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Charles and Mary Beth Hill

Computer science student beats odds, hopes to expand computer usability
The odds were stacked against Charles Hill ever receiving a computer science degree from Oregon State University. Hill spent 17 years in foster care, from which only a small fraction of people obtain college degrees.

 

Anna Koch

Anna Koch Receives Prestigious Power Award
When Anna Koch started college she was determined that she would not be an electrical engineer. Four years later, she has received the prestigious Institute of Electrical Engineering (IEEE) scholarship in power and energy engineering.

 

Keaton Scheible

Guided by Garmin
Top electrical and computer engineering student, Keaton Scheible, took his time getting around to college. Keaton spent a good part his first year after high school pursuing his love of music as a bass guitar player in a rock band.

 

Nicole Phelps

App Happy
Nicole Phelps did not expect to love computer science, but a job developing mobile applications at Oregon State got her hooked, and it’s turned into passion that has propelled her into a career while she is still finishing her degree.

 

Matt Staten talks about his experience in the online degree program.

Matt Staten: Computer Science Online Degree Student  (video)
Matt Staten's first degree was in anthropology, and he struggled to find a job. In just one year he completed the online computer science degree program for post-bacc students and got a job before he even graduated.

 

NAV 200 Team

 

MetroSwift Team

Two OSU Teams Invited to Compete at the Cornell Cup
Two Oregon State teams were invited to compete at the Cornell Cup, presented by Intel. Only thirty teams were selected for the national engineering competition that features Intel hardware.

 

Nick Alto

Two Sides of Nick Alto
Art captured Nick Alto’s attention before the Oregon State computer science major ever thought about programming. Graffiti art was what really pulled him in.

 

LivFly team

OSU students make an impression at Portland Startup Weekend
In one crazy weekend — 54 hours to be exact — 11 new startup businesses were developed. Three Oregon State computer science students sacrificed sleep to test their entrepreneurial skills at the Portland Startup Weekend on April 26-28, 2013. One student had her idea selected for further development, and two students were part of the overall winning team.

 

Godfrey Yeung

Aspiring App Developers Compete in Hackathon
Having trouble managing your time? Need to know if a pineapple is ripe? There’s an app for that. These useful apps were developed by Oregon State University students participating in a mobile application competition called the App Hackathon.

 

Rich Meier

Full of Energy
Focused but far from one-dimensional, Rich Meier chose engineering to be his main priority of his varied interests and talents. Even though he had scholarship offers to play football at other colleges, he didn't think twice about coming to Oregon State for the engineering program.

 

Keith Kostol

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. It earned him an invitation to visit spring practice to meet with special teams coach Bruce Read.

 

Cera Olson

Focus and Dedication
For most people being a student in ECE and an Army ROTC cadet would keep them plenty busy, but Cera Olson is also an academic peer advisor in the School of EECS, the president of the OSU Event Team, the vice president of OSU chapter of the Society for American Military Engineers, and the operations officer for her ROTC Battalion which means she arranges all of their activities.

 

Miguel Delgado

A better future
Education and opportunities are what Miguel Delgado’s parents did not have for themselves, but knew they wanted for their two young sons.

 

Marcos Zavala

Living the American Dream
My parents have sacrificed a lot for me to be where I am today — a student at Oregon State University majoring in computer science. I am still in the process of meeting my educational goals but wouldn’t have made it this far along if it weren’t for their support and the scholarships that I have received.

 

Privly team

Graduate Students Aim to Protect Internet Privacy
Balaji Athreya, Sean McGregor and Jesse Hostetler, all graduate students at Oregon State University, are working to protect your privacy and security on the Internet.

 

Justin Goins

Please Play Me
Who would have thought that a piano would be the deciding factor in a student’s decision on which university to attend? Yet, that’s what did it for Justin Goins when he sat down to play the piano in the Kelley Engineering Center atrium.

 

Hannah Adams

Anything but Typical
Hannah Adams looks like a typical college student, but she’s anything but typical. At age 23 and in her fourth year of college, she’s a junior majoring in computer science.

 

Nadia Payet

Persistence and Perseverance for a PhD
Nadia Payet has had a long journey — literally and figuratively — to graduation. Payet is a native of Réunion, a tiny French island in the Indian Ocean, more than 10,000 miles and two days of travel away from Corvallis. And her journey to graduation has taken a few twists and turns along the way.

 

Brandi Coker

Giving Back
ECE junior Brandi Coker is clear evidence that the school’s peer mentoring program works. She enjoys being a mentor and likes passing on the knowledge that was handed to her by her mentors.

 

Timmy Perston

The Ultimate Experience
Timmy Perston is one busy guy. A fifth-year student majoring in electrical and computer engineering, Perston finds time between his classes and studying to be a professional and collegiate ultimate Frisbee player.

 

Andrew Atkinson

Of Computer Science and Theatre
Throughout high school, Andrew Atkinson had quite diverse interests. Music. Acting. Engineering. Sports. When it came time to think about college, he applied to a wide range of schools that were known for engineering. Or theatre. Or music.

 

Kyle Rector

Student Earns Not One, But Two Prestigious Awards
Kyle Rector, a senior double majoring in computer science and electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and an Anita Borg Google Memorial Scholarship. Rector, who will graduate in June, has been accepted at University of Washington (UW) where she will pursue a PhD in computer science.

 

Allen Waters

Getting Fired Up
Allen Waters, one of several men on the OSU cheer squad, just happens to be an electrical and computer engineering student. So how did such a successful engineering student become a cheerleader, traveling all over the country supporting Beaver athletics?

 

Ellen and Ben Porter

Creating Their Own Paths
Although Ben and Ellen Porter may seem like polar opposites, they’re actually brother and sister — two siblings who are making a great impact on OSU’s School of EECS.

 

Ryan Albright

Community Building 101
Whether it’s designing robots to tread on other planets or helping incoming students adjust to college life, Ryan Albright has already had a pretty interesting ride at OSU.