For April 29-May 3, 2019


Robert Schultz, Professor at OSU Retires After 56 Years (Lidar News), featuring Robert “Bob” Schultz, professor emeritus of geomatics. 

On Thursday, April 25, M. Katherine Banks, Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Engineering and National Laboratories, Texas A&M University, presented a lecture on engineering education as part of the Edwards Distinguished Lecture Series.

Kudos and Congratulations 

ASCE named Erica Fischer, assistant professor of structural engineering, a 2018 ASCE Outstanding Reviewer in recognition of outstanding service as a reviewer for the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. 


Student Chapter and Speaker Meetings

  • Thursday, May 2, noon to 1:30pm, Kearney 205, EERI Speaker Meeting featuring John Hooper, Friedman Family Fellow of Magnusson Klemencic Associates. Hooper is nationally recognized for his work in the advancement of seismic design and his role in building code development. Do not miss out on this rare opportunity to hear a giant of the engineering world!
  • Monday, May 13, 5 to 6 p.m., Kearney 212, EERI Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Cale Ash of Degenkolb. Join EERI for an exciting conversation about seismic retrofits of URM buildings. Ash has extensive experience assisting cities write their seismic ordinance programs and evaluate structures for seismic vulnerabilities. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a master! Food provided. 

Thesis Defenses

  • Mon, June 3, 2 p.m., Kearney 311, Phd Thesis Defense, Mostafa Estaji, “Field and Numerical Investigation of Pavement Vehicle Interaction Related Excess Fuel Consumption and Delamination,” Major Advisor: Erdem Coleri, assistant professor of infrastructure materials. Committee members: Christopher Bell, professor emeritus of transportation engineering; Ben Leshchinsky, associate professor of geotechnical engineering, College of Forestry; and Raffaele de Amicis, associate professor of computer science. Graduate Council Representative: Roberto Albertani, associate professor of mechanical engineering. Open to the public. 
  • Monday, June 3, 9 a.m., Richardson 289, MS Thesis Defense, Kolton Mahr, “Investigation into Elevated Temperature Effects on Cyclic Response of Cross-laminated Timber Wall-to-Floor Connection.” Major Advisor: Andre Barbosa, associate professor of structural engineering. Committee members: Arijit Sinha, associate professor of renewable materials; Thomas Miller, associate professor of structural engineering;  Michael Scott, professor of structural engineering; and Kyle Niemeyer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (GCR). 

General Events, Lectures

  • Wednesday, May 1, noon, COVL 218, Society of Women Engineers Graduate Student Committee (GradSWE) general body meeting. Topics include 2019-20 academic year plans, including new GradSWE leaders. GradSWE's mission is broad and they have funds for future activities, so this a great opportunity to be involved in the programming. If you are interested in a leadership position but are unable to attend the May 1 meeting, email Hannah at
  • Friday, May 3, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. shotgun start, Trysting Tree Golf Club, 34028 Electric Road, Corvallis, AGC Student Chapter Golf Tournament. Students can register here
  • Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Radiation Center, ANS Student Chapter TRIGA Reactor tour during Spring Family Weekend. Tours will be on a first-come first-served basis. Everyone is welcome to attend. Tours fill up fast and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Photo ID Required. If you have questions, contact ANS Outreach Chair Alexander Dueñas
  • Wednesday, May 8, 6 to 8 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center - Willamette Room, College of Engineering “5 Under 5” Alumni Panel: Find out what you can expect after graduation at “5 Under 5.” The candid discussion will feature five recent graduates from the College of Engineering, all 5 years or less out of OSU. Hear how they are using their degrees and get a glimpse of what your future may hold. Co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and the OSU Alumni Association. Panelists include: Kylee Mockler Martens, chemical engineering ’18; Chris Kennard, computer science ’17; Jeff Nakashima, construction engineering management ’15; Samantha Wallace, bioengineering ’17; and Parth Khimsaria, industrial engineering ’16. To attend, register for the event.
  • Thursday, May 16, 9:10 a.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Professional Engineers of Oregon (PEO), State Annual Conference, one-hour special session featuring a small panel of practicing professional engineers. Students may register for the full conference program for free (with an option to pay for meals) using promo code PEOSTUDENTS. 
  • Friday, May 17, Engineering Undergraduate Expo. See more than 250 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 our senior class. Free and open to the public. 
  • Friday, June 14, 7 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center, CCE Graduation Celebration. Graduating students will need to register for the event and tickets will be required for all guests to gain entry to the celebration. This is a fun event that honors the CCE graduating classes in a small, personal setting. Graduates will not receive their diplomas and the event is not intended to replace the Oregon State University Commencement which occurs Saturday, June 15. 


Walk-in advising sessions are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, check-in on the iPad at the front desk. PINs are not given during walk-in sessions. Please make a PIN appointment with your advisor.

Reminder: Fall term registration begins Sunday, May 19. PINs are required to register.

When emailing advisors, please send messages to one advisor at a time. Multiple messages create unnecessary delays.

• Whitney Korthauer (Last Name A-K)

• Patrice Dragon (Last Name L-Z)

First-year students, contact your first-year advisor (alpha split). 

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

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

New! Human Analytics Lab at Oregon State actively seeks participants for Phase 4 of the research study titled “Temporal motivation and learning performance using eye-tracking and wireless electroencephalography (EEG)”. If you are older than 18 years old and have a normal or corrected vision, you may qualify to participate. Participants will be expected to complete the following general tasks: 1. Two mood-induction sessions: 10 minutes each; 2. Two assembly sessions: 15 minutes each. Each participant will be seated in front of a computer screen assembling online figures, following specific instructions. Brain frequency data and eye movement data will be automatically recorded. Completing the tasks will take approximately 45-50 minutes. Participation in this study will be compensated with $10.00 in cash. This research is led by principal investigator David Nembhard, professor of industrial engineering, and graduate student Karina Suarez. If you would like to participate in this research study, contact Karina on to setup an individual study session.

New! Volunteers needed for Engineering Undergraduate Expo. This year, the Engineering Expo will be held Friday, May 17. The College of Engineering needs student and staff volunteers to help on May 16 and 17 with set up, event activities, and tear down. Volunteer for two or more hours and receive a free Expo t-shirt! Sign up at:

The AISC Education Foundation and various steel industry organizations have selected $138,500 to be awarded to full-time juniors, seniors and masters students enrolled in civil engineering, architectural engineering, construction engineering, construction management and, new this year, architecture programs at U.S. universities. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: May 1. 

American Council for Construction Education Scholarship: The American Council for Construction Education provides two scholarship opportunities for students with industry experience, working on an advanced degree to become a faculty member of an ACCE-accredited program. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: May 8.

Each year the American Public Works Association (APWA) Oregon Chapter Scholastic Foundation awards scholarships to civil engineering students at the Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University and Portland State University. The scholarships were established to recognize and financially assist civil engineering students who are interested in pursuing a career in the broad field of public works. Learn more and apply. Department recommendations and supporting biographical data and transcripts must be submitted to the APWA Scholarship Committee by May 8. 

The DFI Educational Trust, the charitable arm of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), announces the availability of scholarships in 2019 under its At-Large Scholarship Program. Learn more and apply. For more information on the DFI Educational Trust, visit Application deadline: May 15. 

OCAPA scholarship: The program offers scholarships to university students who intend to pursue a career in the construction materials industry. Scholarships will be awarded to junior, senior, or graduate students enrolled at an Oregon university or college encompassing disciplines related to the constructions materials industry. Areas of study may include, but are not limited to, construction materials, engineering, geology, architecture, land use planning, biology, environmental law and fish & wildlife studies. $1,000 and $2,000 scholarships are available. Scholarship winners are announced in June. Download the application at in the education tab. Application deadline: May 24. 

The Asian American Architects and Engineers (AAa/e) Foundation seeks students, recent graduates, and higher education programs to apply for scholarship and grant opportunities. Last year, they awarded $32,500 in scholarships. All winners must attend the awards banquet on October 3. Learn more and apply at If you have questions, contact Application deadline: May 24. 


Oregon State is moving toward Handshake as the central job and internship database. We are in the process of migrating any new postings there as well. Visit Handshake to access these opportunities.


  • Oregon Mainline Paving, LLC seeks candidates for full-time entry-level positions in estimating and project engineering. To apply, send an updated resume to Matt Seehawer
  • Square One Villages, an affordable housing developer in Eugene, Oregon seeks to hire a construction project manager. Learn more and apply
  • Talent Driven Consulting seeks to fill a project expeditor position for a Portland-based client. This is a unique opportunity to manage a dashboard of 20-30 projects. Learn more. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Bruce Hohensee
  • The City of Woodburn, Oregon seeks to hire an engineering associate in the Public Works Department. They are looking for candidates who are excited about a growing community with a future outlook in the planning and direction of engineering activities. Learn more and apply


  • Fehr and Peers seeks to hire a summer intern for their Portland office with a transportation engineering or planning background. Learn more and apply
  • GRI seeks to hire a student engineering intern to join their team of professionals for the summer. This position is located in Beaverton, Oregon and most work will be in the Portland-Vancouver metro area, but may include travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. The work will focus on evaluating the condition of pavement by performing Pavement Condition Index visual surveys. To learn more, call Lindsi Hammond at (503)641-3478, or send your updated resume in PDF format to
  • The Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Portland Water Bureau seek to hire two to three surveying aide trainees to work with their survey sections this summer. Learn more and apply
  • Square One Villages, an affordable housing developer in Eugene, Oregon seeks to hire a construction intern. Learn more and apply

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