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OSU Lower Campus
10:00 AM -
11:00 AM -
At Discover OSU there is something for everyone! Learn about
hydrogen powered vehicles, the 3-D vertual world of Beaver Island,
bacteria generating electricity from wastewater, find out what mud
is made out of and see strawberry DNA. Don't forget to try out the
segway and make your own UV bracelet - but watch out for the
expoding volcano! Demos and activities for all ages. OSU
Solar Team Car pictured below.
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Oregon Sea Grant serves the state, region and nation through
integrated research, education and public engagement on ocean and
coastal issues. We apply the best available science to
important marine issues and encourage ocean science literacy among
people of all ages. The OSG booth will include hands-on
activities for kids old and young, including a selection of
biofacts from Hatfield Marine Science Center that will teach you
more about some of the interesting creatures and thing you might
find on Oregon Beaches, and information on the latest OSG sponsored
The "Terra for kids" exhibit will be produced in collaboration
with the Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, and will focus on Pacific
Lamprey, an important endangered NW species.
The Forgotten Fish: The oldest fish on the planet, the
Pacific lamprey, has been swimming in our rivers and oceans for
millions of years, since before the dinosaurs. Tribes of the
Columbia River Basin relied on these eel-like animals for food. But
in the past 100 years, the ancient fish have declined steeply. Come
learn about these forgotten fish from the scientists who are
studying their life cycle and habitat - before it's too late! Kids
will love climbing on drift boats, looking at high-tech research
equipment, watching underwater videos, playing lamprey games and
seeing live fish in a tank!
OSU Solar Vehicle Team
CEOAS - College of
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
The College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS)
display will include the ever popular volcano, as well as more of
the more interactive displays such as "Taste the Ocean", "Extract
Strawberry DNA" and "Sands of the World". The Marine
Technology Society will also be joining us again with their "Make
your own ROV" display, as will the Ocean Observatories Initiative
(OOI) and possibly the ocean glider group.
Ecological Engineering - Hydrogen Club
BEE/OSU Hydrogen Club presenting:
Hydrogen trailer (bike trailer with hydrogen storage and fuel
H2GO remote cards. Remote-control cars powered by
hydrogen. They run on a 8' by 8' flat track in front of the
Solar Hydrogen Racers. Kids race solar-powered cars along
Hydrogen research at OSU. Posters (3-5) presenting ongoing
hydrogen production research in both the BEE (Dr. Roger Ely) and
CBEE (Dr. Alex Yokochi) departments.
Ecological Engineering - Fuel Cells & Alge
Microbial Fuel Cells (Dr. Hong Liu): Watch bacteria generate
electricity from wastewater! Posters and demonstrations.
Algal Biofuels (Dr. Ganti Murthy): Posters and demonstrations
(cellulosic ethanol and algal metabolism demonstration).
Ecological Engineering Student Society: Posters and
Marine Renewable Energy Center
Visual display on 3 professional pull-ups explaining wave
research and scaled energy device (a buoy) and mini wave tanks
The Sun Station highlights importance of vitamin D as being
synthesized with sun light, while cautioning about excessive sun
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Check out the Gel Beads and diapers in the canopy area and the
SEGWAY in the riding zone.
OSU Sustainable Energy
Biofuels demonstration - manufacture of Biodiesel with portable
Biodiesel production unit.
Sustainable energy display, inquiry based opportunities.
Beaver Racing Formula Team (SAE)
Microbiology - John L. Fryer Salmon Disease Laboratory