Graduate Engineering Research Showcase

Graduate Engineering Research Showcase

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s technology presented by rising leaders of industry and academia.

About the Showcase

Oregon State Engineers are creating a better future here and now, through vital research that tackles some of humanity’s greatest challenges. The Graduate Engineering Research Showcase offers an exciting glimpse of that future, presented by some of the brilliant, creative minds who are helping to make it happen. Student presenters receive expert coaching in communicating complex, technical ideas to a general audience through accessible language, live demonstrations, and visual aids.

The Student Experience

Oregon State faculty with Benny the Beaver.

The Graduate Engineering Research Showcase offers a valuable professional development opportunity for a select number of master’s and Ph.D. students engaged in research throughout the College of Engineering. If you want to gain experience and confidence in presenting your research to a broad audience of non-engineers, you are strongly encouraged to apply. Technical communication is a highly sought “soft” skill prized by industry and academia alike. If you are selected, you will receive expert guidance from a professional speaking coach in preparing a brief (2-10 minute) presentation, to be delivered April 5, 2024, at the LaSells Stewart Center.

  • Professional, one-on-one and small-group coaching over a period of two months.
  • Improved public speaking skills and increased confidence in communicating your work.
  • Opportunity to demonstrate your research and presentation skills before a general audience and to network with attendees, including college alumni and donors, industry partners, and campus leaders.
  • A professional video recording of your presentation, featured on the College of Engineering website, which you may share with prospective future employers or mentors.

Highlights from 2024

Watch these short presentations from our most recent Showcase for a taste of what this amazing event is like — and get inspired to attend or participate in the next one!

Past Engineering Showcase Speakers

All registrants will receive a digital event program, with complete presentation abstracts, before the event.

Alan G. Sanchez - Host

Alfiya Orman - Validating spectral lighting simulation tools

Eric Slyman - Social bias in multimodal artificial intelligence

Javier Corona - Optic-based thermal characterization

Jessee Svoboda - Bacterial strain engineering

John Ste. Marie - Antimicrobial resistance in wastewater

Juliana Huizenga - Remediation and toxicity of hydrocarbon contaminants

Karina Puente - Underwater robotic gripper development

Logan Scott-Deter - Bicycle crash mitigation

Nicole Fronda - Learning specifications for cyber-physical systems