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OSU researchers use AI to study, protect endangered seabirds

Kera Nelson, News Contributor
May 28, 2024

Endangered seabirds like the marbled murrelet were once a mystery to forestry researchers but artificial intelligence is transforming the future of ecological data collection. Researchers at Oregon...

A colony of bees used for research at Oregon State University’s Honey Bee Lab, showcased at a table at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture Open House on July 13, 2023 in Corvallis.

OSU receives $4.2 million grant to research foulbrood disease in honey bees

Jillian Boenisch, News Contributor
January 17, 2024

Oregon State University will bee one of four universities researching foulbrood disease in honey bees, after receiving a $4.2 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. Foulbrood...

The Oregon State University research brewery in Wiegand Hall, where mashing, fermentation, and milling occurs.

Hops research at OSU grows in many different directions

AJ Damiana, News Contributor
December 18, 2023

In 2015, during a severe drought in Washington, John Henning, a courtesy professor in the Oregon State University Department of Crop and Soil Science, noticed something interesting happening to the hop...

Mike and Judy Gaulke, who donated $20 million dollars to create the Gaulke Center for Marine Innovation and Technology, stand with university leadership.

Marine technology center donation funds future graduate student studies

Gabriel Braukman, News Contributor
December 7, 2023

Through the Oregon State University Foundation, a $20 million donation has been made by two OSU alumni to establish the Gaulke Center for Marine Innovation and Technology. This donation comes to OSU...

No, the orcas aren’t attacking boats, researchers say

No, the orcas aren’t attacking boats, researchers say

Emma Coke, News Contributor
August 24, 2023

In an unforeseen twist of maritime mayhem, pods of orcas have unleashed a wave of what many are referring to as “boat attacks.” These marine mischief-makers have taken to flipping, nudging and even...

Phytoplankton blooms along the coasts of New Zealand as captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite. Scientists used images from the satellite to understand changes in the oceans color.

Climate change affecting the color of the ocean’s surface, study reports

Emma Coke, News Reporter
July 27, 2023

It’s no secret that climate change is impacting ecosystems of the big blue sea in a myriad of ways, and now the big blue sea may not be as blue as it once was due to climate change. The ocean’s...

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
Kirsten Steinke, Science Beat Reporter
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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It is ‘reckless’ to exclude climate change from discussions on wildfires

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
September 28, 2020

With around 1 million acres having burned in Oregon alone, and a quarter million Oregonians under some form of an evacuation order, Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown called the fires a wake up call to climate...

Oregon State University president Ed Ray smiles in remembrance during an interview at the Student Experience Center on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, as he talks about some of his favorite experiences over the course of his 17-year presidency. Ray stepped down from his role as OSUs president on Jun. 30.

A look back at President Emeritus Ed Ray’s impression on OSU

Adriana Gutierrez, News Contributor
July 22, 2020

As Ed Ray stepped out of his position as Oregon State University's president, he left behind almost two decades worth of influence on the university, including improvements to the diversity of the student...

Scott Paja, assistant dean for Experiential Learning & Employer Relations, discusses how companies may not be able to financially onboard, or generally support interns in the same way they used to pre-pandemic. “Big picture, it’s gonna be a tough time for a lot of these organizations who employ our students. They’re working through exercises to determine what their budgets look like, and what their actual operations look like, and whether they can support, both financially and with a meaningful experience, an internship for one of our students,” said Paja.

Students face uncertainty in internship, research plans, OSU works to provide more remote opportunities

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
May 5, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic stalling future plans, many students are dealing with the loss of summer internships and the suspension of in-person research.In the past few months, social distancing has...

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OSU scientists to launch nation’s first TRACE-COVID study

The Baro Staff
April 16, 2020

Oregon State University scientists will be launching a public health study called TRACE-COVID in order to understand how prevalent the virus is among the Corvallis community, according to an all-student...


Research teams awarded $10,000 each

Jaycee Kalama, News Reporter
April 15, 2019

On Oct. 11, the College of Science recognized and celebrated research and administrative excellence at its 2018 Fall Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony and reception.The college holds seasonal faculty and...

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