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$252 million and rising

Posted September 25th, 2009 by simmonto

At simultaneous media briefings this week in Portland and Corvallis, OSU released the remarkable news that it has surpassed a quarter-billion dollars in annual research funding, and that the research funding will almost certainly grow, significantly, this fiscal year.

Quite an accomplishment for Oregon’s only campus ranked in the top tier of national research universities by the Carnegie Foundation, especially when other PNW schools are seeing only modest growth or shrinkage in scientific contracts and grants. Outlets from OPB to the Oregonian to KGW and four other TV stations turned out to capture the news, as well as get info on a new deal with Intel that makes it easier for the computer giant to license innovations coming out of the OSU College of Engineering. The agreement puts OSU in select company among research universities that Intel works with in that way.

Check out coverage of the big day, including research funding totals from other Oregon campuses, at the Oregonian site, the Portland Business Journal, OPB or the Gazette-Times.

By the way, all of this was part of the public launch of the hugely popular Powered by Orange campaign — a celebration of OSU’s impact, both current and historic, on Oregon, its people and communities and the world beyond. Beavers flocked to events in Portland and Corvallis — including great after-hours parties at Jimmy Mak’s in the Pearl District and the venerable Squirrel’s in downtown Corvegas — to get in on the fun and learn about what’s new and exciting for Beaver Nation. Check out the site, where links to social media sites and cool downloads-a-plenty await.

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