Feature Story

Expanding Our Energy Portfolio


OSU researchers are broadening the nation's energy choices

Last September, as night fell on the gently rocking Pacific near Newport, Oregon, a pulsing white light marked the presence of a newcomer to the ocean.

December 17, 2008

The Living Course


Where Socrates meets YouTube

Those massive, monolithic intro courses — mainstays of big universities — are undergoing a metamorphosis in Corvallis.

September 15, 2008
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The Innovators

Fledgling companies depend on research, the right personnel and access to capital. Since 2004, at least 22 startup and spinoff companies have leveraged OSU research. At every stage, it comes down to risk.

November 4, 2009

Restoring Environmental Literacy

The dense grove of willow, ash, maple and alder looks like 100 percent nature's doing. But in fact, the 3,000 towering trees shading the east bank of Marys River in Philomath grew from the vision and dedication of a science teacher and his student.

November 3, 2009
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X-ray Vision

Abdulsalam Alhawsawi came to Oregon State University to learn about safety in medical X-ray labs. His dream to protect public health reflects OSU's commitment to expand its international reach through INTO-OSU. 

November 3, 2009

Health Histories

In diaries, letters and public records from Colonial America, Ben Mutschler saw repeated references to illness and became intrigued with how life appeared to revolve around health matters.

November 3, 2009

Pharmacy Rx

From the 12th floor of a tower on Portland's bustling riverfront, Oregon State University pharmacists are quietly at work saving Oregonians millions of dollars. 

November 3, 2009

Race to Resistance

OSU wheat researchers lead a national initiative to address a threat to world food security. With the only facility permitted by the USDA to import seeds from an international grain research center, OSU plays a key role in developing disease-resistant varieties.

November 4, 2009

Laurels for Scholarship and Skill


OSU students earn wide recognition

In the last year, OSU students received recognition and won competitions in fields from tax accounting to patient care, robotics to rowing. And as Fulbright Scholars, they applied their skills throughout the world.

December 17, 2008

Harvest of Rain


Engineering water systems for Salvadoran coffee farmers reaps unexpected rewards

The OSU students' mission - to build clean-water systems with coffee farmers living high in a hidden rainforest - would test their engineering skills and slake their thirst for new experiences. They never expected the project to change their lives.

December 17, 2008