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Graduate students

Basketball star broadens her reach

After a sudden and disappointing end to a phenomenal season, award-winning point guard Mikayla Pivec has left a legacy at Oregon State that will be remembered long after she graduates.

Taylor Robinson in graduation gown, standing in forest
Integrative Biology

Science Professional Pursuits Program helped zoology major jumpstart her career

Taylor Robinson (’19) credits the SP3 program with teaching her practically how to be her best, most confident self in the job market.

Elisar Barbar in front of house and shrubbery
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Barbar to lead Biochemistry and Biophysics

The College of Science announces Elisar Barbar as the new head of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Group photo in front of Memorial Union
Chemistry

International chemistry conference brings more than 80 scientists from around the world to OSU

The Department of Chemistry hosts 6th International Frontiers in Metal Oxide Cluster Science Meeting, attracting attendees from around the world to OSU’s campus.

Fruit flies under blue light in lab
Biomedical Science

Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes

Biologist Jaga Giebultowicz published a new study with which suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes damage cells in the brain and retinas.

Elise Lockwood in front of shrubbery
Mathematics

Mathematics professor receives Google award to improve K-12 computer science education in Oregon

Mathematician is part of a $141K, one-year grant from Google to enhance and increase integration between computer science education and mathematics teacher education.

Rachel Sousa next to research poster
Mathematics

Using mathematical biology to explore everything from ecological phenomenon to cancer cells

Mathematics senior Rachel Sousa found her passion in mathematical biology, motivated to work harder and break barriers in the notoriously male-dominated field.

black and white photo of Zelma Long wine tasting
Alumni and Friends

2019 Distinguished Alumni Awardee, a visionary in the winemaking landscape

Zelma Long (’65) is one of America’s best-known winemakers. Considered a pioneer in California wines, she is known for cultivating premium wines with scientific rigor.

Malgo Peszynska standing in front of tree
Faculty and Staff

Mathematics professor to serve as NSF Program Director

The National Science Foundation has selected Mathematics Professor Malgo Peszynska to serve as rotating Program Director within its Division of Mathematical Sciences.

school of Squirrel Fish swimming near seafloor
Marine Science

Ocean ecologist calls for action on ocean-related solutions to climate change

Ocean-based actions have greater potential to fill in gaps in climate change mitigation than previously appreciated, marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco explains in a paper published today in Science.

3D animation of nervous system and neurons
Biochemistry & Biophysics

New insight into motor neuron death mechanisms may lead to ALS treatment

Biochemists Alvaro Estevez and Maria Franco discover an important breakthrough toward understanding why certain cells in the nervous system are prone to breaking down and dying.

Oregon coast sand dunes on beach during sunset
Marine Science

Recipe for a dune: Sand, wind, water, plants

Ecologist Sally Hacker helped lead a team of scientists who developed a mathematical model that predicts the evolution of the beach profile.