Connectivity: News from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Winter 2013

Bev Brown (center) with her some of her "grandchildren,"  Adam Fargher, Tessa Marks, Brady Fry, Spencer Liverman, Josriel Pasikatan, Miguel Delgado and Bryan Barnes.
Changing Lives Through Scholarship Support

The Hal and Bev Brown Scholarship has benefited nearly 100 students in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Bev set up the scholarship to honor the memory of her late husband Hal, a 1948 graduate in electrical engineering. She delights in the opportunity to meet the students who she considers her adopted grandchildren. Read more...


Chris Chambers and Chris Scaffidi meet with Andrew Dove from National Instruments

OSU and National Instruments Partnership

What do iPods, smartphones and tablets have that everybody wants? Usability. Ease of use has made computing accessible to an increasingly broad range of users. It's a principle that National Instruments wants to bring to the users of LabVIEW, a graphical programming system for scientists and engineers. Enter Chris Scaffidi, assistant professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, who has a research goal of enabling end-users to have more control over their computational environment. Read more...


Keith Kostol punting during a football game.

Punting Under the Radar

Keith Kostol, Oregon State University's punter, was pretty surprised when he got the news that he made the team as an incoming freshman. His priority in coming to OSU was the engineering school, but he sent a tape to the football coach as an afterthought. Read more...


Nicole Phelps shows her app

App-titude: Students innovate with mobile apps

EECS students are tapping into the hot mobile app market by building their own apps. Not only have they found it to be lucrative, but students are learning valuable lessons in innovation. Read more...


Corwin Alexander and Lee Jensen

Passing of Corwin Alexander and Lee Jensen

Two highly respected former faculty members of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and long-time residents of Corvallis passed away in 2012. Both were veterans of WWII. We thank them for their contributions to the department, to the university, to electrical engineering and for their service to the nation. Read more...