News

Congratulations! The OSU ITE Student Chapter received the ITE Western District Student Chapter Award. With more than 40 active student chapters, the ITE Western District is the largest of the professional society in the world. The selection was based on the quality of the annual report as reviewed by the district board members.

At Contractors Night on Thursday, April 12 Michael Scott, professor of structural engineering, received the Dennis Marker Teacher of the Year Award and Fred Williams received the Hal Pritchett Student of the Year Award. 

Clean water for a thirsty region, (Momentum), featuring Jack Istok, professor of water resources engineering. 

From forests to faucets: improving watershed health, (Momentum), featuring Meghna Babbar-Sebens, associate professor of water resources engineering. 


Events and Speaker Meetings

  • Tuesday, April 17, 3 to 4 p.m. (meet at 2:30 p.m.), Job Site Tour by TGerding Construction/Gerding Builders of the Benton County Museum at 2nd and Adams in downtown Corvallis. The tour is available for the the first 40 CCE students who sign-up. Students will tour the structural steel installation. Learn more. PPE will be provided, but long pants, long sleeve shirts, and sturdy, close-toed shoes are required. Participants will meet in the Kearney Hall atrium at 2:30 p.m. for PPE and walk or carpool to the job site. To sign-up, visit Kearney 101. 
  • Tuesday, April 17, 6 p.m., University Club Meeting Room, Hilton Garden Inn, The Wood-Based Composites Center presents an excellent industry networking opportunity. Network with WBC industry members and learn about career and internship opportunities in the wood-based composites industry. Appetizers will be provided. Open to undergraduate and graduate students from all departments and majors. To attend, RSVP to Michelle Maller.
  • Monday, April 23, 3 to 5 p.m., Kearney 311, Phd Dissertation Defense, Harith M. Abdulsattar, “Quantifying the Safety and Mobility Benefits of Connected Vehicle Technologies under Varying Levels of Market Penetration and Traffic Volume: An Agent-Based Modeling Framework.” Major advisor: Haizhong Wang, assistant professor of transportation engineering. 
  • University Relations and Marketing is hosting the second annual OSU Brand Symposium on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at The LaSells Stewart Center. Come hear from an exciting lineup of guest speakers that are sure to inspire and ignite creativity in the areas of diversity and inclusion, graphic design, media and film. Engineering faculty, staff, and students might be particularly interested in hearing Punam Mathur, former senior vice president for corporate diversity and community affairs at MGM Resorts. She will be speaking about creating inclusive environments in the work place. There is no cost for students to attend the four keynote sessions and students do not need to register (lunch is not included). Registration for faculty and staff is $30 and includes lunch and light refreshments. 
  • The Career Expo is an entire week of events for students to develop their professional skills, culminating in a career fair where students will get to interact with employers who want to hire OSU students. April 24 | Speed Mock Interviews (in-person and virtual), noon to 4 p.m., Multipurpose Room. April 25 | Spring Career Expo. 
  • Wednesday, May 2, 10 to 11 a.m. PST, EERI Younger Members Committee Webinar: Assessing Safety, Search and Rescue: An Engineer’s Role Following Disasters. Speaker: John Lawson, SE (M.EERI,1985). Register.  
  • May 3, 4:30 p.m., Kearney 112, Geotechnical Lecture Series, “Development of Pile Driving Criteria for Design Engineers and Pile Driving Contractors,” Bill S. Marczewski, P.E., Principal Engineer, BSM Engineering. 
  • Thursday, May 10, 4 – 4:50 p.m., Kearney 112, Edwards Distinguished Lecture, “Geo-Alchemy (Turning Sand into Sandstone) and other Biogeotechnologies,” Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, NAE, Regents Professor and Ira A. Fulton Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Director, Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University. Reception to follow.

Speaker Meetings/Student Chapter Events

  • TODAY, Tuesday, April 17, 5 to 7 p.m., Kearney 312, ITE General Meeting.  
  • TODAY, Tuesday, April 17, 5 p.m., Kearney Hall 202, PLSO Student Chapter Meeting, featuring a presentation by Leonard A. Rydell, PE, PLS, WRE on the history of surveying in Oregon, surveying research, and typical problems that surveyors encounter. 
  • Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC/ASCE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Mentors 360 Panel/Workshop “What Employers Want: Ethics in Engineering, “ with panelists: Katie Reiff of Urban Renaissance Group, Katy Church of Hoffman Construction, Ryan McAlister of T. Gerding Construction, Joshan Rohani of Stratovate Now, Evan Eykelbosch of Froelich Engineers, Inc., Todd Humpries of Fortis Construction, and Stephanie Dost of McKinstry. Free dinner provided. 
  • Wednesday, April 25, 5 to 6 p.m., Kearney Library, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Student Chapter. EERI is a multi-disciplinary organization that promotes collaborative work on earthquake engineering. The organization includes practitioners and researchers in public policy, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and architecture. It is one of the few organizations that promotes the collaboration of these topics to improve earthquake safety in the US. EERI also sends reconnaissance teams after earthquakes. All students are welcome and the group will discuss how students can get involved in earthquake reconnaissance, mentoring the undergraduate seismic design competition, and enhancing local earthquake safety awareness. 

Advising

Fall term PIN advising began Monday, April 16. 

To schedule an advising appointment, visit the advising page and select an advisor based on the first letter of your last name. 

  • Whitney Korthauer: Last names A-K
  • Janice Nave-Abele: Last names L-Z

First-year students, contact Michelle White. 

Students are required to cancel appointments they cannot attend. To cancel an appointment, use the link provided in the confirmation email to cancel or reschedule. Cancellation is required within 24 hours of the appointment. Contact your advisor if you are not able to cancel your appointment within the scheduling system.

  • Phase I Priority Registration: May 20 – June 6, 2018
  • Phase II Priority Registration (waitlists begin): June 7, 2018

Questions? Contact the CCE Advising Team. 

Graduating students: 

If you plan to graduate in the spring, summer, or fall, now is the time to submit your graduation application. Graduation is not automatic. Students must submit a graduation application to notify the Registrar’s Office of the intended term of degree completion. 

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

The Graduate School invites students to view the Graduate Student Success Spring Programming Guide for details and registration links for upcoming events. 

New tutorials:  

  • Completing your degree as a graduate student 
  • How to take part in commencement as a graduate student

Important deadlines for Spring Term graduates: 

  • April 20: All PhD students completing spring term email the title of their dissertation and major professor’s name to Julie.Kurtz@oregonstate.edu
  • April 27: If attending commencement, confirm attendance by logging in. You change your status later if you decide not to attend. To receive a spring diploma, all degree requirements must be completed by June 15, 2018. To be assured you will receive your diploma at commencement, all degree requirements should be completed by June 1, 2018.

Deadlines for Summer Term graduates who wish to attend commencement:

  • April 6: Submit diploma app. 
  • April 27: Confirm attendance. Email signed Summer Attending Form (under Commencement forms) to Julie.Kurtz@oregonstate.edu

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

NEW! This year, the American Public Works Association Oregon Chapter is offering six scholarships to engineering students enrolled at Oregon State University including: $1,000 Kurt Corey Tribute Scholarship, $2,500 APAO / APWA Civil Engineering Scholarship, $500 Environmental Engineering Shut Scholarship, $1,000 Civil Engineering Sustainability Ron Polvi Scholarship, $1,500 Civil Engineering Allen A. Alsing Scholarship, $3,000 Civil Engineering / Geomatics Scholarship. Learn more and apply.  

Exxon Mobil Corporation has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science. Learn more. Application deadline: April 20, 2018. 

CMAA awards a scholarship to a female student preparing for a career in construction management. The scholarship is named for Francis M. Keville, who was director of construction for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in the 1980s. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 30, 2018. 

The 2018 The Pacific Forest Foundation Scholarship is open to those who are or will be, studying in forestry-related areas. The award grants 5 to 10 scholarships, in the range of $1,000 to $3,000 each. Learn more: The Pacific Forest Foundation Scholarship. Application deadline: May 1, 2018. 

New! PCOSW seeks nominations for the 2018 University Mentoring and Professional Development Award. This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes a classified employee, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups. Learn more and nominate. Nomination deadline: Friday, May 4.  

New! Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for summer and fall term projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Learn more and apply. Questions? Contact Karen Holmberg. Application deadline: Friday, May 4, with notification in Week 7. 

New! Registration for OSU’s 2018 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) event is now open. CUE provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activities. OSU undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work are eligible to present. Students can present solo or group projects. While most students present research posters, we invite students with artistic/creative projects and Ecampus students to apply as well.  The event will be held Thursday, May 24, 9 a.m. to noon, in the MU Ballroom. For more information or questions, contact ugr@oregonstate.edu or visit drop-in advising hours in Waldo 140 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn more and register. Registration deadline: May 14, 5 p.m.

New! Join the Construction Institute (CI) of ASCE in San Diego, California August 3-7, 2018 for CI’s annual Student Days conference. Prepare a bid package with your team and put your education into action, while networking with potential employers. All invited students will have hotel costs provided by CI, in addition to partial food and travel expenses. Learn more and apply . Application deadline: May 15, 2018. 

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has announced a competition awarding up to 10 one-year awards of $12,000 each for graduate students studying applied research in public-sector airport-related aviation issues,  ACRP Graduate Research Awards for Applied Research in Public Sector Airport-Related Aviation Issues . Applicants must be enrolled in full-time graduate degree programs at an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution of higher learning during the 2018-2019 academic year. For questions, contact the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Application deadline: May 15, 2018.

The DFI Educational Trust, the charitable arm of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), is pleased to request applications for the 2018 Michael Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship. 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. Learn more and apply at Condon Scholarship App. Application, essay, and resume, are accepted online only. Transcript and letters of recommendation must be sent by regular mail or courier. All materials must be received by the deadline. Application deadline: May 15, 2018. 

New! DBIA Northwest is pleased to announce the availability of three $2,500 student scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. DBIA seeks students in good academic standing who have displayed a commitment to learning and applying design build best practices in their education. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: May 16, 2018. 

New! The College of Engineering seeks volunteers for the Engineering Expo, held Friday, May 18. Volunteers are needed Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 with set up, event activities, and tear down. Volunteer for two or more hours and receive a free Expo t-shirt! To volunteer, sign up online. 

#WeBuildOregon Instagram Contest. The AGC Workforce Professional Develop Committee launched a youth outreach media campaign utilizing the most used social media platform of GenZ+ (ages 14–24) on Instagram. The contest seesk authentic photos of construction professionals on worksites. To participate, follow build_oregon on Instagram, and post a photo of a builder on a job site to Instagram with the hashtag #webuildoregon. Vote for your photo at webuildoregon.com. A winner will be chosen weekly based on the number of votes and will receive a $50 Carhartt gift certificate. . 

The Board of the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO) Scholarship Foundation requests applications from qualified students for their annual scholarship awards. SEAOSF has approved two or more scholarships of at least $3,000 (one $3,500 Don Kramer Memorial Scholarship and one $3,500 Susan M. Frey Memorial Scholarship). To apply, submit the completed  application  to Thomas Miller, professor of structural engineering by May 25, 2018. 


Jobs  

Internships 

  • The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) has an internship position available for recent graduates who are interested in gaining valuable professional experience while supporting the Institute’s mission to reduce earthquake risk. Fall/Winter internships begin in July 2018 with an end date in January 2019. Learn more and apply. Application Deadline: May 15, 2018.
  • FEI Testing & Inspection, Inc. (FEI) has a summer internship opening for a Laboratory/Field Technician in our Corvallis, Oregon facility. FEI provides geotechnical engineering services, material testing and special inspection services throughout the Willamette Valley and operates a central materials laboratory at our Corvallis location. This position has the possibility over-time and weekend work, as the construction schedules demand. To apply, send your resume to officeadmin@feitesting.com with summer internship in the subject line.
  • Hart Crowser, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary earth and environmental consulting firm. Their staff of engineers and scientists provide a wide range of services, from initial site studies through regulatory permitting, design, and construction oversight. They are pleased to announce an opportunity for a geotechnical engineer intern to join our Seattle Geotechnical group for this summer. Learn more and apply. 
  • Land Markers Surveying of Salem seeks summer help in the field. The ideal candidate would currently be studying in the surveying or engineering field. Good written and oral communications skill are important. CAD knowledge is a plus. Land Markers Surveying is a land surveying company specializing in land surveying in and around the Willamette Valley. They provide the following types of surveys: Boundary surveys, ALTA surveys, elevation certificates, construction staking, topographic surveys, subdivision and partition plats. Working with the licensed land surveyor, the following tasks will be assigned: AutoCAD drafting of surveys, research for surveys (deeds, surveys, utility research), work on a survey crew learning to preform field work. Workings conditions: A mix of working in the office and the field depending on the needs of the business, driving to and from jobsites (a clean driving record is important), maintaining good communication with fellow co-workers. Wage will depend on experience. To apply, send a letter of interest and a resume to: info@landmarkerssurveying.com or Land Markers Surveying, 4068 Hudson Ave NE, Salem, OR 97301 or call 503-581-0911 to set-up interview.

Full-time 

  • Hart Crowser, Inc. in Seattle, Washington seeks to fill a geotechnical engineer position. Candidates should possess an MS in geotechnical engineering and 0- to 5-years of experience. Engineer-in-Training license with ability to obtain Professional Engineer license in 3- to 4-years is desirable. Learn more and apply. 
  • The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks to hire an Engineering Technician 3 (Fish Screening & Passage Engineering Technician). Learn more and apply.