November 2007
VOLUME IX, ISSUE III
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OSU Engineer Teams with NASA to Reduce Air Traffic
MIME associate professor Kagan Tumer is working on a new system for air traffic control that could significantly improve congestion in the airways — a problem recently determined to be costing the United States economy up to $41 billion a year. More…
Magnetics Research at Oregon State: The Student Perspective
The Applied Magnetics Research Program at OSU, headed by EECS faculty Albrecht Jander and Pallavi Dhagat, enjoys strong collaborations with academic and industry partners worldwide. With a focus on novel magnetic sensors for medical, space and security applications, semiconductor spintronics, and magnetic surface acoustic wave devices, the program offers exciting research opportunities for OSU students. But you don’t have to take our word for it — listen to the inside scoop here…
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OSU Rover Team Aiming for 2010 Challenge Title
Two years ago, a team of 10 EECS students won the University Mars Rover Challenge. This year, an interdisciplinary team of 40 students involved in the Oregon State Robotics Club are working on a new rover design they’re hoping will capture a second international title. Learn more about the project here, and read a profile of 2010 Robotics Club president Ryan Albright here…
MIME Students Design Tools to Simplify Work
Equipment created by teams of mechanical engineering graduate students, as part of a product design course taught by MIME associate professor Rob Stone, will make work easier and more productive for 60 workers at the Willamette Valley Rehabilitation Center. More…
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CCE School Head Joins Earthquake Study Team in Chile
Earlier this month, as part of an Earthquake Engineering Research Institute-sponsored team, CCE professor and school head Scott Ashford spent a week in Chile studying the effects of the recent earthquake. Throughout the trip, he posted his observations and experiences on the OSU Powered by Orange blog. Read his postings here…
NERHP Dept. Head at Forefront of Nuclear Power Renaissance
In 1979, as part of a grand jury task force, Jose Reyes Jr. helped identify factors leading to the Three Mile Island reactor accident. Thirty years later, as NERHP department head, Reyes is overseeing safety testing on what will likely be the first reactor commissioned in the U.S. since that accident. And as CTO of OSU spinoff NuScale Power, Reyes is working to win NRC approval for a reactor that’s much smaller and simpler than the Three Mile Island plant. Read an Oregonian profile of Reyes’s accomplishments, vision and goals here…
ASCE Confers Fellow Status on OSU Prof.
Solomon Yim, CCE structural and ocean engineering professor and Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering, has been elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. This honor recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the civil engineering and surveying professions and have demonstrated “notable achievement in responsible charge of engineering activity." More…
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2010 Oregon Stater Awards Honor Distinguised Alums
At the 12th annual Oregon Stater Awards, held on Feb. 26th, the College of Engineering honored 28 of its most distinguished alumni for their exceptional career accomplishments. More…

During the evening, several Stater awardees shared their stories in Powered by Orange interviews. View their “Alumni Making an Impact” video clips here…
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CPT Test Results Pave Way for Next Step in Wave Buoy Development
Wave energy buoy prototype testing by OSU spinoff Columbia Power Technologies, conducted at the OH Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory in March, confirmed that the company can proceed with building a full-scale device — which in turn will facilitate OSU researchers’ further investigation of the environmental impacts of harnessing ocean energy. More…
NuScale CEO Touts Mini-Reactor Design Benefits on NPR
In a National Public Radio interview aired on Feb. 28, CEO Paul Lorenzini outlined the manufacturing and safety features and power generation capacities of OSU Spinoff NuScale Power’s modular reactor and power plant design. More…
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Bequest Honors Husband’s Memory, Benefits Engineering Students
To honor the memory of her late husband and 1937 CoE alumnus Harold Merryman, Christina Merryman has included an endowed scholarship for Oregon State engineering students in her estate plans. The planned bequest will establish the Christina M. and Harold W. Merryman Endowed Scholarship, which will assist junior, senior, and graduate engineering students who exhibit integrity and a strong work ethic. More…
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"OSU is putting out some great candidates, so the programs are definitely working well. I have interviewed candidates from numerous schools over the years, and OSU always stands out above the rest."

Jerry Young Principal Technologist, IP Licensing, Hewlett-Packard; MIME Industry Affiliates Board Member

April 6: Bio Career Fair. 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, CH2M Hill Alumni Center. More info …

April 9 -10: ASME Student Professional Development Conference and Graduate Student Technical Conference, North American Pacific District D. Hosted at Oregon State University, hosted by the OSU Student Section of ASME. More info…

April 10: 2010 Orange and Black Evening in the Pearl. 7 pm at
14 Square - (NW 14th & Overton) More info…

April 12: Science Pub Corvallis. Learning from Chile, Dr. Scott Ashford. 6:00 p.m. at the Old World Deli, Corvallis. More info…

May 14th: 11th Annual OSU Engineering Expo. 11 am-4pm, in and around the Kelley Engineering Center. Free and open to the public.





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