Equally important to your academic and research work at Oregon State, you will find many opportunities to engage with your fellow students from all engineering majors.
From your first moments as an undergraduate, you’ll enter orientation and the START program where you will learn about campus and college resources.
If you are interested in speaking with an engineering undergraduate student before you apply, there are many student ambassadors who will speak with you about the Oregon State experience.
There are over 400 student clubs and organizations at Oregon State where students connect through shared interests.
Oregon State has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. This includes the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation — the classification reserved for universities with “very high research activity.”
Even as an undergraduate, you’ll have opportunities to make contributions to faculty and graduate students’ research projects. You may also develop and pursue your own research, get funding and even publish before you graduate.
As one of our undergraduate students, you will have the opportunity to present your research in the annual Undergraduate Engineering Expo. There are also numerous presentations and symposiums within each college throughout the academic year.
Jackie Nguyen (B.S. environmental engineering '22) worked on a project to learn more about antibiotic-resistant bacteria in wastewater treatment facilities across Oregon. She presented her research at national, regional, and local conferences and has co-authored articles in peer-reviewed publications.
Tausha Smith, construction engineering management
Tausha Smith didn’t let the pandemic stop her from securing an internship with Gerding Builders, who hired her as a project engineer as soon as she graduated.
(B.S. nuclear engineering '02)
"I have the best job in the world. I work in a national lab which allows me to work with a wide range of people with lots of different skill sets."
(B.S. civil engineering '97)
Over 30,000 engineering alumni have gone on to serve as leaders in government, industry, and academia. Of all the things he learned at Oregon State, Clark said learning how to work as part of a team was one of the most important.
(B.S. computer science '87)
"I was incredibly lucky to be on a foreign assignment based in Thailand. I loved getting to know the local people, and what Chevron's investment was doing for them personally."
(B.S. computer science '06)
“I had a lot of support here and there’s no way I would’ve made it through this program had I not had support from faculty and their belief that I could make it through.”
(B.S. nuclear engineering '80)
"When you are producing and delivering a product that travels at the speed of light, it's like magic."