Powered by the Sun, But Off to a Slow Start
It’s a sweltering Texas summer day in late June, and here at the Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 race track in Austin, the stands are empty. In the Oregon State pit, there’s plenty of clinking and clanking to get the car back on the track. Some parts inevitably break, others overheat. A few years ago, the team actually had their solar car catch on fire as it was getting ready to drive in a parade. This year they’re back with a new car, aptly named The Phoenix. For the next three days, they’ll drive it over 600 miles. NPR News

Emma Brazell: Interview with solar car team elicits excitement
Over these last few days I have been thrown into some pretty interesting situations. On my second of camp, I went straight to da Vinci Days, where my partner, Andreea, and I were to interview the Solar Vehicle Team here at Oregon State University. When I saw the solar team’s racing car, the Phoenix, I was blown away. I love technology, I adore engineering teams like this, and I felt right at home when I saw it. Such beauty and elegance. The Oregonian

Here’s why Mozilla picked Portland to open its first offices outside Silicon Valley
Some of Mozilla’s first employees came from Portland’s large open source ecosystem — many from Oregon State University’s Open Source lab — and the city has been an integral part of the company’s success from the very first days. “We continue to be excited by Portland’s hotbed of open source talent, community, and our peer technology companies,” Chief Financial Officer Jim Cook told us. GeekWire

STEM on Tektronix agenda
This month, Tektronix announced a $75,000 donation to engineering programs at Oregon State University. This donation is earmarked to fund hands-on engineering projects for the University's Creative Collaboratory (modeled after the MIT lab), SAE vehicle teams, and solar car challenge (see Figure). Dr. Kevin J. Ilcisin, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Tektronix, talks about the company’s commitment to assist with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and how that might fit into the future of engineering. EE Times


Oregon State University gives students a hefty return for their tuition dollars
Oregon State University offers the best "return on investment" of any Oregon university with yearly tuition below $10,000 -- and ranks in the top 50 universities nationally for ROI -- in part because its graduates earn such high salaries, a new ranking says. The Oregonian


ChickTech: Problem Storming for Nonprofits
Friday, August 16, 2013 at 6:30 PM - Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Thetus, 34 Northwest 1st Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Let's use our skills to make our community a better place for women and girls! Are you a woman interested in brainstorming and creating solutions for a nonprofit?  We're bringing in nonprofits who are focused on women and girls (or issues that women and girls struggle with) who have something that they've been struggling with...and our goal is to have a viable solution for each of them by the end of the weekend! Details


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