Researchers have been awarded $1.4 million by the Department of Defense (DoD) to investigate how green stormwater technologies can be designed to improve removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their toxic degradation products, as well as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), per- and polyfluoro-alkyl substances (PFASs), and metals (copper and zinc) from stormwater at DoD sites. The team is led by Staci Simonich, professor of chemistry, and consists of collaborators Jennifer Field, professor of environmental and molecular toxicology, Meghna Babbar-Sebens, associate professor of water resources engineering, Tyler Radniecki, assistant professor of environmental engineering and Greg Wilson, assistant professor of geology and geophysics. The project will span over three years, and will examine a range of sorbents and plant types to optimize contaminant removal. This research will also lead to development and testing of new stormwater treatment solutions that optimizes removal of PAHs, PCBs, PFASs, and metals at field scale. These new stormwater solutions will be tested at the OSU-Benton County Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research Facility, an Oregon BEST Lab, of which Babbar-Sebens and Radniecki are co-directors. Ultimately, the research will improve how DoD manages stormwater at their sites and how municipalities can effectively remove stormwater contaminants in urban communities.
Events and Speaker Meetings
- Tuesday, Feb. 6, noon to 1 p.m., Kidder 128, Resume Basics. The Career Development Center hosts workshops on a variety of professional development topics for all students each term.
- Tuesday, Feb. 6, noon to 1 p.m., BAT 150, graduate student committee of the Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) general meeting. Join to discuss plans for the the year, including the April WE Local conference (a regional SWE conference) in Portland. Everyone, regardless of gender identity, is welcome at GradSWE events. Feel free to bring your lunch.
- Wednesday, Feb. 7, 4 to 6 p.m., Furman Hall, Advances in 3D printing. Sterling Chaffins, HP senior scientist, will present “HP’s Multijet Fusion 3D printing technology: enabling the next industrial revolution,” hosted by the OSU Biomedical Engineering Society. HP’s technology enables designers to print high-resolution, finished parts at a fraction of traditional manufacturing cost. Refreshments will be served. Free.
- 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.
- Thursday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Johnson Hall 124, Benny's Closet Pop-up Shop. Not sure what you’re wearing to the Winter Career Expo? Visit Benny’s Closet Pop-up Shop to purchase affordable professional clothing. Shirts, skirts, shoes, pants and jackets; we’ve got it all!
- Friday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m., College of Engineering Resume Day. Get your resume ready for the Career Expo! Come to one of our hour-long workshops February 16 and learn how to improve your resume before the Winter Career Expo February 21. Space is limited; pre-register in Handshake to reserve your spot.
- 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.edu; Benjamin.Blasen@ch2m.com.
- Friday, April 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Women in STEM Speed Networking Event, hosted by HP and Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program (ORTOP). The goal is to provide high-school age women on FIRST Robotics teams in the Pacific Northwest the opportunity to meet one-on-one with professional women in STEM fields. The event will be held in conjunction with the FIRST Robotics Competition PNW District Championships on Many of the young women participating in robotics programs are interested in STEM careers, but teams often have few women mentors in technical roles. The hosts are seeking approximately 140 professional women across science, engineering, and math fields in both industry and academia to participate. Over the course of the event, participants will speak 5-7 minutes with multiple young women, answering their questions and sharing educational and career experiences. For more information, contact the organizers at email@example.com or register.
Speaker Meetings/Student Chapter Events
- Monday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker featuring Charter Mechanical. Free dinner served. If interested in an internship or permanent position opportunity, bring a copy of your resume to their speaker meeting.
- Wednesday, Feb. 7, 5 to 6 p.m., KEAR 312, OSU ITE Winter Term General Meeting. Come have pizza with other ITE members and discuss events happening this term, officer elections and upcoming ITE conferences. Officer elections for next year will occur March 7. Numerous officer positions are opening next year, which is a great opportunity to become more involved with ITE. OSU ITE also seeks individuals to travel to Keystone, Colorado as part of the traffic bowl team this summer. No experience is necessary to join the team.
- Saturday, Feb. 10, McAlexander Fieldhouse, OSU TIE IM Dodgeball Tournament. If you are interested in joining the team, email ITE Activities Coordinator Amber Meeks.
- Tuesday, Feb. 13, Anning-Johnson (internship and permanent). To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to Kearney 101B.
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
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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
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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! Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF): Engineering Solutions for Resilient and Sustainable Communities. Presented by CCE and CBEE, the SURF program awards 15 to 20 fellowships of $4,500 for undergraduate students to support hands-on research in the areas of community resilience, clean water engineering, and infrastructure renewal. During the June 18 to August 24, 2018 program, students work with a faculty mentor and graduate student on a specific project and develop research skills to increase graduate school opportunities. Learn more and apply cce.oregonstate.edu/surf. Application deadline: February 16, 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 email@example.com. 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.
New! The United States Society on Dams (USSD) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Scholarship Awards. USSD annually awards scholarships to students whose academic program and research studies have the potential to develop practical solutions to design and construction challenges related to dams and levees. Up to four finalists will be invited to present their research at the annual conference. In addition to covering conference registration and travel costs for the finalists, USSD will award up to a combined total of $20,000 at the 2018 conference, with a minimum individual award of $2,000. All finalists are welcome to participate in the full conference providing an opportunity to meet and interact with the industry experts in dams and levees. The annual conference is April 30 to May 2, 2018, in Miami, Florida. Finalists will present their research to the Board of Directors and conference attendees during technical sessions on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The results will be announced at the Future through Education Luncheon on Wednesday, May 2. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: March 1, 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.
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.
New! The Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship program assists students who are pursuing undergraduate study in structural engineering, architecture or construction management to support education and encourage the design and building of safer structures in our communities. The scholarship award is $2,000. Learn more and apply: www.strongtie.com/scholarships. Application deadline: March 25, 2018.
- 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.
- Transfer Students: Join the START team as a Transfer Ambassador. Help welcome incoming transfer students and their families to Beaver Nation. This is a paid summer job opportunity and a great way to make connections. Apply today.
- Black & Veatch seeks to hire a civil engineer 1 to focus on T-line or substation design. Learn more and apply at (requisition #33278) bv.com/careers.
- Inline Construction seeks to hire a project engineer to start during or after spring break. To apply, email your updated resume in PDF format to Brian Grant.
- Northwest Demolition (an industrial demolition company that specializes in challenging projects throughout the United States, Canada, and the Pacific Islands, seek new employees for their Tigard, Oregon based office with opportunity for rapid advancement. To apply, email your updated resume in PDF format to Ben Wright.
- Pacific Excavation seeks to hire a project engineer for their Eugene based office. To apply, email your resume to Spencer Chamberlain.
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