Public Health and Food Safety

Online program has trained hundreds of health care workers to recognize signs of hunger and learn intervention strategies
The aquatic 'lab rats' produce about 25,000 eggs each day for use in studies related to human health

Value-added Business Development

Research decreases emissions from lumber drying, maintains Oregon's manufacturing competitiveness
Research for sustainable bio-composites may have environmental and economic benefits
Lightweight pouches improve products' quality and are free of BPA chemical

Oregon's Land-Grant University

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The Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station is Oregon's principal source of knowledge relating to agricultural and food systems, and a major source of knowledge regarding environmental quality, natural resources, life sciences, and rural economics worldwide. It has more than 400 scientists in 28 academic disciplines working across the state.

The Forest Research Laboratory conducts research leading to sustainable forest yields, innovative and efficient use of forest products, and responsible stewardship of Oregon's natural resources. Its scientists work in labs and forests with cooperators throughout Oregon.

The Oregon State University Extension Service connects Oregonians to research-based knowledge through on-the-ground expertise and education. In addition to faculty and specialists stationed in every county of the state, Extension oversees a corps of 20,000 trained Extension volunteers, representing the equivalent of 800 full-time employees in service to Oregon.

These stories illustrate a few examples of what we have done for you lately.