Beyond 40 Hours – Janet Knudson

Janet Knudson has volunteered at the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence in Corvallis since early 2006. Sometimes Knudson wonders if her sister Jill would still be alive today had she known about CARDV or a similar sanctuary. Jill, one of Knudson’s three older sisters, was 46 when her husband killed her in September 2005.

“You never think something like this will happen to you or anyone you know,” Knudson said. “Maybe if she’d asked for help or known that there was a safe place to go rather than staying in her house, events would have been different.”


Cole Freniere of Microway installing the NVIDIA DGX-2 system.

Oregon State University’s College of Engineering is now home to some of the most powerful university computing resources worldwide, with the acquisition of an advanced supercomputer cluster built with NVIDIA systems.

Congratulations to the MIME Class of 2019!

In June, MIME celebrated one of the largest and most diverse graduating classes in our school’s history, with over 400 undergraduates and 125 graduate students receiving degrees (according to preliminary numbers) . They join the now 200,000 Oregon State University alumni living and working around the world.

Harriet B. Nembhard, school head and Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering, addressed more than 1,200 people in attendance at the MIME Graduation Celebration on June 15.


For decades, HP, one of the most innovative  technology  companies in the world, has maintained a close relationship with Oregon State University, a connection that has benefited both institutions on multiple levels.

College of Engineering students cut their teeth during undergraduate internships at the tech giant’s  Corvallis campus and take advantage of HP-funded scholarships and programs. HP supports employees who pursue advanced degrees at Oregon State while simultaneously working for the company.

A Storied Building Earns a Well-deserved Makeover

Since 1920, Graf Hall — originally Engineering Hall — has endured as a stalwart of the College of Engineering. Over the decades, its cavernous high bay has housed materials labs, hydraulics labs, and steam and gas engine labs, all served by a 5-ton overhead crane. Using a monstrous, two-story machine nicknamed “the Nutcracker,” researchers brutally tested the strength of construction materials. Offices and smaller labs have occupied Graf’s west end and ground floor, and a radio tower once soared above the roof.

Fred J. Burgess

Thirty-five years ago, Fred J. Burgess (’50 B.S., Civil Engineering), the fifth dean of the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, told a reporter that he envisaged a telecommunications network that could break through the physical barriers of the university.

“Our [professors] could lecture to classes on other campuses as well as ours,” Burgess said, seven years before most people had heard of the World Wide Web and decades before electronic distance learning became ubiquitous.