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News

Conserving coral reefs: Marine biologist receives coral society’s highest honor

Congratulations to Virginia Weis, University Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology, for receiving the Eminence in Research Award from the International Coral Reef Society.

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Students

Goldwater scholar already a 'highly prolific' published researcher

Honors Biochemistry and Molecular Biology junior Gretchen Fujimura is one of two Oregon State students to receive the 2022 Goldwater Scholarships, the nation’s top undergraduate award for sophomores and juniors in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Research

A sustainable future: Unravelling the data

Mathematics and statistics are two of the quickest-growing fields in the country, and it's not hard to guess why. In part three of this series, we examine some of the data-driven research that is helping usher in a new era of climate policy and action.

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Research

A sustainable future: How materials science can make the planet cleaner

For many OSU materials scientists, fighting climate change means finding cleaner energy sources, developing sustainable alternatives to wasteful industry processes, and drawing on unconventional means to reduce the pollution already in the environment.

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Faculty and Staff

Research grants to seed the next great idea

Seed funding from the College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) program continues to bolster ambitious and expansive research projects across biomedical science, fluid dynamics, quantum mechanics and more. 

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Students

Chemistry senior aims to make research ‘rich and accessible’

Honors college senior Alice Lulich graduates with three years of inorganic chemistry research experience on metal organic frameworks (MOFs), versatile compounds with diverse environmental and medical applications. 

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Events

Thought Leadership Forum: ‘The Future of Science’

The College of Science is pleased to announce the Thought Leadership Forum, an essential part of the College’s strategic planning process as  we develop our next strategic plan. The event is open to all members in the College, and attendees are welcome to join some or all of the sessions. 

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Research

Oregon State researchers identify potential new means of slowing neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics have discovered a new class of potential drug targets for people suffering from neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Research

Research innovation and entrepreneurship combine to address critical global challenges

Path-breaking innovations from the College of Science at Oregon State University hold answers to critical problems in the environment, energy and healthcare. 

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News

Oregon State opens the world’s first-ever Genetic Code Expansion center

The NIH will fund Oregon State's GCE4All for a total of $5.6M over five years, solidifying the University as a world leader in GCE protein engineering.    

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Research

Oregon State scientists identify new genus and species of legume, now mysteriously extinct

Research from the Department of Integrative Biology and the College of Agricultural Sciences has described a novel legume tree from flowers embedded in several lumps of amber recovered from deep within a mine in the mountains of the Dominican Republic.