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  • Tuesday, April 18, Kearney 112, 4:30 p.m., Geotechnical Lecture Series, Seismic Analysis of Rock Slopes: Failure Modes and Displacements, Matthew D. Gibson, PhD, P.E., Shannon & Wilson, Inc., Seattle, Wash.
  • 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. 
  • Beyond Earth Day celebration, April 22 - May 5. OSU’s long-standing Earth Day celebration goes beyond the typical in Beyond Earth Day! Spanning two weeks and hosted at a variety of locations, the program features activities focused on sustainability and the interconnections between people and the environment. Whether you’re interested in checking out the over 40 booths at the annual Community Fair, enjoying live music at the annual Organic Growers Club Hoo Haa, giving back through service, or marching in solidarity for science, this year’s Beyond Earth Day offers all that and much more. 
  • 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.


Fall PIN advising begins on Monday, April 17. Please remember to make your Fall term PIN advising appointment since Fall term PINs will not be issued via email. Walk-in appointments (PINS are not provided at walk-ins) are available during the last two weeks and the first two weeks of the term as well as daily throughout the term from 4 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except school holidays).  

To schedule an advising appointment visit the CCE advising web page and choose your advisor based on the first letter of your last name. 

  • Last names A-G: Whitney Korthauer
  • Last names H-N: Janice Nave-Abele
  • Last names O-Z: Hans Schnabel

First year students: Michelle White,

When emailing advisors, please do not send the same message to multiple advisors. Multiple messages create unnecessary delays in receiving your response. Send general questions to

Topics/questions best suited to scheduled appointments:  

  • Getting a registration PIN
  • Withdrawing from a class/term questions
  • Academic standing or petition questions
  • Updating academic plan/making significant changes 

Topics/questions best suited to walk-in appointments: 

  • General questions
  • Add, drop, or waitlist questions
  • Course override questions
  • Registration error messages
  • Yes/no or short questions (10 minutes or less)

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. If attending commencement, confirm attendance by April 28, 2017.

Opportunities and Scholarships

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. 

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: 

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. 

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. 

New! University Mentoring and Professional Development Award: PCOSW seeks nominations for the 2017 University Mentoring and Professional Development Award. This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes any classified, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups or non-traditional careers. 

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.

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.

New! Through the generosity of members and sponsors, the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO) are currently able to fund four financial scholarship awards to outstanding structural engineering students. The Don Kramer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one of highest scoring applicants to continue the memory of Don’s excellent engineering skills, relation-building efforts with the construction industry, and service to SEAO. The Susan M. Frey Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding applicant who exemplifies Sue's dedication to structural engineering with particular emphasis on teaching and mentoring. Applications must be returned by May 31, 2017.



CH2M seeks to hire an entry-level civil engineer position in the site civil group in their Corvallis office.

Coffman Excavation, a heavy civil/site work contractor, has a job opening for an entry-level project engineering position. Job duties are to support the project manager by performing entry level construction management tasks such as quantity/material takeoffs, cost tracking, submittals, material procurement, etc. Candidate must be highly motivated, possess strong communication skills, familiarity with construction documents, and general computer skills. The successful candidate must also pass a criminal background check, drug test and have a valid driver's license. To apply, submit a resume at 

Peterson Structural Engineers seeks to hire (2) EITs, (1) in Portland and (1) in Tacoma. The ideal candidate would have 1-3 years experiences though new graduates will be strongly considered. Peterson Structural Engineers offers competitive salary and benefits and works in all manner of materials (including some mechanical and art projects). If interested, contact:

Peterson Structural Engineers seeks to fill (2) entry-level structural engineering positions in Tacoma, Wash. and Portland. Peterson Structural Engineers offers competitive salary and benefits and works in all manner of materials (including some mechanical and art projects). If interested, contact:

TM Rippey Consulting Engineers seeks to hire an entry-level structural engineer. They are a well-established and successful medium-sized consulting firm located in Tigard, Ore. Their projects include commercial, multifamily residential, educational and religious facilities, and seismic retrofits with sizes from the small (mechanical anchorage) to the large (multistory buildings). They are seeking candidates with a degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. A master’s degree is a plus. Applicants shall also have passed the FE exam. Classes in all major construction materials (steel, concrete, masonry, and wood) is desirable. Please include engineering GPA and all relevant structural coursework on your resume. TM Rippey Consulting Engineers offers a competitive salary with a benefits package including medical/dental insurance, 401k contribution, bonuses, and profit sharing. Potential ownership opportunities for long term employees. To apply, send your resume and any references to

West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau seeks a director of technical services. Learn more and apply. 


J&S Masonry seeks a summer intern. The selected candidate would begin upon completion of the school year. The intern would work on a variety of projects, interacting with a number of different general contractors. The position is based out of their Salem, Ore. office, but some of the work would be performed in Portland; having transportation between the two would be required. Completion of at least one AutoCAD class is a necessity; additional experience is a plus. J&S Masonry also has a Seattle area office, and is considering an intern for that area if anyone is based out of that region, as well.  If you are interested in applying for that position, please make that clear in your e-mail. To apply, bring your resume to Kearney 101.

ODOT: Highway – Region 4 is looking for an engineering intern for the summer in The Dalles. Learn more at THIS job link. 

ODOT: Public Transit is looking for a public transit intern for the summer in Salem. Learn more at THIS job link to them.  

SISUL ENGINEERING seeks a paid summer intern for their John Day, Ore. office. It would be a paid position. If interested, contact Tom Sisul at or by phone at 503-657-0188, or Joe Hitz in our John Day office at or by phone at 541-575-3777. 

Wuesthoff Excavation, a civil construction company based in Valley, Wash. seeks a heavy equipment operator, project manager, and class A CDL truck drivers. These positions require extreme attention to detail and would suit someone with broad experience in the civil construction industry. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to: