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Biomedical Science

Oregon State University expands coronavirus prevalence study to Bend

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, is expanding to include two days of sampling in Bend.

TRACE staff member wearing mask on job site
Biomedical Science

Trace week two results suggest one person per 1,000 in Corvallis was infected with SARS CoV-2

Results from the second weekend of door-to-door sampling May 2-3 by Oregon State University suggest that about one person in 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 during that period.

Rusty Root standing next to a sign about hand washing
News

ChemStores manager at the Root of pandemic problem-solving

For Rusty Root, trekking a few miles off campus to Printing and Mailing three mornings a week to retrieve the mail for the College of Science isn’t drudgery.

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Statistics

Statistics assistant professor receives Ecampus award for teaching excellence

The College of Science is proud to congratulate Charlotte Wickham, an assistant professor in the statistics department, for receiving the 2020 Ecampus Excellence in Online Teaching and Student Engagement Award.

Cindy Fisher standing at a doorway to one of the refrigerator rooms in Nash Hall
Faculty and Staff

Nash’s ‘Radar O’Reilly’: Longtime building manager keeps watch over research labs during campus shutdown

In Nash Hall, the Microbiology Department has 30 labs and auxiliary spaces spread over four stories. When most researchers are staying home or only visiting their labs once a week, Cindy Fisher, Nash Hall building manager, is walking the halls weekly ensuring decades of research is safe and sound. 

TRACE field staff
Biomedical Science

TRACE first week's results suggest two people per 1,000 in Corvallis were infected with SARS-CoV-2

Results from the first weekend of TRACE-COVID-19 door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University suggest that about two people per 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 when they were tested.

Jamie Cornelius holding a bird
News

As husband races across oceans to get home, songbird researcher prepares for very strange first term at OSU

Jamie Cornelius juggles being a new faculty member with family and research demands under unexpected circumstances.

Katie Jäger
News

Stats department counts the ways instructor saves the day

Senior statistics instructor Katie Jager went above and beyond to support her colleagues transition to remote teaching.

Biobutanol
Chemistry

Chemist makes key advance toward production of important biofuel

An international research collaboration, led by Kyriakos Stylianou, an assistant professor of chemistry at Oregon State University, has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel for gasoline-powered engines could pave the path away from fossil fuels.

pigments of color surrounding color wheel in OSU color palette
Chemistry

Chemist famous for historic discovery of blue pigment receives NSF award to look for new red

Mas Subramanian, distinguished professor of chemistry at Oregon State University, has received a special $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue the holy grail of color research: an inorganic red pigment that’s vivid, safe and durable.

Bruce Menge talking with student Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman at an Oregon tidepool
News

Bruce Menge elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Marine ecologist Bruce Menge was elected a member of the American Academy of the Arts & Sciences. He is only the sixth OSU faculty member to earn this distinguished honor. 

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Chemistry

OSU spinout company Inpria raises $31 million

A scientific breakthrough leads to an innovative solution for the marketplace