For Jan. 7 – Jan. 11, 2019


Dangerous sneaker waves puzzle scientists (PhysOrg). Featuring graduate student Chuan Li, who presented his team's most recent work on the two massive waves last month at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Kudos and Congratulations

PhD Candidate Hisham Jashami was selected as one of 50 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholars from around the world and will participate in a special program at the 2019 Lifesavers Conference on highway safety priorities in Louisville, Kentucky this March. The scholarship review committee was impressed by Hisham’s interest and commitment to enhancing roadway safety through his respective field of study.

Weiss receives industry award (Daily Journal of Commerce). Jason Weiss, school head and the Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering, received the American Concrete Pavement Association’s Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement. 


Student Chapter Organizations and Speaker Meetings

  • Thursday, Jan. 10, 5 p.m., Kearney 312, EERI Winter Term Welcome Meeting. Discuss EERI's mission and events we have planned for winter term. There will be several short presentations from graduate students doing research in the field of earthquake engineering. All are welcome. Free food provided.  
  • Monday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Garney Construction. Free dinner served. If interested in a full-time position or internship, bring a copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 15, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Whiting-Turner. Free dinner served. If interested in a full-time position or internship, bring a copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Swinerton. Free dinner served. 
  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring James W. Fowler. Free dinner served. If interested in a full-time position or internship, bring a copy of your resume to the speaker meeting. 


  • Thursday, Jan. 17, Kearney 201C, Swinerton. To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to their speaker meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16. 


  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m., Johnson 219, Grand Challenges Scholars Program Info Session. The Leadership Academy is rolling out a new program – the Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP). An initiative from the National Academy of Engineering, the GCSP is an exciting, nationally recognized program that allows engineering students to intentionally design their undergraduate experience to encounter one of the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering for the 21st century. By participating and completing this program, you will be recognized by the National Academy of Engineering, be more professionally attractive to industry, and most importantly, have contributed in a tangible way to the prosperity of engineering and our society. Learn more about the GCSP and contact GCSP Coordinator, Arek Engstrom if you have questions. Application deadline: Jan. 28. 
  • Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 MLK Day of Service. Start 2019 contributing to your community! Faculty, staff, and their partners and children are all invited to participate in Oregon State’s largest day of service of the year. Projects will take place at various times throughout the day. A light breakfast, snacks, and hot lunch will be provided to volunteers by the Global Community Kitchen. Check in will be located in the MU Horizon Room 49, and transportation to all projects will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Volunteers can learn about the projects offered and register online through the Center for Civic Engagement. Register now.  
  • Thursday, Feb.  7, 3 to 6 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center, College of Engineering Leadership Academy’s annual Suit Camp. At this unique event you will be matched with industry professionals for mock interviews, and enjoy a networking social hour with them afterwards. This is a great way to maximize your professional network and practice skills that will give you a leg up in internship and job interviews. Open to all engineering students. Learn more and register. If you have questions, email


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

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

New course offering: Combinatorial Optimization, FE 640 | CRN 32784 | 3 Credits | Winter 2019, Instructor: Dr. John Sessions M/F 4:00 – 5:20 P.M. Learn more

The registration deadline for the 2019 Graduate Research Showcase is Jan. 11 and spaces are filling up. Register ASAP to reserve your spot. Learn more and register.

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 Data Incubator, a Cornell-funded data science training organization, invites applications for an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. Learn more and apply. Early application deadline: Jan. 14. Regular application deadline: Jan. 21. 

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 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. 

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. 



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. 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

Post Docs & Faculty 

  • The School of Construction at Pittsburg State University is accepting applications for a full-time nine-month tenure-track position to support our ETAC-ABET Construction Engineering Technology program and our ASAC-ABET Construction Management program. Learn more and apply.
  • Post-Doc or PhD Student: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Predictive Modeling for Improving Flood Resilience in Urban and Coastal Areas. What can crowd-sourced data from social media, along with official data sources and predictive models, tell us about how to design communities with improved resilience to floods? We will use real-time data collected during historical events (e.g., Hurricane Harvey) to train artificial intelligence algorithms to combine with predictive models of the impacts of design strategies such as large-scale wetlands or retention basins and distributed green infrastructure. Considering multiple objectives, including cost, flood risk, and resilience to other hazards such as heat, we will identify the most effective strategies for improving resilience of urban and coastal areas under uncertainty. Requires strong statistics and programming skills, particularly using Python. Experience with optimization, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and/or predictive flood/heat modeling is preferred but not required. To apply as a post-doc, send a CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and interest in the project to Professor Barbara Minsker. To apply as a PhD student, apply online and send a CV and cover letter to Professor Minsker.


  • ACS Professional Staffing, a recruitment firm, seeks to hire geotechnical EIT’s and PE’s. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Carlotta Hansen.
  • Bob Grant Construction, Inc., a well-established 48-year general contracting firm seeks to hire an experienced construction estimator. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to John Slingluff.
  • Siskiyou Cascade seeks to hire a project engineer/project manager for their Medford-based office. They are a relatively new commercial construction company with opportunities for quick growth and professional development. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Robin Hulce.

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