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Alumni and Friends

Fulbright scholar advocates for non-traditional students

Stan Cates worked full-time to earn his degree, becoming the first person in his immediate family to graduate from college. He reflects on OSU's strengths and weaknesses in supporting non-traditional students. 

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Biochemist receives funds to unlock new structural pathway

Biophysicist Afua Nyarko has received $820K over a four-year period to conduct research into biological processes important for the regulation of cell growth, memory and kidney function. She hopes that her research will broaden the scope of scientific knowledge, opening new doors for disease treatment.

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Students

Biochemistry senior credits Science faculty with helping him realize his ambition

An award-winning scholar and undergraduate researcher in biochemistry assistant professor Afua Nyarko’s lab, Diego Rodriguez exemplifies the power of using perseverance and dedication to achieve one’s goals.

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Chemistry

OSU spinout company Inpria raises $31 million

A scientific breakthrough leads to an innovative solution for the marketplace.

Roy Haggerty and student mentee Alejandra Fuerte
Student Success

Enhancing diversity and academic success with a new culture of mentoring

The university-wide Beaver Connect mentoring program is one of several ambitious initiatives that have helped undergraduate student success, leading to the highest ever first-year retention rate of 85.4% at Oregon State University.

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Integrative Biology

Mentoring and career coaching lead to a fascinating career path in genetics counseling

The Science Professional Pursuits Program helped biology graduate Jade Sentker find her career path through 1-on-1 coaching, skill-building for job search and interview preparedness.

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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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Student Success

Grad students energized by "Be your own best mentor" workshop

Lifelong professional development skills are taught in an award-winning workshop by alumna Dr. Carolee Bull.