Record Level Funding for OSU Research

Sep 11, 2015

Research funding at Oregon State University has reached its highest level ever: $308 million for the fiscal year.

That money will support students, faculty, and the OSU infrastructure. Dr. Cynthia Sagers is the Vice President for Research. She says the increase in funding is linked to economic growth.

Joe Eilers

Blooms of toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, is increasingly creating a global health threat and poorly monitored in the U.S. That's according to a report released by scientists at Oregon State University and the University of North Carolina.


The Oregon legislature has approved a nearly 30 million dollar taxpayer bond for a new wood products lab and other additions at Oregon state university. 

According to Thomas Maness, Dean at the School of Forestry, the project will add new classrooms and research facilities, including a twenty thousand square foot laboratory focused on utilizing Oregon's wood products for a growing global demand:

Thomas Maness: "Architects and engineers are really looking for a solution to build larger buildings than we currently build out of sustainable materials."

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Nuclear Forensics can be described as the investigation of materials to find evidence of the source, trafficking, and enrichment of nuclear material. Oregon State University is now offering a new graduate student training initiative as an expanded part of its Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics Department. OSU Assistant Professor of Research Camille Palmer says the Introduction to Nuclear Forensics course will allow students to actually test samples of material.

OSU Professor Gives A Lesson In "Hop-Forward" Beer

Feb 25, 2015
Tom Shellhammer

Hops are a key ingredient in craft beer. At a lab at Oregon State University, the analysis and development of hops continue. KLCC's Emily Greene spoke with Dr. Tom Shellhammer, a an OSU professor of Food Science and Technology in Corvallis.

Tag: You can learn more about hops at an event titled "Craft Beer + Climate" from 5 to 8 pm, Thursday, February 26 in the Lee Guistina Ballroom at the Ford Alumni Center. Shellhammer's colleague and fellow hop expert Shaun Townsend will present on hop breeding and how climate trends affect the beer industry. 


As more information is being transferred and stored on the Internet, cybersecurity is emerging as a highly sought after employment field. The demand has led to collaboration between Oregon State University and Intel Security through a course that trains cyber security professionals. The class titled, "Defense Against the Dark Art" offers hands-on experience on topics such as malware, software vulnerabilities, and mobile device security. OSU Professor Terri Feiz says in a short time, cyber attacks have grown from a few hundred, to millions worldwide.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium

Large numbers of dead sea stars washed up along the Oregon coast last year. The starfish wasting disease has been found in 20 species of the animals from Baja, California to Alaska.

In one week, lesions can appear on a healthy sea star, its arms can fall off and then it disintegrates. In November, researchers isolated a virus believed to trigger the wasting disease, but additional causes are still unknown.

Philosopher and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore will merge her words with the music of Rachmaninoff, as performed by concert pianist Rachelle McCabe, in an event called Rage, Rage Against the Dying: Global Warming, Extinction and the Call to Life at the Corvallis-Benton Public Library on Wednesday evening, January 21st. Kathleen Dean Moore speaks with Eric Alan.


The University of Oregon Ducks Overcame their 2 season hump against Stanford, Saturday. The fifth-ranked Ducks routed The Cardinal 45 to 16 at Autzen Stadium. Quarterback and Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores.

Oregon climbed to No. 2 in the AP rankings this season but stumbled with a home loss to Arizona in October. The Ducks have since recovered and they're gunning for the inaugural playoffs.