For the week of Dec. 3 – Dec. 7, 2018


Congratulations to the fall term First-Year Cohort program winners! Kyle Anderson, Allyson Burket, Calvin Chamberlain, Isaac Colton, Tria Day, Autumn DeLa Cruz, Michael Ferns, Tanner Field, Lynn Gumpinger, Brandon King, Nicholas Morgan, Nicholas Musante, Jorge Olivera-Radillo, Gage Redding, Alexandra Saccente, Brian Velazquez, Bryce Wipper, Justin Wood, and Natalie Yates received prizes in recognition of participation in the program activities.  

Crowdsourcing Snow Depth Data with Citizen Scientists (Eos), featuring David Hill, professor of coastal and ocean engineering. 

The Big One: Preparing for the next powerful earthquake (The Daily Barometer). Featuring Scott Ashford, Kearney Professor and dean of the College of Engineering; Andre Barbosa, associate professor of structural engineering; and Erica Fischer, assistant professor of structural engineering. 


Walk-in advising sessions are available Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. until week 2 of winter term.

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 II Priority Registration (waitlists): 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



  • 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.
  • Monday, Dec. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 11: OSU Libraries Graduate Student & Faculty Winter Break Workshops. Free. Registration is encouraged, but not required. View session descriptions on Intro to Zotero: A Web-Based Way to Manage Your Citations; Intermediate/Advanced Zotero; Intro to MATLAB; Intro to Qualtrics - Making Great Surveys; Advanced Qualtrics. Some session materials are available online. For more information, contact Hannah Rempel

Thesis Defenses

  • 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

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.

New! The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers club at Oregon State University will host  the annual FE Review Course during winter term 2019. The following subjects will be covered: Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Engineering Economics, Electrical Fundamentals, Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer. Registration includes access to lecture recordings and notes through Sept. 1. The course cost is $125 if you sign up online before December 16. The cost will be $150 after December 16. If you have any questions, contact  

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. 

New! The NOAA Office of Education Attention invites second-year undergraduates, mentors, and advisors to apply for two scholarship opportunities. The scholarships award students with academic assistance ($9,500 per year in junior and senior year) and a 10-week, full-time paid summer internship at any NOAA facility nationwide, with travel expenses included. Students accepted into the EPP/MSI scholarship will be awarded two 10-week, full-time paid summer internships. All scholars also receive support to present their research at up to two national conferences. Learn more and apply. Applications are open through January 31. 

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. 

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.

New! Maryland Sea Grant offers fifteen undergraduates the opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay. During this 12-week program, each student will work with science mentors on an individual research project. The 12-week program runs May 19 to August 11 and offers a $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution. It is funded by the National Science Foundation and thus limited to US citizens or permanent residents. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: February 15. 

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! Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to applicants looking to pursue careers in construction and construction-related fields. The fund also offers a $2,500 Veteran Scholarship—sponsored by the Ashback Family—for students who are currently serving or have served in any branch of the US Military. Learn more and apply . Applications are open until March 1. 

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. 



  • Students interested in civil engineering, surveying, and geographic information systems internships are invited to apply to the MECOP program. Apply now. Applications close Dec. 9. 
  • Next Step Ministries is hiring interns for construction project manager and construction site supervisor positions. Salary: $1,500+ (lodging and meals included). Full time position: May 20 – Aug. 6. To apply, use the application link and view their video, or email Marissa Martinie for more information.


  • McMillen Jacobs Associates, a multi-disciplined San Francisco-based civil infrastructure firm seeks new hires for their underground engineering group. CE grad students are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send an updated resume to Jakob Walter.
  • The University of Washington Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at the College of Engineering seeks to hire a site operations engineer who will support the National Science Foundation Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure RAPID Facility UW. Learn more and apply


  • The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level or a non-tenure track lecturer position in environmental engineering, structural engineering, and construction engineering. Learn more and apply
  • The College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a non tenure-track lecturer faculty position with teaching duties oriented towards hands-on first-year engineering education. Learn more and apply
  • 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 Civil Engineering Department at Oregon Institute of Technology at Klamath Falls, Oregon seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position, to start September 2019. The appointment will be at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach, perform service and conduct externally facing, creative works in the broad area of water resources engineering. In addition, the ideal candidate will actively contribute to the anticipated growth of the civil engineering department. Learn more and apply
  • The Engineering Fundamentals Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks two dynamic lecturers to contribute to its innovative, first-year engineering program. Learn more and apply

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