News and Announcements

CCE student team of Nathan Jones and Alessandra Hossley earns first place at international geotechnical competition. 

New initiative, led by Principal Investigator Meghna Babbar-Sebens, assistant professor in water resources engineering, aims to develop innovative decision support technology for adaptive management of Pacific Northwest food, energy, and water sectors. 

In the News

Remaking Second Street (Gazette-Times). On March 14, students in Associate Professor Katharine Hunter-Zaworski’s Transportation Facilities Design course presented their findings to city staff, board, and commission members on how to make Second Street in Corvallis safer and more ADA-compliant.


Events

  • Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Kelley Engineering, Beaver Barcamp, an unconference. The discussion and session topics are decided the day of the event by attendees who wish to inform others of something they are passionate about.
  • Thursday, April 13, 6 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 46th Annual Contractors’ Night. Celebrate a night with CEM students, faculty, staff, and industry partners.
  • Thursday, April 13, Memorial Union Horizon Room, CCE Distinguished Lecture SeriesHot Technologies 2017, presented by James Spellos, CMP, president, Meeting U. A light reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 4:10 p.m. 
  • Friday, April 14, 10 a.m., Rogers 226, MIME Distinguished Speaker Series: Louis L. Whitcomb: Dr. Whitcomb, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss developments and sea trials of the Nereid Under-Ice (NUI) underwater robotic vehicle, which he developed with collaborators at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. 
  • Thursday, May 11, 4 p.m., LINC 302, Edwards Lecture, “Innovation in Delivery of Transportation Infrastructure,” Dr. C. Michael Walton, professor of Civil Engineering and Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas Austin. 
  • Friday, June 16, 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium, CCE graduation celebration. Details to follow.

Advising

Walk-in advising is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, April 14. Changes to the schedule may occur. Check with the CCE front desk in Kearney 101 at 541-737-4934 for current availability.  

First year students, please schedule an advising appointment with Michelle White.  

How to receive your registration PIN:

Registration PINS are provided to students during a one-on-one meeting with a CCE advisor during weeks 3-8. All students are required to meet with their advisor every term except summer term. Please bring your academic plan to your appointment to discuss your course selections, ask questions, and receive course planning guidance. 

Each CCE student has an assigned academic advisor: 

  • If your last name starts with A-G, your academic advisor is Whitney Korthauer.
  • If your last name starts with H-N, your academic advisor is Janice Nave-Abele. 
  • If your last name starts with O-Z, your academic advisor is Hans Schnabel. 

Graduating seniors: 

  • If you take courses outside OSU during your final term, you must provide a list of the course(s) to graduation@oregonstate.edu. This action will place a note on your file that you will send a transcript to clear any outstanding graduation requirements. Also, if you took classes elsewhere in past terms that are not showing as received on MyDegrees, please resend the transcript to the Office of the Registrar so that your file will clear through all graduation checks. If you have questions, please email Janice or  Whitney . 

Graduate students: 

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. Contact Shannon Reed if you have questions. 
  • Schedule your event with the Graduate School at least 2 weeks before the event date with the exam schedule form. 

The Graduate School will allow graduate students completing their degrees during summer term to participate in the spring commencement ceremony. Summer graduates and their major professors must complete the summer commencement form to arrange participation in the ceremony, and submit to the Graduate School no later than April 28, 2017. Important deadlines for all graduate students whether or not they will attend commencement: Apply for Graduation by April 7, 2017 (log into MyOSU, go to Student Records, and apply for Graduation). If attending commencement, confirm attendance by April 28, 2017. Dissertation titles for Ph.D. students attending commencement and completing their degree either spring or summer should be sent to Julie.Kurtz@oregonstate.edu no later than April 20, 2017.

New course offerings: 

  • CCE 529, Lean Construction, Instructor: Catarina Pestana, Ph.D. The course covers innovative planning and control systems, design of construction and design processes, variability in design and construction management, and more. 
  • CE 590, S/T Statistics in Transportation. The goal of this course is to introduce transportation students to important statistical techniques that are commonly used in transportation engineering and in general the Civil and Construction Engineering Disciplines. The objective is not to produce an engineer who can replace the need for a statistician. Clearly, an engineer who desires the depth and breadth of statistical knowledge required to do this would need to complete an advanced degree from a university statistics department. Instead, the goal of this course is to provide (1) a strong statistical background for transportation engineering students that enables them to perform their various job functions better, and (2) the necessary knowledge so that transportation engineers can communicate effectively with statisticians who can help address the complex issues faced by many engineers. Note: the methods presented can be used in a wide variety of data-analysis applications and go well beyond the techniques typically covered in statistics courses. 
  • CCE 422/522 Green Building Materials E-Campus Class (CCE 422CRN: 60343, CCE 522CRN: 60391): This course introduces concepts of construction with green building materials. Specific concepts include evaluation of what truly makes a material "green", long-term performance (e.g., durability) of materials, material production and life cycle analysis. Concepts of green building programs, guidelines and specifications will be introduced. This course can be counted as an undergraduate technical elective for CE students.
  • GRAD 522 Preparing an IRB Submission (1-credit): If your research involves human subjects, even as simple as a survey, you probably need IRB approval. The workshop-style class results in an application ready to submit for IRB review. Students will draft all submission materials and take part in the critique of each other’s protocols and consent forms. The class also discusses ethical issues in research. In this new format, the class meets only for two Friday afternoons during spring term. Limited seats available. 

Opportunities and Scholarships

The Open Education Database updated their scholarship listings with 35 new opportunities specifically for graduate students in the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Spring 2017 HWeekend - Impact Oregon! HWeekend returns April 22-23. This free hardware development competition, sponsored by the College of Engineering, College of Business, and InnovationX, brings students of all levels and majors together with industry and faculty mentors to create something new. Students work together in teams to create a marketable project they can demonstrate and pitch to judges at the end of the weekend. The theme for this event is Impact Oregon! Come together with a group of friends to make something that is uniquely Oregon or could help Oregon citizens. More info: webpage, video. Application deadline: April 5.

New! The Young Professionals Committee of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association (PNWS-AWWA) is soliciting student posters for the Fresh Ideas Poster Competition the upcoming 2017 Annual Conference in Kennewick, Washington. This year's Fresh Ideas Poster Competition will include two tracks, Research and Project, to allow all students to participate in the Northwest's premier water conference. Student conference scholarships are available. Posters will be presented to judges and industry professionals on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The winner of the Fresh Ideas Poster Competition will be announced at the banquet on Friday, May 5. The first place winner will represent the Pacific Northwest at the national ACE's Fresh Ideas Program in Philadelphia, PA June 12-14, 2017 (up to $1,500 in expenses will be reimbursed).

New! As part of OSU’s inaugural Graduate Student Appreciation Week (May 1-5), the Graduate School is hosting a university-wide Graduate Showcase and Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. These two events provide an opportunity for graduate students from all colleges and majors to demonstrate and celebrate their scholarship, research and creative activities in a supportive environment. The 3MT offers $2,000 in cash prizes and a chance to represent Beaver Nation at the statewide 3MT competition. All Graduate Showcase and 3MT submissions are due April 12, 2017.

The Columbia Section ASCE invites students to apply for the Howard Preston ASCE Scholarship. Awards are between $1,000 and $2,000. The Columbia Section is awarding $2,000 total scholarship funds this year. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 17, 2017.

PROMISE Internship Program: The PROMISE application process is now open for OSU undergraduate students who have completed 90 credits, meet eligibility requirements, and align with PROMISE goals. If selected, interns must take a 1 credit (P/NP) seminar to be eligible for the internship award (cost of credit is paid by the PROMISE program). Learn more about the program, eligibility requirements and goals. There are 13 internship projects crafted by various mentors around campus and through OSU extension programs. The project content and internship possibilities are subject to change. Also, on Friday, April 7, 2-5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center Mentors will present short overviews of their projects, and then you will have the opportunity to meet with prospective mentors. To attend, RSVP here. To prepare for this event, read the project descriptions, arrive with questions, and be ready to network and have conversations with the mentors. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 21, 2017. 

Full-time undergraduate students completing their second/sophomore year of college, or later, or graduate students (specializing in cement or concrete materials technology) from any country are eligible to apply for the 2017 Katharine and Bryant Mather Scholarship, consisting of up to $7,500 of tuition assistance. 

New! The CMAA Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Francis M. Keville Memorial Scholarship is open to applicants. This year's winner will receive $5,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to the 2017 CMAA National Conference & Trade Show in Washington, DC, on October 8-10. Applicants must apply directly to CMAA's National Headquarters. For more information and to apply visit CMAA Foundation website. Application deadline: April 30, 2017. 

The CMAA Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Francis M. Keville Memorial Scholarship is open to applicants. This year's winner will receive $5,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to the 2017 CMAA National Conference & Trade Show in Washington, DC, on October 8-10. Applicants must apply directly to CMAA's National Headquarters. 

Opensees Days Europe, First European Conference on Opensees, June 19-20, 2017, Porto, Portugal. Confirmed keynote speakers include Anastasios G. Sextos, André R. Barbosa, Asif Usmani, Dimitrios Lignos, Dimitrios Vamvatsikos, Frank McKenna, Khalid Mosalam,  Lu Xinzheng, Pedro Arduino, and Theodore Karavasilis. Deadline for extended abstract submission: May 15, 2017. Deadline for Early Bird registration: May 15, 2017. 

Attend the Student Days conference developed by the Construction Institute (CI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). CI developed Student Days as a program for civil engineering and construction managementstudents designed to introduce students to the construction engineering aspects of the industry, using a unique approach that brings classroom lessons to life. Students will work in teams with practitioners for three and a half days to develop winning solutions to a civil engineering problem. Corporate recruiters and CI Board Members will be on site to evaluate the students and judge the winning team, based on their proposal and presentation. This year, CI Student Days event will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 28 - August 1, 2017. Travel and accommodation assistance will be available in the form of a stipend. For more information, view the application. Application deadline: May 15, 2017.

The International Association of Foundation Drilling, through its industry advancement fund, invites graduate students from the United States and Canada to apply for scholarships up to $3,000 for graduate study in geotechnical and/or structural engineering. Along with the $3,000 scholarship, winners for the 2017-2018 year will be provided travel, lodging and complimentary registration to attend IFCEE 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Please pass along this application to any students you think would be interested in applying, and any professors you know who would share this with their students. Learn more and apply: 2017-2018 scholarship application. Application deadline: May 19, 2017.


Jobs 

Full-Time 

CS Construction in Bend, Ore. is one of central Oregon’s premier commercial builders, seeks a project engineer to join our fast-paced team. The ideal candidate should possess an industry related college degree or similar technical training/experience. Qualifications: an industry-related college degree or similar technical training/experience, strong management and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing, proficiency with Windows, MS Office, MS Project and contract management software, and knowledge of Master Builder, Submittal Exchange and ProCore. To apply send your resume to: saram@csconstruction.com

Deacon seeks a project engineer for their Portland office. Experience in retail/commercial construction projects is desired, but not required. Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook required; knowledge of Prolog and MS Project a plus. The best candidates will be detailed, have the ability to multitask and be organized team players who can deliver in high pressure situations. You will be assisting the project manager and site superintendent and responsible for maintaining daily logs, submittals, RFI's, subcontracts, schedules, change orders, material procurement, logistics, as-builts, and closeout. Requirements: bachelor's degree (Architectural, Engineering, Construction Management preferred), understanding of plans and schematics, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and strong organization/time management skills. 

Kramer Gehlen & Associates, Inc. (KGA), Vancouver, Wash. seeks an entry-level structural engineer. Candidates with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis and related experience are preferred, but other candidates will be considered. Responsibilities include performing engineering calculations and performing construction administration duties. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of codes and engineering software. Experience in the use of Revit Structures is highly desirable. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to: debbiew@kramer-gehlen.com

Schindler Elevator Corporation seeks candidates for their Field Superintendent Development Program (FSDP). This is a paid development program that will span from 12 to 18 months with opportunities across the country. Schindler will host a recruitment/interview event in Las Vegas this month for candidates who are interested and advance through an initial phone screen. To apply, send your resume to Lori McKissic, university relations manager at: lori.mckissic@schindler.com

Student Jobs

If you’re looking for a great mentoring summer job opportunity, apply to be a START 2017 Transfer Ambassador. You will assist incoming transfer students with their orientation process and help them have a positive and welcoming transition to OSU. Applications are open Monday, April 3, through Sunday, April 16, at 11:59 p.m. If you have questions, contact Natalie Rooney, orientation coordinator at Natalie.Rooney@oregonstate.edu

Internships

The City of Hillsboro, Ore. is accepting resumes for a public works intern position within the engineering division. Under the supervision of staff, this position is responsible for assisting with a variety of public works related projects. The position will work with the traffic engineering group, which handles traffic signals, street lights, signing, and pavement markings throughout the City. The position will help on a variety of projects, both design and construction, as well as on going operational items of the department. The intern is a temporary part-time 20-25 hour/ week internship. Hours will be scheduled Monday through Friday. Compensation is $15-17/hour, depending on student status. 

The City of Lake Oswego, Ore. seeks a civil engineering student as a temporary summer intern. Under general direction of the city engineer this position will provide assistance to engineering staff, including both office and field work. Assignments may range from data entry to field work, and the candidate must be able to perform in both environments. The work requires knowledge and application of basic engineering principles commensurate with 1-2 years of college-level studies. Self-motivation, positive attitude, and good communication are key qualifications for the successful candidate to possess. This position will be for approximately three months and is full-time (40 hours a week) and will work Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The assignment is generally from June through August or September, with a flexible start date. Hourly rate will depend on qualifications and will be in the range of $13.00 - $16.00.