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Mass timber is shaking things up

Researchers affiliated with the TallWood Design Institute tested a resilient, full-scale mass timber building constructed with cross-laminated timber (CLT) at the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure outdoor shake table facility at UC San Diego in July, collaborating with...

'I do what I do because I love forests'

Anthony S. Davis joined the Oregon State College of Forestry in September 2016 as associate dean for research. In addition, in August 2017 he was appointed as Executive Associate Dean. Before coming to Oregon State...

Starker Forests: deep roots in Oregon State forestry

The Starker family’s roots in the College of Forestry grow deep.  

“We have a very tight integration with the college,” says Randy Hereford, vice president and assistant secretary at Starker Forests, Inc. 

T.J. Starker was one of the first four graduates to earn a degree in...

Savannah Stanton: changing the world through renewable materials

Savannah Stanton is just a junior, but she already has plans to graduate from Oregon State debt free and work to change the world.

“I’ve always wanted to do something for my community and for the world,” she says. “Through...

Study abroad program opens minds

International travel opens minds to new information, new ways of perceiving the world, and new possibilities. To help students experience these shifts in thinking, Associate Professor Chris Knowles and Professor Eric Hansen in the Department of Wood Science & Engineering offer students from...

Francisca Belart: Promoting sustainable forestry

Francisca Belart was initially attracted to Oregon State because of its international reputation in forest operations education. As an undergraduate in forest engineering at Universidad Austral de Chile, she realized that southern Chile and Oregon have a lot in common.

“The landscape and...

Forest Engineering: the best of both worlds

Danica Ruud is a sophomore from Portland studying Forest Engineering. Ruud was encouraged to study forestry by her mother, the director for Talk About Trees, a non-profit that teaches elementary school aged children about trees. In high school, she became interested in forestry after job...

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