Yeongjin Jang’s fascination with identifying weaknesses in devices and systems began when, as a child growing up in South Korea, he figured out how to pick locks. Currently, the new assistant professor is among the best hackers in the world.





How can students at Oregon State improve access to clean water for rural communities around the world? We hear from three students who worked in Nicaragua and Cambodia on projects that changed people’s lives -- including their own.

Can turning seawater into drinking water be a cost-effective way to  provide clean, fresh water for the growing numbers of people facing water scarcity? Bahman Abbasi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is taking up that challenge with a mobile, modular, solar-powered, desalination system.