News

 Congratulations, CCE students! 

  • Ryan Crumley, a Ph.D. student in water resources engineering who is co-advised by David Hill, professor of coastal and ocean engineering and Anne Nolin, professor of geography, has been awarded a Pathfinder Fellowship from Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science. Pathfinder Fellowships are awarded annually to six to eight graduate students across the U.S. to support their graduate studies.
  • The team comprised of OSU ITE Student Chapter members, Ellie Simpson, Hisham Jashami, Zach Barlow, and Scott Logan-Deeter earned second place nationally in the Traffic Control Device Challenge last week at the at the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. 

New! The CCE Resilience Seminar will be held Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in Kearney 311. The next seminar will be held, Tuesday, Jan. 23 with speaker Michael Stuhr, P.E., director of the Portland Water Bureau. 


Events and Speaker Meetings

OSU Libraries’ free Graduate Student & Faculty Winter Term Workshops. Learn more about Mendeley, Copyright, Git, and researching the Lit Review. Registration is encouraged, but not required for most sessions. View session descriptions

The Career Development Center Winter 2018 Professional Series.  Events are from noon to 1 p.m., unless otherwise listed.  

  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m., Kearney 311, MS Defense, Lt. Spencer J. Bull, “Analysis of Along-Front Propagating Instabilities on an Ebb Tidal Front.”
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Be Research Ready. The process of getting involved in undergraduate research or creative work with a faculty member can be intimidating, especially for students who are new to OSU. We’re here to help! Join us for an evening workshop where we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a professor at OSU and how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of OSU professors about what they look for in undergraduates who ask to join their teams. To attend, RSVP. If you have questions, contact Undergraduate Research Coordinator Sophie Pierszalowski. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting ugr@oregonstate.edu
  • The OSU College of Engineering presents “Spinning Into Butter,” a play by Rebecca Gilman, produced by Bag&Baggage Productions, that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America. Show times are Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. in room 200 at the Learning Innovation Center. Tickets are free but required and can be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis at engineering.oregonstate.edu/community.
  • The CCE Resilience Seminar will be held Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in Kearney 311. The next seminar will be held, Tuesday, Jan. 23 with speaker Michael Stuhr, P.E., director of the Portland Water Bureau. 
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m., Kearney 311, CCE Resilience Seminar, featuring Michael Stuhr, P.E., director of the Portland Water Bureau.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 10 to 11 a.m., PST, EERI Younger Members Committee Webinar, "The Big Picture and Missing Link of Earthquake Resilience." In this inaugural YMC webinar, Sissy Nikolaou (M.EERI, 2004) of WSP will present on the rising influence of resilience in all aspects of the built environment. Specifically, she will discuss the human and life quality factor, as an integral component and currently ‘missing link’ in the path to resilience. Furthermore, this webinar will focus on big-picture challenges in earthquake resilience, including novel technologies for earthquake risk evaluation, use of those technologies to improve asset utilization, and integration of life-long, real-time monitoring to re-assess predictions after minor events. Learn more
  • Professional Development Wednesdays, presented by the Graduate School features resources on international communications, job search strategies, professional networking skills, and more. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Heckart Lodge classroom, International Communications. Through experiential exercises, international graduate students can learn intermediate communication techniques to use in the classroom, lab and meetings. No prerequisite. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 1, 3 – 5:30 p.m., Memorial Union Horizon Room, Seminar: Lessons Learned from the 2017 Mexico City Earthquake. Featuring speakers from CH2M/Jacobs, Degenkolb Engineers, Reid Middleton, Hart Crowser, WRK Engineers, OSU, and Portland Resilience and Planning. Networking reception to follow featuring employers recruiting for internships and entry-level jobs. Free, open to the public. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m., Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, as part of the 2018 Graduate Research Showcase, the College of Engineering proudly presents The Science Gap” by Jorge Cham, creator of PHD Comics. Thought-provoking yet humorous, this talk will examine the need to close the disconnect in both communication and perception between researchers and the public, and how scientists and academics need to find new ways to collaborate in order to solve future challenges. Free and open to the public. For accommodations, contact 541.737.0795. 
  • Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Owen Hall, 49th Annual High School Bridge Contest, hosted by the OSU ASCE Student Chapter and CH2M. All are welcome – high school students can participate with their school or individually. Learn more. If you have questions, contact, Thomas.Miller@oregonstate.eduBenjamin.Blasen@ch2m.com

Speaker Meetings

  • Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m., Owen 102, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Slayden. If interested in a permanent or internship position, bring an updated copy of your resume to meeting. Free dinner provided. 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m., Kearney 212, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring PCI. PCI will giving away a cordless DeWalt impact drill at the meeting – must be present to win. Free dinner from Local Boyz provided. 
  • Thursday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Stellar J. Free dinner provided. 

Interviews*

  • Thursday, Jan. 18, Owen 224, Slayden. Internship and permanent positions. Students must have completed first year and have sophomore standing or higher to interview.
  • Friday, Jan. 19, Kearney 101C, Stellar J. Internship and permanent positions. 
  • Monday, Jan. 22, internships only, McCoy Electric, Christenson Electric, Cherry City Electric, Cochran Electric, and Rosendin Electric. 
  • Friday, Jan. 26, McCarthy, Internship and permanent positions. 

* To interview, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B. 


Advising

Drop-in advising is available now through January 19, 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3:30 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 cce_advising@oregonstate.edu.

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

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! Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has announced that the INL Graduate Fellowship Posting is now open. The INL Graduate Fellowship program is designed to identify exceptional talent in research areas aligned with INL's strategic agenda to enable the current and future mission of the INL. The program, a collaboration between INL and universities, provides mentoring and financial support for outstanding students who plan to enroll in graduate degree programs. Applicants are invited to apply online through inl.gov/careers  job posting number 11430. Selections will be announced in April. Letters of recommendation can be submitted online by the candidates or references can email their letters directly to Ali.Josephson@inl.gov. The posting will close February 1, 2018.

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.

ASDSO invites students to submit papers on dam and levee safety to the Student Paper Competition, open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees at U.S. universities or colleges. Topics may include traditional areas of design engineering, structural and geotechnical analysis, hydrology, hydraulics, construction, risk management and hazard mitigation, emergency action planning, dam security, and policy. In addition, case studies, emerging and innovative technologies, and senior capstone projects are encouraged. Each winning paper will receive $500 and a travel stipend to present at Dam Safety 2018 in Seattle, Washington in September 2018. Winning papers will also be published in the annual conference proceedings. Other selected entries will be invited to participate in the Dam Safety 2018 Poster & Lightning Talk Forum. Conference registration fees will be waived for all participating students enrolled in colleges or universities in the U.S. who present a valid student ID (a $1,000 value). All student entries must include a 350-word (maximum) abstract, and should be submitted online. The student paper competition also requires an executive summary of at least 1,200 words. The full paper is not due at the deadline, only the abstract and executive summary. Selected papers and invited posters will be announced in early April. If you have questions, contact Brittany Lewis at (855) 228-9732 or blewis@damsafety.org. Learn more. Executive summary and abstract deadline: February 5, 2018.

RCI, Incorporated, an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the building envelope arena, is pleased to announce that the RCI Foundation will fund full-time undergraduate college students to attend the RCI 33rd International Convention and Trade Show in Houston, Texas, March 23-27, 2018. Through this funding, convention registration and individual travel expenses are covered for students attending the convention, as well as a one-year student RCI membership. Individuals applying for this sponsorship must be full-time, undergraduate students enrolled in architecture, architectural engineering, structural or civil engineering, construction management or other related areas of study. Up to 25 students are eligible for this funding. Depending on availability, up to three students from the same university may be selected. The sponsorship up to four nights lodging at the convention hotel, reimbursement for meals, cost of travel up to $400 (receipts required), and a one-year RCI student membership. Sponsorship recipients will be required to: Attend a minimum of ten hours of educational presentations and devote three hours to the trade show floor; interact informally with staff, committees, mentors and the Board of Directors during the convention; and participate in public affairs/advertising efforts by sharing their experience of the convention and the knowledge gained. To apply, complete the application, a letter of recommendation from a professor, and an essay explaining interest in your field of study and what you hope to gain by attending the conference. Submit application materials to melwell@rci-online.org or fax to 919-859-1328. The application and supporting documents must be received no later than Monday, Feb. 12, 2017. 

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, 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


Jobs  

Student Jobs

  • CCE Learning Assistant: CCE seeks to hire undergraduate students for CCE 102. Excel experience required. The position includes running labs Monday(s) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday(s), 8 to 11 a.m., 2 to 5 p.m. Apply.
  • CCE Learning Assistant: Juniors and seniors, assist CCE faculty with grading homework and test papers for courses CCE201, CCE 102, CCE427, and CEM472. Learn more and apply

Internships

  • ANR, a recruiting firm based in Richland, Washington, seeks to hire students for a paid summer internship program where students, from all majors, gain real-world experiences. Positions are available at CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC), the Department of Energy - Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL), Department of Energy – Office of River Protection (DOE-ORP), and Mission Support Alliance (MSA) where students would work on the Department of Energy site, Hanford. Interships are 10-14 weeks, paid, and open to Business and Administration, Engineering, and Science majors. ANR filled more than 100 internships in 2017. For more information, visit anrinterns.com or email Aryn Stone, aryns@anrgroupinc.com

Full-time

  • 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). Upon hiring, the faculty is expected to have the following responsibilities: Teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses (in-class, online) in CEM and related areas; Serve as a program coordinator for the Construction Management (CM) Certificate program; Collaborate and assist in departmental activities, especially related to student performance data collection for accreditation; Develop a strong partnership with construction industry; Provide leadership to the student chapter of ASCE on matters related to CEM. Candidates with at least a Master’s degree in civil engineering (or other closely associated discipline fields) and a minimum of 5 years of project management experience are encouraged to apply for this position. Preference may be given to those with prior teaching experience and background in computer graphics and land surveying. The successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Lecturer, Associate Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, depending on the qualifications. Expected start date for this position will be fall semester of 2018. Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, ohwpawvherc.org. Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a letter of intent including demonstrated expertise in the construction and engineering management area, teaching philosophy statement, a detailed resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of references. For reference list, please include names and current contact information (address, telephone number and email address) for at least 4 professional references. Review of application materials will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, apply by February 1, 2018.

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