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 […]

Ecosystem Exploration

Each fall, an Honors College (HC) student cohort packs up sleeping bags, tents, and rain gear and leaves Corvallis to explore oft-ignored areas of the Pacific Northwest. Led by John Buckhouse, emeritus professor in the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, and his team of hand-picked experts, the students learn about the ecosystems of each […]

Graduate Riley Kinser’s Experiential Learning, Honors Thesis Help Him Land a Dream Job

Riley Kinser kept himself more than busy in his time at Oregon State. Kinser was in the College of Business’ Honors program, took part in the Austin Entrepreneurship Program (where his team took first place in the Business Plan Competition), and served as the president of the Oregon State Investment Group (OSIG). Even though graduation took place just over […]

To the U.K. and Back – Jessica Kibler

In early fall, 2013, while trees were still green in Oregon, my aunt and I boarded a plane headed way east, further east than I’d ever been before. We initially landed in Amsterdam, but after a few days of pancake-eating and espresso-sipping, we took a train through the Chunnel to London. We stayed for much […]

Making a Difference

When Deepthika Ennamuri (HBS ’14) was in high school, she was certain she wanted to attend university outside her native Oregon. But on an April afternoon during her senior year, she went to a welcome reception for students accepted into the Oregon State Honors College and found camaraderie where she didn’t expect. Now on the […]

Taking Flight

There are times when Deb Pence, professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University and 2013 Honors College Eminent Professor, has to remind herself that Corey Juarez is still an undergraduate. “He says something,” she says, “and we all say, ‘Good point! Are you sure you’re not a Ph.D. student?’ He is exceptionally sharp.” She […]