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College of Science iMPACT Spring 2015

The latest edition features several IB stories: new professor of mathematics & IB Patrick De Leenheer, OSAC, PISCO's research, recent graduate Claire Ostertag-Hill, alumna Megan Cook, a spotlight on Jane Lubchenco, and George Poinar's research on ancient specimens preserved in amber.

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IB hosts annual graduation breakfast

Graduates and their families gathered in the Cordley Hall Courtyard for the annual graduation breakfast celebrating graduates in Biology, Zoology, and Botany and Plant Pathology. Faculty and advisors met parents, congratulated the grads, and mingled with the crowd.

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The Amber Sarcophagus: Dinosaurs, Disease, and Drugs—and the Scientist Behind Jurassic Park

George Poinar's research in the 1980s sparked the idea for Jurassic Park. But he's quick to point out that the real monsters of prehistory are often overlooked.

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Elusive Equity: Oregon State tackles the persistent bias inhibiting women in STEM fields

Jane Lubchenco recalls challenges she faced as a grad student in a male-dominated field.  Oregon State continues to improve equity for women in STEM fields and is launching ADVANCE, an NSF-supported  program to further the progress.

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66 IB Undergraduates Receive College of Science Scholarships

The College of Science held its annual Scholarship Dessert on June 2 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Fifty-two Biology majors and 14 Zoology majors received one or more scholarships. Congratulations, students! We'd also like to extend a big Thank You to the donors.

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