For May 28-31, 2019


Congratulations to Shane Brown, associate professor of engineering education, and co-authors who received the ASEE Educational Research and Methods Division Best Paper for 2019 for “Conceptual Representations in the Workplace and Classroom Settings: A Comparative Ethnography.” 


General Events, Lectures

  • TODAY, Tuesday, May 28, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, Edwards Distinguished 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. 

Thesis Defenses

  • Thursday, May 30, 11 a.m., Kearney 311, MS Thesis Defense, Marian Jamieson, “Investigation of Multi-constellation RTK GNSS Survey Productivity and Coordinate Accuracy.” Major advisor: Michael Olsen, associate professor of geomatics. Committee members: Chris Parrish, associate professor of geomatics, Eric H.I. and Janice Hoffman Faculty Scholar; Jihye Park, assistant professor of geomatics; and Michael Wing, associate professor of forest engineering (GCR). Open to the public.
  • Monday June 3, 9 a.m., Burt 193, PhD Thesis Defense, Dylan Anderson, “The Art of Reducing Coastal Hazard Complexity: Coupling Physics and Probability to Understand Extremes, Variability, and Climate-Dependence.” Major advisor: Peter Ruggiero, professor of geology and geophysics. Committee members: Dan Cox, professor of coastal and ocean engineering, CH2M Hill Professor in Civil Engineering; David Hill, professor of coastal and ocean engineering; Greg Wilson, assistant professor of geology and geophysics; Fernando Mendez; and Guillaume Mignot, assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering (GCR). Open to the public.
  • Monday, 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.
  • 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). 
  • Monday, June 3, 2:30 p.m., Batcheller 144, PhD Thesis Defense, Nisha Puri, “Progress Monitoring and Quality Assessment/Quality Control of Construction Projects using Lidar and BIM.” Major advisor: Yelda Turkan, assistant professor of construction engineering, geomatics, Robert C. Wilson Faculty Scholar. Committee members: John A. Gambatese, professor of construction engineering, OEG Faculty Fellow; Michael J. Olsen, associate professor of geomatics; Sinisa Todorovic, associate professor of computer science; Prasad Tadepalli, professor of computer science (GCR). Open to the public.


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). 

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

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. 

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 28-31


  • Cole Surveying, LLC., a Corvallis based land surveying firm, seeks candidates for a Summer 2019 survey technician position, and a full-time opportunity. They perform surveying throughout the Willamette Valley and the Coast Range. Duties will consist mainly of field work with potential office work depending on Civil 3D drafting abilities. This is an entry-level position and will be performed under the direction and guidance of a survey crew chief. Previous experience in the surveying field and an understanding of basic surveying theory, methods, and applications is desirable. To apply, email Brian Sailor
  • Froelich Engineers seeks to hire a civil project engineer/manager for their Portland office. Learn more and apply.  
  • Murraysmith seeks to hire a junior transportation EIT for their Eugene office. Learn more and apply
  • Murraysmith seeks to hire a transportation engineer EIT for their Eugene office. Learn more and apply.

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.  

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