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Women Orientation Program

Orientation Rafting and High Ropes

Women in Engineering Orientation Program (WEOP)

Sept 17-19, 2015      (Note: 2015 WEOP is filled. Apply now to be on waiting list)

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The 2015 Women in Engineering Orientation Program (WEOP) gives women students in the College of Engineering an opportunity to meet and build a community before the school year even starts!  Student in WEOP will check in to their Residence Hall early and get familiar with campus and the Women in Engineering program through:

  • Rafting on the McKenzie River
  • Leadership development workshops
  • Community building activities

Due to generous funding from our sponsors, this opportunity is offered to students at minimal cost. (Note: Students will be charged $20 day ($60 total)  from UHDS for early check-in. Rafting and workshops are at no cost!)   Interested students can apply online.   For more information about this program and the application, please contact Ellen Momsen, Director of Women & Minorities in Engineering at Oregon State University.

2015 WEOP Agenda

Thursday Sept 17 (you can moive into your residence hall anytime betwen 8am-5pm)

2-3pm Informational meeting (all family members invited!) 125 Linus Pauling Science Center (LPSC)

3-5pm: Complete move-in and goodbyes to family

5-10pm: Dinner and activities (students only) Kearney Hall

Friday Sept 18

8am-5pm: Meet at Dixon Rec Center for drive to McKenzie River!

Saturday Sept 19

10am-1pm campus resourses,

1-3pm: WEOP BBQ! Hawley Buxton Courtyard

5-8pm (optional) OSU Football game: Reser Stadium


LSAMP Summer Bridge Program

Bridge Application for 2015 are closed

The LSAMP Summer Bridge program is for incoming underrepresented minority students (URM) enrolling in an Engineering or Computer Science major at OSU.LSAMP Bridge is focused on increasing the retention rate of students and getting them engaged in their academics at OSU as well as creating a community of diverse scholars.

The goal of our LSAMP program is to not only increase retention, but also to develop future campus leaders.  The programs are designed to connect students with a solid peer group, resources on campus, a support structure of Faculty and Staff, and become comfortable with life on campus.

Students participating in the LSAMP Bridge program will:

  • Live in a Residence Hall during the program
  • Meet other new freshman enrolling in engineering majors
  • Go rafting on the McKenzie River
  • Get connected to OSU Faculty and Staff
  • Learn about research opportunities
  • Participate in OSU's Challenge Ropes Course

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