About the OSU College of Science:  As one of the largest academic units at OSU, the College of Science has seven departments and 12 pre-professional programs. It provides the basic science courses essential to the education of every OSU student, builds future leaders in science, and its faculty are international leaders in scientific research.

Entombed together: Rare fossil flower and parasitic wasp make for amber artwork

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University fossil research has revealed an exquisite merger of art and science: a long-stemmed flower of a newly described plant species encased in a 30-million-year-old tomb together with a parasitic wasp.

Vrushali Bokil to serve as interim dean of Oregon State University College of Science

Vrushali Bokil, honored for her work supporting inclusive excellence and an expert in computational and applied mathematics, numerical analysis and mathematical biology, has been named interim dean of the OSU College of Science.

Long look at Hawaiian corals suggests reasons for optimism amid warming seas, ocean acidification

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The longest experimental study on corals to date, a 22-month project that replicated current and future ocean conditions, suggests Hawaiian corals can remain resilient as climate change makes seawater warmer and more acidic.

Oregon State researchers make key advance in fight against dangerous surgical site infections

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists at Oregon State University have made a key advance against dangerous and costly surgical site infections, the type of infection most commonly associated with health care procedures.

Oregon State scientists identify new genus and species of legume, now mysteriously extinct

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have described a new legume tree from flowers embedded in several lumps of amber recovered from deep within an amber mine in the mountains of the Dominican Republic.

Cancer cells change shape, how they move to invade different types of tissue, OSU research shows

Oregon State University research has shed new light on the way malignant cells change their shape and migration techniques to invade different types of tissue.

Oregon State microbiology research furthers understanding of ocean’s role in carbon cycling

Microbiology researchers at Oregon State University have shed new light on the mechanisms of carbon cycling in the ocean, using a novel approach to track which microbes are consuming different types of organic carbon produced by common phytoplankton species.

Oregon State University leads global project to optimize, evaluate marine protected areas

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Led by Oregon State University researchers, more than three dozen scientists from around the globe have produced a guide to help nations better plan, evaluate and monitor marine protected areas set aside to safeguard ecosystems and support a healthy ocean.

Oregon State leading $17M effort to understand universe via low-frequency gravitational waves

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is the lead institution for a $17 million National Science Foundation center devoted to pushing the boundaries of physics knowledge by studying the universe through low-frequency gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of time-space.

Researchers get closer to gene therapy that would restore hearing for the congenitally deaf

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have found a key new piece of the puzzle in the quest to use gene therapy to enable people born deaf to hear.