News and Announcements

Tuesday, Oct. 31, Kearney Hall student lounge, Class of 2018 (winter, spring, summer, and fall 2018 graduates) composite photos. Appointments for photos must be made in advance. Eligible students should have received an email from Vantine Imaging to reserve an appointment time. If you did not receive an email from Vantine Imaging, contact Lauren Farmen

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Kearney Hall student lounge will be closed for the annual composite photo session.  

Doctoral student Masoud Ghodrat Abadi stays on the move (College of Engineering) 

Seaside tsunami survey measures awareness, preparedness (The Daily Astorian), featuring, Dan Cox, Haizhong Wang, and Lori Cramer

Events and Speaker Meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6 to 7 p.m, Kearney 205, Blind Prediction Contest information session. Join others interested in earthquake engineering simulation to form a team for a blind prediction contest of two self-centering columns tested on the UC Berkeley shake table. No experience required. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, contact Michael Scott, professor of structural engineering.  

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. 26, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 311, CCE Resilience Seminar, featuring Erica Fischer, assistant professor of structural engineering, on Mexico City earthquake disaster reconnaissance. 

Career Development Center Fall 2017 Professional Series. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-3607 or Workshops for COE students:

Friday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m., Student Legacy Park Field 3 (IM Fields), AGC and ASCE student chapter annual flag football tournament. All are welcome. To participate, sign up in Kearney 101 for a team you wish to represent. For more information, contact Matt Miller or Lauren Kerr.  

Monday, Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m., Kearney 311, Geotechnical Lecture Series, “Numerical Modeling to Support Total Design of Critical Infrastructure,” presented by Kirk Ellison, PhD, senior engineer, Arup, San Francisco, California. 

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 4 to 5:15 p.m., Kearney 111C, MEng Final Oral Exam, Suraj Sidhu

Friday, Nov. 3, 4 to 8 p.m., Chipotle, 2501 NW Monroe Avenue, OSU ITE fundraiser. Mention OSU ITE at Chipotle and OSU ITE will receive 50 percent of the profits from your meal. 

Speaker Meetings  

  • Monday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Walsh Construction. Free dinner provided. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m., Kearney 305, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Andersen Construction. Free dinner provided. Interviews will be held November 1 and 8 in various Kearney and Owen Hall locations. Sign-ups took place at the career fair. If you’re interested in an opportunity with Andersen, bring a copy of your resume to their speaker meeting.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, ASCE Speaker Meeting featuring Galvanizers Company. This technical presentation will feature benefits and uses of galvanized steel. Free food provided. Learn more and register
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m., Kearney 112, ASCE and ITE Joint Speaker Meeting, featuring Quincy Engineering. Quincy Engineering is a consulting engineering firm specializing in transportation related services. They are a statewide leader in seismic design and retrofit of bridges as well as highway and road design. They will present a general overview of their firm, and highlight current projects. Free food provided. If you are an ASCE member, RSVP with Eventbrite prior to the event.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m., Kearney 212, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting, featuring Advanced American Construction. Free dinner provided. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 26, noon to 1 p.m., Kearney Hall Library (Room 311), Meet & Eat featuring Bremik Construction. Free lunch provided. Bremik’s interviews will be held Friday, Oct. 27 in Kearney 101C from 9 a.m. to noon. Their time slots are currently full, however, bring an updated copy of your resume to Kearney 101B to add your name to the waitlist. 
  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m., Owen 101, ASCE Speaker Meeting featuring Kittleson and Associates, Inc. Kittleson is a private consulting firm that provides transportation engineering, planning, and research services to public agencies and private organizations. They will present recent transportation engineering projects and will discuss their company and internship program. Free American Dream pizza provided. 


  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kearney 101C, Oregon Mainline Paving. Several interview times are still available for interns and full-time.  
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kearney 201C and Owen 201, Lease Crutcher Lewis (Portland). Several interview times are still available for interns and full-time.  
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kearney 111C, Robinson Construction. Sign-ups were at the career fair, however, email Lauren Farmen an updated resume in PDF format for consideration.


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

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

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

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

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

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.

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.

New!  Registration is now open for the 2018 Graduate Research Showcase on February 8. The Graduate Research Showcase is a daylong opportunity for graduate students to advance their professional knowledge and skills, network with industry partners, and share research with industry, faculty, peers, and the community. Registration deadline: November 20, 2017. 

New! The TRIAD Service Scholarship is open to applications. The scholarship was established to further the goal of service as a value worthy of encouragement, acknowledgement, and reward within the OSU student community. Primary consideration will be given to undergraduates who are juniors or seniors during the 2017-2018 academic year. Evaluation will be based on undergraduate academic record (cumulative GPA, progress toward degree) and on service activities. Service includes any activities assisting organizations that provide services of value to the community. These activities may be with OSU organizations (academic, social, or student) or organizations in the local community and beyond. Although there is not a specific GPA requirement, the GPA will be taken into account in evaluating the application. In the past, successful candidates have generally had cumulative GPA's greater than 3.3. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

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

Registration is open now for the annual ITE QUAD Conference, which represents transportation professionals from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and beyond. The 2018 conference will be hosted in Portland. Learn more


  • The Civil Engineering Department at California State University, Los Angeles is hiring a tenure-track faculty member in the area of Construction Engineering Management. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University invite applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the areas of Water Cycle and Environmental Sciences with a focus on Transport processes, Water Quantity and/or Water Quality Modeling and/or Observations at multiple scales. Applicants whose work bridges areas and who envision cross-departmental collaborations are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Florida Gulf Coast University seeks to hire a Renewable Energy, Assistant/Associate Professor. Learn more and apply
  • The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Civil Engineering seeks applicants for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at all levels and across all areas of Civil Engineering. While emphasis is in the area of Systems Engineering with particular interest in healthcare and/or infrastructure resilience, all qualified applicants in any area of Civil Engineering will be considered. 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
  • ODOT's Graduate Engineering Program is designed for recent engineering graduates to transition from student to full-time engineer. For up to 24 months, GEP participants are provided rotational assignments throughout ODOT engineering disciplines. Participants are recognized as full-time employees, receiving a salary, a full benefits package, and mentorship from a registered professional engineer (PE). This can provide up to two years qualifying time toward obtaining PE licensure. Ideal GEP candidate s will have recently passed (or be prepared to take and pass) the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Program training is provided through rotational assignments in various civil engineering disciplines such as construction, design, or maintenance for a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of two years. The program is open to all qualified applicants including current, qualified ODOT employees. 
  • The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at San Diego State University invites applications and nominations for the Associated General Contractors Paul S. Roel Chair in Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) beginning August 2018. Learn more and apply
  • Southern Methodist University seeks candidates with expertise in structural engineering or construction materials/management, with research interests related to smart and resilient cities/infrastructure, global and sustainable development, or infrastructure systems leadership, which are our new strategic themes. SMU has just completed a $1 billion campaign and is investing heavily in growing engineering, and our small size and Dallas location makes for exciting interdisciplinary opportunities. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a lecturer position in environmental engineering and water resources to begin January 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Structural Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2018. Applicants with expertise in the area of bridge design are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • The Wayne State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in civil engineering with an emphasis in transportation. Learn more and apply

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