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Students at Oregon State University plan to build a malter capable of processing up to 300 pounds of barley as part of OSU's effort to create a market for Oregon-grown barley. The equipment will become part of the university's existing research brewery. The idea is that researchers and companies would pay to use the machine to test new barley varieties or malting techniques. The students will build the machine during winter term and test it in the spring.
OSU economists examined several national rankings and found that Oregon is ranked slightly above the national average in business friendliness. However, details within these studies suggest that fine-tuning the state’s tax structure would make Oregon more attractive to business.
OSU entomologist Sujaya Rao will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching from the Entomological Society of America on Dec. 12. The recognition is based on her history of innovative teaching programs.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has honored three faculty members at Oregon State University for their professional achievements. They are: Extension agent Mike Bondi; Lyla Houglum, the director of Special Initiatives with Extension; and Cary Green, the assistant dean and head adviser in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The APLU handed out the awards at its annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, in November.
Paul and Sandra Arbuthnot, a Portland couple, have donated $860,000 to Oregon State University. Their endowment will upgrade the dairy processing facility on campus, support internships and fund a faculty member. Lisbeth Goddik, a dairy foods specialist with the OSU Extension Service will be the first to hold the endowed professorship. Paul Arbuthnot is a retired president of Sunshine Dairy Foods, served on the Oregon Dairy Products Commission and was president of Quality Chekd Dairies.