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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. 

Dee Denver
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 (Microbiology, Philosophy '00)
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.

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.

Warren Washington pictured with his wife Mary in front of the Valley Library
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.

Tyler Parsotan in front of American flag and blue backdrop
Physics

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
Microbiology

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.

group photo of Juntos campers in Linus Pauling
Events

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.

Lori Kayes talking with a student
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
Students

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
Students

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.