We are very excited to open enrollment for our undergraduate humanitarian engineering minor! With the approval of the minor, we are expanding our new course offerings in Humanitarian Engineering, Science and Technology with several new courses on Engineering for Global Health Solutions, Household Energy in Guatemala, and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Case Studies coming up in Spring and Summer 2016.
We have announced our new class of Evans Family Fellows. These students represent a broad cross-section of interests and disciplines across engineering, including resilience to earthquakes, water resources, microgrids, and appropriate technology solutions for local income-generating opportunities. Each fellow has received funding towards a graduate stipend and/or travel to support her humanitarian engineering-related project.
OSU GO presents Household Energy in Guatemala: Technology, Environment, & Society
Dr. Kendra Sharp was selected as the "On Point Faculty of the Game" for the Beaver Football game against UCLA on November 7, 2015 in Reser Stadium. Despite the rain and the loss, this provided a nice opportunity to feature the program on the OSU Jumbotron.
The International Development Innovation Network (IDIN.org) has awarded a microgrant to our partner organization, TERREWODE , to help purchase materials and supplies for a pilot soap-making project intended to help obstetric fistula survivors, survivors' groups, and TERREWODE earn funds to help support themselves and their efforts towards fistula prevention and treatment.
The Evans Family Fund for Humanitarian Engineering has been established “to support graduate student fellowships and travel. The fellowships are to be awarded with preference to women, as part of the College's commitment to gender equity, and/or students who are working on research topics associated with developing economies within the broader topic of humanitarian engineering.”
The next deadline is October 25, 2015. Application instructions follow:
The Willamette Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers is delighted to host Dr. Kendra Sharp to kick-off our new programs year. You won’t want to miss this inspiring presentation that will challenge your view of how engineers can truly impact the world.
When: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 5:30PM – 6:00PM Refreshments, 6:00PM - 7:00PM presentation.
Where: The Forum in the LiNC Building, OSU
An Oregon State alumni couple made a $1.5 million gift, creating one of the only endowed professorships in this emerging field. The first Richard and Gretchen Evans Professor in Humanitarian Engineering is mechanical engineering professor Kendra Sharp, who directs the program.
OSU graduates are investing in humanitarian engineering. Read more here.