News and Announcements

Monday, August 21: No classes (total solar eclipse). 

Congratulations! The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust announced that the first Michael L. Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, was awarded to Drew Rommel, an Oregon State undergraduate civil engineering student. The Condon Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 with an initial donation by Condon-Johnson and Associates of Oakland, Calif., in memory of Michael L. Condon, co-founder of the company and a leader in the deep foundations industry.

Beginning today and running through Friday, Aug. 18, the Beginner and Advanced Soil & Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) Workshop, will be held in Kearney 302. The workshop features CCE faculty member Meghna Babbar-Sebens and Dr. R. Srinivasan of Texas A&M University. Learn more

That’s a wrap! The eight-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program concluded last week with a symposium and poster session in Kearney Hall. View photos.


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

New! Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, 11 a.m., PDT Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Open Environmental Restoration Resource (OER2) webinar, “Portfolio Optimization (P-OPT) Review of the Navy's Installation Restoration Program (IRP) Sites - Phase I Overview and Findings.” Presenters: Ms. Gunarti Coghlan (NAVFAC Head Quarters) and Mr. Michael Singletary (NAVFAC South East). Learn more and register

October 18-21, 2017, SACNAS Engineering Faculty Career Workshop, Salt Lake City, Utah. Travel grants are available for engineers interested in pursuing faculty positions. Application deadline: Monday, Aug. 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, Aug. 21, 11:59pm. 

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. 


HDR seeks to hire a geotechnical/staff engineer for their Folsom, California office. The primary duties of the Geotechnical EIT/Staff Engineer are to conduct field investigations, research technical documents, and support analyses to develop design options or recommendations and assist in the preparation of cost estimates and specifications for geo-structural engineering projects. Perform routine engineering assignments requiring application of standard techniques and procedures. Work independently as directed and be an integral member of larger design teams. Perform other duties as needed. The position requires a Geotechnical engineering focused master’s degree and EIT. Computer knowledge of Apile, Driven, LPile, Group, SHAFT, CPTiT, Gint, Settle3D, GeoStudio (Seep/W, Slope/W/SigmaW) and/or UTEXAS4; liquefaction evaluation; Civil3D, ARC GIS, QUAD4 and FLAC not required but a plus. Previous Geotechical design experience (internship or full-time work experience) and good communication skills are a plus. An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of their employee-owned culture is a must. Learn more and apply.  

Wright Hotel Development seeks to hire a project engineer. To learn more and apply, contact Justin Chester, project manager. 

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