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Another Invention Courtesy of OSU Scientists!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

A group of OSU scientists created a vegetable-based, pressure sensitive glue. The adhesive is environmentally benign and can be made from soybeans, corn or canola oil.   The scientists, including Kaichang Li, a professor of Wood Science and Engineering at OSU and recipient of the 2007 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the Environmental Protection Agency, […]

OSU Named a “Best Buy College”

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Oregon State University has been named a Best Buy School in the upcoming edition of “The Fiske Guide to Colleges” for 2011. The revised and updated 2011 edition features more than 300 colleges and universities, and names 45 institutions – 21 public and 24 private – as Best Buys. These institutions fall into the inexpensive […]

The Students Have Spoken…Student Experience Center Approved!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

After years and years of students meeting, lobbying, blogging, discussing, proposing and campaigning for the Student Experience Center, the SEC officially passed late Thursday, May 27th.  The Student Experience Center was approved with a total of 2,056 “yes” votes which represents 69 percent of the total.  There has been much excitement bubbling around campus about […]

Sustainability efforts recognized

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

An OSU student and a staffer have been recognized by 1000 Friends of Oregon as part of their “35 Innovators under 35“. Andrea Norris Corvallis As a student at Oregon State University, Andrea served as director of the ASOSU Environmental Task Force and successfully initiated efforts to enact a student-funded Green Energy Fee. The fee, […]

OSU Students in Free Enterprise fight hunger « Powered by Orange

Friday, August 7th, 2009

OSU Students in Free Enterprise fight hunger « Powered by Orange.

What Caused the Mysterious Argyle Tree?

Monday, July 27th, 2009

OSU, as Oregon’s premiere research university, gets a ton of strange questions. Here is a question submitted to our Department of Forestry then written about by John Howard for the Examiner. What was odd about this particular snag was the strange pattern on its exterior. From ground level to as far as the eye could […]

OSU students exercise their ‘power’

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

In a great article in the Oregonian, OSU students that work out on specially retro-fitted elliptical machines are returning electricity to the campus power grid. Is there any question that Oregon State University is leading the way in sustainability??? (the answer is ‘no’ BTW) Some article snips: Thousands of college students regularly hit the cardio […]

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