The Graduate School and Inspiration Dissemination Present
March 2, 2023 3:30 to 5 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall or live stream
Join us as four current graduate students from Oregon State University share the questions and motivations framing their research in an 8 to 10-minute engaging format.
Grad Inspire combines scholarship communication with personal narrative, giving us a glimpse of not only "how" these students perform their work, but also the motivations and commitment behind it. This event introduces the phenomenal breadth of research, teaching, and discovery undertaken by graduate students at Oregon State.
Ph.D. Candidate, Mathematics
Madison developed a deep passion for learning in her late 20s and decided to see how far it could take her. Her “math” journey has not been the typical path, and she will share her ups and downs to inspire you to follow your dreams.
Ph.D. Student, Sustainable Forest Management
Kamana uses a socio-economic, policy, and equity lens to study communities that depend on forestry. She will share about her upbringing in Nepal and the experiences leading her to study forest-dependent communities.
Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology
Sarah studies how marine bacteria respond to changing climate conditions, such as seasonal hypoxia off the Oregon Coast, to increase our ability to predict change and build resilient coastal communities. She will share how her connection to coastal communities influences her work and how her Christian faith fuels wonder and awe in her science.
M.A. Student, Applied Anthropology
Ryan’s research focuses on providing culturally informed care for trans and two-spirit Native Americans, along with studying the rights, roles, and responsibilities of two-spirit individuals pre-European contact. Ryan will share his experiences during undergrad that led to him dropping out of college for two years, his mental health struggles, gender transition, finishing his undergraduate degree, and ultimately coming to OSU.