News and Announcements

Congratulations! Ph.D. Student Jason Anderson received the Federal Highway Administration 2017 Excellence in Highway Safety Data Award Paper Competition award for “Heavy-Vehicle Driver Injury Severity Analysis by Time of Week: A Mixed Logit Approach Using HSIS Crash Data,” in the ITE Journal (page 41). "Receiving any paper award is an incredible honor, but for me, winning through ITE is extra special,” said Anderson. “ITE is the core of our profession and receiving this honor from my future peers is an unbelievable feeling. I also want to thank Shangjia Dong for collaborating with me on this work." 


Advising

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, michelle.white@oregonstate.edu

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 cce_advising@oregonstate.edu.

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 (cce_advising@oregonstate.edu) 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, Sept. 13, 10 to 11 a.m. PDT, free webinar, “Timber-Concrete Composite Floor Systems,” featuring testing conducted by CCE faculty members Andre Barbosa and Christopher Higgins. Learn more and register.

New! Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4 to 5 p.m., LINC 268, 165 SW Sackett Place, The Oregon State University Alumni Association presents, From Corvallis to Hollywood, Q&A with Ivan Williams '80 and Erika Williams '78. The road from your undergraduate studies to your career may not be straight and narrow. Follow the story of two alumni, from the colleges of Engineering and Forestry, who went from buying movie tickets to making feature length films, television shows and musicals. Free event, pizza provided. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by September 22 to Yuliya Dennis. For more information, visit osualum.com/corvallistohollywood

New! The George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University is seeking STEM faculty to participate in a free two-day workshop, January 12 – 13, 2018, “Capacity Building for Competitive S-STEM Proposals” with the broad goal of improving the competitiveness of submissions to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program from predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs)1. Emphasis will be placed on, but not necessarily limited to, PUIs located in Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) jurisdictions. Faculty members from two-year colleges are especially encouraged to apply. Learn more and apply

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. 


Jobs  

StructureCraft seeks to hire a site-based project coordinator as a permanent position but more specifically for two upcoming projects: the Peavy Hall Building at Oregon State and the Framework Building in Portland. The start date is September-October, 2017. StructureCraft specializes in design-build services to a growing clientele in the commercial, institutional and residential sectors. Our niche is creating, fabricating, and erecting practical design solutions for unique architectural concepts, usually in long span, exposed timber, and timber/steel structures. We are an exciting, growing company that thrives on challenge and innovation. We work extensively across North America and have recently completed work in Asia. The project coordinator will report to project managers and responsibilities will include project coordination through design, tender, award, procurement, manufacture, construction administration, install, erection and close out and all of the many bits in-between. A diploma or degree in Engineering or Project Management with 0-2 year’s experience, preferably with some heavy timber or related experience. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to info@structurecraft.com with salary expectations. 

Caltrans in the North Region Project Development Division is working to hire a large number of Transportation Engineers (Civil). The steps towards applying for a Transportation Engineer (Civil) position are described below. These will include positions for Transportation Engineer (Civil) in all areas: Design, Construction, Hydraulics, Specifications, Planning and Traffic in each of the geographic locations. Entry level hires will be eligible for their Engineering Rotation Program which provides on-the-job training assignments in Design, Construction, and other engineering offices. A career at Caltrans offers opportunities to specialize in one area or develop broad experience in the various aspects of Transportation Engineering. Lifestyle options are also varied; both office and field assignments exist in the twelve districts across the state and headquarters functions in Sacramento.

  • Step 1: Create a CalCareer account: This account will provide the starting point towards taking the on-line exam/assessment and providing for on-line job application submittal.
  • Step 2: Take the online State-wide Transportation Engineer (Civil) Exam/Assessment. The exam is an experience and education assessment for those with an ABET CE degree, or EIT. College seniors are also eligible to take the exam, but must provide proof of completion of degree or EIT prior to appointment.
  • Step 3: Apply for vacancies at CalCareer
  • Step 4: Interviews: The applicant will be contacted if chosen for interview. Allow about 2-3 weeks after the final filing date listed in the job posting for notification of selection for interview. 

If you have questions regarding the steps above, contact Lauren Farmen

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