SEPTEMBER 2002 -- Volume I, Issue VIII

G R O U N D B R E A K I N G @ OSU Engineering

BUILDING MOMENTUM . . . IT'S GROUNDBREAKING TIME!--
Join the celebration! The groundbreaking ceremony for the Kelley Engineering Center takes place THIS Saturday, September 21st at 10:30 a.m. Featured speakers include Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, Intel CEO Craig Barrett, and Shane Robison, the new CTO of Hewlett-Packard. For more details, or to RSVP and attend the event, see the story and links below under BUILDING @ OSU Engineering.


R E S E A R C H @ OSU Engineering

OSU ENGINEERING HELPS FIGHT CYBER-TERRORISM--
Electrical & Computer Engineering professor Çetin Koç recently met with President Bush's special adviser on cyberspace security, Richard Clarke, who is charged with protecting the nation's computer networks. Koç and William Seidman, CEO of Cerebyte, Inc., demonstrated new software technology designed to protect computer networks using a form of artificial intelligence. Koç says Clarke was not only impressed with the software but also with the public/private partnership between OSU Engineering and Oregon's cyber-security industry, which is home to one of the largest concentrations of cyber-security experts in the nation. Read the full story at: http://osu.orst.edu/dept/ncs/newsarch/2002/Aug02/terror.htm

S T U D E N T S @ OSU Engineering

ENGINEERING STUDENT ATTENDS EARTH SUMMIT--
Kent Welter, PhD candidate in OSU's Department of Nuclear Engineering traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa this month to participate in the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Welter, who was home-schooled as a child and will earn his doctorate at age 23, was one of three delegates selected by the American Nuclear Society to provide scientific and technical information about nuclear technology as a viable, sustainable energy source in the medical and power industries: http://osu.orst.edu/dept/ncs/newsarch/2002/Sep02/kent.htm


I N D U S T R Y  C O L L A B O R A T I O N @ OSU Engineering

OSU HELPS INDUSTRY SAVE MILLIONS BY MAKING MOTORS MORE EFFICIENT--
Because almost one-fourth of the electricity in the United States is consumed by electric motor systems, minor increases in motor efficiency can translate into massive energy and cost savings for companies and consumers. OSU Engineering professors Alan Wallace and Annette Von Jouanne are collaborating with Boston-based Consortium for Energy Efficiency to help industry develop more efficient motors: http://news.statesmanjournal.com/article.cfm?i=47837

PROGRAM OFFERS COMPANIES CREAM-OF-THE-CROP GRADS--
Companies wanting first pick of OSU's electrical and computer engineering graduates can now sign on with a unique recruiting program designed to help sponsors connect with students. INSPiRE sponsors get free admission to IEEE recruiting events, a free senior project, resume book, plus other perks! But hurry. Enrollment deadline is September 25th. For details, contact Tina Batten in ECE’s Corporate Relations office (tina.batten@oregonstate.edu) or go to: http://www.ece.orst.edu/industry/inspire.html.

B U I L D I N G @ OSU Engineering

BARRETT, ROBISON & KITZHABER TO HEADLINE GROUNDBREAKING FESTIVITIES!--
Plan to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Kelley Engineering Center THIS Saturday September 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the MU quad. Join us for live music, a research showcase, a high-tech animated flythrough of the new building, and a robot-assisted time capsule ceremony. Speakers include Intel CEO Craig Barrett, Hewlett-Packard CTO Shane Robison, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, and others. At the OSU-Fresno State home football game later that day a halftime ceremony will feature OSU Engineering and honor alum Martin Kelley whose $20 million gift is making the new building a reality. For more information contact Gail Mathieson at groundbreaking@engr.orst.edu or toll-free at 1-877-257-5182 (press 5). RSVP at:
http://engr.oregonstate.edu/top25/building/rsvp.php.
Track progress of the new Kelley Engineering Center at: http://engr.oregonstate.edu/top25/building/.

F A C U L T Y & S T A F F @ OSU Engineering

HONEY, WHO SHRUNK THE FUEL CELL?--
OSU Engineering leads the nation in the development of a breakthrough miniaturization technology that could dramatically change the shape—literally—of the future. Join OSU Mechanical Engineering associate professor Kevin Drost in Portland on October 15th when he discusses OSU's rapidly growing MECS (Microtechnology-based Energy, Chemical, and Biological Systems) research program. For more information on the "OSU Over Lunch" presentation, go to: http://alumni.oregonstate.edu/events/over_mecs.html

OSU ENGINEERING FLIES HIGH WITH NASA IN SPACE--
Where on earth do you go to find a place to do research in zero-gravity conditions? How about a jetliner flown high and then purposely plunged into a freefall that mimics zero gravity conditions? Not-so-fondly called the "Vomit Comet," NASA's KC-135 aircraft does just that. And several OSU Engineering students, led by OSU Chemical Engineering associate professor Goran Jovanovic, have taken the plunge-along with their research projects that might make travel to Mars a reality. On Friday, November 1st, as part of OSU's "Classes Without Quizzes," you can learn more about how OSU Engineering is working—and floating—with NASA to develop micro gravity compatible technologies. Taught at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center by Jovanovic and his high-flying students. Lab tour included.

A L U M N I @ OSU Engineering

OSU ALUM CHAIRS ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS CONFERENCE--
Dave Dornbush, a 1973 OSU Engineering alum and environmental engineer at the Boeing Company, is the general chair for an upcoming conference that will present and discuss current and emerging environmental issues. The Pacific Northwest International Section of the Air & Waste Management Association will host "Environmental Solutions in a Changing World" November 5-8, providing a learning and networking opportunity for environmental professionals and students from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. For more information, go to: http://www.pnwis.org.

H E A R D  O N  C A M P U S @ OSU Engineering

"I wish you all success in your visionary new steps to become a top-25 college of engineering. I look forward to your attaining this high level for your engineering program and for your students!"

--James A. Hutchby
Director, Nanostructure & Integration Sciences, Semiconductor Research Corporation, Durham, NC

U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S @ OSU Engineering

September 21, 10:30 a.m., MU quad: Kelley Engineering Center Groundbreaking
October 5: "Tektronix Lab" Dedication Ceremony, Mechanical Engineering
October 15, Portland: OSU Over Lunch with Dr. Kevin Drost discussing MECS.
October 16: "Lean Automation Lab" Open House, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
October 23, 11:00-4:00, CH2M HILL Alumni Center: Fall Engineering Career Fair
October 25: OSU Engineering's Oregon Stater Awards
November 1: "Classes Without Quizzes" OSU Engineering's Zero-Gravity Research with NASA
November 2:
Homecoming against Arizona. Be sure to visit the OSU Engineering tent to meet alumni and friends and see displays of our latest research projects.

I M P O R T A N T  L I N K S @ OSU Engineering