For the week of Oct. 22 – 26, 2018


Ground Shaking Teamwork, (Portside), featuring Armin Stuedlein, associate professor of geotechnical engineering.  

Randy McCourt ’78 named 2018 Alumni Fellow for outstanding professional, civic, and volunteer accomplishments. 

Congratulations! OSU ITE Student Chapter members Hisham Jashami and Alireza Mostafizi won the Student Conference Poster Competition at the annual PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference in Fairbanks Alaska. 

Listen now: Engineering Out Loud, Season 7, Episode 2: Cleaning up Our Dirty Water with Microbes and Grease.


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. 22, 6 p.m. , Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Lease Crutcher Lewis. Free dinner served.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Andersen Construction. Free dinner served. To sign-up for an interview, bring a copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, noon, Kearney 311, AGC Student Chapter Lunch and Learn featuring PCI. Free lunch served.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m., Kearney 112, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Perlo Construction. Free dinner served.
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m., Keaney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Anning-Johnson. Free dinner served. 
  • Thursday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m., Owen 103, OSU ITE Speaker Meeting featuring Murraysmith. Free food provided. 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m., Kearney 205, OSU ITE General Meeting #2. Learn more about ITE and upcoming activities. All are welcome. Free food provided. 


  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, Owen 324 and 424, Lease Crutcher Lewis full-time and intern interviews To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to their speaker meeting on Oct. 22.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, Kearney 201C, PCI  full-time and intern interviews. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B or to their Lunch and Learn on Oct. 23. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, Owen 201, Perlo Construction full-time and intern interviews. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B or to their speaker meeting on Oct. 24.
  • Friday, Oct. 26, Kearney 201C, Anning-Johnson full-time and intern interviews. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B or to their speaker meeting on Oct. 25. 

Thesis Defenses

  • 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. 


  • Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m., Owen 241, Engineers without Borders Nicaragua program; Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Owen 241, Engineers without Borders Cambodia program. 
  • 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.” 
  • CCE Composite Photo Make-Up Photos: Make-up sessions for the class of 2019 (winter 2019, spring 2019, summer 2019, fall 2019 undergrads) will be held: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Pi Beta Phi, 1518 Kincaid Street, Eugene; Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pi Beta Phi, 1518 Kincaid Street, Eugene; and Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 to 9:30 p.m.,Chi Omega, 1461 Alder Street, Eugene. 
  • 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
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m., Owen 106, Resilience Seminar, “Household Response in Large-Scale Evacuation,” by Michael K. Lindell, emeritus professor, Texas A&M University; affiliate professor, University of Washington. 
  • Friday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m., Rogers Hall, Room 226, MIME 2018 Distinguished Speakers Series: Tom Litzinger, Ph.D., "Maximizing Student Motivation and Learning through Research-based Redesign of Engineering Curricula and Instruction.” 
  • 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.

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

New! The AIA Seattle Architecture for Health Committee conference will be held in Portland in 2018 with a focus on regulations and the impact on the healthcare environment. Conference organizers are offering a student scholarship for registration fees, lunch, and a small stipend to help defray travel costs. To apply, send a brief letter of introduction and explain your interest in attending the conference to Tammy Felker, AIA, ACHA, RN.

New! The National Science Foundation is pleased to accept nominations for the 2019 Alan T. Waterman Award. Each year, the Foundation bestows the Waterman Award to recognize the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. The award consists of a $1,000,000 prize, a medal, a certificate, and a trip to Washington, DC, to receive the award. For details about the Waterman Award’s history, view the nomination procedure and the selection criteria. Nominees are accepted from any field of science or engineering. Nominations must be submitted electronically using NSF's FastLane system. If you have questions about the award and the nomination procedures, contact Application deadline: Oct. 22, 2018. 

New! Students, faculty, staff, and their children/dependents are invited to join the OSU SLI Center for Civic Engagement for Make a Difference Day, an annual day of service on Saturday, Oct. 27. Make a Difference Day is the largest nationally recognized day of service. This year, you can be part of this amazing experience by signing up for one of our eight community service projects, with opportunities ranging between early morning to afternoon. Six of the projects are open to children under 18 with guardian attendance and three projects are wheelchair accessible. When you register, this information is listed for each project before you make your selection. Click here to register. For accommodations related to disabilities, contact 541-737-3041 or email

New! The OSU LeaderShape Institute, held Dec. 10-15, 2018, is a 5-night, 6-day off-campus transformative retreat experience that inspires participants to co-create a just, caring, thriving world. Explore not only what you want to do, but who you want to be. Unlock your leadership potential, so you can change the world. Free to OSU students, including lodging, meals, and transportation between the OSU Corvallis campus and the camp/venue. The event is sponsored by OSU Student Leadership & Involvement in partnership with LeaderShape™. If you have questions, contact Melissa Yamamoto (541) 737-6385. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Oct. 28, 2018. 

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! Kittelson & Associates, Inc. will host two webinars for students interested in learning more about the field of transportation engineering and planning. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to hear about careers in transportation – a field that employs people from a variety of backgrounds – and learn about what to look for in both internship and full-time employment opportunities. Mark Vandehey, CEO and senior principal engineer, and Brandon Nevers, COO and senior principal engineer, will give their thoughts in “Exploring a Career in Transportation,” followed by an overview of Kittelson’s internship program and spotlight projects with Kylie Caviness and Jennifer Musselman. Q&A to follow. If you have any questions regarding the event, contact Kylie Caviness. Registration is required. Students who RSVP will be sent a link to the webinar. Webinar option 1: Monday, Nov. 5, 3 p.m. Webinar option 2: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m.

 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.

New! Undergraduate and graduate students (sophomores and higher) in STEM majors are invited to to apply for the Office of Fossil Energy’s Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship. Selected applicants will join FE next summer at HQ, NETL, or the SPR-PMO for 10 weeks to work on a research project related to the FE mission. Participants receive a stipend and, if eligible, a housing allowance and travel expenses. Questions may be directed to the MLEF Program Manager, Sandra Penaherrera. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Dec. 17, 2018.


Faculty Positions 

  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines invites applications for an open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the area of sustainable urban infrastructure. Learn more and apply.
  • The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in all areas of environmental engineering. Learn more and apply.
  • Wayne State University invites applications from well-qualified candidates for the position of Chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Learn more and apply
  • The West Virginia University, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Fundamentals of Engineering Program seeks applications for a teaching assistant professor. Learn more and apply. Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and complete contact information of three professional references. Review of applications began Oct. 13, 2018. For further information, contact Dr. Robin Hensel, 304-293-4627 or visit the FEP website. View additional information about the university and the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.  

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