Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon) is the foremost engineering school in Oregon, having graduated 28,000 engineers since its inception in 1885. Mechanical Engineering is the oldest of the engineering schools at OSU, and Materials Science is an interdisciplinary program spanning many of the University's engineering and science departments. Over 50 faculty members and 100 graduate students currently participate in materials research at OSU.
Saarland University (Saarbrücken, Germany) features a strong technical program in conjunction with coursework in the liberal arts and sciences. Saarland is well known for promoting innovation and entrepeneurship among its students, and is home to a successful startup center for spin-off companies