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Mathew Frischman standing in front of a green bush
Students

Presidential scholar and Eagle Scout builds a future career in medicine.

Mathew Frischman, presidential scholar and biochemistry and molecular biology major, is driven toward a future career in neurology out of a desire to serve others. 

College of Science Head Advisor Heather Arbuckle smiling with Benny Beaver
News

College of Science advisor helps connect students with emergency funds to stay in school

College of Science head advisor Heather Arbuckle has been instrumental in connecting students in need with the College's Equity Promise Scholarship. Since the onset of COVID-19, the number of applications for scholarship funds has skyrocketed.

Svea Bruslind standing by the ocean with her camera
Students

Presidential scholar and zoology major focuses on what many ignore

A Strawberry Princess who gets excited about roadkill. A valedictorian who doesn’t test well. A photographer who focuses on the unlovely. This is the stuff College of Science presidential scholars are made of.

Ana Arteaga with PNNL engineer at booth
Chemistry

Chemistry Ph.D. student wins prestigious GEM Science Fellowship

Chemistry Ph.D. student Ana Arteaga was one of three graduate students at OSU to receive a prestigious GEM Fellowship in 2019.

Rachel Sousa next to research poster
Mathematics

Using mathematical biology to explore everything from ecological phenomenon to cancer cells

Mathematics senior Rachel Sousa found her passion in mathematical biology, motivated to work harder and break barriers in the notoriously male-dominated field.

Edward and Janet Chen with Roy Haggerty in lobby
Alumni and Friends

Distinguished Service Award: Embracing a legacy of Chinese scholarship

The Wei Family Foundation will receive College of Science Distinguished Service Award for their extraordinary commitment to the university and institution.

Patrick Morar taking photo with Chris and Catherine Mathews outside Agriculture & Life Sciences Building
Graduate students

Mathews Fellow in biochemistry plans bioinformatics studies of disease-causing protein mutations

Doctoral student Patrick Morar is the 2019-20 Christopher and Catherine Mathews Graduate Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Karen Nickel holding dog in backyard bench
Alumni and Friends

Biochemist blazes trail for women in STEM and creates scholarship

When alumna Karen Nickel (Chemistry, ’61) returned to campus after a long and illustrious career in clinical chemistry, the trip “brought back lots of good memories."

Kendra Jackson working in a lab
Students

Sister’s battle with leukemia shapes Goldwater Scholar’s love of medicine and research

Goldwater Scholar Kendra Jackson is a biochemistry and molecular biology senior with big dreams of a future in medicine and research.

Ryan Tollefsen in front of Kidder Hall
Students

Goldwater scholar is “a physicist to his fingertips”

Honors physics and mathematics student Ryan Tollefsen received a 2019 Goldwater award. He was one of four OSU students selected for the prestigious award.

Bella Karabinas singing with jazz band on stage
Students

Aspiring neuroscientist grounded in science and the arts wins Goldwater Scholarship

Junior Honors biochemistry and molecular biology major Isabella Karabinas received a 2019 Goldwater Scholarship. She was one of four OSU students to receive the award.