Researchers at Oregon State University - Cascades brought in $2.3 million in funding during the recent fiscal year to address challenges as varied as the global scarcity of fresh water, the decline of bats in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and the impact of the environment on children’s health.
“Advances in knowledge by expert faculty researchers, post-doctoral scholars and graduate students at OSU-Cascades are helping to solve real-world problems in our community and around the world,” said Sherm Bloomer, chancellor and dean of OSU-Cascades. “These dedicated researchers are inspiring undergraduate students and the next generation of practical problem solvers.”
Research at OSU-Cascades contributes to Oregon State’s leadership as the state’s top comprehensive public research university, where research funding was just under $480 million during the past fiscal year.
OSU-Cascades’ awards included $1.4 million from federal agencies and more than $760,000 from private foundations. Highlights from the past year include:
Funding also included $140,000 from Business Oregon and the Oregon Innovation Council for collaborative, regional planning for an innovation hub that can further economic development and encourage participation among populations underserved in the innovation economy.
In total, OSU-Cascades has attracted $11.6 million since it was founded in 2001. To learn more about research underway at OSU-Cascades, visit OSUcascades.edu/research.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this news release misnamed a researcher. The correct name is Tom Rodhouse. It also misnamed a research lab. The correct name is the Human and Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability Lab.
About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s campus in Bend brings higher education to Central Oregon, the fastest growing region in the state. Surrounded by mountains, forest and high desert, OSU-Cascades is a highly innovative campus of a top-tier land grant research university, offering small classes that accelerate faculty-student mentoring and experiential learning. Degree programs meet industry and economic needs in areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship, natural ecosystems, health and wellness, and arts and sciences, and prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges. OSU-Cascades is expanding to serve 3,000 to 5,000 students, building a 128-acre campus with net-zero goals.