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Students

Continuing a family tradition: Mahtab Brar pursues a future in medicine

Despite early reservations, Mahtab Singh Brar graduated from Oregon State in spring as an Honors biology major and pre-med option. He will start medical school at OHSU in the fall to begin his career in medicine.

Dr. SreyRam Kuy (Microbiology, Philosophy '00)
Alumni and Friends

Microbiology alumna and surgeon's journey from refugee camps to healthcare leadership

In her role as a Health Innovators Fellow at the Aspen Institute, Kuy developed a Covid-19 Preparation Tool to help healthcare facilities, businesses and communities rapidly gauge their preparedness for the outbreak, identify areas of weakness and strategically target resources for their greatest impact.

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Microbiology

Microbiology alum helps produce critical COVID-19 test component for Oregon hospitals

When Samaritan Health Services asked Oregon State University last week if there was anything the university could do to help, researches in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine realized there was something they could do. 

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Diversity in Science

Climate science pioneer extends legacy with scholarship gift

Nationally known climate scientist and Oregon State University alumnus Warren Washington and his wife, Mary, have established OSU’s largest endowed scholarship fund for students engaged in climate studies.

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Student Success

Building student success: Peer-to-peer learning garners crucial support from science alumni

The Learning Assistant program in the College of Science has reduced the drop-fail-withdrawal rate in several key courses by half and has become a model for other colleges at the university.

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Microbiology

Alumnus and founder of Ravenswood winery supports early professional exposure for students

Before he founded what became world-famous Ravenswood Winery, alumnus Joel Peterson was a pre-med student, ambulance driver, backpack traveler in Europe, research immunologist and clinical laboratory scientist.

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Mathematics

Knowledge is more important than grades says math alumnus and American Express chief technologist

Patrick Franklin’s (BS ’89) mathematics education helped him adapt and thrive in some of the most competitive and iconic work places in America.

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Alumni and Friends

Recognizing outstanding achievement: 2019 Alumni Awards

The College of Science is pleased to announce its outstanding 2019 Alumni Award recipients.

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Alumni and Friends

Alumnus highlights important role of statisticians in clinical trials

Alumnus Ben Lyons (Ph.D. ’97) has taken his passion for biostatistics far, carving out a successful career in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry.

Warren Washington in office space
Alumni and Friends

Eminent climate scientist wins 2019 Lifetime Achievement in Science Award

Pioneering climate scientist and alumnus Warren Washington to present the 2019 Distinguished Lecture on October 11, 2019.

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Alumni and Friends

Distinguished Service Award: Embracing a legacy of Chinese scholarship

The Wei Family Foundation will receive College of Science Distinguished Service Award for their extraordinary commitment to the university and institution.

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Alumni and Friends

2019 Distinguished Alumni Awardee, a visionary in the winemaking landscape

Zelma Long (’65) is one of America’s best-known winemakers. Considered a pioneer in California wines, she is known for cultivating premium wines with scientific rigor.