CEDI in the News

Adriana Perez

Beyond the Classroom

The impact of undergraduate experiential learning after graduation.
When deciding where I wanted to go to...

Maria Zamora Re, right, speaks about irrigation techniques during Washington State University’s Spanish-language field day dedicated to irrigation basics and management in tree fruit at the Roza research orchard (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)

Oregon State University irrigation specialist highlights technology at Washington State University Spanish-language field day — Video

Irrigation specialist Maria Zamora Re has been at Oregon State University for three years but made her first public presentation specifically to...

Roberto Ponce Velez

Two OSU Students Recognized by the Udall Foundation for Environmental Leadership and Tribal Public Policy

Roberto Ponce Velez, an OSU junior in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences has been named a 2024 Udall Scholar in the...

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Oregon State receives $10 million grant to work with 13 Native American Tribes on hemp economic development

The project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, seeks to develop sustainable supply...

Left; Calhoun Lark, right; Michael Sonza. Photo is from the 2023 Cultivating Change Foundation’s summit at the USDA’s headquarters in Washington DC.

OSU clubs bring inclusivity to agriculture

Two clubs in Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Science are working to help underrepresented students find community and careers...

Asian Farmer. photo: Getty Images

Oregon State University receives more than $1 million in federal grants

U.S. Senate officials said that OSU’s Multicultural Scholars Program will receive $250,000 to provide scholarships for multicultural students...

Oregon State University receives more than $1 million in federal grants

Dr. Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez, the associate dean of academic programs for OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, said the federal grant funds will...

OSU CAS 2023 MarComm Platinum Winner

Oregon State University-College of Agricultural Science wins Platinum MarCom Award for Advertising Strategy with Diversity in Action Magazine

The campaign was designed entirely in-house by the Oregon State marketing team and ran in eight issues of Diversity in Action. Ads focused on...

OSU SACNAS at the National Diversity in STEM Conference (NDiSTEM)

OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences proud to Participate in the 2023 National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Conference

Thousands of students, scientists, and university leaders from all over the nation converged in Portland to equip, empower and energize the...

Silhouette of a farm windmill. Photo by Betsy Hartley.

Crisis helpline for Oregon’s agricultural and forestry communities is now open

The Oregon Agristress Helpline – 833-897-2474 – is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by call or text. The voice line can be accessed...

VIEW Fellow Jose Torres tracks bighorn sheep in Mojave. Credit: Leigh Combrink

View Fellows Seize Opportunities to Divesify Wildlife Profession

As part of the fellowship, students work for 10 weeks at paid, mentored research programs. Each student is paired with a faculty mentor from the...

Pacific Northwest consortium aims to improve potato production with eco-friendly methods

Oregon State University is using the grant, which came from the US Department of Agriculture, to explore practices to improve soil health and...

Jacob Mogler, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, raises sheep on 14 acres near Corvallis.  Photo Credit Amanda Loman

OSU Extension answers the call to serve veterans interested in farming

Teagan Moran, OSU Extension Small Farms coordinator in the Willamette Valley, had that goal in mind when she started the program. At the 2019...

Maricela Diaz (left) and Beatriz Botello Salgado talk about the vegetables Diaz has planted in the Juntos en el Jardin garden at the the Oregon Coast Community College North County Center in Lincoln City.  Photo: Crdit Amanda Loman

Through Juntos en el Jardin, families come together to grow their own food

"A great deal of our housing here in Lincoln City is apartments and the residents don’t have access to be able to grow their own food. This...

Nicole Sanchez

Nicole Sanchez: Taking on new challenges

“I wanted the opportunity to see a different part of the country,” says Sanchez, who was raised, educated and worked in Virginia, North Carolina...

5 tips for growing potent peppers

Ezequiel Lopez-Reyes, Oregon State University Extension Service Open Campus and Juntos student success coordinator, has been growing his home...

MANRRS student group photo

2023 MANRRS National Training Conference and Career Expo

OSU MANRRS Chapter – Conference Report submitted by Wanda Crannell
Atlanta, Georgia, April 12 – 16, 2023...

Peppers growing in a garden. Photo by Ezequiel Lopez-Reyes

How this gardener weathers the challenges of growing peppers in Oregon

Ezequiel Lopez-Reyes will never forget the taste of fresh fruit and vegetables brought straight from his father’s farm field when he was a child...

Su Propio Cultivo

OSU Extension’s ‘Growing Your Own’ gardening book now available in Spanish

This 24-page, magazine-style guide was introduced in 1991 and has helped teach thousands of Oregonians how to grow a vegetable garden. But until...

2023 Frances Dancy Hooks Award: Dana Sanchez with Maria Chávez-Haroldson

2023 Frances Dancy Hooks Award: Dana Sanchez

Congratulations to Dr. Dana Sanchez for receiving the 2023 Frances Dancy Hooks Award!

The Frances Dancy Hooks Award was first awarded...

Rollins and USFWS Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program staff work in the field in White Salmon, Washington. USFWS Photo: J. Rowlen

US Fish and Wildlife Service and regional MANRRS Chapters Collaborate for student internship opportunities

USFWS staff in the Pacific Northwest region are piloting a first and second year undergraduate internship for students in the region’s...

Social Identities Intersectionality and the Experiences of Women and Women of Color in Marine, Aquatic and Fisheries Science Professions

Social Identities, Intersectionality, and the Experiences of Women and Women of Color in Marine, Aquatic, and Fisheries Science Professions

In many STEM fields, women are considered an underrepresented social group and have been the subject of research and initiatives focused on...

Dungeness crab in trap. Photo by Pat Kight, Oregon Sea Grant.

Oregon State and partners to receive $4.2 million to study stressors facing Dungeness crab, other marine life under climate change

Siletz Tribal member and TEK specialist Samantha Chisholm Hatfield, an assistant research professor in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife,...

Building on fire. Smoke in the air.

Documentary "Element" Features OSU Work, Begins Darkside Run

Lisa Ellsworth, served as an adviser on the film project. Ellsworth, a range ecologist, studies the long-term consequences of fire in forests...

Kirby Schmidt

Kirby Schmidt attended the National Cultivating Change Summit

Kirby Schmidt attended the National Cultivating Change Summit this fall in Washington...

man testing a potato

Oregon State and partners will receive $50 million grant to develop climate-smart potatoes

Oregon State University is collaborating with the University of Idaho and Washington State University, Tribal nations, commodity groups and...

Rollins and USFWS Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program staff work in the field in White Salmon, Washington. USFWS Photo: J. Rowlen

From Textbooks to Field Guides: An Intern's Journey into the World of Conservation

This summer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Science Applications Program had the pleasure of hosting Venecia Rollins as their...

Oregon has approved the use of this species, Psilocybe cubensis, in its psilocybin program.  photo contributed Getty Images

Oregon’s psilocybin program stands on thousands of years of indigenous experience

A new paper recently published in the journal Fungal Biology summarizes centuries of psilocybin use among shamans and guides who treated people...

OSU grad student Melissa Ghergich, volunteer Sarah Brady and Executive Director of Oregon Black Pioneers dig a test pit during an archaeological dig at the homestead site of Letitia Carson. Photo: Brian Hayes/ Statesman Journal

Resilience, opportunity and struggle: Preserving and sharing the history of Letitia Carson

Oregon State University, Oregon Black Land Trust, Oregon Black Pioneers and the Linn-Benton NAACP chapter have begun preserving and sharing the...

A backyard garden.  Credit Chris LaBelle

OSU Extension Master Gardener Program increases diversity, equity and inclusivity

With 2,293 volunteers across the state, the 45-year-old Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener program served 38,000...

National MANRRS 36th Annual Career Workshop group photo

Four Oregon State Students win big at the national MANRRS conference

Learn more about the great showing of OSU at this year’s conference, including the National MANRRS Bowl

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

OSU CAMP (Oregon State University College Assistance Migrant Program) and College of Agricultural Sciences Multicultural Scholars Program

This multicultural scholar program provides opportunities for Latinx students with family histories of migrant or seasonal agricultural work...

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Environmental Sciences Diversity Scholarship (ESDS)

This fund, founded by Rick and Sylvia Cardwell and his wife, aims to increase opportunities for students who have high financial need and are...

Screenshot of Spanish webpage

The College of Agricultural Sciences Launches Spanish-language Education Webpage

The education page was recently translated to Spanish to help current and prospective students and their Spanish-speaking families have better...

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

College of Agricultural Sciences CAMP Announces 2022 winners

OSU CAMP (Oregon State University College Assistance Migrant Program), and OSU CAS (College of Agricultural Sciences) is proud to announce five...

AgSci Alum Lauren Lewis, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

After completing his degree, Lauren Lewis returned home to work as a chemist helping to protect First Foods - critical natural resources that...

Charlotte and Sweet Potatoes

Master Gardeners and the Culture of Gardening

The voices of gardeners growing plants to connect with their heritage, culture and identity.

Group in the HJ Andrews forest

Vanguarding an Inclusive Ecological Workforce (VIEW) Fellowship in FWCS Department

The Vanguarding an Inclusive Ecological Workforce (VIEW) Fellowship, created and hosted by the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and...

¡Bienvenido a Beaver Nation!

Le damos la bienvenida a la Facultad de Ciencias Agrícolas de Oregon State University. Nos esforzamos por crear una comunidad cordial que...

Alex Avila - Fishereies PhD Candidate

Women in Science

Staci Simonich - Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences
Achala KC - Plant Pathology
Emily Carlson - Honey Bee Lab
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Black and Brown Farmers of Color

More than a dozen farm businesses, nonprofit community organizations, a restaurant, and variety trial research projects are now sharing two...

2023 MANRRS group photo

Diversifying the Agricultural Space: OSU Minority Society

MANRRS stands for Minorities in Agricultural and Natural Resource-Related Sciences, and is one of the largest and most diverse national non-...

Research being done in a stream

Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences researcher co-authors academic study of diversity and inclusion published in American Fisheries Society

By Ivan Arismendi, Katherine R. McLaughlin and Brooke E. Penaluna 

The inclusion of diverse individuals in ecological sciences has...