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OSU Press Releases

Light-analyzing ‘lab on a chip’ opens door to widespread use of portable spectrometers

Scientists, including an Oregon State College of Science professor, have developed a better tool to measure light, contributing to a field known as optical spectrometry in a way that could improve everything from smartphone cameras to environmental monitoring.

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Cancer cells change shape, move to invade different types of tissue, OSU research shows

Research from the Department of Physics has shed new light on the way malignant cells change their shape and migration techniques to invade different types of tissue.

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Physicist leads $2.2 million effort to improve physics programs and instruction

Physicist David Craig will lead a five-year, multimillion dollar effort to help physics departments at colleges nationwide improve their programs.

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Solved protein puzzle opens doors to new designs for cancer drugs

OSU biophysicist Weihong Qiu has solved a longstanding puzzle concerning the design of molecular motors, paving the way toward new cancer therapies.

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Meet our Class of 2021

Twenty five percent of freshmen are the first in their family to attend college, 23 percent are underrepresented minorities, and the College has the highest ever number of high achieving students in this incoming class: 37.6 percent.

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Student Success

Science students awarded second highest number of scholarships at OSU

Science students receive second highest number of scholarships at OSU totaling more than $7.5 million, more than triple the amount awarded in 2015.

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Alumni and Friends

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.

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Faculty and Staff

Science takes top honors at University Day

Faculty, students and advisors in the College of Science received awards for exceptional research, teaching, and dedicated service at OSU's 2016 University Day.

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Gilfillan Lecture: We are living in a Materials World

Physics professor Janet Tate presents, “It’s a Materials World,” at the 2016 F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture May 9 in LaSells Stewart Center.

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Faculty and Staff

Oregon Academy of Science honors three faculty

Three science faculty were honored by the Oregon Academy of Science for outstanding contributions to science and higher education in science and mathematics.