Turning good ideas into great iPhones

Photo courtesy of Neil Glover

Chances are high that you’re reading this on an iPhone — or at least that you have one in your back pocket. The iPhone is all in a day’s work for Neil Glover, senior engineering program manager on the iPhone System Hardware team at Apple Inc.

“What is the first thing someone touches in the morning? For hundreds of millions of people, that’s an iPhone. So, it is pretty crazy and pretty rewarding to work on something like that,” said Glover, B.S. electrical and computer engineering ’12, M.S. ’15.

Lighting, simulated

Photo by Karl Maasdam

Alfiya Orman, a master’s student in civil engineering, sees lighting as a critical aspect of architectural design. In the College of Engineering’s recently constructed Lighting Lab, Orman had access to cutting-edge tools for manipulating different aspects of light to assess its impact on built environments.

Catalyst for success

Photo courtesy of Javier Garcia-Ramirez

First-generation student Javier Garcia-Ramirez received a lot more from the Catalyst Scholars Program than he was expecting when he came to Oregon State University in 2020.

“I knew I’d be getting financial support, but the program offered opportunities beyond that, opportunities that helped me develop as a whole person,” said Garcia-Ramirez, a senior in computer science and member of the scholarship program’s inaugural cohort.