The College of Science is proud to publicly recognize and honor our alumni and friends for their distinguished personal and career accomplishments and for exemplary contributions to society that brought credit to the College and to Oregon State University and has made a lasting impact in our communities and our lives.

Lifetime Achievement in Science Award

This award is honors the distinguished career and recognizes exceptional and significant contributions to science over the course of a lifetime either through research, scholarship or teaching. 

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

This award is given annually to an alumnus/alumna whose exceptional achievements in business, education, public service or research that has brought honor, distinction and visibility to the College of Science at Oregon State University. Nominations are solicited from the departments in the College in consultation with the OSU Foundation and the OSU Alumni Association. Nomination packets will also be shared each year for consideration for the E. B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award and/or the Alumni Fellow Award, which is given every other year. In the future, the timing of this College award will be coordinated to coincide with these university awards.

Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes the distinguished service of an alumnus, alumna or friend of the College of Science at Oregon State University. Nominations will be sought from the department chairs/heads in the College and from the OSU Foundation. This award will also be given annually, and the selected recipient will be nominated for the Dan Poling Service Award by the OSU Alumni Association.

Young Alumni Award

This award recognizes the exceptional achievements in career, public service and/or volunteer activities of a young alumnus/alumna. “Young” is defined as less than 10 years from the most recent degree. Consideration will be given to nominees who may have taken breaks during their career paths. If the nominee is qualified for the OSU Alumni Association Young Alumni Award (age 35 or younger), then the nomination will be forwarded to OSUAA. This award will be given annually with input and guidance from the department chairs in the College, OSUAA and the OSU Foundation.


Send us your nominations!

To nominate exceptional the College of Science alumni or friends for these awards, please submit send nominations to