News

Congratulations! ASCE awarded the OSU ASCE Student Chapter a 2018 Letter of Recognition for Community Service in recognition of its exemplary community service benefitting others outside of the ASCE Student Chapter. The chapter was selected for this award by the Committee on Student Members based on activities recorded in the chapter’s 2017 annual report

Graduate student Masoud Ghodrat Abadi has been named a 2018 Traffic Safety Scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend the 37th annual National Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities,in San Antonio, Texas. Ghodrat Abadi, who is pursuing a PhD in transportation engineering, is one of 50 U.S. and international college students selected through a competitive application process. The Lifesavers Conference showcases the latest research, evidence-based strategies, proven countermeasures, and promising new approaches for addressing the nation’s most pressing traffic safety problems.  

CityStream: Citizen Scientists & Snow  (Seattle Channel), featuring David Hill, professor of coastal and ocean engineering and PhD Student Ryan Crumley.


Events and Speaker Meetings

  • Tuesday, April 3, 1 to 2 p.m., Kearney 202, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense, Nan Zhang, “Numerical Simulations and Microscale Analyses of Offshore Anchor- Granular Material Systems.”
  • Tuesday, April 3, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 311, CCE Resilience Seminar, "Achieving Resilience, A Practitioner’s Perspective," by Don Ballantyne, principal, Ballantyne Consulting. 
  • Tuesday, April 3, noon to 1 p.m., SEC Involvement Lounge, Career Development Center Spring Professionalism Series, Resumes & Cover Letters 101. 
  • New! Thursday, April 5, 10 a.m. to noon PDT, Webinar: "Case Studies from the September 19, 2017 Mexico Earthquake.” During this free Learning from Earthquakes webinar, speakers who conducted reconnaissance following the September 19, 2017 Puebla-Morelos earthquake will present geotechnical and structural case studies. Learn more and register
  • 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.
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2 p.m., Kearney 202, MS Final Oral Exam, John Martin, “A Full-scale Experimental Investigation of the Bearing Performance of Aggregate Pier-supported Shallow Foundations.” Major Advisor: Armin Stuedlein, associate professor of geotechnical engineering. 
  • The Career Development Center offers 15-minute drop-in appointments for students seeking career assistance Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 P.M., in A110 Kerr Administration Building. Drop-ins are available when classes are in session; there are no drop-ins on the day of the career fair (April 25, 2018). 

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, 5 p.m., Kearney 311, AGC Student Chapter General Meeting. Vote for new officers and the Dennis Marker Teacher of the Year Award winner (to be announced on Contractors Night). Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, however, only student chapter members can vote. Door prizes (including CEM hats) will be awarded. 
  • 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. 

Interviews

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

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). 

  • Phase II Priority Registration (waitlisting): March 15 to April 9

Now through 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

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

New! Call for Posters: Sun Grant Festival at OSU150. The Sun Grant Festival component of Oregon State University’s 150-year anniversary celebration will run from April 9 – 20, 2018. One of the festival activities is a symposium dealing with alternative fuels and related technologies. The symposium is scheduled for Monday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The symposium will feature oral presentations from nationally recognized experts in the field along with poster presentations that emphasize past and present work done at OSU. Symposium organizers hope you will participate in this event by presenting one or more posters featuring work from your laboratory. Laboratory groups are encouraged to present as many posters as necessary to convey the nature of their work. Posters need not be specific to this celebration; i.e., topic-relevant posters presented at other meetings are welcome. Posters must be set up in the MU Ballroom prior to 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16 and taken down sometime between 2 and 3:30 p.m. the same day. A 4-foot by 4-foot space will be provided for each poster. Posters are to be attached to the supporting material using provided binder clips or blue painters tape (do not use pins.) Posters should be attended by at least one of its authors from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. A buffet lunch will be provided to registered students/staff attending posters from noon to 12:30 p.m. The audience for this symposium is expected to include colleagues, peer scientists, OSU officials, state/federal representatives, and the inquisitive public. Register for poster presentations by Monday, April 9 at 5 p.m. Early registration is requested to facilitate arrangement of accommodations.

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

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 aub.ie/teew2018. If you have questions, contact the chair of the conference organizing committee, Rod Turochy

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. 

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.

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. 

New! Student essay competition, Exploring the Intersection between Engineering Design Education and Analysis. A panel of judges from the Design in Engineering Education Division will review applications and select two undergraduate and two graduate student winners. Criteria used in evaluating the submissions will assess the degree to which the submission is: aspirational (it sets a high bar for what might be), innovative (it breaks beyond traditional assumptions about EDE and engineering analysis), grounded (it provides a strong basis and rationale for what might be), and well communicated (it paints a clear picture of what might be). Winners will be informed no later than April 27, 2018. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 16, 2018. 

New! Exxon Mobil Corporation has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science. Learn more. Application deadline: April 20, 2018. 

NEW! CMAA awards a scholarship to a female student preparing for a career in construction management. The scholarship is named for Francis M. Keville, who was director of construction for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in the 1980s. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 30, 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.

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. 

New! The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters and doctoral students, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Who Should Apply: Anyone who has obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session. Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session: New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Boston, Washington, DC. Dates: All sections will be from June 18 to August 10, 2018. Learn more and apply

New! In 2018, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) established the Student Scholarship Award program to promote outreach and engagement with colleges, universities and students by enabling them to attend ASCE-UESI conferences. This scholarship is intended to provide opportunities for students to attend a UESI conference and meet with industry professionals. Scholarship applicants who are members of ASCE-UESI are preferred but the scholarship program is open to all qualified students. Learn more and apply


Jobs  

Internships 

  • Mackenzie seeks to hire a traffic intern for their Portland office. Applicants shall be pursuing or have received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field. This position will have involvement in a wide variety of project types, including impact analysis, transportation modeling, and area/corridor conceptual planning. Proficiency with Synchro/SimTraffic and HCS software is preferred, as is familiarity with the Highway Capacity Manual, AASHTO and MUTCD. Knowledge of Autocad, Vissim, Visum, and Vistro/Traffix is a plus. Learn more and apply
  • MECOP/CECOP has 19 unfilled spots for six-month internships, and are seeking interested students from outside the MECOP/CECOP programs to fill these vacancies. There are opportunities for IME, ME, CE (and CE Surveying) and one each for CEM and CS. Interested students should email Gary Peterson (MECOP Executive Director) and Dustin Scott (MECOP staff member) directly, and include resume with GPA: Gary Peterson: gp@mecopinc.org, Dustin Scott: dustin.scott@mecopinc.org.
  • The Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE) offers paid internships for its 10-week program this summer. Internships are open to junior and senior college students in Oregon, or students who have obtained graduate or advanced undergraduate training in business, economics, engineering, environmental science, green chemistry, physical science, or sustainability science. Projects address pollution prevention solutions for Oregon businesses and pair students with an industry mentor to gain hands-on experience in project development and management, as well as science communication to interdisciplinary audiences. Project topics include energy/water/waste audits, sustainability, toxic reduction, green chemistry, and life cycle assessment. Learn more. For full consideration, submit applications by April 9 at 5 p.m.

Full-time 

  • Alliance Industrial Group, Inc., seeks to hire students interested in an internship or permanent position. To apply, send an updated resume to Lauren Farmen or bring a hard copy to Kearney 101B.
  • Concordia Lighting // Lutron seeks to fill multiple positions. Learn more and apply.
  • Construction Enterprises, Inc. seeks to hire an assistant project manager for a new apartment complex in Corvallis. This will be a 24-month project. The assistant project manager is responsible for assisting project managers and/or superintendents in coordinating the activities of a project to ensure cost, schedule, document control and quality standards are met. Under the direction of the project manager, the assistant project manager is expected to take on any/all tasks in the quest to learn all he/she can about construction. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of construction experience and a degree in construction engineering management. Apply via Handshake
  • David Evans and Associates seeks to fill rail design positions including:
    • Junior freight rail engineer in Denver, Colorado for candidates with zero to 4 years of experience. May graduates can apply. Microstation and AutoCAD experience is a plus. Learn more and apply
    • CAD Tech in in Tacoma, Washington for candidates with zero to 4 years of experience. This position could become an entry-level engineering position. Learn more and apply
    • Mid-level civil engineer in Tacoma, Washington for candidates with a PE and 7 plus years of experience. Learn more and apply
    • Railroad project manager position in Arlington, Texas for candidates with 5 years years of field experience with railroad projects. Learn more and apply
  • Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. They are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic civil engineer/hydrologist to work with their existing team of hydrologists, geomorphologists, and engineers in the Bay Area (Sacramento or Oakland office preferred). Learn more and apply.  
  • N8 Excavation seeks to hire a project estimator. N8 conducts a Core Value Indicator test with every new hire. To apply, complete the test.
  • Rogue Valley Sewer Services seeks to hire an Engineering Technician/EIT. Learn more and apply

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