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Three CAS students featured at Research Day at the Capitol

Oklahoma legislators got a glimpse of the College of Arts and Sciences’ academic talent in March through three undergraduate researchers. Aaron Austin, Sierra Posey and Sam Kauffman were invited to present their work at the Research Day at the Capitol in Oklahoma City, which is sponsored by Oklahoma’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation.
Biochemistry and Microbiology double major Sergio Mares named an Outstanding Senior

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Sergio Mares — who moved to Stillwater from Mexico at age 16 — will graduate with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology/Cell and Molecular Biology, along with minors in Spanish, Chemistry and Plant Biology. As if earning multiple degrees wasn’t hard enough, he also worked full time doing construction, painting and home remodeling during what proved to be a “financially stressful” 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Six College of Arts and Sciences seniors receive top honors from the Alumni Association

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Six seniors from the College of Arts and Sciences have been named 2020-2021 Outstanding Seniors by the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association. The Outstanding Seniors award recognizes seniors who show excellence through academic achievement; campus and community involvement; academic, athletic or extracurricular honors or awards; scholarships; and work ethic during their time at OSU.

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11 CAS students selected as OSU Seniors of Significance

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Eleven College of Arts and Sciences students have been selected as Oklahoma State University Seniors of Significance for the 2020-2021 academic year by the OSU Alumni Association. The Seniors of Significance Award recognizes students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to campus and community and have brought distinction to OSU.

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NIH awards $1.7M to microbiology research team headed by Dr. Matthew Cabeen

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

The start of Fall semester brought some unexpected happy news for Dr. Matthew Cabeen of OSU’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics: the National Institutes of Health accepted his grant proposal and awarded his research team $1.7 million over five years to study how a bacterium senses and responds to stress.

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For microbiology professor, it’s all about the little things

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

An article co-authored by Dr. Wouter Hoff of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics was recently published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, a prestigious journal that focuses on advancements in the natural and clinical sciences. Hoff’s research on extreme halophiles—bacteria that thrive in high-salt environments—led to the discovery that certain bacteria are able to switch osmoprotectant strategies.

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Mentors helped McCoy find her path

Fri, May 22, 2020

Jacee McCoy of Katy, Texas, wasn’t sure what she wanted to major in when she came to Oklahoma State University. Despite being unsure of the exact pathway that she would take to reach her goals, McCoy knew that OSU would give her the opportunities she needed to succeed.

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Combining dance and science

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

At Oklahoma State University, Alannah Templon has been on a part of the OSU Dance Company and also the OSU Tap Company. She has even served as president of the OSU Dance Company for the last two years. She has double majors in biology and sociology with a minor in dance.

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Students win awards at CAS Three Minute Thesis Finals

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

After 32 College of Arts and Sciences graduate students competed in the preliminary rounds and 13 advanced to the championship round, four impressed the judges enough to win awards during the college’s Three Minute Thesis Finals on Oct. 30. Ph.D. students Benjamin Nelson (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) and Erin Wood (Department of Psychology) tied for the win, with each receiving a $300 prize. Wood also earned an additional $300 as the People’s Choice Award winner. Sarah Elzay, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Integrative Biology, placed second and received $200. Meagan Bourne, a master’s student in the Department of Political Science, placed third to earn $100.

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13 CAS students named OSU Seniors of Significance

Mon, Nov 04, 2019

Thirteen College of Arts and Sciences students have been selected by the OSU Alumni Association as Oklahoma State University Seniors of Significance for the 2019-2020 academic year. CAS leads all OSU colleges with 13 students among the 41 honorees.

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College of Arts and Sciences honors 25 alumni at Hall of Fame Ceremony

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Oklahoma State University’s College of Arts and Sciences honored 25 of its most successful alumni Sept. 27 during the 2019 CAS Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Ceremony at the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade & Development. Ardoth Hassler and Dr. George Thompson were both inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Brent Butcher and Maddy Cunningham were named Rising Stars. There were also 21 Distinguished Alumni recipients.

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