Research Laboratories, Projects, and Facilities
The hallmark of the college is a locally relevant and globally significant impact, demonstrated by a diverse portfolio of collaborative and cross-disciplinary research, exceptional students who apply cutting-edge research to current issues and who are sought after in the global market, strong partnerships with industry, government, and non-profit organizations that promote economic opportunities and contribute to the economic development of the region.
"Engineering and computer science have entered a new age
at Portland State University."
EIGHT YEARS AGO we embarked on a mission to refine, reshape, and expand our role as the region's engineering research hub. As a result, we have experienced a period of unprecedented growth, including:
- A 35 percent annual increase in externally funded research
- The recruitment of 50 new faculty members from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world
- The addition of 22 new laboratories
- An upsurge in student enrollment
- The continuous expansion of our research partnerships with regional industries and government agencies
We achieved these goals, in part, by taking the different elements of engineering and computer science, previously spread campus-wide, and consolidated them into one location: the new Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology. The center was completed in 2004 thanks to a multi-year capital campaign and generous contribution from alumnus Dr. Fariborz Maseeh. As an expression of our appreciation, we are now the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.