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Portland State, South Korean Research Institute to Sign Collaboration Agreement, Oct. 28
Author: David Santen, Office of Marketing and Communications (503-725-8789)
Posted: October 27, 2005

What:
Portland State University and the South Korea-based Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) will sign a memorandum of understanding at a ceremony tomorrow. Portland State’s Department of Engineering and Technology Management, in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, will collaborate with ETRI on engineering and technology management research.

ETRI Vice President Kishik Park, Portland State University President Daniel O. Bernstine, Maseeh College Dean Robert Dryden, and Engineering and Technology Management Chair Dundar Kocaoglu will attend the signing.

When:
10 a.m., TOMORROW (Friday, October 28, 2005).

Where:
Alexander’s Restaurant, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, top floor (921 SW Sixth Ave.).

Contact:

For more information on the agreement, please contact Dundar Kocaoglu, 503-725-4660.

Background:
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, a worldwide leader in telecommunications research, and adviser to the Korean government on science and technology policy, has over 2,000 researchers and a $400 million annual research budget. ETRI has formed similar partnerships with several other research institutions, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge and Stanford University.

Located in the heart of Oregon’s Silicon Forest, the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University is uniquely positioned to deliver progressive engineering education. By teaming with regional industry and government, the College’s faculty members in its five departments—Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Technology Management, and Mechanical and Materials Engineering—keep the curriculum current and prepare Portland State University students to make an immediate contribution to the workforce through participation in capstone design projects, internships and research opportunities.

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For Immediate Release (05-149)