News and Announcements

TODAY, Wednesday, Aug. 9, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program symposium, 1 – 4:30 p.m. Rapid fire presentations will be held from 1 – 2 p.m. in Kearney 312. Poster session and reception will be held from 2 – 4:30 p.m. in the Kearney Atrium.

Eight Oregon State rowers including Liam Kucey, a senior majoring in civil engineering, were among those announced to the 2017 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) All-Academic Team by the IRA Board of Stewards. 


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

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

Monday, Aug. 14 – Friday, Aug. 18, Beginner and Advanced Soil & Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) Workshop, Kearney 302. featuring CCE faculty member Meghna Babbar-Sebens and Dr. R. Srinivasan of Texas A&M University. Learn more. Oregon State students, faculty, and staff should contact Dr. Babbar-Sebens for registration. 

October 18-21, 2017, SACNAS Engineering Faculty Career Workshop, Salt Lake City, Utah. Travel grants are available for engineers interested in pursuing faculty positions. Learn more. Application deadline: Monday, August 14.

Thursday, September 14, Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium. The symposium is open to OSU undergraduates in all academic colleges and of all class standings. First year students and those who have conducted research prior to this summer are welcome to apply. Application deadline: Monday, August 21, 11:59pm. 

The Technische Universität Braunschweig in Braunschweig, Germany is seeking well-qualified individuals to pursue a doctoral degree in the area of aging of wood construction materials. Candidates must have an ABET accredited BS degree in engineering and must have an MS degree; a Master’s degree in engineering is preferred, but an MS degree in wood science is acceptable if the candidate holds a BS degree in engineering. The length of the appointment is three years with performance being evaluated annually. The Technische Universität Braunschweig is one of the leading teaching and research institutions of higher education in Germany and Europe, with an excellent research infrastructure located in a vibrant city. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a cover letter addressing your potential contribution to the Graduate College topics, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three reference letters to Bo Kasal, Professor and Chair, Organic- and Wood-based Materials, Hopfengarten 20, TU Braunschweig, 38108 Braunschweig, Germany. Electronic submissions are preferred. 

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 Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Southcoast Design & Engineering Services Division is recruiting to fill an Engineering Assistant I\II\III flex position, located in Juneau. Application closes Monday, August 14.

The Lebanon, Oregon office of The Dyer Partnership Engineers & Planners, Inc. seeks to hire an 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, 1-3 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 a resume and cover letter to: Ryan Quigley, PE, The Dyer Partnership Engineers & Planners, Inc., 1165 S Park St., Lebanon, OR 97355. 

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