Research and Innovation

Students in lab
September 18

Internship program moves students from classrooms to jobs

Students can fast-track to careers in fields such as photovoltaics and semiconductors
Image shows a nematode embryo, left, in green, part way through its rotation after bumping into a pink plastic bead
September 14

UO team shows simple contact can help steer cell division

Basic research in Bruce Bowerman’s lab might someday help improve drug delivery
Joshua Roering
September 10

UO scientist named an American Geophysical Union fellow

Earth sciences professor Josh Roering will be formally recognized during a December conference
A vaquita, a species of critically endangered porpoise, is seen in the Gulf of California
September 7

Economist to tell how big data could tame overfishing

Grant McDermott will talk about how his work is delivering a clearer picture on global fisheries
Meyer reaches with an ice axe on frozen sediment beneath a glacier in Alaska
September 3

UO researchers expose the dirty secrets hidden under glaciers

Alan Rempel’s research group has designed a theory to capture the influence of freezing sediment on how fast glaciers slide
Commercial fishing trawlers side by side in the ocean
August 29

Plans for marine reserves can spark overfishing, study finds

An explosion in fishing activity just before restrictions kick in can set back conservation efforts
Lab scene
August 27

UO workshop can help graduate students get NSF grants

Writing workshop helps students apply for the National Science Foundation’s research grant
Cross section of fruit fly ventral cord showing motor neurons that respond to a wasp
August 22

Research solves the mystery of how fruit flies avoid danger

Chris Doe’s UO lab has mapped the neurons responsible for the insects' rapid direction changes
Two people in silhouette talking
August 17

K-Pop to jerseys to locavorism, UO essays have people talking

Five most-read essays contributed to The Conversation have been viewed more than 50,000 times across multiple media sites
Teenager diving backward off an oceanside cliff
August 10

Study finds most teens avoid rash, impulsive behaviors

Contrary to long-held ideas, only teens with weak cognitive control are the most impulsive and face behavioral problems as young adults

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