News and Announcements

Congratulations! At the 8th Advances in Cement-Based Materials meeting/conference, hosted by the American Ceramic Society Cement Division at Georgia Tech, CCE graduate student Marisol Tsui Chang was named the YouTube Research Video contest winner for her two–minute video highlighting her poster, “Using XRF to assess the composition and resistivity of simulated pore solutions.”

Engineers test new building material on world's largest quake simulator (OSU, CBS8, KGW), featuring faculty members Andre Barbosa, Christopher Higgins, and Arijit Sinha.

OSU researcher studies cross-laminated timber as seismic retrofit tool.

Research aims to set best practices in determining liquefaction potential

The NSF NHERI Coastal Hazards Engineering New User Workshop begins today and runs through tomorrow (July 20) on campus. 


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

CEM now requires an upper division (300-499) or graduate-level (500-599) College of Engineering elective. Please note: students admitted/enrolled in pro school prior to winter 2017 do not need to fulfill the technical elective requirement. CE 553 will be offered this fall and would be a great option for any CEM student interested in completing that requirement. Email CCE Advising ( if you would like to be added to the course (check that you have the prerequisites). 

New! CE 553 RAILROAD ENGINEERING (3): The principal subject of this course is the railway infra-structure and operational issues related to high speed passenger rail and freight rail (class 1 and regional rail). The course will cover the techniques used to design, construct, monitor and maintain railway track. Class will include field trips. PREREQS: CE 365 or permission of instructor. COREQS: CE 392

New! CCE 321H CIVIL AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING MATERIALS (Fall Term Honors College Section): This Honors College course fulfills the same requirement as CCE 321. It is a section of CCE 321 offered to Honors College students and high-achieving students with permission. If you are a student in the OSU Honors College, and have not yet taken CCE 321, please consider taking CCE 321H this fall term. If you would like to take CCE 321H fall term but are not an Honors College student and you have an OSU cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, please contact your academic advisor for an override.

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

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.

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.

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

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

New! Render 3D Quickly announces the launch of the Render 3D Quickly Scholarship Program. One college hopeful will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward their higher education. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: December 30, 2017. 


The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Southcoast Design & Engineering Services Division seeks to hire an engineering assistant I\II\III flex position located in Juneau. Learn more and apply

David Evans and Associates seeks to hire a construction designer – inspector. Learn more and apply

Engineering Selection, a talent acquisition firm, is seeking applicants for a transportation lead engineer, located in Salem, Oregon. Learn more and apply.  

Fore Construction seeks to hire a project engineer for their Portland-based office. This is an immediate need with a start date as soon as possible for the successful candidate. To apply, send your resume to Erik McClure.


Engineering Selection, a talent acquisition firm, seeks applicants for a water/wastewater engineer Intern, located in Salem, Oregon. Learn more and apply.

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