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Ideafest 2022
Ideafest 2022
Ideafest 2022 Student Drone
Ideafest 2022 Student Drone
2022 Ideafest Disc Golf Detector
2022 Ideafest Disc Golf Detector
Ideafest 2022 Robosub
Ideafest 2022 Robosub
Ideafest 2022 Ice Thermal Energy Storage
Ideafest 2022 Ice Thermal Energy Storage
Ideafest 2022 SAE
Ideafest 2022 SAE
Ideafest 2022 Lunar Thermal Energy Storage
Ideafest 2022 Lunar Thermal Energy Storage
Ideafest 2022 Solar Beehive
Ideafest 2022 Solar Beehive
Ideafest 2022 Student and Dr Nagi
Ideafest 2022 Student and Dr Nagi
Ideafest 2022 Wireless Power Transfer Platform
Ideafest 2022 Wireless Power Transfer Platform
Ideafest 2022 Student Performance Diagnostic Checklist
Ideafest 2022 Student Performance Diagnostic Checklist
Ideafest 2022 Student Exhibit
Ideafest 2022 Student Exhibit

Oregon Tech’s IdeaFest is an event intended to showcase the type of projects that students conduct during their studies at the Oregon Institute of Technology.

The event is held annually at the end of Spring term at both the Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses. It provides an opportunity for students from the different programs to share their work, as well as get to see other projects.

IdeaFest includes project posters and demonstrations. Students, faculty, family members, employers, educational and industrial partners, as well as other members of the public are invited to attend.

Wednesday, May 18th Student Project Ideafest – Portland-Metro

Event Location TIme Additional Information
Student Project Poster Session Portland-Metro Room 120, 122 5:00pm-6:30pm     Junior, senior, and graduate students present posters on their capstone, research, thesis, or other class projects. Students from multiple disciplines will present, including Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy (EERE), Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, and Technology  (MMET), Computer Systems Engineering (CSET), and others.

 

Thursday, May 19th Faculty & Staff Research Symposium

Event Location TIme Additional Information
Lightning Talks:  Impact of Open Educational Resources (OER) at Oregon Tech

Mt. Mazama

College Union


Portland-Metro Room 201

2:00pm-2:55pm Explore the impact of Open Education Resources (OER) with Oregon Tech faculty who have incorporated open practices in their courses. Open educational practices have been shown to improve student engagement, help address retention issues, and create a better sense of inclusion. This panel will consist of lightning talks by faculty, followed by an open forum for discussion and questions.
University Research Committee Informational Panel Discussion

Mt. Mazama 

College Union

 

Portland-Metro Room 201

3:00pm-3:55pm  Hear about research at Oregon Tech. This panel discussion will include brief descriptions of research-related topics such as institutional review boards, sponsored projects, grant recipients, and interdisciplinary research.       
Faculty & Staff Research Presentation Sessions

Portland-Metro Room 201

 

Mt. Mazama and
Mt. McLoughlin

College Union

 

 

4:00pm-5:20pm

Learn about research being conducted at Oregon Tech by faculty and staff. There will be two simultaneous sessions, with each session having four to five presentations.    

Session #1  - Mt. Mazama &  Portland-Metro Room 201
  • Adelaide Clark and Kyle Chapman
    • Fires, Respiratory Hospitalization, and Capacity Issues
  • Nupur Pande  
    • UV irradiation appears to Change bacterial antibiotic resistance

  • Mark Neupert
    • Livable Cities: a sabbatical report
  • Kapil Gangwar
    • Metallurgical and Chemical Characterization of Welded Samples and Graphene Flakes
Session #2  - Mt. McLoughlin
  • Rachel Edwards
    • Sex and fluorophore-based graft rejection in murine bone marrow transplantation models
  • Sharon Beaudry
    • Scaling Active Learning Classrooms: Research to Practice
  • Robyn Wilde
    • Electron, positron and positronium collisions with atoms and molecules
  • CJ Riley and Ashton Greer
    • Applying a Mt. Mazama Volcanic Ash Treatment as a Trail Accessibility Improvement
Faculty & Staff Poster Session and Reception

Mt Scott.

College Union

 

Portland-Metro Lobby   

5:30pm-7:00pm View research posters and presentations and participate in the symposium reception. Refreshments will be provided while you interact with colleagues and learn about research being conducted at Oregon Tech.        

 

Friday, May 20th Student Project IdeaFest

Event Location Time Additional Information
Building Business & IT Solutions: Senior Projects Showcase

2nd Floor 

CEET Building

11:00am-12:30pm Building a Brand, Start-Up, Process Improvement, IT
Innovation, and Healthcare Solutions; Come see the Business and Technology senior projects. Sponsored by Business Management.
Catalyze Klamath

2nd Floor 

CEET Building

11:00am-2:00pm Be inspired by Oregon Tech's aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs. Learn about some of the products and services this year's Catalyze Klamath competitors presented. Sponsored by Catalyze Klamath.
Geomatics Arboretum Project

2nd Floor 

CEET Building

11:00am-11:30am The Klamath County Arboretum was established on Oregon Tech's campus in 1998 to provide a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about the variety of trees and shrubs in the region. This year, Geomatics students developed a 3D experience for the arboretum. Sponsored by Geomatics. 
Student Maker Space 

2nd Floor 

CEET Building

11:00am-2:00pm Visit the student-run Makerspace. Learn about projects you can explore and how to make them yourself. Sponsored by the Student Makerspace.  
Admissions 

2nd Floor 

CEET Building

11:00am-2:00pm Meet with Oregon Tech's admissions counselors and turn in your Passport Game for Oregon Tech SWAG!!! Sponsored by Admissions.
Computer – Embedded – Software Engineering Technology Junior and Senior Projects Purvine Hall Lower Lobby 11:00am-2:00pm Discover the wide variety of projects developed by students in the Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) department. Sponsored by Computer Systems Engineering Technology.
Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering Senior Projects  Purvine Hall Main Lobby 11:00am-2:00pm See our students' multidisciplinary achievements in senior projects addressing energy and environmental issues and innovative power electronics and electronics. Sponsored by Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering.
Baja & Formula Cars

Cornett Hall 

11:00am-2:00pm The Oregon Tech Baja & Formula Cars will be on display.
Sponsored by Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, and Technology (MMET).
Engineering Design Challenge: Manufacturing World that Creates Change Cornett Hall  11:00am-2:00pm See Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering student projects, where they have incubated their imaginations. Feel free to explore annual projects, student competition projects, club activities and ideas. Discover what happens when students sharpen their dreams. Sponsored by Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, and Technology (MMET).
Rover Sub (Amphibious; Submarine plus Rover): Making new strides and waves through wondrous traversal of water, land, and ice!

Cornett Hall 

Room CO115

11:00am-2:00pm The Oregon Tech’s Rover Sub team, consisting of MMET Sr. project team and AUVSIR (Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles and Intelligent Robotics) club, will showcase a new amphibious vehicle (Rover Sub) that will be used for the 2022 RoboSub Competition.  The team will also have the award-winning 2018 design on display. Sponsored by OIT RBC, Dean, and Oregon NASA SGC.
Tactical Robot

Cornett Hall 

Room CO115

11:00am-2:00pm Oregon Tech’s tactical robot senior project team will showcase a remote-controlled robot they designed using new mechanical and electrical systems with thermal two-way communication abilities for the Klamath Falls Police Department. This project was sponsored by the KFPD.
Drones for Environmental Applications: World (including KF) without Mosquitos out of Stagnant Water  

Cornett Hall 

Room CO115

11:00am-2:00pm The Oregon Tech's UAV Environmental Application team will showcase Drones' Vector Control (mosquitos for Malaria, grasshoppers for food and human being, etc.) which was designed and created with a unique pump and boom systems for Micromiser in collaboration with Vector Ecologists at Three Rivers Mosquitos and VC company.
Natural Science

2nd Floor 

CEET Building

12:30pm-2:00pm Students in Natural Sciences programs have been conducting research ranging from the atomic to the atmospheric scale. Come learn about their discoveries. Sponsored by Natural Sciences.     
Humanities and Social Sciences

2nd Floor 

CEET Building

12:30pm-2:00pm See how the Humanities and Social Sciences department showcases Oregon Tech's polytechnic paradigm to build mission-centric and cutting-edge programs. Learn about our innovative and diverse offerings of general education courses, undergraduate and graduate programs, and opportunities for applied experiences. Sponsored by Humanities and Social Sciences. 

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge Team

Cornett Hall 

Room 124 and South Foyer

1:00pm-2:00pm Members of the team will have this year’s and last year’s steel bridges on display.  Sponsored by Civil Engineering.  
Civil Engineering Design Projects

Cornett Hall 

Room 146

1:00pm-2:00pm Join our graduating seniors to review their design binders and plans. Sponsored by Civil Engineering.
This year's design projects include:
  • Klamath Union High School Pedestrian Bridge
  • Ivory Pine Road Bridge Replacement
  • Klamath County Drainage Improvements
  • Summers Lane Extension to Foothills Boulevard