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University of Portland’s Shiley School of Engineering ranked 29th in nation by U.S. News & World Report

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Shiley School of Engineering was ranked 29th nationally in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Engineering rankings.

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University of Portland receives $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to foster systematic instructional change in STEM education

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The University of Portland has received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve teaching environments for undergraduate students in STEM classes by increasing student-centered, evidence-based learning methodologies.

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$25,000 Esco Foundation grant advances University of Portland innovation initiatives

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The University of Portland has received a $25,000 grant from the Esco Foundation of Portland for the development of an interdisciplinary makerspace in the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering.

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Shiley School of Engineering Welcomes New Faculty

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The Shiley School of Engineering will be welcoming five new faculty to campus this August.

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Alumnus David Allstot ’69 accepts prestigious position at Oregon State University

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Alumnus David Allstot ’69 has accepted a faculty position as a senior research professor at Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Allstot graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from the University of Portland in 1969.

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Shiley School of Engineering honors three retiring professors

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The Shiley School of Engineering is proud to honor three retiring professors. Professors James Male, Wayne Lu, and Zia Yamayee retired at the end of the spring 2017 semester.

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Computer Science graduate Christine Chen named valedictorian

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When Christine Chen ’17 arrived at the University of Portland, she had no experience in programming or calculus. Four years later, Chen has graduated from the Shiley School of Engineering as valedictorian with a degree in computer science.

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Civil engineering graduate Reyn Stisher awarded Shiley Dean's Award

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Civil engineering graduate Reyn Stisher ’17 is the Shiley School of Engineering’s 2017 Dean’s Award recipient.

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Shiley School of Engineering students participate in Franz Center’s $100K Challenge Venture Competition

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Students from the Shiley School of Engineering participated in the Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation’s annual $100K Challenge Venture Competition, held at the University of Portland on Saturday, April 29.

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Shiley School of Engineering's Ashley Martinez '17 receives Fulbright Student Grant

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Civil engineering graduate Ashley Martinez ’17 was awarded a prestigious Fulbright student grant and will be moving to Mexico City this Fall.

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Electrical engineering student presents research in Washington, D.C.

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Electrical engineering student Quentin Ward ’17 was one of 60 students from around the country to present research at the annual Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C.

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Shiley School of Engineering joins National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program

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The University of Portland’s Shiley School of Engineering has been accepted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenge Scholars Program, a combined curricular and extra-curricular program with five components that are designed to prepare students to be the generation that solves the grand challenges facing society in this century, according to Sharon Jones, Shiley dean of engineering.

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Four engineering students complete University Innovation Fellows training

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Shiley School of Engineering students Alec Kauffman, Jean Paul Mugisha, Jeremy Revlock, and Elizabeth Rowe have completed University Innovation Fellows training offered by Stanford University' Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.

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Shiley School of Engineering becomes first Oregon institution to join Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network

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The University of Portland’s acclaimed Shiley School of Engineering has become the first institution of higher education in Oregon to join the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), a small group of universities working together to help engineering students graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset.

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Shiley School of Engineering develops engineering high school course

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Shiley School of Engineering professor Shazib Vijlee is working to develop a one-semester pre-engineering course for seniors from De La Salle North Catholic High School who are interested in pursing engineering careers.

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Shiley School of Engineering students compete in local competitions

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The Shiley School of Engineering recently sent student teams to compete in the 2016 Pacific NW Regional Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Programming contest as well as the William C. Kloos Traffic Bowl this past month.

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Alumni profile: Mark Pillers ’83, ’86

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Alumnus Mark Pillers ’83, ’86 never imagined he would spend the better part of his successful engineering career, going on 35 years, in the “frigid Midwest.” The University of Portland graduate (B.Sc. ME 1983, M.Sc.ME 1986) is the Vice President for Cab Sales and Marketing at Crenlo, Inc., in Rochester, Minnesota, a company best known for designing and manufacturing industrial and agricultural vehicle cabs for OEM (original equipment manufacturer) clients such as Caterpillar and John Deere.

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Shiley School of Engineering students awarded local scholarships

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Senior civil engineering majors Antonia Molina and Jacob Whitfield each received a 2016 Douglas P. Daniels/Coral Sales Company Scholarship.

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Shiley School of Engineering professor Mehmet Inan interviewed about Japan earthquake

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Civil engineering professor Mehmet Inan was interviewed by KOIN channel 6 about the earthquake in Fukushima, Japan on Monday, Nov. 21.

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Eric Daniel Arakawa '02 receives professional achievement award

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Eric Daniel Arakawa '02 has been presented with the 2016 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement.

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Shiley School of Engineering continues to surge in Northwest

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The University of Portland's Shiley School rises in prominence among schools of engineering as it builds a reputation for drawing women and underrepresented minorities.

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Shiley School of Engineering hosts Summer Project Showcase

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The Shiley School of Engineering held a Summer Project Showcase in September to highlight industry-based research projects completed by students.

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Shiley School of Engineering research team completes innovative ecoroof project

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Cara Poor, civil engineering professor, and her team of two students recently finished their project “Sustainability of Ecoroofs: An Evaluation of Runoff Water Quality from Ecoroofs in the Portland Area.”

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University of Portland ranked 7th in the West

University of Portland ranked 7th in the West by 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings

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For the 22nd consecutive year, the University of Portland has received a top-ten ranking by U.S. News & World Report, which today released its 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The University is 7th out of 124 institutions listed in the “Regional Universities – West” classification.

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Donald T. Galarneau ’49

University of Portland alumnus and longtime benefactor Donald T. Galarneau ’49 passes away

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University of Portland alumnus and longtime benefactor Donald T. Galarneau ’49 passed away on Saturday, August 20 after a sudden illness. A Portland native, Don generously gave the University $1.5 million during his lifetime, including matching gifts from General Electric (GE), for whom he worked his entire career.  

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University of Portland ranks no. 18 in “Top 21 STEM Colleges of 2016” by Forbes.com

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UP ranks no. 18 in Forbes.com's list of top STEM schools.

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University of Portland alumnus Dennis Hartmann '71 elected to U.S. National Academy of Sciences

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Dennnis L. Hartmann, a 1971 graduate of the University of Portland's mechanical engineering program and a professor of atmospheric sciences at University of Washington, is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected as a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

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Gift from University of Portland engineering alumnus establishes Richard and Diane VanGrunsven Professor of Engineering

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University of Portland has received a gift from engineering alumnus Dick VanGrunsven '61, for $30,000 to establish a new term professorship in the Shiley School of Engineering. Over the three-year term of the project, mechanical engineering professor Timothy Doughty will have the title “The Richard and Diane VanGrunsven Professor of Engineering.”

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University of Portland receives three grants totaling $45,000 from The Alliance to fund collaborative undergraduate research in environmental and sustainability issues

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University of Portland Shiley School of Engineering has received three separate grants totaling $45,000 for undergraduate student research projects dealing with environmental and sustainability issues. The research involves collaboration with other schools and organizations, and each project is funded by a $15,000 grant from the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities (The Alliance) and the Katherine Bisbee II Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

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Two UP students named University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation

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Two University of Portland engineering students have been named University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation.

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UP civil engineering professor, associate dean Mark Kennedy receives Oregon Engineer of the Year Award from American Society of Civil Engineers

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Mark Kennedy, University of Portland civil engineering professor and associate dean for the Shiley School of Engineering, has received the 2014-2015 Oregon Engineer of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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UP alumnus Donald T. Galarneau '49 gives $50,000 to Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering, resulting in $50,000 match from GE

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University of Portland alumnus Donald T. Galarneau, a 1949 University graduate, has donated $50,000 to the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering for the purchase for a high speed camera.

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Chika Eke, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, awarded prestigious three-year research fellowship from National Science Foundation to study at MIT

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Chika Eke, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, has been awarded a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

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Shiley School of Engineering is one of 122 schools nationwide to pledge support for solving engineering's “Grand Challenges”

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University of Portland’s Shiley School of Engineering is one of 122 schools who signed a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama announcing a plan to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century.

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