News and Announcements

TODAY, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to noon, Kearney Hall 311 (library), MS Final Examination – Ali Jafarnejad, “Investigation of Effectiveness of Radar Speed Signs and Additional Lighting for Speed Control in Highway Construction and Maintenance Work Zones,” Major Advisor: Salvador Hernandez, Co-Advisor: John Gambatese, Committee: Haizhong Wang, GCR: John Sessions. 


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

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

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

New! Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference. The Annual PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference brings together the Pacific Northwest’s transportation community to network and share current research results for technology transfer and ideas for research, education, workforce development, and future collaboration. Learn more and register

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. 


CH2M seeks candidates for one or more construction coordinator positions at a project site in Hillsboro, Oregon. This is a full-time, entry level position. The construction coordinator (cc) is the focal point of all trade activities for equipment installation at a major chip manufacturer. The cc will join an established team which is responsible for driving and planning coordination of all install activities. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage construction schedule to meet contractual milestones.
  • Coordinate work among all trades, vendors, and client stakeholders.
  • Field verification, and daily tracking of construction progress.
  • Mitigate impacts to factory production.
  • Mitigate safety hazards, and foster an Incident and Injury-free culture.
  • Manage and execute required paperwork/documentation.

Learn more and apply

LCG Pence seeks to hire new employees. Learn more about available opportunities and apply. For more information, contact Cory Loomis, project manager. 

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