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Alex Saccente was going to study art when she went to college. Art was her passion, and she’d been painting and sketching for years. Her high school teachers had a different idea, though. Recognizing her aptitude for math and science, they encouraged Saccente to contemplate a future in engineering. She ended up enrolling in the civil engineering program at Oregon State and never looked back. At the start of her sophomore year, the college added an architectural engineering degree program — the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Saccente didn’t hesitate to jump over to the exciting new curriculum.
In the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the College of Engineering received more than $64.6 million in sponsored research awards, its highest total ever, with funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Health Authority.
A team of Oregon State University researchers has received a $2.5 million federal grant to work on reducing harmful emissions from wood-burning stoves, a primary source of heat in Native American communities and in low-resource areas in the United States.
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