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.
Samantha Holman ('19 B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering) took advantage of being at Oregon State by getting involved in research. She pursued her passion for renewable energy by working on a project with Professor Ted Brekken.
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.
Students, faculty, and industry partners share their experiences in the annual Associated Schools of Construction student competition.
A Greater Story with the Support of Alumni
Alumni regularly give back to our undergraduate programs, supporting academic and research projects. As a first-year student, Nick McComb followed his passion for electronics by joining the OSU Robotics Club. As a senior he led a team that won an international Mars rover competition.
('97 B.S., Civil Engineering)
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.
(’06 B.S., Computer Science)
“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.”
(’11 B.S., Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
“Especially when you come from farther away and you’re not familiar with the area. I just feel like the biggest thing that stands out is people actually cared more.”