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Portland State chemistry student Joseph Thiebes loves materials science and explored battery technology during NASA internship

Chemistry is his major but materials science is his passion. Meet Portland State University student Joseph Thiebes. He’s expected to graduate in December and go on to grad school, but last summer, he also completed a pretty cool research internship: … Continue reading

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Odds and ends: Portland ranks in the middle of metro areas for STEM work, and a Vancouver man is a winner in NASA contest

Here are a couple of news and online items that recently caught our attention at Science In Portland. First, WalletHub, a personal finance website, recently put out its 2016 ranking of the best and worst metro areas for STEM (science, … Continue reading

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Out-of-this-world ping-pong: Portland State student designed paddles that got some play on space station (Q&A, video, photo)

It wasn’t your typical game of ping-pong. The paddles were hydrophobic, the ball was a sphere of water, and the player was an astronaut orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station. NASA’s Scott Kelly marked the 300th day — Jan. … Continue reading

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NASA scholarships, space grants pile up at PCC, thanks to physics instructor

Good STEM can come in small* packages. Take Portland Community College, for instance. When you think of science and research in the Portland area, at least in terms of academia, your first thought may run to Oregon Health and Science University … Continue reading

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Explore 50 years of NASA poking around in our solar system at October Science on Tap

Space science and suds: They’re two things that go great together, and where you can find them paired up next in the Portland/Vancouver area is at the October installment of the area’s Science on Tap lecture series. The event will … Continue reading

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NASA astronaut Don Pettit shares stories of space at Portland State University seminar

What happens when you play with candy corn in microgravity or try to sip coffee aboard the International Space Station? These are all things that NASA astronaut Don Pettit explored on the ISS while partnering with Portland State University researchers … Continue reading

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