EUGENE, Ore. – (Sept. 19, 2014) – Researchers at the University of Oregon submitted a record number of proposals for research funding during the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to numbers released by UO’s Sponsored Projects Services. A total of 1,070 research proposals were submitted, a 28.5 percent increase from the previous year.
There are lots of reasons why hydrogen is a perfect fuel. More important—and this is where UO materials chemist Shannon Boettcher comes in—there are some major reasons why it’s not.
Confronting the obstacles that stand in the way of more efficient energy is what Boettcher and his research team do, and finding a better way of making hydrogen is just one of the group’s more monumental hurdles.
EUGENE, Ore. – (Aug. 18, 2014) – The mountain pine beetle is a pest. Native to the forests of western North America, the insects infest tree after tree, killing off entire swaths of forest during outbreaks. The effects of climate change and years of forest policies have led to an unprecedented epidemic in which tens of millions of acres of trees have been killed over the past 20 years, says a University of Oregon researcher.
EUGENE, Ore. – (May 8, 2014) – A new book by a power plant supervisor at the University of Oregon aims to provide an introduction to basic power plant topics and terminology. “A Power Plant Primer for District Energy Systems” by Randal Collins serves as an easy-to-follow instructional manual for supervisors, owners, managers, facility engineers, building managers, power plant administrative assistants, energy assistants and other professionals.
Gerald Tindal and Joe Stevens, UO professors of education, are co-principal investigators (PI’s) with Stephen Elliott and Ann Schulte, professors of education at Arizona State University, on a grant worth over $11 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
Partners in the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) began painting a more detailed picture of what the initiative could look like, following the news that the Oregon legislature had funded the program for the South Willamette Valley in the amount of $3.75 million.