V John Mathews
Message from Professor V John Mathews, School Head

I am happy to share with you the winter issue of Ingenuity which is focused on partnerships. The School of EECS would not be what it is today without collaborations with industry, other universities, alumni and other colleges on the Oregon State campus. In this issue we are highlighting a few of the recent partnerships that are helping to advance research and bring innovative education to our students. Please enjoy and tell us what you think!

Research lab
Pushing the boundaries of speed

Research at Oregon State University got a huge boost through an equipment donation from Tektronix that is enabling new innovations in the area of integrated electronics More ...

Alan Wang
Small devices for big impacts

Alan Wang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is part of a team of six researchers from across the nation that received a five-year grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to advance technologies to reduce energy consumption of optoelectronic devices More ...

Mentoring profession-ready students

Three years ago, Noah Hoffman had an inspiration for a wearable silent alarm clock that uses temperature change to wake up the user. The trouble was he lacked the tools and guidance to make it a reality until he became a student at Oregon State University. More ...

Sharada Bose
Learning the meaning of perseverance

At age 19, Sharada Bose moved from India to Corvallis, Oregon, having never been in the U.S. before. It was 1981, and she recalls being amazed at the cash registers in Fred Meyer, thinking they were computers. It was her lack of knowledge that inspired her to pursue computer science. "I didn’t want to be in the I-don’t-know camp," Bose said. More ...


 NEW! Podcast and videos:

  • The College of Engineering at Oregon State University launched the second season of Engineering Out Loud, a podcast telling the stories of how our research, faculty, and students are working to create a better future. Distinguished Professor Margaret Burnett and alumnus Kyle Rector are featured in the first episode of this season on Engineering for Inclusivity.
  • Watch the EECS Minute! One-minute videos that show a slice of life in EECS including a spotlight on ECE student Megan McCormick.


  • EECS has a new computer science M.S. track in software innovation designed to prepare students for a future career as a system designers and software architects. This two-year program is hands-on, immersive, and focused on inventing new kinds of software. Learn more.
  • The EECS Graduate Student Women's Group is looking to connect with OSU EECS alumna to serve as mentors. Please contact Phylicia Cicilio if you are interested in joining.
  • Tell us what you are up to! We are adding a new section to Ingenuity for class notes. If you are OSU EECS alumni you can send us your information through the class notes webform.


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