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Committing to the Pivot: HC Alum Finds Success Along a Non-Linear Path

During their time at Oregon State University, honors students are taught that progress is not linear – and that that is often a good thing. That’s why the Honors College fosters a culture that empowers students to explore their curiosities, both inside and outside their fields of study. Honors alum Justin Chi serves as an […]

Healthy Food for All: Honors Program Alum Gives Back to the HC

“The instant ramen of the health food world” — that is what Oregon State University honors program alum Jan Matsuno set out to create when she left her traditional corporate job to build a company from scratch, right from her very own kitchen. Four years and one global pandemic later, her products have landed on […]

This Undergraduate Is “Krilling” It

Giulia Wood’s summer activities — or, in her case, winter — have included polar plunges into the Southern Ocean, listening to cracking glaciers and conducting research on Antarctic krill.  The Honors biochemistry and molecular biology student is part of Kim Bernard’s all-women research team studying how juvenile krill behave during the winter. This year is […]

The Sounds of Science: Turning Data Into Music

If DNA could make music, what song would it sing? If you are Oregon State University Honors College alum Lili Adams, your guess might be something along the lines of the Mario Brothers theme song — that is, of course, if the DNA you’re listening to comes from the North American Lionepha beetle. Born in […]

Honors College Announces Recipients of the 2022 Honors College Outstanding Thesis Awards

The Oregon State University Honors College is pleased to announce Brandt Bridges, Brian Muhich and Kiera Dwyer as the recipients of the 2022 Honors College Outstanding Thesis Awards. Abbie Glickman has been named runner up. Each spring, graduating honors students can be nominated by their Honors College thesis mentor for an Outstanding Thesis Award in […]

Former classmates collaborate on cancer therapies

Brynn Olden, B.S. chemical engineering ’13, and Honors College graduate Anthony Amsberry, H.B.S. bioengineering ’13, had big plans in high school. Olden, in Wilsonville, wrote them down for a Spanish class assignment. In translation, she said — I will be a scientist, cure cancer, and win a Nobel Prize. Just 15 miles away in Beaverton, […]

Paris Myers named 2022 Honors College Hendricks Scholar for Academic Excellence. Josh Brenne, Angelina Conrow, Clare Jayawickrama and Maya Livni runners-up

The Honors College is pleased to announce Oregon State University Honors College senior Paris Myers as the 2022 winner of the Joe Hendricks Honors College Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Josh Brenne, Angelina Conrow, Clare Jayawickrama and Maya Livni have been named runners-up for the distinguished award, established in honor of the founding dean of the […]