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Graduate students

Graduate students pursuing ecological research win national policy award

Two students from the College of Science at OSU are among the 22 receiving a Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award, presented annually by the Ecological Society of America.

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News

How our scientists are working for a sustainable future

With expertise spanning marine ecology, biofuel development, new modes of energy capture, evolutionary genetics and the microbiomes of coral reefs, OSU is committed to research that puts the environment first.

Heather Masson-Forsythe with her sister, Margaux, at a waterfall
Graduate students

Dancing through genres, biochemistry/biophysics student wins Science Magazine’s Dance Your Ph.D. contest

Heather Masson-Forsythe, a fifth-year graduate student in the College of Science, is a winner in the 13th annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest organized by Science Magazine in the newly created COVID-19 category. "I think the arts in general are really, really valuable on their own but also to communicate science, and as someone who really loves dance, I think it’s one of the best ways to communicate," she said.

Joaquin Rodriguez
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Finding clarity and calm during a global pandemic

Joaquin Rodriguez, a biochemistry and biophysics senior doing research on viruses, explains why the coronavirus has a high rate of transmission.

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Biomedical Science

Demystifying coronavirus: Is it a pandemic and other questions answered

Ecologist Benjamin Dalziel discusses the novel coronavirus outbreak and transmission and its ramifications for all of us.

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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

Bridging the communication gap between scientists and the public

Effective communication can be a critical tool to ensure one's science discoveries translate to real-world breakthroughs and influence policy makers.

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Students

Helping people care: A passion for science leads to student-created podcast

Victor “Tori” Puoci’s "At This Point” science podcast shapes undergraduate research science stories in such a way that people listen.

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Marine Science

Marine ecologists devise handbook to accelerate global ocean protection

Two new grants will assist marine scientists at Oregon State University to make significant progress in global ocean protection.

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News

Renowned ecologists call for a new ocean narrative to spur new science and effective actions

Distinguished marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco proposes a “new narrative for the ocean” in an editorial published in the journal Science.

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Faculty and Staff

Two distinguished professors share their impacts in science

Faculty members who have received one of the university’s top honors will offer Distinguished University Professor lectures on May 13.

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Physics

Livermore Labs atomic physicist to discuss growth of physics in Africa

Kennedy Reed, an atomic physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, presents the Physics Department’s 2019 Yunker Lecture on the growth of physics in Africa.