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Rocket science rocks

Job prospects and the reputation of Portland State’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science has boosted enrollment up 13 percent over last year.

The increase reflects the College’s renewed efforts to attract women and underrepresented students and provide all students with more support services. In fact, the number of women enrolled in the College has increased 27 percent over the last two years while the number of Latino students increased 61 percent. Some of the support services include:

"Without the right support services, many students get discouraged early on, turning back before they have really even begun," said Ren Su, dean of the Maseeh College. "We're working to make sure students get what they need to be successful, get it early, and get it often."

Ready to apply? Learn more about joining the Maseeh community.

Want to visit? Maseeh College Student Ambassadors offer tours every other Friday at 11:15 a.m. Groups will visit up to three research labs. Schedule a campus visit to register.

If you're into rocket science

Students from all engineering disciplines have the opportunity to build rockets that feature some of the most sophisticated amateur avionic systems out there today. Students created the Portland State Aerospace Society to make this possible. They meet almost every Tuesday and include alumni and community members who are also interested in building rockets. Their launches take place in eastern Oregon.