From the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, this is "Engineering Out Loud" — a podcast telling the stories of how our research and innovation here are helping change the world out there.

Season Eight: Health and Safety

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Season 8, Episode 2: Safer solutions for the national truck parking crisis

Ever wonder why so many truckers park their rigs on highway off-ramps, in retail store parking lots and at other odd locations? It’s not their first choice, and it’s not the safest choice either, but sometimes it’s their only choice. Research by Sal Hernandez reveals that the national truck parking shortage takes an enormous toll on people and commerce.

Truckers who struggle to find safe and adequate parking put themselves and the public at risk. Sal Hernandez is looking for solutions to the nationwide truck parking shortage.

Truckers who struggle to find safe and adequate parking put themselves and the public at risk. Sal Hernandez is looking for solutions to the nationwide truck parking shortage.
 

Season 8, Episode 1: Making a medical isotope used by millions

How can we support nuclear medicine efforts that help more than 40,000 people in the U.S. everyday? Researchers at the Oregon State University College of Engineering have developed a way to produce the much-needed radioisotope technetium-99m using small research reactors like the one here at the university.

Steve Reese (right), Radiation Center director and associate professor in the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering, works on top of the Oregon State TRIGA reactor with graduate student Griffen Latimer. The reactor is used to make an important medical isotope.

Steve Reese (right), Radiation Center director and associate professor in the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering, works on top of the Oregon State TRIGA reactor with graduate student Griffen Latimer. The reactor is used to make an important medical isotope.
 


Season Seven: Clean Water

Season Six: Student Research

Season Five: Partners in Research II

Season Four: Partners in Research

Season Three: Environmental and Human Health

Season Two: Engineering for Inclusivity

Season One: Data Science and Engineering

 

The Team

"Engineering Out Loud" is produced and hosted by Steve Frandzel, Keith Hautala, Krista Klinkhammer, Jens Odegaard, Rachel Robertson, and Owen Perry. Visuals and marketing by Johanna Carson and Gale Sumida. Audio editing is provided by Molly Aton. Artwork and graphic design by Jack Forkey. Additional support is provided by Megan Kilgore.

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