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Students

This undergraduate is "krilling" it

Giulia Wood’s summer activities — or, in her case, winter — have included polar plunges into the Southern Ocean, listening to cracking glaciers and conducting research on Antarctic krill. 

Virginia Weis
News

Virginia Weis named acting associate dean for research and graduate studies

The College of Science is proud to announce University Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology Virginia Weis as the acting associate dean for research and graduate studies, effective August 5. Weis brings extensive research experience, a history of leadership within the College, and expertise and success in mentoring graduate students.

Vrushali Bokil
Faculty and Staff

Research excellence, student success and inclusivity goals for Interim Dean Bokil

Vrushali Bokil is working to make the sciences more welcoming and accessible to all. On August 1, she will continue fostering scientific excellence and inclusivity in her new role as interim dean for the Oregon State University College of Science. 

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OSU Press Releases

Harm from blue light exposure increases with age, integrative biology research suggests

The damaging effects of daily, lifelong exposure to the blue light emanating from phones, computers and household fixtures worsen as a person ages, new integrative biology research suggests.

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OSU Press Releases

Study finds birds able to warn each other of food shortages; change physiology and behavior to prepare

Songbirds learning from nearby birds that food supplies might be growing short respond by changing their physiology as well as their behavior, research by the College of Science's Department of Integrative Biology shows.

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Students

Biology senior looks forward to a rewarding career in occupational therapy

After graduating with a degree in biology and a certificate in medical humanities, Abigail LaVerdure has moved to Henderson, Nevada to begin her doctorate in occupational therapy (OT) at Touro University.

Karlie Weise
Students

From restaurant manager to chemistry Ph.D. student, '22 grad prepares to mentor

This spring, Karlie Weise is graduating with a degree in chemistry from Oregon State University and has been accepted into the University’s materials chemistry Ph.D. program. But Wiese is not your typical undergraduate student.

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Students

Graduating senior finds a home in physics

Native to Edmonds, Washington, graduating senior Abbie Glickman credits her high school physics teacher for helping her see how she could apply mathematical concepts to understand the physical world around her. “When I took physics the first time, he made sure that I knew that I belonged in physics,” she said.

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Students

Zoology graduate and conservationist engages people through art

Graduating this year with an online degree in zoology, Zoey Vagner hopes to use her education from Oregon State University to help raise public awareness about science to preserve the world we live in.

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Diversity in Science

5 Questions: Kameron Kadooka on advancing equity, access and inclusion in the College of Science

The College’s first director of equity access and inclusion discusses how collaboration, transparency and accountability will build a more diverse and equitable College of Science.  

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News

Conserving coral reefs: Marine biologist receives coral society’s highest honor

Congratulations to Virginia Weis, University Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology, for receiving the Eminence in Research Award from the International Coral Reef Society.