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The Daily Barometer

The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

All content by Melinda Myers
Erik Madison, fourth-year in electrical engineering, explains what his multidisciplinary team has accomplished for this year’s Engineering Expo.

Engineering students display innovative senior projects

Melinda Myers, News Reporter
May 14, 2018

Students form long-lasting connections, inspire younger generations.The Oregon State University College of Engineering has hosted the Undergraduate Engineering Expo for the past 19 years. The expo is meant...

(Left to right) Gitlali Indra, Arup Indra and Evan Carpenter stand in the Indra Lab located inside the Pharmacy building.

Indra Lab advances dermatology research

Melinda Myers, News Reporter
April 9, 2018

3D skin generation technology replaces human testing.Beyond the double doors of the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, the murals paying homage to classic and modern medicine and a few classrooms,...

Students in PAC 169 Cool Shoes, Ballroom Performance practice a choreographed routine.

Non-credit Physical Activity Courses offered for lower cost

Melinda Myers, News Reporter
March 19, 2018

Students taking non-credit PAC classes held to same class standards.The Spring 2018 quarter will give rise to a new registration payment system for physical activity courses. Next term, students will be...

Elizabeth Kaweesa, a graduate student, examines cancer cells through a microscope. Kaweesa studies specifically how mensacarcin affects cancer cells. 

OSU Department of Chemistry progresses skin cancer research

Melinda Myers, News Reporter
March 5, 2018

New research out of the Department of Chemistry shows promising results in anti-cancer treatments. Assistant Professor Dr. Sandra Loesgen has brought mensacarcin research from the University of Göttingen...

The 7th Street Station apartment complex is located south of OSU’s campus and is one of many housing options. According to Jon Stoll, apartments offer students affordable housing options.

Apartments offer smaller space, cost

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
February 26, 2018

Office of Student Life works to improve student, community relations.Off-campus housing is an option for Oregon State University students who decide to not live in residence halls after their first year....

Yaquina Bay Bridge from the south Jetty in Newport, Ore.

Sesquicentennial celebration continues with Sea Grant Festival

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
February 19, 2018

OSU commemorates Sea Grant research, work around marine-based ecosystems.In 1966, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration created the National Sea Grant College Program, an initiative centered...

A timeline outlining significant events in Oregon State Universitys history from 1887 to 2017.

OSU150 celebrates new exhibit

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
February 13, 2018

Oregon Historical Society showcases 150 years of OSU history.The Oregon Historical Society, in conjunction with the OSU150 celebration program, presents the Oregon State University: A Legacy of Transformation...

Undergraduate microbiology junior Amy Olyei (left) and Assistant Professor Aleksandra Sikora (right) working in their respective labs. Women have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields.

Women defy gender disproportions in STEM fields

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
February 12, 2018

Organizations, sororities support women's success in STEM work.Women in previous years were not allowed in or near STEM areas, according to Professor Kryn Freehling-Burton, an OSU instructor in the Women,...

Members of the Delta Lambda Phi fraternity posing for a photo on the Memorial Union steps. Delta Lambda Phi originated in Washington, D.C. in 1987, and colonized at Oregon State University in 2015.

Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life provide inclusive spaces for LGBTQIA+

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
January 29, 2018

Delta Lambda Phi serves as Oregon State University’s only open chapter.“To develop dignified and purposeful social, service, and recreational activities for all men, irrespective of sexual orientation...

Glass carboys hold  samples in a temperature controlled inside the pilot plant winery in Withycombe hall.

OSU harnesses one biochemical pathway to create new food science and technology

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
January 29, 2018

Beer, wine, cider, sake and the soreness of the body after an intense workout—these outcomes are all the result of one biochemical pathway found in oxygen-dependent organisms: fermentation.The Fermentation...

OSUs Robotics Club will be hosting a FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition on Jan. 27 and 28.

Robotics Club set to hold FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition

Melinda Myers
January 25, 2018

Event provides opportunities for young students to get involved with STEM.On Jan. 27 and 28, the Oregon State University Robotics Club will be hosting the FIRST Tech Challenge non-league qualifying tournament...

Students line up outside of the meningococcal B vaccine clinic held in the Student Experience Center plaza last week. Student Health Services will host another clinic next month. 

Around 6,000 students receive meningococcal B vaccine through clinic

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
January 22, 2018

Students must wait 28 days to receive second dose.From Jan. 9-13, a giant white tent took up a good portion of the Student Experience Center Plaza. Arrows in blues and reds pointed students towards the...

Block 15 Brewing Co. is a farm-to-table brew pub located at 300 SW Jefferson Ave.

Best of: Treat Yo Self Dinner

Melinda Myers
January 16, 2018

Block 15 Brewing Co.Block 15 is a homegrown Corvallis pub and brewery that provides a unique dining and brewing experience. Block 15 has two locations in Corvallis, a pub on Jefferson and a brewery house...

Panda Express is a chain that serves Chinese cuisine and is located in the Memorial Union Commons.

Best of: Food on Campus

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
January 16, 2018

Panda ExpressOn the southwest side of the Memorial Union Commons sits Panda Express, a restaurant that serves Chinese cuisine to Oregon State students, faculty and visitors. Those walking through the MU...

Dr. Jack Barth, executive director of the Marine Studies Initiative and professor at OSU, handling one of the battery packs that the UAS gliders utilize to power their sensors and adjust theirdiving patterns.

OSU leads in Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles research

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
January 8, 2018

Drone technology has potential in agriculture, forestry, oceanography.A massive blue whale breaches, controlled and customized pesticide use, mapping diseased vegetation based on light refractions; these...

Volunteers have helped construct homes with Habitat for Humanity throughout Corvallis.

Local organizations provide volunteer opportunities

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
December 24, 2017

Community service offers students meaningful ways to give back.Although campus is relatively quiet during the break, the holiday season is awash in lights, gifts and good will. Traditions for many involve...

The Jackson-Frazier Wetland is located northeast of Corvallis and contains 147 acres of protected land. The boardwalk loop trail allows hikers to view the local marshes.

OSU researchers work to restore, conserve wetlands

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
December 4, 2017

Freshwater, saltwater wetland ecosystem benefits humans, surrounding wildlife.Driving around rural Corvallis, the view out the window slowly turns from agriculture to forest to bog as the distance increases....

Benny Beaver watches the baseball game in 1988. The original mascot outfit was created by Ken Austin in 1953.

OSU reflects on 67 years of Benny Beaver

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
November 19, 2017

Benny Beaver's history revealed by Ken Austin, original mascot from 1953.Webbed feet housed in black shoes donned with white laces. A flattened, rudder-like tail. Brown fur covered by a black-and-orange...

Reser Stadium is home to the Oregon State University football team. Reser Stadium has the capacity to seat 45,674 fans.

Oregon State University recognizes 121 years of Civil War traditions, history

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
November 19, 2017

Community recalls events that helped shape Civil War.Walking through the arches of the stadium, the din of Beavers and Ducks fans alike roar to life. The rivalry between the Oregon State University Beavers...

Fall foliage surrounding the Cronemiller Lake, located within Peavy Arboretum and the McDonald Forest. Oregon State University’s Logging Sports Team practices at an outdoor facility adjacent to Cronemiller and uses the lake for birling, or log rolling.

Corvallis area offers various outdoor recreation sites

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
November 13, 2017

Opportunities for nature exploring, physical activities emanate through local wildlifeSurrounded by mountains and forests alike, the Corvallis landscape offers much to explore.Families can sign on with...

(Left) Dr. Fritz Gombart and (right) Isabelle Logan, OSU second year graduate student, study their results from the Polymerase Chain Reaction machine to measure gene expression. Gombart and Logan have been designing vitamin D-laden bandages and sutures, which have shown to speed up the healing process of wounds. 

OSU research explores new methods to fight wound infections

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
November 6, 2017

Researchers find vitamin D-laden bandages, create a multi-step approach to fight pathogensWatch out standard bandages and stitches, a new method of surface healing is on the rise. Sutures and bandages...

Dr. Davide Lazzati is an associate professor of computational astrophysics and research. Dr. Lazzati accurately calculated and predicted some of the results of stellar phenomena that reached earth in August of 2017.

OSU astrophysicists predict stellar phenomena

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
October 29, 2017

Neutron star collision reveals new information about the universeImagine the universe 133 million years ago. Deep in a corner of the Hydra constellation, two massive stars known as neutron stars met their...

A marbled murrelet, an Oregon seabird, emerges from the water. OSU researchers in the College of Forestry study the murrelet to better understand human environmental impacts on maritime and coastal forest habitats.

Seabird research creates opportunities for ecosystem understanding

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
August 28, 2017

The Institute for Working Forest Landscapes in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University have funded a little more than one million dollars annually for a new study aimed at conserving marbled...

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