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As Oregon’s land-grant university, Oregon State serves Oregonians in every corner of the state – increasingly the public throughout the world. These efforts include access to education through our undergraduate and graduate programs; practical, problem-solving research through the OSU Extension Service, Agricultural Experiment Stations and Forest Research Laboratories; and outreach and engagement programs in Oregon communities statewide led by Oregon State faculty and 18,900 volunteers. Additionally, Oregon State’s 21st Century land grant mission calls upon the University to expand its service to the nation and the world.
In 2011, Oregon State was awarded the Carnegie Foundation's prestigious Community Engagement designation in recognition of the university's deep collaboration with the communities it serves beyond the borders of its campuses.
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Oregon State University has an economic impact of $2 billion.
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Extension and Outreach News
Oregon State University's Oregon Open Campus spearheads Juntos ("together" in Spanish), working in partnership with Madras High School with the support of several other community organizations. This after-school program aims to prepare Latino high school students and their families for college.
The spotted wing drosophila fly, which lays its eggs in fruit and makes it unmarketable, could reach record population levels in the Pacific Northwest this year, according to Oregon State University researchers.
A microscopic parasitic roundworm is costing Pacific Northwest wheat growers $51 million in lost revenue each year because it's cutting grain yields by an average of about 5 percent, according to estimates by Oregon State University researchers.
The Oregon State University Press, which was founded more than 50 years ago, is publishing its first book aimed at children. “Ellie’s Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell” continues the press’ tradition of publications about Pacific Northwest forests and natural history. But this seven-chapter book is aimed at eight- to 12-year-olds.
Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered how to turn the pulp from crushed wine grapes into a natural food preservative, biodegradable packaging materials and a nutritional enhancement for baked goods.
Oregon State University has improved an old method of making oysters safer to eat so that more bacteria are removed without sacrificing taste and texture.
A place of belonging (Terra)
It was tragic enough that Susana Rivera-Mills’ girlhood was visited by war. It was frightening enough to flee her hometown of San Salvador on a dark night bundled in the backseat of the family Fiat with her little brother Fabio. And yet, as improbable as it seems, the hardest part was still ahead.
Corps of discovery (Terra)
Just as some babies are born with special gifts for music or math, Harvard’s Howard Gardner argues, others come into the world with an exceptional sensitivity to nature. The Oregon Master Naturalist program was designed to tap into this devotion to the land and build a statewide corps of expert volunteers.
To fill a knowledge gap among both professional and hobbyist beer-makers, Oregon State University has created several online and on-site short courses for brewers who want to refine their technical skills.
The Ecampus program at Oregon State University has been ranked as the fourth best distance education program in the nation among public research universities, the best program of its type in Oregon, and eighth among all schools, both public and private.
Starting this month, grade-school students across Oregon will learn about healthy eating, thanks to a program from Oregon State University's Extension Service.
The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, or NNMREC, which is based at Oregon State University, has chosen Newport, Ore., as the future site of the first utility-scale, grid-connected wave energy test site in the United States – the Pacific Marine Energy Center.
OSU officials today launched a new initiative called Oregon State University Advantage, designed to boost the university’s impact on job creation and economic progress in Oregon and the nation.
Success for Sarah Stevenson Price could be measured simply by the fact that she survived her childhood, a period she calls “the black hole.” What she accomplished this spring — graduating from Oregon State University as an honor student — was the definition of a dream come true.
Oregonians who want to positively impact their community’s environment can now enroll in Recycling 101, an innovative, noncredit, online recycling education course offered through Oregon State University's Professional and Noncredit Education program. The interactive course is self-paced and allows participants to connect with leaders in community waste reduction efforts.