Why a BS in Renewable Materials?

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 MATERIALS to 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.

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WS&E News

Timber! The College of Forestry sharpens the way it tackles tough problems

Dean Thomas Maness discusses how the College of Forestry plans to build a $60 million research and teaching complex and help lead Oregon and the world into a new age of forest and wood science while reviving rural Oregon economies.

Cross Laminated Timber Manufacturing to be Considered in the Pacific Northwest

Oregon BEST announced a $150,000 funding opportunity that will pair DR Johnson Lumber Company, of sourthern Oregon, and Oregon State University researchers to investigate introducing the manufacturing of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in the Pacific Northwest. 


A Wooden Parking Garage?

While a wooden parking garage may seem like an outdated relic of the past, Mayor Christine Lundberg of Springfield, OR, thinks that building the parking garage using CLT (cross-laminated timber) could potentially benefit local timber economies in Oregon.





Annual Ring 2015

Join us as we officially welcome our new incoming students into the College of Forestry for Annual Ring at the College Club Cabin in Peavy Arboretum. There will be food, games, an informative nature walk as well as the chance for our new…


Convocation Meet-up

Please join our incoming undergraduate class as we gather in the Peavy Hall Courtyard for some light refreshments prior to walking as a group to the New Student Walk & Convocation (which begins at 3pm)! …