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Paula and Ken Krane
Alumni and Friends

Distinguished Service Award: Supporting experiential learning

Paula and Kenneth Krane are in the business of granting dreams.

On October 21, the College of Science will award the Kranes the 2022 Distinguished Service Award, recognizing the distinguished service of alumni or friends of the College.

Planetary geologist and OSU alumna Briony Horgan in front of an image of the Perseverance rover.
Alumni and Friends

Oregon State alum plays integral role in Perseverance landing

2005 physics alumna and planetary geologist Briony Horgan's research was key to determining the location on Mars for the Perseverance rover to explore. Explaining the challenge her team faced, she said, "“If we had to choose just one spot on Earth to gather all the data about the entire history of the planet — well, where would you go?”

Drew Haven standing in front of farming fields.
Alumni and Friends

Meet a Science Grad - Drew Haven

Meet Drew Haven, physics and engineering physics graduate and current Research & Development Manager for Luxium Solutions.

Warren Washington in office space
Alumni and Friends

Eminent climate scientist wins Lifetime Achievement in Science Award

Pioneering climate scientist and alumnus Warren Washington to present the 2019 Distinguished Lecture on October 11, 2019.

Edward and Janet Chen with Roy Haggerty in lobby
Alumni and Friends

Distinguished Service Award: Embracing a legacy of Chinese scholarship

Edward and Janet Chen along with John Donnelly, on behalf of the Wei Family Foundation, will receive the College of Science Distinguished Service Award for their extraordinary commitment to the university and institution.

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Alumni and Friends

Alumnus Warren Washington to receive prestigious Tyler Prize for pioneering climate studies

Pioneering climate scientist and alumnus Warren Washington is a co-recipient of the 2019 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, often referred to as the Nobel Prize for the Environment.

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Cornell physicist presents Wei Family Foundation Lecture on “atomic deli sandwich structures”

The College of Science welcomes Dr. Jie Shan, professor of applied and engineering physics at Cornell University, to campus to present the first Wei Family Private Foundation Lecture. She will present a talk entitled “Atomic sandwich: Photonics and optoelectronics of two-dimensional materials.”

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Gilfillan Lecture: Catalyzing the transformation of science learning

Physics Professor Corinne Manogue will present the College of Science 2018 F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture on April 5.

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Alumni and Friends

Physics alumnus involved in historic astrophysics discoveries

Physics alumnus Shane Larson is part of the LIGO team behind the revolutionary astronomy discovery of the merger of two neutron stars.

Wei Family with Sastry Pantula
Alumni and Friends

A Chinese pioneer’s legacy helps students succeed

Directors of the Wei Family Scholarship make an annual pilgrimage to OSU to meet students and honor the legacy of alumna Chung Kwai Lui.

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Alumni and Friends

Clear skies for physics alumnus Shane Larson

Physicist and alumnus Shane Larson made one of the most important scientific discoveries of the century last year and continues to be an ardent communicator and advocate for science and astrophysics.