News and Announcements

CCE student team of Nathan Jones and Alessandra Hossley earns first place at international geotechnical competition. 

New initiative, led by Principal Investigator Meghna Babbar-Sebens, assistant professor in water resources engineering, aims to develop innovative decision support technology for adaptive management of Pacific Northwest food, energy, and water sectors. 

In the News

Remaking Second Street (Gazette-Times). On March 14, students in Associate Professor Katharine Hunter-Zaworski’s Transportation Facilities Design course presented their findings to city staff, board, and commission members on how to make Second Street in Corvallis safer and more ADA-compliant.


  • Saturday, April 1, 8 p.m., Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Silva Concert Hall, Eugene. The Hult Center presents Kobie Boykins: Exploring Mars. Boykins, an engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is on the front line of Mars exploration. Boykins designed the solar arrays that power the Mars exploration rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Discounted tickets available for full-time students with ID. Learn more. Limited guest tickets available for faculty and staff available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Johanna Carson for information. 
  • 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.  

How to receive your registration PIN:

Registration PINS are provided to students during a one-on-one meeting with a CCE advisor during weeks 3-8. The meetings are scheduled through the CCE Advisor appointment schedule link. All students are required to meet with their advisor every term except summer term. Please bring your academic plan to your appointment to discuss your course selections, ask questions, and receive course planning guidance. 

Each CCE student has an assigned academic advisor: 

  • If your last name starts with A-G, your academic advisor is Whitney Korthauer.
  • If your last name starts with H-N, your academic advisor is Janice Nave-Abele. 
  • If your last name starts with O-Z, your academic advisor is Hans Schnabel.

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.
  • GRAD 522 Preparing an IRB Submission (1-credit): If your research involves human subjects, even as simple as a survey, you probably need IRB approval. The workshop-style class results in an application ready to submit for IRB review. Students will draft all submission materials and take part in the critique of each other’s protocols and consent forms. The class also discusses ethical issues in research. In this new format, the class meets only for two Friday afternoons during spring term. Limited seats available. View the course in the catalog. 

Opportunities and Scholarships

New! The Open Education Database updated their scholarship listings with 35 new opportunities specifically for graduate students in the 2017-2018 academic year.


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.

New! PROMISE Internship Program: The PROMISE application process is now open for OSU undergraduate students who have completed 90 credits, meet eligibility requirements, and align with PROMISE goals. If selected, interns must take a 1 credit (P/NP) seminar to be eligible for the internship award (cost of credit is paid by the PROMISE program). Learn more about the program, eligibility requirements and goals. There are 13 internship projects crafted by various mentors around campus and through OSU extension programs. The project content and internship possibilities are subject to change. Also, on Friday, April 7, 2-5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center Mentors will present short overviews of their projects, and then you will have the opportunity to meet with prospective mentors. To attend, RSVP here. To prepare for this event, read the project descriptions, arrive with questions, and be ready to network and have conversations with the mentors. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 21, 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. 

New! The CMAA Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Francis M. Keville Memorial Scholarship is open to applicants. This year's winner will receive $5,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to the 2017 CMAA National Conference & Trade Show in Washington, DC, on October 8-10. Applicants must apply directly to CMAA's National Headquarters. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 30, 2017. 

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.



Bassett Construction seeks to hire project engineers for its growing commercial and industrial operations. Bassett offers competitive pay, performance incentives, full insurance benefits, and 401k with employer match.  All interested and qualified candidates should submit a current copy of their resume to Erik Loft. For more information, visit Bassett Construction. 

Henkels & McCoy, Inc. seeks to hire a project scheduler and an assistant scheduler for an upcoming telecom project in Portland. Learn more and apply for the project scheduler position and the assistant scheduler position. 

Kerr Contractors, a leading heavy civil general contractor and construction management firm headquartered in Woodburn, Ore. seeks a project engineer. Learn more and apply. 

KidSpirit is hiring camp counselors, administrative, and marketing staff, and head instructors for summer 2017. Head instructor positions are available in art, sports, cooking, education, science, and more. Specialty instructors also needed in archery, gymnastics, theatre, dance, music, and swimming. Learn more and apply. For more information, visit Langton 125 or call 541-737-5437. Application deadline: April 11, 2017. 

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks to hire an engineering technician, located in John Day, Ore. Learn more and apply: Engineering Technician 3 (Fish Screening & Passage Engineering Technician). 


Kerr Contractors, a leading heavy civil general contractor and construction management firm headquartered in Woodburn, Ore. seeks a summer intern. Learn more and apply. 

Michels Corporation seeks a project engineer intern. With direct supervision, the intern will serve as a general utility team member associated with project support. Learn more and apply.