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Diversity in Science

Town hall centers Black experiences in the College, paves the way for action

Town hall centers Black experiences in the College, paves the way for action.

Professor Javier Rojo
Statistics

Oregon State professor honored for contributions to statistics, minority student success

Korvis Professor of Statistics Javier Rojo received the 2020 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. 

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Diversity in Science

Alumni Fellow Eva Galvez to address impact of COVID-19 on Latino communities  

Alumni Fellow Eva Galvez to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Latino communities.

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Microbiology

Microbiology grad awarded ORISE Fellowship at CDC

Recent microbiology master’s program graduate Elizanette ‘Nette’ Lopez was selected to participate in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship program.

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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.

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Diversity in Science

Biology alumna at the forefront of migrant healthcare in Oregon during the Covid-19 pandemic

Dr. Eva Galvez’s (Biology ’99) family background and passion for holistic care have led her into migrant labor camps, radio stations, mobile clinics, and the world of public policy.

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Diversity in Science

Black lives matter. Our commitment to creating systemic change. 

The College of Science intends to take all necessary steps to become an actively anti-racist community.

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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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Integrative Biology

Dee Denver to lead the Department of Integrative Biology

Dee Denver brings highly innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary research strengths, an extensive record of service in the areas of diversity and inclusion and a proven commitment to graduate and undergraduate education.

Dr. SreyRam Kuy wearing scrubs in hospital hallway
Alumni and Friends

Microbiology alumna and surgeon's journey from refugee camps to healthcare leadership

In her role as a Health Innovators Fellow at the Aspen Institute, Kuy developed a Covid-19 Preparation Tool to help healthcare facilities, businesses and communities rapidly gauge their preparedness for the outbreak, identify areas of weakness and strategically target resources for their greatest impact.

Roy Haggerty and student mentee Alejandra Fuerte
Student Success

Enhancing diversity and academic success with a new culture of mentoring

The university-wide Beaver Connect mentoring program is one of several ambitious initiatives that have helped undergraduate student success, leading to the highest ever first-year retention rate of 85.4% at Oregon State University.