Michaela, Kylee and Richelle Mockler Martens grew up in Portland and represent the 0.2 percent of the population born as triplets. All three have attended Oregon State, and all three plan to build things that make the world better.
New count-down technology can help you speed up and slow down at the exact right time for traffic signals. A Beaverton alumnus developed a cloud-connected timer for cars that is available to Portland drivers.
The College of Pharmacy is combatting the prolific, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The team is binding a peptide inhibitor to a protein called AniA to effectively kill the bacteria and keep it from spreading.
Chris Hagen, College of Engineering professor at OSU-Cascades, and his team have developed a hybrid motor that makes drones fly six times longer. More air time means new possibilities in search-and-rescue, firefighting and wildlife research missions.