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neighbor placing survey in tray on sidewalk for Trace-Covid prevalence study
Biomedical Science

Oregon State University expands coronavirus prevalence study to Bend

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, is expanding to include two days of sampling in Bend.

TRACE staff member wearing mask on job site
Biomedical Science

Trace week two results suggest one person per 1,000 in Corvallis was infected with SARS CoV-2

Results from the second weekend of door-to-door sampling May 2-3 by Oregon State University suggest that about one person in 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 during that period.

Svea Bruslind standing by the ocean with her camera
Students

Presidential scholar and zoology major focuses on what many ignore

A Strawberry Princess who gets excited about roadkill. A valedictorian who doesn’t test well. A photographer who focuses on the unlovely. This is the stuff College of Science presidential scholars are made of.

Grace Deitzler working with microscope in lab
Graduate students

2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships awarded to alumni and students

Two Ph.D. students in the College of Science Grace Deitzler in microbiology and John Stepanek in integrative biology — are among three OSU students to receive prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards in 2020.

TRACE field staff
Biomedical Science

TRACE first week's results suggest two people per 1,000 in Corvallis were infected with SARS-CoV-2

Results from the first weekend of TRACE-COVID-19 door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University suggest that about two people per 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 when they were tested.

Jamie Cornelius holding a bird
News

As husband races across oceans to get home, songbird researcher prepares for very strange first term at OSU

Jamie Cornelius juggles being a new faculty member with family and research demands under unexpected circumstances.

Peer advisor Allie Zinn
Students

Ask Me Anything: Watch our virtual biology Q&A session!

The Integrative Biology department hosted a virtual "ask me anything" information session on Tuesday, May 5 for admitted College of Science students. 

Bruce Menge talking with student Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman at an Oregon tidepool
News

Bruce Menge elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Marine ecologist Bruce Menge was elected a member of the American Academy of the Arts & Sciences. He is only the sixth OSU faculty member to earn this distinguished honor. 

Corvallis
Biomedical Science

Groundbreaking OSU project will determine COVID-19 prevalence in Corvallis

Oregon State University scientists will embark on a groundbreaking project as they start testing in the greater Corvallis community to determine the prevalence of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Sally Hacker and a graduate student study beach grasses along the Pacific Northwest coast
Faculty and Staff

Can a new super beach grass save our coastal dunes?

Integrative Biology Professor Sally Hacker is one of five Oregon Sea Grant omnibus funding recipients. She will study a new hybrid super beachgrass along coastal dunes in the Pacific Northwest.

Lori Kayes talking to class from white board
Diversity in Science

Inclusive excellence grant leads to research advances on breaking barriers in STEM courses

Thanks to a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative, faculty have been working toward breaking down barriers some students face when pursuing a STEM education.

Bull Kelp floating on ocean surface
Integrative Biology

Satellite data boosts understanding of climate change’s effects on kelp

Tapping into 35 years of satellite imagery, researchers at Oregon State University have dramatically enlarged the database regarding how climate change is affecting kelps, near-shore seaweeds that provide food and shelter for fish and protect coastlines from wave damage.