News and Announcements

Mitigating coastal landslide damage (Science), featuring faculty members Ben Leshchinsky and Michael Olsen

Cars and trucks might one day run on biofuel made from seaweed with the help of technologies in development at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The technologies are among 18 new projects receiving $22 million in funding from DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. PNNL will collaborate with researchers from Oregon State, Georgia Tech, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. At OSU, faculty members Dan Cox  and Solomon Yim will lead research at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab, testing the survivability of macro-algae systems subjected to extreme ocean climates and advancing numerical modeling of these systems. 

WSU professor partners with OSU for transportation research (The Daily Evergreen), featuring faculty member Salvador Hernandez

Lost and found: If you lost a smartwatch/activity tracker, contact Cindy Olson in Kearney 101 to identify.  


Events and Speaker Meetings

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. For more information, visit osualum.com/corvallistohollywood

Thursday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m., Kearney 112, Oregon State Institute of Transportation Engineers (OSU ITE) first general meeting of the term. Featuring free pizza. Learn about exciting events this term and how to get involved. No experience with transportation necessary. 

New! Career Development Center Fall 2017 Professional Series. Workshops for COE students:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m., 221 Johnson Hall, Career Development for Third Year Students
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27, 3 p.m., 221 Johnson Hall, Career Development for Fourth Year Students and Above
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11, 3 p.m., 221 Johnson Hall, Resumes for Engineers
  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 5 p.m., 221 Johnson Hall, Career Development for First Year Students, Hawley & Buxton LLC
  • Monday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m., Job and Internship Searching, 221 Johnson Hall
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3 p.m., Technical Interview Presentations, Graduate-level focus

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-3607 or amanda.cordes@oregonstate.edu

Speaker Meetings 

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Kearney 212, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting with Hamilton Construction. Hamilton Construction intern and full-time interviews will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, Kearney 111C. To sign up, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B. 

Thursday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting with P&C Construction and Ward-Henshaw (P&C Construction’s sister company). P&C Construction and Ward-Henshaw intern and full-time interviews will be held Friday, Sept. 29 in Kearney 101C. To sign up, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B. 

Monday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m., Kearney 212, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting with Kiewit. Kiewit intern and full-time interviews will be held Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Kearney 111C, 201C, and 101H. To sign up, you must attend the speaker meeting. 

Tuesday, Oct. 3,  6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting with AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Kearney 212, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting with Gerding Builders. Gerding Builders intern interviews will be held Thursday, Oct. 5 in Kearney 101C. To sign up, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting with OEG. OEG intern and full-time interviews will be held Friday, Oct. 6 in Kearney 101C. To sign up, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.


Advising

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).

  • 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 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). 

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, Scholarships, and Conferences

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

Fuels Institute, 2018 University Case Competition. $0 cost to enter, first place winner - $5k (to be divided among team members), second place winner - $2,500 (to be divided among team members), third place winner - $1k (to be divided among team members), fourth through sixth place winners - $500 each team, top three teams will each receive approximately $1,750 each only to be used by their student-run energy/transportation clubs. Top six teams will have their final submissions published by the Fuels Institute. All students who submit abstracts will have their resumes presented to Sponsors seeking interns in 2018. To apply, download the Official 2018 Rule Book and submit your abstract by the prior stated deadline. Download at fuelsinstitute.org/2018fuelscomp. Deadlines: Round One: Abstract submission deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017, by 11:59 pm EST. Round Two: Full case submission deadline: Friday, December, 2017, by 11:59 pm EST. Round Three: Slide submission deadline: Tuesday, May 2, 2018.

The journal Buildings, announces a travel award sponsored by Buildings for postdoctoral and Ph.D. researchers to attend buildings related conferences in 2018. The award will be 800 CHF (Swiss Francs) for the winner. Nominations and applications for the award are open now. Learn more.

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! Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Graduate Internship Program. The program offers recent college graduates an opportunity to extend their education and begin building a professional network through relevant real world experience in a professional setting. Interns make a six-month commitment to EERI and gain valuable experience on earthquake mitigation and exposure to earthquake-focused professional organizations. EERI is committed to providing a learning experience through meaningful work assignments related to our mission of seismic risk reduction. Now accepting application for Spring 2018 internships (January - July 2018). Learn more and apply. Application deadline: November 1, 2017. 

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.

New! The Science Ambassador Scholarship: A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: December 11, 2017, midnight, central time. 

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. 

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


Jobs  

Student Jobs

CCE Learning Assistant (LA)-ENGR 111 (5-7 hours a week). Learn more and apply. For more information, contact Senior Instructor Kenny Martin

Full-Time

HP Civil seeks to hire a project engineer for their Stayton, Oregon-based office. To apply, send an updated PDF of your resume to Larry Gescher

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for an open tenure-track faculty position in the area of Earthquake Engineering, to be filled at the untenured Assistant Professor level, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: October 30, 2017. For questions, contact jobs@ce.berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.


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