Horizon Airlines has finished the Oregon State University CRJ-700 jet. Current OSU student Kourtney Goya forwarded me a YouTube clip of the work being done … to the the tune of the fight song, of course.
Impressive stuff! It go me thinking if there were any aviation opportunities for OSU students and, after some research, I found that there was quite a bit! Through the Liberal Studies major, OSU offers an Aviation Leadership concentration, which is designed to respond to the interests of students graduating each year with an Aviation AAOT from Lane Community College and other two-year programs who wish to pursue a four year degree that combines their aviation training with a broad Liberal Arts degree.
Also, the Oregon State Flying Club is a nonprofit organization committed to providing safe and inexpensive flying to the OSU commmunity. Its website mentions that it is one of the oldest continuously active flying clubs in the United States.
For students interested in the military, OSU has an AFROTC program designed to prepare students to assume positions of increasing responsibility and importance in the United States Air Force while working on their college degree. Scholarship opportunities are available for students in the AFROTC DET 685 Flying Beavers program.
Check out the OSU Wiki page on flying for even more opportunities on campus and in the Corvallis area.