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Language Instruction gets a 21st Century Makeover Language Instruction gets a 21st Century Makeover
Research Excellence Award winner, Dr. Steve Thorne takes innovative approaches to teaching and learning languages.
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Improving Water Quality with Nanoscale Technologies Improving Water Quality with Nanoscale Technologies
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Getting Your House in Order Getting Your House in Order
Associate Professor Lisa K. Bates partners with the Portland Housing Center to develop and assess a culturally specific financial education course designed for African-Americans.
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An Embodiment of Partnership, Research, and Education in Oregon An Embodiment of Partnership, Research, and Education in Oregon
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Assuring the Integrity of PSU Research Assuring the Integrity of PSU Research
The Office of Research Integrity at PSU assists faculty and student investigators with their research questions.
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Health & Hygiene on the Streets of the Rose City Health & Hygiene on the Streets of the Rose City
Research from graduate students in the School of Social Work promotes the adoption of a Homeless Bill of Rights in Oregon.
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Searching for the Origins of Life Searching for the Origins of Life
Ph.D. student Tharuka Jayathilaka studies RNA molecules that might explain how life began on earth.
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The Cully Neighborhood Youth Project The Cully Neighborhood Youth Project
From the university-wide student research symposium: undergraduates Dechen Dolkar and Kasey Zamago present a project involving Portland’s youth in plans to bring improvements to their neighborhood.
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Radioactive Portland Radioactive Portland
Post-bac student Selicity Icefire analyzes the distribution of radon gas in the Portland metro region and throughout Oregon in order to help the state and its citizens identify and manage the risk of the poisonous gas.
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Forests, Climate Change, and the Future Forests, Climate Change, and the Future
Dr. Robert Scheller develops models of future forests accounting for the effects of climate change and other factors to improve land management practices.
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The Golden Wave The Golden Wave
Dr. Gamburd’s recently published book about Sri Lanka examines the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the humanitarian response that followed.
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Into the Past Into the Past
In Alaska’s Seward Peninsula on the Bering Strait, Dr. Shelby Anderson and her collaborators search for clues that shed light on the lives of the people who lived in the region long ago.
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A Big Showing for Business Accelerator Companies in Angel Oregon Competition A Big Showing for Business Accelerator Companies in Angel Oregon Competition
Portland State University Business Accelerator company-in-residence Nouvola wins $256K at Angel Oregon. Energy Storage Systems Inc., and HoneyComb Corporation, also companies-in-residence, advance to the finals.
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Working Productively and Happily Working Productively and Happily
Psychologist Dr. Liu-Qin Yang studies organizations and workers around the world to help both reach their full potential.
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What is in a Number? What is in a Number?
One of Dr. Eva Thanheiser's research foci is on how preservice elementary teachers conceive of numbers and what motivates them to learn mathematics--factors critical to the mathematics of future elementary school students.
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Cultural Responsiveness and Closing the Achievement Gap In Portland's Public Schools Cultural Responsiveness and Closing the Achievement Gap In Portland's Public Schools
Drs. Esperanza De La Vega and Moti Hara partner with PPS's Research, Evaluation, and Assessment office to recognize schools where culturally responsive practices are shrinking the achievement gap.
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Psychology in a Social Context Psychology in a Social Context
Dr. Cynthia Mohr collects data on shared experiences in order to study health behaviors in the context of interpersonal relationships.
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The Learner Web: Democratizing Adult Education The Learner Web: Democratizing Adult Education
From Portland State University to a network of partners providing educational programs to adult learners, the Learner Web supports education, equity, and social justice.
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Why How We Get Where We Are Going Matters Why How We Get Where We Are Going Matters
With her research, Dr. Kelly Clifton is paving the way for multi-modal transportation in the Portland metro region.
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A Better Forecast for Projecting Water Supplies A Better Forecast for Projecting Water Supplies
Dr. Hamid Moradkhani’s research focuses on improving hydrologic forecasting models used by water resource managers.
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Learning from a Fish Out of Water (and Air) Learning from a Fish Out of Water (and Air)
Dr. Jason Podrabsky recently received a NSF grant to study the role of microRNAs in the cellular processes that give the Annual Killifish a remarkable ability to survive in some very extreme environments.
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Snapshots, Bridges, and Positive Outcomes Snapshots, Bridges, and Positive Outcomes
Dr. Dawn Richardson works with underrepresented and underserved communities to improve health and promote equity here in the Portland metro region and beyond.
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Improving Fluids Systems for Spacecraft Improving Fluids Systems for Spacecraft
PSU innovators take a new approach to designing tools to improve fluid management systems in space.
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The Social Determinants of Health Initiative The Social Determinants of Health Initiative
Contributing to a sustainable world.
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Studying Freshwater Ecosystems Studying Freshwater Ecosystems
Dr. Angela Strecker and her Students examine the effects of anthropogenic stressors on aquatic ecosystems.
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The Civil Engineering Writing Project The Civil Engineering Writing Project
Dr. Susan Conrad and her collaborators study documents written by civil engineers and students to develop materials that will hone students' writing skills without adding courses to the curriculum.
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Partnering with Marginalized Populations to Improve Health and Healthcare Partnering with Marginalized Populations to Improve Health and Healthcare
Dr. Christina Nicolaidis and her community partners are designing and implementing research projects with the goal of improving health and healthcare for populations traditionally not-well served.
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Technology and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy Technology and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy
Dr. Patricia Wetzel considers relationships between grammar, language acquisition, instruction, and technology in "Does Grammar Matter in an Age of Technology?"
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Developing Pathways to Social Communications Developing Pathways to Social Communications
In the Autism & Child Language Disorders Laboratory, Dr. Amy Donaldson is conducting clinical research to investigate how children on the Autism Spectrum use and learn communication skills within social contexts.
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Water Sustainability Water Sustainability
Dr. Heejun Chang's collaborative water research examines the complex factors involved in changing hydrologic systems and provides governments, policy makers, and resource managers the data and tools to develop plans to address the growing demand on fresh water supplies.
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Unlocking the Language and Culture of 17th Century Spanish Theater Unlocking the Language and Culture of 17th Century Spanish Theater
Professor DeLys Ostlund is bringing a little-known play by one of Spain's greatest playwrights into the 21st century in a first-of-its-kind critical edition.
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Clackamas County Alternate Workweek Pilot Project Evaluation Clackamas County Alternate Workweek Pilot Project Evaluation
The Center for Public Service evaluated Clackamas County’s alternate work week pilot project based on data collected between November 2008 and July 2009.
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Assessing Context at Oregon Schools Recognized for Closing the Academic Achievement Gap Assessing Context at Oregon Schools Recognized for Closing the Academic Achievement Gap
PSU Faculty Enhancement Grant recipients Professors Esperanza De La Vega and Moti Hara of the Graduate School of Education are conducting research that may soon help Oregon recognize schools where efforts to close the achievement gap are succeeding.
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The Center for Public Interest Design The Center for Public Interest Design
At Portland State University's newest research center, design is for equity. Design is for sustainability. Design is for the best interests of everyone.
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Between Land and Sea Between Land and Sea
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Dr. Elise Granek's research focuses on some of the most delicate habitats on the globe: places where land and sea meet. Some of her resent research has made waves across the highly caffeinated Northwest.
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Educating the Next Generation of Power Engineers Educating the Next Generation of Power Engineers
In the PGE Foundation Power Engineering Education Laboratory, undergraduate and graduate students under the guidance of Dr. Robert Bass are gaining the experiences they'll need to power a rapidly changing world.
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Mapping Solutions for Future Technology Needs Mapping Solutions for Future Technology Needs
Dr. Tugrul Daim and his Research Group on Sustainable Infrastructure and Technology Management work with industry partners to help them identify and meet technological needs.
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The Cultural Atlas of Portland The Cultural Atlas of Portland
Dr. Hunter Shobe and David Banis of the Department of Geography are blowing up traditional map making in order to challenge our perceptions of Portland: its people, places, security cameras, and coyote sightings.
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On the Rocks On the Rocks
For 11 years, the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory has brought the out of this world down to earth.
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Improving Programs that Promote School Readiness Improving Programs that Promote School Readiness
Dr. Andrew Mashburn's research focuses on what works in preschool and afterschool programs aimed at improving outcomes for disadvantaged children.
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Improving Next Generation Circuits with Nanotechnnology Improving Next Generation Circuits with Nanotechnnology
Dr. Shankar Rananavare and his graduate students have shown how incorporating nanoparticles into the production of integrated circuits may provide the next breakthrough in the power of our electronic devices.
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In Defense of Plants In Defense of Plants
Professor of Biology, Dr. Daniel Ballhorn studies the way plants defend themselves from attack—it's research that has both expected and surprising implications.
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In the Cellular Machine Shop In the Cellular Machine Shop
Cancer biologist Dr. Justin Courcelle Studies cellular replication, its mechanisms, processes, and rules; some of his recent findings have just been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' Early Edition
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Going Viral Going Viral
Virologist Dr. Ken Stedman and his graduate students introduce innovations that may lead to improvements in vaccine storage and delivery.
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EndoBright, a New Approach to Natural Colorants EndoBright, a New Approach to Natural Colorants
Clean Challenge semifinalists EndoBright propose producing a natural dye that may overcome some of the primary disadvantages of using natural dyes in foods and cosmetics.
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The Science of Conserving Our Cultural Heritage The Science of Conserving Our Cultural Heritage
Conservation Scientist Dr. Tami Lasseter Clare develops diagnostic tools that help museums and conservators better monitor the conditions of coatings protecting some of our most prized cultural possessions.
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The First Annual, Campus-Wide Student Research Symposium The First Annual, Campus-Wide Student Research Symposium
Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from departments across campus gather to share their ideas and celebrate their research at the first annual, campus-wide student research symposium.
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PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Audrey Lingley PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Audrey Lingley
Audrey Lingley's presentation at the recent campus-wide student symposium illuminated aspects of her dissertation: Seeing Crucibles: Legitimizing Spiritual Development through Critical Historiography
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PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Milodie Butsch PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Milodie Butsch
Milodie Butsch's research contributes important findings to the development of procedures for analyzing language samples for lexical diversity, procedures related to methods of diagnosis for language impairment in children and adults.
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PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Nicole Zimmerman PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Nicole Zimmerman
Nicole Zimmerman's research focuses on electric vehicle charging stations: how they effect the grid, and ways to make them better.
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Sravya Garladenne Sravya Garladenne
Transportation Scholar
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Liz Kaster Liz Kaster
Transportation Scholar
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PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Kate Washington PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Kate Washington
Is Portland's Pearl District living up to its claim that the neighborhood increases social capital for all its residents? Kate Washington lays the groundwork to answer that question in her study: "The Pearl District: An Urban Neighborhood."
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Sirisha Kothuri Sirisha Kothuri
Transportation Scholar
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Sam Thompson Sam Thompson
Transportation Scholar
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Oliver Smith Oliver Smith
Transportation Scholar
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Patrick Singleton Patrick Singleton
Transportation Scholar
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Adam Moore Adam Moore
Transportation Scholar
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Jennifer Koch Jennifer Koch
Transportation Scholar
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Rebecca Hamilton Rebecca Hamilton
Transportation Scholar
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Nick Foster Nick Foster
Transportation Scholar
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Kristina Currans Kristina Currans
Transportation Scholar
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Joseph Broach Joseph Broach
Transportation Scholar
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Katherine E. Bell Katherine E. Bell
Transportation Scholar
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Arlie Adkins Arlie Adkins
Transportation Scholar
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The Clean Challenge The Clean Challenge
In the first round of the Clean Challenge 16 teams of cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs had two minutes to pitch their ideas for a chance to receive $5,000 in funding for project development.
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Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: New Methods for Producing Natural Dyes Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: New Methods for Producing Natural Dyes
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Clean Challenge Semi Finalist: Green Innovations Inc. Clean Challenge Semi Finalist: Green Innovations Inc.
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Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Using Diatoms to Enhance Photo-Electricity Conversion Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Using Diatoms to Enhance Photo-Electricity Conversion
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Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Ultra-Light Weight & Corrosion Resistant Buckling Restrained Brace Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Ultra-Light Weight & Corrosion Resistant Buckling Restrained Brace
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Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Home Aquaponics Systems Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Home Aquaponics Systems
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Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Photocatalytic Water Purification System Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Photocatalytic Water Purification System
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Bridges to Use Bridges to Use
Undergraduates in the School of Business Administration's Strategy Capstone course partner with Innovation & Intellectual Property and gain real world experience researching and planning paths forward for technology developed at PSU.
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Unleashing the Power of Business for Social Impact Unleashing the Power of Business for Social Impact
The Social Innovation Incubator at Portland State University provides social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs the resources, networks, and encouragement they need for their businesses to succeed while achieving positive social change.
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PSU Entrepreneurs: HoneyComb Corporation PSU Entrepreneurs: HoneyComb Corporation
Employing unmanned aircraft systems to provide better data for precision agriculture.
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PSU Entrepreneurs: Green Innovations Inc. PSU Entrepreneurs: Green Innovations Inc.
Turning used oil into affordable diesel fuel for carriers in Portland's trucking industry.
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Dr. Theresa McCormick Dr. Theresa McCormick
Ligand design and metal complexes for solar energy conversion and chiral recognition
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Meg Merrick Meg Merrick
Meg Merrick puts communities on the map.
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The Innovation Program: Preparing Tomorrow's Innovators Today The Innovation Program: Preparing Tomorrow's Innovators Today
Providing engineers and computer science students with the experience and skills they'll need to be innovators in their future careers.
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Student Innovators: Buck McKay Student Innovators: Buck McKay
Mechanized modulation: how a device built by a PSU mechanical engineering student allows for hands free manipulation of effects pedals for musicians.
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Student Innovators: The Tea Meister Team Student Innovators: The Tea Meister Team
Innovation Program participants are brewing up innovations one cup at a time.
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The Entrepreneurship Club at Portland State University The Entrepreneurship Club at Portland State University
Fostering entrepreneurship by turning ideas into businesses and organizations that impact the world and provide students with a path to pursuing their dreams.
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Artificial Intelligence, Education, & Complexity Artificial Intelligence, Education, & Complexity
Dr. Melanie Mitchell is developing machine intelligence and educating students at PSU and around the world.
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Student Innovators: Matthew Stewart Student Innovators: Matthew Stewart
PSU engineering student and long distance runner Matthew Stewart introduces a design for a cart to carry gear for runners.
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Student Innovators: Kristina Rodgers and Nick Spaulding Student Innovators: Kristina Rodgers and Nick Spaulding
PSU engineering students Kristina Rodgers and Nick Spaulding build a car safety harness for dogs, addressing design flaws in other similar harnesses.
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Survey Research Lab Survey Research Lab
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Need to Know if it's Going to Rain?—Ask a Mathematician Need to Know if it's Going to Rain?—Ask a Mathematician
Dr. Dacian Daescu knows the math on weather forecasting—he's one of just a handful of mathematicians in the world developing the math that runs computer forecasting models.
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Hawthorne Materials Corp. Hawthorne Materials Corp.
Developing state of the art x-ray contrast agents for use in the medical field.
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SWEETSense Inc. SWEETSense Inc.
Integrating data acquisition technology to support a more sustainable environment while continuing to innovate exciting technology with a focus on socially-redeeming values.
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Virtual Device Technologies Virtual Device Technologies
Enabling effective, inexpensive, and convenient virtual prototyping for developers of software and electronic devices.
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Telling the Stories of PSU Innovations
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Finding Creative Solutions
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Approaching Innovation with Interest
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Elex Biotech—New Approaches to Managing Cardiovascular Disease Elex Biotech—New Approaches to Managing Cardiovascular Disease
A Portland biotech startup is designing and developing drugs to help those suffering from cardiovascular disease.
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The Green Building Research Lab The Green Building Research Lab
Supporting fundamental and applied research relevant to the green building industry, and serving as a teaching resource for students studying building science.
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The Center for Student Success The Center for Student Success
Providing services to K-12 schools, school districts, and nonprofit organizations to improve education systems here in the Metro region and across the state.
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Making Population Data Available to Everyone: the Population Research Center Making Population Data Available to Everyone: the Population Research Center
At PSU, the Population Research Center is providing population-related data and research for the State of Oregon.
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Oregon Bioscience Association: Creating Opportunities In Oregon's Bioscience Industry Oregon Bioscience Association: Creating Opportunities In Oregon's Bioscience Industry
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DisaAmerica DisaAmerica
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Facilitating Paths to Use Facilitating Paths to Use
Innovation: Working in concert with external partners, the office of Innovation & Intellectual Property helps researchers like Dr. Carl Wamser move their innovations out of the lab.
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Synthesizing Solutions to Save Lives Synthesizing Solutions to Save Lives
Innovation: Dr. Rob Strongin and the Strongin Group have developed a method for identifying a biomarker that may be indicative of early stage ovarian cancer.
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The Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies The Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies
Providing the Portland metropolitan region with the tools and information policymakers and citizens need to advance the economic, environmental, and social goals of the region.
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Elex Biotech: Developing Next Generation Therapeutics Elex Biotech: Developing Next Generation Therapeutics
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Genesis Wind Genesis Wind
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The Baker Group: A Technology Advancement Company The Baker Group: A Technology Advancement Company
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Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition
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What's next for Solar Power and Green Roofs What's next for Solar Power and Green Roofs
Dr. Carl Wamser discusses next generation solar cells, green roofs, and an upcoming OMSI event: "Connecting Researchers and Public Audiences."
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The Drupal Association: Building A better Web The Drupal Association: Building A better Web
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Floragenex: A Radical Solution for Genome Sequencing Floragenex: A Radical Solution for Genome Sequencing
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OpenSesame: Making Magic for Online Training Courses OpenSesame: Making Magic for Online Training Courses
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Energy Storage Systems, Inc.: Smarter Batteries for a Smarter Energy Grid Energy Storage Systems, Inc.: Smarter Batteries for a Smarter Energy Grid
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SightLine Applications: Get Onboard with Better Video SightLine Applications: Get Onboard with Better Video
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Pacific Light Technologies: Lighting the Way Pacific Light Technologies: Lighting the Way
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HydraDx: A Better Flow in Diagnostics HydraDx: A Better Flow in Diagnostics
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Lifecom: Bringing Intelligence to Medical Records Lifecom: Bringing Intelligence to Medical Records
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RapidMade: Your Partner for the Future RapidMade: Your Partner for the Future
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Comic Rocket: Webcomics Made Easy Comic Rocket: Webcomics Made Easy
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ARM iNSIGHT: Transaction-Based Anti-Fraud for the Prepaid Debit Industry ARM iNSIGHT: Transaction-Based Anti-Fraud for the Prepaid Debit Industry
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Developing 3D Editing Technology Developing 3D Editing Technology
Professor Feng Liu answers the challenges of stereoscopic image and video editing.
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A Powerful Tool for Managing the Spread of Invasive Species A Powerful Tool for Managing the Spread of Invasive Species
iMapInvasives invites Oregonians to share information about where they’ve found invasive species and what they’ve done to manage them.
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Intervening for Positive Change in At-Risk Youths Intervening for Positive Change in At-Risk Youths
Reclaiming Futures unites communities to help justice-involved teens overcome drugs, alcohol and crime.
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Bringing the Geography of Oregon into the Classroom Bringing the Geography of Oregon into the Classroom
Providing teachers with tools to incorporate geography into lessons: The Student Atlas of Oregon connects children to Oregon and the world beyond.
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Dialogues for Deep Change Dialogues for Deep Change
Diasporas in Dialogue is a manual for community reconciliation that provides a platform for bringing refugee communities together.
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Bringing Innovation to Light Bringing Innovation to Light
This winter graduate students with an entrepreneurial spirit will have the chance to get hands-on experience with the processes involved in commercializing state-of-the-art technology in the New Venture Management course through the department of Engineering & Technology Management.
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A Life Dedicated to Public Service A Life Dedicated to Public Service
The Center for Public Service supports innovation in the public and non-profit sectors.
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A Jewel of PSU Innovation A Jewel of PSU Innovation
Dr. James McNames and members of the APDM team talk about their unique, wireless inertial sensors, the Mobility Lab and how they came to develop the world’s most advanced motion monitoring technology.
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Battling Drug-Resistant Malaria Battling Drug-Resistant Malaria
DesignMedix, a Portland biotech startup, is designing the next generation of hybrid drugs to resolve issues of drug resistance in infectious diseases such as malaria.
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2012 Oregon Lab2Market Intensive 2012 Oregon Lab2Market Intensive
Developing ideas, zeroing in on markets, acquiring venture capital: how 30 seconds in an elevator can make a company.
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The Learner Web: Extending Educational Opportunities to Adult Learners The Learner Web: Extending Educational Opportunities to Adult Learners
Dr. Steve Reder, Professor of Applied Linguistics, discusses the Learner Web, a learning supportive system for adults who have specific educational goals.
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Little Structures,  Big Impact Little Structures, Big Impact
Multifaceted innovations in nanotechnology developed at Portland State by former Professor Dr. Mingdi Yan and brought to market by Swiss company SuSoS AG are improving everyday objects at the nanoscale.
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Shaking Up Seismic Retrofitting Shaking Up Seismic Retrofitting
Peter Dusicka is engineering a seismic brace technology for retrofitting buildings and bridges that will save infrastructure as well as lives.
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The Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation The Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation
The Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation combines research, education and knowledge to promote safe, convenient and accessible travel by walking and cycling.
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Improving Child and Family Services in Oregon and Beyond Improving Child and Family Services in Oregon and Beyond
The Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services at Portland State University: integrating research, education and training to promote best practices in public child welfare.
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TOVA: a purposefully boring test. TOVA: a purposefully boring test.
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Bringing Mentoring Research Under One Banner Bringing Mentoring Research Under One Banner
The Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research brings together researchers from across campus to improve youth, college, and workplace mentoring.
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Leveraging Voices: the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Leveraging Voices: the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Shelley Gunton talks about taking innovation and entrepreneurship to new heights and building networks of support to help a community of aspiring entrepreneurs.
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DesignMedix: developing novel, low-cost hybrid drugs to combat drug resistance. DesignMedix: developing novel, low-cost hybrid drugs to combat drug resistance.
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APDM: delivering movement monitoring solutions. APDM: delivering movement monitoring solutions.
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Dr. David Stuart Dr. David Stuart
Organotransition metal chemistry, catalysis, and development of new chemical reactivity for organic synthesis
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Tellagence: new business analytics. Tellagence: new business analytics.
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Removing Constraints to Scientific Discovery: "Data Near Here" Removing Constraints to Scientific Discovery: "Data Near Here"
Dr. David Maier and Veronika Megler, both of the department of Computer Science, talk about a technology developed to help scientists draw relevant observations from massive datasets.
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Building a Better Learning Environment Building a Better Learning Environment
Innovation & Intellectual Property helps negotiate a partnership between public, private, and non-profit organizations leading to the construction of the green modular classroom, an affordable, sustainable alternative to current portable classrooms.
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kaPoW! A New Defense against Web Attacks kaPoW! A New Defense against Web Attacks
Wu-chang Feng, Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science, is looking to place his new defense mechanism between your favorite Internet services and attackers.
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Revolutionizing Training Methods in Human Services and Beyond Revolutionizing Training Methods in Human Services and Beyond
Innovators at the Regional Research Institute, Dr. Laurie Powers and Janet Walker, bring a technology-based approach to implementing advances in the fields of human services and mental health care.
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The Nanomonitor: Inventing in the Flight Against Cardiovascular Disease The Nanomonitor: Inventing in the Flight Against Cardiovascular Disease
Portland startup company, Pacific Nanoscience, in association with the Baker Group LLP, plans on using Portland State University innovations in an effort to ameliorate a leading cause of death worldwide: cardiovascular disease.
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Collaboration & Development: Applying Nanoscience to the Preparation of Solid Phase Conjugate Vaccines Collaboration & Development: Applying Nanoscience to the Preparation of Solid Phase Conjugate Vaccines
Maintaining patents and seeking commercial partnerships: Dr. Jun Jiao and her research associate, Dr. Haiyan Li, collaborate with researchers at Providence Health & Services Oregon to develop a nanoparticle -based vaccine adjuvant.
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Where Nanoscience Meets Cancer Detection: the Onset of Innovation Where Nanoscience Meets Cancer Detection: the Onset of Innovation
From invention disclosure to provisional patent application: Dr. Raj Solanki and his team introduce a high-specific ovarian cancer antigen binding single-stranded DNA sequences for detection of ovarian cancer.
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Reconciling Work and Family Obligations to Increase Wellbeing Reconciling Work and Family Obligations to Increase Wellbeing
Organizational Psychologist and PSU Psychology Professor, Leslie Hammer is looking at changes in workplace systems that will improve the health and wellbeing of working families.
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Climbing the Steel Wall Climbing the Steel Wall
Dr. Julie Rosenzweig and Dr. Eileen Brennan of the School of Social Work at Portland State University advocate for better work-life compatibility for parents raising children with disabilities.
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Modeling Software for Microgravity Fluid Mechanics Modeling Software for Microgravity Fluid Mechanics
Dr. Mark Weislogel, Professor of thermal and fluid sciences, and his team of collaborators from the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science reimagine modeling software for fluid mechanics in microgravity.
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Collaboration, Inspiration, Breakthrough Collaboration, Inspiration, Breakthrough
Innovation: Dr. Robert Daasch, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Dr. Glenn Shirley, Adjunct Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, develop a method for supporting decision-making in the testing and manufacturing of semiconductors
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Conserving Oregon's Rich Biodiversity Conserving Oregon's Rich Biodiversity
Innovation: Supporting biodiversity conservation: the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center at Portland State University
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Applying Nature's Lessons to Saving the Environment Applying Nature's Lessons to Saving the Environment
Innovation: Associate Professor of Biology, Radu Popa and his colleagues are using black soldier fly larvae to recycle nutrients from waste water.
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The Bright Side of a Heavy Metal The Bright Side of a Heavy Metal
PSU innovators Andrea Goforth and Anna Brown see Bismuth nanoparticle materials as the imaging agents of the future.
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A Partnership to Create New Sensors for a Better Tomorrow A Partnership to Create New Sensors for a Better Tomorrow
Innovators at Portland State University and Stevens Water Monitoring Systems Inc. aim to address critical public health challenges in the developing world and help international aid organizations become more sustainable.
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Innovation & Intellectual Property Releases Acclaimed Documentary Film Innovation & Intellectual Property Releases Acclaimed Documentary Film
Of razor wire and comfort: Portland State’s Dr. Jan Haaken makes the plea for a better understanding of residents at the Oregon State Hospital in Guilty Except for Insanity
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PSU Professor Robert Strongin Partners with Boulder Diagnostics PSU Professor Robert Strongin Partners with Boulder Diagnostics
Portland State University, Dr. Robert Strongin, & Boulder Diagnostics envision the future of new tests & reagents just over the horizon.
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Desiree Pacheco Desiree Pacheco
Rules of the Game - Changing "business as usual"
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Kelly Clifton Kelly Clifton
Travel Choices - Rethinking transportation choices for healthy communities
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Ron Tammen Ron Tammen
Power Shift - Interpreting China's rise
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Talya Bauer Talya Bauer
Hire Education - Training and retaining new employees
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NSF Initative for Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) NSF Initative for Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES)
A video presentation for PSU by the National Science Foundation on the SEES initiative and investments.
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Abdullah Mahmud Abdullah Mahmud
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Bill Fish Bill Fish
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Kelly Clifton Kelly Clifton
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Video: Shaping our Place, Scaling up Solutions Video: Shaping our Place, Scaling up Solutions
CIMM: A new collaborative research center aims to scale-up solutions
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Vivek Shandas Vivek Shandas
City Solutions - Transforming urban spaces and natural places
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Sergio Palleroni Sergio Palleroni
Public Works - Greening schools and housing
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Kelley Barsanti Kelley Barsanti
Research Assistant Professor & Managing Director - Center for Climate and Aerosol Research
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Thad Miller Thad Miller
Helping to understand and pursue sustainability
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Dr. John J. Perona Dr. John J. Perona
Quantitative biology of the protein translation apparatus.
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Better Futures Better Futures
Increasing Postsecondary Preparation and Engagement of Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions in Foster Care
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2011 Community Partner Award 2011 Community Partner Award
The School's Regional Research Institute for Human Services (RRI) was honored with the 2011 Community Partner award from Portland Public Schools.
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Alex Bigazzi Alex Bigazzi
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Jason Jurjevich Jason Jurjevich
Exploring the spatial implications of demographic change.
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Aslam Khalil Aslam Khalil
From Source to Sky - Tracking greenhouse gases
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Leslie Hammer Leslie Hammer
Worker Wellness - Resolving stress between work and family
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Kris Henning Kris Henning
Tactical Response - Cracking cases with databases
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Melissa Appleyard Melissa Appleyard
Team Science - Merging disciplines to enhance innovation
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Greg Schrock Greg Schrock
Exploring labor markets and opportunity.
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reUtica reUtica
A collaborative documentary by Matt and John Dean Ossowski exploring sustainability-focused community initiatives in Portland, OR and Utica, NY.
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Diane Yatchmenoff Diane Yatchmenoff
Research Professor at the Regional Research Institute, School of Social Work
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Laurie Powers Laurie Powers
Professor at the School of Social Work
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Matt Carlson Matt Carlson
Ensuring Health - Measuring the benefits of health coverage
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Steve Bleiler Steve Bleiler
Game Theory - Calculating optimum strategies
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Anna-Louise Reysenbach Anna-Louise Reysenbach
Hot Pursuit - Searching for new life forms at Earth's extremes
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Alma Trinidad Alma Trinidad
Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work
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Dr. Erik Johansson Dr. Erik Johansson
Surface chemistry, photovoltaics, and photoelectrochemistry
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Thomas Keller Thomas Keller
Mentor Center - Discovering what makes mentorships work
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Laurie Powers Laurie Powers
Self Determined Success - Helping people with disabilities chart their lives
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Berrin Erdogan Berrin Erdogan
Global Satisfaction - Helping managers lead an international workforce
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Carlos Crespo Carlos Crespo
Good Living - Making healthy choices easier
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James McNames James McNames
Movement Measures - Using technology in the battle against Parkinson's Disease
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Dave Ervin Dave Ervin
Seed Science - Assessing the impact of biotech on farming
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Graig Spolek Graig Spolek
Green Building Counsel - Changing the science of building
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Kristi Yuthas Kristi Yuthas
Earning Power - Lifting people out of poverty through business education
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Michael Smith Michael Smith
College Bound - Helping diverse students reach higher education
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Steve Reder Steve Reder
Dropouts Drop-in - Creating online tools to help adults finish school
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Dr. Andrea Mitchell Goforth Dr. Andrea Mitchell Goforth
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Scott Wells Scott Wells
Clean Water Acts - Keeping surface water safe from pollution
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Dr. Gwen Shusterman Dr. Gwen Shusterman
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Dr. Robert Strongin Dr. Robert Strongin
Synthesis and evaluation of novel redox and chromophore materials
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Dr. Mark Woods Dr. Mark Woods
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Dr. Reuben H. Simoyi Dr. Reuben H. Simoyi
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Dr. Shankar B. Rananavare Dr. Shankar B. Rananavare
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Dr. James F. Pankow Dr. James F. Pankow
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Dr. Dirk Iwata-Reuyl Dr. Dirk Iwata-Reuyl
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Dr. Albert S. Benight Dr. Albert S. Benight
Our research program involves investigations of melting transition phenomena in DNA, RNA and proteins and discovery of biomarkers for human disease.
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Dr. David H. Peyton Dr. David H. Peyton
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Dr. Carl C. Wamser Dr. Carl C. Wamser
Our research is aimed at developing novel organic solar cells using conductive polymers.
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Dr. Tami Lasseter Clare Dr. Tami Lasseter Clare
We study newly emerging technologies in materials chemistry to advance practices in cultural heritage conservation.
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Dr. Kevin A. Reynolds Dr. Kevin A. Reynolds
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Dr. Niles Lehman Dr. Niles Lehman
The Lehman lab is interested in prebiotic chemistry and the origins of life on the Earth. We use catalytic RNA (ribozymes) to reconstruct primitive living processes such as self-assembling systems, cooperative catalytic networks, and simple evolving and/or decision-making molecular constructs.
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Dr. Dean B. Atkinson Dr. Dean B. Atkinson
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Report: Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design Report: Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design
A guidebook to designing and planning bicycle boulevards
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David Peyton David Peyton
Parasite Prescription - Revising solutions, reviving hope
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Jennifer Allen Jennifer Allen
Natural Capital - Fostering rural-urban connections
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Carl Wamser Carl Wamser
Capture the Sun - Harvesting solar power
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Tom Gillpatrick Tom Gillpatrick
Shelf Life - Getting from product to profit
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James Pankow James Pankow
Engineering Star - Joining an elite academy
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Mellie Pullman Mellie Pullman
Food Chain - Bringing the freshest ideas to market
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Laura Nissen Laura Nissen
Tough Teens - Repairing the past for a better future
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Barry Messer Barry Messer
Pollution Prevention - Restoring stream banks with plants and people
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Kevin Reynolds Kevin Reynolds
Certain Chemistry - Cooking up a killer app. TB and malaria, beware!
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David Sailor David Sailor
Gardens in the Sky - Reaping the facts and weeding the myths about eco-roofs
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Research Profile - Carl Wamser Research Profile - Carl Wamser
Carl Wamser and about 50 others researchers worldwide are developing synthetic membranes using a similar process to convert sunlight into electricity—on a scale that one day could be used in homes and skyscrapers.
Research
Research Profile - David Sailor Research Profile - David Sailor
Scientists say cities are heat islands and that's where David Sailor associate professor of mechanical engineering, steps in.
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Research Profile - John Dash Research Profile - John Dash
Researchers around the world, including John Dash, professor emeritus of physics, are pursuing a way to make hydrogen squeeze itself, so to speak.
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Research Profile - Loren Lutzenhiser Research Profile - Loren Lutzenhiser
Before the survey, commissioned by the California Energy Commission, "It was assumed," says Lutzenhiser, "that people would tar and feather you" if you suggested they do without modern conveniences such as air conditioning. "That was the received wisdom, but that's not what happened."
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Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute
Find out what major projects the Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute is working on.
Organization
Emily J. Salisbury Emily J. Salisbury
Dr. Salisbury's research investigates risk and needs assessment of women offenders, gendered pathways of offending, and prison classification systems.
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Jody Sundt Jody Sundt
Jody's research addresses the effectiveness of correctional policy, religion in prison, and public attitudes toward crime and punishment.
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Laura Hickman Laura Hickman
Laura Hickman is engaged in research activities that help inform policymakers and the community about effective approaches to controlling crime and helping victims.
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Research Profile - Jeanne Enders and Pamela Tierney
Drs. Jeanne Enders and Pamela Tierney presented their research paper "Designing for Sustainability: Applying Management Theory to the Pursuit of Sustainable Design" at Business & Sustainability Conference
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Meet Professor Graig Spolek Meet Professor Graig Spolek
The city is Professor Spolek's laboratory.
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Meet Professor Peter Dusicka Meet Professor Peter Dusicka
Peter Dusicka's research revolves around promoting survivability through materials and engineering.
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Meet Professor David Jay Meet Professor David Jay
David Jay is working to reinvent the field study of tidal analysis.
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Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium
OTREC is a National University Transportation Center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration and is a partnership between Portland State University, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and the Oregon Institute of Technology.
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Venezuelan Killifish Venezuelan Killifish
In partnership with the American Heart Association
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Preventive Medicine and Community Health Programs Preventive Medicine and Community Health Programs
PSU aids emerging countries
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Research for NASA Research for NASA
Launching a balloon satellite
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Food Industry Leadership Center Food Industry Leadership Center
Leadership and research for Oregon's food industry
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Portland's Watersheds Portland's Watersheds
Research and action
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Cascadia Meteorite Lab Cascadia Meteorite Lab
Meteorite research and awareness
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Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory
Regional transportation challenges
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Center for Lakes and Reservoirs Center for Lakes and Reservoirs
Lake management and aquatic issues
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Sustainable Development Sustainable Development
The College of Urban and Public Affairs
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Autism Training and Research Center Autism Training and Research Center
How do we improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders?
Research
Meet Professor Heejun Chang Meet Professor Heejun Chang
Professor Chang believes that the 21st century will be the Climate and Water Century.
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Meet Professor Christopher Monsere Meet Professor Christopher Monsere
"PSU's unique urban setting and the collaborative spirit of my colleagues in the transportation profession, both on campus and off, creates an environment that allows me to develop as a researcher and bring relevant case studies to the classroom."
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Dr. Leslie B. Hammer, Professor of Psychology Dr. Leslie B. Hammer, Professor of Psychology
Leslie Hammer is the Director of a new Occupational Health Psychology graduate training program at PSU
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Vivek Shandas Vivek Shandas
Integrating the science of sustainability with citizen engagement and decision making efforts
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Meet Professor Aslam Khalil Meet Professor Aslam Khalil
Whether from rice paddies, cities, landfills or cattle, Professor Khalil understands how trace gases effect global warming.
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Meet Professor Andrew G. Fountain Meet Professor Andrew G. Fountain
This Ice Man travels the world to study glaciers, including the one named after him the Fountain Glacier in Antarctica.
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Sheila Martin Sheila Martin
Sheila Martin implements the ideal: Let Knowledge Serve the City.
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Loren Lutzenhiser Loren Lutzenhiser
Exploring how cities and people use energy.
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Jennifer Dill Jennifer Dill
Jennifer Dill researches how people make travel and location decisions.
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Meet Professor Bryant York Meet Professor Bryant York
When not teaching and working with students in his adaptive learning lab in PSU's Computer Science Department, Dr. Bryant York helps shape the future of computer science.
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