### College of Science alumnus to be presented with honorary doctorate

College of Science alumnus Michael S. Waterman (Mathematics '64, '66) will be presented with an honorary doctorate at this year's university-wide commencement ceremony in Corvallis.

### Turning a talent for numbers into a career in finance

Ryan Holzschuh liked math as a teenager. He was even one of the top mathematics students at Cleveland High School in inner southeast Portland and took a year's worth of college-level math classes during his senior year in 2022. However, it took going to Oregon State University for Holzschuh to truly fall in love with numbers.

### What do mathematicians do? This mathematics grad began a technical writing career at Amazon

Mathematics alumna Megan Tucker navigated clouds with a pen. After jumpstarting her technical writing career at Amazon Web Services, she's found her voice answering the unspoken questions.

### Mathematics graduate thrives with simple philosophy: ‘Why not?’

In the intricate languages of mathematics and biology, alumna Rachel Sousa, ‘20, is multilingual. Since graduating from Oregon State, she has bridged the disciplines through several prestigious research experiences and credits her success to seizing opportunities no matter the odds.

### How Peggy Cherng used her analytical know-how to help build a restaurant empire

The three years Peggy Cherng, ’71, spent in Corvallis powering through a four-year program in applied mathematics are a bit of a blur. A rainy, green blur.

### Meet a Science Grad: Justin Ihara

Meet Justin, 2009 Mathematics and Computer Science graduate, now an MES architect at Axonics Inc.

### Q&A: How to prepare for a job in STEM

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) interviewed Vrushali Bokil, Oregon State University mathematics professor and associate dean for research & graduate studies, for an online SIAM Careers Fair.

### 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.

### How undergraduate research drives student success at OSU

Oregon State funds more high-impact undergraduate research experiences than any other university in the state.

### 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.

### Mathematics 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.

### Epidemiologist and public health data scientist

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

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### Mathematics and writing senior awarded Department of Energy fellowship

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.

### 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.

### Mathematics professor receives Google award to improve K-12 computer science education in Oregon

Mathematician is part of a $141K, one-year grant from Google to enhance and increase integration between computer science education and mathematics teacher education.

### Math senior will use data to increase efficiency of governments and the private sector

For Rachel Legard ('19), a mathematics and business double major, participation and involvement in student and campus organizations has always been a priority.

### 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.

### Nearly 40 students win 2018 SURE Science awards

The College of Science awarded 38 SURE Science awards of $5,500 to each student to conduct summer research in 2018.

### Edward Waymire, influential professor of probability, retires

Edward Waymire, a widely admired professor of mathematics, has retired after 36 years of teaching and research at Oregon State University.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.