As an OSU engineering student, you are already taking steps toward a rewarding career, realizing your potential and following your dreams, even if you don’t know what your future job will be. Hearing the next steps from someone who has been right where you are now can make all the difference.
Join us for this exciting ENGINEERING+ programming opportunity and learn from recent College of Engineering graduates. Each panel is based on the four main themes of the National Academy of Engineering’s “Engineering Grand Challenges.”

5 Under 5 - College of Engineering Alumni Panel - Live Webcast

Friday, Oct. 16

1 to 2 p.m. | Sustainability

Claire Cushing

Gufran Alhejji

Annika Sullivan

Tim Slama

Nico Varela

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2 to 3 p.m. | Joy of Living

Kevin Coffey

Blake Harlow

Noemie Midrez

Lauren Wallace

Kylee Mockler Martens

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3 to 4 p.m. | Health

Ranya Al-Khaledy

John Goetze

Molly Carpenter

Liam Wong

Panelist #5 Coming Soon!

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4 to 5 p.m. | Security

Reilly Collins

Jakob Walter

Dalton Hamburg

Michael Higgins

Panelist #5 Coming Soon!

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Keynote Speaker: Samantha Wallace

 

Keynote Speaker Address: Friday, October 16th, 10 a.m. 

Samantha Wallace

Samantha is currently working as a Product Engineer at Acumed, a company that produces medical device and orthopaedic solutions, in their Sustaining department. She graduated from Oregon State as a Bioengineer in 2017 and recently graduated from the University of Portland with her Masters of Biomedical Engineering.  During her undergraduate studies she participated in two internships, one at OHSU and the other at Qorvo in Bend, OR. Before joining Acumed in her current position, during her graduate studies Samantha’s master’s project consisted of developing a non-invasive and quantitative pediatric hydration monitor with two Doernbecher ER physicians that is currently being used in clinical trials. She also interned at Micro Systems Engineering/Biotronik working on spinal cord stimulation clinical studies.  As a student, Samantha was involved in a range of student organizations including BMES, SWE, CBEE student club, and she worked in the Women and Minorities in Engineering Department.

To enter the Virtual Alumni Panel and join the Keynote Speaker Address and Peer Mentor Break-Out Sessions, please join the Zoom Webinar with the link below!

 

 

 

Thank you for those who attended the Keynote Address! For those who would like to revisit the recording event, please click here:

 

Recorded Zoom Meeting

 

 

Event Emcees

Melanie Huynh, ESC VP of Development

Rose Johnson, ESC VP of Info/Comm

 

 

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OSU alumni help give you an advantage

OSU Engineering graduates are full of wisdom and eager to share their college experiences and early-career advice with you. What classes did they take? What did they do for an internship? How did they get where they are now? How did they choose their area of engineering?

In each session, hear from five dynamic College of Engineering alumni who have graduated recently. Find support for managing college life and the transition from education to industry, plus insights on internships, mentoring and job opportunities.

Lay the groundwork for your success in the classroom and beyond by attending this free opportunity.

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

OSU Alumni Association and College of Engineering


Sustainability - 1pm

Claire Cushing
Claire_Cushing

Claire is a 2017 MIME graduate who majored in energy systems engineering with minor in business & entrepreneurship.

Claire is currently a project engineer at Cascade Energy. Her role involves identifying, quantifying and verifying energy efficiency opportunities at industrial sites as a contractor for utility incentive programs. She performs analyses and data collection, writes technical reports and manages customer relationships.

 

Gufran Alhejji
Gufran Alhejji

Gufran is a 2017 industrial engineering major with a business focus. She is currently a project engineer at Honeywell Process Automation Solutions and has a number of professional certificates and trainings to her name.

 

Annika Sullivan
Annika Sullivan

Annika is a 2012 graduate with B.A. in Biochemistry, minor in environmental studies and B.S. in Civil Engineering. Annika currently works as a restoration engineer at ICF; P.E. (Civil, Water Resources) in California, Oregon and Washington, and is a certified floodplain manager; project engineer for river and wetland restoration planning, design and implementation across the West Coast.

 

Tim Slama
Tim Slama

Tim is a 2019 mechanical engineering graduate and also holds a degree in business. Currently, he is a footwear design engineer at Nike in Beaverton, Oregon. In his role at Nike, he is responsible for the design, scale and commercialization of the future of Nike Air products. Shoes that his team has recently worked on include the Air Max 270, Lebron 17, Kevin Durant 12 and VaporMax. Prior to Nike, Tim was on a seven-episode television show where contestants competed to design a golf driver for Wilson Sporting Goods. He finished second place in the competition. In his time at OSU, Tim co-founded and led the Sports Product Development Club, which is currently active. Tim's sister is a current OSU student and both of his parents are OSU alumni as well.

 

Nico Varela
Nico Varela

Nico is a 2014 mechanical engineering graduate. His current role is Mechanical Design Plant Engineer (Power Supply Engineering Services). In his role, Nico helps povide sound and cost-effective design improvements and engineering solutions to complex mechanical problems at thermal, hydro, and wind plants.

Nico also co-presented at a Water Environment Federation (WEF) conference in 2018 regarding the energy efficiency work he had done with Clean Water Services. He is currently assisting with the construction of the 'Faraday Repower' project which is a rebuild of our Faraday hydroelectric powerplant.

Joy of Living - 2 p.m.

Kevin Coffey
Kevin Coffey
Kevin is a 2016 civil engineering graduate.

He currently works as a planner - facility asset management at Walt Disney World. In his role, he is the owner's representative & project manager of design and construction projects at the Walt Disney World Resort, focusing on renovations of existing assets.

 

 

Blake Harlow
Blake Harlow
Blake is a 2015 mechanical engineering graduate with a minor in leadership. He currently works as an assistant project manager - resort development. His role is to manage the design and implementation of new resorts across the universal portfolio.

 

Noemie Midrez
Noemie Midrez
Noemie is a 2019 CBEE graduate. She majored in chemical engineering with minors in materials science, business and entrepreneurship.

She currently works at 3D Metals R&D Engineer. Her role consists of developing processes that will help optimize their printing performance and integrating new materials into their printing system.

 

Lauren Wallace
Lauren Wallace
Lauren is a 2018 chemical engineering graduate. Currently, she is an application development engineer. It is an intersectional role where she works with customers, sales and marketing team members, and operations to develop formulations and custom compounds for silicone industry applications.

Lauren has been able to work in many different roles during her first few years out of school, ranging from continuous improvement, to supervision of seventy direct reports, to product customization and development. These opportunities have given her the chance to hone in her skills as an engineer in many different ways, which in turn allowed her to become more adaptive, efficient and knowledgeable in the industry.

 

Kylee Mockler Martens
Kylee Mockler Martens
Kylee is a 2018 chemical engineering graduate with minors in international degree and Spanish.
She currently works as a facilities Ultrapure Water engineer at Intel. She is a system owner within the Ultrapure Water team, owning theor bulk chemical systems and a reclaim system within the ultrapure water treatment process.

 

Health - 3pm

Ranya Al-Khaledy
Ranya Al-Khaledy
Ranya is a 2019 graduate with majors and minors in chemical engineering, business & entrepreneurship. Ranya is currently a master's student, (chemistry - polymer science), Knight Center Graduate Internship Program (University of Oregon).

Previously intern (15 months) in global procurement at Genentech (South San Francisco). Also previously (three months) in process development at Pfizer (New York, New York).

 

John Goetze
John Goertze
John is a 2019 chemical engineering graduate. He currently works as an associate consultant at Trinity Consultants, providing air emissions modeling and permitting; multiple environmental media compliance and reporting; and noise modeling support.

Some fun facts about his work:

 

Has done site work at a gold and antimony mine

Conducted computer modeling of airplane traffic at an airport

Certified by the EPA to visually inspect air emissions and have to “re-calibrate my eyes” twice per year.

Molly Carpenter
Molly Carpenter
Molly is a 2019 graduate majoring in bioengineering and minoring in history. She is the technical development associate engineer at Genentech in south San Francisco and member of a two-year rotational program in pharma technical development. Molly's previous rotations include purification, cell culture and device development, and her current rotation is in pharmaceutical development, working on formulation development of immuno-oncology molecules.

 

Liam Wong
Liam Wong
Liam is a 2017 Honors college graduate in chemical engineering. Currently he is a 2econd year medical student at Oregon Health & Science University and a research assistant in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and in the Department of Surgical Oncology.

 

Security - 4 p.m.

Reilly Collins
Reilly Collins
Reilly is a 2017 computer science graduate with a minor in business & entrepreneurship. Currently, Reilly is a software engineer at Plixer. They provide products for network traffic analysis and security intelligence. Reilly's role focuses on the latter; specifically, working in the backend on the machine learning platform.

She volunteered at an event encouraging high schoolers to pursue STEM careers by doing an online safety and security presentation, as well as participating in a panel discussion.

 

Jakob Walter
Jakob Walter
Jakob is a 2016 honors civil engineering graduate with minor in geology. He is the senior staff engineer - McMillen Jacobs Associates, Underground Division.

Currently, he's providing engineering support services during construction for a SEM tunnel in downtown San Diego and project management for smaller ongoing design projects in the SF Bay Area. Past work has included, but is not limited to, design for infrastructure and private tunnel excavations and microtunnel applications, writing tunnel feasibility reports, and preparing geotechnical data and baseline reports for various projects.

 

Dalton Hamburg
Dalton Hamburg
Dalton is a 2018 mechanical engineering graduate. He is currently the equipment & tool engineer at Boeing, 777X airplane program. His primary duties have been focused on equipment reliability, readying assets for production, and troubleshooting equipment issues.

Dalton was an additive manufacturing rotation program participant. and is attending graduate school while working full time. At OSU, he was involved in ASME and was a COE Ambassador.

 

Michael Higgins
Michael Higgins
Michael is a 2016 mechanical engineering graduate. His current work title is: Propulsion Engineer, Conceptual Design and Flight Performance at Northrop Grumman Space Systems. In his role, Michael designs new rocket motors for space and national defense customers. optimizes rockets for different missions and orbits and develops new tools for preliminary design of solid rocket motors.

Michael was formerly the thermal analyst for the GEM 63 rocket motor, the new Atlas V Booster. He is also the co-author on JANNAF paper for an improved method of solid rocket motor internal insulation decomposition modeling and led a group of analysts in AFRL solid rocket motor modelling and simulation advancement efforts.

At OSU, Michael was involved in AIAA, ASHRAE and greek life and now lives in Salt Lake City.

 

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