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Research

A sustainable future: How materials science can make the planet cleaner

For many OSU materials scientists, fighting climate change means finding cleaner energy sources, developing sustainable alternatives to wasteful industry processes, and drawing on unconventional means to reduce the pollution already in the environment.

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Students

Chemistry senior aims to make research ‘rich and accessible’

Honors college senior Alice Lulich graduates with three years of inorganic chemistry research experience on metal organic frameworks (MOFs), versatile compounds with diverse environmental and medical applications. 

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Students

Oregon native pursues interest in organic chemistry

Getting involved in undergraduate research was something Noah knew he wanted to experience, and he reached out to organic chemistry professor Chris Beaudry expressing enthusiasm for his current research project. Now he is a valuable member of the Beaudry lab group and thrilled to be helping to drive this valuable research forward.

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Budding forensic scientist discovers love of research

Since the Department of Chemistry has a forensic science option, it seemed to Chloe Ramsperger like a clear choice for her major.

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Students

Stellar student explores natural products chemistry

Molly Austin is a fourth year chemistry major and plans on going into a physician assistant’s program after graduation. She began doing research in winter term of her freshman year in Sandra Loesgen’s lab, which focused on natural products.

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A love for science and marching band shapes chemistry grad's path towards medicine

As a senior in Honor's chemistry, Linus Unitan hopes the leadership skills he fostered at Oregon State will make him a strong candidate as he begins applying for medical school this spring.

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Exploring the Options: Cindy Cedeño chose OSU for research opportunities

Cindy Cedeño, a chemistry major and graduating senior, transferred to OSU to pursue her passion for research.

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Research

New diffractometer opens door to discovery

In its first week, Oregon State’s new diffractometer has already generated data for eight publishable articles in peer-reviewed science journals.

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Students

Nearly 40 students win 2018 SURE Science awards

The College of Science awarded 38 SURE Science awards of $5,500 to each student to conduct summer research in 2018.

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Students

From chemistry to medicine

Honors student Nate Coddington has won virtually every OSU scholarship for outstanding scholastic achievement in chemistry.

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Materials Science

Making the world safer: Nuclear stewardship a critical priority

Chemist May Nyman is part of a five-year, $12.5 million National Nuclear Security Administration grant to study nuclear stewardship.