Nestled between rivers, mountains, and a rocky coastline—we’re all about beautiful contrasts.
We’re relentlessly innovative, but grounded in a history we’re constantly learning from. We’re thinkers who create, builders who dream, adventurers, and change agents happily rooted in our own personal arboretum.
We love technology and nature, abstract art and discrete mathematics. We believe in respect and inclusion, conversation, and collaboration, and we’re always interested in diverse perspectives.
“The UO offers so many programs and opportunities for students to pursue their interests. I'm beyond excited to be a part of the Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship, where I can conduct the communication research that I'm passionate about! What was once a hobby for me is now a potential career.”
“The University of Oregon has given me incredible opportunities to ground my research on racial and Queer justice in experiential advocacy. Over the last four years, I’ve had the privilege of working with incarcerated people at Oregon State Prison, helping pass environmental reform laws with OSPIRG Students, and writing a thesis on how race impacts hate crime convictions for Trans-femme murder victims.”
Ducks dive into research to find answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. We’re using big data to save and improve lives, striving to predict earthquakes and prevent deadly disease. We’re combining expertise across disciplines in math, biology, and genomics with bioengineering, neuroengineering, and precision medicine to fight cancer.
of Knight Campus internship graduates are employed within 3 months
Building for the Future
Even in my short time here, the evolution of the Knight Campus has been extraordinary, as we pursue science that helps people. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Knight for your investment and belief in us. Today, we celebrate not only how far we’ve come, but also how much further we will go, as we accelerate our efforts to help more people, sooner, reshaping not only discovery but also modern medicine.
Marian Hettiaratchi, Assistant Professor, Knight Campus
The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact welcomed its third cohort of undergraduate scholars this year. The students are paired with mentors who guide them through a yearlong research experience in Knight Campus-affiliated labs.