Education Highlights


CWA, WQA (Water Quality Act of 1987), ESA, NFMA, NEPA, CERCLA/Superfund, and other important Acts:
  • Studied these through readings, discussions, and papers in courses Natural Resource and Environmental Policy and Economics, Reading and Conference: Public Land Law and Policy Analysis, and Bureaucratic Politics and Policy (Natural Resource Policy). 
  • Studied important wildlife-related Acts and policies through readings, discussions, and papers in WIC (Writing Intensive Course) Wildlife Ecology. 
  • The Clean Water Act, Water Quality Act, and Point and Nonpoint Sources of Pollution in the Willamette River Basin, with emphasis on Portland, Oregon's CSOs (Combined Sewer Overflows) and Big Pipe Project (for course Natural Resource and Environmental Policy and Economics). 
  • Field Burning in the Willamette Valley (for course Geography of the Pacific Northwest).
  • Inuit Marine Mammal Harvesting, CITES, and Marine Mammal Protection Act (for course Wildlife Ecology). 
  • Wrote paper(s) in following courses: Natural Resource and Environmental Policy and Economics, Reading and Conference: Public Land Law and Policy Analysis, Bureaucratic Politics and Policy (Natural Resource Policy), Wildlife Ecology, Grassland Ecosystems, and Geography of the Pacific Northwest. 
  • For each paper, researched and analyzed management issue and if/how important Acts and policies apply to issue. 
Research proposals:
  • Impact by Beaver on Several Riparian Tree Species in Northwestern Oregon (for course Wildlife Biology: Mammals). 
  • Fruit Color Preferences of Avian Frugivores in Western Oregon (for course Wildlife Biology: Birds). 
  • For each research proposal, researched and analyzed area of research/management, developed hypothesis and plan for further study, and discussed relevance and significance of project. 
  • Research proposals include: introduction to area of research/management, literature review, justification for project, hypothesis, methods, data analysis, budget, schedule, and discussion.
  • Recommended courses for fisheries and wildlife science majors (for seminar Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management).
  • Habitat Suitability Index for the Gila Monster (for course Wildlife Ecology).

  • Of approximately 350 applicants, one of 65 admitted into the School of Dentistry D.M.D. program.
  • Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry is ranked #2 nationally.
Hands-on experience and skills  |  Key knowledge areas in addition to basic sciences: 
  • Microscopy and dissections.  
  • Nature and composition of dental materials, physical properties of materials used in dentistry and medicine, indications for and proper use of dental materials, and basic material science theories as they relate to use of metals, ceramics, and polymers in dentistry.
  • Experience with metals, including gold, waxes, ceramics, porcelain, polymers, elastomers, tooth preparation, dental articulators, dental instruments, dental laboratory equipment, dental handpieces, casts, impressions, and provisionals.  
  • Experience creating metal restorations, including full contour wax-up, remargination, investing, casting, divesting, fitting, and finishing.  
  • Experience with contact soldering, constructing provisional using custom matrix, preparing metal-ceramic substructures, and creating full gold crown preparation.  
  • Experience with cavity preparation and use of amalgams and composite resins, including creating amalgam and composite resin restorations.  
  • Introduction to physics of radiology, radiology biology, and radiographic technique.  Experience with radiographic techniques. 
–OHSU School of Dentistry Web site