News and Announcements

Tuesday, Oct. 3, noon to 3 p.m., Kearney 311, PhD Dissertation Defense, Lei Zhang, “A Discrete Numerical Study of the Micromechanics of Sand Liquefaction.” Advisor: T. Matthew Evans. 

Friday, Oct. 6, 3 to 5 p.m., Kearney 311, MS Final Examination, Alex Coyle, “The Effects of Temperature on Electrical Resistivity Measurements of Concrete.” Advisor: Jason Weiss. Committee members: Burkan Isgor, Jason Ideker.

Congratulations! At the 6th International Cycling Safety Conference on September 20-23 at the University of California, Davis, PhD Student Chen Chen won the International Cycling Safety Conference 2017 Best Poster Award for his poster, “Crowdsourcing Data-Driven Development of Bicycle Safety Performance Functions.” Chen has been working with Haizhong Wang, assistant professor in transportation engineering, for two years on bicycle network and safety analysis research.

This summer, Merrick Haller, associate head of graduate affairs and professor of coastal and ocean engineering gave the opening keynote address, “Sensing the Ocean with Marine Radars,” at the Hydraulic Measurements & Experimental Methods Conference, sponsored by EWRI/ASCE. Learn more.  

Study shows high cost of truckers not having enough places to park and rest (News and Research Communications) 

Lack of Hwy. 97 truck stops has safety, economic impacts (KTVZ), featuring Salvador Hernandez, assistant professor of transportation engineering. 

Events and Speaker Meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 112, Edwards Distinguished Lecture, “Damage and Collapse Assessment in Steel and Composite Structure,” Jerome F. Hajjar, Ph.D., P.E., CDM Smith Professor and Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University. 

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5 to 7 p.m., Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, 2695 SW Jefferson Way, “Breaking Barriers: Women in Engineering.” Guest Speakers: Tala Navab-Daneshmand, assistant professor of chemical, biological and environmental engineering, Yelda Turkan, assistant professor of construction engineering, and Jihye Park, assistant professor of geomatics. Diversity & Cultural Engagement is dedicated to principles of equity and social justice, and as such, all of their events and programs are inclusive to all who are committed to transformative learning. For accommodations related to disability, contact Reagan Le or 541-737-9033. 

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

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-3607 or

Saturday, Oct. 14, two hours prior to kick-off, BMWC Constructors will host a tailgate event. Students are invited to attend. BMWC will provide traditional food and beverage, company gear, games, as well as internship and full-time opportunities. To attend, RSVP to Jake Remboldt by October 11.  

Speaker Meetings 

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.


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

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). 

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

New! Post Doc Scholarship from the European Project LIQUEFACT (assessment and mitigation of liquefaction potential across Europe. A holistic approach to protect structures/infrastructures for improved resilience to earthquake-induced liquefaction disasters). Learn more and apply. Application deadline: October 9, 2017

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 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.

New! Imaging Fellowship Opportunity at Harvard University. Harvard University seeks life and physical scientists with an interest in imaging to develop innovative imaging technologies, lead biological investigations using these technologies, or both, for an exciting position as a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow (JHDSF). Fellows will work as independent researchers; receive funding to run a small research group; and will be appointed for a three-year term (two-year extension after review). Candidates should have recently completed a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering or related areas, or should complete a PhD by the time their appointment begins. Learn more and apply. Application Deadline: October 29, 2017. 

New! AGC Education and Research Foundation Scholarship. Each year, the AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. Over $10 million in scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students attending colleges and universities across the country. Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Education and Research Foundation awards over 100 scholarships each year to students dedicated to pursuing a career in the construction industry. The application opened July 1, 2017 and closes November 1, 2017. 

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

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.

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

New! The annual ITE QUAD Conference represents transportation professionals from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and beyond. The 2018 conference will be hosted in Portland. Learn more



Boeing seeks to hire interns. This is an opportunity for students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, consolidated bachelor’s/master’s degree program, or master’s degree program. Interns must be available to work full-time for a minimum of 10 weeks (12 weeks preferred) and must apply online during the fall semester prior to the start of the summer internship program.


Brigham Young University seeks to hire new faculty in transportation engineering in our Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Learn more and apply

Forell/Elsesser seeks to hire structural designers. Learn more and apply.

Interlaken, an alumni-owned utility excavation firm, seeks to hire an entry level project manager for their Portland based office. To apply, send your updated resume in PDF format to

LCG Pence seeks to hire a project engineer to start as soon as possible on their Mcminnville High School project. To apply, send your updated resume in PDF format to and

Lightworks Electric Company seeks to hire an intern and/or full-time construction manager/estimator for their Tualatin, Oregon office. The majority of projects that Lightworks concentrates on have a heavy civil focus, but they also offer opportunities to learn some electrical construction skills. They work on many projects with NW Earthmovers. They are interested in hiring a construction student that can assist with updating their current systems – there is a lot of room for growth with this company. The hours are flexible until graduation. To apply, send your updated resume to Lauren Farmen or bring a copy by Kearney 101.

Lutron seeks to hire three full-time positions with a start date of June 2018. They have development programs for entry-level positions in sales, construction management, and engineering. To apply, send an updated copy of your resume Chelsea Till.

Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a water resources engineering assistant professor, tenure-track faculty appointment. The faculty member will be expected to develop a research program addressing priority water-resource issues in Oklahoma and the region. Programs are expected to include evaluating the impacts of agricultural management practices on water resources (particularly hydrology, nutrients, and contaminants), modeling watershed and in-stream water quality, developing best management practices for water conservation and to improve off-site water quality impacts, statistical hydrology, or any combination thereof. The faculty member's instructional program will include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Biosystems Engineering. In particular, the incumbent will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Inquiries or questions only regarding this position may be directed to Dr. John Veenstra Professor and Head (405-744-5431) or Dr. Carol Jones, Search Committee Chair, (405-744-6667). Screening of applications will begin October 13, 2017. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is selected for the position. Learn more and apply.

WSP, a global leader in geotechnical and tunnel engineering, seek to hire a geological engineer II. The successful candidate would on projects such as the California High Speed Rail Project, BART to Silicon Valley, Arizona SR 202 South Mountain Freeway, St. Louis, Missouri Project Clean tunnels, and various projects for the Federal Highway Administration, among others. Learn more and apply

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