November 2007
Building Safety into Building Construction
A major new initiative in the construction industry is focused on factoring construction safety into building design. One of the researchers leading this charge is CEM associate professor John Gambatese. More…
Engineering, Powered by Microbes
The 2010 Subsurface Biosphere Initiative summer workshop, held in July at OSU, focused on the role of subsurface microbes in global nutrient cycling and their potential uses for water treatment, conversion of wood products to biofuels, and other engineering applications. More…
OSU Senior Co-Chairs Drive to Keep Biodiesel on Table
Some superheroes wear a cape. CoE environmental engineering senior Mikkel Leslie totes a cart that doubles as a mobile classroom. Her mission? To keep alive the dream of a more sustainable fuel source. Leslie is one of 28 college students from around the country chosen to participate in the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel initiative. More…
OSU Students Complete Historic Season in Formula SAE Racing
A unique international partnership helped the Global Formula Racing team from Oregon State University to complete the most successful season in its history - one that simply dominated hundreds of universities in the U.S. and Europe that had far more tradition and long-standing support in this collegiate car racing competition. More…
CoE Faculty, Staff, Students Honored with Annual Awards
During the annual fall breakfast on September 16th, the College of Engineering recognized and honored twelve faculty, staff, and students for their exemplary work and service during the past year. Awards went to Pongpipat Anantansakul, Ted Brekken, Christopher Dieringer, Toni Doolen, Phyllis Helvie, Garrett Jones, David Kim, Wade Marcum, Karl Schilke, Gabor Temes, Brian Woods, and Solomon Yim. More…
MBI Build-out Opens to SRO Crowds
The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, a joint research initiative of Oregon State University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory housed at Corvallis's HP campus, hosted more than 500 visitors during a recent open house celebrating completion of its 16-month, multi-million-dollar facility expansion. See event story here; take online MBI poster tour here.
State of the Art Radiation Detector Catches Industry Eye
CH2M HILL has expressed interest in purchasing a digital radiation detector designed and patented by NERHP professor David Hamby and assistant professor Abi Farsoni. The detector, which will be manufactured by Ludlum Measurements, Inc., can simultaneously detect and measure both gamma and beta radiation, and it uses radiation spectroscopy to identify the source.
Andina: From Peru with Love
The Peace Corps and a passion for Peru led OSU engineer John Platt (BS EngPhys 1981, MS ECE 1983) to the love of his life—and eventually to a day when they would help their son found and operate one of Oregon's best restaurants, and one of the best Peruvian restaurants anywhere. More…
Making a Difference
CoE Ambassadors Set to Expand Mentoring Role
Over 3,600 students, teachers and parents visited OSU last year as part of Precollege Programs' Campus Field Trips program, designed to encourage college attendance and interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields to middle schoolers. Starting this fall, the program will be partnering with the College of Engineering Ambassadors to guide and mentor these prospective students in what is often their first experience on a college campus.
Making a Difference
Richard Boubel (1927-2010), OSU professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, died peacefully on September 11, after a prolonged illness. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on  Saturday, Oct. 16, at Sunriver Christian Fellowship in Sunriver, Ore.  More…

James Knudsen (1920-2010), OSU professor emeritus of chemical engineering , passed away on January 25. He joined the faculty at Oregon State in 1951, where he served the College of Engineering as assistant dean for 11 years and as associate dean for 10 years, until his retirement in 1985. More…

Jerry Yamamuro (1954-2010), associate professor of geotechnical engineering in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering, passed away on August 18 following a lengthy illness. A celebration of his life was held in the Kearney Atrium on September 17. More…
Students Students

"Fossil fuels will eventually be depleted, while biodiesel and other alternative fuels are here to stay. My life will be lived pushing towards fixing the problems of climate change, population, and emissions."

Mikkel Leslie, OSU Environmental Engineering senior; Co-chair, Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel Initiative.

October 5: College of Business Dean's Distinguished Lecture by James Curleigh, President and CEO, KEEN, Inc. 7 pm, LaSells Stewart Center. More…

October 7: Global Opportunities Fair, 10 am - 2 pm, MU Ballroom

October 8: Preview OSU Day, 9 am - 3:30 pm, LaSells Stewart Center

October 11 - 14: Engineering Awareness Week , OSU Campus

October 12: EECS-MIME Senior Dinner. A targeted recruiting opportunity for organizations wanting to connect with students in the Schools of EECS and MIME and increase company visibility on campus.

October 13: Fall Engineering Career Fair. To register for this event, contact OSU Career Services at 541.737.4085 or

November 6: Beaver Open House, OSU Campus