A blueprint for career success

Although Tausha Smith considers herself a “late bloomer” in terms of her educational journey, she has blossomed powerfully, graduating in June with a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering management from Oregon State University and landing her dream job at Gerding Builders in Corvallis.

“I've always been a kinesthetic learner,” Smith said. “Ten years ago, while I was working on organic farms, a friend who worked on one of the farms was into welding and building, and she suggested I might be good at it.”

Seeing the future in 3D

As an undergraduate student in electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University, Bradley Heenk and his fellow students often printed 3D parts to use in their class projects. Since many students needed custom-printed parts at the same time, Heenk saw this as opportunity to start a business and help his classmates get quality parts more quickly.

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.


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.

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).

Mentor Match

Daniel Hernandez – Oregon State University Chemical Engineering Student
Daniel Hernandez thought he would be the first member of his family to graduate from college. But his twin brother, Marcos, claimed that honor, graduating from Oregon State with a degree in chemistry last winter. Daniel, in addition to the rigors of earning a chemical engineering degree, undertook an amazing six-month internship at E. & J. Gallo Winery last year.

Foley and Moussaoui Selected as Inaugural INL Graduate Fellows

Idaho National Laboratory is the premier nuclear research lab in the country and maintains close ties with Oregon State. The selection of Oregon State graduate students Ari Foley and Musa Moussaoui as two of the inaugural class of INL Graduate Fellows promises to continue strengthening the partnership.  They will be contributing to nuclear nonproliferation and security programs as well as next-generation nuclear power technology.