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At Portland State, we believe knowledge works best when it serves the community. Our faculty, students and graduates conduct experiments for NASA, make discoveries for Intel, establish careers at Nike and start their own companies. See for yourself.


"I'm working on a major tech innovation. Gender equality."

Aleena is living proof that women can excel in high tech, given the opportunity and encouragement. She is putting herself through college, double majoring in computer science and math. Her dream? Proving everyone wrong by one day becoming a successful tech leader and industry role model for women.

Boosting wind and solar power

In a lab at Portland State University, graduate student Andrew Glick sets up 40 tiny models of solar panels in a 16-foot-long wind tunnel to simulate a large solar farm.

Path to silicon forest

Yury Kutsurenko spoke little English when he left his home and friends in Russia at age 16 to immigrate to the United States with his mom. 

Improving opioid care

PSU alumna Kelsey Priest hopes to improve medical care for opioid use disorder by helping more patients access life-saving treatment.