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Finding high ground (Newport News Times), featuring research of CCE faculty Dan Cox and Haizhong Wang (related story). 

Engineering Out Loud. Season 3, Episode 1: From Toy Story to Tumors. Available now.


  • Tuesday, May 16, 2 p.m., Kearney 311, PhD Final Oral Examination – Mahyar Sharifi-Mood. Major Advisor: Michael Olsen. Co-Advisor: Dan Gillins. Minor Advisor: Mike Bailey. Committee member: Ben Leshchinsky. GCR: Jay Noller. Title: Probabilistic Geospatial Analyses and Mapping of Seismically-induced Ground Failures. 
  • Tuesday, May 16, 5 p.m., Kearney 212, OSU ITE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Traffic Technology Services, Inc. Free dinner provided.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 4:30 p.m., Kearney 212 Geotechnical Lecture Series, “Geotechnical Aspects of the Burnside Bridge Retrofit Study,” presented by James Walters, P.E. and Stephen McLandrich, P.E., of Shannon & Wilson, Inc., Portland, Ore.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 6 p.m.,  Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting, Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. Free dinner served. Interviews for full-time and internship opportunities will be held Thursday, May 18  from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Owen 224. To sign-up, please bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.
  • Friday, May 19, Engineering Undergraduate Expo:
  • Saturday, May 20: Day of Caring/OSU Community Day of Service. Registration now open!
  • Saturday, May 20, 9:30 a.m., ITE Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup. To partcipate, meet outside Kearney Hall at 9:30 a.m. to carpool to the clean-up site along HWY 34. Free lunch provided. 
  • May 26-272017 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition
  • Friday, June 16, 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium, CCE graduation celebration. Details to follow.


Please remember to make your Fall term PIN advising appointment since Fall term PINs will not be issued via email. Walk-in appointments (PINS are not provided at walk-ins) are available during the first two weeks and the last two weeks of the term as well as daily throughout the term from 4 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except school holidays). 

To schedule an advising appointment visit the CCE advising web page and choose your advisor based on the first letter of your last name. 

  • Last names A-G: Whitney Korthauer
  • Last names H-N: Janice Nave-Abele
  • Last names O-Z: Hans Schnabel

First year students: Michelle White,

When emailing advisors, please do not send the same message to multiple advisors. Multiple messages create unnecessary delays in receiving your response. Send general questions to

Topics/questions best suited to scheduled appointments:  

  • Getting a registration PIN
  • Withdrawing from a class/term questions
  • Academic standing or petition questions
  • Updating academic plan/making significant changes  

Topics/questions best suited to walk-in appointments:  

  • General questions
  • Add, drop, or waitlist questions
  • Course override questions
  • Registration error messages
  • Yes/no or short questions (10 minutes or less) 

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

Opportunities and Scholarships

New! Neng Yang, assistant vice president of international education and development at Western Oregon University is recruiting doctoral students and adjunct instructors to lecture on construction engineering and civil engineering in China for a short period of two weeks during the first half of September, middle of December, or the month of June. The universities in China for the lectures are Xuchang University located in Xuchang City, Henan Province (close to Shaolin Temple (the famous martial arts site)). XU would like to invite a teacher to lecture on intro to civil engineering in June 2017. Another institution is Guangxi College of Poly Construction, located in Nanning City, Guangxi Province (close to Vietnam). They need teachers to lecture on construction draft reading and building structure, strength of materials, and engineering drafting. Each class is usually 4-5 sessions per day (40 minutes per session) for ten days. The Chinese university will cover international and domestic flights, hotel and meals, local transportation and sightseeing, and a compensation of $2,000 per class. To apply, submit a copy of your resume or CV in Word format Neng Yang. The immediate need is for the intro to civil engineering class in June. 

The 2017 Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society Conference will be held at Oregon State University July 30-August 3, 2017. Details of the conference, including accommodations, are available at To submit an abstract, visit Abstract deadline: May 15, 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. Learn more:

The DFI Educational Trust, the charitable arm of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), is pleased to request applications for the Michael Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship for academic year 2017-2018. Eligibility is limited to students attending the following institutions only: California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo; California Polytechnic State University-Pomona; San Diego State University; Santa Clara University; University of California-Davis; Oregon State University; Washington State University; Montana Tech; University of Colorado-Boulder; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Applicants must be full-time students pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in civil engineering; have a minimum GPA of 3.0; demonstrate an interest in the deep foundations industry; and demonstrate financial need.  One scholarship award of $5,000 is available. The award can be used for tuition, fees, books and/or educational living expenses. For further instructions, and to apply, go to Condon Scholarship Application. Application, essay, and resume, are accepted online only. Transcript and letters of recommendation must be sent by regular mail or courier. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2017. All materials must be received by the deadline.

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 management students 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.

Each year the American Public Works Association (APWA) Oregon Chapter Scholastic Foundation awards scholarships to civil engineering students at the Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University and Portland State University. The scholarships were established to recognize and financially assist civil engineering students who are interested in pursuing a career in the broad field of Public Works. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: May 16, 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. Learn more and apply: 2017-2018 scholarship application. Application deadline: May 19, 2017.

Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association (OCAPA) educational fund is sponsoring scholarships for deserving students pursuing a career related to the construction 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. The OCAPA College Scholarship award is for $2000. Additional scholarships of $1000 each may be awarded as well. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: May 23, 2017. 

Through the generosity of members and sponsors, the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO) are currently able to fund four financial scholarship awards to outstanding structural engineering students. The Don Kramer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one of highest scoring applicants to continue the memory of Don’s excellent engineering skills, relation-building efforts with the construction industry, and service to SEAO. The Susan M. Frey Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding applicant who exemplifies Sue's dedication to structural engineering with particular emphasis on teaching and mentoring. Applications must be returned by May 31, 2017.



Davido Consulting Group, Inc., is an energetic 40-person civil/structural engineering firm with three offices in the Puget Sound area. Their projects take them throughout the Western U.S. In addition to private development projects, they work for federal and local agencies (such as the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, utility purveyors and local municipalities). They have an open position for a recent graduate EIT with an interest in stormwater, sanitary sewer, and water systems, combined sewer overflow facilities, stormwater management, low impact Development, erosion and sedimentation control, right-of-way improvements, and residential and commercial site development. This position is in our Seattle area office just off the Burke Gilman bike trail. To apply, send resumes with GPA and references to

Miller Consulting Engineers, Inc., a well-established structural engineering firm located in Portland, is seeking entry-level designers with one or more years of experience. They will provide diversified structural engineering services to a wide variety of clients and design with timber, concrete, masonry, composite and steel. Consulting is a fast-paced business and last year we completed over a 1,000 projects. They offer competitive salaries based on experience, are a family oriented firm, maintain reasonable work hours and have a great work environment. A bachelor’s degree in civil/structural engineering is required. Entry level engineers will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects including commercial, industrial, residential, towers, retaining walls, specialty structures, seismic analysis/retrofit, and historical restoration of structures. If you are looking for this kind of work environment with diversified structural engineering, contact

Winsome Construction in McMinnville, Ore. is seeking a residential site superintendent. Learn more at #744024 Residential Construction Site Superintendent at Winsome Construction. Winsome is accepting applications through May 30. If interested, apply through Handshake (formerly Beaver Careers) or send a current resume in PDF format to Wendy Stassens


David Evans and Associates is in search of a summer civil intern. Learn more and apply.   

Northwest Monitoring (NWM), a construction consulting company based out of Portland seeks a summer intern with the intent for full-time employment after graduation. During this internship the student will learn how to review pay applications, walk large projects, and write inspection reports for NWM customers. To apply, send an updated copy of your resume to Rob Phillips.  

Oregon Department of Transportation is recruiting for two summer interns to assist local agencies through collection and processing of roadway curve data. They are accepting applications from students in accredited degree programs who have completed at least their freshman year in an engineering-related associate or bachelor degree program as well as students currently enrolled in graduate school. Learn more and apply.

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