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Alumni and Friends

Alumni Awards: Raising the bar for diversity in the legal profession

Only 1.7% of attorneys in Oregon identified as Hispanic or Latino/a in 2020. College of Science alumni Román Hernández (‘92) is not only part of that 1.7%, but he has dedicated his time to making sure that number grows.  

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Students

Mathematics graduate to research cross-cultural psychology for Fulbright

Pre-med Honors student Saki Nakai double majored in psychology and mathematics, completing a French minor abroad. Next year, a Fulbright award will support her research in Luxembourg. 

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Events

2021-22 College of Science awards: Celebrating excellence in research and administration

The College of Science gathered yesterday on February 22 to recognize academic and teaching excellence of our esteemed faculty and staff at the College's 2021-22 Combined Awards Ceremony. The first half of the ceremony celebrated exceptional research and administration.

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Faculty and Staff

Welcoming new mathematicians to Oregon State

The College of Science welcomes Swati Patel and Axel Saenz Rodriguez who joined the Department of Mathematics as tenure-track assistant professors in September.  

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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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Student Success

Science faculty receive $1 million to increase inclusivity and success of diverse students

Science faculty awarded prestigious HHMI grant to develop culturally inclusive pedagogies in STEM programs.

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Students

The triple crown of science: Graduating with degrees in math, physics and nuclear engineering

Math, physics and nuclear engineering senior Jesse Rodriguez isn’t your average student by most measures. A transfer student, Rodriguez enjoyed an incredible and wide-ranging learning experience where his classes in the different subjects led him to many wonderful insights about the deeper connections among his majors, and ultimately to a more solid understanding of science itself. He was one of just 26 students in 2018 to earn a prestigious Department of Energy fellowship that will pay for his Ph.D. at Stanford University to study plasma physics.    

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Diversity in Science

Vrushali Bokil awarded 2017-18 ADVANCE faculty fellowship

Congratulations to Vrushali Bokil for being awarded the first of eight 2017-2018 ADVANCE faculty fellowships from the OREGON STATE ADVANCE program.

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Women in Science

Science faculty receive fellowships to advance equity and inclusion in STEM fields

Math and biology professors named 2018 OSU Advance Faculty Fellows to advance diversity and equity in STEM fields.

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Research

Oregon State Science: The many “firsts” in 150 years

The College of Science is proud to have pioneered many “firsts” in its 150-year history.

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Students

Meet our Class of 2021

Twenty five percent of freshmen are the first in their family to attend college, 23 percent are underrepresented minorities, and the College has the highest ever number of high achieving students in this incoming class: 37.6 percent.

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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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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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Mathematics

"Math Missionary" sees mathematics as key to student success

The Department of Mathematics welcomes Distinguished Professor William Yslas Velez for the 28th annual Lonseth Lecture.

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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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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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Graduate students

Four Ph.D. students awarded ARCS Foundation scholarships

Four doctoral students in the College of Science are among the 27 scientists and engineers selected as 2016 ARCS Foundation Scholars by the Portland chapter.

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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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Events

Mathematician and former drag racing champ talks diversity

Renowned mathematician and former drag racing champ Richard Tapia from Rice University talks diversity.

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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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Students

Retrospective: Science graduates reflect on their education

We caught up with several of our graduates as they approach graduation and asked them to reflect on their experiences in the College of Science

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Events

Infinite Possibilities Conference held at Oregon State University

The biennial 10th Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) was held at Oregon State University (OSU) on March 1-3, 2015.

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Women in Science

2015 Infinite Possibilities Conference comes to campus

With a mission of educating and empowering women, IPC is a national conference that strives to create new frontiers.