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Oregon State names Rob Stone next leader of its Impact Studio

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By Sean Nealon, 541-737-0787, [email protected]

Source: Rob Stone, [email protected]

This news release is available online: https://beav.es/SGH

Photo of Rob Stone: https://flic.kr/p/2ojCdaU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Rob Stone, professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University, has been named the executive director of the university’s Impact Studio.

Launched by the Office of the Provost in 2018, the Impact Studio helps develop OSU strategies to respond creatively and nimbly to trends in higher education.

Stone recently completed a four-year assignment as director of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation. Prior to that role, he led Oregon State’s School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

His research activities center on engineering design with a focus on concept generation methods.

Stone will replace Rich Duncombe, who joined Oregon State in December 2017 as the inaugural executive director of what was then called the Innovation Hub. Stone’s appointment is effective April 1.

About Oregon State University: As one of only three universities in the nation designated as a land, sea, space and sun grant institution, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 35,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport and top-ranked Ecampus online degree programs, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

On-campus TV and radio services: Oregon State University is equipped with on-campus television and radio studios/services that can be used by journalists. Live or live-to-tape broadcast television and radio interviews can be conducted using Vyvx, Zoom, Webex or Comrex (IP Audio). Oregon State staff can also gather b-roll and coordinate live-to-tape interviews on locations throughout campus. For radio, Oregon State’s Comrex (IP Audio) provides a broadcast-quality audio feed.

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