Oregon universities attract quality academic researchers, which in turn catch the attention of students and, it turns out, policymakers. This year, two out of the four United States science envoys selected by Secretary of State John Kerry are affiliated with Oregon universities. As work at the state’s universities garners interest and clout, more people relocate to Oregon, jobs grow and the economy benefits.
Julie Rutherford, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 9:59am
(Portland, Ore.) May 19, 2015 — Portland State University (PSU) today announced that the city of Portland will implement a student design to make one of downtown Portland’s busiest roads safer and more accessible to multimodal traffic.
The “Naito Pilot Project” is a civil engineering senior capstone sponsored by Better Block PDX, the local chapter of a national organization committed to the revitalization of urban spaces. The objective of the project is to increase access for pedestrians and bicycles without disrupting vehicle traffic.
Tamara Sale, Early Assessment and Support Alliance Center of Excellence, spoke at the early psychosis U.S. Congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., on May 11. The briefing was sponsored and organized by the National Council for Behavioral Health and National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors.
Portland and Oregon enjoy a global reputation for smart urban planning and mobility. On a weekly basis, delegations from around the world visit to understand the state land use and transportation policies that have contained urban sprawl, promoted transportation options and contributed to an overall reduction in carbon emissions.