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How our scientists are working for a sustainable future

With expertise spanning marine ecology, biofuel development, new modes of energy capture, evolutionary genetics and the microbiomes of coral reefs, OSU is committed to research that puts the environment first.

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News

Applied mathematician Malgo Peszynska receives prestigious Geosciences Career Prize

Malgo Peszynska, professor of applied mathematics at Oregon State University, has received the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Geosciences Career Prize.

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OSU Press Releases

Marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco joins White House to lead climate and environment initiatives

One of the most highly cited marine ecologists in the world, Distinguished Professor Jane Lubchenco, will lead climate and environmental science efforts in the White House as the new deputy director of climate and environment.

Planetary geologist and OSU alumna Briony Horgan in front of an image of the Perseverance rover.
Alumni and Friends

Oregon State alum plays integral role in Perseverance landing

2005 physics alumna and planetary geologist Briony Horgan's research was key to determining the location on Mars for the Perseverance rover to explore. Explaining the challenge her team faced, she said, "“If we had to choose just one spot on Earth to gather all the data about the entire history of the planet — well, where would you go?”

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Graduate students

Dancing through genres, biochemistry/biophysics student wins Science Magazine’s Dance Your Ph.D. contest

Heather Masson-Forsythe, a fifth-year graduate student in the College of Science, is a winner in the 13th annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest organized by Science Magazine in the newly created COVID-19 category. "I think the arts in general are really, really valuable on their own but also to communicate science, and as someone who really loves dance, I think it’s one of the best ways to communicate," she said.

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Alumni and Friends

Marine biology alumna develops tool to improve care for the giant Pacific octopus

Meghan Holst, a 2014 marine biology graduate and a biologist at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco, co-developed a tool to help aquarists make end-of-life decisions for the giant Pacific octopus, a popular species in aquariums across the U.S.

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Diversity in Science

Join us for an online panel discussion: Women in leadership – Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

The College of Science is proud to host an online panel of women in leadership in celebration of International Women's Day on March 8.  Join us for a webinar to learn from extraordinary alumni and faculty who are at the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19.

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Alumni and Friends

Meet a Science Grad: Samantha Lewis

Meet Samantha Lewis, 2008 zoology graduate and assistant professor of cell and developmental biology at the University of California - Berkeley.

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Women in Science

Women scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19

In recognition of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, held on February 11, we acknowledge the women faculty, students and alumnae of the OSU College of Science.

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Faculty and Staff

New chemistry hire uses tiny pieces of gold to solve biomedical problems, promotes innovative mentoring

Mackiewicz is a new assistant professor in the chemistry department and was recruited earlier this year. Formerly at Portland State, her interdisciplinary research uses nanotechnology to solve problems related to human health and the environment.  

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Faculty and Staff

Pioneering chemist receives prestigious Humboldt Research Award

Chemist May Nyman received the Humboldt Research Award which will allow her to study at two leading institutions in Germany in 2021.

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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.