Rylie Tiffin – HC Student Spotlight

Rylie Tiffin first became interested in healthcare management during her junior year in high school, after a research project on employee engagement in hospitals led her to discover that burnout among healthcare workers resulted in lower quality patient care. This insight stuck with her, inspiring Rylie – now a third-year Honors College student – to […]

It’s Worth Working Towards

Honors College natural resources student Zach Mize is a stunning example of what undergraduates can accomplish outside of the classroom. Zach, a student at Oregon State University – Cascades, participated in a Research Education for Undergraduates (REU) program at California State University, Monterey Bay during the summer of 2018. This experience culminated in co-authoring a paper […]

Advocating for active transportation

Cadell Chand likes to de-stress on his bike ride home. It’s something the civil engineering master’s student appreciates about living in Corvallis. “A lot of the bike paths are through parks, so there’s some scenery,” he said. “I usually take the Midge Cramer path, with the covered bridge. There’s always alpacas out there. It’s just […]

An Unconventional Path to Uncommon Success – HC Student Spotlight

There was nothing conventional about Dylan Gregory’s path to the Oregon State University Honors College. There’s been nothing conventional about his research accomplishments since he arrived, either. A first-generation and low-income student, Dylan initially planned to study visual communications, enrolling in the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana after high school. Financial […]

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 […]

Seeing STEM Differently – Honors Gender and Science

Though they can seem daunting, Oregon State’s Baccalaureate Core (Bacc Core) requirements often end up being life-changing opportunities to expand our learning, discover new interests and generally heighten our academic experience. Classes in the Science, Technology, and Society Bacc Core category are meant to provide students with the necessary tools to understand the role of […]

Honors College Scholarships Transform Students’ Experiences

Every student comes to the Honors College with their own unique perspectives, talents and interests, ready to develop and explore. They share experiences through classes, research, the honors thesis and other activities while forging their individual paths. But their financial situations are their own. This year in the Honors College, about 36% of students have […]

Helping people care: A passion for science leads to student-created podcast

Amid the sound of piercing electronic beeps — and a mechanical kind of wheezing white noise — a researcher speaks: “So imagine your baby is sick. You think it could be a kidney problem. The nearest hospital is a day’s drive away.” Listeners travel into this scenario as the undergraduate scientist begins listing the challenges […]

Prestigious research internship opens new possibilities for double-major science student

Senior Michael Kupperman loves to do research at the crossroads of mathematics and biology – a deep interest the honors student has explored as a double-major in the College of Science and in a prestigious summer internship. Kupperman will graduate in June with honors degrees in mathematics and biochemistry and minors in chemistry and history. With his […]