Alumnus Eric Meslow


The Oregon State University Alumni Association has selected six outstanding alumni for awards this fall and will honor them at a Friday, Oct. 28 celebration in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on campus and during the Saturday, Oct. 29 Homecoming football game against Washington State in Reser Stadium. If you wish to register for the Alumni Association Award celebration, please see more information and register.

Eric Meslow

Eric Meslow, class of 1991, will be named alumni fellow of the College of Education. He lives in Tualatin and is president and CEO of Timbercon, Inc., an industry leader in “ruggedized” fiber optic solutions. He has devoted countless hours at the state and regional levels to developing education programs to provide the U.S. tech industry with the talent it needs. He has chaired the Oregon University System’s Engineering and Technology Industry Council, or ETIC, and guided investments of nearly $30 million in college STEM programs.

On October 29 at 10:30am in Furman Hall Room 202, Eric Meslow will speak about STEM Education.

In early October 2016 the Oregon STEM Investment Board adopted and published Oregon’s first comprehensive plan regarding STEM Education within the state. The plans goals are to reimagine and transform how we educate learners in order to enhance their life prospects, empower their communities, and build an inclusive, sustainable, innovation-based economy. Oregonians of all races, economic status, and regions will develop the fundamental STEM-enabled skills and mindsets necessary to:

  • Improve the prosperity of all individuals and communities across the state
  • Become creative life-long learners who can adapt to changing social and economic conditions
  • Fully contribute to an increasingly complex and technologically rich global society
  • Address high-demand, competitive workforce and industry needs