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Research

A sustainable future: Unravelling the data

Mathematics and statistics are two of the quickest-growing fields in the country, and it's not hard to guess why. In part three of this series, we examine some of the data-driven research that is helping usher in a new era of climate policy and action.

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Faculty and Staff

Research grants to seed the next great idea

Seed funding from the College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) program continues to bolster ambitious and expansive research projects across biomedical science, fluid dynamics, quantum mechanics and more. 

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Events

2021-22 College of Science awards: Celebrating excellence in teaching and advising

The College of Science gathers to recognize excellence at the 2021-22 Teaching and Advising Awards.

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Alumni and Friends

Math alumnus fast-tracks degree to actuarial success

Math alumnus James Hansen jumpstarted his career as an actuary, completing half his degree while still in high school.

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Students

The Class of 2021 succeeds against all odds

The College of Science will graduate 670 undergraduate students with baccalaureate degrees in 2020-21, including 68 Honors graduates.

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Women in Science

Women scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19

In recognition of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, held on February 11, we acknowledge the women faculty, students and alumnae of the OSU College of Science.

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Research

New grants to advance science that benefits humankind

How are devastating plant diseases spread? Is there a better way to predict HIV prevalence in a city? How can we detect toxic algae blooms before they occur? And which of the thousands of metal-organic frameworks can be used for storing and separating gases, like CO2 from industrial plants? Four faculty members received College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS-II) awards this February to pursue answers to these questions over the course of the next year.

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Biomedical Science

Synergies unleashed to tackle human health and disease

OSU scientists take an interdisciplinary approach to human health, working across the life, physical and mathematical sciences to spur fresh thinking and innovations.

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Research

From scientific ideas to innovative solutions in the marketplace

The College of Science launches Innovation Days, a series of workshops for faculty to spur innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Research

From the first 3-D virtual microscope to new antibiotics: A year in review, 2017-18

The College of Science highlights successes from 2017-18 from groundbreaking research on ocean acidification and earthquake forecasting to dangers affecting coral reefs.

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Students

Winning at baseball with math and statistics

Math senior and baseball analytics expert Morgan Pearson was given job offers by two Major League Baseball teams—Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.

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Faculty and Staff

Faculty excellence: Promotions and tenure 2018

The College of Science congratulates 20 faculty on receiving promotions and/or tenure for the 2017-18 academic year.

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Research

150 years of science for land and sun

Science programs have guided the evolution of research and education at OSU since its 1868 land grant designation.

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Research

Milestones: Oregon State Science at the helm for 150 years

The College of Science is proud to have many significant milestones in the last 150 years.

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Students

Online Environmental Sciences program ranked No.2 in country

Oregon State’s online and on campus environmental sciences bachelor program is setting high standards for excellence.

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Graduate students

From the lab to the world: OMSI Science Communication Fellowships

Applications are open for Oregon's top academic and professional fellowship program: The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's OMSI Science Communication Fellowship.

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Student Success

Science students awarded second highest number of scholarships at OSU

Science students receive second highest number of scholarships at OSU totaling more than $7.5 million, more than triple the amount awarded in 2015.

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Student Success

The Class of 2017

The College graduated a record 629 students with baccalaureate degrees, 64 master's and 66 doctoral students in 2016-17.

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Faculty and Staff

Faculty excellence: Promotions and Tenure, 2017

The College of Science congratulates 18 faculty who received promotions and/or tenure for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Data Science

Bridging computer science and statistics to optimize results from "Big Data"

The Spring 2017 Milne Lecture features Michael I. Jordan, Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley on the analytical challenges of big data.

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Faculty and Staff

Former musician, aspiring surfer, mathematician: Juan Restrepo, a life of diversity

Some of the most interesting lives don’t move forward in a straight line as mathematician Juan M. Restrepo can attest to: He planned on spending his life as a professional musician.

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Data Science

Quantifying risk in a changing world

Scientists at OSU work with big data to tackle climate change on many fronts.

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Statistics

Statistician speaks at Women in Data Science event

Associate Professor of Statistics, Sarah Emerson presented a talk at the Corvallis Women in Data Science (WiDs) satellite event on February 3, 2017.

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Faculty and Staff

Mathematician earns career prize in geosciences

Mathematician Juan Restrepo receives the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Geosciences Career Prize.

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Faculty and Staff

Celebrating excellence in teaching and advising

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 College of Science Teaching and Advising Awards!

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Events

Free movie, dinner and discussion: Hidden Figures

The College of Science will treat science students, faculty and staff to a night at the movies followed by dinner and a discussion on January 31.

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Alumni and Friends

Going the distance: From Coos County and Corvallis to L.A. and the world

From humble beginnings to becoming an internationally celebrated mathematician and biologist, Alumnus Michael Waterman has shattered all expectations.

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Student Success

National leader in mathematics reform to discuss student success and equalization

William "Brit" Kirwan presented a special lecture on how universities can enhance and equalize student success to prepare them for the 21st century.

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Students

Celebrating scholarship at our annual dessert

Our 2016 Scholarship Dessert brought together students, faculty, advisors, alumni and friends to celebrate our outstanding students and generous donors.

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Events

Free movie, dinner and discussion: The man who knew infinity

The College of Science will treat mathematics and statistics students to an evening of movie, dinner and a Skype discussion with OSU alumnus ('60) and world-famous mathematician, Dr. George Andrews.

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Events

Renowned mathematician uses math to enhance his personal life

Globally renowned mathematician and drag racing champion Richard Tapia from Rice University discusses, "Using Mathematics to Enhance My Personal Life" May 11.

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Data Science

Next generation of scientists to manage ocean systems

Transdisciplinary team receives $3 million NSF grant to develop Research Traineeships using Big Data to analyze effects of human activities and climate change on oceans.

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Biomedical Science

Biohealth science's connection to quantitative sciences

Researchers are interpreting and advancing biohealth sciences in innovative new ways by applying the natural sciences, such as mathematics, statistics and chemistry.

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Statistics

DataFest Oregon delivers mind-numbing fun

The American Statistical Association’s Datafest, a nationally-coordinated data analysis competition for students, is April 15-17, 2016 in Weniger Hall.

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Data Science

Big Data expertise transcends disciplines

The College of Science has made strategic investments to extend the impact of data science on transdisciplinary research.

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News

Big Data and Data Science Programs at NSF

Chaitan Baru, Senior Advisor for Data Science for the CISE Directorate at NSF, will present a seminar on current NSF Big Data and Data Science programs on January 15 at 9 am in Valley Library, rm. 3622.