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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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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.

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Student Success

Coaching science students to be career-ready

The College combines both traditional and innovative approaches to make sure our science graduates are well prepared for lifelong success.

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Faculty and Staff

Edward Waymire, influential professor of probability, retires

Edward Waymire, a widely admired professor of mathematics, has retired after 36 years of teaching and research at Oregon State University.

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Materials Science

Making the world safer: Nuclear stewardship a critical priority

Chemist May Nyman is part of a five-year, $12.5 million National Nuclear Security Administration grant to study nuclear stewardship.

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Students

Jumpstart your career and get experience that matters

The College of Science launches highly innovative Science Professional Pursuits Program (SP3) offers a unique approach to career development with a 1-credit course, private networking and career events and 1-on-1 personal and professional coaching.

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Student Success

Grad students energized by "Be your own best mentor" workshop

Lifelong professional development skills are taught in an award-winning workshop by alumna Dr. Carolee Bull.

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Students

Seeking Science Communication Fellows for spring cohort

Applications are now being accepted for our spring 2017 Cohort Science Communication Fellowship program.

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Events

LIFT Science: Monthly discussions around disparities in science workforce

A new monthly career development speaker series, LIFT Science (Leverage Inclusion for Thriving) offers engaging roundtable discussions for students about disparities in the science workforce.