About OSU150

About OSU150

OSU150 showcased Oregon State’s past, present and future contributions to Oregon, the nation and the world.

Celebrate: We gathered together many generations of Beavers to commemorate Oregon’s statewide university and its unique mission.

Demonstrate: Oregon State is a forward-thinking, global and transformative institution, and we are proud to share our history with the world.

Distinguish: We love to talk about what makes us unique.

  • Oregon State is one of only two universities in the U.S. that have been honored with land, sea, space and sun grant designations.
  • $441 million in 2017 research funding. More than all other Oregon’s public universities combined.
  • A presence in all 36 Oregon counties and on all seven continents. We research, teach, serve and study everywhere.
beaver at the edge of water grabbing its tail
Photo by Cheryl Reynolds, Courtesy of Worth A Dam

150 Species Sustained

Oregon State University's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife was established in 1935 as The Department of Fish, Game, and Fur Animal Management at Oregon Agricultural College. Through the years the department has flourished, but the mission remains the same: conservation of natural resources. Learn about 150 species sustained by the work of OSU students and faculty.