Why Engineering?

Engineers think through tough problems to develop innovative solutions. Whether you want to work in information systems, develop clean energy solutions, or play a role in the safety of nuclear operations, OSU has an opportunity for you. Check out the various majors we offer to see all the opportunities and career paths available here!

Links to Explore Engineering

  • SWE Next Program: SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers as a student through the age of 18. 
  • ChickTech: ChickTech believes that providing access to technology careers for girls and young women is critical, both to the industry and to their lives. ChickTech provides learning opportunities and a supportive community to female-identifying students in order to broaden participation in tech and provide equitable opportunities for all.
  • EngineerGirl: EngineerGirl is a website designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. 
  • The Teach Engineering Collection provides educators with *free* access to a growing curricular resource of multi-week units, lessons, activities and living labs. Initiated by the merging of K-12 engineering curricula created by four universities, the collection continues to grow and evolve over time with new additions from other universities, and input from teachers who use the curricula in their classrooms.

K-12 Student Programs at OSU

You can get involved with STEM fields before you even get to college! These programs are designed to motivate young people to see the great benefits that come from engineering, both to society and to one's own development.

Check out some of the opportunities available to K12 students

  • Various STEM summer camps at OSU for Elementary, Middle, and High Schoolers: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Academy
  • Summer Experience for Science and Engineering Youth (SESEY) was created to encourage traditionally underrepresented groups to explore the world of engineering and to consider careers in its variety of fields. This one-week summer program for high school students is open to all who are interested in supporting that mission and who otherwise meet the application requirements. The program will culminate with a presentation of student projects and a display at the annual Corvallis da Vinci Days celebration.
  • The Precollege Programs office at OSU also lists many opportunities for students interested in other fields besides STEM.