Our mission is to cultivate science and engineering-based solutions that provide access to basic human needs, enhance lifequality, and advance the level of community resilience in the local and global community.
The Humanitatian Engineering program at Oregon State University focuses on: education, service learning models, academic research and local/global research. To hear from our students, check out our blog. Follow our facebook page for the most current information about the program and related opportunities!
850 student-days of research, coursework or project work in developing countries
58+ students supported in international travel
28 graduate fellowships awarded to students from 14+ different faculty advisors (sponsoring travel to 15 different countries)
14 student participants in international conferences
2,200+ students reached through presentations about humanitarian engineering
1,200+ people reached through presentations for public, alumni
12 international-themed graduate research topics studied
3 Peace Corps Master’s International Students mentored
16 international senior capstone project teams mentored
9 faculty teaching/co-teaching a humanitarian engineering, science and technology (HEST) course
8 HEST courses (201, 310, 320, 411/511, 412/512, 241/541, 242/542, 444/544)
2 Engineers Without Borders projects mentored as faculty co-adviser
4 interdisciplinary/dual graduate degrees awarded
12+ international partner NGOs
3 international social enterprise partners
25+ funded international visiting exchange scholars at OSU (graduate students)
~70% women and underrepresented engineering students in HEST courses, projects, and fellowship programs
Our undergraduate minor program in humanitarian engineering is open for enrollment! For more information, or to enroll, contact the College of Engineering's Office of Student Services, 114 Johnson Hall, 541-737-5236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate students from disciplines across campus can participate in the humanitarian engineering program by pursuing research with affiliated faculty, enrolling in HEST courses, and taking advantage of dedicated fellowship (Evans fellowship) and co-curricular opportunities such as seminar speakers or workshops.