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Dr. Stacey Harper wins ONES award

One of SNNI's faculty members, Dr. Stacey Harper (Oregon State University) has received a five-year, $1.9 million award as an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).  This is a highly competitive and prestigious award given to only a few of the most promising new faculty investigators.

Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry Awarded $20M for Phase II Expansion

CORVALLIS and EUGENE, Ore.—(Sept. 8, 2011)—A collaborative Oregon State University-University of Oregon Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, born under a National Science Foundation grant in 2008, is moving into a second phase under a new five-year, $20 million NSF grant.

Robert Tanguay receives Distinguished Professor Award

Dr. Robert Tanguay was one of two Oregon State University faculty members awarded the title of “distinguished professor”, the highest honor that OSU gives to its faculty for their teaching and collaborative research in biomedical sciences and environmental health science.

CAMCOR - FEI 3D Imaging Workshop

Center for Advanced Materials Characterization in Oregon (CAMCOR) and FEI invite you to participate in a 3D Imaging Workshop to be held at CAMCOR, located on the beautiful University of Oregon campus in Eugene, March 1st through March 3rd, 2011.

This unique 3-day event will include presentations, tutorials, practical workshops and discussion sessions focused on Sample Prep, Cryo- and (S)TEM- Tomography, and 3D Reconstruction.

PNNL's EMSL purchases $1M Microscope with its stimulus funds

PNNL's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) recently purchased a multi-photon confocal microscope using $1 million of it's $60 million of federal economic-stimulus money awarded to the lab. It is just one of the instruments, which include microscopy and mass spectrometry capabilities, slated for purchase with the stimulus money. In total, 31 new instruments, including upgrades are being purchased with the funds - opening greater opportunities for users of the facilities.

New approached needed to guage the safety of nanomaterials in pestisides

In a study published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, scientists from Oregon State University and the European Union outline six regulatory and educational issues that should be considered whenever nanoparticles are going to be used in pesticides. These issues include:

Anastas: Oregon leads in green chemistry

Christina Williams of the Sustainable Business Oregon writes "Paul Anastas is the science adviser to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a onetime Yale professor. But he's probably best known for his honorary title, the "Father of Green Chemistry." And he thinks Oregon is a world leader in the green chemistry realm.

New approaches needed to gauge safety of nanotech-based pesticides

Nanotechnology is about to emerge in the world of pesticides and pest control, and a range of new approaches are needed to understand the implications for public health, ensure that this is done safely, maximize the potential benefits and prevent possible risks, researchers say in a new report.

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