The Oregon State University campus swelled as thousands of students moved into residence halls last week. Steven Ruzicka, a freshman in the College of Engineering, was one of those students. He moved into Wilson Hall in preparation for his first year at Oregon State.
As a young child, Ryan Rogers found inspiration under the hood of the family car working alongside his father, an experienced mechanic. He realized that he possessed a knack not just for figuring out how things worked, but for figuring out how to make things work better. This ability brought the 18-year-old Eugene native to Oregon State University this fall as a first-year engineering student.
Rogers was searching online for scholarships when he learned about one of the largest programs in the country, the Buick Achievers Scholarship, funded by the General Motors Foundation. He applied, and won the prestigious Buick Achievers National Scholarship. Awarded to only 100 students across the country, the $25,000 annual scholarship is aimed at promising engineering students. His winning essay focused on his interest in alternative energy and discovering more sustainable power sources. Continue reading
The Global Formula Racing (GFR) team proved their engineering prowess once again. A partnership between Oregon State University and the DHBW-Ravensburg in Germany, the GFR team was crowned the combustion champions of Formula Student Germany at the Hockenheimring this last weekend. Roughly 4,000 people turned out to watch the endurance race, with another 15,000 watching the online video feed in real time.
In short, GFR dominated in what is considered the most competitive formula student event in Europe. This is on top of the team’s unprecedented, three-time national championship win. Go Beaver Engineering! More…
Are you an incoming first-year student, getting prepared to start your journey as an engineering major? Here are some helpful tips and insights from a recent chemical engineering graduate!
Q: What would you tell incoming first-year students about the engineering program (in general)?
A: In general, the engineering program is challenging but very rewarding and keeps you engaged. Continue reading
Last week, a crowd of 65 high school students gathered at Oregon State University to participate in the Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (SESEY) program, ending Friday with a poster exhibition of their work. Many participants were young women and underrepresented students who were given an opportunity to discover and embrace science and engineering as a viable career path. By working with undergraduate and graduate students at Oregon State, SESEY students explored real-life research and gained hands-on experience. Continue reading