News

Congratulations! "Combining Real-Time and Static GNSS Observations for Optimizing Height Modernization" in the ASCE Journal of Surveying Engineering by Oregon State graduate student Brian Weaver and authors Daniel T. Gillins and Michael Dennis named ASCE Editors Choice.  


Events and Speaker Meetings

  • Tuesday, March 13, 4 p.m., Dearborn 118, Edwards Lecture Series, “Challenges and Opportunities for Reducing Earthquake Risks," by Reginald DesRoches, Rice University. DesRoches will discuss how improved computational methods, coupled with new smart materials and structural systems, are providing engineers with tools to minimize the impacts from earthquakes and enhance community resilience. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. 
  • 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

  • Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 p.m., Owen 106, OSU ITE Student Chapter Meeting featuring Galen McGill, intelligent transportation systems manager for ODOT.
  • Tuesday, April 3, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Q&D Construction. Free dinner served. If interested in an opportunity with Q&D, bring an updated copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.
  • Wednesday, April 4, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting. Project managers from Andersen and OHSU will present “OHSU integrated project delivery – transforming the paradigm of how a project is successfully delivered.” Free dinner served. 
  • Thursday, April 5, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Hoffman Construction. Free dinner served. If interested in an opportunity with Hoffman, bring an updated copy of your resume to the speaker meeting. 

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). 

Now through March 16, 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

March 19 – April 13: Drop-in advising is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

First-year students, contact advisor Michelle White

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

New course offering: Tunnel Design and Construction, CE 570, 3 Credits, Spring 2018. Schedule: MWF 10 – 10:50 a.m. The underground of urban areas is used more and more for storage, shopping, and transportation. The construction of tunnels for individual traffic allows cities to grow. Tunneling is a rapidly expanding sector on a global scale and engineers with a multidisciplinary knowledge are in large demand. In CE570 we explore modern tunneling as a case‐based design class that provides an introduction to tunnel design and construction. Prerequisites: Basic structural and geotechnical knowledge; senior standing or graduate students; (FE 315 or CE 372) *and* (CEM 383 or CE 481) or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Contact: Stephanie Lange


Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

New! Academy for Lifelong Learning Scholarship, $2,000. Recipient will be a full-time undergraduate domestic student in the final year of their undergraduate studies with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above. Applicants must qualify for financial assistance as defined by the OSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Learn more and apply

New! Take part in a study on ‘Vulnerable Road Users' Stances on Automated Vehicles. The self-driving car revolution is about to shift into overdrive. Yet, the view of many road users (pedestrians, cyclists) was not considered. Complete the survey and make your voice heard.  

#WeBuildOregon Instagram Contest. The AGC Workforce Professional Develop Committee launched a youth outreach media campaign utilizing the most used social media platform of GenZ+ (ages 14–24) on Instagram. The contest seesk authentic photos of construction professionals on worksites. To participate, follow build_oregon on Instagram, and post a photo of a builder on a job site to Instagram with the hashtag #webuildoregon. Vote for your photo at webuildoregon.com. A winner will be chosen weekly based on the number of votes and will receive a $50 Carhartt gift certificate. 

The OSU Department of Wood Science & Engineering, with support from the US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Education + Literacy Initiative, will offer a 12-week mentored research and/or extension experiences for 10 undergraduate students per year, available during the summers of 2018, 2019, and 2020. The focus can be on nearly any subject that interests students within the broad field of digital manufacturing and mass timber. Each undergraduate will receive a stipend of $500/week and a subsistence allowance. Participants will be invited to present results through posters or presentations. To qualify, participants must be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education during the 2017-2018 school year. Learn more and apply. If you have questions, contact Arijit Sinha or Eric Hansen at wsereeu@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-6713.

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.

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. 

Do you have a startup idea? The OSU Advantage Accelerator is now accepting applications for its Iterate program, which begins April 3. OSU students, faculty, staff and community members are all welcome to apply. The four-week workshops series guides participants in evaluating and developing their entrepreneurial ideas. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: March 26, 2018. 

Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellowships are now available to innovative, interdisciplinary researchers with recent PhDs in engineering or related sciences. Fellows will be selected by a panel of distinguished faculty based on their CV, letters of recommendations, potential for broader impact on industry and society, and proposed research. Gilbreth fellows will have the unique opportunity to prepare themselves for a successful career in academia by: undertaking interdisciplinary research with two co-advisors in different fields; and participation in professional development activities tailored to chosen academia paths. Gilbreth Fellows are provided with: excellent stipend plus benefits, $5K for professional development, interdisciplinary research with leading faculty, and mentoring guided by a comprehensive individual development plan. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 8, 2018. 

The application for the 2018-2019 Howard Preston Scholarship Award sponsored by the Columbia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is available. The Columbia Section will award $2,000 in scholarship money this year. Learn more and apply. Application deadline is April 15, 2018.

The 2018 The Pacific Forest Foundation Scholarship is open to those who are or will be, studying in forestry-related areas. The award grants 5 to 10 scholarships, in the range of $1,000 to $3,000 each. Learn more: The Pacific Forest Foundation Scholarship. Application deadline: May 1, 2018. 

New! TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has announced a competition awarding up to 10 one-year awards of $12,000 each for graduate students studying applied research in public-sector airport-related aviation issues, ACRP Graduate Research Awards for Applied Research in Public Sector Airport-Related Aviation Issues. Applicants must be enrolled in full-time graduate degree programs at an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution of higher learning during the 2018-2019 academic year. For questions, contact the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Application deadline: May 15, 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

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  

  • Branch Engineering, Inc., an established, multi-disciplined civil engineering firm with offices in Springfield and Albany, Oregon seeks to student interns for a variety of engineering projects. To apply, send an updated resume and brief cover letter to Sam Rabe
  • Marion County seeks to hire three summer interns. The interns will contribute to a special project that will result in a new ADA Transition Plan for Marion County. They will shadow an experienced construction inspector and assist with project management and oversight of construction projects in the field, and will receive engineering design, project coordination and traffic data collection assignments. Learn more and apply (search Engineering Technician 1 – Temporary, Job Number T302-2018-1). Interviews will be scheduled the second week of April.
  • R&R General Contractors, Inc. seeks to an intern for their Salem, Oregon-based office. Interviews for internship and permanent positions will be scheduled. To apply, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B. 

Full-time 

  • Branch Engineering, Inc. an established, multi-disciplined civil engineering firm with offices in Springfield and Albany, Oregon seeks to hire permanent employees for a variety of engineering projects. Essential functions: AutoCAD drafting and design, field stormwater infiltration testing, field subgrade evaluations for residential construction, survey crew technician, soil sample testing, letter/report writing. Some travel may be required and would likely be confined to the mid and southern Willamette Valley. Required experience and skills: technical drafting (autoCAD) course(s), attendance/punctuality, oral and written communication. To apply, send a brief cover letter and resume to Sam Rabe
  • Centrex seeks to fill positions in their estimating and pre-construction and project engineering departments. Both positions are excellent opportunities for an individual looking to start their career with a dynamic construction and development firm. They are located in Tigard, Oregon with projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. To apply, send your resume to Pre-Construction Manager Ed Gillmor or Operations Manager Richard Walker
  • The Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington in Portland seeks to hire a director of Properties who ensures the council’s 13 properties are maintained and developed to meet the operational needs of current council programs and ready for future initiatives. The director supervises seven full and part-time property rangers and the site registrar and is responsible for project management of the operating budget of $875K and the capital budget of $510K Learn more and apply
  • OBEC Consulting Engineers seeks to fill a variety of positions. Learn more and apply.
  • R&R General Contractors, Inc. seeks to hire a field engineer for their Salem, Oregon-based office. To apply, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B. 
  • Stability Engineering Inc. located in Corvallis, Oregon has an opening for an entry-level, full-time engineer. The position includes structural design of residential and commercial projects using a variety of materials and design techniques. 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, send  resume and a cover letter to james@stabilityengineers.com.   

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