A wave of velocity: How scientists at Oregon State measure the dangers of a tsunami (KVAL), featuring Pedro Lomónaco, director O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory

Design Guidance Available for Composite Timber with Steel (ENR)

CCE graduate Jeff Petersen recognized as a 2017 Top 25 Newsmaker by ENR

The ASTM Journal Advances in Civil Engineering Materials named Jason Ideker, associate professor or infrastructure materials as co-editor. Ideker has served on the editorial board of the journal for several years and his work centers around high performance concrete, alternative cementitious materials, and concrete durability. 

The ASTM International Committee on Publications named Armin Stuedlein, associate professor of geotechnical engineering, the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Article on the Practice of Geotechnical Testing for his paper titled “Development and Implementation of a High-Pressure, Double-Acting, Bi-Directional Loading Cell for Drilled Shafts.” 

Events and Speaker Meetings

  • 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,

Speaker Meetings

  • Monday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring R&H Construction. Free dinner served. 
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, ASCE/AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Suulutaaq, Inc. Free dinner served.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m., Kearney 212, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Bremik Construction. Free dinner served. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring BMWC Constructors. Free dinner served. If interested in an internship or permanent position opportunity, bring a copy of your resume to the speaker meeting. BMWC will also meet candidates at the Winter Career Fair, February 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Reser Stadium Club Level. 


  • Tuesday, Jan. 30, R&H Construction (intern and permanent. 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31, Suulutaaq, Inc. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 1, Bremik Construction (intern)

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

Career Development 

  • Tuesday, Jan. 30, 5:15 p.m., Kidder 278, Technical and Career Presentation, Cascade Energy, featuring an HR specialist, project engineer presenting on energy efficiency in industrial refrigeration systems and career opportunties. Organized by the OSU Energy Efficiency Center (a US DOE Industrial Assessment Center). 
  • The Career Development Center hosts workshops on a variety of professional development topics for all students each term: January 30, Hallie Ford Center 115, Get a Dam Job | January 31, Johnson Hall 221, Digital Professionalism
  • 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. 


CCE office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (the office is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for the 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

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

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 5:15 p.m., Valley Library, Willamette East, Info session, HEST 242/542: “Household Energy In Guatemala” 3-credit Field Course. Students from any major are invited to travel to Guatemala for 10 days in September 2018 to learn about the household energy poverty facing 40 percent of the world’s families and the technologies and policies that can help to address it. Learn more here and details about the past course here. If you have questions, contact course leader, Dr. Nordica MacCarty,, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

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  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 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 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 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. 

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 Applications deadline: February 16, 2018. 

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

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. 

New! Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association is offering scholarships to students attending schools in the region. The scholarships are intended for students whose major coursework may point them toward a career in the water supply industry. Eligible academic areas include but are not limited to water supply operation/technology, civil or environmental engineering, or public administration/finance. Over the years, over 200 students from Pacific Northwest colleges and universities have received scholarships from this program. Last year’s eight awards ranged from $2,800 to $4,000. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Friday March 2, 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.

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

New! The 23nd National Conference on Rural and Intercity Bus Transportation is scheduled for September 30 - October 3, 2018 in Breckenridge, Colorado. The conference will host an undergraduate essay, and graduate-level research competition. Learn more


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



  • ARA seeks civil engineers, with emphasis in pavements, materials, or geotechnical engineering, to work full-time in the Transportation Research & Technology Deployment Group in Champaign, Illinois. Learn more and apply for staff civil engineer position or a senior civil engineer position
  • Black & Veatch seeks to hire entry-level civil structural engineers. Learn more and apply
  • Gerding Builders seeks to hire a project engineer and an intern. To apply, submit an updated resume to Ryan McAlister.
  • The Land Group seeks to hire an entry level civil engineer. Learn more and apply.
  • The U.S. Army Hydrology, Hydraulics and Coastal Engineering (HH&C) Branch at the Seattle District Office seeks to hire a civil engineer (hydraulics). Branch contacts: Kevin Shaffer, Water Management Section Chief or 206-764-3660, Dan Katz, Hydraulic Engineering Section Chief, 206-764-3271, Catherine Petroff, Hydrology, Hydraulics and Coastal Branch Chief, 206-764-6562. The position closes February 5, 2018. 
  • The U.S. Army Environmental Engineering Section of the Technical Services Branch at the Seattle District Office seeks to hire an environmental engineer. Branch contacts: Sherry Rone, Environmental Engineering and Technology Branch Chief, 206-764-6899, Travis Shaw, Technical Services Branch Chief, (206) 764-3527. The position closes February 5, 2018.

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