iMPACT Magazine: Spring 2015

Dean Sastry Pantula

Dean Sastry Pantula

I am so proud of the recent accomplishments of our faculty, students and you, our alumni and friends. We have many extraordinary discoveries, accomplishments and news to celebrate. So sit back and enjoy the stories about all of the amazing news happening in Science.

When I think about our success, I think about our outstanding faculty. They are tireless master jugglers. I know their days begin early and end late, work runs into evenings and weekends, often keeping them away from their families. I am deeply grateful for all that they do every single day. They are the reason for our successes. So next time you see them, give them a big hug and a pat on the back.

Recently we celebrated teaching and advising excellence at our annual Winter Awards Ceremony. With a theme of mentorship, students and professors paid heartfelt tributes to their mentors who were instrumental in encouraging their passion for science and influencing their careers. I found the strong bonds and relationships between our students, faculty and alumni extremely touching. They showed that being a teacher or advisor is about inspiring people, supporting our students’ success and shaping the next generation of leaders.

The quality of our faculty and students’ research is astounding. As you’ll read, we are making a tremendous impact in marine studies, materials science and bioinformatics, while pushing toward a healthy economy, planet and people. Because science is the backbone of research and training at OSU, the College is ideally positioned with emerging data science intersecting all disciplines. Collaborative research is fostering harmony across campus.

Our alumni are strong leaders in science and are making significant contributions. I was excited to spend time recently with math alumnus Michael Waterman, one of the founders of computational biology and a renowned human genome theorist. Our alumni, you, are truly an inspiration to us.

What a fantastic time to be in Science@OSU! And thank you for all that you do.

Sastry G. Pantula
Dean, College of Science

Spring 2015 stories


 
Bio+Math

Bio+Math

In the last two years, the College of Science has focused on augmenting its expertise in data and life sciences with strategic hires

 
 
 
 
 
 
Powerhouse PISCO

Powerhouse PISCO

Marine ecologist Bruce Menge and PISCO researchers have attracted international attention.

 
Data Science cuts across all science

Data Science cuts across all science

The College of Science has developed a new statistics option for mathematics students, the only program of its kind among public universities in Oregon.

 
Diversity:  On the road

Diversity: On the road

Generous donor and alumni support enabled our faculty and students to interact and connect with a diverse, vibrant science community.

 
Materials revolution

Materials revolution

What keeps our materials scientists up at night is how to expand the “chemistry toolbox” and make materials more sustainable, efficient and functional.

 
Student spotlight

Student spotlight

Claire Ostertag-Hill is using DNA sequencing and genetic screening tools to analyze virus genes

 
Alumna spotlight

Alumna spotlight

Integrative Biology alumna Megan Cook’s (’09) boundless enthusiasm for the ocean has taken her far

 
 
Faculty spotlight: Janet Tate

Faculty spotlight: Janet Tate

In a career spanning 25 years, physics professor Janet Tate has skillfully balanced brilliant research, creative, cutting-edge collaborations and outstanding teaching and mentorship.

 
Faculty spotlight: Jane Lubchenco

Faculty spotlight: Jane Lubchenco

As Distinguished University Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies, Jane Lubchenco heads the development of a multi-million dollar new marine studies campus.

 
 
 
Physics alumni at Intel

Physics alumni at Intel

OSU Physics graduates and undergraduate students perform exceptionally well in the job market.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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