When a massive chemical spill contaminated West Virginia’s Elk River in January, up to 300,000 residents were without access to potable water. Officials began lifting the ban on using tap water only a few days later, citing lowered concentrations of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM), the licorice-smelling chemical used in the separation and cleaning of coal products. Continue reading
Alexandria Moseley knows how to dream big. It might be just who she is, or it might be because of something the internship manager at Welch Allyn told her: if she can achieve her five-year plan on her own, she isn’t thinking big enough. Continue reading
Congratulations to David Hurwitz, an assistant professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering, for receiving the prestigious ASCE ExCEEd (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. Hurwitz was selected from a large pool of highly talented candidates and will be presented with a plaque during the ASEE Annual Conference in June in Indianapolis, IN. Continue reading
Robert Plascencia, a junior studying Electrical and Computer Engineering and minoring in Business and Entrepreneurship, recently fulfilled his high school dream of traveling the world. In order to gain cross-cultural experience, and heighten his German language skills, Plascencia studied abroad in Berlin, Germany through AHA at the Freie Universität Berlin during Summer 2013. Read more about his experience abroad.
A team of students in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) collaborated with the Oregon State University Libraries and Press to design a mobile library outreach cart. With features that include a power station, lockable Plexiglas doors, laminate top, and waterproof design, the presentation station allows the library and OSU Press to participate in additional outreach and engagement activities. Continue reading