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OSU Press Releases

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

Scientists, including an Oregon State College of Science professor, 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.

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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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Research

Research innovation and entrepreneurship combine to address critical global challenges

Path-breaking innovations from the College of Science at Oregon State University hold answers to critical problems in the environment, energy and healthcare. 

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Students

How undergraduate research drives student success at OSU

Oregon State funds more high-impact undergraduate research experiences than any other university in the state.

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Research

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

Research from the Department of Physics has shed new light on the way malignant cells change their shape and migration techniques to invade different types of tissue.

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News

Particle physicist probes secrets of the universe with Department of Energy grant

Professor of Physics Heidi Schellman is leading an international experiment to explore the existence of the universe. The project, titled “Essential Computing and Software Development for the DUNE experiment,” has received a $3M grant from the Department of Energy.

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Research

Innovation grants to build model reef at OSU, catalyze biological and materials research

College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) awards fund projects based on collaborative research within the College of Science community and beyond.

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Faculty and Staff

University Day awards recognize astrophysics discoveries and service during the pandemic

Physicist Davide Lazzati and Chemstores storekeeper Sierra Hansen win 2021 University Day awards.

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Physics

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

Funded by the NSF as a Physics Frontiers Center, the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves, or NANOGrav, research group at OSU operates under the direction of Xavier Siemens, professor of physics.

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Faculty and Staff

2020-21 College of Science awards: Celebrating excellence in research and administration

The College of Science celebrated research and administrative excellence at its virtual 2021 awards ceremony on April 22.  

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Research

Research by OSU biophysicist shows how tissue's microscopic geometry affects spread of cancer

Research led by Bo Sun, associate professor in the Department of Physics, has revealed a crucial mechanism behind one of humankind’s most deadly physiological processes: the movement of malignant cells from one part of the body to another.