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2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Mussel 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Mussel
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2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Turner Automotive 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Turner Automotive
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2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team sanctuAIRy 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team sanctuAIRy
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2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Protechable 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Protechable
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2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Meals by the Day 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Meals by the Day
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2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Living Window 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Living Window
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2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Excellent Devices 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Excellent Devices
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Developing the skills STEM students don't learn in the lab Developing the skills STEM students don't learn in the lab
A Portland State University capstone course helps college and high school students interested in STEM disciplines acquire essential skills not frequently taught in the classroom or laboratory.
Research
Are Structures Built on Pile Foundation on Solid Groud Are Structures Built on Pile Foundation on Solid Groud
A Portland State University study asks: how will structures with pile foundations fare when the soil turns to liquid?
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Let the Bacteria Do the Dirty Work Let the Bacteria Do the Dirty Work
Ph.D. student Bashar Al-Daomi developed a low-cost technology that could revolutionize water treatment practices in developing countries around the world.
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PSU Study Will Explore How Fire and Human Activity Can Push Forests to the Breaking Point PSU Study Will Explore How Fire and Human Activity Can Push Forests to the Breaking Point
A Portland State University professor recently received a $350,000 federal grant to study how high-intensity fires, re-burns, and human activity could result in the collapse of forest ecosystems.
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Searching for Contaminants in Oregon's Coastal Waters Searching for Contaminants in Oregon's Coastal Waters
In Portland State University’s Applied Coastal Ecology Lab, a team of researchers led by Professor Elise Granek examine how land-based contaminants affect organisms in Oregon’s nearshore environments.
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How Much Food do Oregonians Waste and Why? How Much Food do Oregonians Waste and Why?
Portland State University's Community Environmental Services, in partnership with Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality, takes a close look at the food Oregonians are tossing out and their reasons for getting rid of it.
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The Battery Beneath Our Feet The Battery Beneath Our Feet
"Can we store thermal energy generated during the summer underground for use during the winter?" asks a Portland State University study led by geologist Dr. John Bershaw.
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Portland's Forested Parks are for the Birds Portland's Forested Parks are for the Birds
Portland State University's Dr. Michael Murphy studies the population biology of native birds living in the city's forested parks to gain a better understanding of what species need to survive in an urban setting.
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What's it like for kids transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, and why does having an answer matter? What's it like for kids transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, and why does having an answer matter?
Can a study of children's experiences as they transition from preschool to kindergarten lead to systemic changes in Portland schools that help kids retain the benefits of a pre-K education? Researchers at Portland State University have partnered with Portland Public Schools to find out.
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Evaluating an Innovative Program that Supports Families and School Readiness Evaluating an Innovative Program that Supports Families and School Readiness
Portland State University's Center for the Improvement of Child and Family Services, in partnership with the Children's Institute, supports the evaluation of the Early Works initiative at Southeast Portland's Earl Boyles Elementary School.
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Evaluating an Innovative Program that Supports Families and School Readiness Evaluating an Innovative Program that Supports Families and School Readiness
Portland State University's Center for the Improvement of Child and Family Services, in partnership with the Children's Institute, supports the evaluation of the Early Works initiative at Southeast Portland's Earl Boyles Elementary School.
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Multnomah County's Preschool for All: Investing in Equity Multnomah County's Preschool for All: Investing in Equity
A partnership between PSU and advocates of early childhood education come together to develop a plan to provide access to affordable, quality preschool to every child in Multnomah County.
Community Partnership
PSU and OSU team up to study the environmental and human health impacts of silver nanoparticles PSU and OSU team up to study the environmental and human health impacts of silver nanoparticles
Portland State University recently received $250,000 from the National Science Foundation for research that seeks to improve our understanding of silver nanoparticles. The award is part of a larger $500,000 grant split between PSU and Oregon State University (OSU), which are collaborating on the study.
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Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing
Portland State University will join seven other universities in forming a research center for brain-inspired computing – a set of technologies that has the potential to enable computers to do tasks that, as of now, are uniquely human.
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Using green nanotechnologies to improve water quality
PSU physicist Dr. Simon Fowler has developed a green technology capable of eliminating potentially harmful compounds from water supplies.
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PSU Researcher Receives Prestigious Lindeman Award PSU Researcher Receives Prestigious Lindeman Award
PSU’s Meredith Holgerson recently received the Raymond L. Lindeman Award for research suggesting small ponds produce surprisingly large quantities of greenhouse gases.
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Portland State study shows pitfalls of using the term middle class Portland State study shows pitfalls of using the term middle class
A recent article co-authored by Portland State University anthropologist Charles Klein shows that the term does little to shine a light on the real lives of people who make it into this social classification.
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Grant raises math scores in East Multnomah County Grant raises math scores in East Multnomah County
PSU faculty member Nicole Rigelman, Curriculum and Instruction, and Amy McQueen, David Douglas School District (DDSD) math specialist, have completed a three-year, $1 million project to improve mathematics education in East Multnomah County.
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Mellie Pullman Mellie Pullman
Social Impact Supply Chains/ Food and Beverage Industry- Business for Society is Society's Business
Faculty Member
The Portland Innovation Quadrant The Portland Innovation Quadrant
The Portland Innovation Quadrant (IQ) represents an emerging innovation-focused district and community committed to propelling Portland to global prominence at the intersection of health, science and digital technology
Community Partnership
Climate Change and Wildfires Could Reshape Boreal Forests and Offset Carbon Cycling Climate Change and Wildfires Could Reshape Boreal Forests and Offset Carbon Cycling
Research Assistant Professor Dr. Melissa Lucash recently received a $1.4M grant from the National Science Foundation to study relationships between wildfires, climate change, Alaskan forests, and carbon cycling.
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Mapping the Memory Molecule Mapping the Memory Molecule
Assistant Professor Steve Reichow was recently awarded a three-year grant from the Whitehall Foundation to study the structure of a molecule thought to be critical to memory formation, learning, and cognition.
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A High-Tech Search for Archaeological Sites in the Southern Willamette Valley A High-Tech Search for Archaeological Sites in the Southern Willamette Valley
Graduate anthropology student, Tia Cody uses LiDAR data and computer modeling to search for archaeological sites in Oregon's Calapooia watershed.
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Transforming Virtual Molecules into Green Solutions Transforming Virtual Molecules into Green Solutions

Graduate chemistry student, Haley Irving builds and tests virtual models of photocatalytic molecules in research that seeks to move society away from fossil fuels and the production of industrial toxic waste.

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Developing Innovative Tools to Educate Future Nanoscientists Developing Innovative Tools to Educate Future Nanoscientists
With support from the W. M. Keck Foundation, PSU researchers will develop an online electron microscopy platform to promote undergraduate nanoscience education.
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Rethinking Physics Education for Pre-health Students Rethinking Physics Education for Pre-health Students
At Portland State University, Professor Ralf Widenhorn is developing an innovative curriculum to help students on pre-health tracks get the most of of physics courses.
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Medical Researchers Find Gold at Portland State University Medical Researchers Find Gold at Portland State University
In the Mackiewicz Research Group, undergraduate students under the guidance of Dr. Marilyn Mackiewicz synthesize and functionalize nanostructures used by medical researchers exploring new ways to detect and treat disease.
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Driving Innovation with Collaboration Driving Innovation with Collaboration
With assistance from PSU, local start-up TangiTek moves closer to commercializing an innovative new technology.
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The 2017 PSU Cleantech Challenge The 2017 PSU Cleantech Challenge
A team comprised of students from McKay High School in Salem and Portland State University take home the big prize at this year's Cleantech Challenge for a project that turns waste plastic into funding for STEM programming at K-12 schools.
Community Partnership
Business Accelerator Company Profile: APDM Business Accelerator Company Profile: APDM
PSU spin-off company, APDM develops the world's most advanced motions monitoring technologies.
Organization
Keep Portland Housed: Research Informing Local Housing Policy Keep Portland Housed: Research Informing Local Housing Policy
Dr. Lisa Bates, associate professor of urban studies and planning, works with city agencies and community groups to identify and preserve Portland's stock of affordable housing.
Community Partnership
Water Matters Water Matters
PhD Student Jackie Dingfelder's exploration of New Zealand's approach to inclusive, integrated water management practices reveals valuable insights for policymakers on both sides of the Pacific.
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Documenting the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Africa's West Coast Documenting the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Africa's West Coast
Dr. Tucker Childs works with communities in remote West African villages, documenting the region's endangered languages and cultures.
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Empowering People with Disabilities in Nigeria to Reach Their Full Potential Empowering People with Disabilities in Nigeria to Reach Their Full Potential
In two recent studies, Portland State University’s Dr. C. Jonah Eleweke examines the challenges people with disabilities in Nigeria face when trying to access services that can help them reach their full potential and contribute to national development.
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Understanding Climate Change in South America Understanding Climate Change in South America
Dr. Paul Loikith and graduate student Judah Detzer are analyzing South American weather and climate data to improve our understanding of climate and climate change across the continent.
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Virtual Waters Virtual Waters
Dr. Scott Wells uses state-of-the-art hydrodynamic modeling to address surface water quality issues that affect the environment and society.
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Drawing Lessons from a Catastrophe at "the Roof of the World" Drawing Lessons from a Catastrophe at "the Roof of the World"
In the wake of the 2015 earthquakes, Dr. Jeremy Spoon traveled to Nepal to study the ways natural disasters reshape social-ecological systems. What he and his team learned could improve the future of disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery efforts.
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Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park? Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park?
Dr. Yangdong Pan wants to know if algae in the waters of China's Jiuzhaigou National Reserve can help conservationists preserve the natural beauty of the park's pristine lakes and streams.
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Elevating Timber to New Heights Elevating Timber to New Heights
PSU researchers launch a new study to support the construction of wooden skyscrapers.
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Diatomix Inc. Diatomix Inc.
Improving indoor air quality one coat of paint at a time.
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Lessons from the History of Medicine Lessons from the History of Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Tappan's research delves into the history of efforts to treat and prevent malnutrition in Uganda.
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Getting the Message Across Getting the Message Across
Communicating the importance of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
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Disentangling Factors that Influence the Pregnancy Outcomes of Latina Women Disentangling Factors that Influence the Pregnancy Outcomes of Latina Women
In partnership with the Multnomah County Health Department, Dr. Lynne Messer examines a unique dataset that could inform the development of interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes for Latina women.
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Addressing Diabetes in Indigenous Communities Addressing Diabetes in Indigenous Communities
Dr. Kelly Gonzales explores relationships between discrimination and retention in diabetes-prevention programs designed to serve American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
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Evaluating Oregon's Health System Transformation Evaluating Oregon's Health System Transformation
A report from PSU highlights $240M in savings and other successes resulting from the implementation of Oregon's Patient-Centered Primary Care Home program.
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Simulated Patients Shed Light on Disparities in Access to Health Care Simulated Patients Shed Light on Disparities in Access to Health Care
In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, a study led by Dr. Rajiv Sharma asks: has access to primary health care changed for people with different racial, ethnic, and gender profiles?
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Q & A with Dr. David Bansgberg, Dean OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Q & A with Dr. David Bansgberg, Dean OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Dr. David Bangsberg, founding Dean of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health sits down for a conversation with Stephanie Argy, staff writer for University Communications.
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Harvest for Health Harvest for Health
A partnership between PSU, local farms, and health care providers brings healthy foods to people with diet-related illnesses.
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Energy Trust:  Compiling and Analyzing Manufactured Housing Tax Records Energy Trust: Compiling and Analyzing Manufactured Housing Tax Records
A review of county-level property tax rolls was conducted, to better understand the age at which a manufactured housing unit is decommissioned in Oregon.
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Harvest for Health Harvest for Health
A partnership between PSU, Zenger Farm, and healthcare providers makes farm fresh produce and nutrition education available to people that want to improve their health.
Community Partnership
A Glimpse into the Future A Glimpse into the Future
It’s no crystal ball, but PSU’s Northwest Economic Research Center developed a tool policy makers can use to peer into the future of the Portland metro region.
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How Eco Driving Works How Eco Driving Works
PSU's Donald Truxillo asks: Can organizations reduce fuel consumption by encouraging employees driving fleet vehicles to follow simple guidelines while behind the wheel?
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Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling
Dr. Amy Lubitow works within communities to address transportation-related issues such as increasing bicycle ridership among women and marginalized communities.
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Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling
Dr. Amy Lubitow works within communities to address transportation-related issues such as increasing bicycle ridership among women and marginalized communities.
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Revolution in Pedal Power Revolution in Pedal Power
As bikes equipped with battery-powered motors hit the road, PSU’s John MacArthur is there to ask how they might alter the transportation landscape.
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Safe Crossing Safe Crossing
Dr. Sirisha Kothuri’s research enhances the efficiency of signalized intersections for all users.
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Attitude Adjustment Attitude Adjustment
Exploring new avenues of research, Ph.D. student Tara Goddard partnered with Project Implicit to investigate how drivers’ attitudes may impact safety for cyclists on the road.
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Transit Agencies Ride Social Media Transit Agencies Ride Social Media
With so many public transit agencies on board with social media, PSU economist, Dr. Jenny Liu asks how they’re using these platforms and to what effect.
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Safety in Numbers Safety in Numbers
Transportation engineer Krista Nordback explains why it’s a big deal that we don’t have accurate counts of how many people are riding bikes on our streets.
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The Transportation Research & Education Center The Transportation Research & Education Center
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Meet Christof Teuscher Meet Christof Teuscher
Maseeh Professor charts a course for a post-silicon world.
Faculty Member
Is this the Beginning of the End for the Serial Number? Is this the Beginning of the End for the Serial Number?
With a novel algorithm and a high-resolution terahertz laser scanner, Dr. Suresh Singh might change the way we keep track of our most valuable possessions.
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A Model Fault A Model Fault
Assistant Professor Brittany Erickson develops computational models to simulate earthquakes and explore the geophysical processes associated with them.
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Portland's Heavy Metal Workshop Portland's Heavy Metal Workshop
Portland State's Materials Research Laboratory: the one lab on campus where building bridges isn't just a metaphor.
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Developing Next Generation MRI Contrast Agents Developing Next Generation MRI Contrast Agents
Dr. Mark Woods' research takes him back and forth between PSU and OHSU as he develops new and more effective MRI contrast agents.
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Re-examining the Data in Concussion Research Re-examining the Data in Concussion Research
Could advanced data mining reveal new insights into treatments for concussions? Systems Science Professor Martin Zwick is trying to show the way.
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Unlocking Life's Code Unlocking Life's Code
While the Smithsonian Institution’s Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code was on exhibit at OMSI, museum-goers learned about the genome and life science research at PSU.
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Feeding the Regional Economy Feeding the Regional Economy
A new report from PSU researchers highlights the region’s diverse and robust food economy.
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Using Big Data to Improve Cities Using Big Data to Improve Cities
Computer scientist Kristin Tufte develops ways that cities can use “big data” to address critical social and environmental issues.
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Determining the Value of Portland's Green Infrastructure Determining the Value of Portland's Green Infrastructure
Ph.D. student Marissa Matsler’s research helps the city lay groundwork for a “green infrastructure” asset management plan.
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Enhancing Neighborhood Livability Enhancing Neighborhood Livability
Together, PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions, community organizations, and the City of Portland are improving neighborhoods.
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Mapping Portland to Improve Climate Resiliency Mapping Portland to Improve Climate Resiliency
PSU faculty create a first-of-its-kind map Portlanders can use to address the environmental and health impacts of climate change.
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Fourth Avenue Parklet Fourth Avenue Parklet
Architecture students designed and built a mini-park on SW Fourth Avenue, adjacent to the popular food cart pod that draws crowds from nearby offices and classrooms.
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City of Creswell Policing Report City of Creswell Policing Report
Publication
Professional Development in the 21st Century Professional Development in the 21st Century
Researchers at Portland State University have developed a powerful new training tool that helps make practice perfect.
Research
Addressing Aphasia Addressing Aphasia
Assistant Professor Gerasimos Fergadiotis studies language processing and develops tools to diagnose aphasia and assess the efficacy of treatments.
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Modernizing Statistics Education Modernizing Statistics Education
Dr. Jennifer Noll recently received a prestigious “CAREER” grant from the National Science Foundation to study new methods of teaching statistics to non-mathematics majors.
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Aging in Place Aging in Place
In PSU’s Biomedical Signal Processing Lab, Research Associate Professor Eric Wan develops technologies that apply signal processing and machine learning to solve a number of problems, including those faced by older adults who have made the choice to age in place.
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Lost Tides Lost Tides
At Portland State University, a mix of researchers, high school teachers, and students investigate the ways manmade and natural alterations to the environment affect the Lower Columbia River Estuary.
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Dr. Jack Barbera Dr. Jack Barbera
Chemistry education research focusing on the development and evaluation of educational assessments and their use in measuring the effectiveness of pedagogical practice
Faculty Member
StoneStable, Inc. StoneStable, Inc.
Portland start-up StoneStable, Inc. is using technology developed at Portland State University to change the way vaccines are stored during transport.
Research
In Solidarity In Solidarity
Assistant Professor Jean Aguilar-Valdez works from within communities to address inequalities in science education.
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Predicting the Past Predicting the Past
Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Stefan Talke employs a novel approach to evaluating long-term changes to coastal water-levels, rivers and water properties.
Faculty Member
Creating 21st Century Tools to Support Braille Learners Creating 21st Century Tools to Support Braille Learners
Dr. Holly Lawson and colleagues are developing new eLearning platforms, materials, and tools to help visually impaired adults, educators, and service providers successfully learn Unified English Braille.
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PSU Biomedical Startup Receives $1.4M NIH Grant PSU Biomedical Startup Receives $1.4M NIH Grant
Elex Biotech, a drug development company with close ties to PSU, continues early-stage testing of compounds that treat the cause of ventricular arrhythmias associated with heart failure.
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The Inclusive, Shared Storybook Reading Project The Inclusive, Shared Storybook Reading Project
With a combination of online training, social networking platforms, and shared reading, Dr. Samuel Sennott connects families, youth service providers, and children with complex needs to resources that promote and facilitate communication and literacy skills.
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The Play’s the Thing The Play’s the Thing
Professor Michael Clark studies the role of play in society, in the past, present and future.
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Understanding the Total Employer Cost of Worker Compensation Understanding the Total Employer Cost of Worker Compensation
The Center for Public Service at Portland State University has developed software that the state of Oregon, cities, counties and other local governments will soon be able to use to more accurately measure and manage their cost of personnel services.
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Social Practice Goes to School Social Practice Goes to School
The Art and Social Practice MFA at PSU and Martin Luther King Jr. School in Northeast Portland partner and the idea of creating a “living museum” in a dynamic neighborhood takes off.
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Reclaiming Futures Receives $2M to Pilot Innovative Youth Intervention Program Reclaiming Futures Receives $2M to Pilot Innovative Youth Intervention Program
With a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Reclaiming Futures will develop, implement, and evaluate a program that aims to identify and treat youths who may be on paths to substance abuse.
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Preparing Energy Stars of Engineering and Design Preparing Energy Stars of Engineering and Design
A new interdisciplinary program will provide engineering and architecture students the experience, training, and skills to address issues of energy consumption in the building sector.
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Biology’s go-to Molecules  Biology’s go-to Molecules
New faculty member Steve Reichow studies the form and function of membrane proteins, a class of proteins with potentially significant implications for our understanding of physiology and the targeted treatment of disease.
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My Life My Life
Developed at PSU, a program designed to improve life outcomes for foster youth transitioning into adulthood will soon be implemented by university partners in communities in Oregon and beyond.
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Dispatches from Rwanda Dispatches from Rwanda
Jonathan Fink, Vice President of Research & Strategic Partnerships, travels to Rwanda to meet PSU Professor Evan Thomas who is in the country working on a program to reduce childhood diarrhea and pneumonia.
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Cyber Discovery Camp Cyber Discovery Camp
PSU hosts teams of high school students and teachers at an interdisciplinary summer camp designed to cultivate cyber citizenship and interest in STEM-related fields.
Research
The Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication The Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication
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Improving Energy Transmission from Solar Cells to the Grid Improving Energy Transmission from Solar Cells to the Grid
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists Ben Hendrickson, Morley Blouke, and Josh Olesen propose a change in the way we harness the sun’s energy for electrical use.
Research
Dr. Steve Reichow Dr. Steve Reichow
Biochemistry and structural biology of membrane protein complexes using electron cryo-microscopy (cryoEM)
Faculty Member
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.
Research
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.
Research
An Embodiment of Partnership, Research, and Education in Oregon An Embodiment of Partnership, Research, and Education in Oregon
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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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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.
Research
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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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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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.
Research
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.
Research
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.
Research
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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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.
Research
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.
Research
The Social Determinants of Health Initiative The Social Determinants of Health Initiative
Contributing to a sustainable world.
Research
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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Tech and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy Tech 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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Water Sustainability Water Sustainability
Professor of Geography, 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.
Research
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.
Research
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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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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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.
Research
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.
Research
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
Research
Going Viral Going Viral
Virologist Dr. Ken Stedman and his graduate students introduce innovations that may lead to improvements in vaccine storage and delivery.
Research
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.
Research
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.
Research
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: 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.
Research
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."
Research
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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Initiative for Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) NSF Initiative 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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Bill Fish Bill Fish
Dr. Fish's research centers on the transformation and transport of heavy metals and other contaminants in soil, surface water, sediment, and groundwater systems.
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Kelly Clifton Kelly Clifton
Dr. Clifton conducts research and teaches courses in various aspects of transportation planning and policy, including: travel behavior, land use and transportation, physical activity and health, and non-motorized modes.
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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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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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Meet Professor Jason Jurjevich Meet Professor 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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Melissa Appleyard Melissa Appleyard
Team Science - Merging disciplines to enhance innovation
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Meet Professor Greg Schrock Meet Professor 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
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Laurie Powers Laurie Powers
Professor
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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
Associate Professor
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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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Carlos Crespo Carlos Crespo
Good Living - Making healthy choices easier
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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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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
Dr. Pankow's research has involved the application of chemical principles to understanding how chemicals partition between important phases in the environment.
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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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Emeritus Faculty - Dr. Carl C. Wamser Emeritus Faculty - 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. 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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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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Barry Messer Barry Messer
Pollution Prevention - Restoring stream banks with plants and people
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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.
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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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Meet Dr. Lynn Weigand Meet Dr. Lynn Weigand
Lynn Weigand understands how urban environments promote physical activity.
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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 David Jay Meet Professor David Jay
David Jay is working to reinvent the field study of tidal analysis.
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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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TREC TREC
TREC is the Transportation Research and Education Center for Portland State University.
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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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Cascadia Meteorite Lab Cascadia Meteorite Lab
Meteorite research and awareness
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Portland's Watersheds Portland's Watersheds
Research and action
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Sustainable Development Sustainable Development
The College of Urban and Public Affairs
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Center for Lakes and Reservoirs Center for Lakes and Reservoirs
Lake management and aquatic issues
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Meet Professor Chris Monsere Meet Professor Chris Monsere
Dr. Christopher M. Monsere is Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the in the Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science at Portland State University. His current research agenda broadly covers the area of multimodal transportation safety; management and dissemination of large transportation datasets. Much of his recent work and been focused on helping cities understand key questions related to urban urban cycling infrastructure.
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Meet Professor Vivek Shandas Meet Professor 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 Sheila Martin Meet Professor Sheila Martin
Sheila Martin implements the ideal: Let Knowledge Serve the City.
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Meet Professor Jennifer Dill Meet Professor 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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