Dean

Transformational educational experiences

As a premier institution of higher education, the College of Engineering is leading the way in creating profession-ready graduates through transformational experiential learning opportunities.

Specifically, the College of Engineering trains a unique class of engineering students who acquire a strong technical foundation coupled with well-developed leadership skills and a broad worldview. Our students attain a breadth of knowledge in engineering fundamentals and a depth of technical expertise in a chosen discipline. They learn the value of and gain practice in clear communication and collaborative working processes. They become locally conscious, globally aware leaders who think critically and question assumptions. When they graduate, they join a community of high achievers whose collective efforts solve seemingly intractable problems, strengthen individuals and communities, and contribute to a better world.

The Undergraduate Engineering Expo is one way we prepare students for responsible citizenship and global competitiveness. Our undergraduate students will share their work through the use of models, demonstrations, and posters with industry partners, alumni, the media, prospective students, their peers, other academic institutions, and the general public. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with individual students, ask questions, and exchange ideas.

I invite you to join me at this event to experience firsthand the excitement, ingenuity, and resourcefulness of our diverse community of undergraduate students.

Scott A. Ashford
Kearney Professor and Dean
Oregon State University
College of Engineering