Computer science student beats odds, hopes to expand computer usability

Charles Hill spent 17 years in foster care, from which only a small fraction of people obtain college degrees. This fall he will start a Ph.D. program in computer science at Oregon State University.

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Private support through scholarships helps students in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to succeed.

Intricate Algae Produce Low-Cost Biosensors

Oregon State researchers advance technology in optical biosensors by integrating algae with nanoparticles to produce a sensor capable of detecting miniscule amounts of protein or other biomarkers.

Dr. Wattson: Power Inspector

Oregon State students design a power consumption monitoring system for home owners.

OSU's Answer to the High-tech Talent Shortage

Oregon State’s new online degree program in computer science for post-baccalaureate students is changing individual lives and impacting the Oregon tech industry.

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Engineering News

Walmart and The Walmart Foundation award OSU grant to help boost U.S. manufacturing

Aug 14, 2014
OSU has received one of the first seven grants from the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund created by Walmart and The Walmart Foundation to help accelerate manufacturing in the U.S.… Read full story.
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Scientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilings

Aug 12, 2014
Researchers have created a model that can explain how geckos perform some of their remarkable feats, like running on a ceiling.… Read full story.

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ChickTech Tech Show

ChickTech participants display the projects they built during a two-day workshop. The students may help create a robot, build a video game, or make a smartphone application, and are

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Faculty Profile: Mike Rosulek

Aug 18, 2014

Mike Rosulek, assistant professor of computer science, brings the area of cryptography to the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Computer science grabbed Rosulek’s imagination early on, and at the age of 7 years he was already writing a UFO adventure game. He had the advantage of growing up in a technical household. In fact,… Continue reading  Read full story.

ChickTech encourages girls to enter technology fields

Aug 18, 2014

ChickTech is hosting a workshop on Aug. 23-24 at Oregon State University to encourage high school girls to enter computing and technical fields. The event culminates with a show on Sunday, Aug. 24, that’s free and open to the public. It will be from 4:30-5:45 p.m. at the Kelley Engineering Center on the OSU campus,… Continue reading  Read full story.

Christopher Scaffidi’s First Paper Named Most Influential

Aug 4, 2014

The first peer-reviewed paper Christopher Scaffidi wrote 10 years ago has just been named the Most Influential Paper at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, (VL/HCC) in Melbourne, Australia, July 28-Aug 1. “It’s surprising because my first attempt at something usually isn’t my best …but this paper won the award because it… Continue reading  Read full story.

New Student App Has Potential to Save Lives Worldwide

Jul 22, 2014

Three Oregon State University computer science students worked with the Remcho Research Group at Oregon State to develop an iPhone application to automate the testing of enzyme slides. The biomarker detection app was developed by Kyle Cesare, Kevin Hess and Joe Runde for their senior design project. The application speeds up the process of analysis,… Continue reading  Read full story.

Oregon State’s Solar Vehicle Team Aims for a Repeat Win

Jul 16, 2014

Sweating it out in Austin, Texas this week, Oregon State University’s solar vehicle team was the first team to finish the “scrutineering” portion of the American Solar Challenge. This qualifies them to compete in the Formula Grand Sun Prix, which they won last year. The track race is a qualifier for the main event —… Continue reading  Read full story.