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Save-the-Date: The CCE Graduation Celebration will be held Friday, June 15. The event is a fun celebration where students are recognized as they walk across the stage. The event is not a commencement ceremony; students will not receive their diplomas. The CCE event is not intended to replace the Oregon State University Commencement on Saturday, June 16. The CCE celebration honors the CCE graduating classes in a smaller, more personal setting. 

  • Time: Graduate line-up, 6 p.m. Doors open, 6:30 p.m. Celebration begins, 7 p.m. Dessert reception to follow. 
  • Location: The LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium
  • Number of attendees: approximately 1,000
  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Students may invite as many guests as they wish. Seating is on a first-come, first-choice basis, however, accessibility requests can be made in advance.
  • Students will receive an email to register for the event.
  • Students must attend in a black gown and cap (or hard hat for CEM students, which will be earned after completing surveys. Surveys to follow). 

Events and Speaker Meetings

  • 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. 
  • Wednesday, April 25, 6 p.m., Old World Deli, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America: John C. Olmsted, son of Frederick Law Olmsted, created the first campus plan for OSU in 1909. Join OSU150 for a screening of the film, and discussion with the filmmaker. This event is in collaboration with PreservationWORKS and is part of the celebration of OSU’s 150th anniversary.
  • 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.
  • Friday, May 11, 9 a.m. to noon, MU Multipurpose Room 13, Free Workshop: Fundamentals of Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification. Enhance your teamwork and leadership skills in a hands-on workshop from the premier business methodology used by Fortune 500 companies. Hosted by the US Navy as part of Navy Visibility Day. Students are required to register in advance to navy.lss@uwgny.com so the organizers can manage the number of attendees and prepare completion certificates. This is not a drop-in event. Students must be available for the full duration of the event.
  • Friday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Community Plaza outside Kelley Engineering Center, Engineering Undergraduate Expo. See more than 200 student projects that use science and technology to take on some of the world’s biggest problems. These projects demonstrate the depth and breadth of engineering talent and ingenuity among the College of Engineering senior class. Come, and be amazed. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit expo.engr.oregonstate.edu.
  • Save-the-date: Monday, May 21, 6 to 9 p.m., La Sells Stewart Center Ag Science Room, PLSO Willamette Chapter Surveying Student Appreciation Night. Registration information to follow. 

Speaker Meetings/Student Chapter Events

  • Tuesday, April 24, 5 p.m., Kearney 312, ITE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring DKS Associates, a transportation planning and engineering firm. Free dinner served. 
  • 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. To attend, RSVP. 
  • 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. Learn more. 

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

Deadlines for Summer Term graduates who wish to attend commencement:


Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

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.  

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. 

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.  

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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 

  • F.D. Thomas seeks to hire two interns. One for a Roseburg, Oregon project and one for their office in Medford, Oregon. To apply, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B and indicate which your desired location. 
  • Landis and Landis seeks to hire a junior year student interested in heavy civil for an internship. Preference will be given to candidates who have had one or more previous internship. The ability to interact well with others is a top priority for the employer. Successful candidates will have the opportunity for rapid advancement in the company. To apply, submit a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B or email to lauren.farmen@oregonstate.edu.
  • Providence School Outreach Summer 2018 Internship in Hood River, Oregon offers 50 paid internships per year for undergraduate college seniors (as well as aspiring seniors and recent grads). The program is focused on first-generation students and diverse candidates. This internship is 10-12 weeks long with a maximum of 240 hours (not guaranteed to reach this many hours), and goes from June 18-August 30. Learn more.
  • The City of Vancouver’s surface water engineering program seeks to fill a grant-funded intern position this summer. Learn more and apply. 
  • Webcor Builders seeks to hire interns for their Central Valley, Bay Area, and Los Angeles, California offices. To apply, submit a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B or email to lauren.farmen@oregonstate.edu. If there are enough candidates, the company will schedule online or campus interviews.

Full-time

  • Construction Enterprises, Inc. seeks to hire an assistant project manager for a new apartment complex in Corvallis. This will be a 24-month project. Learn more and apply via Handshake. 
  • F.D. Thomas seeks to hire a project coordinator/engineer for a 2-year project in Roseburg, Oregon. To apply, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B. 
  • The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in John Day seeks to hire an engineering technician. Learn more and apply: Engineering Technician 3 (Fish Screening & Passage Engineering Technician)
  • Oregon State University’s College of Forestry Tallwood Institute seeks to hire a new employee with the potential for summer employment. Learn more and apply. 
  • Samata Consulting Engineers seeks to hire a project engineer with five year’s plus or significant internship experience in electrical engineering or electrical construction. All candidates must provide resume, cover letter, and references to info@rushrecruitingandhr.com
  • WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. WSP seeks to hire a civil engineer II. Learn more and apply. If you have questions, email Kirsten Tilleman at kirsten.tilleman@wsp.com.
  • WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. WSP seeks to hire an entry-level civil engineer: Learn more and apply. If you have questions, email Kirsten Tilleman at kirsten.tilleman@wsp.com.