Students Build Tissue Hot Air Balloon

EUGENE, Ore. — Science is always more fun when you can see it in action. Fifth grade students at Gilham Elementary have been studying molecules and how they react to hot air. They’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to launch their balloon, and Wednesday morning they had just the right weather for the perfect … Continue reading »

OSU Studies Ways to Prepare Frozen Blood

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new way to prepare frozen blood could put Oregon State University on the map. Research at the university could change the way the world’s blood supply is managed. Scientists say frozen blood is good for about 10 years compared to refrigerated blood, which only lasts about six weeks. However, to stabilize … Continue reading »

Grant Supports Women in STEM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A big win for women after Oregon State University was awarded a grant to promote more female faculty in the science and engineering fields. OSU received $3.5 million from the National Science Foundation. The money is going towards improving conditions for women in the STEM fields, or science, technology, engineering, and math. It … Continue reading »

Students Compete in Solar Car Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — The sunshine is bringing people out of the house, and for middle school students all over Lane County, it’s also driving their fun. On Saturday, EWEB hosted its 17th annual Solar Challenge at Cal Young Middle School in Eugene. Teachers were given EWEB-donated supplies and for a month, taught about solar power … Continue reading »

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 »

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