For the week of Oct. 15 – 19, 2018


Congratulations! The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) named CCE students Justin Kwong and Wasan Fayyadh winners of the national AISC SteelDay Scavenger Hunt. Lexie Heitzman received honorable mention. To participate, students posted their photos on Instagram with various steel features including a column, truss, shear connection, and more. Students captured the winning images in Kearney Hall. SteelDay is an annual event that offers the opportunity for architecture, engineering and construction professionals, students and others to gain insight into the work, experience and accomplishments of the U.S. structural steel industry at events occurring throughout the country. 


PIN appointments are available now 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. 15, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Kiewit. Dinner provided.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Granite Construction. Dinner provided. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, location/time TBD, OSU ITE Student Chapter Meeting featuring Kimley-Horn. Food provided.
  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Bexell 322, Randy McCourt Panel Discussion. 
  • Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m., Kearney Hall Atrium OSU ITE Adopt-A-Highway. Promote OSU ITE in the community and improve the environment by helping with a highway cleanup. Lunch provided. 


  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, Kearney 201C, Owen 201, and Owen 224, Kiewit. To sign-up, send your resume in PDF format to Kent Boden.  
  • 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. 

Thesis Defenses

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1 p.m. Kearney 311, MS Thesis Defense, Ignace Mugabo, “Dynamic Structural Monitoring and Behavior of a Four-story Mass Timber Building.” Co-Major Advisors: Andre Barbosa, associate professor of structural engineering; Mariapaola Riggio, assistant professor of wood science and engineering. Committee Member: Christopher Higgins, professor of structural engineering. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m., Kearney 202, MS Thesis Defense, Nicolas Mathews, “Spatial Distribution of Yield Accelerations and Permanent Displacements: A Diagnostic Tool for Assessing Seismic Slope Stability.” Major advisor, Ben Leshchinsky, associate professor College of Engineering/College of Forestry. Committee Members: Matt Evans, associate professor of geotechnical engineering; Armin Stuedlein, associate professor of geotechnical engineering. 


  • Monday, Oct. 15, Kearney 311, CCE Composite Photos. Vantine Imaging sent an email to eligible students with a link to schedule photo appointments. CEM students will be photographed from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and CE students from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you did not receive a link to schedule your appointment, visit Kearney 311 during the photo sessions. 
  • Monday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m., the LaSells Stewart Center, Celebrating Global Impact. Hear stories of past and current global impact by Beavers. Featuring Kendra Sharp, professor of mechanical engineering and the Richard and Gretchen Evans Professor in Humanitarian Engineering. Dinner with student groups to follow presentation. Learn more
  • Monday, Oct. 15, 5 to 6 p.m., Johnson Hall 219, Engineering Undergraduate Research Panel. Pizza provided. RSVP. For more information and questions, contact Kathryn Walters
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 3 to 4 p.m., Johnson 220, Cascade Data Labs Info Session. Register. Snacks provided.
  • Oct. 16, 23, and Nov. 3: Next Great Startup Ideation Workshops. Learn more and RSVP. 
  • Civil & Construction Engineering Fair | Oct. 17, Reser Stadium Club Level, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All CCE students are encouraged to attend. 
  • Fall Career Expo Day 2 | Oct. 18, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 - Friday, Oct. 19, Company Meet n’ Greets. Gain additional face time with employers and build your network at company meet ups during the Career Expo: Anheuser-Busch (Oct. 17), ASML, leading manufacturer of lithography machines (Oct. 17), Naval Shipyard Combined Info Session (Oct. 17), Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (Oct. 18), and Interfor (10/19). 
  • Thursday, Oct. 18, Owen 110, 4 p.m., Careers in Bathymetry and Geo-Intelligence – Meet the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Brief presentation followed by Q&A. Learn and network. 
  • 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.
  • 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. Seating is limited. Register today. Webinar option is available at the registration link.
  • Monday, Oct. 22, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., The College of Engineering will host a lunch and discussion with Dr. Peter Fiske. The topic of the discussion will be engineering and business, followed by Q&A. Space is limited to 22 graduate students. RSVP.
  • 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.” 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4 to 6 p.m., Johnson Hall 221, Start Smart Negotiation Workshop. This two-hour interactive workshop is for all engineering students who want to learn how to negotiate to be paid what they are worth. 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 provided. Space is limited. RSVP
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m, CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Leadership Academy Summit. Learn more and RSVP. Contact with any questions.

Did you miss the Demystifying Graduate School session held Monday, Oct. 8? View slides. If you have questions, contact Michelle McAllaster. 

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.

 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.



  • Anderson Perry & Associates, Inc. seeks to hire employees for their La Grande, Walla Walla, and/or Redmond-based offices. Learn more and apply.
  • Degenkolb Engineers is looking for outstanding engineers to join their award-winning structural engineering firm. As renowned leaders in seismic and structural engineering, Degenkolb offers a diverse, challenging mix of projects on both new and existing structures. You will have the opportunity to follow your interests and develop as an engineer. San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles offices post job openings for engineers (0 to 5+ years of relevant experience). Learn more and apply.  
  • The Dyer Partnership – Engineers & Planners, Inc. seeks to hire a survey technician for their Coos Bay, Oregon office. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Andrew Pedroni or to The Dyer Partnership Engineers & Planners, Inc., 1330 Teakwood Avenue, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420.
  • Parsons Corporation of Seattle seeks to hire an associate civil road and highway engineer. Learn more. To apply, send resumes to
  • Western Wood Structures seeks to hire CE students with an emphasis in structural engineering and an interest to work with large wood structures. To apply, send your resume to Chief Engineer Paul Gilham.

Faculty Positions

  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions: Smart Infrastructure and Construction / Sustainable Construction and Infrastructure Management; Smart and Resilient Materials for the Next Generation of Pavements and Infrastructure; Hazard Mitigation, Design Optimization and Life-Cycle Performance for Large-Scale Structural Systems; Geoengineering to Address Climate Change Risks to the Built and Natural Environment and Geoengineering for Urban and Offshore Development Sustainability; Multimodal Transportation Systems to Address the Changing Paradigm of Efficiency, Sustainability and Safety; Physical and Chemical Processes for Emerging Challenges in Environmental Quality and Sustainable Development, and Physics and Mechanics of Porous Media for Energy and Environment; and  Sustainable Groundwater, Surface Water and Urban Water Infrastructure under Changing Population, Climate, Energy and Land Use. Learn more and apply
  • University of Kentucky Department of Civil Engineering seeks applicants for two new faculty positions in construction engineering and sustainable infrastructure or humanitarian engineering
  • The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in geotechnical engineering at the assistant professor level. Learn more and apply

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