Oregon State University: College of Engineering Majors Video


My name is Faisal Albassam, and I came from Saudi Arabia specifically to study Industrial Engineering at OSU. Industrial Engineers are efficiency experts, with skill sets in statistical analysis, interpersonal communication, design, planning and problem solving. You’ll find Industrial Engineers
implementing processes to decrease wait time in emergency rooms, designing
DisneyLand’s fast-passes, and customizing flight deck controls to
improve pilot performance. Industrial Engineers often work closely with Manufacturing Engineers. Manufacturing Engineers focus on systems for the production of high-quality, economically competitive products. They utilize computer networks, robots, machine tools, and specialized equipment in the manufacturing setting. Manufacturing Engineers can help companies save money and provide higher quality products by identifying the most cost-effective methods of handling materials and identifying the most efficient layout for a facility. Mechanical Engineers design and create products and processes that advance society and improve people’s lives. Mechanical Engineers build cars, satellites, and space stations. They develop new materials for medical products and sports equipment, and design wind turbines to generate renewable energy. One of OSU’s newest majors is Energy Systems Engineering. Energy Systems Engineers work to improve energy storage and distribution systems by increasing efficiency and assessing
the environmental impact of energy systems. You can find Energy Systems
Engineers managing a wind turbine farm evaluating the viability of new solar power installations and overseeing the production of fuel-cell technologies. Hi, my name is Chinweike Eseonu, I am an assistant professor in Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. I do research in process
improvement, healthcare, in manufacturing settings and I also do research in technology policy. I always tell people that this department is one of the most versatile across the engineering disciplines. Because it is one of the only ones in which you can actually learn to design products, learn to make those products and learn how to optimize processes. My research focuses on the Industrial side of things. Industrial and Manufacturing. I look at process improvement through lean manufacturing for example. I
like this because the actually helps companies reduce the cost of production. In
healthcare it helps get patients to doctors faster. It’s one of
those things that you can actually see your
work being applied to people’s lives and you can actually see improvements
straightaway so it’s actually a very exciting area of study and research and I enjoy it. Hi, my name is Brynn Livesay. I am a
senior majoring in Chemical Engineering here at Oregon State and I’m going to tell you a little bit
about the three majors in our school of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. All three of these majors take the
sciences of chemistry and biology along with engineering principles the solve real-world problems. Chemical Engineers use their skills to convert raw materials into useful products. They can create electronics, biofuels, synthetic fibers, medicines, and medical devices. You can find Chemical Engineers developing renewable energy systems using solar panels and biofuels, creating new biodegradable plastics, and designing systems to reduce global warming. Bioengineers design products and
processes in biotechnology industries. Bioengineers develop pharmaceuticals and drug delivery devices. They also designed biomedical devices
and diagnostics construct tissues for use in implants, and design processes to produce new food products that use enzymes and living cells. Like Chemical and Bioengineers,
Environmental Engineers also combine science and engineering concepts in
their worked to protect the quality of our land, water, and air. Environmental Engineers design
facilities to treat drinking water, storm water, and waste water. They developed innovative ways to clean
up hazardous waste site and monitor pollution. Environmental Engineers can also
design processes that breakdown waste using living systems or chemical
processes. Hello I’m Greg Herman. I am an associate
professor in Chemical Engineering. My area of research is related to the
manufacturing of solar cells. We develop new materials and processes for environmentally sustainable solar cells. A student coming into this group, to Chemical Engineering, would be involved with making new materials, developing the
processes of making new materials as well as learning how to characterize these. Ultimately, using the materials they developed in making a solar cell. Ecological Engineering is another
science based engineering major. My name is Randi Mendes and I came from
California specifically to study Ecological Engineering here at Oregon State
University. Ecological Engineers design sustainable
systems that integrate human activities with the natural environment. They use ecology as a fundamental design standard to solve environmental problems. You’ll find ecological engineers restoring ecosystems and rivers or designing systems to reduce pollutants. Another aspect of Ecological Engineering
is the design and management of wetlands and marshlands. Hi I’m John Selker. I am a professor in the
department of Biological and Ecological Engineering. I want to talk to you today about our program in Ecological Engineering for undergraduates. Here students get a rigorous background in engineering topics and use those courses to design ecological systems. Those would be
systems were people and the environment come together. We work on problems like rivers, but also wastewater treatment facilities
and industrial sites were their trying to make more sustainable engagement with their
environment. Hi, my name is Hannah Adams and I’m a
senior in Computer Science at Oregon State University. Computer Scientists use creativity and
logic to create computer programs to solve human problems. Student studying computer science can
specialize in software engineering, graphics and visualization, artificial intelligence, human-computer
interaction, networking, robotics and bioinformatics. You’ll find Computer Scientists
inventing special effects and animation for movies and video games, and saving
lives by writing software used in ultrasounds, MRIs, and CAT scans. While Computer Scientists study software,
Electrical and Computer Engineers focus on hardware. They design, build, market, and support electronic products and computer hardware as well as developing new technologies
to refine existing systems. Electrical and Computer Engineers can
create peacemakers for heart patients, build a mars rover, or develop wind,
wave, and solar energy systems. Because these principles can be applied in so many different ways, Computer Scientists and Electrical and Computer Engineers get to collaborate with professionals in a variety of disciplines like science, healthcare, and business. Hi, I’m Ted Brekken, I’m a professor of Electrical Engineering. Electrical Engineering is a very large and
diverse field. If a product or device has batteries, runs on
fuel, or is plugged in, an Electrical Engineer is involved in the design and
operation of it. My area of specialty is in Energy
Systems, which is in the study of large-scale power production, transmission
and distribution. I study wind and other renewable power source integration. My typical research activities involve writing code, deriving and developing mathematical models, running computer
simulations, and building and testing hardware. If you have an interest in Electrical Engineering and usage, sustainability or renewable energy, Electrical Engineering is one of the
best fields to study. My name is Eric Sieg. I’m a sophomore majoring in Civil
Engineering and I want to tell you a little bit about Civil and Construction
Engineering Management. Civil Engineering involves the planning,
design, and construction of the buildings, highways, bridges, and infrastructures we
use everyday. The work of Civil Engineers has a
significant impact on the human well-being as they improve tsunami detection and evacuation plans, and incorporate earthquake preparedness into their design. Construction Engineering Management blends engineering and construction knowledge with business practices to efficiently manage major engineering projects. Construction Engineers plan, schedule, and coordinate construction activities making construction safer, faster, and more economical. They also work with engineers and architects to build green sustainable buildings. Hello, I’m Kate Hunter-Zaworski, associate professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the National Center for Accessible
Transportation. With me today is Ted, he is a crash
test dummy that participates on many of our research projects. You’ve already heard that Civil Engineers really design a lot of infrastructure, and work with Construction Engineering
Management to make sure that we can build it. I work in the area of transportation
which is vital for the national welfare of our country. But in a
particular area, and that is making sure that our transportation systems are
accessible for people with disabilities. Civil Engineering is a wonderful opportunity because we at the end of
the day protect you, the public to make sure that your environment is as safe is it can be. Hello, my name is Kristen Tremaine, and I’m a junior studying Radiation Health Physics. Radiation Health Physics is the study of
radiation and the methods used to protect people and the environment from
radioactive hazards. We also explore options for the beneficial use of radiation and radioactive materials. Radiation Health Physicists manage safety programs at nuclear plants and hospitals, and develop programs to help protect people from excess radiation exposure. They also study the effects of radiation on biological and environmental systems. Oregon State University is one of the only 12 universities in the United States to house a nuclear reactor, so this is a great place to study
Nuclear Engineering. Nuclear Engineers create designs for new
safer reactors as well as strategies for recycling nuclear fuel. Technologies developed by nuclear engineers can be seen as close as your local hospital and as far away as deep
space satellite. Hi, I’m Wade Marcum, I’m an assistant professor in the department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics. My area of research lies within thermal
hydraulics and reactor safety. As a student you’ll find yourself
focusing on topics such as nuclear systems design, radiation transport, Radiation Health Physics topics such as detection and dose and from a research side, a lot of
students tend to drift into reactor safety, thermal hydraulics, and environmental impacts of radiation.

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