Solving Important Environmental and Biomedical Problems


Training New Scientists through High-impact Research


Learning by Solving Real-world Problems


Providing Knowledge and Opportunity to the Next Generation of Scientists

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The Global Importance of Phosphate: Phosphorus, in its oxidized form, as phosphate, is a key ingredient in fertilizers used to sustain high crop yields and has no substitute in food production. The application of phosphate fertilizer is a critical feature in maintaining modern agriculture. Yet, phosphate rock ore, the main source of phosphorus is being mined at an unsustainable rate. Active reserves of phosphate ore are estimated to last 100 to 1...more

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Latest News

Oak Crest – Auritec Litigation at an End

September 7, 2018 Monrovia, CA   In November 2016, Auritec Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Auritec, a for-profit ph...

Monrovia Public Library Innovation Station Workshop

Summer is always a busy time at Oak Crest and this year we are teaming up with the Monrovia Public Library to present In...

Arcadia Performing Arts Center STEAM-M Evening

Under a slowly setting sun, the Oak Crest Institute of Science set up a display of microscopes and bug collection in the...

Video Tour

Marc Baum describes what a career as a Research Scientist is like, as part of the Gigniks project, where underserved Los Angeles County students are given the digital media skills they need to create their own online career video library.


Oak Crest Celebrates 20 Years!

On August 24th, there was a major party at the Oak Crest Institut...

Oak Crest Summer Programs in the News!

This week, Oak Crest summer programs were prominently showcased i...

Oak Crest Hosts Second IPCP Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 marked the beginning of a meeting of th...

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Our Blog

New Facility Blog: 04/28/17:

The loose ends have been tied up... The electricians have run all the ...

New Facility Blog: 04/21/17:

The electrical installation of all the new solar panels (car port and ...

New Facility Blog: 04/15/17:

Progress! The activities on the car port ramped up this week with the ...

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