For the week of Dec. 17 – Dec. 21, 2018

News

The Internship Experience at Parametrix: Rachel Yonamine (Parametrix), featuring CCE undergraduate student Rachel Yonamine. 

Celebrating 20 Years of Project ExCEEd – An Oral History (ASCE News), featuring Erica Fischer, assistant professor of structural engineering and David Hurwitz, associate professor of transportation engineering. 

Kudos and Congratulations

Shane Brown, associate professor of engineering education, was named Editor in Chief for the ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. 

Jason Weiss, school head and the Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering, received the 2018 Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement from the American Concrete Pavement Association. 


Advising

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 cce_advising@oregonstate.edu

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

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

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: oet.org. 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. 

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 BridgesBalanced Mixture Design Implementation SupportEvaluation of Concrete Pavement Buckling in WisconsinExpansion of AASHTOWare ME Design InputsQuality 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. 

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.  

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 inl.gov/careers job posting numbers 12535 and 12584. Selections will be announced in May. Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to ali.josephson@inl.gov. 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. 

New! The Oregon and Clinical Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is accepting applications from pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees for a TL1 mentored career development award funded by NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).  Graduate or professional students and postdocs  at OHSU, Portland State University, University of Oregon and Oregon State University are eligible to apply. Award Details: The TL1, which is similar to an NRSA T32, supports training and career development in clinical and translational research for one year with an opportunity to extend up to 3 years for training for PhD graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.  All research proposed for this program must involve either clinical or translational research defined as involving human subjects or populations, or research with application to human health. Learn more. Intent to Apply Deadline: March 29, 2019. Application Deadline: April 15, 2019. 


Jobs  

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.

Faculty 

  • The Department of Civil Engineering at California State University, Sacramento is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of water resources engineering. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil Engineering at Kansas State University is seeking a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty member at the full/associate/assistant professor in the area of water resources. Learn more and apply. Screening of Applications Begins: January 19, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

Items for the CCE Newsletter may be submitted by email to cce.communication@oregonstate.edu by Friday at 4 p.m. for inclusion in the following Monday's issue.  

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