News and Announcements

The Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society (SaGES) 26th Biennial Conference will be held on campus July 30 to August 3, 2017. SaGES is a forum where academia, industry, and government work together to exchange ideas, promote common causes, and provide opportunities to improve the teaching and learning of geomatics. SaGES promotes the effective teaching and learning of surveying, mapping, geomatics, and other spatially‐related education.  


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). 

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

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.

New! CE 590 ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION SUPPLY DEMAND MODELING (graduate elective): The objective of this course is to provide students with a general background in the application of various statistical and econometric analysis techniques. The course will present a number of model-estimation methods that are used in transportation data analysis, economic analysis, and other subject areas that deal with data analysis. It is important to note that the methods presented can be used in a wide variety of data-analysis applications and go well beyond the techniques typically covered in statistics courses. The course will emphasize model estimation and application, but underlying theory and limitations will be discussed to ensure that the methods are properly applied and understood.

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.

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 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

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 Department of Transportation in Honolulu, Hawaii seeks to hire recent graduates who are interested in working for the State of Hawaii. They also hire student interns (during summer) and 89-day hires. Visit the State of Hawaii’s civil service job opportunities page and search “engineer” to learn more about the various positions available. To apply, send resumes to

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