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OSU Press Releases

Top lawyer recognized for powerful equity work

Attorney and alumnus Román D. Hernández was the recipient of the 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Legacy Award at the 2021 Oregon State Black and Orange Awards.

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Diversity in Science

Kameron Kadooka is named interim director for Equity, Access and Inclusion

Kameron Kadooka, coordinator for OSU’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program (LSAMP), will serve as the interim director for Equity, Access and Inclusion (EAI) for the College of Science.

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Diversity in Science

An inclusive future for science: Taking action on diversity, equity and access

The 2021-2024 Strategic Diversity Action Plan for the College of Science capitalizes on the core strengths of the College: An equity-minded community of students and scholars, a passion for scientific progress and a collective determination to defeat the barriers of inequality in science.

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Faculty and Staff

New integrative biology hire examines the mechanisms of evolution

With a unique background, extensive mentoring experience and research relevant to today’s big questions, new Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology Mark A. Phillips is poised to make an impact at Oregon State University starting Fall 2021.

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News

Oregon State-led coalition pushes to increase universities' societal impacts, inclusivity

University promotion and tenure criteria and processes should be broadened and made more inclusive to value innovation, entrepreneurship and other forms of scholarly impact, a collaboration led by Oregon State University asserts today in a paper published in Science.

Isabel Rodriguez is the 2021 Harriet “Hattie” Redmond Awardee!
People

Isabel Rodriguez is the 2021 Harriet 'Hattie' Redmond Awardee

Congratulations to Isabel Rodriguez (M.S. Physics '21) for being the 2021 recipient of the Harriet “Hattie” Redmond Award. This award celebrates a member of the OSU community who works as an agent of change in service of racial justice and gender equity.

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People

Student clubs support strong communities of diverse scientists

College of Science students tap into a network of clubs to find their voice, grow professionally and serve the community. Groups underrepresented in STEM, including women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals, forge a more inclusive future together in these student clubs.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Biochemist receives funds to unlock new structural pathway

Biophysicist Afua Nyarko has received $820K over a four-year period to conduct research into biological processes important for the regulation of cell growth, memory and kidney function. She hopes that her research will broaden the scope of scientific knowledge, opening new doors for disease treatment.

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Graduate students

Creativity, research and activism intersect for Martin-O’Neill fellow

Integrative Biology Ph.D. candidate Bryan K. Lynn studies evolutionary game theory, advocates for LGBTQ+ equity, and excels at pastry creation. His work uses mathematical modeling to investigate the evolution of cooperation, using bacteria as his subjects. 

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Students

The Class of 2021 succeeds against all odds

The College of Science will graduate 670 undergraduate students with baccalaureate degrees in 2020-21, including 68 Honors graduates.

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Students

From a construction job to Hewlett Packard, a physics major takes an unconventional path to reach his goals

Rohal Kakepoto valued the expertise of the faculty and the intimate and supportive atmosphere of the physics department. Like many of Oregon State physics graduates, Kakepoto landed a job as an engineer at Hewlett Packard in Corvallis, which he will start right before graduation.

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Students

Zoology senior merges cultural identity and scientific curiosity

A graduating senior in zoology at Oregon State University, Devonte Casey has been deeply inspired by the synergy between his academic pursuits and his identity as a Native American.