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More college students finding Personal Finance a must-have class

Portland State University has expanded its personal finance class to about 500 students this academic year.

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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Time: Study Finds People Feel Safer With ‘Protected Lanes’ for Bikes

A new study finds around 79% of residents feel safer with bicyclists in protected lanes on city streets

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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PSU looking for volunteers to patrol for aquatic invaders

Oregon Lake Watch, a Portland State University program that monitors invasive species in the state’s lakes, ponds and reservoirs, is looking for volunteers.

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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Sustainable Business Oregon: Meet the 7 Cleantech Challenge finalists of 2014

Read the original story in the Portland Business Journal's Sustainable Business Oregon here

Portland State University has chosen seven teams to move ahead in its second annual Cleantech Challenge.

Each team, comprised of at least one PSU student, will get $2,500 to work on prototypes of their projects during the summer. The challenge culminates with a contest in September, competing for a $25,000 grand prize.

Semi-finalists selected in 2nd annual PSU Cleantech Challenge

And then there were seven.

After competing in the Semi-Final Pitching Round, seven teams of Portland State University (PSU) students and instructors were selected to advance to the prototype phase in PSU’s second annual Cleantech Challenge.