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Food Monitoring

Food Monitoring Food is a Data Problem The OSU Sustainable Tourism Lab, along with partners in the College of Engineering and Computer Science are using machine learning and AI to monitor food intake to improve health outcomes.  This project is part of a larger project to optimize the food supply chain from farm to trash. […]

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On The Road Again!

Pura Vida! Costa Rica Research Day One: Truly filled with pure life, Costa Rica is not only amazing for its views but also for its various communities. Lucia and I were given the opportunity of a lifetime to travel through this amazing country with our professor, Todd, and collect data with students from the local

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NBC News: No free parking or hot tub ragers: Tourist destinations tighten their rules

Tourist destinations tighten their rules No free parking or hot tub ragers: Tourist destinations tighten their rules​ March 31, 2023, 6:00 AM PDTBy Harriet BaskasView the article here: As travel demand continues to rebound, some popular locales are rethinking how many visitors to welcome and what types of activities to accept — or charge for. Cyclists

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OPB Think Out Loud Interview: Sustainable Tourism Lab measures how residents weigh pros, cons of tourism in their communities

Sustainable Tourism Lab OPB Think Out Load Interview: Sustainable Tourism Lab measures how residents weigh pros, cons of tourism in their communities By Gemma DiCarlo (OPB) Jan. 5, 2023 5:23 p.m. View or listen to the full interview here: According to the Oregon Tourism Commission, tourism is a $10 billion industry in Oregon, generating $1.2 billion

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Community Sentiment of Tourism

How Does the Community View Tourism? With the goal of understanding more about how local communities perceive the tourism industry, researchers from the hospitality management program conducted several resident sentiment surveys. The survey sought feedback from stakeholders to gauge sentiment toward tourism overall and understand how it varies across key demographic and geographic lines. To

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Building A Sustainable Workforce

The labor shortage in the hospitality industry is significant and is impacting the industry’s ability to grow and serve customers. In 2016, OSU’s hospitality management degree faculty and students began researching this vital issue. Our research continues to expand and, after presenting our results at several conferences, we are now focused our energy on the solutions to

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