For June 10-14, 2019


DeFazio visits OSU to learn about low-carbon cement (Gazette-Times), featuring Jason Weiss, head, School of Civil and Construction Engineering and the Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering. 

Congratulations! Civil engineering undergraduate student Rachel Yonamine received the 2019 Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center Student Leader Award. 


General Events, Lectures

  • Friday, June 14, 7 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center, CCE Graduation Celebration. 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. 
  • Wednesday, June 19, 3 p.m., American Water Works Association PNW Section job site tour: Strand Wrapping – CRW’s 152nd Avenue Reservoir. Learn more and sign up. 
  • Save the date: Aug. 5-6, Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative Workshop featuring keynote address, “Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment,” by  Pedro J.J. Alvarez, he George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. Details to follow. Free and open to the public. 

Thesis Defenses

All defenses are open to the public.

  • Wednesday, June 12, 9 a.m., Kearney 311, MS Thesis Defense, Una Savic, “Assessment of the Active Absorption System of the Large Wave Flume.” Major Advisor: Pedro Lomonaco, director, O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory. Committee members: Tim Maddux, faculty research associate; Tuba Ozkan-Haller, professor of coastal and ocean engineering, associate vice president for research administration and development; Michael Harte, professor of geography, environmental sciences, and marine resource management (GCR). 
  • Thursday, June 13, 2 p.m., Kearney 311, Phd Thesis Defense, Hameed Mohammed, “Evaluating Driver Response to the Onset of Circular Yellow Indication in the Presence of a Following Vehicle at Isolated High-Speed Signalized Intersections.” Major advisor: David Hurwitz, associate professor of transportation engineering. Committee members: Christopher Bell, professor emeritus of transportation engineering; Katharine Hunter-Zaworski, associate professor of transportation engineering; Haizhong Wang, assistant professor of transportation engineering; Brian Fronk, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (GCR).
  • Thursday, June 13, 3 p.m., Richardson Hall, MS Thesis Defense, Christopher Anderson, “Reassessment of Grading Criteria with Respect to the Flexural Properties of Douglas-fir Crossarms.” Co-major Advisors, Jeff Morrell, professor emeritus of wood science and engineering; Andre Barbosa, associate professor of structural engineering. Committee members: Kenny Martin, senior instructor of civil and construction engineering; Arijit Sinha, associate professor of renewable materials; and Francisca Belart, assistant professor of forest engineering, resources and management.  


Walk-in advising sessions are available Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, check-in on the iPad at the front desk.

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

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

Students are encouraged to check out fall course offerings in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and Queer Studies (QS). For more information, visit Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or the website

Graduating students: Don’t forget, you still have access to these career resources:

  • Job Boards: Use Handshake for nationwide job searching and applications. Account type should automatically be updated to alumni after graduation; contact the Career Center if you have issues logging in. 
  • Events: Events, including career expos that happen in Corvallis every term and draw hundreds of employers from across the Northwest and the nation, are open to alumni. You can find these events, as well as online panels and webinars on Handshake under Events. 
  • Webinars: Check out frequent webinars and videos about professional development offered by the Oregon State Alumni Association. 
  • Appointments: Recent graduates can make in-person and phone appointments with their college-specific career advisor through Handshake, for up to one year.
  • Please contact the Career Development Center (, 541-737-4085) with any additional questions

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

New course offering (the course is expected to fill up quickly): ENGR 550 PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION FOR ENGINEERS, Fall 2019, Fridays 12:00 – 12:50 p.m., Corvallis campus, 1 credit | CRN 20127

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

New! Applications are available now for the 2019-2020 Industry Advancement Fund Civil Engineering Graduate Study Scholarship program. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an ABET or CEAB accredited engineering program or be a graduate from such a program, and must plan to enter or continue graduate school during the current academic year. Applicant can be full-time or part-time. Each scholarship is worth $3,000 per year. In addition to the scholarship, winners for the 2019-2020 year will be sent (travel and lodging expenses paid) to the ADSC Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona and be formally introduced to the membership. Leanr more at and complete the scholarship application

New! Marine Studies Initiative is pleased to announce a new Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies Fellowship for Undergraduate Excellence in Coastal and Ocean Studies. Two $7,000 fellowships are available to support undergraduate training associated with marine studies at Oregon State University. They encourage applications from students with interdisciplinary interests, such as intersections between social and natural sciences and natural resource management. Learn more and apply

New! IBPI Faculty Workshop: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses, Thursday, June 20 - Friday, June 21, Portland State University. Learn more and register

David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) is pleased to offer a scholarship for a woman and/or minority college student majoring in civil engineering (transportation, structural, land development, or environmental) or surveying/geomatics who demonstrates exceptional promise in either of those fields. The goal of the DEA scholarship is to assist the recipient in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or geomatics. One scholarship of $3,000 will be awarded to a student attending college in one of the states in which DEA has local offices. To apply, email Lisa Mattingly for the application. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s final decision by August 15. Application deadline: Thursday, June 27.  

Call for poster abstracts: Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative Workshop, Aug. 5-6. The workshop will cover many topics related to clean water, from watershed management to the reuse of treated wastewater. Submit a poster abstract for the workshop.  Poster abstracts are not required to attend the workshop, which will be free and open to the public. Workshop details to follow. If you have questions, contact Submission deadline: July 10.


Oregon State utilizes Handshake as the central job and internship database. Visit Handshake and create an account to access these opportunities.

June 10-14


  • Central Geotech seeks to hire a recent grad with interest in geotechnical engineering. To apply, email and updated resuem in PDF format to Stephen Eager
  • Mackenzie seeks to hire entry-level and experienced traffic engineers (5 to 10 years). Learn more and apply


  • Brix Paving seeks to hire an intern for their Sherwood, Oregon-based office. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Lauren Farmen or bring a copy to Kearney 101B.
  • McKinstry seeks to hire recent CE, CEM, other engineering majors for Portland positions. Learn more and apply

Student Jobs

  • CCE Lab Assistant – Covell. Learn more and apply. Posting Number: P05374SE.
  • COE Tutor. Learn more and apply

June 3-7

  • Tetra Tech invites students to apply for a rewarding opportunity within their Missoula, Montana office as a geotechnical intern for Summer 2019. If you have questions and/or wish to apply, call Marco Fellin at 406-241-4410, or email

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