News and Announcements

The doctoral short course, Service Life Prediction of Concrete began on campus this week. The course brings together leaders throughout the world, who are focused on developing reliable service life prediction tools that are verified by laboratory and field data, to predict long term performance of concrete structures. After the short course, the 3rd Corvallis Workshops will be held with the same theme, Service Life Prediction of Concrete.

Student News: Student Cooper Frantz-Geddes is the recipient of a Generation Study Abroad travel award offered by Education New Zealand. He received a $2,000 travel stipend to cover airfare to and from New Zealand, where he will be attending University of Canterbury this fall.

Alumni News: Sathy Rajendran, an associate professor at Central Washington University received the CWU Presidential Faculty Award. This honor is given to one faculty who has shown grit in enhancing the mission of CWU, and has demonstrated leadership excellence, problem solving, initiative, and dedication to the CWU community. 


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

New! Bicyclists are invited to participate in a survey as part of a Bicyclist Behavior Study for the Pacific NW Transportation Consortium. Researchers seek to learn how bicyclists perceive different engineering treatments in an urban area. To complete the 20-minute survey go to When asked to enter a Household ID number, enter CCE2017.

New! TallWood Design Institute will host and sponsor the 29th AEC Hackathon and Timber Tech Summit, July 21-23 at the University of Oregon's White Stag Building in downtown Portland. Registration and Fees: There are separate registration fees for the Summit and Hackathon. Early bird rates are available. Interested individuals can also attend the Friday evening Hackathon opening session and/or the Sunday afternoon public presentations free of charge. For fee information and online registration go to

Volunteers sought for research study on driver behavior. To participate, volunteers must be a licensed driver, have at least one year of driving experience, be between 18- and 75-years-old, and not require glasses to drive (contacts are acceptable). Participation in this study involves a time commitment of approximately 1 hour, visiting the OSU Driving Simulator for study activities, and a onetime payment of $20. To find out more information about this study, contact Dr. David Hurwitz at 541-737-9242, Study Title: Driver Distraction Due to Drones. Principal Investigator: Dr. Hurwitz.

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.

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

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


A recruiting firm seeks to hire an assistant construction project manager with a range of experience and skills for a client’s transportation construction project management needs in the Oregon Region. This position likely be assigned to either the Portland or Salem office, depending on projects and successful candidate’s geographic needs. Learn more and apply

Lancaster Engineering seeks to hire a full-time transportation analyst position for their Portland office. Placement in the Bend office is possible for the right applicant. They will consider any qualified applicants from entry-level to those who have recently passed the PE exam. To succeed in this position, you will need to be technically minded, independently motivated, and have strong self-management skills. If you have a love of traffic analysis, including sight distance, safety, intersection capacity analysis, saturation flow rates, signal timing, pedestrian volume forecasting, and simulation, then this position may be for you. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (or ability to obtain in the next six months) in Transportation Engineering. Preference is given to applicants with hands-on experience. Experience with AutoCAD, Synchro/SimTraffic, Vistro, Vissum, and familiarity with standard reference manuals (i.e. HCM, AASHTO, MUTCD, TRIP GENERATION). Excellent written/verbal communications skills, particularly the ability to communicate technical material to a variety of audiences. Comfortable multitasking and handling many projects and deadlines at once. Knowledge of Oregon and Washington land-use laws and local agency development regulations is a plus. Desire to work with a small group of transportation professionals and be part of a close-knit team. To apply for this position, email Todd at

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