STORIES

Jaga Giebultowicz Named the 2018 Honors College Meehan Eminent Mentor

Following years of outstanding mentorship of honors students, Department of Integrative Biology Professor Jaga Giebultowicz was named the Margaret and Thomas Meehan Honors College Eminent Mentor for 2018. This award recognizes one honors faculty member each year for their mentorship of honors students, particularly through the thesis process. Students and recent alumni can nominate their […]

A New Perspective

Going into my first Honors Colloquia class, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had made a couple inferences based off the name: Toy Based Technology for Children with Disabilities, and read the class description, but those didn’t begin to scratch the surface of what I would learn in this class.   On the first […]

Fungi Mutations and Future Plans

It’s very likely an uncommon experience for undergraduate research to have findings pertinent to the development of genetic diseases and cancer. For fourth-year honors biochemistry and biophysics student Mark Geisler, though, that’s just another day in the lab. “I’ve been working in Michael Freitag’s lab in Biochemistry and Biophysics for two and a half years […]

Lights from Underground

Students who enrolled in the Honors College colloquium “Publishing Underground” probably did not expect the title to be literal. But one winter day, underground they went, led by instructors Korey Jackson and Kelly McElroy, into the dark basement of Fairbanks Hall to use an old-fashioned letterpress. There, students learned to set type and to print […]

Medicine and public health come together in Ecuador internship

Originally published on Synergies. An internship could be located just 10 minutes from campus, but Emily Burney would rather travel to the equator, some 4,000 miles away. As a wide-eyed high school senior, Emily learned about international internships while on a tour of Oregon State’s campus. She was intrigued, and four years later she made her international dream a reality with an internship […]

A Family’s Well and the Human Impact of an Honors College Thesis

It was a family’s real-world issue with their well that inspired Julianne Robinson’s thesis project – and inspired one of the biggest lessons the honors ecological engineering major took from her research experience: the importance of human interaction. This was something her teachers and mentors had been telling her all along. “I had an engineering […]

Making a Difference: Oregon State Alumnus Creates Medical Internship for HC Students

During her first week as a summer intern at the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Program, Swechya Banskota was given access to nearly twenty-one years of cardiovascular patient data registries. For the Honors College senior biology major, it was a lot to consider: “The research physicians gave the interns introductions to all of the […]

Alden Moss – HC Student Spotlight

HC bioengineering student Alden Moss enriches his class schedule with clubs and research projects that give him a well-rounded experience and keep his schedule busy. In addition to being an officer of the CBEE student club as well as the president of OSU’s Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) student chapter, he has worked with Dr. Adam […]

A Market for Barnacles

In Spain, a plate of gooseneck barnacles will set you back more than the cost of a lobster dinner. Known as percebes, goosenecks “set the palate in ecstasy,” a Barcelona chef recently told a reporter. Nevertheless, Julia Bingham winced a little last spring when asked if she had ever tried the tube-shaped delicacies while she […]

Learning History Straight from the Source’s Mouth

The “wow” moment is what Dr. Thomas Bahde goes for in teaching history. That moment often comes when he can put an original primary source – something produced in the time period that is being studied – in front of his students. “It can be a newspaper, a diary, a piece of ephemera, such as […]