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Microbiology

Steve Giovannoni to lead Department of Microbiology

Giovannoni is an internationally recognized microbiologist whose research on microbial diversity, genomics, carbon cycle and ecology in oceanic ecosystems is globally impactful. His research team is deeply engaged in predicting what will happen as the oceans warm and become more acidic.

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Materials Science

Historic blue pigment discovered at Oregon State approved for commercial use

The vibrant blue discovered by Oregon State University researcher Mas Subramanian has cleared its final regulatory hurdle: The Environmental Protection Agency has approved its use for commercial purposes, including in paint for the artists who have long coveted it.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Microbiology

Microbiology alum helps produce critical COVID-19 test component for Oregon hospitals

When Samaritan Health Services asked Oregon State University last week if there was anything the university could do to help, researches in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine realized there was something they could do. 

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Statistics

International Bayesian statistics and data science conference comes to Oregon

The four-day data science conference, August 11-14, 2020, will include two days of tutorials followed by talks, posters, open discussions and statistical modeling.

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Diversity in Science

Climate science pioneer extends legacy with scholarship gift

Nationally known climate scientist and Oregon State University alumnus Warren Washington and his wife, Mary, have established OSU’s largest endowed scholarship fund for students engaged in climate studies.

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Marine Science

Marine scientists tout ocean protection progress, give road map for more

More progress is urgently needed to protect the ocean, OSU scientists reported at the Our Ocean Conference.

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Mathematics

Mathematician elected Fellow of American Physical Society for advancing understanding of climate change

Mathematics Professor Juan Restrepo has been elected a 2019 Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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Marine Science

Ocean ecologist calls for action on ocean-related solutions to climate change

Ocean-based actions have greater potential to fill in gaps in climate change mitigation than previously appreciated, marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco explains in a paper published today in Science.

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Students

Biochemistry and biology students win 2019 Fulbright awards

Congratulations to 2019 Fulbright scholars: biochemistry and biophysics senior Delaney Smith and biology Ph.D. student Andrea Burton.