OSU oceanographers studied Antarctic under-ice water temperature, currents and salinity as part of a National Science Foundation research grant. The four-member team lived in one of the ten feet by twelve feet huts in the photo; the other served as their workspace. In September and October 1974, the crew experienced air temperatures with a wind chill of more than minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This photo first appeared in the January 1975 Oregon Stater.
The two researchers used the submarine to make dives of 9,200 feet off the coast of Ecuador. The dives were featured in the October 1977 issue of National Geographic. The Alvin was also used for dives off of the Oregon coast in the mid 1980s. This photograph appeared in the December 1978 Oregon Stater.
Gene Alexander explains how water heated by the parabolic reflector could be used to vaporize freon to produce electricity at the OSU Energy Fair, held in the Memorial Union quad. At the time, Alexander was a senior in Mechanical Engineering.
Wagner coached both OSU athletes at the Pan American games in Mexico City, where they both won gold medals. He coached at OSU from 1966 to 1975, compiling a dual meet record of 49-24. He led OSU to four top six finishes at the NCAA Championships, where the 1969 squad finished second. Nine of his athletes won individual NCAA titles, and fifteen athletes won twenty-three All-American honors. Tom Woods was a four-time All-American in the high jump and captured the 1972 NCAA title. Huntley competed at OSU in 1975 and participated on two U.S. Olympic teams. In the early 1970s, OSU was called the “high jump capital of the world” by some sportswriters due to the success of Dick Fosbury, Woods, Huntley and other Beaver high jumpers.
OSU defeated #1 ranked UCLA, 61-57, before 10,376 fans in Gill Coliseum. The win by the Beavers ended UCLA’s conference winning streak of 50 games. This photo, taken by student photographer Chris Johns, appeared in the March 1974 Oregon Stater. Johns tied his camera to one of the basket supports behind the backboard in order to get the photo.