News

Congratulations! This month, Robert Layton, professor emeritus of transportation engineering, received an award from Oregon Department of Transportation in appreciation of 40 years of service and dedication to the citizens of Oregon. 


Events and Speaker Meetings

  • Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 29 through May 4. The Graduate School invites students are invited to join a week-long celebration with prize raffles, treats and swag at the GSSC, lunch with the Dean, trivia night competition and more. View the schedule of events.  
  • Tuesday, May 1, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 311, CCE Resilience Seminar, Jeff Rubin, “The role of hospitals in pre-disaster mitigation and post-disaster response.” 
  • The Career Development Center Spring Professionalism Series: Tuesday, May 1, Get a Dam Job and Tuesday, May 8, Level Up Your Interview Skills, noon to 1 p.m., SEC Involvement Lounge. 
  • Tuesday Teaching Talks: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in a certificated series of teaching workshops. Attend one, some, or all. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register. Learn more. Contact us
  • Wednesday, May 2, 4 to 5 p.m., Radiation Center Room C104, School of Nuclear Science and Engineering Faculty Candidate Seminar “Estimating Doses to Urban Search and Rescue Dogs following a Contamination Event” by Craig Marianno, Ph.D.
  • Wednesday, May 2, 10 to 11 a.m. PST, EERI Younger Members Committee Webinar: Assessing Safety, Search and Rescue: An Engineer’s Role Following Disasters. Speaker: John Lawson, SE (M.EERI,1985). Register.  
  • May 3, 4:30 p.m., Kearney 112, Geotechnical Lecture Series, “Development of Pile Driving Criteria for Design Engineers and Pile Driving Contractors,” Bill S. Marczewski, P.E., Principal Engineer, BSM Engineering. 
  • 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.
  • Friday, May 11, 9 a.m. to noon, MU Multipurpose Room 13, Free Workshop: Fundamentals of Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification. Enhance your teamwork and leadership skills in a hands-on workshop from the premier business methodology used by Fortune 500 companies. Hosted by the US Navy as part of Navy Visibility Day. Students are required to register in advance to navy.lss@uwgny.com so the organizers can manage the number of attendees and prepare completion certificates. This is not a drop-in event. Students must be available for the full duration of the event.
  • Friday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Community Plaza outside Kelley Engineering Center, Engineering Undergraduate Expo. See more than 200 student projects that use science and technology to take on some of the world’s biggest problems. These projects demonstrate the depth and breadth of engineering talent and ingenuity among the College of Engineering senior class. Come, and be amazed. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit expo.engr.oregonstate.edu.
  • Save-the-date: Monday, May 21, 6 to 9 p.m., La Sells Stewart Center Ag Science Room, PLSO Willamette Chapter Surveying Student Appreciation Night. Registration information to follow. 
  • Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. (graduates arrive at 6 p.m.), CCE Graduation Celebration, The LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium. Graduating students, RSVP by June 8, 2018. 

Speaker Meetings/Student Chapter Events

  • Tuesday, May 1, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Joe Fradella, “Financial Planning 101 – The stuff I wish I knew when I was in college.” Free dinner served. Seating limited to 80 students. 
  • Friday, May 4, 8 a.m., Trysting Tree Golf Club, AGC Student Chapter Golf Tournament. To participate, register in advance. Companies purchase golf registrations and lunch for students, so the event is free but space is limited. Mulligans and drawing tickets will be available for purchase at check-in.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2 to 4 p.m., Society of Women Engineers “SWE Tea.” The goal of the event is to bring students, their friends and families together to support women in engineering. The event includes a keynote speaker, food, silent auction, networking opportunities, and a College of Engineering Campus Tour. Ticket forms can be found in Johnson 220, which must be submitted along with a $15 registration fee to Charlotte Williams in Johnson 116, or mailed in with a check prior to the event. Confirmation of event registration will be sent out once the form and money have been received. 
  • Saturday May 19, ITE Student Chapter ODOT Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on OR34, 9:45 a.m. (meet at Kearney Hall). To participate, sign-up online

Advising

Fall term PIN advising began Monday, April 16. 

To schedule an advising appointment, visit the advising page and select an advisor based on the first letter of your last name. 

  • Whitney Korthauer: Last names A-K
  • Janice Nave-Abele: Last names L-Z

First-year students, contact Michelle White

Students are required to cancel appointments they cannot attend. To cancel an appointment, use the link provided in the confirmation email to cancel or reschedule. Cancellation is required within 24 hours of the appointment. Contact your advisor if you are not able to cancel your appointment within the scheduling system.

  • Phase I Priority Registration: May 20 – June 6, 2018
  • Phase II Priority Registration (waitlists begin): June 7, 2018

Questions? Contact the CCE Advising Team

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

This year, the American Public Works Association Oregon Chapter is offering six scholarships to engineering students enrolled at Oregon State University including: $1,000 Kurt Corey Tribute Scholarship, $2,500 APAO / APWA Civil Engineering Scholarship, $500 Environmental Engineering Shut Scholarship, $1,000 Civil Engineering Sustainability Ron Polvi Scholarship, $1,500 Civil Engineering Allen A. Alsing Scholarship, $3,000 Civil Engineering / Geomatics Scholarship. Learn more and apply.  

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. 

PCOSW seeks nominations for the 2018 University Mentoring and Professional Development Award. This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes a classified employee, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups. Learn more and nominate. Nomination deadline: Friday, May 4.  

Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for summer and fall term projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Learn more and apply. Questions? Contact Karen Holmberg. Application deadline: Friday, May 4, with notification in Week 7. 

New! The environment created at OSU’s LeaderShape® Institute, June 18-23, 2018, holds the key to unlocking each student’s leadership potential, changing their lives so they can change the world. The program, sponsored by the department of Student Leadership and Involvement, is an intensive six-day, five-night off-campus retreat experience that inspires and motivates. A curriculum rooted in community, inclusivity, integrity and vision helps students discover their inner leader and live their purpose. "I learned the importance and power of having a vision. I was challenged to think about the things that matter to me — what I’m truly passionate about," recent LeaderShape® Institute participant Alyssa Campbell said. The retreat is free for OSU students, and includes transportation, food, and lodging. Apply now. Space is limited to 60 undergraduate students. Application deadline: Monday, May 6, 2018.

Registration for OSU’s 2018 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) event is now open. CUE provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activities. OSU undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work are eligible to present. Students can present solo or group projects. While most students present research posters, we invite students with artistic/creative projects and Ecampus students to apply as well.  The event will be held Thursday, May 24, 9 a.m. to noon, in the MU Ballroom. For more information or questions, contact ugr@oregonstate.edu or visit drop-in advising hours in Waldo 140 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn more and register. Registration deadline: May 14, 5 p.m.

Join the Construction Institute (CI) of ASCE in San Diego, California August 3-7, 2018 for CI’s annual Student Days conference. Prepare a bid package with your team and put your education into action, while networking with potential employers. All invited students will have hotel costs provided by CI, in addition to partial food and travel expenses. Learn more and apply . Application deadline: May 15, 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 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. 

DBIA Northwest is pleased to announce the availability of three $2,500 student scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. DBIA seeks students in good academic standing who have displayed a commitment to learning and applying design build best practices in their education. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: May 16, 2018. 

The College of Engineering seeks volunteers for the Engineering Expo, held Friday, May 18. Volunteers are needed Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 with set up, event activities, and tear down. Volunteer for two or more hours and receive a free Expo t-shirt! To volunteer, sign up online

#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 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. 


Jobs  

Internships 

  • BKF is searching for civil engineering summer interns for their San Jose, California office. Interns will possess strong technical abilities, and express an interest in land development project design, transportation project design, or water resources and are able to work with a team of engineers on small and large projects. Assignments may consist of geometric calculations and plotting (cross-sections, profiles, etc.), routine hydraulics calculations, site grading calculations and plotting, computer and CAD systems usage, and research/data collection from public agencies. Learn more and apply
  • Sequoia Pacific Builders, Inc. seeks to hire a full- or part-time summer intern. Primarily a building contractor, Sequoia has a major emphasis on retail shell, site, and tenant improvement work, including major structural remodels. Their general area of work is Northern California and their base of operations is in Roseville (Sacramento area). The successful candidate will assist the senior estimator in preparing drawing take-offs, scope determination, contacting subcontractors for pricing, ordering miscellaneous materials, etc. There is a possibility of a permanent position upon graduation. Project management and superintendent training offered. If you have the aptitude for crunching numbers, reading plans, and understanding construction, send a cover letter, resume, and at least one reference letter from a professor to Jay Boatwright.

Full-time

  • The City of Eugene, Public Works Department seeks to hire an entry-level engineering technician. This position has the potential to work toward becoming a professional engineer. Learn more and apply
  • Construction Enterprises, Inc. seeks to hire an assistant project manage and an intern 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 they can about construction. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of construction experience and a degree in construction engineering management. Learn more and apply. If you have questions about the application process, email lauren.farmen@oregonstate.edu.
  • MKD Construction, Inc., of Nevada, located near Tahoe and USA Parkway, specializes in General Engineering, and is seeking to hire an entry-level estimator/project manager to work with structural concrete, pipelines, bridges, and flatwork concrete.  This is a full-time position, salary negotiable. Past construction experience is required, preferably in civil construction. To apply, send your resume to mkd2@att.net or fax to 775-246-1986.
  • Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co., a licensed General Contractor in Oregon, Washington, California, and Alaska seeks to hire a dredge project administrator. This position is an entry into project management, working with experienced superintendents and under supervision of the president, who holds contractor licenses for each state. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon with operations in the San Diego, California region through 2018 and various projects in the Portland area thereafter. To apply, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B or email lauren.farmen@oregonstate.edu.

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