November 2007
VOLUME IX, ISSUE VI  
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Prepping for Disaster: It's a Team Effort
Together with coastal community leaders, state and federal agencies, and other engineers and scientists at OSU and beyond, CCE faculty members Scott Ashford, Dan Cox, Harry Yeh, and Solomon Yim are working to safeguard Oregonians against the effects of a catastrophic subduction zone earthquake and tsunami, which experts say could strike the region sooner than later. More…
Tracking Effects of Climate Change
In a video produced by OSU Marketing and Web Communications and featured on the National Science Foundation’s “Science 360” website, water resource engineering doctoral student Travis Roth discusses the use of fiber optic technology to track temperature changes in Oregon’s low-lying mountain streams. Watch video here.
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OSU Rover Team's Hard Work, Long Hours Pay Off Goldenly
In early June, the Mars Society hosted the fourth annual University Rover Challenge at the Mars Desert Research Station in southeastern Utah. The Oregon State team won this international contest by a landslide, finishing the event more than 100 points ahead of their closest competitors. Their well-earned success followed from months of hard work. More…
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Another CoE Prof Lands NSF CAREER Award
The National Science Foundation has awarded Hong Liu, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering, a $400,000 CAREER grant to support her research on microbe assisted electron transfer in biomass-to-energy conversion processes. Liu's research addresses the question of why electrical current generated by mixed bacterial cultures is typically greater and more stable than that generated by pure cultures. More…
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OSU Wave Lab Part of Key NSF Investment
To commemorate 60 years of grant-making, the National Science Foundation has compiled a listing of its 60 most impactful research investments to date. One of these is the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, whose experimental facilities include the OSU Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory. In the “NSF Sensational 60” listing, look for item # 59, “Shaking off the Damage.”
Building as Classroom: Teaching through Renovation
The April 2010 issue of College Planning & Management, which focuses on green building and sustainable design strategies, includes an article on the CoE's Apperson-to-Kearney Hall renovation, with a focus on the LEED Gold-certified building's function as a teaching tool. More…
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Venture Funding Another Step for Dialysis Technology, OSU Research Payoffs
An Oregon-based company that has exclusively licensed key micro-scale technology from Oregon State University has received a $50 million investment commitment toward development and commercialization of home dialysis devices — one of the most substantial venture investments in Oregon to date. More…
Oregonians Collaborate on Green Building "Living Lab"
The Oregon Sustainability Center, a vast, interactive living laboratory in downtown Portland, will serve as a hub for developing and commercializing next-generation sustainable built environment technologies, products and processes. Researchers from Portland State University, Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, and the Oregon Institute of Technology have collaborated with Oregon BEST to develop the project's research agenda.  More…
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CoE Alum Who's Been Around Shares Views at OSU Commencement
On Saturday, June 12, NASA astronaut and CoE alumnus Don Pettit delivered the 2010 commencement address at Oregon State, and was awarded an honorary doctorate. In a video made during his June visit and featured on the OSU Spotlight blog, Pettit shares his perspectives on opportunity-making, tenacity, curiosity, earth from space, and more…
NERHP Grad Pioneers New Military Career Option for Women
Armed with a degree in radiation health physics, 2010 Oregon State graduate Erienne Kriesch is one of the first 19 women in the United States to break through a gender barrier that has stood for 110 years: the prohibition of women serving in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service. More…
Making a Difference
CoE Alumnus Gives as Good as He Got
With substantial experience as both student and professor, Nelson Olf ’57 knows first-hand how higher education can transform lives. Earlier this year he established the Nelson Olf Mechanical Engineering Scholarship at Oregon State University to support mechanical engineering students who need financial assistance to cover the costs of their studies. “It was a way for me to say thank you to OSU for the education I received,” says Olf.  More…
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"The hard work and dedication required of students [at OSU] will serve me well in the fleet"

2010 OSU NERHP alum, Erienne Kriesch, on being chosen as one of the first women in history to serve aboard a U.S. Navy submarine.

Friday, Aug 27th: MBI Build-out Grand Opening Celebration. Building 11, Hewlett Packard Campus, Corvallis. Building tours 12-1 pm; presentation 1 pm





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