For March 4–8, 2019

News

More extreme coastal weather events in Oregon likely to increase bluff erosion, landslide activity, featuring Ben Leshchinsky, associate professor of geotechnical engineering, College of Forestry and Michael Olsen, associate professor of geomatics. 

Assuring a safe landing after the big one, featuring Armin Stuedlein, associate professor of geotechnical engineering. 

Kudos and Congratulations

PhD Student Dylan Horne was named an ENO Fellow. Each year, the Eno Future Leaders Development Conference gives 20 of the nation’s top graduate students in transportation a first-hand look at how national transportation policies are developed. Students apply to the program early in the year, and those selected as Eno Fellows visit Washington, DC for a week in the spring of meetings with federal officials and leaders of business and non-profit organizations.

Erica Fischer, assistant professor of structural engineering was appointed to the EERI Board of Directors.  

Engineering Out Loud: New Podcast. S8, E4: Robots without borders: Finding new ways to treat Ebola. Aid workers put their lives on the line to treat patients with Ebola. Can robots help make their jobs a little easier and allow more people to survive the disease? Bill Smart, professor of robotics at Oregon State, is exploring how robots may be most useful during disease outbreaks. 


Events

Student Chapter Organization and Speaker Meetings

  • March 1 and March 8 from 1:30 to 2:35 p.m., Cheldelin Middle SchoolBoomilever 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 xiezho@oregonstate.edu. To participate, sign up in advance.
  • Monday, March 4, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Clark Construction. Free dinner served.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 6 p.m., Kearney 124, AGC/ASCE Joint Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Mentors 360. This is a great chance to hear from company leadership. Free dinner served. 
  • Thursday, March 7, 6 p.m., Kearney 202, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring Yorke & Curtis. Free dinner served. If you are interested in an internship or full-time opportunity, bring an updated copy of your resume to their speaker meeting.
  • Tuesday, March 12, noon, Kearney 311 (Library), AGC Student Chapter Lunch & Learn featuring NECA. Free dead-week lunch served.

Interviews

To sign up for interviews with Dynalectric, Rosendin Electric or the opportunities below, bring a copy of your resume to Kearney 101B. 

  • Tuesday, March 5, Owen 224, Clark Construction full-time and internship interviews.
  • Tuesday, March 12, 1 to 5 p.m., Owen and Kearney Halls, internship interviews with more than four electrical construction companies. 

Thesis Defense

  • Monday, March 4,  1 to 3 p.m., Kearney 311, PhD Thesis Defense, Mohammad Shafiqual Alam, “Probabilistic Multi-hazard Earthquake-Tsunami Structural Risk Assessment Framework.” Major Professor: Andre Barbosa, associate professor of structural engineering. 

General Events, Lectures

  • Tuesday, March 5, 3 to 4 p.m., Johnson Hall 124, OPT (Optional Practical Training) Workshop: F-1 International Students. Join OIS and the Career Center for a workshop to learn about the requirements, process and timeline for your OPT authorization. We will also explore job search tools and discuss career search strategies. Room capacity is limited, register here to reserve your space.  
  • Thursday, March 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Bexel Hall 214 Lounge, “Think Like an Entrepreneur” Panel. Ever wondered what it would be like to start your own business? Meet several local entrepreneurs who are also OSU alumni and learn how they created their own unique career paths to success, including: President of Multnomah Falls Research (Fiber optic sensor technology); Founder of Venture Catalyst; Owners of Calapooia Brewing; CEO & Founder of McKenzie Worldwide (media relations company); Owner of Special Occasions-event planning company. Interested students can RSVP in Handshake
  • 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.  
  • Wednesday, March 20, 4:30 p.m., Kearney 112, Geotechnical Lecture Series, “Surface Wave Testing for In Situ Characterization of Geologic Materials: Geotechnical Applications, Limitations, and Recent Advances,” by Joseph Thomas Coe, Jr. Ph.D., assistant professor, Temple University. 

Advising

PIN appointments end Friday, March 8. Be sure to make a PIN appointment on your advisor’s calendar, which is listed on the CCE advising page.

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

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 cce_advising@oregonstate.edu

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

We want to hear from you. Orange Media Network is looking for students who are interested in participating in our focus group program. You will be given the opportunity to learn, share your opinions, ideas, and beliefs about OMN. Sign up online

In the need of a new apartment and have no idea where to start looking? Visit the Corvallis Housing App to see all the listings in the area from housing providers all over Corvallis. With the Housing App, you can set all of your housing requirements and see what’s available, all in one central app

New! The American Council for Construction Education provides two scholarship opportunities for students with industry experience, working on an advanced degree to become a faculty member of an ACCE-accredited program. Learn more and apply

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.

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 scholarship@pnws-awwa.org. 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. 

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. 

New! Forest to Frame: Sustainable Manufacturing + Design in Alpine Europe! Earn academic credit while visiting the European alps to explore the value chain of wooden buildings from forest through manufacturing, design, and construction. Experience cross-cultural exchange with European peers and learn from their faculty and industry leaders. This program will include tours of innovative companies in Slovenia and Italy that focus on the manufacture and design of sustainable products made of natural materials. This program is open to all OSU students in all majors, undergraduate or graduate. Watch the video and visit the program webpage to learn more, get inspired, and apply. Application deadline: Friday, 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 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. 

Applications are open now for the 10-week summer research experience for undergraduates, Engineering for Bouncing Back, which features fellowships up to $5,000 for 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 kay@sceonline.org.

New! The 2019-2020 Howard Preston Scholarship Award sponsored by the Columbia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awards $1,000 to $2,000 total scholarships this year. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 15. 

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 ocapa.net in the education tab. Application deadline: May 24. 


Jobs  

Full-time

  • IREX Contracting Group seeks to hire a construction contracting-commercial/industrial insulation estimator/account manager associate. Learn more and apply
  • MRJ Constructors, a Seattle, Washington-based commercial and industrial contractor, seeks an entry-level project engineer. To apply, send an updated copy of your resume to Martin Hogger
  • Waypoint Consulting, an innovative construction management firm, located in Bend, Oregon seeks to hire a new staff member. Learn more and apply

Internships

  • The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Corvallis construction office seeks to hire a summer intern to work on a survey crew, perform highway construction inspections, and conduct office work. They are accepting applications from college students who have completed at least their first year. Recent graduates are also invited to apply. Learn more and apply
  • ODOT seeks to hire interns in construction engineering, public rail, and transit event coordinator positions. Learn more here and apply.
  • The Seattle District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks to fill summer intern positions in the area of hydrology, hydraulics and environmental engineering. Learn more and apply. Announcement Closing Date: March 13. 
  • Transpo Group seeks to hire summer interns looking for a dynamic organization to help grow their career and who want to benefit from the knowledge of experienced senior transportation engineers and planners. Learn more and apply

Student Jobs

  • OSU Precollege Programs is looking to fill 12 positions (3 hours a week during spring term and 40 hours per week during summer camps) for the iINVENT middle school summer camps. Camp instructors will run and lead day camps throughout Oregon. Youth will apply science, technology, math, and engineering concepts to create inventions to meet specific user needs over the course of the camp. Learn more and apply.

Items for the CCE Newsletter may be submitted by email to cce.communication@oregonstate.edu by Friday at 4 p.m. for inclusion in the following Monday's issue.  

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