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Physics

Oregon State leading $17M effort to understand universe via low-frequency gravitational waves

Funded by the NSF as a Physics Frontiers Center, the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves, or NANOGrav, research group at OSU operates under the direction of Xavier Siemens, professor of physics. 

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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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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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Graduate students

Biology students win 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Two Ph.D. students in the College of Science have been selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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Diversity in Science

Standing with our Asian community members

On behalf of the College, we wish to express our strong, unwavering support for Asian students, faculty and staff in our community and affirm everyone’s right to a safe and healthy university.

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Biomedical Science

OSU's TRACE Community COVID-19 sampling in Redmond suggests 32 cases per 1,000 residents

Oregon State University COVID-19 sampling in Redmond on Jan. 29-31 by TRACE Community field workers suggested 32 people per 1,000 in the community carried the coronavirus on those days.

Román Hernández
Alumni and Friends

Attorney and science alum awarded Alumni Legacy Award for civil rights advocacy

Román D. Hernández (’92), an alumnus of the College of Science, received the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Legacy Award on the occasion of the 39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Oregon State University.

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News

Gut bacteria associated with animal-based diet may mitigate risk of cardiovascular disease

Researchers have found that a type of common gut bacteria sometimes associated with inflammation, abscesses, bowel disease and cancer has a major silver lining: It seems to help prevent cardiovascular disease.

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Students

Community, compassion motivate OSU & UO students to help with TRACE COVID-19 testing

Dozens of community members from the Willamette Valley are stepping up to address COVID-19 as part of 30 teams went door-to-door in Eugene offering free COVID-19 tests to up to 600 residents as part of Oregon State University’s TRACE Community testing project.

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Microbiology

Microbiology grad awarded ORISE Fellowship at CDC

Recent microbiology master’s program graduate Elizanette ‘Nette’ Lopez was selected to participate in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship program.

Kim Halsey and Cleo Davie-Martin collecting samples from a river.
Research

Science faculty research funding from FY20

College of Science faculty were awarded $15.82 million in new research grants and awards in fiscal year 2020. Two months into the new fiscal year, the College is seeing strong momentum with significant awards totaling more than $3.48 million already.