News and Announcements

"You have to have that creative thinking to solve problems,” Annie Parham, civil engineering student and star of a campus play, on the intersection of arts and engineering. View the OSU Foundation video.  

This fall, Professor David Trejo was the keynote lecturer at the International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, a part of the 71st RILEM Annual Week, in Chennai, India from September 3-8, 2017. The lecture, entitled “The Need for Standardized Testing of Input Variables for Reliable Service Life Prediction of Reinforced Concrete Structures,” identified challenges with existing test standards that increase construction costs and add risks when building these infrastructure systems. “This conference was extremely well attended and implementing these changes for developing countries where design and construction is booming is essential for a safe and long-lasting infrastructure system,” said Trejo. Trejo’s keynote lecture was co-authored by a current PhD student, Naga Pavan Vaddey, and a recent PhD graduate, Mahmoud Shakouri (now a faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Kearney).

Events and Speaker Meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., MU Ballroom, Mental Health Community Listening Forum. OSU invites students to share their concerns, needs, and suggestions on how the university can best serve the mental health needs of the campus. This information will be used to improve the mental health programs in the OSU community. Light refreshments provided.

Thursday, Oct. 19. Join millions of people and practice important earthquake drills during the Great ShakeOut

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

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

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Reser Stadium Club Level, Fall Career Expo. The Reser Stadium location is reserved for companies who are exclusively seeking civil and construction interns and full-time hires. View the employers attending the fall fair and full list of career events. If you have availability on the day of the fair, please consider being a volunteer for the Reser postions

Saturday, Nov. 11, Kearney Hall, ASCE Student Chapter Meet a Civil Engineer Day. The event includes professional engineers from multiple disciplines of civil engineering, networking opportunities, free food, dodgeball, and more. Check-in time: 10 a.m. donuts and coffee provided. To attend, complete the event survey no later than October 18. 

Speaker Meetings  

  • Monday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m., Kearney 112, ASCE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting, CH2M.  Free food will be provided after the meeting in the atrium. 
  • Monday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting, Kerr Contractors. Free dinner provided. Kerr Contractors intern and full-time interviews will be held Friday, Oct. 20 in Owen 310. To sign up, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, noon, Kearney Hall Library (Room 311), Lunch & Learn, PCL Construction. Free lunch provided. PCL interview information is forthcoming. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m., Kearney 305, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting, Lease Crutcher Lewis (featuring the Portland and Seattle offices) Free dinner provided. LCL intern and full-time interviews will be held October 19 (SEA only) and October 24 (PDX only). Sign-up information is forthcoming.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, ASCE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting, Federal Highway Administration. Free food provided. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting, TCM. Free dinner provided. TCM intern and full-time interviews will be held Friday, Oct. 20 in Kearney 101C. To sign up, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6 – 7 p.m., Kearney 112, ITE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting, Quincy Engineering. Free pizza provided.
  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 6 – 7 p.m., location TBD, ITE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting, Kittelson and Associates Inc. Free pizza provided.

Lauren Farmen is accepting resumes in Kearney 101B for Oregon Mainline Paving (intern and full-time interviews will be held October 24), Exxel Pacific General Contractors (Seattle area intern interviews will be held October 19), and Lightworks Electric Company (last year interns, transition to full-time), Mortenson Construction (intern and full-time), Bremik Construction (intern and full-time), Yorke and Curtis (interns only interviews will be held October 19). 

Other opportunities:  


To schedule an advising appointment, visit the advising page and select an advisor based on the first letter of your last name. 

  • Last names A-L: Whitney Korthauer
  • Last names M-Z: Janice Nave-Abele
  • First year students: Michelle White

To cancel an existing appointment, use the link in your appointment confirmation email to cancel or reschedule your advising appointment. Please cancel within 24 hours of your appointment. 

Walk-in advising is available during the last two weeks and the first two weeks of the term as well as daily throughout the term between Monday through Friday between 4 and 4:30 p.m. (except school holidays). 

Topics best suited for appointments:

  • Registration PINs
  • Withdraw from a class/term questions
  • Academic standing or petition questions
  • Updating academic plan/making significant changes
  • Long questions (10 minutes or more)

Topics best suited for walk-in advising:

  • General questions
  • Add, drop, or waitlist questions
  • Course override questions
  • Registration error messages
  • Yes/no or short questions (10 minutes or less) 

Phase I Priority Registration: November 12

Phase II Priority Registration (waitlists begin): November 30, 8 p.m.

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

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

New! The Graduate Student Success Fall Event Guide features sessions on topics ranging from resume and CV review to international communications, to research integrity best practices. 

New! The Graduate Student Success Center offers free coffee, study/conference space, whiteboards, and even a massage chair. The center also hosts programming around academic progress, professional development, and interdisciplinary dialogue. Learn more

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

New! Every year the Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon Education Foundation (APAOEF) awards four to six scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $3,500. Students who are awarded a scholarship receive a check for the award amount and may use the money to help offset student expenses however they see fit. The only requirement is that students are expected to attend the Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon’s annual meeting in December, which is where the scholarships will be presented. Of course, the added benefits of attending the annual meeting include a free meal and an opportunity to network with industry professionals. Learn more and apply

New! Virginia Tech seeks students to participate in a series of 60-90 minute interviews for a nationwide study exploring the professional identity formation of undergraduate civil engineering students who experience disabilities. In particular, they want to further understand how  experiences, skills, activities, values, and inter-personal relationships contribute to your career goals and how they shift over time. The results of this study will be used to enhance the educational policies and experiences of students with disabilities in civil engineering and in other engineering disciplines, more broadly. Learn more

A $1,000 scholarship opportunity is available for any OSU student who has completed an internship with a mechanical contractor during the past summer. The scholarships are sponsored by TCM Corp Mechanical Contractors. To apply, email Joe Fradella with the following information: Your name, company you worked for, dates of internship, supervisor name and contact information. Application deadline: Friday, Oct. 20.

The Graduate School administers an endowment fund created to honor Irma Delson, who dedicated her many years at OSU to serving students from all over the world. The Delson Bridge to the Future Fund is designed to assist students in the final phase of their graduate education to pay research expenses, publication costs, and other incidentals that stand in the way of completing their studies. It is anticipated that up to two awards will be given. Nomination deadline: October 23, 2017, 5 p.m. For eligibility criteria, award guidelines, and nomination procedures, 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

Updated! 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 Application deadline extended to Wednesday, Oct. 25 (12:00 AM PST). 

New! Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for Winter Term 2018 projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 26, with notification in Week 7. View detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links.

New! OWHE Conference Scholarship: OSU's President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) offers funds to cover registration costs for OSU tenure line and non-tenure line faculty, staff, and students to attend the 2018 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) Conference in Sunriver, Oregon, January 26-27, 2018. To apply, complete and submit the online form by Friday, Oct. 27. Award notifications will be sent by Friday, Nov. 10. Learn more and apply

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. 

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.

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

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


Student Jobs 

MU Basement Mechanic Apprentice


ANR Group Inc., a recruiting company based in Richland, Washington will attend the Career Fair Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center from 11 a.m. to  3 p.m. Students seeking an internship, should visit, to apply for the program and visit the ANR representative Jeromy Stallings at the Career Fair.  Students can also contact via e-mail at All internships are paid, for example a junior Engineer salary ranges from $18/hr. to $25/hr., senior level students to Grad students can earn $20/hr. to $ 32/hr. 


Bucknell University seeks to fill an open faculty position in the general area of Construction Engineering/Project Management. The position is open rank and tenure-track, starting in August 2018. Applications are only accepted through Bucknell's career site, Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Civil Engineering, in the technical areas of Geotechnical Engineering and Structural Engineering, at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2018. For full position description and application procedures, check the university website or contact the Civil Engineering Department by email at

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo announces an open search for a tenure-track position in Construction Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering starting fall 2018. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by November 15, 2017 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled. For questions, please contact the CE/ENVE Department at To apply, visit to complete the required online faculty application and apply to Requisition #104150.

Currie & Brown seeks to hire a cost engineer. Learn more and apply.   

As part of a strategic initiative in the area of Urban Engineering, Northeastern University seeks faculty candidates for tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant, associate, or full professor level in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering across the broad area of Smart Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems. Learn more and apply

Graduate Research Assistant, Oregon State University Department of Wood Science & Engineering. Field of study: Wood-based composite science and technology; materials science; wood-adhesive interactions; process modeling; wood modification. Learn more and apply

The Portland District Corps of Engineers will soon be recruiting for one or more project engineers to work in the construction resident office located near Bonneville Dam. They are also seeking one or more project engineers to work as Cost Engineers/Construction Liaisons at the District Office in Downtown Portland. For both positions, applicants must have graduated within the last two years in Civil Engineering or CEM and have at least one-year total relevant experience. U.S. citizenship is required. If you are interested in learning more about a project engineer position with the Corps of Engineers, contact Violet Albright, PE at, 541.414.7963 to schedule an informational interview. If you are interested in learning more about the cost engineer/construction liaison position with the Corps of Engineers, contact Eileen Rodriguez at (503.808.4427) to schedule an informational interview. 

TallWood Design Institute seeks to hire an outreach coordinator position. Learn more and apply

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