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You’re networked for life

When you receive your degree from the College of Science, you join an accomplished group of more than 28,000 alumni. From a marine scientist and ocean storyteller to xxx to a pioneering climate change scientist who xx], our alumni are making a difference.

Others are leading effective, meaningful careers outside of the spotlight as physicians, dentists, data analysts, materials scientists, nonprofit leaders, educators and business leaders. Whatever path you take, you are always a part of Team Science.

Engage with us

Your connection with the College doesn’t have to end when you graduate. The experiences and professional connections you make after graduation can benefit future science students in so many important ways. You can get involved—or give a financial gift if you choose. You can lend your expertise at our professional networking events, link students to opportunities to job shadow, do an internship, conduct research or fill a job opening. Or come to events hosted by your department, OSU Foundation or put on black and orange and come cheer on our Beavs athletic teams when they play in Corvallis

Follow us on social media

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Your success is our success

Your connection to the College of Science inspires our students to tackle some of today's most pressing problems. It gives them the tools they need to succeed and flourish, personally, academically and professionally. Your contributions are visible everywhere – from the scholarships, programs and internships you support for our students to the international and research experiences that help them apply classroom learning to achieve their goals outside the classroom.

Our students look to you as an example of how to contribute in a meaningful way and become a leader in science. We welcome you to engage with our students and faculty – whether it's coming to campus for an event, sharing career advice with a student, presenting a talk about your career path in science or giving back through philanthropy. Your support is invaluable.

Make a gift

One of the simplist ways to support the College and our students is through making a gift. Scholarship dollars help enable access to more students seeking the outstanding science education they will experience here and help students succeed by easing financial burdens and expanding their opportunities.

Alumni Awards

Recognizing excellence among our alumni and friends

The College of Science is proud to publicly recognize and honor our alumni and friends for their distinguished personal and career accomplishments and for exemplary contributions to society that brought credit to the College and to Oregon State University and has made a lasting impact in our communities and our lives.

Our alumni awards are the highest honors presented by the College to our alumni and friends on an annual basis. We are very proud to claim our alumni as part of our strong science community.

The College of Science launched its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan aimed at building a diverse and inclusive science community of excellence; serving as a global leader in scientific research and scholarship; and excelling in outreach, engagement, visibility and economic development. Our distinguished alumni embody these goals and are dedicated to advancing science and to supporting the next generation of leaders in science.

Our alumni are a testament that a science degree can transform lives and lead to personal and professional success to address some of the most pressing problems facing society. They inspire us all!

Learn more about these prestigious awards or nominate someone.

2018 Alumni Award recipients

2017 Alumni Award recipients

2016 Alumni Award recipients

2015 Alumni Award recipients

2014 Alumni Award recipients

2013 Alumni Award recipient

Contact us

To discuss how you can support the College of Science, please contact our Directors of Development for the College.

Tom McLennan

Sr. Director of Development
541-737-0847 office

Marlys Amundson

Director of Development
541-737-0055 office

Learn more about the latest philanthropy news, giving opportunities and events at Oregon State University by visiting the OSU Foundation website. Or make a gift online today.

Connect with the OSU Alumni Association

For more information on OSU alumni services, programs and events, visit the OSU Alumni Association website.