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Science worth doing on Dam Proud Day

This spring our community came together for OSU’s 2019 Dam Proud Day for, a single exciting day to support science worth doing. We are dam proud of our work to advance science and build global leaders for a healthy people, living on a healthy planet, in a healthy economy!

In the 24-hour OSU fundraising event in spring, College of Science alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends supported science with gifts totaling more than $38K, making our college one of the top in the “Colleges and Department” categories for the day.

Our community, alumni, students, faculty and staff and others to supported science with gifts of all sizes. Their support strengthens our work and make an accessible and affordable science education possible for our students. With your help, they can better prepare to tackle our world’s most pressing problems from climate change to cancer to energy consumption.

Four generous donors stepped up to match donations and amplify their gifts.

Promise Fund: Supported undergraduate summer research and SURE Science Scholars. An anonymous donor, whose first-time donation was $20, made a $10,000 matching gift for this fund.

Scholarships for first-year science students: Enabled more access to a high-quality science education by funding scholarships for first-year students and help us attract top students to OSU Science. A generous donor offered a $5,000 matching gift.

Transformative domestic and global experiences: Supported student travel for professional development. College of Science Dean Roy Haggerty and his wife Amanda offered a $6,000 matching gift and another gracious donor is offering a $6,000 matching gift.

Gifts to the College helps transform lives, allowing students to take advantage of life-changing opportunities such as groundbreaking research with faculty-mentors and hands-on learning experiences. Donations help provide opportunities for more students to make lasting contributions for a sustainable, healthy future through science. Together, we are inspiring tomorrow’s leaders in science.

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