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Joaquin Rodriguez
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Finding clarity and calm during a global pandemic

Joaquin Rodriguez, a biochemistry and biophysics senior doing research on viruses, explains why the coronavirus has a high rate of transmission.

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Diversity in Science

Climate science pioneer extends legacy with scholarship gift

Nationally known climate scientist and Oregon State University alumnus Warren Washington and his wife, Mary, have established OSU’s largest endowed scholarship fund for students engaged in climate studies.

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Two physics graduate students win 2019 NASA grants

Two College of Science graduate students have received prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology awards in 2019.

Grace D'Angelo in front of Grand Canyon

Two science graduates win 2018 Fulbright awards

Microbiology alumni Dang Duong ('18) and Grace D'Angelo ('17) are selected for the 2018-19 Fulbright Awards.

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High-school students envision their future in STEM at Juntos Chemistry Camp

Summer campers come home with many wild tales, but only a select few can boast of a liquid nitrogen ice cream snack like the lucky 21 high-schoolers at OSU’s second annual Juntos Chemistry Overnight Camp on June 23-24.

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Student Success

Science faculty receive $1 million to increase inclusivity and success of diverse students

Science faculty awarded prestigious HHMI grant to develop culturally inclusive pedagogies in STEM programs.

Jesse Rodriguez in front of Kidder Hall

The triple crown of science: Graduating with degrees in math, physics and nuclear engineering

Math, physics and nuclear engineering senior Jesse Rodriguez isn’t your average student by most measures.

Abe Teklu in front of the Valley Library

A senior's gut decision in high school to major in physics holds steady four years later

Looking back on his gut decision in high school to major in physics, graduating senior Abe Teklu remains somewhat mystified.

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Women in Science

Science faculty receive fellowships to advance equity and inclusion in STEM fields

Math and biology professors named 2018 OSU Advance Faculty Fellows to advance diversity and equity in STEM fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Statistician receives national award for building diversity, exceptional mentoring

Korvis Professor of Statistics Javier Rojo is the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Etta Z. Falconer Award for Mentoring and Commitment to Diversity.

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Graduate students

Progress in anti-melanoma treatment by chemistry researchers

Chemistry graduate student Elizabeth Kaweesa has played a role in the discovery of a bacterium that kills melanoma cells.

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Distinguished biochemist speaks on diversity in science and academia

Distinguished Caltech biochemist Bil Clemons visits campus to present a research seminar and lead an open discussion on diversity in science and academia.