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#2 Forestry Program
in the World

#3 Oceanography Program
in the World

#3 Best Online Programs
in the U.S.

#4 Robotics Engineering School
in the U.S.

#10 Best Big Data Degree
in the U.S.

#2 Friendliest College Town
in America

#4 Most Innovative
U.S. City

Gold Rating for
Bike Friendliness

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Ongoing Research Benefits Ecosystems and Society

Forests evolve over centuries, and it takes a commitment to long-term research to understand these complex places.

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Tiny robots spark excitement for programming

Armed with tiny, programmable Cozmo robots, a team of Oregon State University undergraduates have embarked on a program that aims to inspire local K-12 students to pursue technology fields.