Oregon State engineering undergrads earn coveted Goldwater Scholarships

Juniors Tucker Holstun and Yesh Godse are among 396 college students selected from approximately 5,000 potential candidates across the United States to receive the award for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarships are awarded based on academic merit to college sophomores and juniors who exhibit intellectual intensity and exceptional promise of becoming research leaders and […]

The Honors College and Center for the Humanities Announce Inaugural Summer Internship Recipients

The Oregon State University Honors College and Center for the Humanities have announced the first participants in a jointly-sponsored competitive summer internship program. Honors College students Maia Insinga, Mahal Miles and Mohammed Shakibnia will work with their faculty mentors on collaborative projects designed to enhance their professional skills and development and advance faculty research. Insinga […]

2019 Honors Thesis Fair

For three days each year, visitors to the Learning Innovation Center can see the dedication and effort of honors students all around them through the annual Honors College Thesis Fair. Honors students completing the thesis within the past year display their work through posters hung in the LINC halls, showcasing years of study culminating in […]

Building a Foundation – Dean Ben Mason Shares His Work, Research

In order to further the academic and personal connections inherent in the Oregon State University experience, the Honors College recently introduced a new series of talks given by faculty about their research and careers. These talks are designed to foster student-faculty connections and share the importance of research in an honors education – regardless of academic […]

Honors College Ranked in Top Ten on OSU Day of Giving

On the first annual OSU Day of Giving, the Honors College raised over $31,000 from gifts made by 139 donors. These numbers ranked in the top ten for all OSU units participating in the Day of Giving.   “The Day of Giving was a tremendous, inspiring success for the Honors College and for our entire […]

Indonesia earthquake study could make Pacific Northwest more safe

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Findings by a team led by an Oregon State University geotechnical engineer are paving the way toward engineering techniques that could keep Pacific Northwest residents more safe during the eventual Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Ben Mason of the OSU College of Engineering led a National Science Foundation-supported team that traveled to Indonesia […]

A New Perspective

Going into my first Honors Colloquia class, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had made a couple inferences based off the name: Toy Based Technology for Children with Disabilities, and read the class description, but those didn’t begin to scratch the surface of what I would learn in this class. On the first day […]

Do you really have time for the Honors College?

One major misconception about the Honors College (HC) that discourages students from applying is the fear that their busy schedule and course rigor will consume them. So, let’s break this down a bit. In this blog post, we’ll delve a bit more into this frequently asked question and hopefully, debunk the fear that most students […]

Lights from Underground

Students who enrolled in the Honors College colloquium “Publishing Underground” probably did not expect the title to be literal. But one winter day, underground they went, led by instructors Korey Jackson and Kelly McElroy, into the dark basement of Fairbanks Hall to use an old-fashioned letterpress. There, students learned to set type and to print […]

A Legacy of Changed Lives

At the end of fall term, 2018, two of the Honors College’s most engaged and beloved faculty partners retired following careers marked by distinction both in honors and across Oregon State University. College of Science faculty members Kevin Ahern and Indira Rajagopal have been central figures within the college for over a decade. In that […]