For the week of Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 2018

News

In boom times, contractors competing for project managers (DJC Oregon), featuring Joe Fradella, senior instructor, Hoffman Instructor. 

How can students at Oregon State improve access to clean water for rural communities around the world? We hear from three students who worked in Nicaragua and Cambodia on projects that changed people’s lives – including their own. Listen now: Engineering Out Loud, Season 7, Episode 3: Connecting with Communities for Clean Water

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Advising

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 cce_advising@oregonstate.edu.

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

First-year students, contact your first-year advisor (alpha split). 

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

Events

Speaker and Student Chapter Meetings  

  • Monday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Skanska. Free dinner served.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Gerding Builders. Free dinner served.
  • Thursday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Traylor Bros. 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. 

Interviews

  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, Kearney 201C, Skanska, full-time and intern. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to their speaker meeting on Oct. 29. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Owen 324, Oregon Mainline Paving//Baker Rock Resources. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B. Learn more about OMP
  • Friday, Nov. 2, Owen 324, Gerding Builders. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.
  • Friday, Nov. 2, Kearney 201C and Owen 224, Traylor Bros full time and intern. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to their speaker meeting on Nov. 1.
  • Friday, Nov. 2, 8:30 to 11:45 a.m., Owen 424, 3 Kings. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.
  • Interview opportunities are also available for full-time and internships at Bremik, Kerr Contractors, Anning-Johnson, and TCM. Visit Kearney 101B for more information. 

Thesis Defense

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m., Kearney 311, MS Thesis Defense, Chase Simpson, “A Multivariate Comparison of Drone-Based Structure from Motion and Drone-Based Lidar for Dense Topographic Mapping Applications.” Major advisor: Christopher Parrish, associate professor of geomatics. Committee members: Michael Olsen, associate professor of geomatics; Daniel Gillins, National Geodetic Survey; Michael Wing, associate professor of geomatics, Forestry Engineering (GCR). Open to the public. 

Events


Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

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.

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! The Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) is accepting applications for students and educators to participate in the 2019 E/V Nautilus Expedition exploring the Eastern Pacific Ocean along the coast of North America from Canada to Mexico. Founded by Dr. Robert Ballard, OET is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to bringing ocean exploration to the world via live telepresence and providing experiential opportunities for students, young professionals, and educators. For program specifics and detailed application packets, visit: oet.org. Questions? Contact the OET Education Team via education@oet.org. Science Communication Fellowship application deadline: Dec. 14, 2018. Science & Engineering Internship Program application deadline:  Jan. 4, 2019. 

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.

The Alka-Rocket Team at OSU AIAA is competing to enter the final Alka-Rocket competition, which will be held at the Kennedy Space Center on Dec. 12. The team photo with the most likes on Facebook is guaranteed a spot in the competition. Support the OSU Alka-Rocket team by casting your vote on Facebook


Jobs  

Full-time

  • 3 Kings Environmental, Excavating, and Demo seeks to hire a project engineer. Fall and winter term CCE graduates are ideal candidates. Campus interviews will be held Friday, Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Owen 424. To sign-up, bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.
  • Armstrong Builders seeks to hire project engineers and is accepting summer intern applications. They are leaders in Hawaii’s high-end residential and multi-family market. Successful applicants must show: aptitude for understanding complex issues; experience in construction or demonstrated desire to work in the construction industry; and clearly communicated desire to live and work in Hawaii. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Marc Putman (CEM ‘11). 
  • The Bureau of Land Management in Western Oregon seek to fill forestry and engineering-related positions in Salem and North Bend. OR-DEU-2019-0003. Learn more and apply. If you have questions, contact Kristy Jenkerson
  • HDR seeks to hire employees for their bridge group in Salem or Portland. Future projects include large bridge replacement and seismic retrofit projects. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send an updated copy of your resume to Mikal Mitchell, senior bridge engineer.
  • Idaho National Laboratory (INL) seeks to hire CCE interns and full-time employees. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development. INL works in each of the strategic goal areas of DOE: energy, national security, science, and environment. Learn more and apply
  • Jacobs seeks to hire new professionals and interns. Learn more and apply
  • Lakeside Industries seeks to hire interns and full-time employees for various locations. Learn more and apply
  • Mackenzie seeks to fill an entry-level structural engineering position. To apply, submit a resume online or contact Tim Schweitzer or David Linton for more information.  
  • The State of Oregon BLM office seeks to hire Career Land Survey Technicians. These are full-time, permanent, and seasonal positions at the GS-0817-5/6/7 levels. The advertisement is open and continuous for two months and currently under the Merit system; Open to current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility. The positions will be open to all U.S. citizens in mid-December. OR Merit-2018-0248. Learn more
  • The Water Management Section (WM) at the Seattle District Corps of Engineers has an upcoming opportunity for civil engineering students at either the bachelor’s or master’s level, who have graduated within the last two years or plan to graduate in the next three months. The WM Section is responsible for reservoir, lock and dam regulation within the Seattle District involving the states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday, Oct. 31 at USAJobs.gov. If you have questions, contact Kevin Shaffer, water management section chief, 206-764-3660. 
  • Turnagain Marine Construction seeks to hire a permanent engineer and up to two interns for their Anchorage, Alaska-based office. December graduates are strongly encouraged to apply for the full-time position. CEM’s or CE’s looking to pursue their PE license would both be excellent fits with this company. To apply, send your resume, transcript, and cover letter to jobs@turnagain.build.
  • Western Wood Structures seeks to hire an upcoming CEM graduate for their erection team, which installs dynamic mass timber projects throughout the nation. December graduates are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send an updated copy of your resume to Mike Dyer (CEM ’83). 
  • Western Wood Structures, which completes high-end wood structures around the world, seeks to hire CE students with an emphasis in structural engineering and an interest in working with large wood structures. To apply, send your resume to Paul Gilham, chief engineer. 

Faculty Positions 

  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, invites tenure-track faculty applications in support of the Department’s broad initiative in Future Infrastructure Systems, encompassing, for example, Buildings & Climate Change, Earth Systems & Geotechnical Engineering, Future Mobility Systems, and Safety & Reliability. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in all areas of environmental engineering. Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to the department’s areas of strength such as aerosols, air pollution, and water reuse. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil and Urban Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for a tenured/tenure track position in the Construction Engineering and Management Program, to start in Fall 2019. The position is at the rank of associate or full professor. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil and Urban Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for an open rank, tenured/tenure track position in Environmental Engineering, to start in Fall 2019. Learn more and apply.
  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University seeks faculty candidates in 1) Engineering at the Human-Natural Interface: Environmental Bioprocess, Air/Atmospheric, and Coastal Systems and 2) Automation in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Learn more and apply.
  • The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Old Dominion University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, faculty position in the area of Transportation Engineering. Learn more and apply.  
  • The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the thematic area of Resilient Infrastructure, which is a joint appointment between the Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering and Integrated Systems Engineering departments. The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate. Apply at academicjobsonline.com posting 12425.
  • The Department of Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple anticipated full-time, tenure-track faculty positions open to all ranks. Learn more and apply.
  • The University of Vermont invites applications for an Associate or Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering with focus on biological processes; Assistant Professor with expertise in Environmental and Hydrodynamic Modeling; and Associate or Assistant Professor in Transportation Systems Engineering. Full advertisements for the above three positions can be found online. Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled. 

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