Established in 1947, the Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is an institution founded on the principles of excellence through hands-on knowledge. We believe in giving students a rigorous, practical education while applying cutting-edge concepts for real-world solutions.
As the Pacific Northwest's only public institute of technology, we take pride in our mission to deliver technology education. We continually partner with industry leaders to ensure that our programs and classes are at the top of the board with adapting to new technology and preparing students for workforce demands.
Our vision is to be recognized as a leader in high quality undergraduate and graduate education. ETM will excel in high quality education, industry partnerships, and exceptional outreach to be considered ‘industry’s university’. (to be adapted Fall 2019)
Our institution is very like minded on our approach to education and the value of instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in our students. Oregon Tech faculty value potential collaboration with other like minded individuals and institutions in the KEEN network. KEEN is the recognized expert in entrepreneurial minded learning. We embrace project based learning but we need to also embrace entrepreneurial minded learning as well. Our faculty excel in engineering education but we also value what we can learn from KEEN and the partner institutions through collaboration.
"Our faculty strive to create an entrepreneurial mindset in students. Each year Oregon Tech sponsors Catalyze Klamath. Catalyze Klamath is an entrepreneurial student based competition. Students develop their ideas, fabricate prototypes, examine market needs, and identify barriers and opportunities to market entry as part of the competition. Students are judged by local entrepreneurs and are awarded up to $20,000 to continue the development of their ideas."
- Thomas Keyser, Dean, College of Engineering