For Jan. 22 – 25, 2019


Congratulations! At the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 98th annual meeting, graduate student Zachary Barlow received the Student of the Year award from the Council of University Transportation Centers and the OSU ITE Student Chapter team took second place – for the second year in a row – in the national Traffic Control Device Challenge. The team was comprised of graduate students Barlow, Cadell Chand, Dylan Horne, and Hisham Jashami. The competition is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Traffic Control Devices and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). Chand will represent the Oregon State team at an awards ceremony next month at the annual ATTSA convention. 


Student Chapter Organizations and Speaker Meetings

  • Tuesday, Jan 22, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Performance Contracting Inc. Free dinner served.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Build Group. Free dinner served.
  • Thursday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Army Corps of Engineers. Free dinner served.
  • Thursday, Jan. 24, 5 p.m., Kearney 312, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Speaker Meeting featuring Principal Engineer Jeff Klein of PCS Structural Solutions. Free food provided.


  • Wednesday, January 23 in Kearney 201c, Performance Contracting Inc. To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 
  • Thursday, Jan. 24, Kearney 201C, Build Group. To sign up, attend the Build Group speaker meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Learn more about the work of Build Group. 
  • Interview sign-up sheets are also available for Trammell Crow Company and Oregon Mainline Paving in Kearney 101B. Bring a copy of your resume to sign-up.


  • Thursday, Jan. 24, 4:30 p.m., Owen 102, Geotechnical Lecture Series, “OPEN CELL System: From Concept to Industry Standard,” presented by William “Bill” Gunderson, P.E., P.ENG., M. ASCE, principal, P|N|D Engineers, Inc., Seattle, Washington. 
  • 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
  • Friday, Feb. 8, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 2019 Graduate Research Showcase
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 to 6 p.m., the LaSells Stewart Center, GRADx . Inspired by TED Talks and the Inspiration Dissemination radio show and podcast, graduate students will share the questions and motivations framing their research in an 8 to 10-minute engaging format. Presenters are challenged to reach beyond an academic audience and provoke conversations that matter.


Walk-in advising sessions are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 4:30 p.m.

PIN appointments begin Tuesday, Jan. 22. Please make a PIN appointment on your advisor’s calendar, which is listed on the CCE advising page

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

The United States Society on Dams (USSD) is accepting applications for the 2019 Student Scholarship Awards. The awards are for students whose academic program and research studies have the potential to develop practical solutions to design and construction challenges related to dams and levees. Of the applicants, up to four finalists will be invited to present their research at the annual conference. In addition to covering conference registration and domestic travel costs and lodging for the finalists, USSD will award up to a combined total of $20,000 to the four finalists during the 2019 conference in Chicago, with a minimum individual award of $2,000 to each finalist. Finalists will also receive a one-year free student membership to USSD. All finalists are invited to participate in the full conference providing an opportunity to meet and interact with the industry experts in dams and levees. The annual conference is April 8 to April 11, 2019, in Chicago. Finalists will present their research to the Board of Directors and conference attendees during the technical sessions on Tuesday, April 9. This is a valuable opportunity to showcase your work, increase your exposure, and network with dam and levee experts in the industry! The results will be announced during the conference on Wednesday, April 10. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Jan. 26, 2019.

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. 

NHERI's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is a rich opportunity for students to discover the facets of natural hazards engineering. During the ten-week summer research program, selected participants work with a faculty mentor to conduct research at one of NHERI's academic research facilities located around the country. Find details and the application form online. Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2019 

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. 

New! The OSU Alumni Association and the Department of Student Leadership & Involvement are excited to accept nominations and applications for the Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship. This fund was dedicated in order to provide scholarships for Oregon State students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are actively involved with activities beyond class work, demonstrating they are well‐rounded, contributing members of the Oregon State community. The fund will award two students a onetime scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Monday, Feb. 4, 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. 

New! The Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association offers scholarships to students attending schools in our region. The scholarships are intended for students whose major coursework may direct thme toward a career in the water supply industry. Eligible academic areas include but are not limited to water supply operation/technology, civil or environmental engineering, or public administration/finance. If you have questions, contact Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Friday March 8, 2019.   

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. 

New! The art and literary journal Prism is accepting submissions for their upcoming edition. Students of all majors can submit up to five pieces of any form of visual or literary art. The journal also seeks student volunteers. To learn more about volunteering, email Submit works to the journal online.  



  • The Land Group seeks applicants for an 8 to 10 week paid internship position in the Boise, Idaho area. The Land Group (TLG) integrated Civil Engineering Internship Program will offer a variety of experiences in land development. Intern responsibilities will vary with each project assignment. To apply, applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of two (2) references to Deadline to apply for this position is March 4, 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews in mid-March 2019. Visit for more information.
  • The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership offers the McMinnville WORKS Summer Internship Program. This award-winning program is a 9-week project-based, paid summer internship designed to connect the emerging workforce with career opportunities in the McMinnville, Oregon area. Three of positions are in in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, along with quality and safety. Interns work with managers to gain real world experiences at companies such as Solid Form Fabrication, Cascade Steel, and The City of McMinnville. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: Friday Feb. 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


  • The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time instructor position in the Engineering Plus program. This program integrates traditional engineering disciplines such as aerospace, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering with a multi-disciplinary and design-based approach. Applicants must submit their applications online. To apply, Submit a PDF file containing a cover letter stating your research areas (1 pg.), names and contact information for 3 to 5 references, curriculum vita, and statements describing your goals related to teaching (2-3 pgs.) and research (2-3 pgs.). Review of applications will begin as they are received, and will continue until the position is filled. For inquiries, contact Christina Oerter

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