Portland State University (PSU) is a public state urban university located in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. Founded in 1946, it has the largest overall undergraduate and graduate enrollment of any university in the state of Oregon. It is also the only public university in the state that is located in a major metropolitan city. Portland State is part of the Oregon University System (OUS). The athletic teams are known as the Portland State Vikings with school colors of green and white. Teams compete at the NCAA Division I Level, primarily in the Big Sky Conference. Schools at PSU include the School of Business Administration, Graduate School of Education, School of Fine and Performing Arts, School of Social Work, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Report finds oldest voters 10-20 times more likely to vote for mayor than youngest ones
Voters ages 65 and older are 10-20 times more likely to cast ballots in mayoral elections than 18-to-34-year-olds, according to a new Portland State University (PSU) study of four U.S. cities.
Researchers develop method to drink espresso in zero-G
The Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University (PSU) today announced another advance in the development of micro-gravity drinking cups.
Trees help prevent asthma, respiratory diseases, study says
(Phys.org) —We all know that trees produce oxygen and help improve air quality.
At stoplights, pedestrians experience longer delays while cars are given priority
How long is too long to wait for the light to change? At stoplights, pedestrians often experience longer delays while cars are given priority.
Friends with benefits: Study finds insects aid in moss sex
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at Portland State University have discovered how mosses can use chemical cues to recruit small creatures to help with fertilization, via a process similar to pollination in flowering plants.
Is there hope for salmon in Northwest cities?
Swimming through cities is a fact of life for many salmon in the Northwest. With all their pavement and pollution, cities add to the challenges salmon face as they make their way to the ocean and back to their spawning grounds.
Study shows traditional marriage rates unaffected in states allowing same-sex marriage
The growing number of same-sex marriage laws in the United States has had no effect on the marriage rate among heterosexual couples according to new findings by researchers at Portland State University's School of Community ...
Study analyzes electric vehicle industry
A new study suggests the economic impact of the electric vehicle industry is already growing in Oregon.
Does driving drop when cycling spikes?
The bicycle counts suggested that, on Bike to Work Day, more people did bike to work. But did fewer people drive?
Study finds 'caffeinated' Oregon coast waters
(Phys.org) -- A new study finds elevated levels of caffeine at several sites in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Oregonthough not necessarily where researchers expected.