How does DNA move? How do cells communicate with each other? When it comes to these questions, it’s easy to think of molecular biologists behind the words. But as physics and mathematics senior Sullivan “Sully” Bailey-Darland knows, there are many more voices asking.
Even though 1+2 will always be equal to 3, Madison Collins strives to teach math differently so that students can learn better and discover something new along the way.
A third-year mathematics student has been named a 2023 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Three years ago, current Oregon State University Assistant Professor Swati Patel and two colleagues wanted to do something to counter systemic racism and inequities in mathematics. In response, they founded the Math For All conference at Tulane University in New Orleans. Math For All is now a national conference that hosts annual local programs throughout the country. In late February, about 40 people attended the Math For All satellite conference in Corvallis for free.
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.
Oregon State funds more high-impact undergraduate research experiences than any other university in the state.
Professor of mathematics Holly Swisher was awarded a NSF grant to investigate a number of problems that relate to modular and automorphic forms, which have played a central role in many major problems in number theory over the last century.
The College of Science will graduate 670 undergraduate students with baccalaureate degrees in 2020-21, including 68 Honors graduates.
Jennifer Smucker, mathematics senior, heads to Virginia Tech in the fall to pursue a Ph.D. in math. She hopes to be a role model for other women in STEM.
The OSU Pi Mu Epsilon chapter honored and inducted 33 undergraduates, who have shown exceptional scholarly activity in mathematics, into the national mathematics honor society.
Biochemistry, mathematics and molecular biology students win 2021 Goldwater awards for research excellence
Two students from the College of Science have been awarded the competitive 2021 Goldwater awards.
The OSU Math Club has been instrumental in keeping the undergraduate student community connected.
The 2020 OSU Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, directed by Prof. Holly Swisher, was a great success!
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.
The College of Science is proud to announce that 41 science students have received summer undergraduate research awards.
Megan Tucker will graduate next month with a substantial amount of research experience under her belt: She was awarded the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship, which gave her the opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary team at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Albany, Oregon, during the summer of 2019. The new knowledge gained from her internship helped her land a job as a technical writer with Amazon Web Services — a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments.
The NUMS steering committee, along with the PiMUC organizers, were determined to hold the line during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Michael Kupperman was among the 20 percent of applicants accepted for a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The paid 10-week internship program is designed to encourage undergraduates and recent graduates to pursue STEM careers through research experiences at one of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories.
Mathematics senior Rachel Sousa found her passion in mathematical biology, motivated to work harder and break barriers in the notoriously male-dominated field.
Ten students are participating in the 2019 OSU Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
Honors physics and mathematics student Ryan Tollefsen received a 2019 Goldwater award. He was one of four OSU students selected for the prestigious award.
For Rachel Legard ('19), a mathematics and business double major, participation and involvement in student and campus organizations has always been a priority.
Inspired by her mathematics professors, Sara Tro is headed to the University of Colorado, Boulder, to pursue a Ph.D. in applied mathematics.
Congratulations 2019 SURE Science Scholars!
College of Science launches three of four OSU winners of the prestigious 2019 Goldwater Scholarship.
The Department of Mathematics held its annual Lonseth Lecture and departmental award ceremony on April 19.
Meet 2018 Presidential Scholars and science students Eli Nicholas and Jordyn Hamilton.
The College of Science awarded 38 SURE Science awards of $5,500 to each student to conduct summer research in 2018.
OSU has launched a new mentoring program to strengthen faculty and students relationships, with the goal of improving student retention and graduation rates.
Greek astronomy and pi at the 2018 Da Vinci Days Festival.
Science faculty awarded prestigious HHMI grant to develop culturally inclusive pedagogies in STEM programs.
Sarah Hagen, Branwen Purdy and Emerald Stacy share their enthusiasm for mathematics with the broader public.
The NSF Research Traineeship project on “Risk and Uncertainty Quantification in Marine Science” at OSU is preparing a new generation of natural resource scientists.
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.
Math senior and baseball analytics expert Morgan Pearson was given job offers by two Major League Baseball teams—Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.