Sunday, March 31, 2024

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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
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Corvallis, OR 97330

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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

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Monday, March 25, 2024

We think about the power grid, so you don’t have to.

Most of us flip light switches and plug in appliances and think nothing of it when they turn on or off.

Adam Schultz does think about it. He works to make sure the nation’s power grid — the critical infrastructure behind those switches and plugs — is protected from potential natural and human-made threats.

Schultz, a professor in Oregon State’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, is the principal investigator on a four-year project to carry out large-scale mapping of the electrical properties of the Earth’s crust and mantle beneath the southern and southwestern United States for the U.S. Geological Survey.

More than two-thirds of the contiguous 48 states in the U.S., as well as parts of Alaska, have already been mapped by Schultz’s lab, and the new project will fill a significant gap of knowledge. Oregon State’s National Geoelectromagnetic Facility is the largest facility for this type of measurement in the world, making the university a natural fit for the work.

Learn more, here.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

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Friday, March 22, 2024

Top 10 Places In The Pacific Northwest - 4K Travel Guide


The Pacific Northwest is one of the most stunning regions in America. Enjoy this 4K Travel Guide across the Pacific Northwest's most scenic places. From the Oregon Coast, to Glacier National Park, the Pacific Northwest has so many hidden treasures waiting to be explored. Where is your favorite place in the PNW?

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Water is essential to life. Knowledge is essential to managing it wisely.

Few issues are as contentious in the American West than disputes over water. Jordan Jimmie is pursuing a Ph.D. in water resource engineering, along with a master’s in biological and ecological engineering, so he can help protect the water rights claims of Indigenous communities.

A member of the Navajo Nation, Jimmie grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona, and on visits to the nearby Navajo Reservation, he saw firsthand the impacts of often-limited access to clean water. That experience led him to pursue a bachelor’s degree in environmental hydrology and water resources at the University of Arizona and a master’s in forestry from the University of Montana, where he focused on tribal water policy.

Jimmie is continuing his education in the Oregon State Graduate School to fulfill his longtime goal of earning a Ph.D. and an engineering degree. He also wants to build a strong set of credentials, especially in the context of advocating on behalf of a tribe, he says. “Knowing what the water laws and policies are and the science behind them will hugely benefit tribes in the future.”

Learn more, here.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

Research can take you far — even as far as Antarctica.

Giulia Wood did not have a typical summer in 2022. For her, it was winter and included polar plunges, cracking glaciers and studying Antarctic krill.

The honors biochemistry and molecular biology major in the College of Science was part of Kim Bernard’s all-women research team studying how juvenile krill behave during the winter.

It’s a world most know only through books and documentaries, “untouchable until you are here,” Wood says.

Upon arriving on a U.S. Antarctic Program research vessel, Bernard’s team spent several days in Wilhelmina Bay and the Gerlache Strait to catch the krill needed for their research. They spent the first night searching for 10 hours to no avail.

The next day was magic. After receiving a one-word text, “krill,” Wood made a hectic dash to the vessel’s acoustics computer to help the crew reach an aggregation of krill. When she stepped back on deck, the crew was crouched over coolers filled with the tiny crustaceans.

Learn more, here.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

RCRV Part 1: Forging the Future of Ocean Science


Three next generation research vessels taking shape under our lead.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

Driven by her vision for a better world.

It’s an idea that motivates Elizabeth “Lizzy” Ragan, ’13, every day. In 2019, a climbing accident left her paralyzed from the chest down. But she didn’t let this life-altering event stop her. Instead, she's focusing on issues that matter most to her: creating a more equitable health care system and building awareness about accessibility for people with disabilities — in the workplace, in public spaces and in the outdoors.

Ragan’s perseverance is evident. Following her graduation from Oregon State, the College of Public Health and Human Sciences alumna’s work has focused on infectious diseases and how they are intertwined with poverty and equity. At Boston Medical Center, she managed a program to address the issues of accessibility to COVID-19 vaccines and care for underrepresented communities. In addition, she worked with the medical center’s leadership to develop an institutional biorepository — a collection of samples including blood, urine, tissue, cells, DNA and proteins — to assist with pandemic response research.

“What gets me up in the morning is a desire to play my part in figuring out how to ensure all people have an equal chance at living healthy lives,” she says. Having had to adapt to a new normal herself, she encourages others to find confidence in their own strength.

Learn more, here.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Leaders in sustainability and health. Distinguished at Oregon State.


Oregon State University has named Yanyun Zhao and Emily Ho as its 2023 University Distinguished Professors, the highest academic honor the university can bestow on a faculty member.

Zhao and Ho have both been internationally recognized for their research. Zhao’s work has made an impact on the environmental sustainability of food packaging. And Ho has uncovered connections between nutrition, managing chronic disease and preventing cancer.

Since 1988, Oregon State has awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor to faculty who have achieved national and international distinction for their contributions to scholarship, research and creative work, teaching and mentoring, public engagement and service.

Read more, here.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

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Monday, March 4, 2024

The Secret Life of the Ringtail


Every creature requires a shelter and a sense of belonging. Join scientists from Oregon State University, the Hoopa Tribe, Penn State, and Cal Poly Humboldt as they reveal fresh perspectives on the elusive ringtail. Explore its habitat, behaviors, and cultural importance to Indigenous communities in Oregon and California. Understand how these revelations are influencing conservation strategies for the ringtail's preservation.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Oregon State’s first online Honors College graduate finds one opportunity after another.

At the end of the 2023 winter term, Jose Torres became the first Oregon State University student to complete an honors degree online.

Ask him how he got here, and his story might surprise you.

“Nobody in my family’s ever gone to college or university, so it wasn’t even in my mind. We’re all working class people, and so that was my thing,” he says.

Torres is a U.S. Navy veteran who joined the service straight out of high school and did three deployments in Japan, San Diego and Guam.

“I was going to become an aircraft mechanic. That was my goal,” he says.

But while stationed in Guam, he saw another possible path for himself when he decided to volunteer at the Guam Wildlife Refuge. There, he worked with the Indigenous Chamorro people to help support native species in the refuge.

“I was just like — ‘How do I get your job?’” he says. “I just had no idea this was a possibility or a career choice that somebody could get paid for.”

So when his contract with the Navy ended, Torres applied to the fisheries, wildlife, and conservation sciences bachelor’s program through Oregon State Ecampus. He also applied to the Oregon State Honors College, which is known for high levels of faculty engagement and creating research opportunities for undergraduates.

Read more, here.

Trent Lundy
971-304-9750

331 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Email
tlundy5522@gmail.com

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Lofi Calming Campus

Take a moment to unwind with some calming views of our beautiful campus, here in Corvallis, Oregon. These aerial views capture students walk...