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Diversity in Science

Inclusive excellence grant leads to research advances on breaking barriers in STEM courses

Thanks to a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative, faculty have been working toward breaking down barriers some students face when pursuing a STEM education.

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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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Student Success

Fostering student success in introductory biology

Integrative Biology faculty have transformed instructional strategies to improve student learning and performance in the introductory Principles of Biology courses.

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Mathematics

Mathematics professor receives Google award to improve K-12 computer science education in Oregon

Mathematician is part of a $141K, one-year grant from Google to enhance and increase integration between computer science education and mathematics teacher education.

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Faculty and Staff

Seven science faculty recognized for excellence at 2019 University Day

Matching last year's record, eight science faculty will receive awards at University Day, OSU’s most prestigious annual awards.

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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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Mathematics

Mathematics graduate student's leadership, innovative teaching, outreach and research garners awards

Mathematics graduate students are taking the lead in transforming undergraduate teaching and expanding math outreach activities.

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Faculty and Staff

Biochemist wins U.S. Fulbright Scholar award

A prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar award will allow Kevin Ahern and Indira Rajagopal to take their passion for teaching and mentoring to University of Malta.

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Faculty and Staff

Two lives intertwined by biochemistry and a passion for teaching burn bright beyond retirement

If anything is certain, it is that Kevin Ahern and wife Indira Rajagopal won’t lose their passion for teaching anytime soon after retiring following a 30-year tenure at OSU.

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Faculty and Staff

Celebrating excellence: 2019 teaching and advising awards

Inspirational teachers and advisors honored at the Winter 2019 Teaching and Advising Awards in the College of Science.

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Mathematics

Mathematics professor invited to teach in West Africa

Mathematician Tevian Dray taught a graduate course in Lorentzian Geometry and General Relativity at the Université de Abomey-Calavi in Benin.

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Statistics

Statistician who helped create new data science curriculum for California high schools joins OSU

The College of Science welcomes James Molyneux, who joined the Department of Statistics as an assistant professor in Fall 2018.