For April 15-19, 2019


Alpha Ousmane Toure made groundbreaking environmental advancements through his research as a visiting Fulbright scholar at Oregon State, where he studied how to use industrial waste products for construction and building materials. Read more

Kudos and Congratulations 

On Thursday, April 11 at the 48th annual Contractors Night, Professor Emeritus Robert “Bob” Schultz received the Dennis Marker Teacher of the Year award and was recognized for his 56 years of outstanding service to the School of Civil and Construction Engineering. 

Shane Brown, associate professor of engineering education, received Honorable Mention for the 2018 William Elgin Wickenden Award of the American Society for Engineering Education. 


Reminder: Students, faculty, and staff who need to make a room or equipment reservation should complete the Room Scheduling and Equipment Check Out form at least three business days in advance of their event.

Student Chapter and Speaker Meetings

  • Monday, April 15, 6 p.m., Owen 102, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Stellar J. Free dinner served.
  • Tuesday April 16, 5 to 7 p.m. Kearney Library, ITE Student Chapter General Meeting. The chapter will welcome new officers, recap winter-term events, and introduce upcoming speakers. Qudoba provided by ITE Student Chapter. 
  • Tuesday, April 16, 6 p.m., Owen 101, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring FD Thomas. Free dinner served. 
  • Wednesday, April 17, 5 to 6 p.m., Kearney Hall, Room 202, Seismic Design Team. Want to design, construct, and test your own structure on a shake table? Build your professional network and travel? Come learn about the Seismic Design Team! Open to all undergraduate students in CCE.
  • Thursday, April 18, 5 to 6 p.m., Kearney 311 (Library), EERI Speaker Meeting, “Alaskan Earthquake Investigation,” presented by Armin Stuedlein, associate professor of geotechnical engineering. Stuedlein will speak about the earthquake investigation he worked on in Alaska. Food provided. 
  • Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m., Owen 101, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Thompson Pipe. Free dinner served.
  • Thursday, April 18, 5:30 p.m., Kearney Hall 205, ITE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Oregon State alumni Andrew Sullivan, PE, PTOE. Local Boyz provided by ITE Student Chapter. 
  • Thursday, April 25, 5 to 6 p.m., Kearney 305, EERI Speaker Meeting featuring Michael Olsen, associate professor of geomatics. Join us for a fascinating presentation on the future of reconnaissance-based natural hazards research. 
  • Thursday, May 2, noon to 1:30pm, Kearney 205, EERI Speaker Meeting featuring John Hooper, Friedman Family Fellow of Magnusson Klemencic Associates. Hooper is nationally recognized for his work in the advancement of seismic design and his role in building code development. Do not miss out on this rare opportunity to hear a giant of the engineering world!
  • Monday, May 13, 5 to 6 p.m., Kearney 212, EERI Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Cale Ash of Degenkolb. Join EERI for an exciting conversation about seismic retrofits of URM buildings. Ash has extensive experience assisting cities write their seismic ordinance programs and evaluate structures for seismic vulnerabilities. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a master! Food provided. 


To sign up for an interview , bring an updated copy of your resume to Kearney 101B. 

Thesis Defenses

  • Monday, April, 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kearney 311, PhD Thesis Defense, Mohammed Asaad Mohammed, “Finite Element Modeling Strategies for Seismic Collapse Assessment of Non-planer Slender Reinforced Concrete Structural Wall Resisting Systems.” Major advisor: Andre Barbosa, associate professor of structural engineering. Committee Members: Michael Scott, professor of structural engineering; Judy Liu, professor of structural engineering; Erica Fischer, assistant professor of structural engineering. GCR: Wade Marcum, associate school head, associate professor of nuclear engineering. Open to the public. 
  • Mon, June 3, 2 p.m., Kearney 311, Phd Thesis Defense, Mostafa Estaji, “Field and Numerical Investigation of Pavement Vehicle Interaction Related Excess Fuel Consumption and Delamination,” Major Advisor: Erdem Coleri, assistant professor of infrastructure materials. Committee members: Christopher Bell, professor emeritus of transportation engineering; Ben Leshchinsky, associate professor of geotechnical engineering, College of Forestry; and Raffaele de Amicis, associate professor of computer science. Graduate Council Representative: Roberto Albertani, associate professor of mechanical engineering. Open to the public. 

General Events, Lectures

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2 to 3 p.m., 124 Johnson Hall, OPT Workshop
  • Wednesday, April 17, 4 to 6 p.m., 221 Johnson Hall, Salary Negotiation Workshop
  • Wednesday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., CH2MHill Alumni Center, Spring Career Expo
  • Thursday, April 25, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Kearney 112, Edwards Lecture Series presentation, “Strategic Approach to Innovation in Engineering Education,” by Kathy Banks, Dean of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Reception to follow.
  • Monday(s), Wednesday(s), Friday(s): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday(s): 9 to 10 a.m.; Thursday(s): 9-to 10 a.m., 1 to 4 p.m., 124 Johnson Hall, Career Drop-In Hours
  • Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Radiation Center, ANS Student Chapter TRIGA Reactor tour during Spring Family Weekend. Tours will be on a first-come first-served basis. Everyone is welcome! 
  • Friday, June 14, 7 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center, CCE Graduation Celebration. Graduating students will need to register for the event and tickets will be required for all guests to gain entry to the celebration. Information regarding how to pick up tickets for your guests and register for the event will be emailed to students later this month. This is a fun event that honors the CCE graduating classes in a small, personal setting. Graduates will not receive their diplomas and the event is not intended to replace the Oregon State University Commencement which occurs Saturday, June 15. 


Walk-in advising sessions are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, check-in on the iPad at the front desk. PINs are not given during walk-in sessions. Please make a PIN appointment with your advisor.

When emailing advisors, please send messages to one advisor at a time. Multiple messages create unnecessary delays.

Whitney Korthauer (Last Name A-K)

Patrice Dragon (Last Name L-Z)

First-year students, contact your first-year advisor (alpha split). 

Graduate students: 

Getting time with the Graduate Coordinator (Michelle McAllaster)

  1. If you have a quick question (10 minutes or less), please plan to see Michelle during open walk-in hours, which take place weekdays from 8:30 to 10 a.m. 
  2. If you have questions or would like to have a discussion that will take longer than 10 minutes, please schedule an appointment.
  3. Student who drop in to ask questions outside of walk-in times or don’t have an appointment, will be directed to visit during the next available walk-in time or make an appointment.

Graduate Student Success Center

  • Students can get help with writing, statistics, IRB, or just find a quiet place to study, in MU 203 above JavaStop.

Please be advised of the deadlines for completing your final degree requirements. For those with an upcoming event (PhD Program Meeting, PhD Qualifying Exam, PhD Oral Preliminary Exam, MEng/MS/PhD Final Exam) please remember to:

  • Reserve your room with the event schedule form
  • Schedule your event with the Graduate School at least 2 weeks before the event date with the exam schedule form

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

New! Applications are now available for the 2019-2020 Industry Advancement Fund Civil Engineering Graduate Study Scholarship program. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an ABET or CEAB accredited engineering program or be a graduate from such a program, and must plan to enter or continue graduate school during the current academic year. Applicant can be full-time or part-time. Each scholarship is worth $3,000 per year. In addition to the scholarship, winners for the 2019-2020 year will be sent (travel and lodging expenses paid) to the ADSC Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona and be formally introduced to the membership. Learn more and complete the scholarship application

2019 Student Paper Competition: ASCE's Committee on Sustainability is excited to announce the competition on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Thinking Globally, Acting Locally. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit brief papers addressing how engineers have contributed to the SDGs. The committee encourages submissions that propose visionary, multidisciplinary approaches to achieve the ambitious objectives for the UN 2030 Agenda. Submissions are due here on April 15. 

CI Student Days is a program designed for civil engineering/construction management students to learn more about the construction engineering industry. This unique program brings classroom lessons to life and allows students to participate in on-the-job-experience. Students will work in teams to solve a real-world construction challenge and present their plan to corporate recruiters and CI Board Members. A winning team (cash prizes included!) will be selected based on their overall proposal and presentation. Other opportunities throughout the weekend include a resume review, Networking Dinner, and Team-Building Event. CI Student Days will be held in Arlington, VA, July 19-23, 2019. Travel and accommodation be fully covered. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 15, 2019. 

ACCE 2019 Scholarship Award: The program is sponsored by the American Society of Professional Estimators Foundation. This is an excellent opportunity for significant support for qualified construction. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 15.  

2019-2020 Howard Preston Scholarship Award: The 2019-2020 Howard Preston Scholarship Award sponsored by the Columbia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awards $1,000 to $2,000 total scholarships this year. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 15. 

New! The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. Learn more and apply. Early application deadline: April 15. Regular deadline: April 22. 

American Council for Construction Education Scholarship: The American Council for Construction Education provides two scholarship opportunities for students with industry experience, working on an advanced degree to become a faculty member of an ACCE-accredited program. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: May 8.

Each year the American Public Works Association (APWA) Oregon Chapter Scholastic Foundation awards scholarships to civil engineering students at the Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University and Portland State University. The scholarships were established to recognize and financially assist civil engineering students who are interested in pursuing a career in the broad field of public works. Learn more and apply. Department recommendations and supporting biographical data and transcripts must be submitted to the APWA Scholarship Committee by May 8. 

The DFI Educational Trust, the charitable arm of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), announces the availability of scholarships in 2019 under its At-Large Scholarship Program. Learn more and apply. For more information on the DFI Educational Trust, visit Application deadline: May 15. 

OCAPA scholarship: The program offers scholarships to university students who intend to pursue a career in the construction materials industry. Scholarships will be awarded to junior, senior, or graduate students enrolled at an Oregon university or college encompassing disciplines related to the constructions materials industry. Areas of study may include, but are not limited to, construction materials, engineering, geology, architecture, land use planning, biology, environmental law and fish & wildlife studies. $1,000 and $2,000 scholarships are available. Scholarship winners are announced in June. Download the application at in the education tab. Application deadline: May 24. 

The Asian American Architects and Engineers (AAa/e) Foundation seeks students, recent graduates, and higher education programs to apply for scholarship and grant opportunities. Last year, they awarded $32,500 in scholarships. All winners must attend the awards banquet on October 3. Learn more and apply at If you have questions, contact Application deadline: May 24. 


Oregon State is moving toward Handshake as the central job and internship database. We are in the process of migrating any new postings there as well. Visit Handshake to access these opportunities.


  • Allstructure Engineering, a Portland-area structural engineering firm seeks to hire a structural designer with zero to 4 years of experience working with structural designs and systems, including timber, steel, masonry, concrete and more. The ideal candidate is a creative thinker, able to work closely with a team. AutoCAD drafting and Revit skills are preferred but not required. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in civil or structural engineering is preferred – graduating students are encouraged to apply. To apply, send your resume to Attn: Hiring Manager,, or fax to 503-620-4304. No calls please.
  • City of Lake Oswego seeks to hire an experienced CE or CM professional, with about 8 years of experience. Learn more and apply.
  • Equilibrium Engineers LLC in Lake Oswego, Oregon has an immediate opening for an entry level structural designer/EIT. Equilibrium Engineers LLC provides structural engineering consulting services on commercial, institutional and
  • residential projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. They are a small office and have a diverse client base comprised of architects, developers, owners and contractors. MS or MEng preferred, but not mandatory. Learn more at To apply, submit your resume to: Ed Quesenberry, S.E., Equilibrium Engineers LLC, 16325 Boones Ferry Road, Suite 202, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, If you have questions, call 503-636-8388. 
  • IES seeks to hire an electrical construction project manager. Learn more and apply
  • S2 Industrial, Inc., a specialty mechanical contractor based near Springfield, Oregons seeks to hire a recent CEM graduate to fill an open position with their team. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Darrell Johnson


  • Clackamas County seeks to fill two openings for summer temporary engineering aides in their Traffic Safety Program. Learn more and apply under Job Seekers

Student Jobs

  • The College of Engineering Dean’s Office seeks to hire a Student Event Assistant, who assists with planning and execution of college signature events. The position is part-time, ranging from 2-20 hours per week, with the potential for winter/spring/summer break employment. Learn more and apply

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