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Science Pub Corvallis
Monday, April 9, 2018

Due to the continuing popularity of Science Pub, we are implementing a ticketing/RSVP process.

The Origins of OSU Research: From land grant to sea, space and sun
Speaker: Larry Landis, Valley Library, Oregon State.

Since Oregon State’s designation as Oregon’s land grant institution in October 1868, research has been a core mission of the institution. At the April 9 Science Pub, Larry Landis will focus on the scientific enterprise during OSU’s first 70 years, from the earliest agricultural research in the 1870s through the major research initiatives up to World War II and the sea grant, space grant and sun grant designations.

“Many of OSU’s enduring research projects began in the early 20th century. Some of them continue to have relevance today, such as our renowned hops and wheat breeding programs,” says Landis, the director of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in the Valley Library.

The land grant designation set the foundation for OSU to host the federal sea grant, space grant and sun grant programs. Oregon State is one of only two American universities to serve in all four capacities.

Science Pub is sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Downtown Corvallis Association and Terra magazine at Oregon State University.