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OSU unveils butterfly pocket prairie in Stillwater

With a 122-foot wingspan and 4,000 square feet of native grasses in all four wing segments, Oklahoma State University’s new butterfly pocket prairie is a nearly perfect partnership of environmentally minded students working with the university to make a positive change.
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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After escaping Oregon wildfire, former OSU professors look to the future

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes in September as wildfires tore across the West Coast. Among them were Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution emeritus professor Dr. Michael Palmer and his wife, former OSU professor Dr. Suzanne McAlister.

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Lewis planting a future in medicine

Fri, May 08, 2020

It was no surprise that as Annagrace Lewis began considering college majors, she was naturally drawn to Plant Biology as she saw the versatility of plants from makeup to medication. With her eyes on a holistic medical career, Lewis expanded her knowledge with two additional majors. Now, Lewis will graduate this month with a triple major: Zoology, Biology, and her first love, Plant Biology.

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Watson, four other female scientists produce comprehensive analysis of sunflower family

Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Linda Watson, an Oklahoma State University professor in the Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, is one of five female scientists who have produced a comprehensive analysis of genomic-scale data to understand the historical biogeography of the Asteraceae, also known as the sunflower or daisy family. Watson, president of the Botanical Society of America, collaborated with researchers from the University of Memphis and the Smithsonian Institution to publish “A fully resolved backbone phylogeny reveals numerous dispersals and explosive diversifications throughout the history of Asteraceae” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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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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