For Feb. 11 – 15, 2019


ASC Student Competition: CCE students brought home prizes from the Associated Schools of Construction Regions 6 and 7 Student Competition, held last week in Sparks, Nevada. The school’s teams took second place in the Project Management problem category and third place in Mechanical. The Concrete Solutions team also received the Best Presenters award. Congratulations to all who participated!

Interns aim to help Oregon companies reduce waste, save money (Oregon Sea Grant). An internship program is providing companies in Oregon with ideas for how they can help the environment and their bottom line. Featuring graduate student Anika Sarkar.  

EERI Team Takes Virtual Reconnaissance in a New Direction (ConVERTed), featuring Erica Fischer, assistant professor of structural engineering. 

Making a medical isotope used by millions (Engineering Out Loud). How can we support nuclear medicine efforts that help more than 40,000 people in the U.S. every day? Researchers at the Oregon State University College of Engineering developed a way to produce the much-needed radioisotope technetium-99m using small research reactors like the one here at the university. 


Student Chapter Organization and Speaker Meetings

  • Monday, Feb. 11, 10 to 11 a.m., Rogers Hall 332, Reconnaissance Work in Palu, Indonesia by Ben Mason, associate professor of geotechnical engineering, hosted by EERI. Mason will present his experience leading the Geotechnical Extreme Event Reconnaissance team to Palu, Indonesia to conduct earthquake and tsunami investigations.
  • Monday, Feb. 11, noon, Kearney 311, AGC Student Chapter Lunch & Learn featuring Tesla. Free lunch served. If you are interested in an opportunity with Tesla, bring a copy of your resume to the lunch. Members of the Model 3/Energy – Engineering Procurement and Construction team will be available to speak with students.
  • Monday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Riverside Homes. Free dinner served. If you are interested in a future interview with Riverside Homes, bring a copy of your resume to the meeting. 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring NECA. Free dinner served.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m., Kearney 311, CCE Industry Panel & Networking, sponsored by Women in CCE. Representatives from all disciplines of civil engineering will be present. Anyone interested in building community within CCE is welcome to attend. Free food provided. 
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting feautring The Walsh Group. Free dinner served. If you are interested in a future interview with The Walsh Group, bring a copy of your resume to the meeting.
  • Thursday, Feb. 14, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring BMWC Constructors. Free dinner served. If you are interested in a future interview with BMWC Constructors, bring a copy of your resume to the meeting.
  • Friday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m., Kearney 202, ITE Student Chapter guest speaker Patrick J. Hahn, Team Oregon. Hahn will present on the prevalence and typology of motorcycle crashes in Oregon and how training impacts failure mechanisms, and the opportunities that transportation designers have to mitigate these challenges. Free food provided.


Thesis Defense

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m., Kearney 311, MS Thesis Defense, Sean Gestson, “Problem Solving Personas of Civil Engineering Practitioners using Eye Tracking Techniques.” 


  • Feb. 1-28, OSU Food Drive, which supports the Linn Benton Food Share and Food Share Member Agencies. To participate, drop off requested food at Kearney 101 or 111. Donations may also be made by check (made payable to your local food bank) or cash to Michelle McAllaster, food drive coordinator, a monthly contribution directly from your paycheck, or online
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Kearney 311, CCE Industry Panel & Networking. Ask questions and learn from representatives of all disciplines of civil engineering. Presented by Women in CCE. All are welcome to attend. Food provided. 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2 to 3 p.m., Johnson Hall 124, Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop: F-1 International Students. F-1 international students who would like to complete an internship in their major field of study may be authorized for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) by the Office of International Services (OIS). Join us for a workshop and learn about the requirements, process and timeline for your CPT authorization. We will also explore job search tools using Handshake and discuss career search strategies. Room capacity is limited (first come, first served).  
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 4 to 5 p.m., Owen 102, Pre-Engineering Town Hall: Changes to the Pro-School System. Free stainless steel COE water bottle for the first 25 attendees plus other fun COE door prizes. To help refreshment planning, please RSVP (not required to attend). Refreshments provided. 
  • Engineers Without Borders events: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5 to 6 p.m., Kearney 302 AutoCAD Workshop; Monday(s), Owen 241, 6 to 8 p.m., Nicaragua Program; Tuesday(s), Owen 241, 6 to 8 p.m., Cambodia Program. All majors are welcome. 
  • Monday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 124 Johnson Hall, Get your resume reviewed by an employer! The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, a recruiter of STEM/GIS students at Oregon State, with locations in St. Louis and Washington D.C., will be on campus before the Career Expo to review resumes and network with engineering students. Come by with your resume or CV and meet recruiter Karen Trivers. This is a great opportunity to get real-world feedback from experts in the field. First come, first served.
  • Monday, Feb. 18, 6 to 8 p.m., Gilfillan Auditorium, PechaKucha Finals. Learn about engineering clubs that you can be involved in and watch them compete for $1,700 in cash prizes! First place receives $800, second place $500, and the audience favorite receives $400. Bring your friends and cheer on your favorite club! Pizza provided; first-come, first-served. Learn more
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Main Career Center, 2019 Winter Civil and Construction Engineering Fair
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5 to 7 p.m., Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Diversity Dialogues. Celebrate diversity in engineering by attending Diversity Dialogues. Meet our engineering affinity groups: NSBE, SHPE, SACNAS, SWE, Grad SWE, and ACM-W, and learn about great opportunities to get involved. Hear from our incredible keynote speaker, Allison Davis-White Eyes from the Office of Institutional Diversity, as she speaks about the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher education and engineering. Engage with a panel of six Oregon State faculty and students about their experience, advice, and accomplishments. Dinner from Qdoba will provided. Learn more and RSVP
  • Monday, Feb. 25, Cascade Ballroom, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 5 p.m. (networking), 6 p.m. (dinner), 20th Annual Willamette Valley Engineers Week Banquet, hosted by the Willamette Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers. Keynote speaker: Sue Galatz, 2017 OSU Distinguished Engineer. Tickets: $45 per person. Students can sign up for a chance to receive a limited amount of free tickets, sponsored by community organizations and industry partners, on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline to apply for free tickets: Monday, Feb. 11. All are welcome to attend. If you have questions, contact Sahid L. Rosado Lausell.
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 to 6 p.m., the LaSells Stewart Center, GRADx, featuring A.J. Fillo, PhD candidate in mechanical engineering. 


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

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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

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. 11:59 p.m.

New! Training the next generation in digital manufacturing and mass timber buildings. The Department of Wood Science and Engineering at Oregon State, with support from the US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Education and Literacy Initiative, offers a 12 week research and extension experiences for 10 undergraduate students per year for the summers of 2018, 2019, and 2020. Learn more and apply

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: Feb. 15. 

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is excited to announce that INL Graduate Fellowship postings are now open. 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. 

Nominations are now accepted for the Eric & Janice Hoffman Scholarship. Students may self-nominate, or be nominated by faculty, advisors, or staff. This scholarship is awarded each term. Learn more and apply. Current term application deadline: Friday, Feb. 16. 

The College of Engineering’s Engineering Student Council seeks faculty volunteers to serve as judges for the Engineer’s Week PechaKucha event, a fast-paced competition where club leaders present information about their club to judges and an audience to win prizes. Preliminaries are Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. and finals are Feb. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Judges need not attend both events. To learn more or volunteer, email

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. 

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. 

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 Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship program assists students who are pursuing undergraduate study in structural engineering, architecture or construction management to support education and encourage the design and building of safer structures in our communities. The scholarship award is $2,000. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: March 22. 

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. Learn more. Intent to Apply Deadline: March 29, 2019. Application Deadline: April 15. 

Applications are open now for The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Senior Undergraduate Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-2020 school year and have ranged from $5,000 to $10,000 in recent years. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: March 29. 



  • CECOP seeks to hire civil engineers for this spring/summer and summer/fall. Application deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 13. Learn more and apply.
  • Eugene Sand Construction/River Bend Materials, a CRH Company, seeks to hire a summer construction intern. To apply, send your resume to Mike Broadsword. Depending on the response, interviews may be scheduled on campus.  


  • The Wenatchee branch of Gray & Osborne, a satellite office of a regional firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington seeks to hire an entry-level civil engineering student to assist the office in engineering projects. With a small office, early-career engineers have the opportunity to work on various projects. To apply, send a copy of your resume to
  • Western Federal Lands Highway Division in Vancouver, Washington seeks to hire a civil engineer-hydraulics, GS-0810-9/11/12 in the technical services branch. Learn more and apply: FHWA.WFL-2019-0007 (Status): FHWA.WFL-2019-0008 (US Citizens): Applications close Thursday, Feb. 14. 


  • The Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University invites applications for an assistant or associate professor tenure-track faculty position in construction engineering and management beginning Fall 2019/Spring 2020. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions at all levels in structural engineering beginning Fall 2019/Spring 2020. Learn more and apply
  • The Department of Civil and Materials Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the field of structural engineering. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be the director of University of Illinois at Chicago’s High Bay Laboratory in the new Engineering Innovation Building. Learn more and apply
  • The Building and Construction Technology (BCT) program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks applications for a full-time (9-month academic-year) non-tenure-track appointment as lecturer in construction management with a sustainability focus. Learn more and apply

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