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Faculty and Staff

Driving national excellence in physics education and teaching

Many physics professors have worked for years to be experts in their fields. Going face-to-face with college students, however, is rarely part of their training. As a leader in the American Physical Society, Associate Department Head David A. Craig seeks to guide physics professors in honing their instructional skills.

University Day 2023

Science receives record-breaking 12 awards at University Day

College of Science faculty, staff, and graduate students have earned a record-breaking number of honors at University Day, a celebratory launch to the academic year featuring an annual awards ceremony. Science winners amassed an impressive 12 awards, beating the previous record of seven and garnering the most of any college across Oregon State.

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Faculty and Staff

Meet the eight new faculty members bringing their expertise to OSU

The College of Science is excited to welcome eight new faculty members this fall. They bring diverse expertise in gravitational wave astronomy, applied topology, organometallic compounds, age-dependent diseases and more.

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2021-22 College of Science awards: Celebrating excellence in teaching and advising

The College of Science gathers to recognize excellence at the 2021-22 Teaching and Advising Awards.

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Faculty and Staff

2020-21 College of Science awards: Celebrating excellence in teaching and advising

On April 22, the College of Science celebrated its 2021 faculty and staff awards in a virtual ceremony, recognizing excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising.

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Faculty and Staff

Celebrating excellence: 2019 teaching and advising awards

Inspirational teachers and advisors honored at the Winter 2019 Teaching and Advising Awards in the College of Science.

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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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OSU Physics receives national award for undergraduate education

The Department of Physics is one of three universities to receive a national award for improving undergraduate physics education in 2018.

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Lights, Action, Physics! KC Walsh boosts student success in physics

Walsh is breaking the mold of conventional classroom dynamics by using online resources paired with data-driven research to increase student success in introductory physics.

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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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Faculty and Staff

Physics professor recognized as Honors College Eminent Professor

Physics Professor David McIntyre has received the 2018 Honors College Eminent Professor Award for his outstanding teaching and mentoring.

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Physics head Heidi Schellman, a leader on campus and abroad

Heidi Schellman is one of those rare academics who has remained engaged and successful in three distinct areas — research, teaching and administration.