November 2007
OSU Researchers Explore Biological Route To Hydrogen Production
A team of researchers led by BEE associate professor Roger Ely is exploring the possibility of harnessing cyanobacteria photosynthesis for large-scale hydrogen production. As an important first step in this exploration, Ely and his colleagues have demonstrated that these microbial organisms are able to live, grow, and produce hydrogen while encapsulated in a solid state system. The US Air Force Office of Scientific Research has granted OSU and partner institutions $938,000 in project support. More…
CCE Team Among Top 3 in Seismic Design
Last February, CCE undergrads Derek Manwill, Dan Irons, and Gunnar Leffler traveled to Salt Lake City to participate in the 6th Annual Seismic Design Competition. Student teams from around the country designed and built scale-model high-rise buildings out of balsa wood, and the models were subjected to scaled versions of the El Centro, Northridge, and Kobe earthquakes. Among 19 participating teams, OSU’s finished third.  More…
MIME Senior Project Featured in National Magazine
In 2007-08, the Albany (OR) Rifle and Pistol Club commissioned a team of ME seniors to design and build a lead separation device for recovering and recycling spent bullets and shot at gun clubs and shooting ranges. The results of this effort were featured in the winter 2009 issue of The Range Report, a publication of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.  Link to story (see p. 20)
EECS Prof Fosters Innovative Student Research
EECS assistant professor Carlos Jensen is passionate about his role as a research mentor. “I try to show students where the holes in the existing research are and hope that some of them will fill some of them,” says Jensen.  He and EECS faculty research assistant Donald Heer are currently working with undergrads Kevin Kemper, Christopher Dent, and Ben Goska to introduce the Oregon State Wireless Active Learning Device (OSWALD, or “Ozzie”), which is a spin-off of Kemper’s senior project. More…
Two Oregon Stater "Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers" Honorees in the News.
Portland-based software executive and 2007 Oregon Stater Scott Kveton (BSCS ‘97) was recently named interim president of The Software Association of Oregon. Ben Wahlstrom (BSME ’96), president of Korvis Automation, Inc. and 2006 Oregon Stater, is one of this year’s recipients of the Portland Business Journal‘s “40 under Forty” awards.
CoE Dean Speaks at Bay Area Reception
More than 60 OSU alumni and their guests attended a Bay Area reception last February at which CoE Dean Ron Adams updated guests on current activities in the College, student accomplishments, and research breakthroughs in sustainable energy.  Pictured here (l–r) are LSI president and CEO Abhi Talwalkar (EE ’86), Dean Ron Adams (ME ’70), and NVIDIA Corporation president and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang (EE ’84). Connect with other OSU Bay Area alums through the Oregon State Silicon Valley Alumni Networking group on LinkedIn.
CBEE Students Selected for German Exchange
Out of a pool of nearly 500 applicants, CBEE undergrads Elizabeth Harper and Keely Heintz are among the 75 who were selected to participate in the 2009-2010 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.  Following 2 months of intensive language training, they will spend 4 months at a German university or professional school and 5 months on a German company internship.  The CBYX fellowship covers school tuition, living and food stipends, partial housing expenses, health insurance, and most travel costs. More…
OSU Hosts Symposium for Prospective Women Grad Students
The Northwest Symposium on Graduate Education takes place in OSU’s Kearney Hall on Saturday, May 16. Sponsored by Intel and designed for undergraduate women in science and engineering who are considering graduate school, the day-long event addresses a wide range of topics, including those of special interest to female students.  More…
Strategic Partnership Will Boost OSU Surveying Initiative
A new partnership being formed between OSU, David Evans and Associates, Inc., and Leica Geosystems, Inc., will help address the need for more geospatial surveying professionals, advance geomatics research, and position OSU as an emerging national leader in this field.  More…
Students Students

"Private gifts for graduate student fellowships are the best stimulus package you can make!"

Harry Yeh, Edwards Professor of Coastal & Ocean Engineering, School of Civil and Construction Engineering

May 14: Willamette Angel Conference, CH2MHill Alumni Center.

May 15: 10th Annual OSU Engineering Expo Grand Marshall for this year’s Expo is Senator Frank Morse.

May 16: Northwest Symposium on Graduate Education If you are a scientist or engineer who would like to be a panel participant at this symposium, please contact Ellen Momsen at

June 24-26: 2009 Annual American Ecological Engineering Society Conference CH2M Hill Alumni Center