da Vinci Days 2013: Stories from the Edge of Science

Leonardo da Vinci combined the practical and the beautiful, the mechanical and artistic. At the 2013 da Vinci Days festival in Corvallis, Oregon State University scientists, engineers and mathematicians shared their journeys under Antarctic sea ice, to an African village, to Mars and through a mathematical landscape.  They told of voracious bullfrogs, wood colonized by colorful fungi, currents in the coastal ocean, and Jell-O-like beads that could deliver medicines and clean up polluted groundwater.

Welcome to Stories from the Edge of Science, da Vinci Days 2013.

Jack Barth, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Ocean Exploration with Underwater Gliders

Dan Rockwell, Department of Mathematics. A Mathematical Detective Story: Decoding the Golden Ratio

Martin Fisk, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Curiosity on Mars: NASA’s search for habitable environments

Sara Robinson, College of Forestry. The Art and Science of Spalted Wood

Andrew Thurber, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Life in the Polar Ocean

Tiffany Garcia, College of Agricultural Sciences. Bullfrogs and Other Threats to Aquatic Ecosystems

Skip Rochefort, College of Engineering. Stories from the Game of Life: Engineering for fun and function

Zachary Dunn, graduate student in the Master of Public Policy program. Kel Wer: A film about water, survival, and hope in Lela, Kenya

Michael Wing, College of Forestry. The Future of Unmanned Aerial Systems