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Engineers with soul

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

While engineers are naturally talented problem solvers, students across the nation can sometimes lose sight of what it truly means to be an engineer: to create solutions for difficult problems, and to be aware of the societal context within which these problems arise. Kendra Sharp, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, shares how Oregon State […]

Donation improves student computing

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

When the College of Engineering launched its virtual application platform last year –Citrix XenApp– thousands of engineering students gained access to specialized software (e.g., MATLAB) from the comfort of their own device. The only requirement? An Internet connection.

Johnson Intern thankful for undergraduate research experience

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Oregon State University sophomore Talia Helman received a Johnson Scholarship Fund that enabled her to work on cutting-edge research with bioengineering faculty member Joe Baio. Her experience was made possible by Peter Johnson, ’55 ChE, and his wife Rosalie, who donated $2.4 million to the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) to endow […]

Keeping Tony Platt Alive

Monday, August 6th, 2012

By Tony Platt’s family Tony Platt (Electrical Eng. ’07) passed away unexpectedly on May 21, 2012, at age 28. Tony was one of seven children raised by Mark and Kathy Platt in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He had four brothers—Mark, Danny, Nathan, and his twin, Chris—and two sisters, Emily and Betsy. We will always remember Tony […]

Alumni Couple Gives with Gratitude

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

By Lori Brandt Life has been good to OSU alumni Mike and Judy Gaulke. So when it came time to determine how they would share their good fortune, they chose the institutions that had been meaningful in their lives, and topping the list was Oregon State University. The Gaulkes have pledged $3.5 million to create […]

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