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Dr. Samuel Wang with OSU's previous president Ed Ray and his wife, Beth Ray standing together along the Memorial Union Java Stop balcony.
Alumni and Friends

Estate gift to help faculty advance 'fundamental discoveries' in science

The College of Science received a generous endowment gift from the estate of Dr. Samuel Shan-Ning Wang, which will support College of Science faculty to maintain state-of-the-art facilities and advance scientific discoveries.

Van Anh Vu
Alumni and Friends

Biohealth sciences, pre-pharmacy alumna graduated early to care for patients during the pandemic

As a 12th-grader, Van Anh Vu was accepted into the College of Pharmacy as part of the college’s Early Assurance Program and completed her bachelor’s degree in biohealth sciences and international studies at Oregon State University.

Eva Galvez sitting in office space
Diversity in Science

Biology alumna at the forefront of migrant healthcare in Oregon during the Covid-19 pandemic

Dr. Eva Galvez’s (Biology ’99) family background and passion for holistic care have led her into migrant labor camps, radio stations, mobile clinics, and the world of public policy.

Zack Bango smiling in front of a white background, wearing a CORE shirt
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.

Mahtab Brar smiles in front of a background of white siding.
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 wearing scrubs in hospital hallway
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.

Justin Sanders sitting in lab
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. 

Warren Washington pictured with his wife Mary in front of the Valley Library
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.

student learning assistant helping peers during lecture in the Learning Innovation Center
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.

Joel Peterson standing in front of waterfall
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.