OPB Oregon Experience

Written by Kami Horton
Published June 11, 2018 on Oregon Public Broadcasting

Whether you realize it or not, you have used technology and products that came from Oregon State University.

It was OSU alumni who invented the computer mouse, wrinkle-free cotton and standard dental equipment.

Faculty developed the modern maraschino cherry and marionberry. Its Extension Service operates Outdoor School for over 30,000 Oregon fifth- and sixth-graders each year, along with 4H programs in every county in the state. Experiment Station scientists have developed high-yield wheat products used worldwide.

In 2018, Oregon State University celebrates 150 years as a land-grant institution with a mission to serve as a “school for the people of Oregon.”