University of Oregon Hosts Science Fairs

EUGENE, Ore. — Young scientists from all over Oregon came together on the University of Oregon campus Saturday. The school hosted two big science events including the third annual UO Science and Invention Fair and the Central Western Oregon Science Expo. Elementary through high school students came from all over the region to present their … Continue reading »

Scientist Richard Carlson Speaks at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Astronomy fans have a special treat Wednesday night. Oregon State University is hosting a special lecture about the history of Earth’s formation. The Carnegie Institution’s Richard Carlson will speak as part of the annual Condon Lecture, which is directed towards non-scientists to inform the general public about intriguing topics. The lecture comes … Continue reading »

Panelists to Discuss Climate Change

EUGENE, Ore. — Scientists from around Oregon and other Western states will be in Eugene this weekend to discuss climate change. The keynote topic will center on a study looking at how it will affect the state. Three University of Oregon professors will give us a glimpse into what the future holds for Oregon as … Continue reading »

OSU Researchers Warn of Erosion Dangers

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon State University say Oregon’s beaches are in jeopardy. With rising sea levels and a lack of new sediment coming in, bluffs and dunes on the coast are seeing more erosion. They say the central and northern shores are seeing more erosion than the southern Oregon coast. The researchers recommend … Continue reading »

New Science and Tech Studio at Churchill

EUGENE, Ore. — Churchill High School unveiled a brand new addition Tuesday called the STEM Studio. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math–representing all the types of classes held in the new studio. The building is intended to help develop the sciences and math programs at the Eugene high school. And the principal says … Continue reading »

Sequester Affects OSU Research Funds

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University gets 60 percent of its research funding from federal government programs, but with sequestration, research programs will take a big hit. “This is the time to lay the groundwork or the basis for your future,” said research assistant Josh Cuzzone. PhD student Cuzzone talks about the importance of research. … Continue reading »

Community Gift Spotlights Science

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — School budgets being what they are these days, a lot of kids have to wait until middle school for some key experiences. But students at Bohemia Elementary don’t have to wait thanks to the Cottage Grove Rotary Club. The students in Miss Baskew’s fifth grade science class are, in a word, … Continue reading »

Students Visit UO Chemistry Department

EUGENE, Ore. — Local kids got a taste of higher education Thursday, when they met with the University of Oregon’s Chemistry Department. Students from Hamlin Middle School learned all about the chemistry of color, thanks to faculty members and grad students who volunteered their time. Visits like this are part of the university’s science education … Continue reading »

UO Unveils New Science Center

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon’s research reputation can often be overshadowed by its popular sports teams, but a new science center shows the university’s prominence in the research world is powering forward. The 103,000-square-foot building is called the Robert and Beverly Lewis Integrative Science Building–”integrative” being the operative word. The building was designed … Continue reading »

Rare Spider Attack Fossil Found

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University researchers are celebrating the discovery of a fossil that froze a 100-million-year-old spider attack. The fossils are in a chunk of amber found in Myanmar, dating back to the early Cretaceous period. The spider was about to make a meal out of a parasitic wasp when tree resin flowed … Continue reading »

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