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Archive for January, 2009

What are YOU doing this summer?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

“Undergraduate research experience” Three words we hear a lot of these days, and with good reason. • We need to build a pipeline of future scientists. • We know lectures don’t inspire students. • Mentoring is essential for a young investigator. • Work readiness is an expectation of potential employers. • College of Science undergraduate […]

150 Million Years in the Making

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

OSU Geologists contributed to a new exhibit at the capitol building in Salem. With help from geologists at OSU, the Oregon Historical Society unveiled a new exhibit – called “150 Years of Statehood; 150 Million Years in the Making’ – in the capitol building in Salem. The displays, which are spread along four banks of […]

Some Climate Impacts Happening Faster Than Anticipated

Monday, January 5th, 2009

While concluding that some projections of the impact of climate change have actually been too conservative – as in the case of glacier and ice sheets that are moving and decaying faster than predicted – others may not pose as immediate a threat as some scenarios had projected, such as the rapid releases of methane […]