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Welcome Week

Get to know your new home by participating in a variety of events ranging from the New Student Convocation to ice cream socials, BBQs and more. We're so excited for you to join us!


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Your Path Starts Here

Oregon State was founded more than 150 years ago as a land grant institution, building on the idea that everybody deserves access to an education that transforms their lives. Yours could be next.

Adapting to today’s challenges, we continue to deliver innovative, high-quality courses and programs. We put the safety and success of our community as our top priority. As Oregon’s largest university, we draw people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Our mission is constantly evolving to serve all learners.

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With over 200+ academic degree programs Oregon State has a path to the career you always wanted. Find your major.

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Committee and Committee Member Awards and Recognition

ASCE Wallace Hayward Baker Award

The Wallace Hayward Baker Award was established in the year 2000 by the Geo-Institute in recognition of the creative and innovative contributions of Wallace Hayward Baker in the field of ground modification. The award is given in recognition of ingenious innovation in the field of ground modification, particularly the resourceful development of a new technology and or the creative application of existing technology to achieve field performance not previously demonstrated. More information on the ASCE Wallace Hayward Baker Award can be found here.


2000: Alvaro Lopez-Ruis, Ph.D.
2001: Francis B. Gularte
2003: Raymond J. Krizek, Ph.D., P.E.
2004: Donald A. Bruce, Ph.D.
2005: Joseph P. Welsh, P.E.
2006: Nathaniel S. Fox, Ph.D., P.E.
2007: Reuben H. Karol, Ph.D.
2008: George A. Munfakh, Ph.D., P.E
2011: George K. Burke, P.E.
2013: James Collin, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE
2014: Rick Deschamps, Ph.D., P.E.
2015: Paul Schmall, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE
2016: George Filz, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE
2017: James D. Hussin, P.E., M.ASCE