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.

A jumping conclusion: Fossil insect ID’d as new genus, species of prodigious leaper, the froghopper

A fossil arthropod entombed in 100-million-year-old Burmese amber has been identified as a new genus and species of froghopper, known today as an insect with prodigious leaping ability in adulthood following a nymphal stage spent covered in a frothy fluid.

Researchers develop electrolyte enabling high efficiency of safe, sustainable zinc batteries

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists led by an Oregon State University researcher have developed a new electrolyte that raises the efficiency of the zinc metal anode in zinc batteries to nearly 100%, a breakthrough on the way to an alternative to lithium-ion batteries for large-scale energy storage.

Surprising role of plankton in buffering climate change topic of Oregon State Science Pub talk April 5

The surprising role that invisible single-celled microbes play in buffering climate change impacts in ocean waters will be the topic of Oregon State University's Science Pub event at 6 p.m. April 5.

Oregon State amber researcher finds new species of cockroach, first fossilized roach sperm

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The cockroach, reviled around the world for its sickness-causing potential and general creepiness, now occupies an important position in the study of amber fossils thanks to research by an Oregon State University scientist.

Oregon State receives $3M from U.S. Dept. of Energy to explore a more sustainable battery

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $3 million to an Oregon State University researcher to lead the development of a new, high-energy-density battery that does not rely on rare elements.

Light-analyzing ‘lab on a chip’ opens door to widespread use of portable spectrometers

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists including an Oregon State University materials researcher have developed a better tool to measure light, contributing to a field known as optical spectrometry in a way that could improve everything from smartphone cameras to environmental monitoring.

Research on how cells respond to stimuli offers insight into disease mechanisms, treatment

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists are decoding how cells communicate and collectively respond to chemical stimuli in the extracellular environment, knowledge that’s critical to understanding physiological processes and blocking disease mechanisms.

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.