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Join the 2018 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

What is the Pac-12 Sustainability Conference? The Pac-12 Sustainability Conference is the first high level symposium aimed at integrating sustainability into college athletics across college campuses. Each Pac-12 athletic department has committed to measuring their sustainability efforts, developing strategies to increase sustainability, monitoring their progress, and harnessing their influence on local communities for the sake […]

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 […]

Sustainable Student Spotlight: Rikki Gibson

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Public transit is an easy way to reduce total emissions by reducing the amount of cars on the road. Corvallis offers free bus transit, and Oregon State Computer Science major, Rikki Gibson made an app that makes it even easier to skip the car, and ride the bus. Starting the summer of 2014, Rikki Gibson […]

SSI Research Grant Project: Creating a Cost-Effective Solar Concentrator

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Last Summer’s grant awardee Michael Rebarchik continues to work on his project on creating a cost-effective solar concentrator. Energy demands increase globally, while the fossil fuel future remains unsteady and the search for a new energy resource is more important now than ever. Solar energy remains promising, but often solar technology can be expensive. Michael wanted to create a […]

Sustainable Student Spotlight: Claire Couch

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Meet our sustainable student of the week, Claire Couch! Claire is a Ph.D student studying integrative biology. She is researching wildlife disease ecology on the OSU Corvallis campus, specifically focusing on hoof and mouth disease outbreaks among African buffalo. This is to monitor how disease spreads through wildlife, domestic animals and humans, and in this […]

Sustainable Student Spotlight: Justin Tran

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Justin Tran is our Sustainable Student of the week! Justin is a third year student, double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Sustainability. He is involved in a research project with Dr. Nick Auyeung on campus, focusing on using thermochemical energy! The project is storing the sun’s energy using a chemical reaction then reversing that reaction […]

Sustainable Student Spotlight: Eco-Reps!

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

\We are happy to announce (and shine the spotlight on) our 2015-2016 Eco-Representatives! Eco-Reps are responsible for encouraging a culture of sustainability in the residence halls in which they live. They educate residents about sustainable lifestyles and resources, assist with marketing and outreach efforts for sustainability programs, and plan and execute sustainability-focused events. They also […]

Sustainable Student Spotlight: Tai Odaniell

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

  Tai Odaniell is a sophomore at OSU studying Chemical Engineering who is committed to making the world a more sustainable environment. Tai was a part of the Johnson Internship Program for the School for Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering this summer and helped develop a solar dish that uses parabolic mirrors to concentrate sunrays […]

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