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Your supports ensures that the engineers of tomorrow are equipped with the education, skills, and experiences to continue our legacy of engineering excellence. Will you join us?
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Launched in 2020, the Catalyst Scholar Program helps propel high-achieving and high-financial-need students across the finish line with $8,000/year for tuition and fees and $2,000/year for experiential learning.
A $50 million gift by NVIDIA founder and spouse helps launch new Collaborative Innovation Complex, which will include powerful supercomputer to advance AI, climate science, robotics and more.
Our faculty are the heart of the College of Engineering’s pursuit of excellence. There is no more effective means to recruit and retain top academic talent than by establishing endowed faculty positions.
If you’re interested in making a contribution to support the College of Engineering, please contact one of our development officers at the OSU Foundation.
College of Engineering Development Officers
Charles Ellis, Associate Director of Development, 541-737-9217
Scott Elmshaeuser, Director of Development, 541-737-3894
Aimee Jirak, Senior Director of Development, 515-450-1326
Aaron Kerosky, Associate Director of Development, 503-273-4409
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Join Oregon State University’s second-ever fundraising campaign. Donors have already committed more than $1 billion to the campaign that seeks to raise $1.75 billion to support Oregon State University priority initiatives, including student access and success, faculty positions, academic programs, research, statewide community engagement programs, and facilities on Oregon State’s Corvallis campus and OSU-Cascades campus in Bend.
Mike and Barb Schmierer created a student success endowment in their name and have been loyal annual donors to the College of Engineering for more than 20 years. Although neither is an engineer or an Oregon State alum, their family formed strong connections to the college and university through their son, Paul, who graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering in 2005. Shortly after finishing college, Paul landed a job in research and development at Sage Fly Fishing.
Ravonne Byrd’s school and work are both in Corvallis, although her home is much closer to Albany — not the one just up the road, but that other Albany — about 3,000 miles away, in New York. A student in the popular postbaccalaureate computer science online degree program offered through Oregon State Ecampus, Byrd also telecommutes to her job with the College of Engineering’s Center for Applied Systems and Software. Being able to work from home has been a game-changer for Byrd.
Our faculty appreciate your support
Through the years, Oregon State alumni Greg and Jennylee Nesbitt have made many generous gifts in support of their respective colleges. Their gift creating the Nesbitt Faculty Scholar in Energy Engineering supports faculty in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, with emphasis on those engaged in research related to energy.
Chris Hagen, professor of energy systems engineering, is the current Nesbitt Faculty Scholar in Energy Engineering.
Mike Warwick, ’71, M.S. ’76, and Susan Bailey established the Warwick Family Faculty Scholar Endowed Fund in 2021 to support teaching excellence in Oregon State's humanitarian engineering program.
Elain Fu, associate professor of bioengineering, is the current Warwick Family Engineering Faculty Scholar.
The Ron and Judy Adams Faculty Scholar Fund in the College of Engineering was established by the couple in 2021 to support engineering faculty, particularly mechanical engineering faculty.
Geoff Hollinger, associate professor of bioengineering, is the current Warwick Family Engineering Faculty Scholar.
Meet Jacquelynn Nguyen
As a first-year student, Jackie Nguyen started working with Tala Navab-Daneshmand, assistant professor of environmental engineering, on a project to learn more about antibiotic-resistant bacteria in wastewater treatment facilities across Oregon. Thanks to a James R. Boydston Family Scholarship, Jackie continued to work in the lab for four years, presenting her research at national, regional, and local conferences and co-authoring articles in peer-reviewed journals.
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