November 2007
VOLUME VIII, ISSUE III
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OSU Slated for New Green Building Materials Lab
As part of a $1.6 million research investment spearheaded by Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies Center (Oregon BEST) and directed to Oregon State and Portland State universities, a new Green Building Materials Laboratory is being established at OSU. This research facility--a collaboration of the OSU Colleges of Engineering and Forestry and available for use by industry partners--will focus on development of materials aimed at supporting sustainable built environments. More...
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First CoE Fulbright Scholar Heading to Denmark
Danielle Jansik, a doctoral student in Environmental Engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study pollution movement through soils—or more specifically, "colloid transport in unsaturated porous media under transient flow conditions"—in Denmark next year. Jansik, a member of Dr. Dorthe Wildenschild’s research group, is the College of Engineering’s first Fulbright recipient.
CBEE Students Rock AIChE Competition
At last month’s AIChE Pacific Northwest Regional  Student Competition, OSU CBEE students prevailed in both of the main events.  Bioengineering junior Maddie Midgett won first place in the paper competition; and a six-member team of CBEE freshmen-- Kristina Schmunk, Nick Kraaz, Lars Bowman, Joe Alston, Andrew Qi, Jack Gilchrist, and Michael Stanfill—took second place in the ChemE Car Competition. Next November, both Midgett and the “First Year Wonders” will represent our region in the national competitions, held during the 2009 AIChE  annual meeting in Nashville, TN.
Volunteer at the 2009 ENGINEERING EXPO!
This year the Engineering Expo is happening on Friday, May 15th. The College of Engineering needs student and staff volunteers to help out on May 14th and May 15th with setting-up and tearing-down, giving guided tours and managing info booths. Volunteer for 2+ hours and receive a free T-shirt! Sign up before Wednesday April 1st HERE.
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CBEE Faculty Wins ASEE Best Paper Award
At last year's ASEE conference, CBEE associate professor Milo Koretsky was selected as the recipient of the Joseph J. Martin Award for best paper and presentation in the 2008 program. Koretsky’s article, titled “A Web-based interactive science and engineering [WISE] learning tool that promotes concept-based instruction,” was coauthored with CBEE graduate student Bill Brooks, whose masters work has focused on engineering education working with WISE. More…
OSU Prof Joins Water Research Journal Editing Team
From an 80-applicant pool, the American Geophysical Union has selected BEE professor John Selker to serve a 4-year term as one of five editors for Water Resources Research. WRR is internationally recognized as the leading journal for research in the social and natural sciences of water. More…
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CBEE Scholarship Honors 1934 Alumnus
A new scholarship endowment to benefit undergraduate students in the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering has been established in honor of OSU alumnus Charles Rohrmann (BSChE 1934). A recognized expert on chemical processes, Rohrman had a long and distinguished career as a senior research scientist at the Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington. More…
CoE Honors Exceptional Cast Of Alums At 2009 Oregon Staters Banquet
On Friday, February 20, the OSU College of Engineering honored some of its most distinguished alumni at the eleventh annual Oregon Stater Awards, a gala event that recognizes OSU engineers and their career contributions to society. This year’s recipients included forty-two such individuals representing a wide range of engineering professions. More…
Space Traveler Enthralls Audience at Engineers Week Event
NASA astronaut and CoE alum Donald R. Pettit was the keynote speaker at last month’s Willamette Valley Engineers Week banquet, held at OSU. Read an account of his talk and view video footage here.
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Program Links Oregon State and Iraqi Engineering Students
Memoranda of understanding signed last month by the presidents of OSU, Babylon University near Baghdad, and and Dhi Qar University in southern Iraq paved the way for forthcoming enrollment at OSU of as many as 100 Iraqi graduate and post-graduate engineering students. The long-term goal is to expand this partnership to faculty exchanges and graduate studies in other disciplines. More…
Chinese Engineers Learn NERHP Safety Evaluation Methods
Five nuclear engineers from the China Nuclear Power Technology Corporation are spending the 2008–09 academic year here at OSU to prepare for construction in their home country of the world’s first Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plant.  NEHRP faculty have developed safety evaluation methods for the AP1000, a third generation reactor design featuring passive safety systems and modular design. More…
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"Team Tsunami" Makes Waves in D.C.
Responding to an invitation from the National Science Foundation, a six-member faculty & student delegation from the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory headed to Washington, D.C., last month to participate in National Discover Engineering Family Day, bringing with them the mini-large wave flume, a demonstration tank, and hundreds of black and orange Legos. Over 8000 people attended this event, hosted at the National Building Museum. More…
Tomorrow’s Bridge Builders Test Design Skills at OSU
Students from 10 Oregon high schools participated in the 40th annual CH2M-Hill/OSU Holly Cornell Model Bridge Contest, held on February 21st. Named for CH2M-Hill cofounder Holly Cornell (OSU BSCE 1938), the contest requires high school students to build basswood bridge models specifically designed to carry heavy loads. A total of 149 bridges were tested during this year’s competition, and the winning model carried more than 3200 times its own weight.  More…
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Another Successful EECS-MIME Industry Reception
On February 18th, nearly 250 engineering students, faculty, and industry representatives filled the Kelley Engineering Center Atrium for the ninth annual EECS & MIME Industry Reception.  This yearly networking event brings EECS and MIME students and faculty together with members of industry in order to forge connections, share program information, and discuss job and internship opportunities.  Twenty-one companies attended the reception. More…
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"When we started these awards 11 years ago, we couldn't imagine the diversity of achievement we would find among our most accomplished alumni and friends of the College!"

Chris Bell, former Associate Dean, now Director of Academic Programs, INTO-OSU, speaking about the CoE's annual Oregon Stater awards.

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