News

Congratulations! The OSU ASCE Student Chapter has been selected by the ASCE Committee on Student Members to receive a Certificate of Commendation for its outstanding activities as recorded in the 2017 Chapter Annual Report. This places the OSU student chapter in the top five percent of over 300 chapters worldwide. “Nick Hossley and Cody Beairsto led two excellent groups of officers during 2017,” said Faculty Advisor Thomas Miller. “Nick Edwards did a superior job of preparing the annual report that is the basis for the evaluation – it is a huge task and he was supported by a number of officers.” 

Last week, ASCE Student Chapter President Nick Hossley and Executive Chair Hannah Helwig led 42 students from the OSU ASCE Student Chapter to the Pacific Northwest Student Conference at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon where they competed against 19 other universities. The OSU Concrete Canoe team, captained by Cadell Chand and Neamh Gaddi-Nguyen, placed second overall and first in the oral presentation category. While races were cancelled due to high winds, the OSU team hopes for a wild card entry at nationals in San Diego, California. John Paul Morton did well in the Technical Paper Competition on Engineering Ethics and Social Media. The OSU team also competed in Orienteering and Bubble Ball soccer. Additionally, the Steel Bridge team, led by Bret Burch and Zach Blowers, designed and fabricated a light, well-conceived bridge. Overall, the OSU contingent included many students who are now well-prepared to compete again next year at St Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington.


Events and Speaker Meetings

  • Spring term is here and if you’re graduating, there’s one more thing that just got added to your to-do list: Find a job. Wondering how you’re supposed to fit this in with classes, capstone projects, and everything else going on? Sign up for Engineering Job Club, a weekly email series that breaks the entire process down into manageable chunks. The series will help you set reminders, stay motivated, and work toward landing that engineering position you want, all on your own schedule. Register in Handshake today! Series starts April 9, but students are welcome to jump in at any time. Engineering Job Club sign-up
  • 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. 
  • Career-Building 101: Join special guest Jo Danko, P.E., senior vice president and managing director of city solutions for CH2M (now Jacobs), for a professional development seminar intended specifically for engineering seniors and graduate students. Discussion topics include: establishing a solid foundation, building a network, and following your passion. Hosted by the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. Wednesday, April 11, 4 to 4:50 p.m. in Johnson 102. RSVP: goo.gl/61H1RU
  • Career Development Center Spring Professionalism Series Events, Wednesday, April 11, noon to 1 p.m., SEC Involvement Lounge, Communicating Your Skills. Webinar: Ace Your Interview
  • Thursday, April 12, 5:30 p.m. Reser Stadium’s Club Level, Contractors Night. Registration required to attend. 
  • Thursday, April 12, 4:30 p.m., Kearney 311, Geotechnical Lecture Series, “Landslide Mitigation of the Sheep Creek Bridge,” by Philip L. Wurst, P.E., G.E., Senior Geotechnical Engineering, Oregon Department of Transportation. 
  • Tuesday, April 17, 3 to 4 p.m. (meet at 2:30 p.m.), Job Site Tour by TGerding Construction/Gerding Builders of the Benton County Museum at 2nd and Adams in downtown Corvallis. The tour is available for the the first 40 CCE students who sign-up. Students will tour the structural steel installation. Learn more. PPE will be provided, but long pants, long sleeve shirts, and sturdy, close-toed shoes are required. Participants will meet in the Kearney Hall atrium at 2:30 p.m. for PPE and walk or carpool to the job site. To sign-up, visit Kearney 101. 
  • University Relations and Marketing is hosting the second annual OSU Brand Symposium on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at The LaSells Stewart Center. Come hear from an exciting lineup of guest speakers that are sure to inspire and ignite creativity in the areas of diversity and inclusion, graphic design, media and film. Engineering faculty, staff, and students might be particularly interested in hearing Punam Mathur, former senior vice president for corporate diversity and community affairs at MGM Resorts. She will be speaking about creating inclusive environments in the work place. There is no cost for students to attend the four keynote sessions and students do not need to register (lunch is not included). Registration for faculty and staff is $30 and includes lunch and light refreshments. 
  • The Career Expo is an entire week of events for students to develop their professional skills, culminating in a career fair where students will get to interact with employers who want to hire OSU students. April 24 | Speed Mock Interviews (in-person and virtual), noon to 4 p.m., Multipurpose Room. April 25 | Spring Career Expo
  • Thursday, May 10, 4 – 4:50 p.m., Kearney 112, Edwards Distinguished Lecture, “Geo-Alchemy (Turning Sand into Sandstone) and other Biogeotechnologies,” Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, NAE, Regents Professor and Ira A. Fulton Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Director, Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University. Reception to follow.

Speaker Meetings/Student Chapter Events

  • TONIGHT, Monday, April 9, 5 p.m., Owen 102, Contractors Night Mandatory Meeting. All students registered to attend Contractors Night should attend this meeting. Event information and expectations for Contractors Night will be provided.
  • TONIGHT, Monday, April 9, 6 p.m., Kearney 312: AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Seabee Construction, “Entrepreneurship/Ownership in Construction.” iPad give-a-way free dinner provided. 
  • Tuesday, April 10, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Yorke & Curtis. Free dinner provided. If interested in an opportunity with Yorke & Curtis, bring an updated copy of your resume to their speaker meeting. 
  • Wednesday, April 11, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Rosendin Electric. Free dinner provided.
  • Thursday, April 12, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, ASCE Speaker Meeting featuring Bob Ringer of Western Corrugated Steel Pipe Association, who will present on corrugated steel pipe design and installation, engineering principles, construction techniques, storm water detention, and other special uses. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive a free flash drive with the Corrugated Steel Pipe Design Manual. American Dream Pizza will be provided. To attend, RSVP ASAP to mititiea@oregonstate.edu
  • Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC/ASCE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Mentors 360 Panel/Workshop “What Employers Want: Ethics in Engineering, “ with panelists: Katie Reiff of Urban Renaissance Group, Katy Church of Hoffman Construction, Ryan McAlister of T. Gerding Construction, Joshan Rohani of Stratovate Now, Evan Eykelbosch of Froelich Engineers, Inc., Todd Humpries of Fortis Construction, and Stephanie Dost of McKinstry. Free dinner provided. Link to RSVP forthcoming.

Interviews

Thursday, April 12, Owen 224, Rosendin. To interview, bring an updated copy of your resume to Kearney 101B. 


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 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.

PIN appointments start April 16. An email will be sent out later this week to begin scheduling appointments on the advisors’ calendars.  

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

New! The DFI Educational Trust, the charitable arm of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), is pleased to request applications for the 2018 Michael Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship. Applicants must be full-time students pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in civil engineering; have a minimum GPA of 3.0; demonstrate an interest in the deep foundations industry; and demonstrate financial need. One scholarship award of $5,000 is available. The award can be used for tuition, fees, books and/or educational living expenses. Learn more and apply at Condon Scholarship App. Application, essay, and resume, are accepted online only. Transcript and letters of recommendation must be sent by regular mail or courier. All materials must be received by the deadline. 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. 

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

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  

Student Jobs

  • The Oregon State University Sustainability Office is currently recruiting for three student workers to join their Corvallis team. The first position will focus on supporting campus energy conservation and sustainability projects.  The second position will assist with utility data requests and analyses, building controls technologies and development of reporting tools. This work will include software development with an emphasis on building automation tools and embedded systems. The third position will manage signature events, tabling and other face to face contact, collaborating closely with groups like Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 11, 2018. 

Internships 

  • Anderson Environmental Contracting, LLC (AEC) seeks to hire a project engineer intern who will enjoy the challenge of working on multiple projects with junior and senior staff, as well as gaining valuable, real-world experience. To apply, email an updated copy of your resume to Rob Ledgerwood at robertl@aecllc.net
  • The City of McMinnville seeks to hire a summer intern who is studying Civil Engineering and has an interest in transportation, local government, and public works. Learn more and apply. Application closes April 13, 2018. 
  • Clackamas County seeks to fill an engineering aide summer position. Learn more and apply. Application closes April 18, 2018. 
  • The City of Hillsboro’s internship program is currently seeking candidates for their traffic summer internship within their public works department. This position is designed for a junior/senior undergraduate student studying civil engineering, construction engineering, or in a similar field. To apply, submit letter of interest and resume by April 20, 2018 to:City of Hillsboro Human Resources Department, Attn: Jessica Stark, 150 E Main St. – 2nd floor Hillsboro, OR 97123 or Email: jessica.stark@hillsboro-oregon.gov (Traffic Internship in subject line). If you have questions, contact Jessica Stark, City of Hillsboro Human Resources Department at jessica.stark@hillsboro-oregon.gov or 503-681-6222. 

Full-time 

  • Armstrong Builders seeks to hire full-time project engineers to work in commercial and high-end custom residential construction in Hawaii. They have openings statewide including Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island. Successful applicants will show an aptitude understanding complex issues, experience or strong interest in working in the construction industry, as well as a clearly demonstrated desire to live and work in Hawaii. To apply, send resume and cover letter to info@armstrongbuilders.com.
  • Catena Consulting Engineers seeks to hire highly qualified structural engineers to join their team. For a detailed advertisement and to submit your resume, visit catenaengineers.com/opportunities.php
  • ESA | Environmental Science Associates seeks to hire an entry-level CE/hydrologist in Oakland/Sac, California. Learn more and apply. If you have questions, contact Annika Sullivan (CE ’15)
  • Knife River seeks to hire an estimator for their Eugene, Oregon-based office. To be considered for this position, candidates must complete and submit an employment application at jobs.mdu.com by April 27, 2018. If unable to complete an application online, applicants may print and send completed application to any Knife River NW address or visit one of their ocations to complete an application.
  • Ricky Adamson, a technical recruiter with Integrated Talent Strategies, seeks to hire a structural engineer for a Hillsboro, Oregon-based company. To apply or for more information, contact Ricky at radamson@wehirepeople.com. Requirements: The successful candidate will be responsible for performing structural analysis for a variety of building systems and structures; Projects will include new construction, renovation and retrofit in all types of building structures focusing mainly on industrial and commercial; The Structural Engineer will design, develop, implement, and analyze technical designs; Candidate will perform engineering design evaluations, plan and set goals and coordinate with other disciplines as needed. Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Civil or Structural Engineering; Experience with AutoCAD; Revit software experience is desired; Experience with structural analysis software RISA or STAAD; Knowledge of building codes and seismic requirements. 
  • Umpqua Community College has two open faculty positons: one in engineering/computer science and one in forestry. This could be a great opportunity for any OSU grad student or alumni interested in teaching. Representatives from UCC will be on-campus Tuesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm., Johnson 124. To apply, search “Umpqua Community College” in Handshake to find the postings for OSU: Engineering, CS and CIS Instructor  or Forestry Instructor

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