OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Fungi, flying machines and finding answers

College of Forestry professors Michael Wing and Sara Robinson will be among the speakers featured at this year's Da Vinci Days festival, July 19-20.  Robinson combines science and art in a technique called spalting, a process by which fungi create unique patterns and colors in wood.  Wing is exploring an emerging avenue of surveying using unmanned aerial systems, better known as drones.  Drones could be used to survey forests, aid search and rescue operations and help fight fires, Wing said.