For the week of Oct. 1 – 5, 2018


  • New video: Coastal Remote Sensing
  • The 2018 CEF Golf Tournament had the highest level of player and sponsor participation in the history of the tournament and raised $52,962 to support student scholarships in the CEM program. View photos

Kudos and Congratulations

  • David Hurwitz, associate professor of transportation engineering received a University Day award for teaching excellence. 
  • Ben Leshchinsky, associate professor in CCE/College of Forestry received the International Geosynthetics Society Young Member Award for academic contributions to the development and use of geosynthetics and the best paper award in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2017, for “Limit state design framework for geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures.”


Walk-in advising is available through 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 

  • Monday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: LCG Pence. Free dinner served.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: Advanced American Construction. Free dinner served.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m. in Kearney 112. AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: Hamilton Construction. Free dinner served.
  • Thursday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m. in Owen 102. AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting: JE Dunn Construction. Free dinner served.
  • Saturday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m., AGC Tailgate Event. Network with construction industry leaders. Learn more and RSVP.


  • KATERRA office hours will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Owen 224. Meet representatives, learn more about internship and full-time opportunities, and enjoy American Dream cookies. KATERRA will also host a company informational session during the EERI Callout at 5 p.m. in Kearney 112. 
  • Advanced American Construction interviews for internship positions will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Kearney 201C. To sign-up, submit a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.
  • Submit your resume by Oct. 3 to Lauren Farmen to interview with Hoffman Construction. A company representative will contact students to schedule interviews for Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Owen 324 and Owen 424. 
  • Hamilton Construction interviews for full-time and internship positions will be held Thursday, Oct. 4 in Kearney 201C. To sign-up, submit a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.
  • JE Dunn Construction will hold on-campus interviews following the Oct. 17 career fair.


  • From Here to Career Workshop Series: All events are held in SEC 112 and are co-sponsored by SLI. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 5 to 6 p.m., Kearney 112, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Info Session, co-sponsored by Katerra. Learn more about EERI, which works to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, improving the understanding of social and economic impacts of earthquakes, and serving as advocates for seismic safety. Meet with Katerra and learn about employment opportunities. Refreshments provided.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 110 Heckart Lodge, OSU’s NSF GRFP Workshop. Are you an undergraduate, post-baccelaureate, or graduate student planning on applying for the 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program? This event is a great chance to learn about the fellowship from former reviewers and current research fellows, ask questions, and participate in writing and peer-editing exercises to improve your application. The October 3 workshop is scheduled to focus on the personal statement and the October 4 workshop on the research proposal. Please bring drafts of both writing sections to use in peer-editing activities if you have them. Space is limited, register as soon as possible. Register here. If you have questions, contact the Graduate School
  • 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.
  • Monday, Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m., Kearney Hall, Room 112, Demystifying Graduate School, presented by CCE faculty. The session will provide an overview of best practices for graduate school application and how to maximize your chances to obtain funding. Free. Light refreshments provided. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 4 p.m., Kearney 305, OSU Geotechnical Lecture Series “Cold Regions Engineering and Engineering Education: ‘The Problem is the Problem,’” by Ted S. Vinson, professor emeritus, Oregon State University. The event will begin with an updated version of Vinson’s honorary lecture (the 11th Eb Rice Lecture) on Cold Regions Engineering and Engineering Education, “The Problem is the Problem.” Following the lecture and Q&A, there will be a discussion regarding the challenges associated with Cold Regions Engineering, with emphasis on topics specifically outlined in the NSF’s 10 Big Ideas: “Navigating the New Arctic.” 
  • Thursday, Oct. 11, 4:30 p.m., Owen 102, OSU Geotechnical Lecture Series, “Analytical Cavity Expansion-Critical State Model for Normal, Sensitive, and Organic Clays,” by Paul W. Mayne, P.E., PhD, professor of geosystems engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. 
  • Career Expo: Speed Mock Interviews (in-person and virtual)| Oct. 15, MU Multipurpose Room, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Civil & Construction Engineering Fair | Oct. 17, Reser Stadium Club Level, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fall Career Expo Day 2 | Oct. 18, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 15, 5 to 6 p.m., Johnson Hall 219, Engineering Undergraduate Research Panel. Interested in engineering undergrad research? Not sure how to get involved or what to expect during research? Learn from current undergrad engineering students who’ve done undergrad research and how you can make the most of your research opportunities here at OSU. Pizza provided! For more information and questions, contact Kathryn Walters
  • 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

New! A $1,000 scholarship is available for any OSU student who has completed an internship with a mechanical contractor during the past summer. The scholarships are sponsored by TCM Corp Mechanical Contractors. Application deadline: Friday, Oct. 19. To apply, email Joe Fradella the following information: your name, company you worked for, internship dates, and supervisor name and contact information. 

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.

New! ChickTech: Corvallis seeks volunteers for their annual Kickoff event, Nov. 17 at HP Corvallis. At the event, local high school girls are invited to participate in hands-on STEAM-oriented workshops. Volunteers are needed for: workshops (help facilitate the Soft Circuits, Web Design, Robotics, or Game Development workshops! Experience in these topics is welcomed but not necessary); day-of logistics (help handle logistics the day of the event (such as registration, clean up, lunch, etc.). Hours are flexible and you are welcome to drop in and out); and pre-event logistics (help the ChickTech: Corvallis leadership team plan the event). To volunteer, complete the volunteer form. To learn more about ChickTech, an organization dedicated to retaining and increasing the number of women and minorities in tech via opportunities such as Kickoff, visit or email

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.  



  • Benton County seeks to hire a student intern for their engineering and surveying division. Learn more and apply
  • The Office of Human Resources, Corporate Recruitment Division of the Federal Highway Division is accepting applications for Pathways interns in Civil Engineering – Acquisitions. Applicants can view the vacancy announcements and associated details by visiting USAJobs.  The vacancies are scheduled to close Oct. 3, 2018, or after the first 100 applications are received. Visit recruiters Oct. 17-18 on campus for more information. Learn more
  • Wildish seeks summer interns as well as full-time project engineers for work in the Portland metro (and SW Washington) and Eugene areas. Interns and entry level engineers can be expected to assist project staff in managing heavy highway and airport work provided by Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Bureau of Transportation, and the surrounding county and city agencies. Duties include; planning and scheduling, creating data logs, compiling submittals, payment review and approval, timecard review and approval, job costing, quantity tracking and forecasting, work plans, lift plans, safety briefings, setup and training crew to work with GPS and automatic grade control systems, and more. CEM and Civil Engineering majors with an interest in construction and engineering management are encouraged to apply. Wildish representatives will be at OSU for the Oct. 17 career fair and would love to talk with anyone interested. To apply, se resumes to and


  • Gerding Builders, LLC is seeking 1-2 new Project Engineers.  CEM December 2018 and March 2019 graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Interested?  Please send an updated PDF of your resume to Ryan McAlister.
  • ODOT's Graduate Engineer Program is designed for recent engineering graduates to transition from student to full-time engineer. For up to 24 months, participants are provided rotational assignments throughout ODOT engineering disciplines. Participants are recognized as full-time employees, receiving a salary, a full benefits package, and mentorship from a registered Professional Engineer. This can provide up to two years qualifying time toward obtaining PE licensure. Learn more.  
  • The OSU Department of Wood Science & Engineering (WSE) seeks Ph.D. and M.S. students with an interest in in applied research in the areas of mass timber buildings, modular construction and monitoring. Learn more and apply

Faculty Positions

  • The University of Canterbury invites applications for up to three full-time, continuing (i.e. permanent and tenured) positions in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant and Associate Professor in North America). The level of appointment will depend on each successful candidate’s relevant experience. Learn more and apply

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