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A new dimension for 3D printing

Jim Stasiak and Professor Pallavi Dhagat meet in the Applied Magnetics Lab at Oregon State to discuss the progress of their project to print electric and magnetic devices. Photo by Hannah O'Leary.

“I have a vison of printing an entire robot that would walk off the printer,” said Pallavi Dhagat, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University and president of the IEEE Magnetics Society.

Win-Win

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.

Inventing the Invisible to Change the World

John Wager worked part time at a gas station in the early 1970s filling tanks and washing windshields, while attending high school in Southern California. One day, while fueling up, an older man asked Wager what he planned to do with his life. When Wager said he was considering a career in engineering, the man replied, “Well, you’ll most likely spend all that money going to school and then be unemployed the rest of your life.”

Clean Energy

As the United States embarks on a new era of investing in clean nuclear energy, José Reyes is a driving force behind a technology designed to make it better. He’s devoted 40 years to making nuclear power plants both safer and more efficient.

Student research showcased at alumni event

Earthquake resilience, RNA sequencing, and ambient light sensors were the topics of the award-winning presentations from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the College of Engineering Graduate Research Showcase.

The three graduate student winners earned the honor of presenting their research at the Oregon Stater Awards in Portland, where they were able to network with alumni and industry partners.

Learning the meaning of perseverance

Sharada Bose spoke to engineering students while in Oregon to receive an award from the College of Engineering.

At age 19, Sharada Bose moved from India to Corvallis, Oregon, having never been in the U.S. before. It was 1981, and she recalls being amazed at the cash registers in Fred Meyer, thinking they were computers. It was her lack of knowledge that inspired her to pursue computer science.

“I didn’t want to be in the I-don’t-know camp,” Bose said.