Category Archives: Oregon State University

NASA Astronaut, Stanley G. Love, Ph.D. to visit OSU June 5, 2013

Astronaut Stan LoveNASA Astronaut, Stanley G. Love, Ph.D. is coming back to OSU!!

In his presentation, Near-Earth Asteroids: Threats and Opportunities, Dr. Love will discuss asteroids, how to protect the Earth from them, and how we might send people to explore them.

Join us:
June 5, 2013 4-5 pm
LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall
Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

Free and open to the public!

“Why it’s hard to get to Mars” presented by Astronaut Stan Love

Astronaut Stan LoveWhat challenges does NASA face on their quest to send humans to Mars?

NASA Astronaut Stanley Love is visiting Oregon State University on Monday, March 4, 2013 to answer that very question in his entertaining presentation, “Why Mars is Hard”! The presentation will start at 6 p.m. PDT in the Milam Auditorium (026) in Milam Hall at the corner of SW 26th Street and SW Campus Way on the OSU Campus.

The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Media are invited to attend. During his talk, Dr. Love will give a fun rocket science lesson to help the audience understand why going to Mars is difficult and to hopefully inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to pursue these challenges. A brief question-and-answer session will follow.

Dr. Love considers Eugene, Oregon to be his hometown. He was selected by NASA to be an astronaut in 1998. In 2008, Dr. Love completed his first spaceflight on the crew of STS-122, logging more than 306 hours in space. This included more than 15 hours in two spacewalks, where he helped prepare the European Space Agency’s Columbus Laboratory module for installation.

The event is hosted by the OSU AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Student Branch and sponsored by the OSU School of MIME (Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering). For more information about this appearance, contact Victor Dang


2013 Oregon NASA Space Grant Student Symposium

Bar with OSGC and face of NASAThe Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium presents the
2013 Student Symposium,
Friday February 8, 2013. The Symposium will be held from 9:00am – 8:00pm at the Oregon State University Memorial Union Journey Room, Corvallis, Oregon. Oregon NASA Space Grant students who were awarded fellowships, internships, undergraduate research scholarships, and team research awards in 2012 will present their research projects and share their experiences at the OSGC Student Symposium. Oregon NASA Space Grant is committed to providing quality educational and research opportunities to students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines including STEM education. You are invited to attend the 2013 Student Symposium to see firsthand the opportunities our students have experienced.

This is a great way for students who are interested in participating in a NASA student program to learn more about opportunities that are available for summer 2013.
You can be the face of NASA in Oregon!

Friday, February 8, 2013
9-11am – Poster Session, Meet and Greet
11am-12:30pm – Lunch
12:30-5:00pm – Oral Presentation Session with Q & A
5-6pm – Reception
6-8pm – Oral Presentation Session with Q & A

Call 541-737-2414 or go to for more information. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-737-2414.

Oregon State University Moon Tree Dedication October 10, 2012


Join the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium and the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Forestry Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Peavy Hall on the OSU campus for the Moon Tree Dedication, a celebration of Astronaut Stuart Roosa and the Apollo 14 Lunar Mission.

Apollo 14 launched on January 31, 1971 on what was to be NASA’s third trip to the lunar surface. Five days later, Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell walked on the Moon while Stuart Roosa, a former Oregon US Forest Service smoke jumper, orbited above in the command module. Packed in Roosa’s personal belongings during the mission were about 500 tree seeds, part of a joint NASA/USFS project. Upon return to Earth, the seeds were germinated by the Forest Service. Known as the “Moon Trees”, the resulting seedlings were planted throughout the United States and the World. They stand as a tribute to astronaut Roosa and the Apollo Program.

Of the 500 seeds flown on Apollo 14, only about 50 trees still stand today. OSU is proud to be home to one of the existing trees, now a 40 foot tall Douglas Fir. This tree stands as a symbol of both our past achievements in space science and exploration and as an inspiration to future generations of explorers.


2:00-2:30 Dedication and unveiling of plaque
2:30-3:15 Speaker Presentation
3:15-5:00 Reception

For more information about the Moon Trees go to
Contact the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium at 541-737-2414 with questions regarding the dedication or go online for more information:

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Science and Engineering Workshop for Middle School Girls at Oregon State University – Nov 7, 2009

All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls and their parents are invited to attend a free workshop called “Discovering the Scientist Within.” This event will be held at OSU on Nov. 7 from 8:15 am – 1:15 p.m.

Registration deadline is Oct. 30.

The morning includes fun, hands on activities, and the opportunity to meet successful woman engineers, doctors, veterinarians, research scientists, and university professors. Field trips to science labs at OSU will introduce girls to a variety of careers in science and engineering. For more information about the event and to register, go to:


WHO: Everyone is invited!
WHAT: Mars Rover Demonstration and Discussion
WHERE: Adair County Park – north of Corvallis, OR
WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2009; 11am-2pm
Free and open to the public

The Oregon State University Robotics Club’s 2009 University Rover Challenge Team will host a demonstration of their new rover design on Saturday, April 25. The team will test their new rover design while performing tasks in biology, geology, soil analysis, emergency navigation and construction. The event will be at the first covered picnic area in Adair County Park north of Corvallis. After a brief project introduction at 11 a.m., the team will begin testing the new rover design until approximately 2 p.m.

For more information regarding the University Rover Challenge, sponsored by the Mars Society, please visit the official website at

Follow your curiosity this summer with Saturday Academy!

Follow your curiosity this summer with Saturday Academy!
Contact: Cori Hall, 541-737-1822

Openings are available in all summer OSU Saturday Academy classes and camps. Design your own engineering project! Experiment with science in research labs! Explore the coastline and use real research techniques! Create a sculpture for DaVinci Days! Adventure in to the world of nanotechnology! Chart your future as an engineer! Discover all of these things and more with Saturday Academy this summer. Classes are for 5th – 12th grade students and range from 2 day workshops to full week camps, all held on the OSU campus.

More information about courses, topics, dates and registration can be found online at , or by calling (541) 737-1822.

Saturday Academy is a non-profit cooperative hosted by the College of Engineering and College of Science at Oregon State University, and working with local businesses and professionals. Fees are charged for classes, but tuition assistance is available. Students from Albany and Mill City schools pay half the regular fees due to school district support and grant funds.

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The 2007 Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp Blog

The Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp was a huge success this year, enabling 60 middle school students the opportunity to attend this summer science camp free of charge!  The scholarships were funded by an $80,000 grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation and the Harris Foundation. The camp was a collaboration between a number of OSU groups including the OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program, OSU Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) program, the science and math departments, and the College of Education.

Find out more about the activites of these young scientists at the Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp blog. The blog includes photo and video from the camp.

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