OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Fore, Ruth

Position Type: 
Faculty
Job Title: 
Instructor
Department: 
Wood Science & Engineering
Office Location: 

Richardson Hall

Fax Number: 
(541) 737-3385
Research Areas: 
  • Art, Architecture and Design
Courses Taught: 
WSE 250
CAD: Computer Aided Design
Provides students with the tools and techniques to design and render products, furniture, and structures using Solidworks, as well as create technical drawings that facilitate communication between designers, engineers, and clients. The techniques developed during this course are applicable to a wide variety of industrial CAD and product design industries worldwide.
WSE 350
Secondary Products Design and Manufacturing
Provides students with hands-on experience designing and manufacturing wood furniture. Includes how to safely operate and properly maintain wood working equipment, as well as how to design for consumers with efficient manufacturing processes in mind.
WSE 351
Advanced CAD: Computer Aided Design
Develop advanced techniques using industry standard CAD software as it relates to wood based product, furniture, and structural design. Build upon the skills acquired during WSE 250 CAD: COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN and learn advanced Solidworks techniques. Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D software and various parametric plugins.
WSE 352
CAM for the CNC Router and Laser Engraver
Process G-code using CAM software for CNC routing operations, as well as create raster and vector drawings for laser cutting/engraving applications. Each student will work through the design process researching and conceptualizing ideas, 3D modeling designs, developing working prototypes, and fabricating a final product.
WSE 450
Enterpreneurial Product Development I
Provides an entrepreneurial experience in product development, in which students design, produce, market, and sell a product in a business setting. Working as a team, students will design a product using renewable materials and are expected to perform and understand manufacturing techniques and processes to produce the product in limited quantities.
WSE 451
Entrepreneurial Product Development II
Provides an entrepreneurial experience in product development, in which students design, produce, market, and sell a product in a business setting. Working as a team, students will design a product using renewable materials and are expected to perform and understand manufacturing techniques and processes to produce the product in limited quantities.