For Feb. 18-22, 2019
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced Monica Morales, P.E., ENV. S.P., M.A.S.C.E. as one of ten 2019 New Faces of Civil Engineering. Morales is a graduate of Oregon State, where she earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees, advised by Burkan Isgor, professor of infrastructure materials and John and Jean Loosley Faculty Fellow. Morales now serves as a water engineer at Jacobs Engineering Group in Los Angeles. ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering program recognizes young civil engineers for their achievements and contributions to society. All New Faces honorees will be officially recognized during ASCE’s annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders Gala on March 14 in Arlington, Virginia.
Congratulations! At the 2019 Graduate Research Showcase Amalesh Jana earned first place, Yingqing Qiu earned second place, and Amin Mahdipour earned third place awards for their poster presentations.
Student Chapter Organization and Speaker Meetings
- Monday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Christenson Electric. Free dinner served.
- Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Kearney 312, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Deacon Corp. Free dinner served. If interested in a full-time or internship opportunity with Deacon, bring an updated copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.
- Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5 to 6 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center, Room 1007, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility informational session on civil engineer positions. Learn more and apply on Handshake.
- Thursday, Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m., Kearney 312, ITE General Meeting. Social networking and general elections, open to all with free food provided.
- Thursday, Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m., Kearney 205 ITE Speaker Meeting featuring HDR. HDR specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services.
- Tuesday, Feb. 19, Kearney 201C, Christenson Electric, full-time and internships. To sign-up, bring a copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101B.
Interview sign-up sheets are available for Clark Construction, Kinetics, Rosendin Electric. Bring your resume to Kearney 101B to sign up.
General Events, Lectures
- 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.
- 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, February 20, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Getting the Most from Undergraduate Research, hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts. Open to all students at Oregon State. To attend, RSVP. Location provided at registration.
- Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Main Career Center, 2019 Winter Civil and Construction Engineering Fair. View participating employers.
- Thursday, Feb. 21 or Tuesday, Feb. 26, noon-1 p.m., Austin Hall 126, Idea Development Workshops, presented by InnovationX, OSU’s Center of Excellence for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. These bring-your-lunch workshops are for students in any major who are creative thinkers, problem solvers, or want to change the world. Students will bust myths of entrepreneurship, learn design thinking skills, develop an idea, learn how entrepreneurial thinking applies to their future career plans in any field, and be prepared to participate in OSU’s Best New Idea pitch competition on February 28. RSVP.
- Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m., Kearney 311, Women in CCE Graduate Panel Discussion. Free dinner served. All are welcome.
- 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.
- MIME Distinguished Speaker, Vijay Kumar, Ph.D.: Kumar is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering. He will speak on the “Opportunities and Challenges in Autonomy for Small Aerial Vehicles” on Friday, Feb. 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Dearnborn 18.
- Friday, Feb. 22, 11 to 11:50 a.m., CH2M Hill Lecture Hall, Kearney 112, “The Responsibilities of an Engineer in a Competitive Global Economy,” presented by Robert Yüksel Yildirim, (’89, M.S. Mechanical Engineering), president and CEO, Yildirim Group of Companies, Istanbul, Turkey, 2019 Oregon Stater Hall of Fame Winner, Open to all students. To attend, RSVP. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-7151 or Brad.Canfield@oregonstate.edu.
- 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.
- Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m. speaker, 7 p.m. competition, Austin Hall 100, OSU’s Best New Idea Pitch Competition, co-presented by InnovationX, the OSU Entrepreneurship Club, and Tourism, Recreation & Adventure Leadership in the College of Forestry. This informal competition provides students with an opportunity to share new ideas (that have not been pitched before) with a friendly audience. Prior to the competition, special guest judge Nita Shah of Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon will provide inspiration by sharing her extensive experience in the community microlending arena. Students are invited to develop an idea during Nita's presentation and share it during the pitch competition or come at 7 p.m. with a prepared new idea. Pitch time limit: 90 seconds. Judges Q&A: 90 seconds. About 15 pitch spots available. RSVP.
- Thursday, March 7, Austin Hall 100, 6 p.m. pitches, 7 p.m. match-ups, Team Building Mixer, co-presented by InnovationX in the College of Business, the OSU Entrepreneurship Club, and by the College of Engineering. This all-comers team building mixer is for students in any major who have business ideas and/or skills to share. Founders have 90 seconds to describe their business concept and the skills they’re looking for in potential teammates. Free agents in all skill areas and with any level of interest are invited to connect with their favorite ideas. Pitch time limit: 90 seconds. Number of spots on the pitch list: 30. Founders: complete this form to join the pitch list. On-site additions are welcome as time permits. RSVP.
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Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences
New! The National Academy of Construction (NAC) will hold Ask Me Anything (AMA) webinars for high school and college students with interest in the construction industry. Each AMA features one NAC member who will discuss their career and answer questions from students. Students who submit a question are eligible to win one of three $500 scholarships. Upcoming webinar dates: March 12, 2019, 7 p.m. EDT and April 9, 2019, 7 p.m. EDT. Faculty: register your class using the NAC AMA Class Registration Form. Students: register using the NAC AMA Student Registration Form.
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 email@example.com. 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.
New! Old Dominion University, invites applicants for NSF REU, “Electrochemical Clean Fuel Production and Applications” opportunities for undergraduate students, working with faculty mentors and industry professionals, to engage in multidisciplinary electrochemical clean fuel research activities during a 10-week summer program. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: March 15, 2019
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.
New! Salem Contractors Exchange (SCE) offers two to three $1,000 scholarships to construction-focused students. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: postmarked by April 6, 2019 to: SCE, P.O. Box 12065, Salem, OR 97309 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New! Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars. The Summer Scholars Program is a paid ten-week program that places high-caliber junior and senior undergraduate students from around the country with a variety of Oregon-based host organizations (public agency, non-profit, non-governmental). Learn more and apply.
New! Missouri University of Science and Technology seeks highly-motivated doctoral students in civil engineering to become part of a team researching the latest science and technology in pavement and geotechnical engineering research areas that will extend to non-traditional civil engineering areas, such as energy, sustainability and rural infrastructure. Learn more.
New! Missouri University of Science and Technology invites students to apply for the Ph.D. program in engineering management, systems engineering, or civil engineering and become GAANN fellows to conduct cutting-edge research on various aspects of infrastructure studies, including resilience, safety, sustainability, connectivity, and smartness, to name a few. Learn more and apply.
- Brandt Hospitality is an owner, builder, and manager of several hotels around the country. Brandt is working on two hotels in Beaverton, and another starting this summer in Clackamas, Oregon. Their immediate need is for an assistant superintendent at the Beaverton site. For more information and to apply, send your updated resume to Pete Draxten.
- Hart Crowser, Inc. seeks to hire geotechnical engineers for open positions in Seattle, Washington and Honolulu, Hawaii. Learn more and apply.
- Marion County Public Works seeks to hire two upcoming civil engineering graduates to work in their transportation engineering division. This is a great opportunity for individuals looking for exposure to a wide variety of transportation work, including design, analysis, traffic studies and transportation planning. The successful candidates will work within an established team of professional civil/transportation engineers with opportunities for a mentoring relationship with one or more colleagues. The county plans to hire in March with a full-time start in June, which creates the opportunity for either part-time or full-time work during spring term. The job is located in their Salem design center. Learn more and apply (Job Number 305-2019-1).
- PDG Construction Services in Wilsonville, Oregon seeks to hire full-time superintendents, full-time carpenters, and full-time project managers. To learn more and apply, send your updated resume to Ayani Ellepola, 503-674-3289.
- Wasco County seeks to hire building officials. Learn more and apply.
- Hoffman Construction seeks intern and full-time candidates. Students with an interest in mechanical and electrical systems are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send your updated resume to Justin Esperance and Luke Brown. Specify in the subject line if you are an intern or full-time candidate.
- JB Steel, Inc. seeks to hire an intern for their Medford, Oregon-based office. To apply, send your updated resume in PDF format to Melanie at Melanie@jbsteelinc.com.
- Staheli Trenchless Consultants (STC) is a specialty engineering firm that focuses on the reduction of trenchless risk during No-Dig pipeline and tunnel construction projects through trenchless engineering services including feasibility studies, geotechnical investigations, design and bid services as well as construction management and inspection services. The firm’s principal engineer, Kimberlie Staheli, is a recognized leader in the trenchless engineering community and has worked closely with many of the foremost authorities in the field. STC seeks candidates for a paid civil engineering internship based out of their Lynnwood, Washington office. This job is a three to six-month internship with the opportunity to extend to a permanent full-time position for a successful candidate. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Jake Andresen.
- WPI seeks to hire two summer interns (one for their Eugene-based office (servicing Eugene, Corvallis, and Bend) and one for their Wilsonville office. To apply, send your updated resume to Bernie Bishoff.
- The College of Engineering seesk to hire 2019-2020 Ambassadors! An informational session will be held Wednesday, March 6, from 4 to 5 p.m., Johnson 219. As an Ambassador, students will have the opportunity to get more involved with the College of Engineering through outreach, recruitment, current student support, and alumni relations. Learn more and apply. All applicants must be members of the Leadership Academy.
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