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Data Science

How this data analytics grad excels in everything remote

Mary Tunstall is a data analytics student set to graduate with her master’s degree. On the way, she discovered that remote learning never kept her from success. In a way, it brought her closer.

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Physics

Edtech-inspired physics and mathematics senior lands a spot at top-tier university

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away — in Lake Oswego, Oregon — Joey Takach ordered a bunch of soundboards, accelerometers and other metal parts online.

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Microbiology

Microbiology pre-med senior pursues passion for patient care

Catherine Sterrett has always been called to medicine, but when she found herself as a patient, compassion became her greatest motivation. Now a graduating senior, she looks forward to where her career will take her.

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Mathematics

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.

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Chemistry

A budding chemist and reigning gold medalist: Oregon state rower finishes strong

Oregon State chemistry senior Evan Park has a gold medal.

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Research

Immune systems for cities: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Cities are like organisms — they need immune systems. Viruses can reproduce rapidly, taking over cells and turning them into viral factories within hours. Individuals' immune systems need to rise to the challenge, but what happens when they can't, and a whole population gets sick?

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Mathematics

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.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

From Ethiopia to Corvallis: Graduating senior's vision for healthcare

Six years ago, Bereket Berhanu arrived in the United States knowing two words in English: ‘No’ and ‘Yes.’ This June, Berhanu will be graduating with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, along with two minors.

Associate Director of Student Engagement Gabs James speaks at the 2024 Winter Conference at Oregon State University.
Diversity in Science

Science success leader recognized for feminist achievement

The College of Science proudly announces that Gabs James, associate director of student engagement, has been awarded the Hattie Redmond Feminist of Achievement award.

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Chemistry

Iron could be key to less expensive, greener lithium-ion batteries, research finds

What if a common element rather than scarce, expensive ones was a key component in electric car batteries?

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Integrative Biology

COS researchers suggest low climate change resilience in rocky Pacific Northwest shores

A study by College of Science researchers says the ecosystems at our shores may face greater danger in a changing climate.

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Faculty and Staff

Faculty achieve excellence with promotions and tenure in 2024

The College of Science congratulates 20 faculty on receiving promotions and/or tenure for the 2023-24 academic year.