Graduate Research Showcase

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Want to learn more about the Oregon State University College of Engineering’s far-ranging research efforts, including asking questions of those conducting the research?

The college’s sixth annual Graduate Research Showcase on Friday, Feb. 8, provides that opportunity.

Engineering graduate students will give poster presentations from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on OSU’s Corvallis campus, 725 SW 26th St. The event is free and open to the public.

During those three hours, visitors are welcome to question the students about their work, which gives them valuable opportunities to further develop their communication skills.

More than 125 students will display their research this year. Topics include: water purification, miniature electric grids, portable desalination units, atmospheric radiation detection, soft robotics and corrosion-resistant stainless steel.

“The College of Engineering at Oregon State University is on the leading edge of new ideas, research and innovation,” said Dorthe Wildenschild, associate dean of graduate studies for the college. “The Graduate Research Showcase demonstrates how our graduate students are advancing the frontiers of engineering knowledge. We encourage everyone – students, faculty, industry partners and community members –  to attend, learn and be inspired.”

Vishvas Chalishazar was named the top presenter in electrical engineering and computer science at the last two showcases. He was honored for his work protecting Portland General Electric’s grid from earthquake risk.

“My experience at Oregon State University has been nothing short of epic,” Chalishazar said. “The research environment that exists at Oregon State University is very nurturing to new researchers. Working on this project, I have learned a lot, the most important of which is how to work in a team.”    

The students at the 2019 Graduate Research Showcase will be joined by three exhibitors from industry: NuScale Power, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and SIGMADESIGN

For more information, contact Brad Canfield, outreach programs and events manager for the College of Engineering, at 541-737-7151 or

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About the OSU College of Engineering: The OSU College of Engineering is among the nation's largest and most productive engineering programs. Since 2010, the college has more than doubled its research awards to $56.8 million by emphasizing highly collaborative research that solves global problems. It is a leader in signature research areas, including precision health, clean energy, resilient infrastructure and advanced manufacturing; and targeted strategic areas, including robotics, materials research and clean water.

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