News

This year’s 150th anniversary of Oregon State University also marks the 20th anniversary of the College of Engineering Oregon Stater Engineering Awards, which celebrates alumni who have a profound impact on the profession and our world. Congratulations to all the honorees including CCE alumni Joel Andersen, president, Andersen Construction (CEM ’04), Tom Gerding, chief executive officer, Gerding Companies (CEM ’84), Con O’Connor, partner and operations manager, Hamilton Construction (CEM ’99), and Jim Piro, retired president and chief executive officer, Portland General Electric (CE ’74). Learn more


Events and Speaker Meetings

  • 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.
  • CANCELLED: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 311, CCE Resilience Seminar
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2 to 3 p.m., Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Open Discussion About the Intersection of Science and Diversity, presented by Dr. Clemons, professor of biochemistry, Caltech. 
  • 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. Free.
  • Thursday, March 1, 4:30 p.m., Kearney 212, Geotechnical Lecture Series,Discrete Element Modeling of the Brittle-Ductile Failure Mechanism Transition of Quasi-brittle Materials,” Yifei Ma, PhD, post-doctoral researcher, Oregon State University. 
  • 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.
  • Thursday, March 8, 7:30 a.m., Owen 109, PhD Final Oral Exam, YunJi Choi, Numerical Investigations on Sewer Geysers. 
  • 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 frc.speednetworking@gmail.com or register.

Speaker Meetings/Student Chapter Events

  • Monday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring NECA. Free dinner provided. To interview with NECA on February 27, bring your resume Kearney 101B.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Baldwin General Contracting. Free dinner provided. If interested in a position with Baldwin, bring a copy of your updated resume to the meeting.
  • Thursday, March 1, 6 p.m., Kearney 305, ASCE OSU Student Chapter general meeting. The chapter will hold executive officer position elections for the 2018-19 school year. At the meeting, current officers describe their roles. Attend and learn more about getting involved in ASCE. Elections will be held at the Thursday, March 8 meeting where all ASCE members are requested to attend. Application deadline: Monday, March 5. Learn more and apply
  • Saturday, March 3, 9:45 a.m., OSU ITE Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup. Participants will meet in the atrium of Kearney Hall and carpool/bike caravan to the highway. The OSU ITE chapter maintains a two-mile stretch of Highway 34. The cleanup usually lasts two hours, with food provided after the activity by OSU ITE. ODOT provides reflective vests, trash pickers, bags, and signs. Dress warmly and bring gloves if you prefer to use them. The event is weather dependent and the hosts will confirm the event by Thursday, March 1 by email. To participate, sign up online. If you have questions, contact OSU ITE Student Chapter President Kayla Fleskes.
  • Monday, March 5, 6 p.m., location TBD, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Granite. Free dinner provided. If interested in a position with Granite, bring a copy of your updated resume to the speaker meeting.
  • Tuesday, March 6, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Stacy and Witbeck. Free dinner provided. Interviews for internship and permanent positions will be held Friday, March 9, Owen 224. To sign-up, bring copies of your resume to Kearney 101B.
  • Wednesday, March 7, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Associated Wall and Ceiling Contractors. Free dinner provided. 
  • Wednesday, March 7, 5 p.m., Kearney 312, OSU ITE General Meeting and Officer Elections. OSU ITE will conduct elections for the 2018-19 school year. Numerous positions will be available on the board, so this will be a fantastic opportunity to take on a leadership position within the organization. The meeting will also include discussion on appointed positions that are available for those who want to become more involved but cannot commit a large amount of time next year. Free food provided. If you have any questions, contact OSU ITE President Kayla Fleskes
  • Thursday, March 8, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Build Group. Free dinner provided. Interviews for internship and permanent positions will be held Friday, March 9, Kearney 101C. To sign-up, bring an updated copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.

Interviews 


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

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

Applications needed! 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.  

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.

New! Portland State University Study Abroad, Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands. Program Dates: June 25 - July 6, 2018. Led by Dr. Kelly Clifton. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: March 11, 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! Salem Contractors Exchange (SCE) seeks applicants for their 2018 scholarship. SCE is a membership organization devoted to the construction industry. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: March 19, 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. 

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. 

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

New! Virgina Tech undergraduate research program, Training Future Leaders to Solve Resource Challenges at the Confluence of Water and Society. The program will run from May 28 – July 27, 2018 in Blacksburg, VA on the Virginia Tech campus. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in a degree program leading to baccalaureate or associates degree, and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in Fall 2018. Activities will be place-based within the Virginia Tech StREAM Lab, with a view towards its relationship with the larger New River basin. Learn more and apply


Jobs  

Internships  

  • Crestline Construction of The Dalles, Oregon seeks to hire a summer intern for 2018. They are a heavy civil contractor working throughout the Columbia Gorge. Crestline Construction is smaller than their sister company, Kerr Contractors, however, they are involved in a wide range of projects. The internship responsibilities will include hands-on work field work, learning and running heavy equipment, GPS machine control, and office work. To apply, email your resume to the general manager, Erik Kerr.  
  • Next Step Ministries seeks to hire construction manager and construction team member summer 2018 interns. Learn more and apply
  • The Seattle District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking to complete multiple hiring actions for summer intern positions this year. These announcements are for the Department of the Army's Pathways Intern Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with opportunities to explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. These positions are full-time in the summer with an option to work part-time during the following school year. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. Available positions include Student Trainee (Engineering and Architecture) with a closing date of February 27, 2018 and Student Trainee (Engineering and Architecture) with a closing date of March 1, 2018. 

Full-time 

  • Cornerstone Construction (a general contractor based in Seattle, Washington) seeks new hires. To apply, email an updated PDF of your resume to Tom Cole.
  • Corvallis Public Works seeks to fill seasonal stormwater positions (spring and fall flexible, summer full-time). Activities include invasive plant removal, data collection, planting, app development, GIS, education, illicit discharge clean up, drain marking, water quality and flow monitoring, and BMP research. To apply, send resume and references to Ted.Hart@corvallisoregon.gov
  • Stability Engineering Inc. of Corvallis has an opening for an entry-level, full-time engineer. The job entails structural design of residential and commercial projects using a variety of materials and design techniques. They are looking for a motivated recent graduate (or soon to graduate) with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (structural emphasis preferred). Experience is not necessary. Stability Engineering is a growing engineering firm that performs local and regional structural engineering for residential and commercial projects. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to james@stabilityengineers.com. They will accept resumes until March 5, 2018. 
  • TODD Construction, Inc. seeks to hire a project engineer for their Tigard, Oregon-based office. To apply, send a cover letter and/or resume to Todd Construction at info@toddconstruction.com. With enough interest, Todd Construction will host on-campus interviews in early April.      
  • The Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the area of Geotechnical Engineering. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Civil Engineering, or a related discipline, and must have excellent teaching and communication skills. Industry experience is preferred and professional registration, or the ability to obtain registration within two years of appointment, is required. More information about VMI can be found online and a description of the academic program and faculty expectations can be viewed in the VMI Faculty Handbook. Candidates should apply online. Closing date will be when the position is filled. 
  • The Civil & Environmental Engineering Department invites applications for a one-year, full-time, non-tenure track position in the structures area of Civil Engineering. The position is renewable beyond the first year at the Institute’s discretion. Candidates must have excellent teaching and communication skills. More information about VMI can be found online, and a description of the academic program and faculty expectations can be viewed in the VMI Faculty Handbook. Apply online and submit applications to Search Committee Chairman, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450 or at CEEDepartment@vmi.edu. Closing date will be when the position is filled.  
  • The Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for two full-time Teaching Academic Staff (Lecturer) positions for the 2018-19 school year. The positions will likely continue for additional years. The positions are well suited for an MS graduate or recent doctoral graduate who would like to develop their teaching skills and establish a record of experience as an instructor. UW-Platteville offers a New Instructor Learning Community and will provide mentorship. Candidates must have M.S. or Ph.D. in environmental engineering, civil engineering, or closely related field at time of employment. The ability to teach at least two of the following courses: Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Introductory Fluid Mechanics, Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, and Introduction to Structural Engineering is required. Review of applications will begin March 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The full position description and application instructions, can be found online
  • The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science (EMS) at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville invites applications for a 12-month position of Associate Dean to start in July 2018 (or later). The College seeks exceptional candidates with proven leadership experience, demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research, and a strong track record of assessment and accreditation experience. The successful candidate will champion programmatic excellence and accreditation processes for seven ABET accredited engineering degree programs as well as an ACS-approved Chemistry program, and will provide vision and leadership for current and future academic program initiatives within the College, including partnerships with regional universities and technical colleges. Learn more and apply. For best consideration, applications are requested by March 3, 2018.   

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