For the week of Sept. 24 – 28, 2018


Welcome, students!

Correction: CCE previously shared an incorrect link for the ITE Student Chapter. View the correct site


Walk-in advising is available week 1 and week 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. 

Upon arrival, check-in on the iPad at the front desk.

When emailing advisors, please send messages to one advisor at a time. Multiple messages create unnecessary delays. Send general questions to

  • Winter Term Phase I Priority Registration: Nov. 11 - 28
  • Winter Term Phase II Priority Registration (waitlists begin): Nov. 29

First-year students, contact Michelle White

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


Speaker Meetings and Student Chapter Events

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, noon, Kearney Hall Library (Room 311) AGC Student Chapter Lunch & Learn: AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter. Free lunch served. 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m., Kearney 112. AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: P&C Construction. Free dinner served.
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Kearney Hall, Location TBA. AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: Turner Construction. Free dinner served. 
  • Friday, Sept. 28, noon, Kearney Hall Front steps/lawn. AGC Student Chapter Welcome Back BBQ: Kerr Contractors. Free BBQ lunch served.
  • Saturday, Oct. 6, 2 hours prior to kick-off, AGC Tailgate. Learn more and RSVP.


  • Thursday, Sept. 27, Kearney 201C, P&C Construction. To sign-up, submit your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B. If there is not an appointment available that meets your schedule, email to arrange an alternative interview date and time.
  • More interview sign-up sheets are available. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to Kearney 101B.


  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 4 to 7 p.m., Kearney Atrium, Fall Term Pizza Party, sponsored by WOMEN IN CCE, a new initiative within CCE that aims to improve engagement and equity of all women students within CCE. The Fall Term Pizza Party provides an opportunity for community building within CCE and for incoming women to connect with students, faculty, and staff who support the goal of improving engagement and equity within CCE. Free. Anyone interested in community building within CCE is welcome to attend.
  • Friday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m., Kearney 112, view “Birth of the Steel Skyscraper” documentary as part of the 10th annual SteelDay. Registration is not required for the 1 p.m. showing in Kearney Hall. Register required for the 10:30 a.m. online viewing. Learn more about SteelDay and the SteelDay Scavenger Hunt
  • Friday, Sept. 28 - Saturday, Sept. 29, GEM GRAD Lab. The event is designed to inform students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields about the importance of a graduate degree. Students will learn how to successfully apply to graduate school and find funding opportunities. A panel of speakers will provide their insight and experiences on graduate school and beyond. All STEM undergrads and master's students considering a doctorate should attend. Registration and details
  • Friday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m., Austin Auditorium, The LaSells Stewart Center, Dean's Distinguished Lecture: "Innovating our Energy Future,” by José N. Reyes, Oregon State Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering, NuScale Power Co-founder, Henry W. and Janice J. Schuette Endowed Chair in Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics. Free and open to the public. Learn more and register.
  • Friday, Oct. 19, 1 to 2 p.m., Dearborn, 118, AISC T.R. Higgins Lecture, “Towards an Integrated Fracture-control Plan for Steel Bridges,” presented by Robert J. Connor, 2018 AISC T.R. Higgins Lecturer, professor of civil engineering, director of the S-BRITE Center, Purdue University. Hosted by the The American Institute of Steel Construction. reception to follow in the Kearney Atrium.  
  • Monday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to noon, and 1:30 to 3 p.m., Memorial Union Horizon Room, Graduate Career and Communication Workshops with Dr. Peter Fiske. Improve your skills by spending a day with invited speaker Dr. Peter Fiske. Two workshops are offered: “Putting your Ph.D. to work,” (10 a.m. to noon): a thorough and practical overview of the process of career planning and job hunting in today's job market, from the perspective of a young Ph.D. “The science and strategy of science communication,” (1:30 to 3 p.m.): reveals how technical communication is more effective when you appreciate things from the listener’s perspective. And discusses why selling skills are vital to understand and master, even if you never plan on leaving the bench. Peter S. Fiske, Ph.D. is the Director of the Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute (WERRI) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Prior to joining LBNL, Dr. Fiske was CEO of PAX Water Technologies, Inc. He is also a lecturer at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley where he teaches in the Center for Executive Education. Seating is limited. Register today. Webinar option is available at the registration link.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, mark your calendars for the culmination of OSU150, with an exciting symposium focused on the future, The Promise and the Peril of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.” 
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m, CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Leadership Academy Summit. Kick off your leadership development this year with the College of Engineering Leadership Academy’s fifth annual Summit event. Attend keynotes and breakout sessions to learn from experts in engineering and leadership, network with industry leaders, connect with other students, hear about the latest innovations in the Academy, and even win some awesome door prizes! Learn more and RSVP. Contact with any questions.

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its Annual Undergraduate Student Paper Competition. The purpose of the competition is to promote active involvement of students in earthquake engineering and the earthquake hazards research community. Application Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018. Learn more and apply

Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) will convene the Third Annual GMiS Early-Faculty Career Symposium at the 30th Anniversary HENAAC Conference, in Pasadena, California from Oct. 17 – 21, 2018. Learn more about the event and travel grant opportunities. 

The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. The application opened July 1, 2018. Over $10 million in scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students attending colleges and universities across the country. Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Education and Research Foundation awards over 100 scholarships each year to students dedicated to pursuing a career in the construction industry. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2018.

Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Training: ASCE of Oregon and the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO) are hosting Cal OES SAP training based on ATC-20, ATC-45 and basic FEMA emergency response courses. It is designed to prepare engineers and architects to perform post-earthquake building inspections to determine if they can be occupied after an event or aftershock. Qualified attendees will be entered into California's responder database as possible volunteers for future events and will be provided with a Cal OES ID card. Learn more.

HCSS, a construction software company based in Sugar Land, Texas , sponsors Construction Intern Awards contest. The student with the winning entry will earn $10,000. The three runner-ups will each receive $4,000 to help pay for school. Learn more. Participants are also featured on Instagram and Facebook

The National Academy of Construction (NAC) is organizing a series of three Ask Me Anything live webinars this fall. Students can ask questions of NAC members. If a student’s question is selected, they will be eligible for a $500 NAC scholarship. Learn more and register.  

Researchers at the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech, seek volunteers for an NSF-sponsored project. The project team, the majority of whom identify as people with various disabilities, seek volunteers to participate in a series of 60-90 minute interviews for a nationwide study exploring the professional identity formation of undergraduate civil engineering students who experience disabilities. Learn more



  • Hoffman Construction seeks first-year through senior students for internships and full-time project engineer and estimating/scheduling positions. Civil, CEM, mechanical, and electrical majors are welcome to apply if interested in the construction industry. To apply, submit an application and resume online. A company representative will contact students to schedule on-campus interviews on Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Owen 324 and 424. Submission deadline: Oct. 1.


  • 3 Kings - Environmental, Excavating, and Demo, seeks to hire a project engineer. Fall and winter term CCE graduates are ideal candidates. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Dennis Annotti
  • INLINE Commercial Construction seeks to hire full-time employee. Fall 2018, Winter 2019, and Spring 2019 CEM grads are encouraged to apply. To apply, send an updated resume to Brian Grant at
  • Path PDX seeks to hire project engineers. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to and
  • Strategic Resources (a talent acquisition firm) seeks to place a structural engineer designer for a West Coast engineering firm. For more information or to apply, send an updated resume to Ted Warren
  • ZipRecruiter Opportunities: If you have questions about the positions, contact Emily Kastner.

Faculty Positions

  • California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) invites applications for Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering. Learn more and apply
  • Clemson University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil, Environmental & Biomedical Engineering at the University of Hartford invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering to start beginning Spring 2019. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Lawrence Technological University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering. Learn more and apply

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