Finding My Thesis Mentor

By Samantha Finlay I am currently working on my thesis project and will be defending my thesis at the end of this month. I am a philosophy major, and my thesis is on ethical considerations in tourism to Cuba. Working with my thesis mentor has been a great experience, and I am so glad that […]

More than the Destination

One Monday last fall, Honors College senior Ryan Khalife, who majors in political science and economics, stood outside the JW Marriott Essex House in Manhattan waiting to interview for the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars program, which sends students to Beijing, China for a year of study. A week later, he was at the British Consulate in […]

A Stage for Inspiration

Annie Parham, who graduated this winter from the Honors College with a degree in civil engineering, will transition this spring into a full-time position as a structural engineer with CH2M Hill in Portland. But she’ll bring another passion with her: theater. During her years at Oregon State, she’s performed in shows almost every term. “I’ve […]

Career-Building Opportunities for Honors College Students – Looking Ahead

Even as they prepare for their next class, midterm or final project, honors students have one eye on the future. To help them prepare for what’s next, the Honors College has developed a range of opportunities for students to explore career paths, build networks and develop professional skills while they are still undergraduates. Through the […]

Hands-on Engagement with the Past

In his role as a student archivist in the Special Collections & Archives Research Center at Oregon State, senior Ethan Heusser digs through the millions of items in the extensive collection to find materials for patrons doing research. He has explored diverse artifacts, such as the papers of former Oregon State faculty member and poet, […]

Discovering the Many Paths within Medicine

When biochemistry and molecular biology senior Trisha Chau participated in the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Program (MCORRP) internship in the summer of 2017, she discovered paths in the medical field she had not previously considered. “I’ve seen that there are other routes than becoming a doctor — that you can do more, and […]

Game Changer

Banka, a senior in graphic design, developed every detail of Wayfarer—the tabletop playing surface, an instruction manual and more than 200 playing cards— for his Honors College thesis, with the mentorship of Bill Loges, associate professor of new media communications. The article below appeared on Oegon State’s Terra Magazine . If you sit down to […]

Ben Mason Joins Honors College as Assistant Dean

The Honors College is pleased to welcome Dr. Ben Mason to a new assistant dean position in the college. Professor Mason – an associate professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering – will support student research and leadership opportunities in the college, overseeing a variety of programs, including the DeLoach Work Scholarship, which […]