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Odelia Putterman '23 and Jack Thomas-Colwell '23 Named Goldwater Scholars
April 8, 2022

Continuing a 34-year Occidental College tradition, Odelia Putterman ’23 and Jack Thomas-Colwell ’23 have been named 2022 Goldwater Scholars. Putterman and Thomas-Colwell are the 44th and 45th Oxy students to win the country’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the sciences since the award was established in 1989.

(Clockwise order): Peter Grimmett '23, Mira Ranganath '23, Edin Custo '23, Tehreen Navira Hai '23, Jack Thomas-Colwell '23
March 7, 2022

Five Occidental College students collaborating with faculty mentors in the fields of geology, physics, biochemistry, biology and chemistry have been named 2022-23 Science Scholars and presented with research grants funded by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris and Fletcher Jones foundations.

solar panels on the Oxy campus
October 4, 2021

Occidental faculty and students have worked on a project to help offset water usage through drip irrigation—a system of watering plants that slowly releases stored water running from pipes

Summer 2021 REAP student group
July 22, 2021

A three-year, $247,500 grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation will fund Occidental’s latest effort to increase the number of academically talented underrepresented and first-generation students pursuing degrees in the sciences.

A dwarf galaxy in space
January 20, 2021

Tehreem Hai ’23 attended the virtual conference this January to share her research on merging galaxies and super star clusters with more than 3,000 other scientists.

Oxy student TreShunda James, class of 2019
September 26, 2020

A five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will make it possible to build on the success of an Occidental College program addressing the national shortage of STEM graduates by recruiting academically talented but financially needy students during their first year in college.

Google cardboard VR headsets
September 16, 2020

Students in Assistant Professor Sabrina Stierwalt’s Physics 162 class are headed out of this world by way of virtual reality headsets this fall.

2020 Oxy Science Scholars Matt Aleksey, Gabe Gregory and Jackie Dall
April 8, 2020

Three Occidental College students collaborating with faculty in the fields of geology and physics have been named 2020-21 Science Scholars and presented with research grants funded by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris and Fletcher Jones foundations.

Justin Li, Occidental College professor of cognitive science
October 23, 2019

A three-year, $494,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a high-performance computing cluster that will dramatically increase the research and teaching opportunities for Occidental College students and faculty across the physical, life and social sciences.

Oxy's 2019 science scholars
February 28, 2019

Five Occidental College students collaborating with faculty in the fields of biochemistry, chemistry, physics, geology and kinesiology have been named 2019-20 Science Scholars and presented with research grants funded by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris and Fletcher Jones foundations.