News and Announcements

Kudos and Congratulations

PhD Candidate Kasim Alomari has been selected to receive the Columbia-Willamette Chapter President Scholarship from the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation. 

CCE alum and Central Washington University faculty member Sathyanarayanan (Sathy) Rajendran received the national Outstanding Safety Educator award from the American Society of Safety Engineers. Learn more. 

In the News

Doughnut shops and surf apps (Marketplace), featuring CCE graduate student Ashley Ellenson. Building a business from the ground up can be quite an undertaking. Even if you have a brilliant idea, you almost always need help and support to execute it. At the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator in Corvallis, Oregon, the university is partnering with the county and investors to create a support system for budding entrepreneurs.


Events

  • 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. Learn more. 
  • Thursday, April 20, 4 to 5 p.m., KEAR 305, CCE Seminar in Natural Hazards Engineering and Resilient Infrastructure, “Exploring the Relationship between Sustainability and Hazard Resilience of Bridge Infrastructure,” presented by Jamie E. Padgett, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University. 
  • Saturday May 6, 1-4 p.m., Volunteer Opportunity: Wave Lab Open House. Are you interested in learning more about the wave lab? Volunteer for the Spring Family Weekend Open House and you can become an expert wave lab tour guide. The tour is 20 minutes and training is provided. Posters are situated at each station along the tour and guides typically conduct tours in pairs. Tour guides will receive a wave lab t-shirt. There are two volunteers shifts, one from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tour guide trainings are scheduled on May 2 from 11 a.m. to noon and May 3 from 2 to 3 p.m., or at other times by request. 
  • 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. The meetings are scheduled through the CCE Advisor appointment schedule link on the CCE academic advising webpage. 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 cce.advising@oregonstate.edu
  • Apply for graduation now!

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. 


Opportunities and Scholarships

New! Wireless Network of Bots for Monitoring Ecosystem of Forest: The application period is open now for an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) position in summer 2017 to make a wireless network of bots for monitoring the ecosystem of forest at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. This research will contribute to the location based open source sensors project which is currently conducted by the Cartography and Geovisualization group at College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science at Oregon State University. The position will be based at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (on the west slope of the Oregon Cascades near Blue River, Oregon); travel will be required for short trips to Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon). The Andrews Forest was established in 1948 as an US Forest Service Experimental Forest, and since 1980 is one of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The field station has modern apartments with full kitchens, a well-equipped computer lab, and wireless internet. The 10-week program will fit student on either the quarter or semester systems. The REU student will conduct supervised and guided research and develop his/her own individual project related to the grant. Participants will closely work with the PIs of the project and a team of students working on the grant. Housing and a weekly stipend of $550 will be provided. Position Requirements: Applicants should exhibit proficient skills to design Arduino or Raspberry sensors, understand the fundamental mechanism of wireless network, be familiar with GPS/GNSS receivers and interested in location based service, and have a general understanding of python, database and web mapping techniques is desirable. The applicant is expected to mostly stay in Corvallis, and occasionally travel to H.J. Andrews Forest. To survive in the forest, applicants should have a valid driver’s license in order to commute between Corvallis and the study site at the Forest, prove her or his ability to carry a heavy pack (40+ lb) for moderate distances over uneven terrain, and be comfortable spending several days at the base in the H.J. Andrews Forest to test and deploy the bots. Eligibility is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates that have a graduate date no sooner than fall 2017. Further, all applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. To apply: send a brief cover letter indicating your interest, experience and professional goals after graduation, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and the names, addresses, phone number, and email address of at least two references to: Bo Zhao. Review of applications begins March 13, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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

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). Application, submittal, and scholarship information can be found on our Facebook page, PNWS-of-AWWA-Young-Professionals. Interested students need to submit with an application and abstract describing the subject of the poster presentation to jminer@carollo.com. Scholarships will be awarded based on need and order received, so students are encouraged to apply early. If you have questions, contact Josh Miner at 206-684-6532. Application deadline: April 10, 2017.  

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. 

New! Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist architecture, structural engineering students. The Student Scholarship Program offers scholarships to support education and encourage the design and building of safer structures in our communities. Up to sixty-eight (68) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than April 25, 2017. Learn more and apply: strongtie.com/scholarships. 

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. More information including a full description of the scholarship award, student scholarship application and faculty reference form are available at: 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. For more information and to apply visit CMAA Foundation website. Application deadline: April 30, 2017. 

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. 

New! The DFI Educational Trust, the charitable arm of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), is pleased to request applications for the Michael Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship for academic year 2017-2018. Eligibility is limited to students attending the following institutions only: California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo; California Polytechnic State University-Pomona; San Diego State University; Santa Clara University; University of California-Davis; Oregon State University; Washington State University; Montana Tech; University of Colorado-Boulder; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Applicants must be full-time students pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in civil engineering; have a minimum GPA of 3.0; demonstrate an interest in the deep foundations industry; and demonstrate financial need.  One scholarship award of $5,000 is available. The award can be used for tuition, fees, books and/or educational living expenses. For further instructions, and to apply, go to Condon Scholarship Application. Application, essay, and resume, are accepted online only. Transcript and letters of recommendation must be sent by regular mail or courier. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2017. All materials must be received by the deadline.

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 management students 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 

KONE Inc. seeks an installation supervisor for their Portland office. Responsibility for the overall construction business within a given branch or region. Full responsibility for new product sales growth and profitable and efficient operations are cornerstones of this position. Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated construction projects to ensure that goals or objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the following duties personally through peer supervisors. Learn more and apply. 

MWH Constructors seeks a qualified project engineer candidate to support commercial and industrial building design, construction, and maintenance projects. Selected individuals will provide technical support to project management and project supervision staff to ensure design and construction work is performed efficiently, on schedule and in accordance to company policy and engineering standards. This position will be based in Hillsboro, Ore. Learn more and apply. 

MWH Constructors seeks a qualified project engineer candidate with a planning / scheduling focus to support commercial and industrial building design, construction, and maintenance projects. Selected individuals will provide planning and scheduling support to program management staff to ensure design and construction work is performed efficiently, on schedule and in accordance to company policy and construction standards. This position will be based in Hillsboro, Ore. Learn more and apply. 

Metropolitan Land Group, LLC seeks a technical project assistant. The position is responsible for daily project support for the land development team. The assistant will provide support to the team with research, due diligence, meeting attendance and other tasks as directed by the team. Learn more and apply. 

The civil group at POWER engineers seeks entry-level civil engineer for their substation group in Portland. The successful candidate will have a BSCE from an accredited university with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. In addition, the candidate should have Engineer In Training registration or Professional Engineer License. Previous engineering design or drafting experience (1 to 3 years) is preferred, but not necessary. Candidates should have completed course work in concrete design, steel design, soil mechanics, surveying, hydraulics, hydrology and urban hydrology. Familiarity with AutoCAD 2015 and Civil 3D is a plus. Ideal candidates should have exposure to site development, erosion control and stormwater analysis. Learn more and apply. 

Student Jobs

Accepting Applications for 2017/2018 COE Ambassadors! Ambassadors are undergraduates paid to serve as representatives for the College of Engineering (COE). Examples of activities that ambassadors are responsible for include supporting the COE in recruitment events on and off campus, participating in professional conferences, attending alumni/industry events, providing tours to students, parents, and VIPs who visit campus, and presentations at high schools throughout the state. When applying you will be required to complete a survey where you will attach a resume and cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. Application deadline: April 17, 8 a.m. 

Internships

GRI, an employee-owned full-service geotechnical, pavement, and environmental engineering consulting firm based in the Portland, Oregon area seeks to hire an engineering intern to assist their team of professionals for the summer of 2017 in their Beaverton, Ore. office. This position will provide support to projects consisting of pavement management and pavement rehabilitation and design. Major responsibilities include: pavement condition index surveys, miscellaneous field investigations including pavement coring and subsurface explorations, pavement management analysis, and laboratory testing. Required qualifications: excellent verbal and written communication skills, self-motivated individual capable of working independently or in a team-based environment, willingness to learn new skills and achieve continuous professional development, and be a civil engineering student or graduate with an interest in pavement engineering. Preferred qualifications: pavement engineering and/or geotechnical engineering coursework, PCI survey experience, proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word, ability to use AutoCAD and ESRI ArcGIS, field and laboratory experience. To apply, send letter of interest and resume by email to career@gri.com. GRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls. 

MWH Constructors seeks a seasonal summer 2017 intern to support project work in Hillsboro, Ore. Learn more and apply. 

Michels Corporation seeks to hire a summer intern. Position duties include assisting the project management team with preparing job estimates, developing job schedules and forecasts, tracking project budget to actual comparisons, completing take-offs, site reviews, and customer interactions related to the project. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree academic program, preferably in Civil, Electrical, Environmental Engineering or Construction Management. Candidates must also be willing to travel throughout the United States. Learn more and apply. 

Next Step Ministries seeks to hire three construction manager interns and seven construction team member interns. Learn more and apply. 

Visit cce.oregonstate.edu/civil-construction-jobs for recent job postings.