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Oregon State University scientists have developed a method that could potentially predict the cancer-causing potential of chemicals released into the air during wildfires and fossil fuel combustion.

Solar power has a real estate problem.

Hemp researchers at Oregon State University are convening a new working group to study the effects of wildfire smoke on the crop following another brutal wildfire season across the West.

Dr. Jennifer Alix-Garcia named Director of the Sustainability Degree Program for the College of Agricultural Sciences

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is pleased to announce Dr. Jennifer Alix-Garcia as its new Sustainability Degree Program Director following an internal search.

Sage grouse researchers endure the Wyoming summer heat to gauge nest survival. 

Scientists need a new way to manage the increasing number of invasive species that cannot be stopped.

Emeritus Professor Clint Shock kneels next to young plants in a greenhouse

Malheur Experiment Station emeritus professor Clint Shock has a rich and winding research history where he followed his passions and sought to directly assist the people in his community.

The College of Agricultural Sciences is pleased to announce Brian Charlton as the Director of the Klamath Basin Research and Experiment Center (KBREC), following two years of serving in an interim director capacity.

Brian Charlton

The College of Agricultural Sciences is pleased to announce Brian Charlton as the Director of the Klamath Basin Research and Experiment Center (KBREC), following two years of serving in an interim director capacity.

As part of National Institute of Health's National COVID Cohort Collaborative, Dr. Melissa Haendel, director of CD2H at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and Director of Translational Data Science at OSU, states:

Farmers market produce

Weighing the grocery story versus the local market? “[The farmers market is] safer because it’s a very short supply chain, and the food is not going through very many hands,” says Lauren Gwin, an Extension community food systems specialist.

Susanne Brander

The pandemic is amplifying nearly every disadvantage that women in STEM already face. But institutions and the scientific community can help. 

Chinook salmon swimming

Oregon State University Fisheries and Wildlife professor David Noakes is part of a joint study exploring the navigation prowess of Chinook salmon due to magnetic crystals in their tissues.

An Oregon State University-led research program has been awarded a $12.7 million grant to serve the Pacific Northwest by studying harmful chemicals found at federally designated hazardous waste sites.

Solar panels can provide a consistent flow of money and security. CAS's Chad Higgins is leading research into agrivoltaics.

Lisbeth Goddik, a longtime professor and dairy extension specialist at Oregon State University, has been named head of the Department of Food Science and Technology.

2019 SACNAS Conference Attendees

Earlier this month, members of the Oregon State University Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) chapter attended the National Diversity in STEM conference in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Blind taste tests conducted by Oregon State University found that fish caught and quickly frozen at sea rated as good or better than supposedly “fresh” fish bought at the supermarket.


In many rangelands, the problem isn’t too many cattle, it’s that the cattle aren’t using the land evenly, says Leticia Henderson, a livestock and range science professor at Oregon State University.

2019 Diamond Pioneers

At a luncheon on October 2, 2019 the following people were honored as recipients of the Diamond Pioneer Award

Kristyn Vitale with a cat

Kristyn Vitale is a woman on a mission: She's out to dispel at least part of the bad rap about cats — that they're aloof and independent, that they only care about their humans because we feed them and so forth. Any cat person who's gotten into...

Pivotal Moments newsletter - July 2019

Includes updates on HAREC labs and events.

sarah masoni making ice cream

Oregon State University’s Sarah Masoni knows she has a sophisticated palate. But one worth $1 million dollars?

school of fish

“With a lot of fisheries off the West Coast, we have historically had pretty good fishery management, which has given us resilience,” says Will White, fisheries ecologist at Oregon State University.

Susanne Brander, an Oregon State University toxicologist who researches the effects of microplastics on larval fish, says the amphipods are becoming a vector to transport plastic particles into the food web.