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Marine Science

OSU research discovers probiotic combination drastically improves oyster larvae survival

Oyster larvae survival rates were significantly boosted by treating them with specific combinations of probiotics, Oregon State University researchers found in a recent study.

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Research

Grants to address climate change impacts and biomedical challenges

Researchers in the College of Science know that curiosity is boundless. Answers are not stopping points but instead opportunities for deeper questions and discoveries. Continuing to ask questions culminated in three faculty groups receiving College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) awards in July.

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OSU Press Releases

Oregon State partnering with Yurok Tribe to envision Klamath River after dam removal

Oregon State University researchers will embark in July on a 3½-year partnership with the Yurok Tribe to study what the connections between river quality, water use and the aquatic food web will look like after four Klamath River dams are dismantled.

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OSU Press Releases

Microbiology research clarifies hazards posed by harmful algal blooms

Research by Oregon State University has shed new light on the hazards associated with harmful algal blooms such as one four years ago that fouled drinking water in Oregon’s capital city of Salem.

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Students

BioHealth sciences senior pivots to medical device sales to ‘help patients breathe that much easier’

Cody Fretwell, (BioHealth Sciences, '22) switched from biology to biohealth sciences for the pre-physician assistant option.  Four years later, he is happy with his decision. “I’ve enjoyed a lot of the classes specific to my major, focusing more on the human aspects of biology.”

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Students

Microbiology graduate gives back to communities that have shaped him

Oregon State's College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) made all the difference in engaging microbiology major Bruno Salas Garcia in his college experience. A first-generation student, he is on track to dental school and plans to serve rural communities similar to where he grew up. 

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Microbiology

Microbiologist Jerri Bartholomew elevates microbes to fine art

Bartholomew’s glasswork that fuses artistry with research is on exhibition in The Little Gallery in Kidder Hall from March 7 to April 8, 2022. A new fellowship invites scientist-artists to explore interdisciplinary projects. 

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Events

Health Professions Fair connects students with professional schools and careers in healthcare

The Health Professions Fair – a fantastic way to learn about graduate education and careers in health care – will take place on April 19, 2022 from 10-2 in the Memorial Union Ballroom on the Corvallis campus.

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Students

BioHealth Sciences junior pursues a career in health advocacy

BioHealth Sciences Major Breanna Repp researched the epidemiology of health outcomes for SURE Science and explores women's health for her Honors thesis. 

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Women in Science

Change Makers in Science - Celebrating International Women’s Day

This International Women's Day on March 8, the College of Science is pleased to host a Change Makers in Science talk by Laura Greene, Chief Scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, as well as a panel discussion on negotiation skills featuring notable female faculty members in the College. RSVP today!

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Research

Research innovation and entrepreneurship combine to address critical global challenges

Path-breaking innovations from the College of Science at Oregon State University hold answers to critical problems in the environment, energy and healthcare.