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Inspiring the next generation of engineering students

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

by Dr. Cynthia Leonard, Benton Day Camp Director Eight engineering graduate students volunteered time this summer to work with 160 Girl Scouts ranging from grades 1-12 at Benton Day Camp. The students did an incredible job conducting a water siphoning activity, and were engaging, funny, patient, and very prepared, adapting the concepts and teaching strategies to the appropriate […]

Graduate students attend Global Summit of Women

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

By Krista Klinkhammer Three engineering graduate students and Kendra Sharp, professor of mechanical engineering, recently accompanied Richard ’69 and Gretchen ’69 Evans to the 2016 Global Summit of Women in Warsaw, Poland. They were among 1,000 women from 75 countries, and many government and industry leaders, including CEOs and former heads of state. The three […]

Stemming the flow: Students identify costly stormwater intrusion in Corvallis sewers system

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

By Steve Frandzel By analyzing average daily water flow rates through the Corvallis sewer system and the length of time that pumping stations operated, Mathew Palmer and his Expo project team determined that large volumes of excess water is infiltrating the system through cracks and fissures in underground pipes. “Whenever it rains a lot, water […]

Finding the right angle to improve solar panel efficiency

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

By Steve Frandzel Corbin Moser’s Expo team was tasked by EarthCruiser USA in Bend, Oregon, to increase the efficiency of solar panels mounted on the company’s all-terrain expedition vehicles. EarthCruiser vehicles are designed to be self-sufficient during long-term travel in remote locations. They rely on solar panels coupled with batteries for power when parked, and […]

A river runs over it: Students propose a ford to alleviate eastern Oregon flooding

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

By Steve Frandzel After major rainstorms, Pine Creek outside of Halfway, Oregon, floods surrounding farmland and threatens nearby homesteads and sewage holding lagoons. Will Dickman and his fellow Expo team members considered several possible solutions to mitigate the flooding and presented their recommendations to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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