|Pulled from the Headlines
Every day, breaking news from OSU researchers makes headlines around the world. Here’s a handful of recent examples:
Geckos stick to surfaces through something called “dry adhesion,” says mechanical engineer P. Alex Greany. See the Washington Post, LA Times, Forbes magazine and National Geographic.
Suggestive Facebook photos can hurt girls socially, psychologist Elizabeth Daniels finds. See Time magazine.
Abrupt climate shift found in ancient ice could be early warning signal, finds graduate student Summer Praetorius. See Scientific American.
Watch this Space
The Rufous hummingbird, the common murre and the California condor are among the bird species facing an array of threats across Oregon’s diverse ecoregions. Watch for the story, “Avian Nations,” along with articles on “blue carbon” and Irish theater in the fall issue of Terra, Oregon State’s award-winning research magazine, coming to this space in October.
|New Research Enterprises
Oregon State University is Oregon’s leading public research university, receiving $285 million in research funding for fiscal year 2014. Here we highlight a few of our most recent grant-funded projects:
Pipeline to Leadership
Principal Investigator: Kevin Ahern, Professor of Biochemistry/Biophysics and Director for Undergraduate Research
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to Oregon State University to develop student leadership in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
Pure Air to Breathe
Principal Investigator: Perry Hystad, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Human Sciences
The National Institutes of Health has awarded OSU more than $340,000 to conduct the first-ever global health study of outdoor pollution impacts on cardiopulmonary disease.
Generating Power at Home
Principal Investigator: Chris Hagen, Assistant Professor of Energy Systems Engineering, OSU-Cascades
The U.S. Department of Energy has granted $400,000 to Oregon State for research into the thermal efficiency, energy efficiency and costs of commercial home generators.
Ocean Warming and Acidity
Principal Investigator: Andreas Schmittner, Associate Professor of Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Geosciences has awarded $250,000 to Oregon State to broaden the scope of information generated by a global model of biogeochemical cycles in the ocean.