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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.

(l to r) Profs. Arthur Saint-Aubin, Mary Beth Heffernan, Diana Ngo, Ross Lerner, Anne Yu, Mary Christianakis
November 3, 2021

Six Occidental College professors were honored for exceptional teaching, scholarship and service at a November 2 campus reception hosted by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Wendy Sternberg.

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.

Anahy Lizarraga '23 in the biology lab
July 14, 2021

More than 100 students have convened at Occidental for the annual 10-week research program, some living and learning on campus for the very first time.

Occidental College 2021 Science Scholars
April 8, 2021

Four Occidental College students collaborating with faculty mentors in the fields of biology, geology, chemistry and biochemistry have been named 2021-22 Science Scholars and presented with research grants funded by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris and Fletcher Jones foundations.

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.

February 10, 2020

For the fifteenth consecutive year, Occidental College is one of the country’s top producers of student Fulbright Awards, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual Fulbright rankings.

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.

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April 25, 2019

Seven graduating Occidental College seniors and one recent alumna will be headed abroad next year to teach and conduct research as winners of prestigious Fulbright scholarships.

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