Tangible and Real – Sarah Kerrigan

During Winter and Spring term of my junior year, I studied at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The University of St Andrews has a vast history and is rich with traditions that provided me with a unique experience. The university celebrated its 600th year anniversary over the 2013-2014 academic year, with events to […]

The perfect blend of medicine, engineering, psychology, and art – Sarah Jacobi

In Fall 2013, I participated in the SIT study abroad program in Dakar, Senegal, which allowed me to conduct my thesis research at a prosthetics and orthotics rehabilitation center. I have always been interested in medicine, but my passion really started to grow when I found prosthetics and orthotics: the perfect blend of medicine, engineering, […]

Tales of King Arthur –Ann Helms

My experience was studying abroad at the University of Sussex, in Brighton, in southern England. I studied twentieth century British history, focusing on politics, war, and welfare, as well as consumerism and history. I got the chance to travel both during and after my study abroad; in the U.K., I traveled to Cornwall, Hampshire, the […]

Applying Biology to Engineering – Sarani Chatterjee

My favorite subject, throughout my school career, has always been biology. I have been fascinated with intricacies of the human body ever since my first biology class in high school. Attending Oregon State University has given me the opportunity to explore my interest in science by understanding how biology could be applied to engineering. Applying […]

Language, Culture, Art, and Management – Casey Anderson

I spent four amazing months in the fall of 2013 living with a family and going to a university in Madrid, Spain. The Honors Experience Scholarship helped make this possible. It was an amazing learning experience in that I gained knowledge about the Spanish language and culture, Spanish art, and International Management from a new […]

Peaceful and Surreal in Argentina – Anthony Amsberry

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” – Marcus Aurelius In high school language classes, I developed a passion for Spanish culture. My studies in bioengineering here at Oregon State have spurred a strong interest in medical care. So, when an opportunity arose to experience […]

Wren Patton – Understanding and Protecting a Changing Ocean

At Lizard Island Research Station, a cluster of clean buildings on the breezy shore of a Coral Sea island, an unspoken yet strict code of conduct is in force. Next to each entrance stands a pan of water. All scientists must rinse the sand off their bare feet before entering. Recommended attire in winter: shorts […]

Going Places – and Writing About Them

“Well, this young lady is going places.” That’s the first impression that School of Writing, Literature, and Film Assistant Professor Elena Passarello had of Honors College student Jessica Kibler. “She was bright and engaging and obviously tuned in. I was excited to see that in an undergrad.” Kibler’s undergraduate journey lived up to these high […]

Space to Excel

Three Honors College students’ experiences received a rocket boost this summer as participants in a unique internship program through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Oregon Space Grant Consortium. HC students Sean Brown, Michael Perlin, and Tessa Van Volkenburg were among 11 Oregon State University students placed at NASA centers around the […]

Drone Drop

By: Jana Zvibleman Levi Hayden says his “bucket list” of things he wanted to accomplish in life used to include creating an app for mobile devices. And this July, the Honors College senior was able to use his Honors thesis to check that item off. Working with Ron Metoyer from the School of Electrical Engineering and […]