OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Students gain prestigious internships

08/01/1997

CORVALLIS - One hundred Oregon State University students are among the latest to be accepted into the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program, or MECOP - one of the most innovative and successful internship programs ever developed between a university and private industry.

Graduates of this program, who serve in two six-month internships during their junior and senior years at two of the 44 companies which participate, are highly marketable throughout the Pacific Northwest and have a near 100 percent employment rate.

University officials hope for the concept to be expanded into other fields of study.

"Both OSU and the MECOP companies appreciate the quality of students from around the region who are able to get into this highly competitive program," said program coordinator Gary Petersen at OSU. "Through applied education, MECOP produces the highest quality engineering graduates for hire in the Northwest."

MECOP began in 1978 and now involves students in 10 disciplines - chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, engineering physics, environmental engineering, industrial and manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, and management information systems.

The students selected for the program include:

OREGON

ALBANY:
Warren Blyth, a 1995 graduate of San Lorenzo Valley High School, majoring in computer science; Jacob Harris, a 1994 graduate of South Albany High School, majoring in electrical engineering; Stacey Gill, a 1995 graduate of South Albany High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering

BEAVERTON:
Brian Baylis, a 1995 graduate of Beaverton High School, majoring in chemical engineering; Jeffrey Haek, a 1994 graduate of Beaverton High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering; Brian Rothery, a 1995 graduate of Reynolds High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering; Melinda Elmore, a 1994 graduate of Sunset High School, majoring in management information systems; Matthew Baldwin, a 1994 graduate of Jesuit High School, majoring in mechanical engineering; Joel Oester, a 1995 graduate of LaGrande High School, majoring in mechanical engineering.

BEND:
Christopher Brotherton, a 1994 graduate of Mountain View High School, majoring in chemical engineering; Troy Carter, a 1995 graduate of Mountain View High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

BORING:
Summer Jaques, a 1994 graduate of Sandy Union High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering

CANYON CITY:
Bryan Williams, a 1994 graduate of Grant Union High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

CARLTON:
Von Trullinger, a 1994 graduate of David Douglas High School, majoring in electrical engineering; Quentin Frugia, a 1994 graduate of Scappoose High School, majoring in electrical engineering

CLACKAMAS:
David Hance, a 1992 graduate of Orcas Island High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

CORNELIUS:
Richard Schafer, a 1995 graduate of Glencoe High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

CORVALLIS:
Sean Perkins, majoring in civil engineering; Irene Steller, majoring in computer engineering; Maya Mulia, majoring in computer science; Gerardo Nevarez, majoring in computer science; Brian Weldon, a 1994 graduate of Corvallis High School, majoring in computer science; Peter Hlavacka, majoring in computer science; Joseph Davis, a 1992 graduate of South Albany High School, majoring in computer science; David Thomson, Jr., majoring in computer science; Robert Kerner, majoring in electrical engineering; Michael Volz, a 1995 graduate of Crescent Valley High School, majoring in electrical engineering; Aaron Collett, a 1988 graduate of West Albany High School, majoring in environmental engineering; Quint Crispin, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering; Adam Carlson, majoring in mechanical engineering; Scott Eaves, a 1992 graduate of Lebanon Union High School, majoring in mechanical engineering; Doane Buksar, majoring in mechanical engineering; Peter Seaders, a 1993 graduate of Santiam Christian High School, majoring in mechanical engineering; Jennifer Ritter, a 1995 graduate of South Albany High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

DALLAS:
Randy Hoffman, a 1995 graduate of Dallas High School, majoring in electrical engineering

EUGENE:
Brian Lineburg, majoring in computer engineering; Kelly Terrall, a 1995 graduate of Sheldon High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering; Garett Goodson, a 1995 graduate of South Eugene High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering; Thomas Walker, a 1993 graduate of Marist High School, majoring in management information systems; Miles Morgan, a 1994 graduate of South Eugene High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

GRESHAM:
Yong Lee, a 1994 graduate of David Douglas High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering; Angela Rehse, a 1995 graduate of Gresham High School, majoring in management information systems

HERMISTON:
Pat Brewer, a 1995 graduate of Hermiston High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering

HILLSBORO:
No Lam, a 1994 graduate of Beaverton High School, majoring in management information systems

JOHN DAY:
Michael Stennett, a 1995 graduate of Grant Union High School, majoring in chemical engineering

JUNCTION CITY:
Jerry Duncan, a 1984 graduate of Harrisburg Union High School, majoring in electrical engineering

KEIZER:
Janelle Curtis, a 1995 graduate of McNary High School, majoring in civil engineering; Samuel Barstad, a 1995 graduate of McNary High School, majoring in electrical engineering; Marcella Pinkston, a 1995 graduate of McNary High School, majoring in management information systems; Scott Wilson, a 1991 graduate of Salem Academy, majoring in mechanical engineering

LAKE OSWEGO:
Joe Dunn, a 1995 graduate of Lakeridge High School, majoring in chemical engineering; Joshua Reeves, a 1995 graduate of Lake Oswego High School, majoring in computer engineering; Steven Hsu, a 1994 graduate of Aloha High School, majoring in electrical engineering; William (Dan) Powell, a 1993 graduate of Lake Oswego High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

LEBANON:
Jason Mitchell, a 1992 graduate of Lebanon Union High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering

MEDFORD:
Damon Doelger, a 1994 graduate of North Medford High School, majoring in chemical engineering; John Stoddard, a 1995 graduate of Eagle Point High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering; Justin Yoshida, a 1995 graduate of North Medford High School, majoring in mechanical engineering; Gregory Knips, a 1995 graduate of South Medford High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

MILWAUKIE:
Brian Chapin, a 1994 graduate of Milwaukie High School, majoring in computer engineering; David Bruneau, a 1988 graduate of Clackamas High School, majoring in electrical engineering; Brandon Greenley, a 1995 graduate of Clackamas High School, majoring in electrical engineering

MONMOUTH:
Nicholas Cates, a 1994 graduate of Dallas High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

PENDLETON:
Nicole Garrett, a 1995 graduate of Pendleton High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering

PORTLAND:
Andrew Balk, a 1994 graduate of Jesuit High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering; Sara Courts, a 1994 graduate of Reynolds High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering; Kimberly Hartson, a 1995 graduate of Reynolds High School, majoring in management information systems; Anthony Tripp, a 1994 graduate of Reynolds High School, majoring in management information systems; Tim Hillman, a 1995 graduate of Benson High School, majoring in mechanical engineering; Eric Doern, a 1995 graduate of Centennial High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

REEDSPORT:
Travis Vitek, a 1995 graduate of Reedsport High School, majoring in computer science

SALEM:
Jason Livengood, a 1995 graduate of North Salem High School, majoring in computer engineering; Eric Haneberg, a 1989 graduate of McNary High School, majoring in computer science; Anh Huynh, a 1992 graduate of North Salem High School, majoring in computer science; Elizabeth Caliva, a 1994 graduate of Sprague High School, majoring in environmental engineering; Erin FerrĊ½, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering; Mary Ho, a 1994 graduate of Sprague High School, majoring in management information systems; William Martin, a 1990 graduate of North Salem High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

SANDY:
Benjamin Painter, a 1994 graduate of Sandy Union High School, majoring in computer science; Marc Andreason, a 1993 graduate of Riverside High School, majoring in electrical engineering

SEAL ROCK:
Adam Bean, a 1995 graduate of Newport High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering

SHERIDAN:
John Shumway, a 1995 graduate of Sheridan High School, majoring in computer engineering

SHERWOOD:
William Weese, a 1995 graduate of Sherwood High School, majoring in computer science; John Roos, a 1995 graduate of Sherwood High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

SILVERTON:
Eric Larson, a 1994 graduate of Silverton Union High School, majoring in industrial & manufacturing engineering

SPRINGFIELD:
Jason Braunberger, a 1989 graduate of Cottage Grove High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

SWEET HOME:
David Haney, a 1995 graduate of Sweet Home High School, majoring in computer science

TANGENT:
Brent Jackson, a 1989 graduate of Sprague High School in Salem, majoring in mechanical engineering

TERREBONNE:
Susan Fehrenbacher, a 1995 graduate of Crook County High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering; Scott Satterlee, a 1995 graduate of Redmond High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering; Troy Turpin, majoring in mechanical engineering

THE DALLES:
Tygh Newton, a 1992 graduate of The Dalles High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering

TIGARD:
Andrew Moen, a 1995 graduate of Beaverton High School, majoring in environmental engineering; Travis Davidson, a 1994 graduate of Tualatin High School, majoring in management information systems VENETA:
Stephen Kelly, a 1995 graduate of Crow High School, majoring in computer engineering

WALLOWA:
Angela Severin, a 1992 graduate of Wallowa High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering

WEST LINN:
Eric Carman-Murray, a 1995 graduate of West Linn High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering

WOODBURN:
Scott Vandecoevering, a 1995 graduate of Canby High School, majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering

 

CALIFORNIA ACTON:
Jason Welle, a 1995 graduate of Highland High School, majoring in mechanical engineering

 

HAWAII: LAHAINA:
Janet Agapay, a 1994 graduate of Lahainaluna High School, majoring in management information systems