OSU students, staff will make service learning trip to Puerto Rico over Spring Break (LIFE@OSU), featuring Ingrid Arocho, assistant professor of construction engineering management. 

Congratulations! The editor of the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering selected Ben Leshchinsky, assistant professor in the College of Engineering and College of Forestry, as a 2017 Outstanding Reviewer.

Available Now: The OSU ASCE Student Chapter 2017 Annual Report  features chapter achievements, projects, and activities. 

Events and Speaker Meetings

  • Wednesday, March 21, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 311, CCE Resilience Seminar, “Crisis Communication and Rumor Management Using Social Media During Disasters,” by Dr. Jun Zhuang of the State University of New York at Buffalo. 
  • 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

  • Tuesday, April 3, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Q&D Construction. Free dinner served. 
  • 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. 


  • Wednesday, April 4, Kearney 101C, Q&D Construction. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to Kearney 101. 


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). 

  • 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

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

New! The Graduate School is excited to announce our annual Graduate Showcase and Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, both happening on May 3 as part of Grad Appreciation Week. These events offer graduate students the chance to share their scholarship and communicate it to a broad audience. In these judged events, $1,750 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top three 3MT winners and additional prizes will be awarded in the Graduate Showcase. All participants will gain professional development skills and CV-worthy experience! Learn more

New! The 3rd Transportation Engineering Education Workshop will be held at Auburn University May 22-23, 2018. This workshop provides an opportunity for faculty teaching in the transportation engineering area to work together to learn of best practices in engineering education, develop activities for their classes, and create or further develop their networks with other faculty teaching in this area. Through the support of the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE), Auburn University, the National Science Foundation and Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), the workshop is offered without a registration fee. Space is limited. Secure a spot at If you have questions, contact the chair of the conference organizing committee, Rod Turochy

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

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 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 or (541) 737-6713.

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: 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.

New! BC awards college scholarships of $5,000 each to promising full-time students pursuing careers in the environmental profession through a variety of award programs, including the Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. Scholarship, the Minority Scholarship Program, the Women in Leadership Scholarship and the GLBTQ Scholarship. Students enrolled in their junior or senior year or graduate program at an accredited college or university are welcome to apply. Eligible declared majors include civil, chemical or environmental engineering or one of the related environmental sciences (e.g. biology, geology, hydrogeology, ecology). For full eligibility guidelines, refer to the individual scholarship pages. To learn more, go to Scholarship FAQs. Application deadline: 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. 

 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.

New! The Board of the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO) Scholarship Foundation requests applications from qualified students for their annual scholarship awards. SEAOSF has approved two or more scholarships of at least $3,000 (one $3,500 Don Kramer Memorial Scholarship and one $3,500 Susan M. Frey Memorial Scholarship). To apply, submit the completed application to Thomas Miller, professor of structural engineering by May 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. 



Student Jobs

  • The College of Engineering seeks energetic students to join the new COE Career Assistant team in the 2017-2018 academic year. Career Assistants support the mission and services of the College of Engineering and the Career Development Center by providing advisement to peers, assisting in the coordination of campus programs and events, and working collaboratively with staff, alumni and employers. Learn more and apply
  • The College of Engineering seeks to hire motivated students from a variety of majors across the college. Ambassador duties include: Daily tours, networking and interacting with alumni, recruiting prospective students, and more. Learn more and apply. Applications close April 9, 2018. 


  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE). The department is seeking an accomplished leader with a clear strategic vision, an outstanding record of research and educational achievements, and excellent communication and administrative skills. Candidates are expected to have earned a doctorate in civil, architectural, or environmental engineering and to merit appointment at the rank of Full Professor. Learn more and apply
  • OxBo, Inc. seeks to hire a junior engineer. The position will focus on drafting and designing. To apply, please send an updated resume and cover letter to
  • Western Shelter Systems seeks to hire an engineering project manager. A structural engineering student with experience is preferred. Grad students should also consider the position. To apply, send an updated resume and a cover letter to Maraina Gagner

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