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This issue of the Research and Strategic Partnerships (RSP) Quarterly Review highlights emerging research leaders.

On the sustainability front, environmental engineer Stephen Talke applies a historian’s perspective to extract climate-related information from tide gauge records along the Columbia River dating back over 100 years.

Environmental biogeochemist Jennifer Morse is looking at the hidden carbon costs of “green” practices, like installation of urban bioswales and the establishment of an urban growth boundary, which may have higher ecological costs than previously thought.

In the health arena, you can read about Gerasimos Fergadiotis’s latest work to help diagnose and cure aphasia, the debilitating loss of language that accompanies stroke and other brain injuries.

Electrical engineer Eric Wan uses signal processing to develop tools that can help older people remain in their homes rather than go to assisted living facilities.

The one veteran in our line-up, Biology Professor Ken Stedman, is working with a local startup company to commercialize some of his discoveries that can make vaccines more effective in rural parts of developing countries.

In the educational research sphere, Jennifer Noll of the Mathematics and Statistics Department is developing innovative ways to get students excited about learning statistics.

Curriculum and Instruction faculty member Jean Aguilar- Valdez is exploring how closer dialogue with students from diverse backgrounds can increase their success in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) courses.

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Portland State University

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Research & Strategic Partnerships: Quarterly Review, Volume 2, Issue 3