For the week of Dec. 10 – Dec. 14, 2018


At a school meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, School Head Jason Weiss announced that Professor Robert (Bob) Schultz will retire at the end of December. Professor Schultz, who joined Oregon State in 1962, has completed 55 years of teaching at the university. Congratulations on your retirement Professor Schultz and thank you for your legendary service to our school and to the thousands of students in your courses. More information and story to follow. 

A downtown parking lot is being repaved with nanomaterials made from wood. Here's why (Greenville Journal), featuring Jason Weiss, school head, professor of infrastructure materials, and the Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in 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



  • 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

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.

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. 

New! The Wisconsin Highway Research Program (WHRP) issued the following requests for proposals to be funded in federal fiscal year 2020: Analytical and Testing Methods for Rating Longitudinal Laminated Timber Slab Bridges; Balanced Mixture Design Implementation Support; Evaluation of Concrete Pavement Buckling in Wisconsin; Expansion of AASHTOWare ME Design Inputs; Quality Testing of Wisconsin Aggregates. Timeline: December 4, 2018 - Requests for Proposals issued; January 4, 2019 - Deadline for submission of clarifying questions (4:30 p.m. CST); January 11, 2019 - Responses to questions posted; February 6, 2019 - Deadline for submission of final proposals (4:30 p.m. CST); May 1, 2019 - Notification of proposal decisions. Learn more

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. 

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. 

New! The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State University is proud to announce the 2019 Research Internship Summer Experience (RISE) program. RISE is open to current undergraduate students in the upper classes as well as master's students who are interested in doctoral studies. The RISE program will be hosted at the NC State campus in Raleigh, NC, June 1 - August 2, 2019. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: February 1, 2019.  

New! RCI, Inc., an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the building envelope arena, is pleased to announce that the RCI Foundation will fund up to 25 full-time undergraduate college students to attend the RCI 34rd International Convention and Trade Show. The convention will be held in Orlando, Florida, on March 14-19, 2019. Through this funding, convention registration and travel expenses are covered for students awarded the convention sponsorship, as well as a one-year student RCI membership. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: February 1, 2019. 

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.

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.

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. 


Student Jobs

  • CCE seeks to hire peer mentors (TAs) for CCE 203. Fundamental Knowledge and skills with BIM, Revit, Navisworks. Good communication skills, both written and verbal. Must be able to attend class on T/TH 2-3:20 and assist students during class and outside of class. Must be able to work 10—15 hours per week. Learn more and apply
  • CCE seeks to hire peer mentors (TAs) for CE 413/513. Assist instructor with course during class, grade assignments, post announcements through Canvas and assist students outside of class. Must be able to work 10-15 hours a week. Learn more and apply
  • CCE seeks to hire peer mentors (TAs) for CCE 201. Assist instructor with course, help students during class, grade assignments, post announcements through Canvas and help students outside of class. Assist with grading assignments and working with students outside of class. Enjoy working with students, and Strong communication both written and verbal. 10-15 hours a week. Learn more and apply.


  • GE Renewable Energy seeks to hire an entry-level engineer for a January start date. Learn more
  • IES Commercial, Inc.’s Commercial and Industrial Division seeks an electrical construction project manager for their Tigard, Oregon-based office. Learn more and apply
  • ITE offers a new job search platform for students interested in a career or internship in transportation engineering. Learn more.
  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University seeks a multi-disciplinary post-doctoral scientist with experience in process-based hydrologic modeling and/or agent-based modeling (ABM) to work on research projects related to water-food-energy-environment nexus at watershed and regional scales. As part of a multi-disciplinary team of water scientists and engineers, the selected candidate is expected to participate in the development of an integrated complex distributed water systems model and apply it to understand effects of variations in the hydrologic cycle and climate change on coupled human-natural systems. This is a one-year position (starting salary as $55,000 with benefit) with the possibility of extension for the following years depends on work performance and available funding. The position is immediately available and with a flexible start date before 2019/06/01. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management, Geography, Computer Science or similar fields; Coding experience in Python, R, Matlab, or C++. Preferred Qualifications: Research experience in developing and applying hydrologic models in water resources, including knowledge of optimization and water resources system analysis; Experience with RiverWare or any ABM software (e.g. NetLogo) is a major plus; Experience conducting original research and publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Major Duties: 1. Running an agent-based model that coupled with a river-reservoir routing model: RiverWare to simulate influences of human decisions at watershed level regarding energy-water nexus; 2. Developing an agent-based model that coupled with RiverWare to simulate influences of human decisions at a regional level regarding energy-water nexus. This study area will be the Colorado River and the RiverWare software will be the Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS); 3. Participating in other research work in the Complex Adaptive Water System (CAWS) research group, located at Lehigh University. Application Materials Required: The postdoc will report directly to Prof. Y. C. Ethan Yang. Please send 1) letter of interest (describing applicants’ research experience and interests), 2) CV with a list of publications, 3) contact info of two references (name and email) and/or questions to The position will remain open until filled. 


  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University invites applications for two tenure track positions in the areas of structural engineering and geotechnical engineering, respectively, with expected starting dates of each being July of 2019. These positions are expected to be filled at the assistant professor level. Candidates with exceptional records may also be considered at the associate or full professor levels. Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in collaborative research that complements and augments existing expertise among the faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with teaching and research statements and the names and contact information of three references, at; Questions may be directed to Professor Steve Wojtkiewicz. Review of applications will begin December 15 and continue until the position is filled.
  • The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University invites applications for a teaching-focused faculty member to teach in the first-year design program. This person will be a member of a teaching team that delivers and continuously improves a required, innovative, hands-on, first-year engineering design course. In the course, students work in teams to develop solutions and build prototypes to solve client-based problems across all fields of engineering. A successful candidate is expected to contribute knowledge in pedagogy, curriculum development, assessment, and design education. Applications should be submitted electronically through, position #12853. For questions, contact Dr. Ann Saterbak.
  • The Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatics Engineering at Florida Atlantic University welcomes applications for tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level in the area of environmental engineering. Candidates with exceptional experience in sponsored research will also be considered at the associate professor level. Learn more and apply
  • The College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University is in the middle of a transformative plan to hire up to 50 faculty over 5 years across its four departments. As part of this “50 over 5” initiative, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIE) seeks to fill two tenure-track assistant professor positions. While exceptional candidates in all research areas relevant to the CIE Department will be considered, primary areas of focus include: Smart Infrastructures, Construction/Sustainable Construction, Smart and Resilient Construction Materials, Structural Health Monitoring, Sustainable Water Management, and Hydrologic Modeling. Interested applicants should apply online at under job #074211.

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