They worked, they learned, they made friends. Service learning in Puerto Rico (OSU Foundation). Featuring Alex Park, senior, CEM. 

Student spotlight: Elizabeth Holzenthal


Speaker Meetings and Student Chapter Events

  • Tuesday, May 15, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Mortenson Construction. Free dinner served. 
  • Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC/ASCE Joint Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Currie & Brown. Raffle with prizes and free dinner served. If interested in a position with Currie & Brown, bring an updated copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.
  • 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

Lectures, Workshops, Final Oral Exams

  • Wednesday, May 16, 4 to 6 p.m., 221 Johnson Hall, Start Smart Negotiation Workshop. This two-hour interactive workshop is for all engineering students who want to learn how to negotiate salaries. Participants will learn how to set their target salary range and have the opportunity to practice common negotiation strategies. Wage gap issues and additional salary resources are also covered. Food will be provided. Space is limited. Register online
  • Career Development Center Professionalism Series: Wednesday, May 16, Negotiate with Confidence and Thursday, May 17, Resumes & Cover Letters 101
  • Thursday, May 17, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Rogers 226, the College of Engineering presents “Saving Fuel, Saving Lives, Saving Money,” by Derek Rotz, director of Advanced Engineering at Daimler Trucks North America. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. 
  • 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.
  • Thursday, May 24, 2 to 4 p.m., Kearney 311, PhD Final Oral Exam, Chukwuma Nnaji, “Enhancing Technology Integration in the Construction Industry: A Focus on Safety Technologies.” Major Advisor: John Gambatese, professor of construction engineering. 
  • Tuesday, May 29, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Kearney 202, MS Final Oral Exam, Kayla Fleskes, “Influence of Bicyclist Presence on Driver Performance during Autonomous Vehicle Take-Over Requests.”  Major Advisor: David Hurwitz, associate professor of transportation engineering. 
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2 to 4 p.m., Johnson 221, PhD Final Oral Exam, Masoud Ghodrat Abadi, “Transportation Infrastructure to Support Bicycling: Design and Operational Considerations.” Major Adviser: David Hurwitz, associate professor of transportation engineering. 
  • Tuesday, June 5, 10 a.m. to noon, Kearney 312, MS Final Oral Exam, Qi Sun, “A BIM-based Simulation System to Fire Evacuation Plans in Buildings.” Major Advisor: Yelda Turkan, assistant professor of construction engineering. 
  • Wednesday, June 13, noon to 3 p.m., Kearney 311, PhD Final Oral Exam, Harrison Ko, “Three Topics on Coastal Hazards: Propagation, Transformation and Impact.” Major Advisor: Harry Yeh, professor of coastal and ocean engineering. 
  • 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. 


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

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

New! The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites women engineering students (junior and senior) to apply for the Women Exploring Graduate Opportunities in Civil and Environmental Engineering (We Go CEE) Workshop, a networking and professional development workshop focused on exploring graduate education and research opportunities in civil and environmental engineering. Learn more and apply. Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018.

New! The International Association of Foundation Drilling, through its Industry Advancement Fund, invites graduate students to apply for scholarships up to $3,000 for graduate study in geotechnical and/or structural engineering. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: June 15, 2018. 

New! UAS in Transportation Expo, July 30-31, 2018, Kearney Hall. Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans). The expo will explore UAS applications in transportation, how to initiate and manage a UAS program within transportation agencies and organizations, demo flights, computer lab time, and relevant discussions and networking. Learn more and register

#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. 



  • Baker Rock Resources of Beaverton, Oregon, is a family-owned and operated company that has been in the asphalt and aggregate production and paving business for more than 50 years. They seek to hire a sign office engineer to support the sign division manager. Preference will be given to CEM majors, although all are encouraged to apply. Learn more and apply. If you have questions, email or call 503-642-2531.
  • Braun Construction seeks to hire a project engineer for their Wilsonville, Oregon-based office. Braun specializes in excavation and underground utilities for the public and private sectors. Learn more. Complete the employment application and send an updated copy of your resume to Jeanie Braun.
  • Century West Engineering seeks to hire an EIT for their Portland and Bend offices (two positions). They specialize in aviation and municipal projects. To apply, send your updated resume to James Kirby.
  • ENG-Staff, an engineering recruitment firm, seeks applicants for a geotechnical firm in Beaverton, Oregon. Learn more and apply. If you have questions, contact Casey Ritts.
  • Fairfield Residential, a multifamily developer has projects in Portland, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego and current openings of project engineer, assistant superintendent and assistant project manager. To apply, submit your resume to Lyn Turnello.
  • Freres Lumber Mass Plywood Panels seeks to hire a sales engineer. Learn more and apply.
  • University of Hawai'i at Manoa, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, invites applications for a full-time, general funds, tenure-track, faculty position in coastal engineering, pending position clearance and availability of funds. To begin approximately January 1, 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The University of Hawai'i is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a strong emphasis on research and graduate education. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and its undergraduate program is ABET accredited. Current enrollment is approximately 300 undergraduate and 50 graduate students with 18 faculty members. Learn more and apply
  • Ironwood Homes, Inc., a small custom builder in Sherwood, Oregon seeks to hire an upcoming CE or CEM grad with an interest in project management. This positions would have the opportunity to apprentice under a general contractor who has been building large custom homes for over 25 years. To apply, email your resume to Nadine Byeman
  • John Hyland Construction seeks to hire a project engineer for a summer housing project in Corvallis. To apply, send your updated resume to William Far.
  • Knife River seeks to hire an estimator for their Tangent, Oregon-based office. To be considered for this position, candidates must complete and submit an employment application at If unable to complete an application online you may print and send completed application to any Knife River NW address or stop by one of their locations to complete an application.
  • Marion County seeks to hire a senior engineering technician – traffic specialty. Learn more and apply.
  • O’Brien seeks to hire a project engineer/assistant project manager and/or an intern (sophomore or junior) for their Cannon Beach, Oregon office. O’Brien specializes in general contracting and design build.  They design and build wineries, breweries, hotels, and custom homes. To apply, send an updated copy of your resume to Keeley O’Brien.
  • Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co. is a licensed General Contractor in Oregon, Washington, California, and Alaska. Their dredging division executes contracts – primarily federal, state and municipal – throughout the West Coast. They seek to hire a dredge project administrator. This position is an entry to project management, working with experienced superintendents, and under the supervision of the president. Headquarters are in Portland with operations in the San Diego, California region through 2018 and various projects in the Portland area thereafter. To apply, send your updated resume to Terri Stahly.

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