News and Announcements

Graduating students, advance registration is required to attend the CCE Graduation Celebration on Friday, June 16, 2017, 7 p.m. in the Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center. Register now for the event by completing the survey that corresponds with your degree: 

  • Civil Engineering undergraduate students (BS, BA): If you did not complete the survey in your CE Capstone class, visit Kearney 101. 
  • Construction Engineering Management undergraduate students (BS, BA): Visit Kearney 101 to complete the survey. Upon completion, you will receive your graduation hard hat.
  • Graduate Students (MS, MEng, PhD): Complete the graduate form to register for the celebration.

Graduates in winter, spring, summer or fall ‘17 are invited to participate in the event. Black cap and gown, with engineering (orange) tassel, are required (available at OSU Bookstore, 541-737-0029 or 800-595-0357); CEM’s will receive hard hats after completing the graduation survey. ROTC graduates may attend in military uniform. Graduates may invite as many friends and family members to the event as they wish. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open to guests at 6:30 p.m. If you have questions, contact Lauren Farmen, 541-737-4096.


  • Wednesday, June 7, 2 to 4 p.m., Kearney 312, MS Final Examination – Sogol Sadat Haddadi. Title: Binder-Grade Bumping and High Binder Content to Improve Performance of RAP-RAS Mixtures. Major Advisor: Erdem Coleri. Committee members: Chris Bell, Salvador Hernandez, and Sarah Emerson. GCR: Dan Edge. 
  • Friday, June 9, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Kearney 311 (library), MS Final Examination – Luca Montanari. Title: Toward a mixture design methodology for internally cured concrete that considers filling specific pore sizes caused by self-desiccation. Advisor: Jason Weiss. Committee members: Burkan Isgor, Erdem Coleri, and David Trejo. GCR: Francisca Belart. 
  • Thursday, June 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, TRB Webinar: Assessing, Coding, and Marking of Highway Structures in Emergency Situations, moderated and presented by CCE faculty member Michael Olsen. Presenter: Andre Barbosa. TRB will conduct a webinar that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 833: Assessing, Coding, and Marking of Highway Structures in Emergency Situations. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. 
  • Friday, June 16, 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium, CCE Graduation Celebration


Walk-in advising is available 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday now throughout the summer, except on holidays.

  • 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

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

Sophomore Women’s Research Fellowship. The College of Engineering offers a $1,000 research fellowship for students who will be in their second year in fall 2017 (current first-year students).  All majors are encouraged to apply. More information and the application can be found at: If you have questions, contact Director of Undergraduate Research, Alicia Lyman-Holt. Application deadline: June 12, 2017. 

National Association of Women in Construction Salem, Ore. Chapter 198 announces two $1,000 scholarships for 2017. Requirements: Enrolled in a construction field such as Architecture, Construction Management, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student. Applicant must provide an official transcript of grades to the committee. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to participate. If you have questions, contact Applications are available at 2225 Judson St, Salem Ore., 97309 or Application deadline: June 15, 2017. 

EERI/FEMA 2017/2018 Graduate Fellowships in Earthquake Hazard Reduction. EERI is pleased to announce the availability of two graduate fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year to support two full-time students in a discipline contributing to the science and practice of earthquake hazard mitigation. The one-year fellowships, underwritten with funds provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, are designed to foster the participation of capable individuals in working toward goals and activities of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. For more information and to apply, visit The deadline for submission of all application materials is July 9, 2017. Announcement of the award will be made September 1, 2017.



The City of Portland seeks to hire an engineering technician II and engineering technician III who will work with environmental wastewater (greywater) systems. Engineering technician II: Open Continuous (this recruitment will remain open for 3 months. The final application review will consist of all applications received by 11:59 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2017.  Applicants passing this review will be placed on the Eligible list.) Engineering technician III: Open Continuous (this recruitment will close after 6 months or when 300 applicants are placed on the Eligible List). Learn more and apply. If you are interested in applying to one of the positions, consider attending the How to Apply course to learn about the application and evaluation process for the City of Portland. For non-city employees, please email to register. Upcoming classes: June 13, July 11, and August 15. 

The Lebanon, Oregon office of The Dyer Partnership Engineers & Planners, Inc. seeks to hire a project engineer and/or engineer-in-training who will work with senior engineering staff on municipal and water quality related engineering projects. The position requires a dependable, detail-oriented person who is able to multitask in a casual office environment that promotes both personal and professional development. The candidate should have a bachelor's degree in Civil, Environmental or related engineering field, minimum EIT Certificate with PE Licensure preferred, at least 3 years of experience with public works projects, good knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3-D and associated tools, proficient in Windows operating system using Word, Excel, and Outlook, strong verbal and written communication skills, be capable of fieldwork on survey crews and construction sites and a valid driver's license. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Ryan Quigley or mail your resume and cover letter to: Ryan Quigley, PE, The Dyer Partnership Engineers & Planners, Inc., 1165 S Park St., Lebanon, OR 97355. 

Slayden Constructors Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MWH Constructors, a Northwest-based heavy civil construction company, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of construction estimator, to be based out of their company headquarters located in Stayton, Oregon. To apply, email an updated copy of your resume to Sara Martin. Note: 10 plus years of related experience is preferred. 


Marion County is actively recruiting for an engineering technician 1 - inspection specialty. The technician will perform civil engineering technician work in analysis, location, design, construction and inspection, or operation of engineering projects or survey work; performs related work as required. Learn more and apply

Marion County is actively recruiting for an engineering technician 1 - traffic specialty. The technician will perform civil engineering technician work in analysis, location, design, construction and inspection, or operation of engineering projects or survey work; performs related work as required. Learn more and apply

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