About the OSU College of Engineering: The college is a global leader in health-related engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, advanced manufacturing, clean water and energy, materials science, computing and resilient infrastructure. Among the nation’s largest and most productive engineering programs, the college awards more bachelor’s degrees in computer science than any other institution in the United States. The college ranks second nationally among land grant universities, and third among the nation’s 94 public R1 universities, for percentage of tenured or tenure-track engineering faculty who are women.


Oregon State researchers, veterans’ home explore ways to enhance residents’ health with robots

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers are partnering with the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home in Lebanon, Oregon, on a federally funded project to see if robots can improve residents’ health and wellness by engaging them in physical and mental exercise.

Oregon State researchers develop computer model to predict whether a pesticide will harm bees

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to help protect bees from pesticides.

Oregon State University part of $8M federal effort to improve electric grid operation

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is part of an $8 million Department of Energy effort to update and improve the operation of the nation’s hydroelectric generation systems, many of which are roughly a century old.

Low-carbon cement tested at Oregon State approved for California highway projects

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Caltrans, the agency responsible for more than 50,000 miles of highways and freeways in California, has approved the use of low-carbon cement following testing by the Oregon State University College of Engineering.

New computer model is a key step toward low-temperature preservation of 3D tissues, organs

Medical science is a key step closer to the cryopreservation of brain slices used in neurological research, pancreatic cells for the treatment of diabetes and even whole organs thanks to a new computer model that predicts how tissue’s size will change during the preservation process.

Oregon State University part of $20M effort to develop artificial intelligence for agriculture

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Thirteen researchers from the Oregon State University College of Engineering are part of a $20 million federal effort, known as the AgAID Institute, to develop artificial intelligence to tackle mounting agricultural challenges such as diminishing water and labor supplies, weather variations and climate change.

Oregon State University part of $20M effort to develop AI to help elderly live at home

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A team of researchers including Oregon State University’s Kagan Tumer, director of the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute, has received a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build intelligent systems that help people as they grow old.

First Latina in space to deliver keynote at Engineering Virtual Expo 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina to journey to space and the former director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, will deliver the keynote lecture next month at Engineering Virtual Expo 2021, an event organized by the Oregon State University College of Engineering that showcases undergraduate student design projects.

Rice provost, native Haitian to speak on race, inequities and devastating 2010 earthquake

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Reginald DesRoches, provost of Rice University and a native Haitian, will present this year’s College of Engineering Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, “The 2020 Haiti Earthquake: A Story of History, Race, Inequities, and Natural Hazards.”

Three from OSU College of Engineering win prestigious award from National Science Foundation

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Three early-career faculty in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have received prestigious National Science Foundation grants, one for studying the use of mass timber for building construction, another for researching the safe production of hydrogen gas from seawater, and the third for improving the species distribution models used by ecologists and natural resource managers.