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Student Success

Building student success: Peer-to-peer learning garners crucial support from science alumni

The Learning Assistant program in the College of Science has reduced the drop-fail-withdrawal rate in several key courses by half and has become a model for other colleges at the university.

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Integrative Biology

Science Professional Pursuits Program helped zoology major jumpstart her career

Taylor Robinson (’19) credits the SP3 program with teaching her practically how to be her best, most confident self in the job market.

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Microbiology

Alumnus and founder of Ravenswood winery supports early professional exposure for students

Before he founded what became world-famous Ravenswood Winery, alumnus Joel Peterson was a pre-med student, ambulance driver, backpack traveler in Europe, research immunologist and clinical laboratory scientist.

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Mathematics

Knowledge is more important than grades says math alumnus and American Express chief technologist

Patrick Franklin’s (BS ’89) mathematics education helped him adapt and thrive in some of the most competitive and iconic work places in America.

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Mathematics

Mathematics professor receives Google award to improve K-12 computer science education in Oregon

Mathematician is part of a $141K, one-year grant from Google to enhance and increase integration between computer science education and mathematics teacher education.

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Alumni and Friends

Alumnus highlights important role of statisticians in clinical trials

Alumnus Ben Lyons (Ph.D. ’97) has taken his passion for biostatistics far, carving out a successful career in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Students

Math senior will use data to increase efficiency of governments and the private sector

For Rachel Legard ('19), a mathematics and business double major, participation and involvement in student and campus organizations has always been a priority.

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Students

Medical school awaits this biology senior

Biology senior Ashley Victor's dream of becoming a physician is coming true as she gets ready to begin medical school.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Pharmaceutical scientist credits biochemistry and biophysics Ph.D. as key to success

Justin Hall (Ph.D. ’10) is excited to return to Oregon State University and give back to the community that helped jumpstart his success at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

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Students

Nearly 40 students win 2018 SURE Science awards

The College of Science awarded 38 SURE Science awards of $5,500 to each student to conduct summer research in 2018.

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Events

GRAD Lab Workshops assist STEM students find the path to graduate school

The College of Science is co-sponsoring the Fall 2018 Northwest Regional GEM Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Laboratory on campus Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, 2018.

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Student Success

New Director of Learning Experience seeks to boost student career skills

The College of Science welcomes alumna Tamara Mitchell (’07) as its new Associate Director of Learning Experience Design.