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The Importance of Improving: Jon DeVaan ’85

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Oregon State University and College of Science Alumnus, Jon DeVaan, will speak at OSU as part of the College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on January 16th.  As Corporate Vice President, Windows Development, Microsoft Corporation, Mr. DeVaan will share what he has learned over the course of his career in regards to the importance […]

Peggy Cherng to speak at OSU Oct.17

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Oregon State University and College of Science Alumna, Dr. Peggy Cherng, will speak at OSU as part of the College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on October 17th. As a co-founder of Panda Express, Dr. Cherng will talk about growing a small business into a global company. Projecting Passion: Inspiring the Panda Culture Dr. […]

In Memory of Dr. George Porter

Friday, February 4th, 2011

The College of Science mourns the loss of a great Alumnus. Dr. George A. Porter Dr. George A. Porter graduated from Oregon State College (now University) in 1953.  After graduation, he attended Medical School at OHSU where he earned both an M.D. and an M.S.  Dr. Porter served as the first chief of the division […]

Micro-hydro research honors the memory of Edward Rada

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Edward L. Rada was born in Mill City, Oregon in 1916, to Czech immigrant parents.  He left Oregon to serve as a Naval officer in WWII.  He eventually settled in Pasadena, CA, where he earned his doctorate in Economics at University of Southern California.  Edward then joined the faculty at UCLA, retiring in 1986 as […]

The Oregon Way

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

On February 11, 2009, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski issued an executive order (link opens as a PDF) creating a new public/private partnership to advance Oregon’s recovery. Peggy Fowler (OSU/College of Science Parent), Catherine Mater (Political Science ’75; M.S., Civil Engineering ’84), and Jim Walls (Wildlife Science ’75) have been appointed to the group which will […]

Micro-Hydro Project

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Check out this video introducing the first joint JD/MS in water resources science student who is researching the feasibility of generating electricity from low flow springs in the Oregon Cascades. Jennifer’s research is made possible by a gift from Mrs. Esther Rada to the Water Resource Management Research Fund at OSU. The fund is used […]

The Million Dollar Chair

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Having found a butterfly net stashed away in his family’s closet, Harold Rice began collecting butterflies in his early childhood and has been collecting ever since. In his 90’s today, he is still out and about the state looking for butterflies. Harold’s love of traveling and passion for butterflies is amply illustrated by his personal […]

David T. Wong named Indiana Living Legend

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

On July 18, 2008, Dr. David T. Wong (’64 Chemistry) was honored as an Indiana Living Legend by the Indiana Historical Society. He is best known for his work discovering Prozac, Strattera and Cymbalta, but here at OSU, we also know him as a 2003 OSU Alumni Fellow. He remains active in the OSU community, […]

Tom Webb Stops By

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Tom Webb stopped by the Breakthroughs HQ Annex (aka the OSU Foundation) today for a visit. He’s recently “retired” from his career on the chemistry faculty at Auburn University (he kept his office there, so I suspect he’s still making frequent appearances at work). He has maintained his connections at his alma mater, OSU, stopping […]

Breakthroughs in Science: New York

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

The College is sincerely grateful to Dr. Jim Paul (PhD ’71) and Dr. Kala Paul (M ’72 Microbiology) for hosting our second Breakthroughs in Science: Solutions for a Changing World dinner event in New York on June 18. Our New York event was held at Triomphe Restaurant (named by the New York Times as one […]