Integrative Biology graduate students organized the 3rd annual IB Open House, held May 6 in conjunction with OSU Spring Family Weekend. Eleven faculty research labs participated, along with the Human Anatomy & Physiology teaching lab, the Plankton Ecology Lab, and the Oregon State Arthropod Collection. Talks, displays and live demonstrations enlightened and amused visitors of all ages. Some of the highlights included seeing a lung inflated, watching sea anemone feedings, and marveling at 99,000,000-year-old insects preserved in amber. Plan now to attend next year's event!

entrance to Cordley  

Photo courtesy of Shumpei Maruyama



Each year the IB Graduate Student Association (IBGSA) organizes a fun-filled and educational open house to showcase the amazing science and education taking place in the department.   It's a great opportunity to come witness and ask questions about the research and teaching that our unit acccomplishes. 

Maybe you're an alumni and want to learn about what your alma mater has been up to since you graduated or wish to reconnect with your past professors? Or maybe you're a friend or parent of a budding young scientist?  Or maybe you're an interested member of the Corvallis community -- no matter your background, age or expertise, come join us! We are excited to show you why we love what we do so much!

In addition to seeing exciting animals and checking out our teaching spaces, we are having a silent auction with items donated from graduate students and faculty from the Integrative Biology Department. 

The open house takes place during OSU's Spring Family Weekend. The open house is suited for curious people of all ages. It includes tours and activities in several research labs.