News and Announcements

Congratulations! Yelda Turkan received an NSF award for “Collaborative Research: Transforming Teaching of Structural Analysis through Mobile Augmented Reality.” Learn more.  

Thursday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m., Kearney 311, PhD Dissertation Defense, Andre Belejo, "Evaluation of Ground Motion Duration Effects on the Damage Prediction of Building and Bridge Structural and Soil-structural Systems." Advisor: Dr. Andre Barbosa. 

Friday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to noon, Kearney 311, PhD Dissertation Defense, Merih Wahid, “Networked Multi-agent Modeling of Connected Vehicles in Mixed Traffic Environment: A Decentralized Consensus Approach.” Advisor: Dr. Haizhong Wang. 


Walk-in advising is available 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday now through October 6. 

PIN advising for winter term – by appointment only – will begin October 9 (week 3) and continue through November 17 (week 8).

CCE Undergraduate Advisor Hans Schnabel is moving on to other opportunities in higher education. We will hire a third advisor in the next few months. Until then, the undergraduate advisor assignments for CCE students are as follows: 

  • Last names A-L: Whitney Korthauer
  • Last names M-Z: Janice Nave-Abele
  • 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). 

New! CE 405 BUILDLING DESIGN FORCES (1): Guest Lecturer: Alex Firth from CH2M. This is an excellent course for students interested in structural engineering. Occurs every other Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Bat 144 beginning September 27. 

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! Fall 2017 Kiewit University Relations Programming Guidebook. Kiewit University Relations partners with academic leaders across North America to enhance construction education through a variety of resources, services and opportunities. These areas of support cover our industry’s diverse markets and job functions to help ensure that students entering the workforce are more productive, profitable and find the right fit for them. The guidebook describes the programming offered through university relations. Examples include: Women in Construction Leadership Seminar (WCLS), Kiewit Faculty Scholar Program + more.

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.

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

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

New! Applications are open now for the ACI Foundation scholarships. ACI offers 19 graduate and undergraduate fellowships and scholarships. Last season, ACI awarded more than $100,000. Learn more and apply. Deadline: November 3, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

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. 

New! 2018 ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 15-18, 2018. Join peers and other experts from around the world in Pittsburgh to share ideas and advance the knowledge on the impact of technologies on transportation and development. Learn more


George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position in civil engineering, to begin in August 2018. They seek applicants with the ability to teach in a broad range of undergraduate civil engineering courses, giving priority to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following specializations: structural, geotechnical, and/or transportation engineering. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in appropriate professional and scholarly activities, supervise internships, advise students, perform undergraduate research, and carry out other faculty responsibilities. Learn more

University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for position #0085351, Assistant Professor, a full-time, general funds, tenure-track position, pending position clearance and availability of funds. To begin January 1, 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible. The University of Hawaii is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a strong emphasis on research and graduate education. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and its undergraduate program is ABET accredited. Current enrollment is approximately 300 undergraduate and 60 graduate students with 16 faculty members. For more information on the department, please visit This position requires expertise in an emerging field of structural engineering, including, but not limited to: coastal design for storm wave or tsunami loading, design of steel and/or concrete bridges and/or buildings for extreme loading including hurricane, tsunami, earthquake, impact or blast loading. Duties include, but are not limited to: conducting assigned undergraduate and graduate courses, research, and providing service to the university and community. For a full description of the duties and qualifications and for application instructions, visit or contact the department chair at Learn more.  

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