For Feb. 25–March 1, 2019


Engineering Out Loud: New Podcasts

  • Season 8, Episode 2: Safer solutions for the national truck parking crisis. Ever wonder why so many truckers park their rigs on highway off-ramps, in retail store parking lots and at other odd locations? It’s not their first choice, and it’s not the safest choice either, but sometimes it’s their only choice. Research by Sal Hernandez, assistant professor of transportation engineering, reveals that the national truck parking shortage takes an enormous toll on people and commerce. 
  • Season 8, Episode 3: Sticky and slippery science for biomedical applications. What makes a frog’s tongue sticky, or a snake’s skin slippery? Joe Baio, assistant professor of bioengineering, looks to nature for substances that could provide clues to developing new biomedical adhesives and anti-fouling surfaces.

Spelling correction: Yingqing Qiu earned second place in CCE for the Graduate Research Showcase poster presentation. 

Kudos and Congratulations

On Thursday, Feb. 21 at the 2019 Oregon Stater Awards, the College of Engineering honored alumni and industry partners – including Kelly Aust (’10 B.S. CEM), Jay Culbertson (’72 B.S. Business Administration), and Tim Sissel (’97 B.S. CEM) – whose contributions exemplify Oregon State’s leadership over the past 150 years. Learn more

Post-doctoral scholar Sabarenthinam Kameshwar recently accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Louisiana State University. Kameshwar's research is in the area of multi-hazard risk, and he has been working under the supervision of Andre Barbosa, associate professor of structural engineering and Dan Cox, professor of coastal and ocean engineering, on a probabilistic decision-support framework for community resilience.  He will start his new position in August 2019.


Student Chapter Organization and Speaker Meetings

  • Monday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Baldwin General Contracting. Free dinner served. If you are interested in a full-time or internship opportunity with Baldwin, bring an updated copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring HP Civil. Free dinner served. If you are interested in a full-time or internship opportunity with HP Civil, bring an updated copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Kinetics. Free dinner served. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., Kearney 202, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring EC Electric. Free dinner served. If you are interested, in a full -time or internship opportunity with EC, bring an updated copy of your resume to the speaker meeting.
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m., Kearney 205, ITE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring HDR,  presented by Senior Traffic Engineer Will Hume, P.E. who will speak about transportation systems, roadway design and operations, and innovative intersections such as continuous flow intersections, median u-turns, quadrant roads, hook turns, and diverging diamond interchanges. Free food provided. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., McAlexander Field House, Annual AGC vs. ASCE Basketball Game. All CCE students are welcome to attend!
  • February 28 and March 7 from 2:30 to 3:35 p.m. and March 1 and March 8 from 1:30 to 2:35 p.m., Cheldelin Middle School, Boomilever Competition. The EERI Student Chapter is building a connection with the Corvallis Community and is invited to Cheldelin Middle School to help with their competition. EERI volunteers will join their class and give advice to their presentation as judges. If you have questions, contact To participate, sign up in advance. 


  • Thursday, Feb. 28., Kinetics, full-time and internships. To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to Kearney 101B.
  • Interview sign-up sheets are also available in Kearney 101B with Clark Construction and Rosendin Electric. Bring your updated resume 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. 25, 4 p.m., Gilbert 224, Academia vs. Industry. Graduate students contemplating career options after graduation are invited to attend an “Academia vs. Industry” panel discussion, sponsored by the Graduate Student Association at the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. Four guests with academic and industrial experience will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments provided. 
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., MU Ballroom, 13th Annual Nonprofit & Public Service Fair. Meet representatives from over 50 local and regional nonprofits and local government agencies (city, county, and state) representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking Oregon State students for volunteer, internship, and job opportunities. Learn about the ways volunteering and civic engagement advance your leadership and career readiness skills. Network with people who share your interests and passions and learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields where you can make a positive social impact. Students are encouraged to register in advance via Handshake. There is no dress code. The Nonprofit & Public Service Fair is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and the Career Development Center. The Oregon State community, including alumni, and the public are invited to attend. To request accommodations related to disabilities for an event, contact or 541-737-3041.
  • 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
  • Monday, March 11, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 311, “Frozen Debris Lobes:  A retrospective of a decade of research on these permafrost instabilities” by Margaret M. Darrow, Ph.D., P.E., professor of geological engineering, chair, Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks.  
  • New! Save-the-Date: September 25-26, Castaway NW Portland, 2019 Sustainable Stormwater Symposium with keynote speaker Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck.    


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

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 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.

Updated! The Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Fund application process is open until March 1. The Fund provides annual scholarships to applicants looking to pursue careers in construction and construction-related fields. The top scholarship winner will receive $7,000. All scholarship winners also receive internship opportunities. The Schweiger Scholarship 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 U.S. Armed Forces. Thanks to the generous financial contributions received from AAC’s customers, vendors, employees and friends, 227 scholarships totaling $676,000 have been awarded since the Fund was founded in 1999. View the application.

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. 

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. 

New! Study Abroad: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands, June 23 - July 6, 2019. This four-credit study abroad course (CE 495 / 595) is offered through the Portland State University's Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation program. Learn more and apply. 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. 

New! The Marine Studies Initiative is pleased to announce MSI sponsored Summer 2019 internships. These internships are available along the Oregon Coast and available to Oregon State students from any major. The areas of focus include arts, science filmmaking, whale research, engineering, tourism, and education, policy and outreach. Group housing is provided as well as a stipend of up to $6,100. Visit their website for more details and apply here. The application requires a cover letter, resume, two recommendation letters, and unofficial transcripts. If you have questions, email Academic Advisor Cynthia Leonard. Application deadline: March 22. 

New! Applications are open now for the summer research experience for undergraduates, Engineering for Bouncing Back – featuring hands-on interdisciplinary research on building resilient communities. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: March 31. 

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. 

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

New! The OCAPA scholarship program offers scholarships to university students who intend to pursue a career in the construction materials industry. Scholarships will be awarded to junior, senior, or graduate students enrolled at an Oregon university or college encompassing disciplines related to the constructions materials industry. Areas of study may include, but are not limited to, construction materials, engineering, geology, architecture, land use planning, biology, environmental law and fish & wildlife studies. $1,000 and $2,000 scholarships are available. Scholarship winners are announced in June. Download the application at in the education tab. Application deadline: May 24. 



  • NuScale Power seeks to hire an Engineer 4 - Civil/Structural Analysis (869-2018), who applies technical knowledge, insight, reasoning, and decision making to perform civil structural design, analysis, and review of Nuclear Safety-Related and Non-Safety-Related Structures. The applicant will be required to possess a strong seismic knowledge set; experience with superstructure and substructure seismic design will be required. Learn more and apply


  • The Land Group seeks applicants for an 8-10 week paid internship position in the Boise, Idaho area, which offers a variety of experiences in land development. To apply, submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of two (2) references to Shortlisted candidates will be notified for interview around mid-March. Application deadline: March 4. 

Student Jobs

  • 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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