Curiosity leads to computer science master’s degree program

By Andrew Mobbs. Photos by Chance Saechao.

Once thinking he’d never study at a university, Daniel De León has been engaged in some deep learning for the past five years. Today he is a master’s student in computer science at Oregon State University and a GEM Fellow with a stack of internships under his belt.

“I graduated high school not focusing on any sort of schooling whatsoever,” De León said.

Promoting diversity in open-source software communities

Oregon State University associate professor of computer science Anita Sarma has been named one of 21 international recipients of the Google-sponsored Award for Innovative Research (AIR) in 2021. Debuting last year, the AIR Program aims to foster academic research in computing and technology that advocates for the needs of historically marginalized groups around the world. 

Teaching computer science concepts with Connect Four and more

Jennifer Parham-Mocello (left), assistant professor of computer science, specializes in computer science education.

Researchers at Oregon State University are taking an innovative approach to teaching computer science concepts to middle school students using tabletop games such as Connect Four and Battleship. Working in partnership with teachers and administrators at Linus Pauling Middle School in Corvallis, Oregon, the team will develop and investigate a new curriculum to teach algorithmic thinking to sixth and seventh graders.

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.

Two undergraduates spearhead scholarships to Grace Hopper Celebration

Attending the world’s largest gathering of women technologists was transformational for Stephanie Hughes, a computer science undergraduate. But it wasn’t enough for her.

“I was just one person and I wanted to make sure other women at Oregon State had that experience,” said Hughes who is the president of Oregon State’s women’s chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM-W OSU).

2017 Women in BUILD Award

BUILD Magazine announced the School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) in Oregon State University’s College of Engineering as a winner of the 2017 Women in BUILD Awards.

In announcing the awards, BUILD Magazine describes the build industry as traditionally male dominated, but in recent years’ women have come to the forefront, working hard to create innovative projects.

This is the second year BUILD Magazine coordinated the Women in BUILD awards.