Research and Scholarship

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As a branch campus of Oregon’s leading public research institution, Oregon State University - Cascades is meeting challenges and solving problems through discovery, innovation and application. Oregon State is among the nation's leading research institutions in a range of fields: Natural Resources, Energy Systems Engineering, Climate Change, Business, and Public Health.

Research News


Ethnic identification helps Latina adolescents resist media barage of body images

A strong sense of ethnic identity can help Latina girls feel positive about their body and appearance, a new study concludes, even as this group slips further into dissatisfaction with themselves when compared to a media-filled world of unrealistic images of thin white women.


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Behavior problems in preschool and child care centers may be an issue of genes

A new study suggests that some children may be genetically predisposed to developing behavioral problems in child care and preschool settings.


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New biomechanics lab in Bend one of the few of its kind in the country

A new biomechanics laboratory opening this May in Bend will provide cutting-edge research and intervention strategies for injuries – especially knees, ankles and hips – creating a perfect match with Central Oregon’s population of elite and recreational athletes.


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Academic gains, improved teacher relationships found among high risk kids in Head Start

A new study by a team led by an Oregon State University - Cascades researcher finds that Head Start can make a positive impact in the lives of some of its highest risk children, both academically and behaviorally.


barbieSex in Play: From dolls to sports, sexualized culture affects youth

At OSU-Cascades, Elizabeth Daniels has focused on media portrayals of women in sports. Her studies contrast the effects of sexualized images with those that show women engaged in athletics.


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OSU-Cascades researcher finds young surgeons face special concerns with operating room distractions

A study has found that young, less-experienced surgeons made major surgical mistakes almost half the time during a "simulated" gall bladder removal when they were distracted by noises, questions, conversation or other commotion in the operating room.


keeping-kids-safeKeeping Kids Safe: Public health researchers team up on flame retardant study

While many experts agree that some of the chemicals used in flame retardants are toxic, few studies have focused on the risk of exposure to common household items, from furniture to rugs. Now a team of researchers at Oregon State University is hoping to fill some of those gaps.


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Study finds slot machine players don’t fit stereotype

A new study looking at why people play slot machines at casinos debunks the stereotype of poor, uneducated senior citizens gambling their Social Security pensions in hopes of a big payday.


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OSU-Cascades receives $700,000 DOE award for harnessing natural gas for vehicle fuel

A researcher at Oregon State University - Cascades will lead a major new research initiative on a vehicle-based natural gas refueling system, a $700,000 project to create technology that would use the vehicle engine itself to compress natural gas.


ron-reuterOSU-Cascades faculty member receives OSU’s highest teaching award

Ron Reuter, an associate professor in the natural resources program at Oregon State University - Cascades was recently named OSU's 2012 Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor. The award is the highest teaching honor given by Oregon State University and encourages and recognizes outstanding contributions to undergraduate education.


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Science - out of the classroom and into the pub! Click for schedule

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Reading List: A World of Art, by OSU-Cascades Distinguished Professor of Art History Henry Sayre.