There has already been a lot written here on the Admissions Blog and other media outlets about Jane Lubchenco’s appointment to direct NOAA in the Obama Administration. Folks in the know here in the GPNW (Great Pacific Northwest) were already aware that OSU’s Marine Biology/Marine Science research, facilities, academic programs and faculty are amongst the finest in the country. Floyd McKay of the Crosscut Blog weighs in with this very complimentary piece:
Oregon State University, where Jane Lubchenko [SIC] is professor of marine biology and zoology and nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is often ranked in the top four marine-science research centers, along with Woods Hole (M.I.T.), Scripps (California), and University of Washington.
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Recognition in the mainstream of the excellence of these programs is long overdue. It’s nice to see the hard working/brilliant folks over at Marine Biology, Zoology, Fisheries and Wildlife and Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences get some kudos.
For those of you wanting to be Marine Biologists or specialize in any other sort of life science, you’d have to be crazy to not be checking OSU out. Between the gorgeous setting, great faculty, undergraduate research opportunities and OSU’s leadership on sustainability issues, OSU is a great fit for students interested in the life sciences.
Until next time!