Friday, April 12, 2024

Instigating change has a ripple effect.

His drive is fueled by one dream: to impact the lives of people in his home country for the better. And at Oregon State University, Sylvester Omondi is gaining the knowledge, experiences and skills to achieve it.

The dream began when Omondi was in high school, participating in model United Nations conferences that inspired him to lead on a global scale. In January 2021, Omondi arrived at Oregon State University with a plan to achieve this goal — by developing his leadership abilities and public policy knowledge, learning about other cultures and building his portfolio of advocacy work. A sophomore and computer science major in the College of Engineering, Omondi chose Oregon State because of its vision for graduates — that they can be successful no matter what they decide to pursue and receive support throughout their time here. He adds that Oregon State’s location — with the mountains, beach and desert all nearby — allows him to explore the variety of landscapes in the U.S.

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Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

How smart are dolphins? - Lori Marino


Dolphins are one of the smartest animal species on Earth. In fact, their encephalization quotient (their brain size compared to the average for their body size) is second only to humans. But exactly how smart are they? Lori Marino details some incredible facts about dolphins.

Lesson by Lori Marino, animation by Zedem Media.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

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tlundy5522@gmail.com

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

If you can see it, you can do it.

Visualizing yourself as a doctor, surgeon or medical specialist can feel like a stretch — especially if you don’t have someone to guide you along the way. So MedStaircase is stepping into that role — giving traditionally underrepresented students opportunities to see themselves working in health care.

Established in May 2021, MedStaircase is a collaborative effort between physicians, led by Kate Ropp M.D., an anesthesiologist in Portland who earned a degree in biology from Oregon State in 2003. The nonprofit connects medical professionals with students interested in medicine, providing support and access to help them pursue their career goals.

Learn more, here.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

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tlundy5522@gmail.com

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Stress can have undetected effects on mental health.

Farmers die by suicide at twice the rate of the general population. Poor financial situations, crop failures, equipment breakdowns, weather and injuries are among the contributing factors. But the impacts these stresses have on farmers’ mental health aren’t always seen.

In response, the USDA-NIFA created the Farm and Stress Assistance Network in 2020 —and OSU Extension is spreading the word.

Oregon State is part of four regional Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network entities across the U.S., funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. FRSAN provides multiple resources to those working in agriculture, including a mental health self-assessment. It also includes a training program known as QPR, short for Question, Persuade, Refer. These 90-minute training sessions help families, friends and colleagues of farmers and ranchers understand the signs of depression and suicide, as well as how and when to step in. QPR training is offered via free webinars throughout the year.

Learn more, here.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter



Happy Easter

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

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Understanding Our Soil: The Nitrogen Cycle, Fixers, and Fertilizer


What are nitrogen fixing plants, and why use them over nitrogen fertilizer? This video answers this question through an explanation of the nitrogen cycle.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

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tlundy5522@gmail.com

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Forging a unique career path, she now leads the way for others.

Ana Spalding, the first Marine Studies Initiative faculty hire in the College of Liberal Arts, found her own way to combine a lifelong love for the ocean with teaching and research that integrates perspectives from the humanities and the natural and social sciences.

Oregon State’s new bachelor’s degree in marine studies “is a degree I would have done as an undergrad,” Spaulding says. She’s now leading students along a similar path, taking an interdisciplinary approach to the complex issues facing marine ecosystems and coastal communities.

Learn more, here.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

Website


Instigating change has a ripple effect.

His drive is fueled by one dream: to impact the lives of people in his home country for the better. And at Oregon State University, Sylveste...