A more sustainable society requires that we use more renewable materials to make the products we need rather than continue to depend on oil and other non-renewable materials. The demand for a greener future is at the heart of the WS&E department and especially of our degree programs. Please use this site as your entry into the research, teaching and outreach programs at OSU that support that vision.
We offer an undergraduate degree program in RENEWABLE MATERIALSto educate and train the next generation of leaders and innovators for exciting and diverse careers that will make a difference toward a sustainable future. Our degree program is accredited by SWST.
There is no practical, economic way to build structures that could stand up to the savagery of EF5 tornadoes like those that ripped through the South in late April, experts say, but damage from lesser storms could be reduced by better building practices and better enforcement of existing codes.
Oregon State University announced Tuesday it was chosen along with Virginia Tech to lead a new $2.2 million National Science Foundation-funded research center focused on environmentally friendly wood-based composite materials.
The five-year research initiative will involve six faculty members and three graduate students per year at OSU and a similar team at Virginia Tech.