties of artificial intelligence and robotics. Registration is now open for the symposium.
About OSU150: Since 1868, Oregon State University has brought people together to learn, explore and solve the most pressing challenges facing our state, the nation and the world. OSU is transforming the land grant mission for 21st century universities, enriching lives and leading innovation to create a more prosperous, healthy, sustainable and just future for all. Learn more at oregonstate.edu/150