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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.

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Students

Aspiring forensic scientist gets boost from research opportunities

Many of us know of forensic science from crime TV shows. Madeline Bloom, an incoming senior in honors chemistry, is trying to make it her life.

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Students

Biology senior awarded Gilman Scholarship to pursue pre-med internship in Argentina

Julia Zavala is one of seven undergraduate students at Oregon State University to have been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Students use a variety of tools to conduct their summer research.
Students

Summer fellowships awarded to exceptional science students

The College of Science is proud to announce that 41 science students have received summer undergraduate research awards.

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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.

Trace-Covid in Newport
Biomedical Science

Oregon State University expands coronavirus prevalence study to Newport

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 Newport on June 20-21.

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Students

Exploring the Options: Cindy Cedeño chose OSU for research opportunities

Cindy Cedeño, a chemistry major and graduating senior, transferred to OSU to pursue her passion for research.

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Students

The class of 2020 finishes strong!

Congratulations to the Oregon State College of Science class of 2020! Despite massive challenges, our Science students have shown incredible resilience, grit and determination to succeed in their courses and complete their degrees.

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Students

Succeeding in physics with determination and focus after a nontraditional start

If there is one thing that Mai Sakuragi has learned during her time at Oregon State University, it is that, with passion and hard work, even seemingly impossible goals can be achieved.

Jacob Maynes; graduating biohealth science senior
Students

BioHealth senior’s race to the medical school finish line

Jacob Maynes, a senior majoring in biohealth sciences, will start medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie, Pennsylvania, this July after only three years of college.

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Students

Presidential scholar and Eagle Scout builds a future career in medicine.

Mathew Frischman, presidential scholar and biochemistry and molecular biology major, is driven toward a future career in neurology out of a desire to serve others. 

Image of Afua Nyarko's lab, featuring Diego Rodriguez, Kathy Kwok, Afua Nyarko, Kasie Baker and Amber Vogel
Students

Biochemistry senior credits Science faculty with helping him realize his ambition

An award-winning scholar and undergraduate researcher in biochemistry assistant professor Afua Nyarko’s lab, Diego Rodriguez exemplifies the power of using perseverance and dedication to achieve one’s goals.