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Three graduates smile together during graduation.
Students

The class of 2020 finishes strong!

Congratulations to the Oregon State College of Science class of 2020! Despite massive challenges, our Science students have shown incredible resilience, grit and determination to succeed in their courses and complete their degrees.

Rachel Legard in front of Kidder Hall
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.

Jessica Scotten in front of Kidder Hall
Students

Microbiology senior’s quest for challenge leads to space research

Jessica Scotten found her dream major. Now she is preparing for a career in space research.

Cooper Lee Stateler with buddies above Crater Lake
Students

Shooting for stars and hoops, a first-generation biochemistry and molecular biology senior thrives

“It’s a dream every day being here,” says biochemistry and molecular biology senior Cooper Lee Stateler, a first-generation college student from Coos Bay.

Sara Tro wearing graduation gown in front of the Learning Innovation Center
Students

Math senior finds inspiration from women mathematicians at OSU

Inspired by her mathematics professors, Sara Tro is headed to the University of Colorado, Boulder, to pursue a Ph.D. in applied mathematics.

Ashley Victor wearing graduation gown in front of Memorial Union
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.

Jane Lubchenco in front of ice glacier
Faculty and Staff

Renowned marine ecologist to speak at 150th annual commencement in June

Marine ecologist and world-renowned leader in environmental research to deliver commencement address at OSU’s 150th graduation ceremony.

Student in front of a green and white flowers
Students

Triumphing over adversity with perseverance, sacrifice and science

Yuriyah Reed-Harris found her way from Las Vegas to Corvallis via a Google search to pursue her dream of becoming a neurologist.

Dang Duong working in surgery room with friends
Students

Making his mark on the world through social justice and human health

When Dang Duong embarked on his studies in microbiology he never imagined he'd gain a global perspective rooted in social justice.

Abe Teklu in front of the Valley Library
Students

A senior's gut decision in high school to major in physics holds steady four years later

Looking back on his gut decision in high school to major in physics, graduating senior Abe Teklu remains somewhat mystified.

Tonya Allison standing in front of waterfall and forest
Students

Sloths, toucans, kinkajous, hawks—this zoology senior has handled them all

Tonya Allison remembers never being encouraged to think about college. Now she is preparing for a career in wildlife conservation.

Morgan Pearson in front of Kidder Hall
Students

Winning at baseball with math and statistics

Math senior and baseball analytics expert Morgan Pearson was given job offers by two Major League Baseball teams—Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.