Shaking loose answers to seismic safety PSU's infrastructure Testing and Applied Research (iSTAR) lab is at the forefront of the region’s preparation for catastrophic earthquakes.
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Finding a one-pill malaria cure

Jane Xu Kelly, a PSU alumna and chemistry research professor, hopes to help eradicate malaria worldwide by developing a one-dose cure for the disease.

Every tree has a story

PSU professors Catherine McNeur and Vivek Shandas created an online map of all the trees in Portland and invited the community to tell stories about them. They hope the project will add value to the trees and perhaps help preserve them.

PSU grads are job ready and in demand

The 6,300 graduates in Portland State University's class of 2018 are ready for today's jobs and tomorrow's innovations.

Virtual reality superstar

Design giant Adobe plucked Cuong Nguyen from PSU and gave him a coveted research associate position just six months after he earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science.