November 2007
VOLUME VIII, ISSUE VII 
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CoE Faculty Garner CAREER Awards in Record Numbers
No less than five junior faculty in the College of Engineering were recognized this year with prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, each of which provides at least $400,000 for new research with an educational/outreach component. Award recipients include Thinh Nguyen, Ted Brekken, and Bechir Hamdaoui, assistant professors in the OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Desiree Tullos, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering; and Michael Scott, assistant professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering. More...
OSU Materials Scientist Focuses on Failure
Modern materials such as advanced ceramics, intermetallics, and composites are increasingly replacing traditional metal alloys in structural applications such as aerospace structures, engines, and power plants. Critical to the success and safety of applications that use new materials is an understanding of how and when these materials fail. At Oregon State University, materials scientist Jamie Kruzic is working to further this understanding, as reported in the July 2009 issue of Science Magazine.  More…
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Beaver Racing Wins Big at Formula Student Austria
Top-rated European and North American teams went chassis-to-chassis at the 2009 Formula Student Austria competition last month, and OSU Beaver Racing won in a big way. Taking the gold in five events, and earning “best driver” award as well as 1st place overall, OSU’s winning score of 919 points (out of a possible thousand) outstripped that of the second-placing team by almost 150 points, whereas no other two consecutive top-ten scores differed by more than 40 points, and most by much less. Check out the competition results here and read the whole story on the OSU Formula team blog.
2009 Big Beam Competition National Champs Hail from OSU
For the second time in five years, a team of OSU civil engineering students has won the national championship in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s annual Big Beam Competition. Working under the guidance of Keith Kaufman, chief engineer with Knife River Corporation’s Prestress Division in Harrisburg, Ore., the six CE students designed a large-scale, pre-stressed and pre-cast concrete beam. Vying against more than 60 other entries, their beam took first place based on design accuracy, cost and weight, deflection before failure, and practicality and innovation ratings. More…
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CoE Faculty, Staff, Students Honored with Annual Awards
During the annual fall breakfast on September 16th, the College of Engineering recognized and honored eleven faculty, staff, and students for their exemplary work and service during the past year.  Awards went to Margaret Burnett, Karen Dixon, Samantha Godfrey, Greg Guannel, Pavan Hanumolu, Jonathan Istok, Clayton Jeffryes, Gina Newcomb, Todd Palmer, Tracy Ann Robinson, and Annette von Jouanne. More…
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Mourning the loss of a friend
CoE alumnus and longtime CH2M Hill chairman and CEO Ralph R. Peterson (BSCE 1969) passed away on Tuesday, September 1, at home in Denver. As noted by current CH2M CEO Lee McIntire, it was Peterson’s “passion, dedication and leadership” that transformed the company from a small regional firm into a billion-dollar Fortune 500 company with offices around the globe. A staunch university and CoE supporter and 2005 inductee into the Engineering Hall of Fame, Peterson served on the OSU Alumni Association board during the CH2M HILL Alumni Center project, and he lent his support to the new CH2M HILL Auditorium in Kearney Hall. At 2009 Commencement in June, President Ray honored Peterson with an OSU Distinguished Service Award. More…
New CEM alum one of many powering Portland
Even in a challenging economy, Oregon State graduates are managing to find great jobs in the Portland Metro area. In a recent Powered by Orange interview, 2009 Construction Engineering Management graduate Cory Smith recounts his experience in landing a position with the power resources division of Tice Electric. More…
Recent EECS Grads Honored as Tektronix Stand-Outs
Tektronix recently awarded their President’s Award to EECS alumni Nate Mullen (BSEE 2005) and Michael Phillips (BSEE 2002, MSEE ‘05). The award recognizes recent graduates who stand out among their peers with significant demonstrated achievements or technical leadership. More…
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NEHRP: 50 Years Old and Still Growing
OSU’s nuclear engineering graduate program turns fifty this fall, and to celebrate our first half-century of innovation, collaboration, and education—and the promising view forward from here—the Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics is hosting a day of events for alumni and friends on Monday, October 12th .  For event details and to register, click here. The celebration culminates with a dinner remembering Radiation Center founder Chih H. Wang, at which Dr. Jose Reyes will announce the new Chih H. and Louise Wang endowed scholarship.
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Brown Scholarships Honor Spouse, Help ECE Students
Bev Brown, whose late husband Hal received a degree in electrical engineering from OSU in 1948, gifted the university with $50,000 last year to endow the Hal and Bev Brown Scholarship for students majoring in electrical and computer engineering. “My husband always credited the education he received from OSU for his successful career,” said Brown. “I thought, what better way to honor him than with scholarships that will help students with need and merit.” More…

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OSU collaborates on NSF-funded effort to boost minority degrees in STEM fields
Oregon State University is part of a regional alliance of colleges, universities, support organizations and science centers that, with the help of a 2.6 million National Science Foundation grant, is working to double the number of bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics awarded to underrepresented minorities within the next five years. More…
OSU CoE Profs Have Cool Careers – Just Ask Sally Ride!
Among the 12 “fascinating men and women” featured in the Sally Ride series’ Cool Careers in Earth Sciences is OSU’s intrepid Edwards Professor of Coastal & Ocenan Engineering Harry Yeh. Not to be outdone, BEE professor John Selker s one of another dozen fascinating individuals who pass along "the excitement of being an engineer and the many paths to becoming one” in Cool Careers in Engineering (middle school version). Click here to order your copies today!  
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OSU Engineers Help Foreign Students Expand Horizons
CBEE faculty Ken Williamson and Christine Kelly, MIME alumnus Evan Miles (BSME ’08; now pursuing a graduate degree in water resources science), and six other members of the OSU community helped instruct the 23 students from Central American and Caribbean countries who participated in this summer’s OSU Study of the U.S. Institute for the Environment (SUSIE) program. Through classroom study and field trips, the visiting students broadened their understanding of water issues as related to environmental sciences, public health, engineering, policy and governance.  More…
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"OSU Nuclear Engineering is second to none in terms of capabilities and infrastructure and can offer services at a competitive price."

Ronaldo Szilard, Director, Nuclear Science & Engineering Division, Idaho National Laboratory; OSU NERHP Advisory Board member

September 25 2009 - CONNECT Friday Computing Orientation

September 28, 2009 - Fall term classes begin.

October, 6 2009 - Out-of-State New Student Reception

October, 7 2009 - Transfer Student Reception

October, 8 2009 - Study Abroad Fair

October, 12 2009 - Engineering Awareness Week

October, 16 2009 - Top Pre Engineering Excellence Reception

October, 17 2009 - Beaver BarCamp4

October, 19 2009 - Nesw recipients of the Dean's Scholarship





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