News

Congratulations! CCE student Alireza Mostafizi received the PacTrans 2017 Michael Kyte Student of the Year at the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes outstanding research, academic accomplishment, and leadership in transportation. 

This weekend, the OSU ITE Student Chapter hosted the Western ITE Student Leadership Summit on the Oregon State campus. Held for the first time outside of California, the event attracted over 125 students from 25 universities. 

CCE receives Women in BUILD award from BUILD Magazine for gender diversity efforts. 


Events and Speaker Meetings

  • Tuesday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m., Kearney 311, CCE Resilience Seminar, “Earthquake Resistant Water System,” by 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
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, noon to 2 p.m., Student Experience Center 354, The OSU Global Mindedness Luncheon is a discussion forum where graduate students are invited to envision themselves as global agents of change and share what global mindedness means for them. The goal is to diversify participant’s intercultural experiences and mindsets by facilitating discussions to increase cultural awareness, communication, and build interpersonal relationship on campus. Lunhc provided. To attend, RSVP.  
  • The Career Development Center hosts workshops on a variety of professional development topics for all students each term: January 30 | Get a Dam Job | Hallie Ford Center 115, January 31 | Digital Professionalism | Johnson Hall 221. 
  • 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
  • Save-the-Date: May 18, 2018 – Engineering Undergraduate Expo

Speaker Meetings

  • Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: HP Civil. Free dinner served (bring your resume to the meeting if interested in an internship or permanent position). 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC/ASCE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: US Army Corps of Engineers. Free dinner served. All students welcome. Learn more about US Army Corp careers
  • Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Free dinner served. 

Interviews*

  • Thursday, Feb. 1, Bremik Construction (internships)
  • Friday, Jan. 26, Kearney 101C, McCarthy (internship and permanent positions) 

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


Advising

CCE office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (the office is closed over the noon lunch hour). 

Drop-in advising is available throughout winter term Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

To schedule an appointment, visit the advising page

  • Phase I Priority Registration: February 25 to March 14
  • Phase II Priority Registration (waitlisting begins): March 15 (8 p.m.) to April 9

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

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

New! International Research Experiences for Students (IRES). Track - I: IRES Sites. Program Guidelines: NSF 18-505. The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally-engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences. Learn more. Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 30, 2018.

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.

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. 

New! Undergraduate students are invited to apply for Maryland Sea Grant's Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science. Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a 12-week program, May 20 to August 12, 2018, which includes a $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution. Funded by the National Science Foundation and thus limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The Summer 2018 program is pending continuing support from the National Science Foundation. Learn more and apply. If you have questions, email reu@mdsg.umd.edu. Applications deadline: February 16, 2018. 

New! 2018 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Integrated Academia-Industry Research Experience for Undergraduate in Smart Structure Technology. Funded by National Science Foundation, San Francisco State University and the University of South Carolina are partnering with highly-acclaimed companies to offer undergraduate students an exceptional opportunity to participate in exciting research on smart structure technologies. Through the 10-week summer program, participants will be working with engaging professors and passionate engineering professionals on practical research projects in both academic and industrial environments. Program Period: June 4 – Aug 10 (10 weeks). Learn more and apply. Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

New! The ASFPM Foundation, of which Dewberry is a corporate sponsor, is introducing a new Future Leaders scholarship, which will provide up to $25,000 per year for two years for tuition and related education and living expenses. The scholarship is intended for students pursuing a course of study related to the missions of the ASFPM and ASFPM Foundation, which entail flood-risk management or any of its related components. More information about the scholarship, including the eligibility requirements link to the application, can be found online. Application deadline: February 25, 2018.

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.

New! The NASA Office of Education has opened a call for graduate research proposals. The NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNH18ZHA003N: NASA Fellowship Activity 2018 is seeking student authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals responding to a NASA Research Opportunity listed in the solicitation. The purpose of the NASA Fellowship Activity 2018 is to support the vitality and diversity of the STEM workforce of NASA and the United States by training and funding graduate students during their STEM academic endeavors and providing access to NASA, its content, unique facilities, and STEM experts. To be eligible to submit a proposal, candidates must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens who hold a bachelor's degree in a STEM field earned before Aug. 31, 2018. Candidates must be enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program no later than Sept. 1, 2018, and intend to pursue a research-based Masters or Ph.D. program in a NASA-relevant field. View full program details. An informational webinar about this fellowship will be presented January 24, 2018 at 4 p.m. ET, January 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET or February 5, 2018 at 10 a.m. ET. The telecom number is 1-844-467-6272, and the passcode is 993012. The information to join the meeting via the web will be posted on the solicitation webpage once the information is available. Proposals are due March 20, 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
  • The OSU Energy Efficiency Center is hiring sophomore, junior, and senior engineering students (all disciplines) with excellent technical aptitude; and a proven ability to apply themselves, learn new technologies, work independently, and complete assignments in a timely manner. Center 
  • analysts tour regional facilities, collect data and prepare engineering recommendations for industrial and other clients to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste generation, and increase profitability. This position offers the successful applicant a great opportunity for quality experience and professional development. Applicants must be able to work with the center at least one school year and two summers. To apply, go to the OSU job listing and complete the following application survey form. Additionally, notify the center that you applied by sending an email to: iac-employment@engr.orst.edu

Internships

  • Delta Construction seeks to hire a summer intern. Preference will be given to CEM majors, and students who are already in pro-school, but all nterested students are encouraged to apply. To apply, email a PDF of your resume to: nsanders@deltasg.com, mail or in person at: 999 Division Ave., Eugene, OR 97404, or online
  • Mackenzie seeks to hire a summer structural intern. Leading Pacific Northwest design firm, Mackenzie provides quality professional services, including architecture, interior design, structural engineering, landscape architecture, land use planning, transportation planning, and civil engineering. Their office locations include Portland, Oregon and Vancouver and Seattle, Washington. Learn more about the position. To apply, submit a resume online or contact Josh McDowell for more information. 
  • McMinnville WORKS Internship Program is now accepting applications. Learn more and apply.   

Full-time

  • Cornforth Consultants, Inc., a Portland-based geotechnical engineering firm, seeks to hire an entry-level geotechnical engineer with an MS degree. The firm, currently in its 35th year of operations, specializes in complex geotechnical assignments including earth and rockfill dam design, dam safety evaluation, earthquake engineering, rockfall hazard evaluation and mitigation, and engineering geology. Landslide analysis and stabilization are major areas of interest for our firm. As such, we have a company division called Landslide Technology. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: Cornforth Consultants, Inc., 10250 SW Greenburg Rd., Suite 111, Portland, OR 97223, Attn: Gerry Heslin, P.E., Vice President or email your submission to: gheslin@cornforthconsultants.com
  • Mackenzie seek to hire a structural engineer. Leading Pacific Northwest design firm, Mackenzie provides quality professional services, including architecture, interior design, structural engineering, landscape architecture, land use planning, transportation planning, and civil engineering. Their office locations include Portland, Oregon and Vancouver and Seattle, Washington. If you are interested in this position, submit a resume online or contact Josh McDowell for more information. 

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