Science students receive more than $2 million in scholarships

Lorraine "Mamo" Waianuhea, sophomore in biology, is one of 24 students to receive a SURE Science Scholarship to conduct a research project.

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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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IB presents annual Castor canadensis awards

Virginia Weis, Chair of Integrative Biology, presented the annual Castor canadensis awards at the IB spring picnic. The awards recognize outstanding service to the department. Barb Taylor received the faculty/staff award, while Tye Kindinger received the graduate student award.

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Purple Beer Launched to Save Sea Stars

A portion of the proceeds from sales of Rogue Brewery's Wasted Sea Star Pale Ale will go towards PISCO's research into the wasting syndrome that's affecting sea stars along the Pacific Coast.

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Amber-encased plant could be oldest known grass: Specimen may also preserve a Cretaceous-aged hallucinogen

George Poinar analyzed amber from Myanmar. He discovered it may contain the oldest fossilized grass specimen, which may also be infected with ergot, a fungus.

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Rogue supports higher ed with new Oregon craft beers for PSU, OSU

A portion of the proceeds from sales of Rogue Brewery's Wasted Sea Star Purple Pale Ale will go to PISCO's research on sea star wasting syndrome.

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