News

Congratulations, students! 

  • At the ASC Regions 6 & 7 2018 Student Competition, the OSU mixed use team took first place, and the project management and mechanical teams earned third place finishes. Additionally, Aaron Bowen received first place in alternate team, Michael Jones best presenter in the alternates competition, Ryan Wager best presenter in the mechanical competition, Jack Powers best presenter in the pre construction competition, and Dallas Thompson best presenter in the electrical competition.
  • On Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Graduate Research Showcase, Masoud Ghodrat Abadi in transportation earned third place, Stephanie Lange in geotechnical earned second place, and Kelsey Chan in construction earned first place. First-, second-, and third-place awards were granted to the top research projects in each school. Presentations were judged on intellectual merit, potential impact, oral communication, and visual communication. 

Listen now: The latest episode of Engineering Out Loud, “Glued Together – Partners in Mass Timber Buildings,” features Andre Barbosa, assistant professor of structural engineering. 

Professor Emeritus and Nuscale Power Chief Technology Officer Jose Reyes has been elected to the National Academy of Engineers (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers. Reyes is just the third Oregon State University faculty member to receive this honor, following Gabor Temes and Octave Levenspiel. Reyes joined Oregon State as an assistant professor in 1987, was promoted to full professor in 1996 and served as the head of the College of Engineering’s Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics (now School of Nuclear Science and Engineering) from 2005 to 2010. Reyes co-founded small, modular nuclear reactor company NuScale Power in 2007. The NuScale design has its beginnings in a Department of Energy funded research project that Reyes led at Oregon State. Reyes was elected as an NAE member for “innovations in small modular nuclear reactor design, nuclear safety, entrepreneurship, and education.”   


Events and Speaker Meetings

  • Thursday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m. meet and greet, 6:15 p.m. screening, Weniger Hall, 103 SW Memorial Place, Room 151, ASCE Student Chapter presents, Unprepared, an OPB OFG documentary focusing on Oregon’s earthquake preparedness. A panel of local engineering and emergency management staff will be available after the event for audience questions, including featured engineer, Allison Pyrch, and representatives from OSU and ASCE.
  • 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, 2 to 4 p.m., Asian and Pacific Cultural Center, Speaking (Dis)ability: Invisible Panel. This is an event to further the knowledge on campus about how (dis)ability status affects folx daily. This event also aims to let participants process how they may have impacted others by not thinking about how ability affects people.  
  • 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.
  • Thursday, Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m., Kearney 212, Geotechnical Lecture Series, “Project Delivery in Geotechnical Engineering,” presented by Ben Upsall, P.E. associate engineering and Tygh Gianella, EIT, staff engineer, of GeoEngineers, Inc. 
  • 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
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 to 8 p.m., LINC 302, Mike Friton will share insight from his 30 years at Nike's secretive Innovation Kitchen and comment on the future of the athletic footwear industry. Friton's career began at Bowerman Lab, an athletic footwear “think tank” created by Bill Bowerman, Co-Founder of Nike before he joined Nike's Innovation kitchen as a Senior Innovator. Friton is a Junior National Champion in Steeple Chase and a 1980 United States Olympic Trials competitor. Today, he holds 14 patents on prototype shoes and his projects include the recent Back to the Future self-lacing shoe and the Nike Presto. In 2011, Friton left Nike to launch his own footwear prototype enterprise, giving him the flexibility to contract with leading and niche-market footwear companies, and to develop prototypes of his own. This event is free.
  • 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 frc.speednetworking@gmail.com or register.

Speaker Meetings/Student Chapter Events

  • Monday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, ASCE/AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: Anvil Builders. Free dinner. If you are interested in an internship or permanent position opportunity, bring a copy of your resume to the speaker meeting. 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m., Kearney 212, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: Anning-Johnson. Free dinner. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: Oldcastle. Free dinner. If you are interested in an internship or permanent position opportunity, bring a copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.

Interviews

  • Tuesday, Feb. 13, Anning-Johnson (internship and permanent). To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to 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 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 cce_advising@oregonstate.edu.

Graduating students: 

If you plan to graduate in the spring, summer, or fall, now is the time to submit your graduation application. Graduation is not automatic. Students must submit a graduation application to notify the Registrar’s Office of the intended term of degree completion. Learn more

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

FINAL WEEK TO APPLY: 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. 

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. 

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 reu@mdsg.umd.edu. 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 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.

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. 


Jobs  

Internships  

  • WSP USA has a summer internship opportunity for a senior/junior level student, who would work under the direct supervision of the civil engineers out of the Portland office. Learn more and apply. When applying, list “Natalie Owen” as the referring party on the application. 

Full-time 

  • The City of Portland seeks to hire an engineering associate-structural within the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Learn more and apply
  • WSP USA seeks to hire an entry level civil engineer with one to three years’ experience. Learn more and apply. When applying, list “Natalie Owen” as the referring party on the application.

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