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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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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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"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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Graduate students

32nd Annual Lonseth Lecture

  The Department of Mathematics welcomed William Yslas Vélez as the speaker for the 32nd annual Lonseth Lecture on on Tuesday, May 2, 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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Discovery Days are here again!

More than 1,500 elementary school children will participate in Discovery Days, one of OSU's most popular and beloved traditions, on May 2-3, 2017.

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Math Club hosts Calculus: The Musical for Pi Day

The Math Club is sponsoring a special presentation of Calculus: The Musical! on Tuesday, March 14, to celebrate Pi Day.

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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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Faculty and Staff

From struggling math student to nationally recognized teacher

Mathematician Mary Beisiegel (BS ’96) receives national award for distinguished teaching from the Mathematical Association of America.

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Mathematician receives NSF CAREER Award

Elise Lockwood, assistant professor of mathematics, receives a five-year $800K National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

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Biomedical Science

Disease "superspreading" driving force in Ebola epidemic

A new study reveals nearly 3% of people infected with Ebola in the 2014-15 epidemic were "super spreaders," responsible for infecting 61% of all cases.

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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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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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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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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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Faculty and Staff

Math professor receives national award for teaching excellence

Mathematics Professor Tevian Dray has received the 2017 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics from the Mathematical Association of America.

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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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Faculty and Staff

Balancing the equation: OSU women mathematicians are adding up

The Department of Mathematics is well above average: it has nine women tenure-track/tenured faculty, or 30%, compared to just 14% nationwide.

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Faculty and Staff

Meet Interim Assistant Dean Lyn Riverstone

The College of Science welcomes Lyn Riverstone as interim Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.

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Graduate students

Graduate students earn teaching excellence certificates

Four science graduate students earn a Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching, an 18-month program completed in addition to students' graduate coursework and research that enhances teaching excellence.

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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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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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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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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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Math student's extraordinary research accomplishments

Tim Costa’s path from mathematics to the world of semiconductors, multi scale porous media, and nonlocal mechanics.

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Faculty and Staff

Massive online database lays foundation for mathematics of the 21st century

A team of mathematicians has released a massive mathematical database that catalogs objects of central importance in number theory.

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Lonseth Lectures: A deep commitment to mathematical education

The Lonseth Lecture Series was established in 1985 to honor Arvid T. Lonseth, Professor Emeritus and former chair of OSU's Mathematics Department.

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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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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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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.