Events and Speaker Meetings


To interview for either of the sessions listed below, bring your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B. 

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2 to 5 p.m., McGuire and Hester Student Open House. If you’re going to the San Francisco Bay Area over winter break, consider the open house event. To attned, RSVP for the Student Open House.

Graduate Defenses 

  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 2 p.m., Kearney 111C, M.S. Final ExamAiyad Alshimaysawee, “Application of Titanium Alloys Bars for Restoration of Historical Structures Considering Alternative Grout Materials.” Major Advisor: Christopher Higgins. Committee members: Andre Barbosa, Judy Liu. GCR: Tyler Radniecki. 
  • Friday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to noon, Kearney 311, M.S. Final Oral Exam, Sai Akhila Boddi Reddy, “Estimating Air Pollutant Emissions for Nonroad Equipment EPA MOVES – Case Study of a Building Project.” Major Advisor: Major Advisor: Ingrid Arocho. Committee Members: John Gambatese, Joseph Louis. GCR: Laurel Kincl. 
  • Monday, Dec. 4, 3 to 5 p.m., Kearney 311, M.S. Final Oral Exam, Madhav Parikh, “Practical Design Considerations for Steel Slit Panel Frames.” Major Advisor: Judy Liu. Committee Members: Michael Scott, Thomas Miller. GCR: Tyler Radniecki. 
  • Wed, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, Kearney 311, M.S. Final Exam, Allyson Ironside, “An Adoption Study of the Course Social and Cognitive Engagement.” Major Advisor: Shane Brown. Committee Members: Jack Istok, Catherine Berdanier, Kathleen Quardokus Fisher. GCR: Mike Bailey. 


  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 5:30 p.m., Austin Hall, Stirek Auditorium, Graduate School general information session. The session aims to provide information to students who are in the early stages of considering whether graduate school is right for them. For those unable to attend in person, the Graduate School will live-stream the event. To participate online, visit Fall Grad Info Night. If you have any questions, contact
  • Graduate School Professional Development Workshop (RSVP required): 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.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4 to 6 p.m., KEAR 312, ASCE Mentoring Session: ASCE members are welcome to study for upcoming final exams or work on end-of-the-term assignments together in an ASCE-sponsored mentoring study session. All students are welcome to attend with any questions on assignments as ASCE mentors and upper-division students will be there to help. Food will be provided. 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3 p.m., 221 Johnson Hall, Workshop: Technical Interview Presentations. This workshop will cover how to create an effective PowerPoint presentation for use during technical interviews. The workshop is designed for engineering graduate students who are interested in pursuing industry jobs, but all students are welcome to attend. 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6 to 8 p.m., ASCE Bowling Social Event, MU Basement. Come enjoy a bowling night on ASCE! All ASCE members are welcome for a fun night of bowling and food (must be a member to participate). 
  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 4:30 p.m., 112 Kearney Hall, Geotechnical Lecture Series, “The USGS Debris-Flow Flume: Past, Present, and Future,” by Dr. Richard Iverson of the USGS. 
  • Social Justice Retreats: As a partnership between Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE), Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI), University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS), these weekend long retreats promote a campus dialogue about race and racism. Each of the retreats engage in the active exploration of the concept of race and how race influences our lived experiences and interactions. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Friday, Dec. 1. 
    • Racial Aikido: January 19 –21, 2018 
    • Multiracial Aikido Retreat: January 26 – 28, 2018 
    • Examining White Identity in a Multicultural World Retreat: January 19 – 21, 2018
    • International Student Social Justice Retreat: February 2 – 4, 2018 


Drop-in advising is available November 27 – January 22, 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Phase I Priority Registration began 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

New! Final exam review sessions for mathematics courses: 

  • MTH 112, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 5 to 7 p.m., Kidder 364
  • MTH 150X, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 5 to 7 p.m., Kidder 350
  • MTH 241, Sunday, Dec. 3, 6 to 8 p.m., Kidder 350 and Kidder 364
  • MTH 251, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 to 4 p.m., Gilb 124 and Gilb 224
  • MTH 252, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 to 4 p.m., Kidder 350 and Kidder 364
  • MTH 254, Sunday, Dec. 3, 5 to 7 p.m., Gilbert 124 and Gilbert 224

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

Take advantage of multiple scholarship opportunities, both at the university level and within the College of Engineering. The application is open now. 

Alternative Break applications now available. Imagine a better world – and make it happen this spring break (March 24-31). Learn more and apply. Priority application deadline: Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. 

Share your skills with the youth of Corvallis by becoming a Parks & Recreation volunteer youth basketball coach. Coaches are needed for boys and girls in grades 2 - 8 from mid January through mid March. Training and Practices begin the week of January 8, 2018. One or two afternoons each week with games on Saturdays through mid March. Email Robert or call 541-754-1706 for more information.

URSA Engage: URSA Engage provides first and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU mentor. Selected students will receive an award of $750 and their faculty mentors will receive $250 in development funds. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2018 through the end of spring term 2018 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week). Learn more

Rogers Foundation Scholarship: The Rogers Foundation currently funds one $2,500 scholarship each academic year. The scholarship check 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 senior-level students majoring in Construction Engineering Management at Oregon State University. Preference will be given to students who plan to enroll in graduate school the following fall and major or minor in Construction Engineering Management (CEM). Current OSU undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Construction Management are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must be able to attend the AGC Annual Business Meeting on January 26, 2018. See Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B for an application. Application Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

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. 

The Kiewit Faculty Scholars Program’s purpose is to provide faculty with opportunities to gain industry experiences through working at Kiewit. These unique opportunities provide hands-on, real-world work experience and lead to the enriched classroom experiences of construction and engineering students. Each educator will spend their scholar period (typically 10-12 summer weeks) on a construction site or within a Kiewit office working in design or operations support function. Work assignments are based on the alignment of the Faculty Scholar’s expectations and district office needs. The faculty member must identify the specific skills and knowledge to be gained during the scholar period, recognize needed professional work experience, and obtain support from the faculty member’s institution. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: December 15, 2017. 

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. 

The Columbia Willamette Chapter (CWC) of the American Society for Safety Engineers (ASSE) is now calling for scholarship applications. Each year, CWC ASSE awards the ASSE Columbia-Willamette Chapter Leadership Award ($750.00) and the Walter G. Thorsell Memorial Scholarship ($1,000). These are made possible by the generosity of our local CWC-ASSE members, individuals, corporations, and local sections. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: January 1, 2018. 

Tech Soft 3D, Super Model CAD Design Competition. Contestants are required to submit an original 3D mechanical part or assembly that will be judged according to overall quality and model complexity. Winning contestants will receive recognition and cash, with a first place prize of $1,500. Learn more. Submission deadline: March 15, 2018.

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



  • HP Civil, Inc. seeks to hire up to two summer interns. To apply, send your updated resume to Lauren Farmen or bring a hard copy by Kearney 101B.
  • TCM seeks to hire a construction safety intern. To apply, send your updated resume to Lauren Farmen or bring a hard copy by Kearney 101B.


  • Humber Design Group seeks to hire a civil engineering designer (recent, pending graduate or a few years of experience) and a civil engineer (PE with 5+ years of experience). Learn more. To apply, send an updated PDF of your resume and a cover letter to Teri Miller
  • Mackenzie seeks to hire a structural engineer. As a leading design firm in the Pacific Northwest, Mackenzie provides quality professional services, including architecture, interior design, structural engineering, landscape architecture, land use planning, transportation planning, and civil engineering. Learn more and apply or contact Tim Schweitzer for more information. 
  • The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) seeks an accomplished, creative and visionary leader to serve in the inaugural position of Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion in the College of Engineering. This new, elevated and re-imagined role—originally primarily focused on undergraduates and now expanded to include all of the College’s constituents—is derived from and built on a history of inclusion coupled with the passion and vision of the new dean in tandem with overarching university-wide initiatives. The associate dean will serve as the College’s chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer. Penn State is eager to invite nominations and applications for this important leadership role. Learn more and apply
  • The Civil Engineering Department in the Russ College of Engineering & Technology at Ohio University invites applications for a full-time, benefits eligible, non-tenure faculty position in the area of Construction Engineering & Management (CEM). For full consideration, apply by February 1, 2018.
  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Carolina is seeking multiple faculty members (Open Rank) in the areas of Energy and Water and Smart Connected Communities. Learn more and apply.  
  • WSP seeks to hire a civil engineer (Engineer I) for their Portland based team. Must have one plus years’ experience. Learn more and apply. If you have questions, contact Kirsten Tilleman

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