CH2M made a $1 million gift for one endowed professorship in OSU's College of Engineering. The endowment honors CH2M's founders and their roots at OSU while investing in the future workforce promoting science, technology, engineering and math education. Learn more.

A publication featuring Andre Barbosa, assistant professor of structural engineering and Dan Cox, professor of coastal and ocean engineering earned the ASCE 2017 Best Journal Paper in Structural Hazards. Learn more

A Drive for Teaching: Dr. David Hurwitz Named 2017 Thomas and Margaret Meehan Eminent Mentor (Honors Link). 

Five questions for (CCE alum) Matthew Hallowell (University of Colorado). 

Events and Speaker Meetings

  • 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
    • 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 began): 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 course offering: Stability of Geophysical Flows, OC680, Winter Term 2018, MTWF: 10:00-10:50, Strand Ag. 262. Instructor: Bill Smyth, Prerequisites: OC670 or equivalent course in fluid mechanics, some matlab, or permission of the instructor. Every geophysical flow is turbulent, and turbulence begins with instability. In OC680, students explore mechanisms for the development of turbulence in the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere using linear perturbaCon theory with numerical soluCon methods.

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

OSU Library offers several free Graduate Student workshops over the Winter Break. 

New! The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is hosting an international CEM competition, the Global Student Challenge. The competition provides the chance to learn valuable skills and compete in an all expenses paid trip to Toronto for those who reach the finals. The winning team will receive a cash prize and each team member will also be personally mentored by senior industry figures, many of whom have been Presidents of the Chartered Institute of Building. Acting as a board of directors, teams succeed by developing disciplined decision making, teamwork and leadership. This competition is open to full time students. Learn more

New! ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, 2018 MINI-SYMPOSIA (MS8: Computational Modeling in Civil Engineering), May 29 – June 1, 2018, M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more. Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2018.

New! The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State University is proud to announce the 2018 Research Internship Summer Experience (RISE) program. RISE is open to current undergraduate students in the upper classes as well as master's students who are interested in doctoral studies. The RISE program will be hosted at the NC State campus in Raleigh, NC, during June 2 - August 2, 2018. Research opportunities are available in building a global database of atolls morphometrics (working with Aleja Ortiz) and modeling of coastal erosion and flooding due to hurricanes (working with Casey Dietrich). Learn more and apply. Application deadline: February 1, 2018.

Take advantage of multiple scholarship opportunities, both at the university level and within the College of Engineering. The application is open now through February 15. 

The American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) awards two scholarships annually, one in the amount of $5,000 and one in the amount of $2,500. The foundation has discretion to award a third in the amount of $1,000. Learn more and apply. If you have questions, contact Alyssa Barto (720) 870-7897. Application deadline: December 15, 2017.

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. 

The 5th Annual Bill Kloos Scholarship ($2,500) application is now available. This scholarship is offered by the Oregon Section of ITE and the Bill Kloos Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to students pursuing degrees in transportation engineering or other related fields (including Civil Engineering). Candidates will be evaluated based on a scholarship application in the form of an essay, presentation/poster, Powerpoint presentation, or video that focuses on transportation/traffic engineering. The format of the application shall be at the discretion of candidate. The intent of the scholarship application is to encourage students to think outside the box and showcase their communications skills. Applications are due January 28, 2018. Learn more and apply

The Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarships to applicants looking to pursue careers in construction and construction-related fields. A selection committee reviews applicants and awards recipients at the annual Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Awards Banquet each spring. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: March 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



The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, in La Jolla, California invites applications for a ten-week summer internship. The program is a great opportunity for undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science majoring in Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary. UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: February 16, 2018, 4 p.m. PST. 


The Department of Civil Engineering at California State University, Sacramento is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Structural Engineering. In accordance with the University’s primary mission, the Department is seeking applicants with strong interests and abilities to teach students at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. Effective communication skills are particularly important. Also important is the applicant’s ability to engage in practice-oriented scholarship. The faculty search committee will begin reviewing applications December 15, but will accept applications until the position is filled. Learn more and apply. Reference #F0041P.  

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of sustainable transportation effective July 2018. Learn more and apply.

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