Bard of Boulders

In his role as education and outreach manager for EarthScope, Bob Lillie tells stories of the planet-shaping forces in poetic terms.

December 17, 2008

Tremor and Slip

Beneath the Pacific Northwest, the Juan de Fuca plate is slipping inexorably, millimeter by millimeter, under the North American plate.

December 17, 2008

Clean Water from the Rainforest

How do you bring fresh spring water to families in a remote community of high-elevation coffee farmers? Answer: with concrete, rebar, sand, lime, hacksaws, piping (galvanized and PCV) and a slew of other tools and materials, all transported by rickety rigs on bad roads.

December 17, 2008

Showcasing Oregon's Stunning Geology

An exhibit at the Oregon State Capitol lets visitors view evidence of the tectonic, volcanic and seismic forces that have sculpted the state over
150 million years.

December 18, 2008

Record Research Funding Earned in 2007-08

OSU scholars earned more than $231 million in external research funding in the 2007-08 fiscal year, nearly 11 percent more than the previous year.

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

A Community of Scholars


Creating critical thinkers in a wired library

At the library, some of us secretly wish we could thumb through index cards for titles, authors and Dewey Decimal numbers. We're also clinging to our vinyl Beach Boys albums.

December 17, 2008

Seeing Deeply


Researchers put a continent under
intense scrutiny

"Not since the Lewis and Clark Expedition 200 years ago has there been such a comprehensive survey of the North American continent."

December 17, 2008