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 »

UO Faculty React to Research Fraud Study

EUGENE, Ore. — A recent study finds fraud in scientific research has grown at a concerning rate since the 1970s. The study includes a review of more than 2,000 retractions in medical and biological peer-reviewed journals. However, University of Oregon staff who work in the science research department say the percentage, out of the 22 … Continue reading »

UO Receives New MRI Scanner

EUGENE, Ore. — An new MRI scanner will help scientists at the University of Oregon conduct broader research. The Siemens MEGNETOM Skyra 3T MRI scanner will be delivered to the UO’s new science building Monday morning. It will be primarily used for brain research. The new scanner will replace a head-online scanner that was purchased … Continue reading »

Researchers Try to Capture Wave Energy

NEWPORT, Ore. — Oregon State University researchers are trying to capture the energy of waves with a new piece of technology. Last week, the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Innovations group placed a wave energy buoy two miles off Yaquina Head. They are gathering data on its potential impact on marine life. Scientists say this … Continue reading »

Nearly $75,000 Worth of Scientific Equipment Stolen from OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Someone stole nearly $75,000 worth of scientific equipment from Oregon State University researchers, and now police are trying to track it down. OSU researchers say they were preparing to head to the coast to study the ocean water, so they had their van all packed with equipment so they could leave early … Continue reading »

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