Last week, a crowd of 65 high school students gathered at Oregon State University to participate in the Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (SESEY) program, ending Friday with a poster exhibition of their work. Many participants were young women and underrepresented students who were given an opportunity to discover and embrace science and engineering as a viable career path. By working with undergraduate and graduate students at Oregon State, SESEY students explored real-life research and gained hands-on experience. Continue reading
The Drive to Win
Solar Vehicle Team Pulls Together for a First Place Victory
The Solar Vehicle Team at Oregon State has just returned from Texas with a victory in the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix, but it has been a long road of effort and endurance to capture this 193 lap win.
Founded in 2005 by Kat Han and Hai-Yue Han, the Solar Vehicle Team (SVT) entered their first race in 2008 with no experience and without seeing another car. Through extensive trial and error, and learning from what they saw of other teams’ problems and solutions, the SVT improved their electrical system and continued their test drives. Continue reading
Congratulations to Alexandria Moseley, a recent graduate who made the Society of Manufacturing Engineers 30 Under 30 list! With a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and another in manufacturing engineering, Alexandria distinguished herself as a student leader and role model. She was chair of her SME student chapter, an Oregon State Engineering Ambassador, and, at various times, a research or teaching assistant. In addition, she participated in the competitive MECOP program, which places high-achieving students into two, six-month industry internships. As a result of her dedication and academic contributions, she was recognized as one of the 15 New Faces of Engineering (College Edition) by National Engineers Week 2012.
We are proud of Alexandria and wish her luck as she pursues a master’s degree in engineering management at Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen. To read more, visit the SME website.
–Abby P. Metzger
NuScale Power, LLC, announced today the launching of the Western Initiative for Nuclear (WIN) —a broad, multi-western state collaboration — to study the demonstration and deployment of a multi-module NuScale Small Modular Reactor (SMR) plant at a site like the Idaho National Laboratory location that would be operational by 2024. NuScale, which grew out of Oregon State technology, announced the WIN initiative following the Western Governors’ Association annual meeting held in Park City, Utah, this past weekend.
–Source: NuScale press release