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Molly Cordell cares for a giraffe at Safari West in Santa Rosa, CA
Alumni and Friends

A passion for wildlife conservation: Zoologist takes care of a little bit of Africa

Zoology graduate Molly Cordell ('16) trained and cared for African hooved animals for four years; now working toward career in wildlife conservation.

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How our scientists are working for a sustainable future

With expertise spanning marine ecology, biofuel development, new modes of energy capture, evolutionary genetics and the microbiomes of coral reefs, OSU is committed to research that puts the environment first.

Planetary geologist and OSU alumna Briony Horgan in front of an image of the Perseverance rover.
Alumni and Friends

Oregon State alum plays integral role in Perseverance landing

2005 physics alumna and planetary geologist Briony Horgan's research was key to determining the location on Mars for the Perseverance rover to explore. Explaining the challenge her team faced, she said, "“If we had to choose just one spot on Earth to gather all the data about the entire history of the planet — well, where would you go?”

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Alumni and Friends

Marine biology alumna develops tool to improve care for the giant Pacific octopus

Meghan Holst, a 2014 marine biology graduate and a biologist at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco, co-developed a tool to help aquarists make end-of-life decisions for the giant Pacific octopus, a popular species in aquariums across the U.S.

Drew Haven standing in front of farming fields.
Alumni and Friends

Meet a Science Grad - Drew Haven

Meet Drew Haven, physics and engineering physics graduate and current Research & Development Manager for Saint-Gobain Crystals.  

Scott Rennie standing in front of plaque.
Alumni and Friends

Meet a Science Grad - Scott Rennie

Meet Scott Rennie, biology graduate and attorney at Schmidt & Yee, PC.

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Alumni and Friends

Meet a Science Grad: Samantha Lewis

Meet Samantha Lewis, 2008 zoology graduate and assistant professor of cell and developmental biology at the University of California - Berkeley.

Román Hernández
Alumni and Friends

Attorney and science alum awarded Alumni Legacy Award for civil rights advocacy

Román D. Hernández (’92), an alumnus of the College of Science, received the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Legacy Award on the occasion of the 39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Oregon State University.

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Alumni and Friends

Meet a Science Grad: Katherine Ganio

Meet Katherine Ganio, 2009 biochemistry & biophysics alumna and research fellow at the University of Melbourne.

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Alumni and Friends

Meet a Science Grad: Steven Kurtz

Meet Steven Kurtz, BioHealth Sciences alumnus who is studying to become a physician assistant and extreme sports enthusiast.

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Alumni and Friends

Meet a Science Grad: Theodore Zava

Meet Theodore Zava, 2009 biology graduate and research associate at ZRT Laboratory.

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Alumni and Friends

Meet a Science Grad: Tari Tan

Meet Tari Tan, biochemistry and biophysics alumna and currently the Director of Educational Programming for Neurobiology and the Ph.D. program in Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School.