News and Announcements

View and share: CCE releases new videos on research in safety and infrastructure renewal

Partners in Extreme Wave Modeling” (Engineering Out Loud), featuring faculty members Tuba Ozkan-Haller and Merrick Haller.

The Race to Codify Resilience Design and Cities Weigh Relocations as part of their Defenses Against Natural Disasters, (Building Design & Construction), featuring Erica Fischer, assistant professor of structural engineering. 

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

Events and Speaker Meetings

Speaker Meetings  

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m., Kearney 212, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: JE Dunn Construction. Free dinner provided. JE Dunn conducted interviews after the career fair, but if you did not have a chance to sign up, bring an updated copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.
  • 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. 
  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: Webcor Builders. Free dinner provided. 


  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, Thursday, Nov. 2, and Wednesday, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kearney and Owen Halls, Andersen Construction
  • Friday, Nov. 3, Owen 224, Webcor Builders. To sign up, bring an updated copy of your resume to the speaker meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2. 
  • Friday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kearney 101C, OEG (intern only). To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.


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

Graduate School Professional Development Workshops (RSVP required): 

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1: Communication and Conflict Resolution Workshop. Graduate students take on various roles requiring a unique set of communications skills. You may need these skills in your role as an educator, researcher, co- worker, committee member, or to establish and maintain professional relationships important to your future. 1 to 3 p.m., MU 208 and online.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8: Research Integrity Best Practices. Keep your work from suffering high cost, lost years, loss of funding, or even legal consequences. Part 1: Research Integrity, Research Compliance, Data Handling. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Autzen Classroom, 2082 Valley Library, and online. Part 2 in spring term.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15: International Communications. International graduate students are immersed in a world of new conversations in the classroom, the lab, and beyond. Learn conversational skills within the U.S. academic setting. 4 to 5:30 p.m., MU 208. In-person only, no live stream. Part 2 in winter and part 3 in spring term.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29: Lunch with the Dean. Join Dean and Vice Provost Dr. Jennifer Brown for a free lunch and a discussion about the graduate student experience. Noon-1 p.m., MU 206 and online.

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. 

Friday, Nov. 3, 4 p.m., Kearney 112, Everything You Want to Know about Grad School (but were afraid to ask). This session will provide an overview of best practices for graduate school application. Learn how to successfully apply for graduate school and maximize your chances to obtain funding. Questions encouraged. For more information, contact Michelle McAllaster

Friday, Nov. 3, California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) Safety Assessment Program (post disaster training), presented jointly with AIA Oregon at their main office this Friday, November 3. The office is located at 403 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. This training is FEMA approved and aimed for those interested in post disaster response in the northwest and beyond. It can also be used to update Oregon Building Code Division post-earthquake inspector licenses (GQI) for those who have not had a refresher or been deployed in more than 3 years. Bring your own lunch or be prepared to wait until the seminar is over, as the schedule does not allow time for lunch. Cost: $15.00 per attendee. Register and learn more.  

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

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.  to noon, Horizon Room, Memorial Union Building, College of Engineering Seminar: How to succeed in Graduate School. This is the first in a three-part series of seminars in support of graduate student success. Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn about tools, resources, opportunities and policies to be successful as a graduate student in the College of Engineering. The content is mainly aimed at new graduate students, but everyone is welcome to attend. The seminar will be led by Dorthe Wildenschild, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, College of Engineering. Refreshments served. RSVP required. Space is limited, sign up early. For questions, accommodations for disabilities, etc. please contact Brad Canfield or 541-737-4857.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 5:30 to 8 p.m., McMenamin’s on Monroe, Graduate Student Association of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering Speed Networking Event. The aim of the event is to foster community across departments on campus. Open to all graduate engineering students and friends. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. The event will begin with introductions, then move to a round of speed networking where participants will be paired for brief, 5-minute discussions. You could meet a new friend or research collaborator! RSVP required.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2 p.m., Kearney 111C, M.S. Final Oral Exam, “Application of Titanium Alloys Bars for Restoration of Historical Structures Considering Alternative Grout Materials,” Aiyad Alshimaysawee. Major Advisor: Christopher Higgins, professor of structural engineering. Committee members: Andre Barbosa, assistant professor of structural engineering and Judy Liu, professor of structural engineering. GCR: Tyler Radniecki, assistant professor environmental engineering. 


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

New! The Rogers Foundation currently funds one $2,500 scholarship each year. The scholarship is awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Oregon-Columbia Chapter of the Associated General Contractors held in January. Scholarship selection is based upon the following criteria: academic record, personal attributes and heavy/civil construction-related career goals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and senior-level students majoring in Construction Engineering Management (CEM) at Oregon State University. Preference will be given to students who plan to enroll in graduate school the following fall and major or minor CEM. Current OSU undergraduate and graduate students majoring in CEM are encouraged to apply. To apply, email Lauren Farmen for an application. 

New! The Data Incubator is an intensive eight-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Learn more and apply

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

New! Applications are open for an upcoming cohort of the OMSI Science Communication Fellowship program. In partnership with OSU, the Spring 2018 Cohort will be held primarily on the Corvallis OSU campus. Application deadline: November 1, 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.

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.

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. In addition to presenting your research and networking with industry, as a registered participant you also have the opportunity to attend a luncheon with Jorge Cham. Jorge Cham is the creator of Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics), the online comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in academia. Often called “the Dilbert of academia,” PHD has appeared in school newspapers at Stanford, MIT, Caltech, and Carnegie Mellon, among others. It is read online by over 7 million visitors a year from over 1,000 universities and colleges worldwide. Jorge is also the co-founder of PHD TV, a video science and discovery outreach collaborative, and a founding board member of Endeavor College Prep, a nonprofit school for kids from disadvantaged communities in East Los Angeles.

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 Division of Engineering and Applied Science of the California Institute of Technology announces the availability of a tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position. They are interested in applicants from a broad range of research areas related to resilient infrastructure systems. Specific areas include, but are not limited to, smart structures, building science, sustainable design, system identification and control, distributed systems, uncertainty propagation, machine learning, and hazard mitigation. The search is aimed at the assistant professor level. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at California State University Fullerton, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with appointment to begin August 2018 A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. Learn more and apply (select 9936BR). 
  • The Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University invites applications for multiple faculty positions from candidates with scholarly interests in construction engineering and management, structural engineering and materials, and sustainable infrastructure systems. Learn more and apply
  • The University of Hawai'i at Manoa, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is accepting applications for a full-time, general funds, tenure track, faculty position, pending position clearance and availability of funds. Learn more and apply.
  • The Department of Civil and Materials Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in Water Resources Engineering/Applied Hydrologic Sciences. Learn more and apply.  
  • The Department of Civil and Materials Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a full-time faculty position at Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in Materials Engineering. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions; all ranks will be considered. The Department seeks to expand its expertise in emerging interdisciplinary areas that are critical in addressing global challenges through innovative education and research. Desired areas of expertise for the positions are: Optimization and Life-Cycle Performance for Large-Scale Structural Systems, Geoengineering for Sustainable Urban and Off-Shore Development, Synthetic Biology for Environmental Solutions, Emerging Construction Materials for Buildings and Pavements, and Sustainable and Smart Infrastructure and Multimodal Transportation. Learn more and apply
  • The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, announces the opening of multiple tenure-track faculty positions in several areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Learn more and apply.  
  • The Opus College of Engineering at Marquette University invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University invites applications for two tenure-system faculty positions in the general area of risk and reliability. Interested individuals should submit an application for this position through and refer to job 470022.
  • The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University expects to fill three positions over the next two years. The first position will be in the area of large scale structural engineering experimentation, while the other positions are expected to be in the broader civil engineering areas of structures, geotechnical, materials, and resilient infrastructure systems. Learn more and apply
  • Robinson Construction Company seeks to hire a project engineer. To apply, send an updated resume to Stacey Rodgers.  
  • The Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative seeks a Research Professional to help grow the research, teaching and partnership portfolio of the initiative and establish its sustainability. The initiative is focused on tackling one of the major global challenges of the next century: ensuring that our human environments–increasingly urban, complex, interconnected–cope with and thrive in the face of natural perils. An engaged group of Stanford faculty and students are participating in this effort, creating an exciting opportunity for new initiatives. Learn more and apply
  • The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in environmental engineering with a focus on wastewater engineering in the 21st century. Learn more and apply
  • The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in geotechnical engineering. Learn more and apply
  • The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in computational mechanics. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in environmental engineering. The university intends to hire the best applicant with expertise in the broad area of Biological Processes of Environmental Engineering to complement current faculty serving two ABET-accredited undergraduate programs and an MS/PhD graduate program. Learn more and apply
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison announces the availability of a faculty position in Structural Engineering. The position is at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, but exceptional candidates may be considered at the Full Professor rank. The successful candidate may also be awarded either a Faculty Scholar Fellowship or an endowed Professorship in Structural Engineering. Learn more and apply

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