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Students

Undergraduate research: SURE making a difference

Over 11 weeks in 2022, 40 College of Science students worked with faculty mentors to design their own experiments, learn to use new lab equipment, get out in the field and draft papers for publication. In short, they got to be full-time research scientists.

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Students

This undergraduate is "krilling" it

Giulia Wood’s summer activities — or, in her case, winter — have included polar plunges into the Southern Ocean, listening to cracking glaciers and conducting research on Antarctic krill. 

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Students

Biology senior looks forward to a rewarding career in occupational therapy

After graduating with a degree in biology and a certificate in medical humanities, Abigail LaVerdure has moved to Henderson, Nevada to begin her doctorate in occupational therapy (OT) at Touro University.

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Students

Graduating senior finds a home in physics

Native to Edmonds, Washington, graduating senior Abbie Glickman credits her high school physics teacher for helping her see how she could apply mathematical concepts to understand the physical world around her. “When I took physics the first time, he made sure that I knew that I belonged in physics,” she said.

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Students

From restaurant manager to chemistry Ph.D. student, '22 grad prepares to mentor

This spring, Karlie Wiese is graduating with a degree in chemistry from Oregon State University and has been accepted into the University’s materials chemistry Ph.D. program. But Wiese is not your typical undergraduate student.

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News

Celebrating the extraordinary Class of 2022!

Congratulations to our College of Science Class of 2022 graduates! This year’s College of Science graduating class includes 620 undergraduate students receiving baccalaureate degrees, including 88 Honors grads. The College also awarded 120 graduate degrees: 39 doctoral degrees and 81 master’s degrees.

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Students

Zoology graduate and conservationist engages people through art

Graduating this year with an online degree in zoology, Zoey Vagner hopes to use her education from Oregon State University to help raise public awareness about science to preserve the world we live in.

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Students

BioHealth sciences senior pivots to medical device sales to ‘help patients breathe that much easier’

Cody Fretwell, (BioHealth Sciences, '22) switched from biology to biohealth sciences for the pre-physician assistant option.  Four years later, he is happy with his decision. “I’ve enjoyed a lot of the classes specific to my major, focusing more on the human aspects of biology.”

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Alumni and Friends

Alumna inspired to make a difference for LGBTQ+ students in the College of Science with new scholarship fund

Alumna and longtime supporter Judy Faucett (Mathematics ’70) has established the first scholarship in the College of Science specifically for LGBTQ+ students experiencing homelessness or other extreme circumstances.

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OSU Press Releases

Volunteerism a way of life for biochemistry and biophysics student

Third-year Honors biochemistry and biophysics student Grace Petrina is committed to volunteering her time and talent, involved in a host of local community outreach efforts.   

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Students

Mathematics graduate to research cross-cultural psychology for Fulbright

Pre-med Honors student Saki Nakai double majored in psychology and mathematics, completing a French minor abroad. Next year, a Fulbright award will support her research in Luxembourg.