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Student club EMUS (Ethnic Minorities United in STEM)
People

Student clubs support strong communities of diverse scientists

College of Science students tap into a network of clubs to find their voice, grow professionally and serve the community. Groups underrepresented in STEM, including women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals, forge a more inclusive future together in these student clubs.

Dr. Ryan Mehl
News

Breaking down barriers for remote learning

When the global pandemic forced the closure of college science departments across the nation, Dr. Kari van Zee, Dr. Ryan Mehl, Dr. Rick Cooley, and graduate student Phil Zhu—department faculty and research members at Oregon State University—had to think fast to adapt their hands-on senior-level research methods course to support remote and hybrid models of learning.

Oregon State physics graduate with daughter amid tulips.
Students

From a construction job to Hewlett Packard, a physics major takes an unconventional path to reach his goals

Rohal Kakepoto valued the expertise of the faculty and the intimate and supportive atmosphere of the physics department. Like many of Oregon State physics graduates, Kakepoto landed a job as an engineer at Hewlett Packard in Corvallis, which he will start right before graduation.

Faculty and Staff Awards
Faculty and Staff

2020-21 College of Science awards: Celebrating excellence in research and administration

The College of Science celebrated research and administrative excellence at its virtual 2021 awards ceremony on April 22.  

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Faculty and Staff

2020-21 College of Science awards: Celebrating excellence in teaching and advising

On April 22, the College of Science celebrated its 2021 faculty and staff awards in a virtual ceremony, recognizing excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising.

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OSU Press Releases

Marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco joins White House to lead climate and environment initiatives

One of the most highly cited marine ecologists in the world, Distinguished Professor Jane Lubchenco, will lead climate and environmental science efforts in the White House as the new deputy director of climate and environment.

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Diversity in Science

Standing with our Asian community members

On behalf of the College, we wish to express our strong, unwavering support for Asian students, faculty and staff in our community and affirm everyone’s right to a safe and healthy university.

Dr. Michael Waterman
Alumni and Friends

Father of computational biology receives prestigious applied mathematics award

Genomics pioneer Dr. Michael Waterman (’64, ’66) has received the William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics. Waterman, a distinguished College of Science alumnus, is widely regarded as a trailblazer in computational biology. His work in the 1980s formed one of the theoretical cornerstones for many DNA mapping and sequencing projects, including the Human Genome Project.

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Alumni and Friends

From Botswana to Los Angeles, OSU biochemistry alum now on the front lines of COVID-19

Since graduating from OSU with a degree in biochemistry & biophysics, Bango has been in the Peace Corps, worked in a malaria research laboratory in Botswana and is now working on the front lines of COVID-19 testing and treatment in Los Angeles County, California.

Ian Colliard working in a lab with Professor May Nyman
News

Chemistry student picked for DOE research program

A Ph.D. candidate in the OSU College of Science has been selected for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research program.

College of Science Head Advisor Heather Arbuckle smiling with Benny Beaver
News

College of Science advisor helps connect students with emergency funds to stay in school

College of Science head advisor Heather Arbuckle has been instrumental in connecting students in need with the College's Equity Promise Scholarship. Since the onset of COVID-19, the number of applications for scholarship funds has skyrocketed.

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Mathematics

Mathematics and writing senior awarded Department of Energy fellowship

Megan Tucker will graduate next month with a substantial amount of research experience under her belt: She was awarded the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship, which gave her the opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary team at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Albany, Oregon, during the summer of 2019. The new knowledge gained from her internship helped her land a job as a technical writer with Amazon Web Services — a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments.