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College of Science

Building bridges: College of Science outreach creates pathways to science literacy and inclusion

The College of Science is committed to community service and fostering science literacy. Our recently launched Strategic Plan prioritizes impactful contributions at local, national and global levels. Across our seven departments, we are actively implementing outreach initiatives that align with our mission of engagement and societal impact. Last year, the College actively supported community-focused events, such as Discovery Days, Juntos Family Day and many others.

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OSU Press Releases

Volunteerism a way of life for biochemistry and biophysics student

Third-year Honors biochemistry and biophysics student Grace Petrina is committed to volunteering her time and talent, involved in a host of local community outreach efforts.

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Exploring science through the 2018 Nobel Prizes

The College of Science presents three talks by science faculty on the meaning of the 2018 Nobel Prize Awards in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine.

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Building a pipeline for young women in STEM

What is the common denominator between isolating strawberry DNA, building Knex vehicles, spalting wood and probing sea anemone symbiosis?

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Taking science across borders to help Puerto Rico in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

A medical school aspirant, Biochemistry and pre-med Honors student Trisha Chau is deeply interested in helping underserved populations internationally and has undertaken volunteer work in Puerto Rico and Indonesia.

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Understanding science's highest award: The Nobel Prizes

Three OSU scientists explore the 2017 Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry and medicine and the exciting scientific advances they represent at a public lecture April 30, 2018.

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Distinguished biochemist speaks on diversity in science and academia

Distinguished Caltech biochemist Bil Clemons visits campus to present a research seminar and lead an open discussion on diversity in science and academia.

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Discovery Days foster a love for science

Nearly 800 students gathered for Discovery Days on campus to experience the rich and diverse world of science Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2017.

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Graduate students

From the lab to the world: OMSI Science Communication Fellowships

Applications are open for Oregon's top academic and professional fellowship program: The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's OMSI Science Communication Fellowship.

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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.