Discovering a passion for clean water research

Elise Cordle’s senior year at South Albany High School ended abruptly (and three months early) with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Classes were canceled; graduation celebrations were postponed. But that didn’t thwart Cordle’s ambition to be the first in her family to attend college.

“College is something that was always talked about in my family,” Cordle said. “My parents would have attended if they’d had the opportunity, and it was something they really wanted for me.”

Heidar Rastiveis

HEIDAR RASTIVEIS, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor (Senior Research) in the Geomatics group at Oregon State University's School of Civil and Construction Engineering. He holds a B.Sc. in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Isfahan, Iran, and both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering-Photogrammetry from the University of Tehran, Iran. His doctoral research focused on automatic generation of earthquake-induced damage maps from high-resolution satellite images.

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