For May 20-24, 2019


Student Chapter and Speaker Meetings

  • Wednesday, May 22, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, ASCE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting, “Career Opportunities with Clackamas River Water,” featuring Adam Bjornstedt, lead engineer and Gail Muller, human resources representative. 
  • Thursday, May 23, 5:30 p.m., Kearney 205, ITE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring GTS. Dinner provided.
  • Friday, May 24, 3 to 5:30 p.m., Avery Park, Townshend Shelter, ITE Student Chapter Spring BBQ.

Thesis Defenses

  • 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). Open to the public.
  • 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.” Co-Major advisors: Andre Barbosa, associate professor of structural engineering; Arijit Sinha, associate professor of wood science and engineering. Committee members: Thomas Miller, associate professor of structural engineering;  Michael Scott, professor of structural engineering; and Kyle Niemeyer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (GCR). Open to the public.

General Events, Lectures

  • Monday, May 20, 5 p.m., Owen 103, Demystifying Graduate School: Everything you wanted to know about graduate school, but were afraid to ask! Undergraduate students in their junior year are the primary audience but all undergraduates are welcome to attend. Light refreshments served. 
  • 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. 
  • Tuesday, MAY 28, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, Edwards Lecture Series, "Building a Pyramid – Quarrying and Building in Ancient Egypt," by Hassan Latif. Reception to follow.
  • Thursday, May 30; 5:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center, Guistina Gallery, PLSO Student Appreciation Dinner. Additionally, as we wish him well in his retirement, Oregon State invites the community to share memories about Professor Schultz.
  • 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! Participants aged over 18 and have access to a smart phone or computer with internet access are invited to participate in survey. Safe and healthy walking: A theory driven cross cultural comparison. The purpose of this research project is to undertake a cross-cultural comparison of the perceived risk involved in walking near or crossing roads when using a smart phone or when affected by alcohol. 

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.  


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

May 20-24


  • Bob Grant Construction seeks to hire an estimator for their Corvallis-based office. Learn more and apply here or email your resume to John Slingluff
  • The City of Corvallis Public Works seeks to hire an engineering technician III. Learn more about the position and apply. Application deadline: May 24, with first screening on May 14.
  • Emerald staffing, a recruitment firm, seeks to place a project engineer for a Portland-based client. Learn more and apply
  • HDR seeks to hire a traffic designs EIT/coordinator for their Portland office. Learn more and apply
  • HDR seeks to hire a roadway EIT/designer for their Bend, Oregon office. Learn more and apply
  • MSS Inc. seeks to hire an EIT for their Corvallis office. They will be hold on-campus interviews on May 31 in Kearney 201C. To sign-up for a time, please submit your resume with cover letter and unofficial copy of your transcript to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.
  • WoodChuck Engineering seeks to hire a qualified engineer. They are seeking a candidate who has experience in structural engineering to assist in the growing demand for their services. To learn more and apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Chuck Du Fault.


  • PBS seeks to hire a traffic engineering intern for their office in Vancouver, Washington. Learn more and apply.  

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. 

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