OSU is investing in top scholars who bring the highest standards of teaching and research to classrooms and community partnerships.
- From 2000 to 2010, the National Science Foundation awarded 29 prestigious early-career awards to young OSU faculty.
- In 2006, OSU had 14 of the nation’s most frequently cited scientists — more than any Oregon university. Among them:
- Biochemist Joe Beckman, studies neurological disorders such as Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Ecologist Andrew Blaustein, is one of the world’s leading experts in amphibians
- Evelyn Sherr, an oceanographer in OSU's College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, is a leading expert on marine microbes
- In 2008, Jim Carrington, director of OSU’s Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
- In 2009, zoologist Stevan Arnold was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of only five OSU faculty members so honored.
- In 2010, Kelly Benoit-Bird in COAS received a prestigious MacArthur Fellow Award, commonly known as “genius awards.”