SACNAS Conference applications open for IB grad students
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IB will sponsor up to eight grad students to participate in the SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Virtual Conference, Oct. 19-24, 2020. Please visit the application link. Deadline is Aug. 24.

Congratulations Will Fennie, Heather Fulton-Bennett and Kelsey Swieca!
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Integrative Biology PhD candidates Will Fennie, Heather Fulton-Bennett and Kelsey Swieca each received a Mamie L. Markham Research Award, administered by Hatfield Marine Science Center. These monetary awards will help the students advance their research.

On the move: What it takes to relocate millions of fragile insects, plants and seeds
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Chris Marshall and David Maddison are helping orchestrate the move of the 3 million specimens in the Oregon State Arthropod Collection in preparation for the Cordley Hall renovation.

Sea stars face uncertain future: A struggle with a mysterious disease
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Bruce Menge discusses sea star recovery following the wasting disease that decimated their West Coast populations in 2013 and 2014.

OSU Sea Grant awards $1.15 million for five coastal research projects
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Sally Hacker received a $230,000 grant from Oregon Seat Grant to study the impacts of a beach grass hybrid on PNW coastal ecosystems.