Societal values and perceptions shape energy production and use as much as new technology

Societal values and perceptions have shaped the energy landscape as much as the technologies that drive its production and consumption, a new paper from an Oregon State University researcher suggests.

Golf simulator, smart headband highlight Undergraduate Engineering Expo

Improved treatments for stormwater and landfill leachate, a better way to administer vaccines, an adaptive golf simulator and a headband that monitors the wearer’s hydration are among the 275 senior design projects that will be on display Friday, May 17, at the 20th annual Engineering Undergraduate Expo.

OSU researchers develop better way to determine coastal flooding risk

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new methodology for building computer models that paves the way to better understanding the flood risks faced by coastal communities.

Engineering students selected for DOE's Office of Science Graduate Student Research program

Ari Clauser and Zac Taie are among 70 honorees nationwide

Indonesia earthquake study could make Pacific Northwest more safe

Findings by a team led by an Oregon State University geotechnical engineer are paving the way toward engineering techniques that could keep Pacific Northwest residents more safe during the eventual Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

‘NarcoLogic’ computer model shows unintended consequences of cocaine interdiction

Efforts to curtail the flow of cocaine into the United States from South America have made drug trafficking operations more widespread and harder to eradicate.

Research paves way for new source for leukemia drug

Chemistry researchers at Oregon State University have patented a method for making anti-leukemia compounds that until now have only been available via an Asian tree that produces them.

New research opens door to more efficient chemical processes across spectrum of industries

Chemical processes that are more efficient and less expensive may be coming to industries ranging from battery manufacturing to detergent production thanks to an Oregon State University researcher’s work advancing metal oxides as catalysts.

More extreme coastal weather events in Oregon likely to increase bluff erosion, landslide activity

Unstable slopes on Oregon’s coastline could see a 30 percent jump in landslide movements if extreme storms become frequent enough to increase seacliff erosion by 10 percent, a new study by Oregon State University shows.

OSU ramping up research to better predict wildfire behavior

On the heels of Oregon’s most expensive wildfire season ever in 2018, researchers at Oregon State University are ramping up efforts to better predict how the blazes behave, including how they generate fire-spreading embers.

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