Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Graduation Reception Honoring First Graduates of the New College

Burt Hall courtyard

May 30, 2012

This June, we will congratulate the first graduates of the newly merged College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. On Sunday, 17 June 2012, we will honor approximately 78 undergraduate and at least 3 graduate students with a reception in the courtyard west of Burt Hall at Oregon State University.

We invite all graduates, and their families, in Geography, Geology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and CEOAS graduate programs. Please stop by, between 10 am and Noon, for refreshments and the opportunity to meet with the faculty and staff.

About the College

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) is internationally recognized as a leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates cutting edge computing facilities, laboratories, and teaching facilities. The College has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with much of the research support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies.

Burt Hall courtyard

The College has approximately 104 faculty, 220 graduate students and 613 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include Master's and PhD degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography; and a Master's degree in Marine Resource Management. The new undergraduate program in Earth Science, together with the Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program, provide educational and research opportunities for the best undergraduate students, a national honors college for the Earth.

CEOAS is a major participant in the three signature areas of Oregon State University's strategic themes: Advancing the Science of Sustainable Earth Ecosystems; Improving Human Health and Wellness; and Promoting Economic Growth and Social Progress.

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