Education & Outreach

The Tsunami Research Facility hosts a number of education and outreach activities throughout the year. These include programs for graduate students, undergraduates, and K-12 students and teachers.

  • Public open houses at the Tsunami Research Facility occur 2-3 times a year, during Oregon State's Dad's Weekend, Mom's Weekend, and the Corvallis da Vinci Days Festival.
  • K-12 Activities - Teachers, bring your 5th grade or older class to visit the Tsunami Research Facility. Tours can be tailored to fit your needs. To schedule a class tour please fill out the Tour Request Form.
  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - College students spend the summer working directly with tsunami researchers. Applications for the Summer 2013 REU program are closed. Look here for future REU opportunities.
  • The Mini Tsunami Wave Flume traveling exhibit has been featured annually at National Engineers Week in Washington DC for four years. Over a thousand children and adults constructed tsunami shelters out of Lego blocks and tested them in the mini-flume.
  • Ambassadors - Undergraduate students are trained and serve as tour guides for open houses and K-12 activities. They learn about tsunami research and gain experience presenting and interacting with the public. Interested? Contact Alicia Lyman-Holt.
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival - The facility staffed the mini tsunami wave flume exhibit at the National Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. Oregon State University hosted several exhibits at the Festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act.


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Tsunami - Killer Wave

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