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Oceanography Boot Camp

The marine reserve off Cape Perpetua served as a laboratory for Oregon college students in April 2014.

Learning to Dive

It seemed that Kyle Neumann had a dream job: video broadcasting for the Portland Timbers. But something kept nagging at him. “For me, it just wasn’t fulfilling a higher purpose,” says the Oregon State University senior.

Wanted: A Strong Work Ethic

You might think the No. 1 quality professors seek in an undergraduate researcher is braininess. Yes, brains matter. But there’s another valued trait, perhaps less obvious but at least as important: a strong work ethic. In the labs in Oregon State’s Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics, work ethic is often the deciding factor in hiring research assistants.

Eco-Excellence

Here are the stories of five Oregon State University student researchers who are giving everything they’ve got to heal a planet in peril.