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Students at the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory during a graduate student recruitment program on March 4. The indoor basin was designed to understand and study tsunami inundation, tsunami-structure impact harbor resonance, and 3D wave propagation.

$25 million awarded for testing wave energy technology at OSU’s PacWave South facility

March 30, 2022

Eight stakeholder groups involved with Oregon State University’s PacWave South facility were awarded a combined $25 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund projects focused on wave energy...

Pictured is the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory that is located on the Southwest side of the Oregon State University campus. The OVDL specializes in identifying animal-borne diseases and surveys wildlife and domestic livestock for diseases that could be potentially harmful to humans.

OSU Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory provides tool to prepare for disease outbreaks

March 7, 2022

Oregon State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a testing facility that provides diagnostic services to identify animal-borne diseases, including viruses such as the one responsible for...

Oregon State University students Makena Apau, left, and Ethan Thompson are wearing masks as they walk out of the Learning Innovation Center on the Corvallis, Ore. campus on Jan. 31. COVID-19 cases are still high due to the omicron variant and many students at OSU have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the winter term.

COVID-19 cases on rise at OSU, up 8% from beginning of January

February 7, 2022

About 11% of COVID-19 tests administered at Oregon State University came back positive between Jan. 24 to 30, climbing from a positive testing rate of 3% from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2. This reflects a trend...

Oregon State University first-year students Citlally Martin (left) and Love Fraijo-Meschelle display their bandages from receiving their COVID-19 booster shot. Omicron hospitalizations are expected to peak in Oregon this week while case counts remain high, and local health experts are continuing to advise vaccination.

Oregon approaches omicron hospitalization peak, local health experts advise vaccination

February 1, 2022

As COVID-19 cases surge throughout Oregon, Corvallis residents are lining up to get booster shots, and local health officials continue to encourage vaccination as the omicron peak continues. Oregon...

This image shows an artistic rendition of Oregon State University’s Regional Class Research Vessel “Taani,” which will improve data and science literacy through the use of reall-time data transfer and communication. Taani is expected to aunch in March 2022.

Regional Class Research Vessel introduces new tool for increasing data science literacy

January 3, 2022

Oregon State University leads a project focused on enhancing cutting-edge oceanic research and marine and data science education through the design and construction of three new ocean-going research ships. The...

Oregon State University Professor Maret Traber, in her office in the Linus Pauling Science Center on the Corvallis, Ore. campus, is excited about her recent Discovery Award for her research in bioavailable vitamin E on Nov. 18, 2021. Traber’s research has made massive strides in nutritional awareness for prenatal development involving vitamin E deficiencies.

OSU professor receives prestigious award for research on role of vitamin E in human body

January 3, 2022

Dr. Marie Traber, professor at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, is the recipient of an award given to scientists who have made significant contributions to health-related research. The...

This illustration depicts Dr. Bot preparing their surgical table with a sleeping patient. In the future, by cleaning and disinfecting areas, robots could reduce the risk of exposure to disease for healthcare workers.

Semi-autonomous robots could help medical workers during disease outbreaks

December 12, 2021

Dr. Bill Smart, Oregon State University professor of mechanical engineering and robotics, and his team are researching how semi-autonomous robots could be used in medicine to protect frontline workers...

The Oregon State University Energy Center, pictured on Nov. 23. The Energy Center has been an important part of reducing the university’s carbon footprint by providing efficient heating and electricity for campus.

COP26 restates efforts to limit global warming; Corvallis, OSU aim to reduce carbon footprint

November 29, 2021

Correction: This story originally incorrectly stated the Corvallis Home Energy Score Program received $58,000 from the Corvallis Climate Action Advisory Board. The correct information is the Corvallis...

Illustration showing a fire encased in a wine glass; clouds of smoke can be seen in the background. Researchers at the Oregon Wine Research
Institute are currently testing how wildfire smoke can affect the taste of wine.

Vineyards work with OSU researchers to disentangle impacts of wildfire smoke

Extension of OSU, Oregon Wine Research Institute, receives $7.65 million to uncover effects of smoke on wine
November 29, 2021

As wildfires rampaged through Oregon in 2020, the air quality index soared into hazardous territory and smoke flooded the Oregon Coast and Willamette Valley where numerous vineyards reside.  According...

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