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Physicist Schellman ranked a top female scientist worldwide

Professor of physics Heidi Schellman is one of two Oregon State University researchers to be named to a list, compiled by Research.com, of the world’s top 1,000 female scientists.

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Students

An outstanding physics education powered by undergraduate research

Native to Edmonds, Washington, graduating senior Abbie Glickman credits her high school physics teacher for helping her see how she could apply mathematical concepts to understand the physical world around her. “When I took physics the first time, he made sure that I knew that I belonged in physics,” she said.

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Events

2021-22 College of Science awards: Celebrating excellence in research and administration

The College of Science gathered yesterday on February 22 to recognize academic and teaching excellence of our esteemed faculty and staff at the College's 2021-22 Combined Awards Ceremony. The first half of the ceremony celebrated exceptional research and administration.

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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.

Isabel Rodriguez is the 2021 Harriet “Hattie” Redmond Awardee!
Graduate students

Isabel Rodriguez is the 2021 Harriet 'Hattie' Redmond Awardee

Congratulations to Isabel Rodriguez (M.S. Physics '21) for being the 2021 recipient of the Harriet “Hattie” Redmond Award. This award celebrates a member of the OSU community who works as an agent of change in service of racial justice and gender equity.

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Alumni and Friends

Oregon State alum plays integral role in Perseverance landing

2005 physics alumna and planetary geologist Briony Horgan's research was key to determining the location on Mars for the Perseverance rover to explore. Explaining the challenge her team faced, she said, "“If we had to choose just one spot on Earth to gather all the data about the entire history of the planet — well, where would you go?”

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Students

Succeeding in physics with determination and focus after a nontraditional start

If there is one thing that Mai Sakuragi has learned during her time at Oregon State University, it is that, with passion and hard work, even seemingly impossible goals can be achieved.

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Events

Building a pipeline for young women in STEM

What is the common denominator between isolating strawberry DNA, building Knex vehicles, spalting wood and probing sea anemone symbiosis?

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Events

Yunker Lecture explores the dark energy of quantum materials

The 2018 Yunker Lecture, “The Dark Energy of Quantum Materials,” will be presented by physicist Laura Greene from Florida State University on April 20.

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Faculty and Staff

Physicist named a distinguished professor

Oregon State University has named Professor of Physics Janet Tate its 2018 Distinguished Professor.

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Events

Gilfillan Lecture: Catalyzing the transformation of science learning

Physics Professor Corinne Manogue will present the College of Science 2018 F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture on April 5.

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Physics

Physics head Heidi Schellman, a leader on campus and abroad

Heidi Schellman is one of those rare academics who has remained engaged and successful in three distinct areas — research, teaching and administration.