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Students

Raising the bar for undergraduate research

Oregon State funds more high-impact undergraduate research experiences than any other university in the state.

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Graduate students

College of Science graduate students receive awards

We are proud of our many College of Science graduate students who have received honors, scholarships and fellowships this year. Here are a few highlights of some of these noteworthy students.  

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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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Integrative Biology

Oregon State Ph.D. candidate sheds light on better way to study reputedly secretive toad

Research by an Integrative Biology Ph.D. candidate Anne Devan-Song in Oregon State University’s College of Science has upended the conventional wisdom that for a century has incorrectly guided the study of the eastern spadefoot toad, which is considered endangered in part of its range.

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Biomedical Science

Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling June 5 and 6 to include saliva testing for antibodies

Oregon State University will conduct its seventh round of TRACE-COVID-19 door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis the weekend of June 5 and 6 for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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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

Biochemistry, mathematics and molecular biology students win 2021 Goldwater awards for research excellence

Two students from the College of Science have been awarded the competitive 2021 Goldwater awards.

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News

2021 Dam Proud Day to support College of Science students in need

On April 28, 2021, Oregon State will hold its second day of giving, called Dam Proud Day. This year, funds raised for the College of Science will support science students experiencing financial difficulties that may inhibit their ability to continue classes.

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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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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

Grants to boost advances in mental health and cancer research

The College of Science awarded two interdisciplinary teams funding to pursue promising leads in mental health and cancer research. One team will investigate the role of the gut-brain axis on sex differences in anxiety, and another will explore ways to develop an synthetic version of HHT-- a rare plant alkaloid that is showing great promise in the development of new medicines for multiple forms of cancer.

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News

Oregon State University receives $2 million Packard Foundation grant to expand TRACE-COVID-19 nationally

Team-based Rapid Assessment of Community-Level Coronavirus Epidemics, or TRACE-COVID-19, was launched by OSU in April 2020 with door-to-door sampling in Corvallis and expanded to other cities around the state while also adding a wastewater testing component. In December, OSU received a $2 million grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to create a national TRACE Center that will expand the OSU’s COVID-19 public health project to other states.