With the recent OSU policies regarding COVID-19, we at the Leadership Academy are working diligently to still provide you access to impactful workshops and experiences, though in a modified fashion. The 5 Under 5 Engineering Alumni Panel on April 7 will be delivered remotely via Zoom. Visit osualum.com/5U5-COE to RSVP and register for the Zoom webinar!

Tuesday, April 7th | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Delivered Remotely

Pillar: PROFESSIONAL OR PURPOSEFUL

Find out what you can expect after graduation at “Five Under Five.” This candid discussion will feature five recent graduates from the College of Engineering. Hear how they are using their degrees and get a glimpse into what your future may hold.

To Register: 

1) Go to this link and register on the website: osualum.com/5U5

Panelists:



Lauren Smith '19, B.S. Radiation Health Physics, Spanish Minor

Lauren is a current graduate student and teaching assistant in the School of Nuclear Science & Engineering at Oregon State University. She attended OSU as an undergraduate and studied radiation health physics with a pre-medical concentration. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in June 2019, Lauren is pursuing a master’s degree in the same field. She is working toward a professional career in medicine and is particularly interested in radiation oncology. In her current role, Lauren takes graduate-level courses, pursues independent research for her master’s thesis, and serves as a teaching assistant for her department within the College of Engineering.


Timothy Slama '19, B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Business

Tim Slama is a 2019 graduate of Oregon State where he holds two bachelor's degrees from OSU in Mechanical Engineering and Business. Currently he is a footwear design engineer at Nike in Beaverton, Oregon. In his role at Nike, he is responsible for the design, scale, and commercialization of the future of Nike Air products. Shoes that his team has recently worked on include the Air Max 270, Lebron 17, Kevin Durant 12, and VaporMax. Prior to Nike, Tim was on a seven-episode television show where contestants competed to design a golf driver for Wilson Sporting Goods. He finished second place in the competition. In his time at Oregon State University Tim co-founded and led the Sports Product Development Club which is currently active. Tim has a sister that currently attends Oregon State and both of his parents are OSU Alumni as well.


Winnie Tafempa Messa '18, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Winnie is a safety systems engineer at Daimler Trucks North America in Portland. She is a native of Cameroon, a country of Central Africa where she was born and raised. In 2013, she left her country for a small town in Oregon to pursue a degree in Electrical engineering. During her time at Oregon State, Winnie joined different organization that would help her sharpen her leadership skills and grow as an individual. She is particularly grateful to the Leadership Academy for everything she has gained through it, including enhancement of her network, and the different leadership lessons she has learned. Despite the challenges she faced as a black woman in the engineering field, Winnie was able to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University. Her other achievements include earning the prestigious Waldo-Cummings award at OSU, being  in the Corvallis Gazette Time  for an interview as well as an Airport ad for Oregon State College of Engineering. During her free time, Winnie enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, writing and spending time in nature.


Kathleen Mannion '16, B.S. Civil Engineering

Kathleen Mannion currently serves as an Engineer for Carollo Engineers where she works on water infrastructure projects including water pipelines, reservoirs, pump stations, and water treatment facilities. She is a registered Professional Engineer in California. She graduated from Oregon State with a degree in Civil Engineering in 2016 and was the first graduate of the Oregon State Engineering Leadership Academy. She currently sits on both the OSU Civil and Construction Engineering Industry Advisory Board and the College of Engineering Leadership Academy Advisory Board. In her free time, she enjoys watching football, playing tennis, and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Mark Geniza '17, B.S. Chemical Engineering

Mark Geniza is a Product Engineer at Inpria Corporation, an Oregon State University Department of Chemistry spin-out. Mark is a 2017 graduate of Oregon State University where he was involved in the CBEE student club, and the College of Engineering Leadership Academy throughout his undergraduate time. Mark had internships in the construction, nuclear and sportswear industries during his time at OSU and he currently works in the semiconductor industry living in Corvallis.

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(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing are eligible to apply)