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Audrey Dickinson on a mountain top
Alumni and Friends

Data analytics alumna: OSU has ‘all the tools’ for student success

Dickinson was working as an engineer at HP in Corvallis when she realized that a better understanding of data would make her work even more impactful. The value of data for industry really stood out to her, she said. Oregon State’s two-year online Graduate Program in Data Analytics gave her the flexibility to earn her credentials while still working full-time at HP.

Dr. Ryan Mehl
News

Breaking down barriers for remote learning

When the global pandemic forced the closure of college science departments across the nation, Dr. Kari van Zee, Dr. Ryan Mehl, Dr. Rick Cooley, and graduate student Phil Zhu—department faculty and research members at Oregon State University—had to think fast to adapt their hands-on senior-level research methods course to support remote and hybrid models of learning.

Tim Zuehlsdorff is an assistant professor in computational chemistry
Faculty and Staff

Tim Zuehlsdorff: Seeing chemistry in a new light

Tim Zuehlsdorff, an assistant professor in computational chemistry, computes simulations of the optical properties of complex systems. His insights can help understand how light-absorbing molecules in complex environments, such as the process of photosynthesis or light absorption of rhodopsin, the low-light pigment in the retina.

Biochemistry and biophysics research labs persist during a pandemic at Oregon State.
Students

Adapting to a new normal: student research labs persist during a pandemic

Lab work plays a critical role in many scientific fields – which is why this year, as classes moved online, Oregon State’s science labs moved quickly to adapt.

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Chemistry

Best-in-class: Ecampus chemistry is at the top of its game

OSU's Ecampus chemistry courses are some of the best in the nation. Here's how they did it.

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Statistics

Statistics assistant professor receives Ecampus award for teaching excellence

The College of Science is proud to congratulate Charlotte Wickham, an assistant professor in the statistics department, for receiving the 2020 Ecampus Excellence in Online Teaching and Student Engagement Award.

Katie Jäger
News

Stats department counts the ways instructor saves the day

Senior statistics instructor Katie Jager went above and beyond to support her colleagues transition to remote teaching.

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Integrative Biology

First online zoology bachelor’s degree ensures access for all

The College of Science is proud to announce the launch of the nation’s first online bachelor’s degree in zoology.

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Physics

Going the distance: Successful Physics 20X series goes online

The Physics Department launched a fully online version of the Introductory Algebra-based Physics series.

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Chemistry

College of Science faculty honored with online learning awards

Last May, Chemistry Department Head Mike Lerner and Instructor Marita Barth received prestigious Oregon State’s Ecampus awards.

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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.