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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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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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Events

Alumni Awards highlight impact at home and abroad

The College of Science community gathered on Friday, November 12, 2021, for the 2021 Alumni Awards, recognizing alumni who stand out in their accomplishments across industry, philanthropy and research.  

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Alumni and Friends

Wire-working pioneer receives Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Ron Schoenheit (B.S. Mathematics ’65) is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for his accomplishments that have brought honor, distinction and visibility to the College of Science.

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Alumni and Friends

Students with disabilities accomplish their dreams with Distinguished Alumna-founded scholarship

Judy Faucett, recipient of the College of Science 2021 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, founded the Rise Scholarship – the first scholarship at Oregon State exclusively serving students with disabilities.

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News

Genomics pioneer paves the way for first-generation students

Genomics pioneer Michael Waterman (Mathematics ’64, ’66) receives the 2021 Lifetime Achievement in Science Award for his remarkable accomplishments that have brought honor, distinction and visibility to Oregon State University.

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Alumni and Friends

Math alum uses disease modeling to help keep OSU community safe

Peter Banwarth (M.S. ’12) is an epidemiologist and public health data scientist with the Benton County Health Department in Oregon. He has developed models to guide county health policies on testing, safety and health measures for employees and the public to minimize infections and deaths in Corvallis and nearby areas.

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Alumni and Friends

Epidemiologist and public health data scientist

Alumni profile of Epidemiologist and public health data scientist Peter Banwarth.

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Alumni and Friends

Father of computational biology receives prestigious applied mathematics award

Genomics pioneer Dr. Michael Waterman (’64, ’66) has received the William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics. Waterman, a distinguished College of Science alumnus, is widely regarded as a trailblazer in computational biology. His work in the 1980s formed one of the theoretical cornerstones for many DNA mapping and sequencing projects, including the Human Genome Project.

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Alumni and Friends

Meet a Science Grad: Scott Clark

At Oregon State, Scott Clark (08) was able to pursue majors in physics, mathematics and computational physics all at once. Today he is the CEO and co-founder of SigOpt.

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Alumni and Friends

Math alumna’s disease modeling at national lab aiding public health initiatives to combat COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has placed mathematical models in the spotlight as they have become central to public health interventions, planning, resource allocation and forecasts.

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Alumni and Friends

Knowledge is more important than grades says math alumnus and American Express chief technologist

Patrick Franklin’s (BS ’89) mathematics education helped him adapt and thrive in some of the most competitive and iconic work places in America.

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Mathematics

Planned gift by alumnus will establish first endowed professorship in mathematics

A passionate proponent of STEM learning, Thomas Cavaiani’s (’71, ’89) generous gift to the mathematics department will move the dial on research and teaching.

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Mathematics

Communicating math through aerial acrobatics

Mathematics alumna Nancy Scherich (M.S., ’13) has bridged the worlds of art and math to great acclaim.

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Alumni and Friends

Developer of state-of-the-art, high-performance mathematical routines

Alumni profile of Kirana Bergstrom, who received a masters with a focus in applied mathematics and scientific computation.

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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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Alumni and Friends

A career in math followed by philanthropy

After graduating with a degree in mathematics, Judy Faucett (B.S.'70) enjoyed a successful career as an actuary in some of the country's top firms.

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Alumni and Friends

Recognizing outstanding achievements: 2017 Alumni Awards

The College of Science is proud to announce its 2017 Alumni Award recipients.

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Alumni and Friends

Breaking the stereotype of science graduates

Math alumna Suzanne McGrath will receive the College of Science's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for her achievements and leadership.

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Events

Da Vinci Days will feature fascinating talks on science, mathematics and arts

Corvallis's premier community event, 2017 Da Vinci Days will feature talks by Oregon State scientists and mathematicians, Benjamin Dalziel and Tom Dick.

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Student Success

Innovation in the classroom

Through the ESTEME@OSU project, OSU has conducted a comprehensive examination of its learning practices and is evolving them to transform its culture of scholarship

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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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Events

Math alumni reception set for JMM 2017

The Mathematics Department hosts alumni and friends at a special reception January 6 during the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta.

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Alumni and Friends

Recognizing excellence in science: 2016 Alumni Awards

The College of Science is proud to announce its 2016 Alumni Award recipients

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Alumni and Friends

Young Alumni Award winner makes Forbes' 30 under 30 list

Alumnus Scott Clark ('08) was named to Forbes' 30 under 30 list for 2016 and wins the College of Science Young Alumni Award.

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Students

Marching through the sciences, landing in physical chemistry

A first generation college student earns his bachelor's degree in chemistry and heads to the University of California, Berkeley for a Ph.D. in physical chemistry on a full scholarship and research stipend.

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Students

Graduates take stock of experiences in science

Graduates reflect on their experience in science and their education at OSU. Meet Justin, Lindsey, Jonathan and Katie.

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Alumni and Friends

Mathematics + Robotics = Google job

Honors College and mathematics major Johnathan Van Why lands job at Google months before graduation.

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Alumni and Friends

Physics major has eyes set on healthcare

Katherine Banowetz stands out as the only woman in her senior year physics class.

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Alumni and Friends

Math alumni and friends: Join us at 2016 JMM in Seattle

Oregon State Mathematics Alumni are invited to a special reception in their honor at JMM 2016 in Seattle Thursday, January 7, 2016.

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Alumni and Friends

Celebrating excellence: 2015 Alumni Awards

The College of Science honored three distinguished individuals at its 2015 Alumni Awards recognizing their achievements and service.

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Alumni and Friends

Scholarship Dessert celebrates excellence and gratitude

The College of Science celebrated our extraordinary scholarship students at our annual spring Scholarship Dessert.

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Events

Milne & Gilfillan Lectures 2015

The Department of Mathematics celebrated Mathematics Awareness Month in April 2015 with the Milne and Gilfillan Lectures.

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Alumni and Friends

Alumna spotlight: Suzanne McGrath

More than 40 years later, Suzanne McGrath still uses her math degree.

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Mathematics

Market demands graduates with data analysis skills

Everyone from Google and Netflix to Walmart, Gap and the federal government are hiring people with statistical skills and expertise.

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Data Science

The lay of the land

There is so much data being generated out there. How do we access it? How do we get information out of it?