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Rachel Sousa stands before a vast body of water at the base of tall, sweeping mountains in Ireland.
Alumni and Friends

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.

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Alumni and Friends

Biochemistry and biophysics alumnus gives undergrads unexpected career advice

Kyle Ireton (Biochemistry & Biophysics, ‘12) has unconventional advice for students following in his footsteps: Don't follow him.

Peggy Cherng sits in a suit on stage giving a talk at an OSU event.
Alumni and Friends

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.

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Faculty and Staff

From research to winemaking, Rachel Palmer has finally found the career that feels 'just right'

Rachel Palmer, the new assistant director of career development in the College of Science has always "hit the ground running" and has no intention of slowing down. In this new position, Palmer aims to educate students on the importance of career development.

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Alumni and Friends

Meet a Science Grad: Sasha Rose

Meet Sasha, 2008 Biology grad and research director at Insmed Incorporated.

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Alumni and Friends

Meet a Science Grad: Charlotte Soderberg

Meet Charlotte, 2016 BioHealth Sciences grad and Clinical Pharmacist at PacificSource Health Plans.

Manuela Huso in a blue shirt in front of green bushes.
Alumni and Friends

Wildlife conservation: Devising statistical tools anyone can use

Research statistician emerita and alumna Manuela Huso (M.S., 88’) received the highest honorary recognition an employee can receive within the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Alumni and Friends

Inside the coolest collection of artifacts you’ve never seen

Tucked away in a corner of Cordley Hall in Corvallis, there was, for a short time, an amazing but tiny museum. Its artifacts ranged from medals to original artworks to photos, but there were no admission fees or interpretive plaques, and — alas — no gift shop. In fact, this unusual museum wasn’t open to the public at all and, at least for now, has been packed into boxes and stored away; whether it will ever exist again is unknown.

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Careers

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.

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Alumni and Friends

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.

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Graduate students

Brent Wolf takes wildlife research to the next level with Data Analytics graduate program

A wildlife research biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Brent Wolf couldn't be happier with the career path he's found.

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Alumni and Friends

Data analytics alumna: OSU has ‘all the tools’ for student success

Dickinson was working as an engineer at HP in Corvallis when she realized that a better understanding of data would make her work even more impactful. The value of data for industry really stood out to her, she said. Oregon State’s two-year online Graduate Program in Data Analytics gave her the flexibility to earn her credentials while still working full-time at HP.