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Alumni and Friends


MIME Alumni and Friends: We salute you.
  Your career successes, professional achievements, and personal accomplishments make us proud – and more than that, they inspire the students following in your footsteps at Oregon State. You are their role models: They watch you putting what they're learning into practice and making a difference in the world. They look to you for guidance. And they need your help in connecting the dots between aspiration and achievement. 

Indeed, we see you as pillars of the MIME community. Your ongoing engagement enriches the School and helps sustain our long tradition of excellence. And your generous support and continuing engagement are invaluable in helping us prepare the next generation of engineering leaders. Thank you for being a part of our school – and for your interest in staying connected, getting involved, and giving back.

Featured Alumnus

The School of MIME extends our congratulations to OSU alumnus David C. Jensen, who earned his BS (2008), MS (2009), and PhD (2012) in mechanical engineering from Oregon State and is a mechanical engineering faculty member at the University of Arkansas. Photo by Russell Cothren, courtesy of the University of Arkansas.

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Alumni News

Dr. Joseph Piacenza, MSME 2012, PhD 2014, reports that he has joined the faculty at Cal State Fullerton

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Sep 4, 2015

Dr. Joseph Piacenza, MSME 2012, PhD 2014, reports that he has joined the faculty at Cal State Fullerton. Dr Piacenza is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering & Computer Science. Read full story.

Dr. Douglas L. Van Bossuyt – 2007 HBSME, HBAME (international degree program); MSME 2009; PHD ME 2012 – is entering his third year as an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Mines

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Sep 4, 2015

Dr. Douglas L. Van Bossuyt – 2007 HBSME, HBAME (international degree program); MSME 2009; PHD ME 2012 – is entering his third year as an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Mines seated in the Mechanical Engineering Department and working with the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program and Center for Space Resources. He focuses… Continue reading  Read full story.

Dr. Sarah Oman, PhD ME 2012, is currently teaching Mechanical Engineering design courses at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona

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Sep 4, 2015

Dr. Sarah Oman, PhD ME 2012, is currently teaching Mechanical Engineering design courses at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Oman was hired on to develop a brand new course for sophomore design practices and to supervise senior Capstone Design projects. Read full story.

Dr. Hoda Mehrpouyan, PhD ME 2014, has joined the Columbus State University

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Aug 4, 2015

Dr. Hoda Mehrpouyan, PhD ME 2014, has joined the Columbus State University, Computer Science faculty as an assistant professor. At Oregon State, Mehrpouyan’s PhD advisor was Prof. Irem Tumer, and her dissertation research addressed assessment and Improvement of the resilience of complex engineered systems during the early design process. Read full story.

Hall of fame: Mark D. Owen

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Feb 27, 2015

Mark Owen was an honor student and a hall of fame athlete in gymnastics as a high schooler in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from Oregon State, he joined Tektronix as a design engineer. The Portland-based company pioneered engineering tools like computer-aided design and finite element analysis, and Owen was one of the first engineers to… Continue reading  Read full story.