For the week of Oct. 8 – 12, 2018


Save-the-date: Monday, Oct. 15, Kearney 311 (Library), CCE composite photos. Vantine Imaging sent an email to eligible students at their Oregon State email addresses. Students can schedule theirs photo sessions directly with Vantine Imaging using the link in the email. 

Is the world ready for the next big tsunami? (Foreign Policy). When a major wave propagates, as Harry Yeh, professor of coastal and ocean engineering, says, “it’s not the one country’s business.” The four regional tsunami warning and mitigation systems operate under the guidance of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. 

Bryson Robertson named director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center at Oregon State University. 


PIN appointments are now available (week 3 through week 8). To schedule an appointment, use the academic advisor appointment calendars

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 and Student Chapter Meetings 

  • Monday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Knife River. Free dinner served.
  • Monday, Oct. 8, 5:15, p.m., Kearney 212, Concrete Canoe General Meeting. Ever wondered how to make concrete float, or better yet, race all the way to a national competition? Look no further than concrete canoe! Concrete canoe seeks people interested in concrete mix and hull design, construction management, training to be a paddler, presentations, technical writing, and graphic art. If you have questions, contact
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5 p.m., Kearney 112, Effective Internships: What You Need to Know. The ASCE Student Chapter welcomes Mentors 360 for a valuable pre-interview season Q&A panel. What internships should you apply for?  What makes a good intern?  How does an internship translate to a job offer? Get insight from professionals and set your strategy for Career Fair. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m., Kearney 205, Steel Bridge General Meeting. The meeting will cover what to expect for a fun and exciting new competition year. Ways to get involved include fabrication, design, fundraising, and planning. If you have questions, contact
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m., Kearney 312,  AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Fortis Construction. Free dinner served.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Kearney 112, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Howard S. Wright. Free dinner served.
  • Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m., Owen 102, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring OEG, Inc. Free dinner served.
  • Friday, Oct. 12, noon, Kearney 311 (Library), AGC Student Chapter Lunch and Learn by Garney Construction, “Advancing Water”; ENR’s leading water contractor. Free lunch served. 

Join the OSU ASCE Student Chapter! The OSU Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) organizes a wide range of activities including speaker meetings, field trips, community service projects, and participates in competitions such as the concrete canoe and steel bridge on the regional and national level. These are all excellent opportunities to gain hands-on experience and build relationships that cannot be found in the classroom. Activities are also fun and give students a break from typical schoolwork. Many opportunities are provided to begin to build networks with engineering professionals and explore career options in civil engineering. Follow OSU ASCE on Facebook @asce.osu and Instagram @osu_asce. Learn more or email for more information. 


  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, Kearney 201C, Fortis Construction. To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren in Kearney 101B.
  • Thursday, Oct. 18, on campus, Knife River. To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to their Oct. 8 speaker meeting.
  • Thursday, Oct. 18, Kerr Administration Building, Howard S. Wright. To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to their Oct. 10 speaker meeting.
  • Thursday, Oct. 18 and Friday, Oct. 19, Owen 201 and Kearney 201C, OEG, Inc. To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to their Oct. 11 speaker meeting.
  • Friday, Oct. 12, Kearney 201C, Garney Construction. To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren in Kearney 101B. Garney has a federal division, so candidates must be U.S. citizens or have a valid green card to allow access to military bases, federal facilities, etc. 


  • 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. RSVP. For more information and questions, contact Kathryn Walters
  • Oct. 16, 23, and Nov. 3: Next Great Startup Ideation Workshops. Have an innovative business idea? Interested in competing in the college-level Next Great Startup competition on November 15? The College of Engineering and the College of Business are co-sponsoring several Next Great Startup Ideation Workshops. These workshops are not required for students to enter the competition but will give entrants a leg up in developing ideas, forming teams, learning professional startup skills, and more. Workshops will be held on Oct. 16, 23, and Nov. 3 at convenient times, and food is provided. Learn more and RSVP. 
  • NEW LOCATION! Friday, Oct. 19, 1 to 2 p.m., Kearney 112, 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.  
  • Friday, Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m. to noon, The Beavers Student Day Tour. Project: Mud Mountain Dam, Constructed by Kiewit Infrastructure West. To sign up, visit Kearney 101C.
  • 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. 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, 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, 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

$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! The James L. Allhands Student Essay Competition is open to any senior-level student in a four or five-year ABET or ACCE accredited university construction management or construction-related engineering program. The first place essay author receives $1,000. The student’s faculty sponsor receives $500. Both the recipient and sponsor are invited as guests of the foundation to attend the 2019 AGC Annual Convention. This year's topic is “Attracting and Retaining Future Top Performing Employees: A Student Perspective.” The James L. Allhands Essay was established by the late James L. Allhands, one of the founding members of AGC and a prolific writer of construction related works. The award recognizes a student essay on a specific topic that is deemed to be beneficial to the advancement of technological, educational, or vocational expertise in the construction industry. For more information contact Melinda Patrician, 703.837.534. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: apply Nov. 15, 2018.

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.  

The Lean Construction Institute Lean Leaders are calling on students to join the movement to transform the building industry by answering this survey that will lead to a better understanding of lean awareness among students. If you have questions about this survey, contact Andrea Mowers, 703-387-3050. Survey closes Friday, Oct. 26. 


Volunteer Opportunity

  • The City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation seeks coaches for the youth flag football, soccer, and volleyball programs for two to four hours on Saturday mornings from Oct. 13 to Nov. 17, 2018. If you want to have fun and share your knowledge with the next generation, contact Robert Thornberg, 541-754-1706. 


  • AKS Engineering & Forestry, LLC is excited to offer a multi-year internship program for students looking to get real-world engineering experience in various phases of the engineering and construction process. They seek to hire 6 to 10 interns and the program will be offered to first-year, sophomore, and junior-level students. To apply, visit If you have questions, contact Renee Godwin.


  • Finley Engineering seeks to hire four MS degree engineers between now and the end of the Spring 2019. Learn more and apply
  • ODOT seeks to hire traffic engineers. Learn more and apply.
  • ODOT is recruiting for the following positions: 
  • ODOT's Graduate Engineering Program is designed for recent engineering graduates to transition from student to full-time engineer. For up to 24 months, GEP 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 (PE). This can provide up to two years qualifying time toward obtaining PE licensure. Learn more and apply.
  • Oxford Suites & Hotels seeks to hire a project engineer who is interested in working with a diverse project team, for an owner/builder and is ready to start immediately with their ongoing operations at their newest hotel in Paso Robles, California. This position is for their new five-story, 100-room hotel with other hotels in the planning stage. To apply, send your resume to

Faculty Positions

  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions including Hazard Mitigation, Design Optimization and Life-Cycle Performance for Large-Scale Structural Systems. Advanced computational simulations and experimental testing methods for natural and anthropogenic hazard mitigation for structures and infrastructure; and design optimization and life-cycle performance assessment of large-scale structures and infrastructure under multi-hazards. Areas of desired expertise include but are not limited to: design and dynamic response of special and long-span bridges, high-rise buildings, coastal structures, wind turbines and off-shore structures; large-scale innovative experimental testing; bio-inspired designs for civil structural systems; innovative hazard mitigation technologies and designs for large-scale structures and infrastructure.” Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at SIU Carbondale invites applications for a full-time, continuing, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of environmental engineering with a focus on sustainability. Learn more and apply

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