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Events

Alumni Awards celebrates excellence in the College of Science

On October 24, 2022, the College of Science community gathered to celebrate this year’s Alumni Award recipients. These awards publicly recognize our alumni, friends, and colleagues for their distinguished personal and career achievements, service, and contributions to society that reflect positively on the College of Science and on Oregon State University.

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Graduate students

Awards abound for our graduate students

Graduate students in the College of Science are creative, independent and collaborative thinkers and doers. They are also exceptional students, mentors and teachers. This past year, many of our graduate students have received awards, scholarships and fellowships.

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Alumni and Friends

Young Alumni Award: Excellence in neuroscience education

One question changed the course of Tari Tan’s (Biochemistry & Biophysics, ‘08) professional career. 

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Alumni and Friends

Alumni Awards: Raising the bar for diversity in the legal profession

Only 1.7% of attorneys in Oregon identified as Hispanic or Latino/a in 2020. College of Science alumni Román Hernández (‘92) is not only part of that 1.7%, but he has dedicated his time to making sure that number grows.  

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Alumni and Friends

Distinguished Service Award: Supporting experiential learning

Paula and Kenneth Krane are in the business of granting dreams. On October 21, the College of Science will award the Kranes the 2022 Distinguished Service Award, recognizing the distinguished service of alumni or friends of the College.

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News

Science receives seven awards at University Day for research, teaching excellence, mentorship and diversity advocacy

College of Science faculty, staff and graduate students received awards for innovative teaching, diversity advocacy, mentorship and more at University Day, Oregon State University’s prestigious annual awards. 

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News

New endowed faculty scholar position honors late professor

Mathematics Professor Malgorzata (Malgo) Peszynska has been named the inaugural Joel Davis Endowed Faculty Scholar.

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News

Evolutionary biologist wins National Institutes of Health award

Molly Burke, assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, has received the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) — a unique grant that will support multiple projects focused on aging and infertility.

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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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News

Conserving coral reefs: Marine biologist receives coral society’s highest honor

Congratulations to Virginia Weis, University Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology, for receiving the Eminence in Research Award from the International Coral Reef Society.