Advisors help students find stability in a landscape rocked by COVID-19

In the days following March 18, the date Oregon State University announced that all courses would be conducted remotely during the spring term in response to the COVID-19 health emergency, students flooded Cassie Pitkin with emails:

Should I stay in Corvallis? Will residence halls stay open? Will international students be able to go home? Will labs be done on Zoom? Can I get financial aid if I lose my job? Will my internship be canceled?

Beavers Care Initiative helping engineering students in need

College of Engineering students at Oregon State University who are beset by financial woes caused by the COVID-19 health emergency are getting fast and crucial relief from the college’s Student Emergency Fund.

The fund is part of the Beavers Care Initiative, which was created in partnership by the OSU Foundation and the university to raise money to help students meet their basic needs and stay on track to graduate.

Professor Emeritus Jose Reyes elected to National Academy of Engineering

Jose Reyes, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at Oregon State University and founder of NuScale Power, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Reyes, on the faculty of OSU’s College of Engineering for 30 years, was one of 99 new members elected this year, each one of the world’s most accomplished engineers.