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.

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.

Oregon State professor honored for contributions to statistics, minority student success

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Javier Rojo of the Oregon State University College of Science has received a national award for his contributions to the fields of statistics and mathematics and for his commitment to increasing the success of minority students in those disciplines.

Researchers make key advance toward production of important biofuel

An international research collaboration has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel for gasoline-powered engines could pave the path away from fossil fuels.

Trapped ions may unlock a path to better batteries and much more

A serendipitous discovery during research into batteries at Oregon State University holds major implications for inventing new materials with a vast range of scientific and commercial applications, the study’s corresponding author says.

Kindergartners’ behavior, socioeconomic risk linked to gut microbiome composition, function

A study of early school-aged children shows a connection between the bacteria in their gut and their behavior, and that parents play a key role in their kids’ microbiome beyond the food they provide.

Oregon State University biology professor honored as AAAS fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has awarded the distinction of AAAS fellow to integrative biology professor Bob Mason of Oregon State University.

Oregon State to help lead effort to make cancer research data more useful and accessible

Oregon State University has been awarded $8.8 million to help lead a 3½-year effort to make the volumes of data arising from cancer research more accessible, organized and powerful.

Meet the ‘mold pigs,’ a new group of invertebrates from 30 million years ago

Fossils preserved in Dominican amber reveal a new family, genus and species of microinvertebrate from the mid-Tertiary period, a discovery that shows unique lineages of the tiny creatures were living 30 million years ago.

Warren Washington, climate science pioneer and Oregon State alum, to speak Oct. 11 at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Pioneering climate scientist Warren Washington, who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oregon State University, will give this year’s OSU College of Science Distinguished Lecture on Friday, Oct. 11.

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