Feature Stories

Examining Genetically Engineered Crops Many Angles

The science of genetic engineering – from values to food safety.

OSU’s Marine Studies Initiative

Water issues come to the forefront with OSU’s Marine Studies Initiative

Microcosms for Nano

Summary How do nanoparticles in consumer products affect human health? 

Wren Patton

Working hard to understand and protect the Great Barrier Reef Ecosystem

A Range of Research

Rangeland science seeks to help inform policy and strengthen Oregon’s rural economies.


Oregon grows 99 percent of the U.S. Hazelnut crop, but more than 20 years ago, the future looked bleak. A disease called eastern filbert blight was threatening to devastate orchards. OSU researchers set to work, crossbreeding tree varieties for resistance to it. They've since released 18 cultivars that are resistant. Today, thousands of acres in Oregon are planted with varieties developed by OSU.

Envisioning the Future of Water

The Institute for Water and Watersheds dives in.

Sampling the Scientist's Life

Undergrad research ignites young minds.

Small Farms and Community Food Systems

A new center tends to food from field to fork.

Solar Array

Oregon State University this spring has brought the largest of its ground-mounted solar arrays online as part of the Oregon University System’s “Solar by Degrees” program.