PSU student-founded Turner Automotive converts gas-fueled cars to hydrogen-combustion

What if the solution to a more sustainable car is to install a hydrogen engine conversion kit instead of replacing the entire car? For student-entrepreneur Blake Turner, converting existing gasoline-fueled cars to zero-carbon hydrogen-combustion vehicles using a conversion kit is the solution to a more affordable and sustainable car. Turner is the founder of Turner Automotive, a business that focuses on converting existing gasoline-fueled cars … Continue reading PSU student-founded Turner Automotive converts gas-fueled cars to hydrogen-combustion

Walk through PSU’s Walk of Heroines to celebrate these and more women leaders

This Women’s History Month, take a stroll through Portland State’s Walk of the Heroines and celebrate some of the African American women activists and community leaders who left their mark in our city: The interviews were conducted by Portland State University public history students in 2010. In winter 2015, with professor Dr. Patricia Schechter, a second cohort of students reviewed the recordings and transcripts of … Continue reading Walk through PSU’s Walk of Heroines to celebrate these and more women leaders

Portland State student-led company aims to make homeownership more achievable

Buying a home is the quintessential American Dream. Couch is the evolution of a simple idea to make homeownership more achievable for partners or groups of individuals. The idea for Couch was developed by MBA students Jesse Harding and Jacob Taddy, evolving from Taddy’s MBA Pioneering Innovation team in 2018. Together, they created Couch, a business that makes it easier for people to invest in … Continue reading Portland State student-led company aims to make homeownership more achievable

Portland State student starts company that makes GMO-free, sustainable sandwich cookies

Looking for a sweet treat? Look no further than Woppa! alfajores. Created by four founders, Woppa! is a business that creates GMO-free alfajores sandwich cookies that come in a variety of flavors. One of the four founders of Woppa! is innovator and student-entrepreneur German Ochoa. Ochoa is a senior at Portland State University majoring in Global Supply Chain Management. Ochoa’s business model is focused on … Continue reading Portland State student starts company that makes GMO-free, sustainable sandwich cookies

Portland State student entrepreneur creates app to make parking easier

For student-entrepreneur Omar Waked, being late to a chemistry final his freshman year sparked an idea that would later become the foundation for his business. Waked is a senior at Portland State University majoring in Civil Engineering and the co-founder and CEO of Raedam, a technology-fueled parking solution that helps drivers find an available spot more quickly. The day he almost missed his final, not … Continue reading Portland State student entrepreneur creates app to make parking easier

PSU senior capstone tour highlights Portland’s Black women activists and leaders

This Black History Month, we were inspired by a Portland heritage tour of African American women activists and community leaders from 1900-1940, created by a University Studies Monumental Women senior capstone back in 2014. Each of these stops around downtown Portland are rich with history: Culture Club The Culture Club, a philanthropic African American women’s group, once organized social events at this location, which is … Continue reading PSU senior capstone tour highlights Portland’s Black women activists and leaders

Many of Portland State’s on-campus businesses are open

Even though most academic buildings at PSU are closed and classes are mostly remote, many on-campus establishments are still open and welcoming customers (in a safe and socially distanced manner). Support our on-campus businesses if you can! Cafe YummLocation: Rec Center, 1806 SW 6th AveWhat: Bentos, bowls, sandwiches and moreHours: Mon-Fri 11 am-7 pm, Sat 11:30am – 6:30 pm, Sun 12-6:30 pmWebsite Chipotle Mexican GrillLocation: … Continue reading Many of Portland State’s on-campus businesses are open