Oregon State University Superfund Research Program trainees Blair Paulik and Lane Tidwell were selected to represent the College of Agricultural Science at the annual State of the University Address 2015 held in Portland Oregon on January 30th.
Only one department from each college was selected to represent important work and trainee development that occurs in the college. PhD candidates Paulik and Tidwell highlighted the research the Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship Program in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology has been conducting for last 15 years in the Portland Harbor Superfund site.
While at the event the trainees were able to talk with many OSU alumni, stakeholders and supporters. Conversation topics ranged from current research occurring in the EMT department, the FSES program and the College of Agricultural Sciences to what the individual trainees hoped to do after graduation. Trainees Paulik and Tidwell were proud to represent the FSES program, the EMT Department and the College of Agriculture at this important outreach and engagement event with about 800 attendees.