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Oregon: Award Highlights

See what exciting research and education has been funded by NSF in each state or U.S. territory.  Award Highlights provide a snapshot about select NSF awards and their impacts.

35 Award Highlights found :: Oregon

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tegwear converts body heat into electrical energy, enough to power small, wearable devices

Wearable technology converts body heat into usable energy

Power source can extend battery life or eliminate the need for batteries ...

Research Areas: Engineering

an ice core from the side of the main hole

Prehistoric ice cores help predict future climate

Climate time capsule shows previously hidden interactions between greenhouse gases and climate...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Polar

flood waters hit manhattan

Manhattan Seawall faces a tidal challenge

Surges from rising storm tides threaten seawall as a protective barrier...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

scientists use box cores to collect sediment in the saint lawrence estuary

Marine sediments contain a missing chemical link in global ocean processes

Soluble manganese, an essential life element, is more abundant than once thought...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

thin films just a few nanometers thick can improve efficiency of renewable energy technologies

Thin films improve energy conversion reaction times

Nickel and iron infused films hasten catalytic activity...

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials

still image from a video depicting the removal of aerosol particles from a hurricane via rain

Shaking the dust from the clouds

Tropical clouds transfer African dust from atmosphere to ocean ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

global average temperatures taken with nasa's atmospheric infrared sounder

Heading for an 11,000-year record high

Earth's temperatures have risen from near record lows to near record highs in just a century ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

therapeutic agents enhance tumor imaging

Less Toxic Tumor Imaging

Novel drugs help diagnose tumors more quickly while minimizing toxic effects...

Research Areas: Engineering

Photo of two scientists loading ice cores into a large metal basin, blue sky, mountains in background

New Discovery on the Interaction of Cosmic Rays and Glacier Ice

Discoveries will allow scientists to use the carbon-14 isotope of methane to better understand how methane in the atmosphere changes at times of global warming....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Polar

elwha river restoration in olympic national park

Toward Better Environmental Decisions

Decision-making framework provides guidance when uncertainty arises...

Research Areas: People & Society

solid-state energies of common elements

Simplifying Electronegativity

Novel approach to chemical concept improves design of energy efficient materials...

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials

Graduate students in the lab

Training Next-Generation Chemists

Unique internship program precedes doctoral study...

Research Areas: Education, Chemistry & Materials

aerial view of LIGO detector arms

Laser Observatory Puts the Squeeze on Noise

Noise-reducing technique improves LIGO detection sensitivity...

Research Areas: Physics, Astronomy & Space

3d person icon at desk with computer

Researchers Enable End Users to Build More Dependable Software

Techniques help users be more effective at finding and fixing defects and guarding against new defects...

Research Areas: Computing, People & Society

A group of penguins on floating ice

What Is Going On With Adelie Penguin Populations?

Human and natural processes operating at a range of scales may impact the population dynamics of this remote species...

Research Areas: Biology, Polar

copepod egg sacs

Genetic Testing Reveals Bering Sea Copepod

Pinpointing species provides clues to changes in the region...

Research Areas: Polar

Exploratory well in Iceland, seen from a distance

Molten Rock in Iceland Volcano Could Become Alternative Energy Source

Team makes surprise discovery--shallow magma...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

Inner ear of a frog

Fine Tuning Nanomaterials

Ion beam microscope probes tomorrow's building blocks....

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials, Nanoscience

Mt. Hood

Magma Mixing Explains Eruptions of Mount Hood

Once mixing occurs, eruptions can take place quickly--within weeks or months...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

Adult mosquito descends into a pitcher plant leaf.

Genetics Reveal Evolutionary Response to Rapid Climate Change

Mosquito genes point to the insects' first home in the southern Appalachian Mountains....

Research Areas: Biology


Toward More Reliable Weather Forecasts

Forecasting may improve because new models include the most recent data. ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

fluorescent human chromosomes

Fluorescent Marker Highlights Faulty Genes

Glowing DNA labels could improve disease research, diagnostics and drug development....

Research Areas: Biology, Engineering

Speeding up communication through materials science

Major Advance in Materials Science Means Greener, Faster, Affordable Consumer Electronics

NSF-funded researchers have developed technology that could break existing speed barriers in electronic devices....

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials, Nanoscience

Photo of fruit fly in flight

Sometimes Timing Is Everything

Researchers have extensively studied the genes that control circadian clocks and their work suggests that knowledge of the fly's circadian clock can be put to our advantage....

Research Areas: Biology, Chemistry & Materials

Image of Mt. Hood

Triggers of Volcanic Eruptions in Oregon's Mount Hood Investigated

A new study has found that mixing of two different magma types likely caused the historic eruptions of Mount Hood, Oregon's tallest mountain. ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

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