DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline to apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program has been extended to February 23, 2018. 

Burkan Isgor, professor of infrastructure materials, has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. The Fellowship Award will be presented at the Awards for Civil Engineering Excellence Gala held during the CSCE Annual Conference June 15, 2018. 

On January 26, 2018, Professor Emeritus Hal Pritchett, was the first recipient of the AGC Hal Pritchett Distinguished Service Award. The award was created by chapter president Brian Gray of Knife River and the chapter Executive Committee and was presented at the AGC Oregon Columbia Chapter Annual Business Meeting. The award is presented to an individual(s) who embodies the attributes of Professor Pritchett. This individual’s loyalty, passion, and lifetime of distinguished leadership and service to the construction industry helps to shape generations of construction professionals for years to come.

Tech comes to construction (Business Tribune), featuring CCE graduate Zach Hunt. 

Events and Speaker Meetings

  • Saving Atlantis screening: Oregon State University filmmakers will be offering three free special screenings of a feature-length documentary “Saving Atlantis,” which they produced after spending three years traveling around the world to document the decline of coral ecosystems.The screenings, narrated by Emmy-winning narrator Peter Coyote will be held Feb. 15, 7 p.m., at OMSI in Portland, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., at The LaSells Stewart Center at OSU, and Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center. This event is part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival. For more information, visit For more information on Saving Atlantis and to reserve your free tickets, visit
  • 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
  • On Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Milam Auditorium Room 026, the Graduate School (in partnership with the Inspiration Dissemination radio show) will host GRADx. Inspired by TED Talks, GRADx explores ideas in action. Six graduate students – including CCE graduate student Masoud Ghodrat Abadi – from different colleges and programs will share the questions and motivations framing their research in an 8 to 10-minute engaging format. Presenters are challenged to reach beyond an academic audience and provoke conversations that matter. Attendance is free and all members of the OSU and Corvallis community are encouraged to attend. 
  • 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,
  • Monday, Feb. 26, 5:15 p.m., 400 Waldo Hall, Info Session, “Household Energy in Guatemala,” 3-credit field course in September 2018. Students from any major and level 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 conduct student-driven research into the technologies and policies that can help to address it. Please join the humanitarian engineering program for an info session on the course. Learn more here and view past course info here. If you have questions, contact Dr. Nordica MacCarty.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, noon to 1 p.m., Kidder 128, Winter Professional Series Events, Interview Skills.
  • 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, March 2, 2 to 3 p.m., Kearney 205, “Enhancement of Design and Performance of Connections Through Structural Cast Steel,” presented by Jennifer Anna Pazdon, PE, M. Sc. Eng, Cast Connex. Refreshments provided.
  • The Openly Published Environmental Sensing (OPEnS) Lab invites guests to the first annual OPEnS House on March 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Gilmore Annex, Room 200. Learn about OPEnS Lab equipment, capabilities, and current projects. Examples include OPEnSampler: an openly published water sampler capable of sampling from various sources into either mylar bags or hard plastic bottles. There will be a 10-minute presentation at 4:45 p.m. Refreshments provided.
  • 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 or register.

Speaker Meetings/Student Chapter Events

  • Monday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring EC Company. Free dinner. If you are interested in an opportunity with EC Company, bring a copy of your resume to the meeting. 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., Kearney 112, ASCE Speaker Meeting featuring Union Pacific Railroad. Learn about Union Pacific Railroad opportunities. UP will be at the career fair, so this is a great way to introduce yourself before the big event. Free food provided. To attend, RSVP by Tuesday morning on the Eventbrite app or online
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21, 5 p.m., Owen 110, PLSO Student Chapter Meeting, “The Interesting Challenges a Surveyor Faces,” Peter Seaders, PE, PLS, MSS, MSS Engineering. Pizza and refreshments provided. 
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2 to 7 p.m., Salem Transportation Engineering Office Tour. OSU ITE will host a tour of the Salem DKS Associates office and with the City of Salem transportation engineering group. The group departs Corvallis around 2 p.m. and will spend an hour at each office and then have dinner with transportation engineers before returning to Corvallis. To attend, email OSU ITE President Kayla Fleskes
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Reser Stadium’s Club Level, Winter Career Expo. Over 40 civil and construction firms will be there to hire students. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Whiting Turner. Free dinner. 


*To interview, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in 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

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

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

New course offering: WOOD SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 425/525 TIMBER TECTONICS, CRN: 40192/40193, Spring 2018. This course counts as a CE technical elective. Instructor: Mariapaola Riggio. OSU students will have the opportunity to collaborate with UO Architecture students throughout the course. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and preferred CAD experience. Tectonics is the art of deploying construction technology so that it plays an integral role in design. A building’s tectonics are defined by three main factors: the material, the tools, and the design. The emerging role of high power computing in architectural design and material processes is revolutionizing building tectonics. This change has led to a resurgence in the use of timber as a building material. Classes will be delivered as interactive lecture and hands-on sessions, including remote video-conferences and face-to-face activities. There will be four full-group face-to-face meetings: Week 1 (W April 4, 9 to 11:30 a.m.) at OSU, Week 6 (F May 11) and week 8 (F May 25) at UO, Week 11: final project presentation at OSU. A preliminary workshop in Rhino Grasshopper is offered on: April 7, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. in RH 203. A collaboration with UO Architecture. Learn more at

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

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 Deadline extended! Application deadline: February 23, 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.  

New! The OSU Retirement Association (OSURA) provides scholarship support to undergraduate students at Oregon State University who are majoring in a subject that contributes to a career that promotes healthy aging. Currently enrolled OSU undergraduate students who have completed at least one academic year and who have at least one year of study yet to be completed towards their first bachelor’s (B.S./B.A.) degree are eligible to apply. Scholarship awards average between $750 to $1,500 per person and will be awarded at the OSURA Annual Meeting in May. Funds will be distributed into student accounts for the 2018-2019 academic year. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Monday, March 5, 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: Application deadline: March 25, 2018. 

New! SOM is pleased to introduce a program, Year One, for graduates seeking to jumpstart their career in architecture, engineering, urban planning, or interior design. Open to students completing a degree in 2018, Year One combines an entry-level opportunity with an accelerated program for professional development. Our first "incoming class" will supplement their project-based work with a range of activities and creative initiatives to help them get the most out of their first year at SOM. Selected participants will be paired with senior-level mentors, join colleagues on site visits, explore our project archives, receive resources to succeed on the ARE exam, and more. Learn more. The application period begins Thursday, Feb. 22 and ends June 1, 2018. 

NEW! West Yost routinely awards scholarships to qualified students to attend, free of charge, industry conferences that match their vision for advancing sustainable water management, including water, wastewater, and stormwater conferences. The scholarship recipient will receive a paid registration to the conference, paid admission to conference meals, travel assistance or travel reimbursement up to $500, and an invitation to a West Yost hosted event (if applicable). The total value of the scholarship is over $1,000. Learn more



  • Crestline Construction Company located in The Dalles, Oregon seeks to hire an intern for 2018. They are a heavy civil contractor working through the Columbia Gorge. Crestline Construction is a relatively small company compared to their sister company Kerr Contractors with about 80 employees but are involved in projects ranging of all sizes. The intern’s responsibilities will range from hands-on field work, learning/running heavy equipment, GPS machine control, and office work. For more information visit To apply, submit your resume to General Manager Erik Kerr
  • Kerr Contractors seeks to hire three interns. To apply, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B for consideration. 
  • Providence School Outreach Summer 2018 Internships are now open for applications. Learn more and apply. Internships are 10-12 weeks form June 18 to August 31 with a maximum of 240 hours (maximum hours not guaranteed)


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