George Krecklow

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George Krecklow

George Krecklow

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Second-year, Public health and Bio-health sciences Pre-med track
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What was your path to OSU?  

I was a pretty passionate student in high school who worked hard, got good grades and wanted to go to a big-name school. I decided on Oregon State University because if offers a good education, allows me to stay close to home and save money by staying in state.

Oregon State is a great fit for me. There are a ton of driven students, and the school provides amazing opportunities for students wanting to pursue another degree after your undergraduate experience.

Why are you interested in research?

I am interested in research mainly because I like seeing what is actually happening in the world.

In class we deal with a lot of hypothetical situations, but when you’re doing research you’re looking at real problems and it just feels way different from a classroom.

Why did you want to be part of Healthy Discoveries?

I wanted to be a part of Healthy Discoveries because I think everyone should have a chance to experience research and get themselves out there.

This program encourages and helps students get more informed on what research actually looks like.

What research will you be working on and with whom?

I am currently on a research team testing the effects of flame retardants on childhood cognitive development. I work on a team with a range of people including undergraduate students, like myself, all the way up to professors and mentors. My mentor is Molly Kile.


George Krecklow

What are your future career or academic plans?

After my undergraduate degree, I plan to pursue a master’s degree in public health, studying health systems and policy, before taking my next step into either a doctoral program or the workforce.


The Healthy Discoveries undergraduate research program is made possible with the generous support of the Patricia Valian Reser Fund for Experiential Learning.