The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) put together a Pacific Northwest Student Conference the weekend of April 25-27 at Oregon State University. Events included a concrete canoe competition, a technical paper competition, and an engineering knowledge competition, among others.
McAlexander Fieldhouse was filled with excitement on the final day of the conference as 17 schools from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana participated in the steel bridge competition. Each team practices and then brings their skills to see who can build the lightest bridge in the least amount of time. After the bridge is complete, 2,500 pounds of weight is put on it. The bridge that fares best under the massive weight is considered the better model. University of Alaska Fairbanks came in first place while Oregon State took fourth place. The contest is a great opportunity for some friendly competition, networking, and a little showing off between civil engineers from different universities.
OSU’s academic clubs are representing us well all over the nation! Hard work is paying off, and the judges are not the only ones noticing.
The OSU Beaver Racing Baja team came in 2nd at a competition in Auburn, AL, challenging 100 teams from the United States, Canada, Mexico and India. Along with second place the Baja Racing team also earned a number of top honors, trophies, and best of all, $3250 dollars! Continue reading →
I am pleased to share with you the OSU College of Engineering’s 2011 Annual Report, which you can read by visiting engineering.oregonstate.edu/2011annualreport or clicking on the image below. I hope the stories of our exceptional people inform you of the good work we do and inspire a sense of commitment to your College of Engineering. As always, we appreciate your support.
Scott A. Ashford
Oregon State University
College of Engineering
Congratulations to our 2012 College of Engineering Oregon Stater honorees!
Each year, the College of Engineering recognizes outstanding alumni who have used their education to excel professionally and provide inspirational leadership to others. Their work has enormous benefit across Oregon State University, the State of Oregon, and beyond. In celebration of excellence and success, we will recognize this year’s honorees on Friday, February 24, at our annual Oregon Stater Awards dinner. I invite you to read about their accomplishments and impact in this awards magazine published by the Oregon Stater premier sponsor, the Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers. Continue reading →
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