News & Awards

Below is a collection of accomplishments by OSU water faculty and students. These items are also posted in H2OSU, the weekly campus water newsletter. To add to this list, please email


Jay Zarnetske Receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award (05/10/2010)

Jay's paper was titled: Labile Dissolved Organic Carbon Availability Controls Hyporheic Denitrification: a 15N Tracer Study and he presented at the 2009 Fall AGU Meeting. Jay is a Ph.D. student in the Dept. of Geosciences & the Water Resources Graduate Program. This is the second year in a row that he has received this award.

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Bryan Tilt (Anthropology) releases book on environmental struggles in China (12/01/2009)

Oregon State University anthropologist Bryan Tilt’s new book, “The Struggle for Sustainability in Rural China: Environmental Values and Civil Society,” documents one rural Chinese community’s battle with environmental contamination, and what local residents are doing to fight pollution.

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Cody Hale (FERM) wins 2009 Horton Research Grant from AGU (10/02/2009)

Cody Hale, PhD student in Water Resources Science and the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, has won this year's Horton Research Grant from the American Geophysical Union. This award is for "best PhD proposal in hydrology" and carries with it a $10,000 prize.

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Desiree Tullos (BEE) awarded a NSF CAREER award (09/23/2009)

Desiree Tullos, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, was one of five OSU engineering faculty awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Dr. Tullos is examining the potential impacts of climate change on river ecosystems and identifying opportunities to mitigate those impacts.

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