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A Career With Honors

When asked to trace the roots of his fascination with science, Honors College Board of Regents member Dr. Kenneth Krane returned to a childhood memory: watching his father repair clocks. Krane grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and his parents owned and operated a clock repair shop. He recalled watching the swing of a clock’s pendulum […]

Translating Results: HC Graduate Travels from Tanzania to Medical School

In the summer after her sophomore year, Honors College and College of Science graduate Cassidy Huun spent three weeks shadowing a pediatrician in a Tanzanian hospital. As she followed the daily work of the hospital’s physicians, she noticed that one of their most important tasks was testing the Tanzanian youth they saw for HIV. Considering […]

Making a Difference: Oregon State Alumnus Creates Medical Internship for HC Students

During her first week as a summer intern at the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Program, Swechya Banskota was given access to nearly twenty-one years of cardiovascular patient data registries. For the Honors College senior biology major, it was a lot to consider: “The research physicians gave the interns introductions to all of the […]

Mathematics + Robotics = Google job

Honors College and mathematics major Johnathan Van Why has landed a job at Google months before graduation. He will start as a software engineer at Google’s Mountain View headquarters (Googleplex) in California. It is a highly impressive feat if you consider Google’s hiring statistics: They receive more than two million applicants a year and only […]

A Market for Barnacles

In Spain, a plate of gooseneck barnacles will set you back more than the cost of a lobster dinner. Known as percebes, goosenecks “set the palate in ecstasy,” a Barcelona chef recently told a reporter. Nevertheless, Julia Bingham winced a little last spring when asked if she had ever tried the tube-shaped delicacies while she […]

Finding Champions – Jenesis Long

As she prepares to graduate from Oregon State for the second time, Jenesis Long sees the mentorship she experienced in the Honors College as the key to her success. As a senior in high school, Jenesis was prepared to go to Oregon State after graduation. But when the time came to start, the size of […]

An OSU Education – For Parents

Daniel and Margaret Porth are active people, not content to just sit on the sidelines. So last year, when the opportunity came, they readily joined a new OSU initiative, one with a strong personal connection. Proud parents of an Honors College senior, the Porths participated in the college’s inaugural Parent Leadership Circle. “Just seeing our […]