A record of the first seventy years in the life of Oregon State College - the illustrated story of her growth to the "major industry in the state', complete with the changing life and activity of her students and alumni.
The underlying aim of my dissertation was to contribute knowledge that may better support and foster STEM education improvement initiatives at public research universities. The two research studies included in my dissertation advance knowledge per perspectives of key stakeholders targeted by initiatives attempting to foster change, students and faculty. In...
In response to concern over a lack of diversity in STEM postsecondary programs,
institutions of higher education across the nation have promoted opportunities for
undergraduate research. Such opportunities have been shown to enrich student experiences
and success, especially for students from historically underrepresented groups. While these
benefits have been fairly...
This history concerns the scientific contributions of Charles
Babbage (1791-1871) to mathematics, to the invention of calculating
machines, and machine tools, to the development of scientific ideas
through a wide variety of scientific investigations and his involvement
in several different scientific reforms. Babbage considered himself
a philosopher in the broadest...
Sharp-shinned Hawks (Accipiter striatus), and Cooper's Hawks (A.
coo erii) in the conifer forests in northwestern Oregon and A.
striatus, A. cooperii, and Goshawks (A. gentilis) in the conifer
forests of eastern Oregon were syntopic during the nesting season.
In this study density of nests, nest success, and utilization of...
Between 1970 and 1974, data were collected on the distribution and biology of the spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in Oregon. One-hundred and sixteen pairs and seven single birds were located. Spotted owls occurred throughout the mountains of western Oregon and on the east slope of the Cascade Range at least...
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013) recommend that science courses engage communities of students in scientific practices that include building accurate conceptual models of phenomena central to the understanding of scientific disciplines. We offer a set of activities, implemented successfully at both the secondary and postsecondary levels,...