Tuesday, April 26 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 

Pillar: Professional or Purposeful

Are you thinking about taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam? Wondering how best to prepare for this exam, or even wondering if you should go down the Professional Engineer (P.E.) path at all? Join us for an engaging discussion with two recent OSU engineering alums who have taken and passed the FE and Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE) exams. In this casual and open session, you’ll learn about the path to licensure, the reasons you might consider taking the test, helpful tips for studying and passing the exams, and licensing in different states and managing costs related to the exams. This session is open to all engineering students, and will be an insightful and beneficial experience!


Featuring: Brittany Downing, EIT, Engineering Technician at the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services & OSU mechanical engineering alum 2017.

Featuring: Carly Loving, E.I., Bridge Engineer at David Evans & Associates & OSU civil/structural engineering alum 2020 & 2022.


Brittany Downing graduated from Oregon State University in 2017 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.  She now works for the City of Portland in the Condition Assessment Program at the Columbia Blvd Wastewater Treatment Plant and sits on the Operations and Maintenance Group’s Energy Team. Brittany has been involved with the Pacific Northwest Clean Water for four years and is now the Chair of the InFLOW Program (Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water). She also stays involved with the alumni of her engineering sorority, Phi Sigma Rho, as the Alumni Association’s Chairperson. In her free time, Brittany enjoys swimming, hiking, and reading by the river. She has two cats and lives with five roommates in North Portland.


Carly Loving, E.I, is a ’20 HBS and ’22 MS graduate in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structures. During her undergraduate career, she participated in the Leadership Academy, and credits the program with giving her a solid foundation for graduate school and preparing for industry. Carly currently works for David Evans and Associates (DEA) in Salem, Oregon as a Bridge Engineer. In her free time, Carly enjoys playing sports, needle felting, and drawing. 


Members who are interested need to:

1. Register at the link above.

2. Email Alex Melville after the event at: COEleadershipacademy@oregonstate.edu with proof of attendance to this virtual event.

3. Upon verification of your participation following the project, you will receive access to complete a brief survey reflection via the Academy Portal as required for all Academy events.


Not a member? Submit your application today!

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