News and Announcements

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program kicked off Monday, June 19 with 20 students from OSU, the University of Puerto Rico, and the University of Washington. SURF features hands-on research in the areas of community resilience, safety, and infrastructure renewal. During the eight-week program, students will work with a faculty mentor and graduate student on a specific project and will develop research skills to increase graduate school opportunities.

2017’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers (WalletHub), featuring Associate Professor Katharine Hunter-Zaworski.   


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
  • Schedule your event with the Graduate School at least 2 weeks before the event date with the exam schedule form

Opportunities and Scholarships

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.

New! Oregon’s first full-scale straw bale commercial building, the Mahonia, is a mixed-use new building that will feature an unusual hybrid system of wood framing and straw bale. Students are invited to participate in a hands-on workshop that will allow to participants to experience all aspects of the process from the bale raising to the earth plaster finishing. The three-day workshop will feature additional education options on practical applications of salvage materials and solar in commercial construction. Location: 120 Shelton McMurphey Boulevard, Eugene, Oregon. Dates: Early to mid September (to be determined), over a weekend. Cost: Free. If interested in attending, send your email address with the subject line “Mahonia Straw Bale” to

New! The Providence School Outreach Fall 2017 internships are now open for applications. Providence offers 50 paid internships per year for undergraduate college seniors. The internship is 10-12 weeks long with a maximum of 240 hours (maximum hours not guaranteed), and runs from September 11-December 15. Learn more and apply



LCG Pence seeks to hire a superintendent, project engineer, and project manager. To learn more and apply, go to:

Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian international relief organization in Boone, North Carolina, seeks to hire a shelter program manager and shelter program coordinator for their Haiti Field Office. To apply, send your resume to Brielle Lisa at


Central Geotechnical Services, a geotechnical consulting firm based in Portland, seeks to hire summer interns. To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to Stephen Eagar.

JANZ Enterprises, a Boring, Oregon-based heavy civil construction company, seeks to hire a second or third-year student for a paid internship. The internship is a long-term employment opportunity with benefits. The primary focus is in estimation and project management. Experience with software such as On Screen Takeoff and HCSS preferred. To apply, send your resume to Niki at If you have questions, call 503.663.7414

Knife River seeks to hire a quality control summer intern for their prestress division in Harrisburg, Oregon. Learn more and apply.

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