For the week of Nov. 26 – Nov. 30, 2018


Bicyclists honor traffic victims in ride around Corvallis, (Gazette-Times) featuring Dylan Horne, Ph.D. student in transportation engineering and chair of the City of Corvallis Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board. 


PIN appointments are available through week 9. 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



  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 305, CCE Resilience Seminar, “Science, Engineering and Public Policy: The Oregon Resilience Plan,” by Jay Raskin, FAIA. Raskin is an architect and the current chair of the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission. He is a nationally recognized expert on resilience and helped create the Oregon Resilience Plan. 
  • Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:30 p.m., Kearney 312, Geotechnical Lecture Series, “The Effect of Long-Duration Ground Motions of Soil Liquefaction,” by Mike Greenfield, Ph.D., PE, Greenfield Geotechnical LLC.  

Speaker Meetings and Student Chapter Events

  • Monday, Nov. 26, 4 p.m., Kearney 205, AISC Night School Webinar: Erection Engineering - Stability During Construction, hosted by EERI and ASCE. This session provides an overview of the steps taken by the erection engineer to ensure stability of each stage of construction during structural steel erection. Food and drinks provided. 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 312, Dead Week Recovery, hosted by EERI. Offering end of the term stress relief by providing healthy food, tea, coffee, and a relaxing yoga session. Food and beverages provided the entire time. Yoga begins at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Thesis Defenses

  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2 p.m., Kearney 311, M.S. Thesis Defense, Blaine Wruck, “Improving Interlayer Bond Quality with Engineered Tack Coats under Adverse Construction Conditions.” Major Advisor: Erdem Coleri, assistant professor of infrastructure materials. Committee Members: Katherine Hunter-Zaworski, associate professor of transportation engineering; Michael Olsen, associate professor of geomatics. GCR: Jay Noller, department head, crop and soil science. Open to the public.
  • Friday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m., Kearney 311, M.S. Thesis Defense, Wylie Ferron, “Roadmap for BIM Adoption and Implementation by Small-Sized Construction Companies.” Major Advisor: Yelda Turkan, assistant professor of construction engineering and Robert C. Wilson Faculty Scholar. Committee Members: John Gambatese, professor of construction engineering and OEG Faculty Fellow; Joseph Louis, assistant professor of construction engineering; Geoff Hollinger, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (GCR). Open to the public.
  • Mon, Dec. 3, 3 p.m., Kearney 311, M.S. Thesis Defense, Ali Riza Erbektas, “Development of Testing Protocols for the Performance Evaluation of Concrete against Microbially Induced Corrosion of Concrete.” Co-Major Advisors: Burkan Isgor, professor of infrastructure materials and John and Jean Loosley Faculty Fellow; Jason Weiss, school head, professor of infrastructure materials and the Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering. Committee members: Christine Kelly, professor of bioengineering; Julie Tucker, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (GCR). 
  • Wed, Dec. 5, 9 a.m., Kearney 311, Ph.D. Thesis Defense, Michael Dennis, “Of Planes and Plumblines: Map Projections and Differential Leveling in a GNSS-based 3D Geodetic Framework.” Major Advisor: Chris Parrish, associate professor of geomatics and Eric H.I. and Janice Hoffman Faculty Scholar. Committee Members: Daniel Gillins, National Geodetic Survey; Michael Olsen, associate professor of geomatics; Tracy Arras, senior lecturer;  Robert Kennedy, assistant professor of geography, environmental sciences, and marine resource management (GCR). Open to the public.

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

NEW! The Rogers Foundation invites applicants for their 2018-2019 scholarship. The Rogers Foundation funds one $2,500 scholarship each academic year. The scholarship check is awarded at the Oregon-Columbia Chapter of the Associated General Contractors annual meeting held in January. For more information and to apply, contact Lauren Farmen. Application deadline: Dec. 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. 

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.

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. 

ASEE’s 125th Anniversary Celebration video contest. Create a video that shows where engineering education will be in 25 years. Learn more. Entries must be successfully submitted no later than Feb. 1, 2019, 11:59, p.m. Eastern Time. 

New! Oregon State’s new online scholarship search and application system, OSU ScholarDollars, is now accepting applications for more than $50 million in 2019-20 scholarship funds. Newly-admitted and continuing OSU students may use ScholarDollars to submit one application to be considered automatically for over 1,500 campus-based scholarship opportunities.  Students must have been admitted to OSU and have an active ONID account to be able to log into the system and submit an application. Students are encouraged to submit their ScholarDollars applications by Feb. 1, 2019 to maximize the number of scholarships for which they will be considered. Most scholarships have a deadline on or after Feb. 15, 2019, but deadlines for specific opportunities may vary. Learn more or contact the OSU Scholarship Office for more information. 

Current OSU engineering students are encouraged to complete the online College of Engineering scholarship application, which is available annually, from Nov. 15 until Feb. 15 at 11:59 p.m. Applications must be completed during this time frame. Applications are not accepted at any other time. Your application will be reviewed by both the College and your specific program to see if you are eligible for scholarship funds within the College for the following academic year. Apply. Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is excited to announce that INL Graduate Fellowship postings are now open. This year there are two INL Graduate Fellowship postings. The first is specific to National and Homeland Security research, the second is associated with other INL mission areas. The INL Graduate Fellowship program is designed to identify exceptional talent in research areas aligned with INL's strategic agenda to enable the current and future mission of the INL. The program, a collaboration between INL and universities, provides mentoring and financial support for outstanding students who plan to enroll in graduate degree programs. Applicants are invited to apply online through job posting numbers 12535 and 12584. Selections will be announced in May. Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2019.

New! Forest to Frame: Sustainable Manufacturing + Design in Alpine Europe. Visit Slovenia and northern Italy to explore the value chain of wooden buildings from forest through manufacturing, design, and construction. Experience cross-cultural exchange with university students from Slovenia and learn from their faculty and industry leaders. This program will include industry tours of innovative companies that focus on the manufacture and design of sustainable products made of natural materials. Info sessions:  Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5 p.m., Strand 163 and Thursday, Nov. 29, 5 p.m., Richardson 115. Summer 2019 | 6 undergrad credits/3 grad credits | Application Deadline: March 15. 




  • Lewis and Van Vleet, a structural engineering firm, is seeking new hires for their Tualatin, Oregon-based office. To apply, send an updated copy of your resume to Scott DeBo
  • Siemens Corporation seeks to hire a 2019 Oregon State engineering grad for their Portland and Seattle sales development program.. An interest in technical sales/business is preferred. Learn more and apply on Handshake


  • The John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant, associate or full professor level in the area of construction and civil infrastructure. Learn more and apply
  • The John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology has an opening at the level of university lecturer or senior university lecturer specializing in geotechnical engineering. Learn more and apply

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