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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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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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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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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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Yunker Lecture explores the dark energy of quantum materials

The 2018 Yunker Lecture, “The Dark Energy of Quantum Materials,” will be presented by physicist Laura Greene from Florida State University on April 20.

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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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An amazing moment in time: A year of planning for the solar eclipse pays off

Solar Eclipse 2017 was a stellar moment for the validity of astronomy, for science itself and for OSU astronomer Randall Milstein.

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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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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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Share your research: Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

The 2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium invites all undergraduates to show off their research in lightning talks and poster sessions on September 14.

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As the sky darkens, science will shine during Total Eclipse at OSU

The OSU150 Space Grant Festival: A Total Eclipse Experience will draw tens of thousands to Corvallis for the epic solar eclipse on August 21.

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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.