Message from Interim Dean Vrushali Bokil
Welcome to the College of Science at Oregon State University!
We are an inclusive, collaborative and innovative community with a mission to develop the next generation of science leaders, mentors, educators and cultural shapers to advance scientific discovery and science literacy. Our community addresses local, regional and global challenges to provide solutions to improve the human condition.
Through the implementation of our diversity action plan, Embedding Equity Access & Inclusion, we are invested in creating a multi-faceted view of success to enable healthy science identities for all members of our community along with a strong sense of belonging to the college. We aim to ensure that all our scientists or science educators have equitable access to succeed in science and in our community.
We have integrated and embedded this diversity action plan into a collaborative strategic planning process to generate collective wisdom for actionable initiatives which has led to a College Strategic Plan to be launched this year.
Our seven departments include a diverse portfolio of research, scholarship and innovation activities to enable fundamental and applied discoveries. Our world-renowned faculty are recognized for their scientific expertise especially in the signature areas of BioHealth & Biomedical Sciences, Genomics & Bioinformatics, Sustainable Materials Research, Climate, Marine and Coastal Sciences, Quantitative, Computational & Data Sciences and Science Education Research. We are invested in foundational and discovery-driven science, and use-inspired and collaborative interdisciplinary research. Our federally funded centers and world-class facilities provide impactful solutions to society’s challenging problems.
In our College, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with talented and committed faculty to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge and work on impactful solutions for societal grand challenges. You will be embedded within a community invested in providing the best science education possible, accessible to all Oregonians and to all people from around the world that call our community home.
Interim Dean, College of Science