For the week of Nov. 5 – Nov. 9, 2018


How do you ensure a product designed for the developing world is useful for the people it’s intended to help? A team of researchers, led by Nordica MacCarty, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, combines engineering with anthropology in field tests of a water purification system. Listen Now: Engineering Out Loud.  

On Friday, Oct. 19, CCE students traveled to Seattle, Washington for The Beavers annual student day tour. Participants toured the Mud Mountain Dam project, which is the largest fish passage in the U.S. Representatives from Kiewit began the day with a description of the project followed by an in-depth tour, accompanied by members of The Beavers. Learn more about the Mud Mountain Dam project.  


PIN appointments are available now through week 8. To schedule an appointment, use the academic advisor appointment calendars. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, please email your advisor in advance as a professional courtesy.

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 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


Speaker and Student Chapter Meetings  

  • Monday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Mortenson. Free dinner served. 
  • Monday, Nov. 5, 4 p.m., Kearney 311, AISC Webinar by Chad Fox (PE, SE), “Steel Connections from a Design Perspective.” The webinar will include an overview of the steps taken by a specialty structural engineer when the structural engineer of record delegates design of the connections. 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Hoffman Construction. Free dinner served. If interested in interning or working for Hoffman bring an updated copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m., Kearney 205, OSU ITE Student Chapter General Meeting #2. All are welcome. Free food provided.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m., Kearney 112, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Bremik Construction. Free dinner served. 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m., location TBA, ASCE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Galvanizers Company. Learn about steel corrosion and ways to prevent it! 
  • Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring R&H Construction. Free dinner served. 


  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, Kearney 201C and Owen 224, full-time and intern interviews, Mortenson. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to their speaker meeting on Monday, Nov. 5. 
  • Thursday, Nov. 8, Kearney 201C, full-time and intern interviews, Bremik Construction. To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B. 
  • Friday, Nov. 9, Kearney 201C, full-time and intern interviews, R&H Construction. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.

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. 


  • Thursday, Nov. 8 – Friday, Nov. 9, The LaSells Stewart Center, OSU Human Factors Conference, hosted by David Hurwitz and Katharine Hunter-Zaworski, associate professors of transportation engineering. Workshop on human factors in transportation design and operations. Students are welcome to attend events that fit schedules. Free. Sign up information available soon.  

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

New! The Beaver Lodge is an online insights group for all members of the Oregon State community. Each monthly engagement opportunity offers a chance to win a prize. Only 12 percent of participants are affiliated with the College of Engineering. Make sure our engineers are heard and add your voice at

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.

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 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: Questions? Contact the OET Education Team via education@oet.orgScience Communication Fellowship application deadline: Dec. 14, 2018. Science & Engineering Internship Program application deadline:  Jan. 4, 2019. 

New! Established in 1991, the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.

New! Applications are open now for URSA Engage winter-spring 2019. URSA Engage is designed to establish mentoring relationships for undergraduates early in their academic programs at Oregon State. The goal is to provide first and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU mentor. Selected students will receive a $750 award and their faculty mentors will receive $250 for project-related costs. The program is available to undergraduates and mentors at all OSU campuses and across all academic disciplines. Projects that integrate interdisciplinary work are encouraged. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Jan. 11, 2018. 

New! 2018-19 study and intern abroad programs. Winter, spring and summer programs are offered in: London, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and San Francisco. All programs feature career-readiness classes, workshops, and events centered around an internship placement at a leading company in an industry of interest to a student. Programs are open to students from any year and any major, and they may choose a placement in one of nine career fields: banking and financial services; consulting and professional services; law and politics; technology and engineering; marketing, advertising, PR; media, entertainment and journalism; art, fashion and design; start-ups and entrepreneurship; charities, NFPs and NGOs. Learn more and apply.  


Graduate Research Assistants

  • The Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department at CU Boulder is hosting a Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship program, which provides support for domestic and permanent resident PhD students. An aim of the fellowship program is to create interdisciplinary collaborative projects across different areas of civil infrastructure, including water. Selected GAANN Projects: Multi-objective optimization under deep uncertainty for civil infrastructure systems (Joseph Kasprzyk, Abbie Liel, Wil Srubar, Cristina Torres-Machi, Kyri Baker); Power Infrastructure and Generation Planning Considering Water Resources and Societal Impacts (Kyri Baker, Joseph Kasprzyk, Amy Javernick-Will, Sherri Cook). Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Wood Science and Engineering at Oregon State seeks PhD and MS students with an interest in applied research in the areas mass timber buildings, modular construction, and monitoring. Learn more


  • The City of Amity, Oregon seeks to hire an intern to complete GIS data collection and data processing. Training will be provided by the city engineer. Hours are flexible, although the project must be completed by Aug. 31, 2019. Some work can be done remotely. To apply, submit your resume to Justin Hogue, city administrator by Nov. 12, 2018. If you have questions about the position, contact Justin Hogue.


  • The Water Management Section (WM) at the Seattle District Corps of Engineers has an 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 until Wednesday, Nov. 7 at If you have questions, contact Kevin Shaffer, water management section chief, 206-764-3660.  

Faculty Positions 

  • The Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Montana seeks to fill a position in big Earth data. Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute geological engineering specializing in big Earth data. Missouri S&T seeks candiates with expertise in big Earth data, including areas such as geo-computing (machine learning, artificial intelligence, programming), geoanalytics, geostatistics, and Earth modeling. Preference will be given to applicants who specialize in the collection, synthesis, and analysis of large datasets. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply by Nov. 25, 2018. For more information prior to submitting an application, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Katherine Grote at Interested candidates should electronically submit their application to Missouri S&T’s Human Resources Office online using Reference Number 00028023.
  • The Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University invites applications from accomplished individuals with an earned PhD or equivalent degree in engineering to serve as the Inaugural Director of our First Year Engineering Program starting Fall 2019. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Experiential Engineering Education in the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University invites applications for tenure-track faculty position(s) at the Assistant Professor rank. Review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Learn more and apply

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