About WSE

Welcome to the Department of Wood Science & Engineering at Oregon State University!

We are a multidisciplinary university program focused on science, technology, engineering and business practices that help society sustainably meet our needs for renewable materials, and help ensure the global competitiveness of American business.

Our mission includes:

  • Educating new professionals for challenging careers
  • Providing advanced learning for professionals in the work place,
  • Discovering new knowledge and solving problems through innovative research,
  • Transferring knowledge to users and practitioners

We are one of the largest and most diverse renewable materials programs in North America but pride ourselves on behaving like a small program when it comes to student success.

Increasing demand for new materials and intensifying global competition demand innovation, new discovery and well-educated professionals. Our programs are at the forefront of that challenge.