For May 13-17, 2019


Why Oregon State thrower Destiny Dawson's siblings call her a 'sister hero' (Pac-12)

OSU researchers develop better way to determine coastal flooding risk, featuring David Hill, professor of coastal and ocean engineering. 

Member Voices: Jobsite Safety for Construction Safety Week and Beyond (ASCE), featuring John Gambatese, professor of construction engineering, OEG Faculty Fellow.  


Student Chapter and Speaker Meetings

  • 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. 
  • Wednesday, May 15, 6 p.m., Kearney Hall Atrium, Mentors 360 Engineering Meet and Mingle. Listen to Tim Euhus (CE alum and former Oregon State and NFL football player) and meet with leaders in the engineering community. Free coffee and dessert provided. To attend, RSVP.

Thesis Defenses

  • Thursday, May 16, 1 p.m., Kearney 311, PhD Thesis Defense, Stephanie Lange, “Numerical Response of Concrete-Lined Tunnels Crossing Active Faults.” Co-Major advisors: Scott Ashford, Kearney Professor and Dean, College of Engineering; Michael Scott, associate professor of structural engineering, Glenn Willis Holcomb Professor in Structural Engineering. Committee members: Ben Mason, associate professor of geotechnical engineering; David Trejo, professor of construction engineering, infrastructure materials, Hal Pritchett Chair; Edward Dever, professor of physics of oceans and atmospheres (GCR). 
  • Monday, May 20, 10 a.m., Kearney 311, Phd Thesis Defense, Shashwath Sreedhar, "Developing Performance-Based Specifications to Improve the Fatigue Life of Asphalt Pavements in Oregon," Major advisor: Erdem Coleri, assistant professor of infrastructure materials. Committee members: Christopher Bell, professor emeritus of transportation engineering; Jason Ideker, associate professor of infrastructure materials; and Yuan Jiang, associate professor of statistics; David P. Cann, professor of mechanical engineering (GCR). Open to the public.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2 p.m., Kearney 311, MS Thesis Defense, Aleyna Donaldson, “Characterization of the Small-Strain Stiffness or Soils at an In-situ Liquefaction Test Site.” Co-Major advisors: Armin Stuedlein, associate professor of geotechnical engineering; T. Matthew Evans, associate professor of geotechnical engineering. Committee members: Ben Leshchinsky, associate professor of geotechnical engineering/forest engineering, resources and management; Anne Trehu, professor of geology and geophysics (GCR). 
  • Mon, June 3, 2 p.m., Owen 103, 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

  • Tuesday, May 14, 9 a.m. to noon, MU Ballroom, Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence. Join the campus community in supporting Oregon State undergraduates engaging in research and creative work. 
  • Thursday, May 15, 4:30 p.m., 311 Kearney, Geotechnical Lecture Series, “Lessons from the Oso Landslide,” presented by Marvin R. Pyles, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, professor emeritus of forest engineering, Oregon State. 
  • 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. 
  • Thursday, May 23, 5 to 8 p.m., 555 SW Morrison St, Portland, Critical Mass Timber Meetup, “The Canyons and Block 76: Mass Timber Projects Showcase.” Emily Dawson of Path Architecture, Jill Asselineau of Skylab Architecture, and Brad Nile of Andersen Construction will talk about two mass timber projects currently under construction in Portland. 
  • Thursday, May 30; 5:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center, Guistina Gallery, PLSO Student Appreciation Dinner
  • 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

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 Queer Advocacy and Knowledge Exchange (Qu-AKE) is running a visibility campaign for LGBT+ people in the fields of civil engineering, architecture, urban planning, geosciences and construction and are seeking participants to submit a short video introducing themselves. Contact to learn more. 

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.

NextProf Nexus is a three-day program that is part of a nationwide effort to strengthen and diversify the next generation of academic leaders in engineering. This preeminent event is designed to give participants the opportunity to explore and prepare for a faculty position in academia. Deadline to apply is June 10, 2019.

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.  


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May 13-17


  • The Engineering Fundamentals Department in the College of Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida is seeking to fill a non-tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. The department seeks a candidate who can add to the department’s expertise in engineering education pedagogy and its leadership in teaching within the College of Engineering. To apply, visit and click on the Career Search tab (Position ID: 190310).
  • The Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for instructors in general engineering. Learn more and apply


  • The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities seeks to hire an engineering assistant. Learn more and apply
  • Naval Nuclear Laboratory seeks to hire civil and construction engineering graduates. Learn more and apply on the careers page
  • Northstar, a design firm in Northern California, seeks to hire an assistant, and/or associate-level civil engineer. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to
  • Oregon Mainline Paving, LLC seeks candidates for full-time, entry-level positions in estimating and project engineering. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format Matt Seehawer. If there is enough interest, representatives will conduct on-campus interviews within the next two weeks.
  • Oregon Transportation Professionals seeks to hire a recent graduate in civil engineering to start in June/July for a full-time position. Founded in 2014 in Salem by Oregon State alumni, they are a small transportation engineering firm with emphasis on bridge load rating, inspection and design. Being a small firm, flexibility and a wide skill set are important. Significant amount of travel throughout Oregon can be expected, primarily during summer months. EIT is preferred. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to and
  • The Portland District Structural Design Section of the Engineering and Construction Division is recruiting for a recent graduate GS-0810-07 Target Grade GS-11 Civil (Structural) Engineer. Duty location is Portland, Oregon; Permanent Change of Station benefits are authorized. Learn more and apply. If you have questions about the position contact Rachel Samsel at 503-808-4802 or Matt Hanson at 503-808-4934. Applications close Monday, May 13. 


  • Benton County (Corvallis) – Public Works Department seeks to hire a student intern to assist with engineering, cartographic, or surveying projects. Projects include road construction, bridge construction, and possibly some design. The duration of the internship is about two years or as a student’s schedule permits. Student must be attending full-time in the civil engineering or construction engineering management programs and have sophomore standing. To apply, submit a resume to
  • Century3 (Shanghai) Inc. seeks to hire summer interns as assistant engineers for structure, HVAC, utility, process, electrical life safety system and I&C, architecture and plumbing and fire protection. June through Sept., company apartment, return economy tickets, signed invitation letter for Visa support. CCE students are encouraged to apply for this outstanding international experience. Must be in junior or senior-level class standing. To apply, submit your CV/resume to by June 5. Successful candidates will proceed to Skype interviews and offers will be made by June 17. 
  • The Eugene Airport seeks to hire a project management intern. They are looking for someone with CAD experience and an interest in gaining construction project management experience. A CEM student is preferred. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Cathryn Stephens by May 31.
  • The Jackson County Surveyors Office seeks to hire a summer intern who would be primarily on a PLSS corner restoration and geodetic survey crew with a mix of records management and GIS database assistance. Compensation would be 18 to 20$/hour depending on skill level. To apply, contact Scott Fein, PLS, CWRE, CFEDS, county surveyor, Jackson County Surveyor's Office. 

May 6-10


  • Bineham Construction Inc. seeks to hire a construction project engineer for their Eugene, Oregon-based office. The ideal candidate is strong in Microsoft Office and SharePoint (or capable of learning SharePoint quickly) and they work in the Office 365 environment. To learn more and apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Brian Bineham
  • DC Builders, a nationwide design and build firm, seeks to hire staff for their Portland-based office. To learn more and apply, send and updated resume in PDF format to
  • NorthStar seeks to hire an assistant civil engineer and an associate civil engineer
  • OBEC Consulting Engineers seeks to hire entry-level roadway engineers. Learn more and apply
  • OEG is seeks to hire a project engineer for their Hillsboro, Oregon office. Learn more and apply
  • W&W|AFCO Steel seeks to hire an upcoming CE or CEM June graduate to begin work on a project in Hillsboro, Oregon. To learn more and receive directions on how to apply, email your esume to Marcus Hopkins
  • Western Wood Structures seeks to hire an upcoming CEM graduate for their erection team, which installs dynamic mass timber projects all over the country. To apply, send an updated copy resume to Mike Dyer (’83 B.S., Construction Engineering Management).


  • Fehr & Peers’ Portland office seeks to hire a summer intern with a transportation engineering or planning background. Learn more and apply
  • Jacobs Engineering Group seeks quality graduate student candidates for a job opening with the Corvallis Bridge Engineering team. The bridge group interns have the opportunity to work with senior engineers on exciting and engaging transportation work including highway/roadway structures analysis, design, and construction plan production. Learn more and apply
  • OBEC Consulting Engineers seeks to fill a bridge engineering internship position. Learn more and apply
  • PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc., a regionally distinguished and growing engineering and environmental consulting firm in Oregon and Washington, seeks to hire a geotechnical engineering intern. Learn more and apply

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