Congratulations! CCE graduate student Ali Karakhan won the ASEE Columbia-Willamette Chapter President Scholarship of $1,500. He is currently completing his PhD in Construction with a safety focus. “To me, environment, health and safety (EHS) is a measure of prosperity and sustainability. It is a right and responsibility. As a civil engineer and graduate research assistant at Oregon State University, I feel I have a great responsibility to contribute to better EHS especially with respect to construction and civil engineering applications. Accordingly, my research has been focused on investigating ways to improve workplace conditions in building projects and reduce the impacts of construction operations on people’s health and safety, and on the environment. I feel fortunate to be able to contribute to the field of occupational health and safety, and I am always looking for opportunities to help hard-working employees in the construction industry stay safe and healthy.” – Ali Karakhan 

Events and Speaker Meetings

  • 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 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
  • Monday, May 21, 6 to 9 p.m., La Sells Stewart Center Ag Science Room, PLSO Willamette Chapter Surveying Student Appreciation Night
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2 to 3:30 pm, Covell Hall 117, graduate students are invited to attend a graduate student success seminar, “Discrimination and Bias in the Graduate Environment.”  RSVP required. Due to room size, space is limited to the first 60 registrants. For questions or accommodations for disabilities, contact Brad Canfield at or 541-737-4857.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 7 to 8 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Auditorium, Rebecca Moore, lead of Google Earth and Google Earth Engine, will give the CEOAS Distinguished Visiting Lecture on how Big Data helps solve global challenges.
  • Wednesday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center Google Earth Engine Workshop led by Google Earth Engine developers. The content has broad relevance for earth science, computer science, and engineering undergraduate and graduate disciplines, and would be most appropriate for those who have already been exposed to computational programming, GIS, remote sensing imagery, etc. Learn more and sign-up.
  • 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

  • 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


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.  

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 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 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. 


Student Jobs

  • The School of Civil and Construction Engineering seeks to hire two lab assistants (a maximum of 20 hours per week) during summer term 2018. The positions may transition to the 2018-19 academic year. Learn more and apply. Posting Number: P03669SE
  • Orange Media Network account executive. Learn more and apply. Application Deadline: May 11, 2018. 
  • OSU seeks to hire a student maintenance worker. The position performs minor maintenance tasks in the Residence Halls derived through the customer work requests. This position begins spring term and continues through the summer. Employees are expected to work 40-hour weeks during summer and holidays; employees are limited to 20-hour work weeks during the school year. Shift times may vary (with a possible 7 a.m. start time), however, the traditional hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn more and apply

Summer Jobs

  • The Curry County Surveyor’s Office is accepting applications for two temporary summer-help survey technicians. The positions will be for the 2018 Summer only, 18 hours per week to help with Public Land Survey System corner restoration work in the Chetco Bar Fire area. Learn more and apply


  • Rice University, postdoctoral fellowship in infrastructure resilience in coastal settings. Learn more and apply

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