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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.

Math and science

NSF awards $1.39M for math and science teaching fellows

Fellows will receive professional development and support during their first four years of teaching in high needs schools.

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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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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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Faculty and Staff

31st Annual Lonseth Lecture

The Department of Mathematics held its 31st Annual Lonseth Lecture on Tuesday, May 10th.

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Math Club hosts Pi Day Social

OSU Math Club hosts annual Pi Day Social to "pie" or "pi" your favorite science professor to celebrate the end of Winter term and to raise money for the Edible Corvallis Initiative. Everyone is invited to the event, which will be held in the Math Learning Center Friday, March 11 at 6 pm.

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Faculty and Staff

Oregon Academy of Science honors three faculty

Three science faculty were honored by the Oregon Academy of Science for outstanding contributions to science and higher education in science and mathematics.

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Faculty and Staff

Science faculty sweep General Research Fund awards

Professors across mathematics, physics and chemistry have received Oregon State University’s General Research Fund (GRF) awards this year.

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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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Faculty and Staff

2016 Winter Teaching & Advising Awards

The College of Science celebrated our 2016 Winter Teaching and Advising awards on January 12.

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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.

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Math faculty and alumni flock to 2016 JMM

Many mathematics faculty and alumni are presenting at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle January 6-9.

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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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Graduate students

Math student's extraordinary research accomplishments

Meet Tim Costa, interdisciplinary mathematician in graduate school at OSU.

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Internationally renowned statistician addresses statistics as the “transfer science”

The fall 2015 Milne Lecture features Peter J. Bickel, an internationally renowned statistician and Emeritus Professor of Statistics at the Univ. of California, Berkeley.

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Math student nabs top graduate teaching assistant award

“I can do anything. I have a math degree!”

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Faculty and Staff

Thomann named head of Mathematics Department

The College of Science welcomes Enrique Thomann as the Head of the Department of Mathematics

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Science students receive more than $2 million in scholarships

Scholarships enable the College to attract, retain and inspire top students.

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Advancing gender equity and inclusion in STEM

It's been a busy summer so far for the OREGON STATE ADVANCE Working Group for Equity and Inclusion

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Must love Math: 2015 award recipients

Congratulations to the winners!

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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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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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30th Annual Lonseth Lecture

The Department of Mathematics held its 30th Annual Lonseth Lecture on May 12. Prior to the lecture, the department celebrated the achievements of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty with the annual Mathematics awards ceremony.

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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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Faculty excellence: Promotions and tenure 2015

The College of Science is proud to congratulate the following faculty for receiving promotions and/or tenure this spring.

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Mathematician Ed Waymire delivers 2015 Gilfillan Memorial Lecture

Professor Ed Waymire presented to a crowd of about 200, including faculty, students and the Corvallis community.

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Data Science


In the last two years, the College of Science has focused on augmenting its expertise in data and life sciences with strategic hires

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Math professor takes interdisciplinary approach to climate and energy

Professor Malgorzata Peszynska's current NSF-funded research takes an interdisciplinary approach to models important for global climate and energy studies.