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15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

A recent issue of BioScience has revealed the severity of negative trends in certain types of environmental harm and their impact on human well-being. The viewpoint article — “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice” — was signed by more than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries. Among the negative 25-year global trends noted in […]

OSU Ph.D. Student Samara Haver Studies Ocean Soundscapes

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Samara Haver is a Ph.D. student at Oregon State University in the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program. She listens to the ocean soundscapes at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Haver is learning about what animals hear underwater in the national parks and marine sanctuaries. To learn more about what she does, check […]

Oregon State staff address “Wicked Problems”.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Oregon State Scholars publish a new book, “New Strategies for Wicked Problems: Science and Solutions in the 21st Century”, a look into current problems that our society confronts on social, economic, political and environmental topics. This book is a series of articles that addresses these issues and proposes an assortment of problem-solving methodologies to confront […]

OSU RECEIVES STARS “GOLD” DESIGNATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS!

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Oregon State continues to lead in sustainability efforts among universities after receiving their sixth Gold star designation. STARS, otherwise known as the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System uses the four categories academics, engagement, operations, planning and administration as well as one additional innovation category to gauge campus sustainability. Gold is the second highest rating that a university can […]

Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, April 8, 10am-4pm Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day.  HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and five government agency partners. Explore […]

Tour of the OSU Microbiology Labs

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

This Spring, The Spring Creek Project is partnering with The Corvallis Arts Center and the OSU Department of Microbiology on an art exhibit, “Microbiomes: To See the Unseen.” This Friday, jump start your creativity with a tour of the OSU microbiology labs. A common theme of The Spring Creek Project is to tie together science […]

OSU Students Provide Important Research on Stormwater Assessment

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Recently, a stormwater assessment was conducted by three OSU students, Michael Kelly, Tracie Tran, and Harrison Holzgang, along with their sponsor, David Eckert, of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. The objectives of their research were to both assess the quality of OSU’s stormwater as well as its impact on Oak Creek, an EPA-classified impaired stream. To conduct […]

National Wildlife Federation includes Hatfield Marine Science Center in Featured List

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Recently, the National Wildlife Federation released The Campus Wild: How College and University Green Landscapes Provide Havens for Wildlife and “Lands-on” Experiences for Students. The publication includes a list of featured “Remote Colleges and University Properties,” noted for their hands-on student learning.  At the beginning of that list was OSU’s very own Hatfield Marine Science […]

Student Sustainability Initiative Accepting Applications for Grants and Fellowships

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Student Sustainability Initiative is now accepting applications for Sustainability Project, Research, and Professional Development Grants & Fellowships!   The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) believes our campus can be a model living laboratory for sustainability. The Sustainability Grant Program was established to provide students with opportunities to create a more sustainable institution and take an active […]

Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center links research, education and outreach

Friday, May 1st, 2015

As part of our annual sustainability report building for FY14, we learned about a fun connection between research, education and outreach.  The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) was established at OSU in 2008 and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to facilitate the development of marine renewable energy technologies via research, […]

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