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GKC July 18-19 2015
Celebrating a quarter century of innovation and creativity

Discover OSU

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OSU Lower Campus

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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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2013 Exhibitors

College of Veterinary Medicine

Oregon Sea Grant

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 research.

Terra Magazine

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.

Biological & Ecological Engineering - Hydrogen Club

BEE/OSU Hydrogen Club presenting:

Hydrogen trailer (bike trailer with hydrogen storage and fuel cell)

H2GO remote cards. Remote-control cars powered by hydrogen.  They run on a 8' by 8' flat track in front of the booth.

Solar Hydrogen Racers.  Kids race solar-powered cars along parallel tracks.

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.

Biological & Ecological Engineering - Fuel Cells & Alge

Bee presenting:

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 demonstrations.

Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center

Visual display on 3 professional pull-ups explaining wave research and scaled energy device (a buoy) and mini wave tanks (interactive learning)

Environmental Health Sciences Center

The Sun Station highlights importance of vitamin D as being synthesized with sun light, while cautioning about excessive sun exposure.

INTO Oregon State University

Precollege Programs

Check out the Gel Beads and diapers in the canopy area and the SEGWAY in the riding zone.

OSU Sustainable Energy Initiative

Biofuels demonstration - manufacture of Biodiesel with portable Biodiesel production unit.

Sustainable energy display, inquiry based opportunities.

OSU Postdoctoral Association

OSU Beaver Racing Formula Team (SAE)

OSU Microbiology - John L. Fryer Salmon Disease Laboratory

OSU Zoology Department


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OSU Lower Campus

Oregon State University History

  • OSU's roots go back to 1858 when it was established as a private academy in Corvallis. College-level courses were added in 1865 and the first degrees were awarded in 1870.
  • A land grant university, OSU was designated as Oregon's state-assisted agricultural college in 1868. Sea grant, space grant and sun grant designations came later, making OSU one of only two universities in the nation to hold all four titles.
  • For more than 100 years, OSU has had a three-fold mission of teaching, research, and service to the people of Oregon.

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