On Wednesday, March 21 at 4:00pm-6:00pm, OSU faculty will host tours of the Global Formula Racing SAE and Robotics & CORIS Institute. Read below for more information or Click Here, to register for one, or both of the Tours. 


CoRIS Tour

Oregon State University is uniquely positioned to serve as the home of the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute (CoRIS). Our robotics program is recognized as one of the country’s best, where more than 25 faculty and 180 top-notch graduate students conduct cutting-edge robotics research or apply robotics applications. Reaching beyond technological development, they explore robotics and intelligent systems holistically, considering their impact on people and the potential for robots to shape the future. Our young and visionary cadre of robotics and AI faculty are unencumbered by past conventions or entrenched ways of thinking, freeing them to imagine the technical, social, ethical, and economic implications of robotics without historical constraints. And Oregon State’s collaborative culture encourages interdisciplinary research and innovation. Our early success, strong research reputation, and critical degree-granting programs cement the university’s place as a national leader in robotics and AI. CoRIS is pulling together all of those key pieces to meaningfully impact the nation and the world.

Global Formula Racing

GFR Tour

Global Formula Racing is an international cooperation between the BA Racing Team from Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg-Ravensburg (DHBW), Germany, and the Beaver Racing Team from Oregon State University (OSU), USA. The beginning of our unique global venture started in 2009. We share physical and intellectual resources by using advanced communication-technology to create two highly competitive vehicles. Design, manufacturing, and testing occur simultaneously at both schools, over 9 time zones and 8770 kilometers apart. Our supply chain management is unique in Formula Student and it adds an extra dimension to the team. The English language, the team language, is key for cross-border communication.

In the first season, 2010, we laid down a foundation for the design of the following years by building two identical race cars at both universities. This baseline has been used since 2011 to develop and build two cars – one combustion car at the OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon, USA and one electrical car at the campus of DHBW in Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

The exchange program within our team enables students to benefit from international experience and to further support a strong communication network.


Click Here, to register for one, or both of the Tours.