December 2009 Brush Strokes Newsletter

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OSU Mural Contest to Highlight Sustainability and Renewable Energy

School of EECS Announces Mural Contest to Highlight Sustainability and Renewable Energy

In celebration of the announcement of the new degree tracks in Sustainability and Renewable Energy for Engineering and Software Systems, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is sponsoring a mural contest! The new mural will be located just inside the main door of the Kelley Engineering Center, a Gold LEED certified building.

This prominent location, with approximate dimensions of 10′ by 30′, will truly showcase the artist’s vision, feature Oregon State’s leadership in Sustainability and Renewable Energy, and serve as a focal point for visitors and guests entering the building.

To enter the competition, please send:

  1. Portfolio of previous work
  2. Scaled version of the entry design
  3. Description and budget for materials to:
    ATTN: Tina Batten-Mural Contest
    School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
    1148 Kelley Engineering Center
    Oregon State University
    Corvallis, OR 97331
    Or send electronically to:

All entries must be received by December 31, 2009. The winner will be announced by January 8, 2010. The winner will receive:

  • All materials needed for them to create the mural
  • Be an honored guest at the awards banquet during Engineers week
  • Receive $1000
  • Have the eternal gratitude of the School of EECS.

The mural must be completed by February 5, 2010 ready to be unveiled during National Engineers Week (February 14-20).

The mural should represent the spirit of sustainability and renewable energy and how electrical engineering and computer science contribute to the sustainability of our planet. Today, OSU is a national leader in renewable energy sources including wave energy, wind energy, solar energy, biofuels, and thermal energy recovery as well sustainable technologies in green buildings, smart grid, environmental monitoring and sensing, natural resource management, and greener nanomanufacturing.