November 2007
 VOLUME VII, ISSUE VIII  
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DOE Pledges $6.25 Million for Wave Energy Test Center
News of US Department of Energy support for a new Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, based at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center, has clinched Oregon's position as a national leader in wave energy development. Combined with other funding, the DOE grant creates $13.5 million for the center over 5 years. ME associate professor Robert Paasch will serve as the center's interim program director. Read more...
OSU Joint Recipient of $10 Million NSF Grant
A research collaboration between Cornell University, Bowdoin College, the Conservation Fund, Howard University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Oregon State University has been granted a $10 million NSF Expeditions in Computing Award. The interdisciplinary project team of computer scientists, mathematicians, economists, biologists, and environmental scientists are seeking to develop a new field of computational sustainability. Read more…
Nature Article Features CoE Research
Investigations spearheaded by CBEE faculty member Greg Rorrer into the use of algae to create light-emitting photonic crystals were featured in the June 2008 issue of Nature.  Lead author for the Advanced Materials article cited in the Nature research highlight is Clayton Jeffryes, ChemE  PhD candidate hailing from Bend, OR. Jeffryes also earned his BS (BioE) and MS (ChemE) degrees from OSU.  Read more…
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OSU Student Team Creates Top-Performing Beam
Under the leadership of CCE courtesy faculty Dr. Keith Kaufman, CE students Christopher Terrell, Nicholas Colson, Travis Kinney, and Jacob Ervin placed 1st in the region and 2nd nationally in the 2008 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) "Big Beam" competition. With the help of local PCI producer-members—in this case, Knife River Corp (formerly Morse Bros)—Big Beam contest participants fabricate and test a precast, prestressed concrete beam. Competition entries are ranked on most efficient design, highest load capacity, best design report, and other criteria. Read more…
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CoE Prof Passes Judgment at Overseas Competition
Robert Paasch, OSU Boeing Professor of Mechanical Design, served as an engineering design judge for the 2008 Formula Student Germany (FSG) competition held last month in Hockenheim.  The international event drew 77 teams from 29 countries and six continents.  Paasch’s German travels also included a stop at Berufsakademie Ravensburg. BR students have been interning with the OSU SAE program for the past 5 years and next year will collaborate with OSU seniors on a distributed Formula design project. Read more about FSG here…
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OSU Banners Feature 3 CoE Faculty
Most students come to college as works in progress, their interests only partially identified, their potential still to be realized. And as they explore and develop that potential, many students find something equally important: a mentor. Three CoE faculty mentors—Chris Bell, Christine Kelly, and Un-Ku Moonand their mentees were featured in a recent OSU campus banner series celebrating OSU Community and Diversity Mentoring Program partnerships. Read more...
CCE Faculty Member Cited as Outstanding Referee
The American Geophysical Union, a 50,000-member international scientific society dedicated to advancing the understanding of Earth and space, has awarded CE assistant professor Mick Haller a 2007 AGU Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing.  Given in recognition of Haller’s "consistently…constructive and thoughtful reviews" of submissions to the Journal of Geophysical Research–Ocean, the award will be presented at the AGU fall  2008 meeting. Dr. Haller coordinates OSU’s Coastal & Ocean Engineering Graduate Program.  Read his faculty profile here.  
University Day Award Winners Include Two from CoE
OSU annually confers 18 university-wide awards whose winners are selected from a wide field of nominees. This year, CCE faculty member Kate Hunter-Zaworski was honored with the OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, and  Don Heer of EECS received the Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award.
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OSU Cited as "IT School to Watch"
Computerworld has counted OSU among the nation’s top 56 "IT Schools to Watch" in a listing generated by IT executives, hiring managers, recruiters, and academics who identified graduate-level IT programs and schools throughout the US that are "moving at the pace of the IT workplace and delivering coursework that’s relevant to today’s IT professionals." Read more…
Strong CoE Showing for Summer Research Program
Six student participants in the OSU Subsurface Biosphere Initiative’s summer 2008 undergraduate internship program hailed from the CoE, including Stacy Long and Brian Maloney (BioE) and Lucy Keenlyside, Brett Levy, China Lim, and Richard Oleksak  (ChemE).  Moreover, a full half of the 16 SBI internships took place in the labs of BEE faculty members Roger Ely and Hong Liu and CBEE faculty Christine Kelly, Skip Rochefort, Lew Semprini, and Brian Wood. Read more…
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Remembering Jim Howland
Jim Howland, last living co-founder of internationally recognized construction and engineering design company CH2M Hill, died at his Corvallis home on Thursday, August 28th.  Howland founded the firm in 1946 along with fellow Oregon State University graduates Holly Cornell, Burke Hayes and their former professor Fred Merryfield and chaired it for 30 years. After his retirement in 1977, Howland led a busy life of philanthropy, activism, athleticism and creativity alongside his wife, Ruth, whom he married in 1941. Read more…
Early Mornings on the Willamette Pay Off
Josh Inman, BSME ‘02, was part of the US Men’s Eight crew that won the Olympic bronze in Beijing last month.  Along with studying mechanical engineering at OSU, Inman lettered in rowing here 2000–02. Read more…
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"I love Oregon State. It’s a great school with great atmosphere and I love Corvallis. I’m coming back to OSU to get my Master’s because I love it here."

Adam Speer, Beaver offensive guard and CEM student

Sep 19 - 28: Connect Week - a time for new students to become part of OSU's Community of Scholars. http://oregonstate.edu/newstudents/connect/.

Sep 29: First Day of Classes.

October 13 - 16: Engineering Awareness Week
http://engr.oregonstate.edu/students/awarenessweek.html

October 21: EECS– MIME Senior Dinner. A targeted recruiting opportunity for organizations wanting to connect with students in the Schools of EECS and MIME and increase company visibility on campus. For more information and to pre-register for this event, contact Tina Batten, EECS Corporate Relations, or Tracy Ann Robinson, MIME Corporate Relations.

October 22: Fall Engineering Career Fair. To register for this event, contact OSU Career Services at 541.737.4085 or http://oregonstate.edu/career/.

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