News and Announcements

Ph.D. Student Michael Bunn was named the 2017 OSU Esri Development Center (EDC) GIS Student of the Year . Michael was nominated, in part, for his research to better define existing landslide hazards and their risk to society, particularly in terms of their impact on infrastructure. Michael is developing a variety of geospatial analysis techniques to analyze terrain models to automatically identify landslide features to generate robust inventory databases. As the Student of the Year from OSU, Michael will also be nominated for the Esri International EDC Student of the Year.

The Daily Journal of Commerce named Assistant Professor Andre Barbosa a 2017 DJC Newsmaker at an awards luncheon, Thursday, March 16. He received the honor in recognition for his work studying the seismic resilience of Oregon’s newest building material: cross-laminated timber. His team’s research, currently focused on walls and floors, will eventually lead to full structure testing, with the aim of creating standards and specifications for its use. 

The editor of the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering selected Assistant Professor Ben Leshchinsky as a 2016 Outstanding Reviewer.  

Construction’s next generation making connections at OSU (Daily Journal of Commerce OP-ED), Mike Salsgiver, executive director of Associated General Contractors’ Oregon-Columbia chapter.


  • Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Kelley Engineering, Beaver Barcamp, an unconference. The discussion and session topics are decided the day of the event by attendees who wish to inform others of something they are passionate about.
  • Thursday, April 13, Memorial Union Horizon Room, CCE Distinguished Lecture SeriesHot Technologies 2017, presented by James Spellos, CMP, president, Meeting U. A light reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 4:10 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays, 5 p.mMaterials Research Society student chapter meeting. Locations vary - see chapter site for more information. The Materials Research Society student chapter introduces students to the discipline of materials science and fosters connections between students, faculty, and industry. The chapter also hosts lab and industry tours, science demonstrations, seminars, and more.
  • 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.


Walk-in advising is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, April 14. Changes to the schedule may occur. Check with the CCE front desk in Kearney 101 at 541-737-4934 for current availability.  

First year students, please schedule an advising appointment with Michelle White.  

Graduating seniors: 

  • If you take courses outside OSU during your final term, you must provide a list of the course(s) to This action will place a note on your file that you will send a transcript to clear any outstanding graduation requirements. Also, if you took classes elsewhere in past terms that are not showing as received on MyDegrees, please resend the transcript to the Office of the Registrar so that your file will clear through all graduation checks. If you have questions, please email Janice or  Whitney . 

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 (log into MyOSU, go to Student Records, and apply for Graduation). If attending commencement, confirm attendance by April 28, 2017. Dissertation titles for Ph.D. students attending commencement and completing their degree either spring or summer should be sent to no later than April 20, 2017. 

New course offerings: 

  • CCE 529, Lean Construction, Instructor: Catarina Pestana, Ph.D. The course covers innovative planning and control systems, design of construction and design processes, variability in design and construction management, and more. 
  • CE 590, S/T Statistics in Transportation. The goal of this course is to introduce transportation students to important statistical techniques that are commonly used in transportation engineering and in general the Civil and Construction Engineering Disciplines. The objective is not to produce an engineer who can replace the need for a statistician. Clearly, an engineer who desires the depth and breadth of statistical knowledge required to do this would need to complete an advanced degree from a university statistics department. Instead, the goal of this course is to provide (1) a strong statistical background for transportation engineering students that enables them to perform their various job functions better, and (2) the necessary knowledge so that transportation engineers can communicate effectively with statisticians who can help address the complex issues faced by many engineers. Note: the methods presented can be used in a wide variety of data-analysis applications and go well beyond the techniques typically covered in statistics courses. 
  • CCE 422/522 Green Building Materials E-Campus Class (CCE 422CRN: 60343, CCE 522CRN: 60391): This course introduces concepts of construction with green building materials. Specific concepts include evaluation of what truly makes a material "green", long-term performance (e.g., durability) of materials, material production and life cycle analysis. Concepts of green building programs, guidelines and specifications will be introduced. This course can be counted as an undergraduate technical elective for CE students.

Opportunities and Scholarships

Deadline extended! Undergraduate students can apply now for the CCE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). The program will award fellowships of $4,500 to support hands-on research in the areas of community resilience, safety, and infrastructure renewal. Highlights include a project with faculty mentor, weekly seminars, and site-specific field work. Learn more and apply: Extended application deadline: Tuesday, March 21, noon. 


Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) senior undergraduate scholarships have ranged from $5,000 to $10,000 in recent years. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level (during the 2017-18 school year) in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. Learn more and apply. Applications and accompanying materials must be postmarked by March 31. 

Spring 2017 HWeekend - Impact Oregon! HWeekend returns April 22-23. This free hardware development competition, sponsored by the College of Engineering, College of Business, and InnovationX, brings students of all levels and majors together with industry and faculty mentors to create something new. Students work together in teams to create a marketable project they can demonstrate and pitch to judges at the end of the weekend. The theme for this event is Impact Oregon! Come together with a group of friends to make something that is uniquely Oregon or could help Oregon citizens. More info: webpage, video. Application deadline: April 5.

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.

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. More information including a full description of the scholarship award, student scholarship application and faculty reference.

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. Deadline for extended abstract submission: May 15, 2017. Deadline for Early Bird registration: May 15, 2017.

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 managementstudents 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.




Action Employment, a placement agency, seeks to hire a land development manager-trainee for their client. Salary: $40-$65,000/year. This is a temp-to-hire position (temporary for 90 -120 days prior to direct hire). To apply, send your resume to: or call 503-275-9011.  

Gray & Osborne of Wenatchee, Wash. seeks to fill an an entry-level civil engineering position Gray & Osborne works on a multitude of different projects ranging from sewer, water, storm, transportation, including planning and construction management for all types of projects. With a small office, early career engineers have the opportunity to work on various projects. To apply, email your resume to or mail to Gray & Osborne, Inc., 701 Dexter Ave No, #200, Seattle, WA 98109. 

NuScale Power seeks a Civil/Structural Engineer 5. This position applies technical knowledge, insight, reasoning, and decision making to perform civil structural design, analysis, and review of Nuclear Safety-Related and Non-Safety-Related Structures. The applicant will be required to possess a strong seismic knowledge set; experience with superstructure and substructure seismic design will be required.  

NuScale Power seeks a Civil/Structural Engineer 2 and 3. These positions apply technical knowledge, insight, reasoning, and decision making to perform civil structural design, analysis, and review of Nuclear Safety-Related and Non-Safety-Related SSCs. 

ODOT Region 1 in Portland, seeks to hire a permanent, full-time transportation analyst to provide traffic engineering analysis for the development of transportation improvements and planning documents for development review, long-range planning, and access management. Annual salary: $50,328 - $74,328. 

Wildish seeks to fill a full-time position in their Building Division starting in June 2017.  To learn more about Wildish visit To apply, send your resume to Jesse R. Bluhm, project manager, LEED Green associate, Wildish Building Co., 541.485.1700. 


Mackenzie, a leading design firm in the Pacific Northwest, seeks to hire a summer structural intern for their Portland office. The position is available to qualified applicants with three years of education in an accredited civil engineering program, and interest in designing buildings in a collaborative multi-discipline environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Mackenzie provides quality professional services, including architecture, interior design, structural engineering, landscape architecture, land use planning, transportation planning, and civil engineering. 

Michels Corporation seeks to hire a summer intern. Position duties include assisting the project management team with preparing job estimates, developing job schedules and forecasts, tracking project budget to actual comparisons, completing take-offs, site reviews, and customer interactions related to the project. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree academic program, preferably in Civil, Electrical, Environmental Engineering or Construction Management. Candidates must also be willing to travel throughout the United States.

ODOT Region 2 seeks to hire a civil engineering intern for the summer in Astoria. Application closes April 6, 11:59 p.m. PST. Learn more and apply. 

ODOT Region 5 seeks to hire three construction interns for the summer in Ontario. Learn more and apply.  

The Port of Seattle offers internships for graduate, undergraduate and high school students in various fields of study including but not limited to: Accounting, Auditing, Construction Management, Engineering, Environmental, Finance & Budget, Human Resources, Marketing, and Planning. Interested in public-service? Are you currently a student looking for professional experience to advance yourself in the job market?