For March 11–15, 2019


Engineering Out Loud: New Podcast. S8, E5: Detecting Parkinson’s early for better outcomes. How can we help in the fight against Parkinson’s disease? Harriet Nembhard and her colleagues developed a sensor system to detect the disease early on, opening the door to earlier treatment and improved quality of life. Nembhard is the head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering and Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering. 


Student Chapter Organization and Speaker Meetings

  • Tuesday, March 12, noon, Kearney 311 (Library), AGC Student Chapter Lunch & Learn featuring NECA. Free lunch served.
  • Wednesday, March 13, 6 p.m., Kearney 212, AGC Student Chapter 2019-2020 Officer Elections. Only members who have attended two or more AGC events are eligible to vote. Everyone is welcome to run. Members must be present to win door prizes including CEM hats, t-shirts, and a Starbucks gift card. Free Local Boys dinner served. If you have questions, contact Niklas Tostar
  • Thursday, March 14, 2:30 to 3:35 p.m. and Friday, March 15, 1:30 to 2:35 Cheldelin Middle School, Boomilever Competition. EERI volunteers will join their class and give advice to their presentation as judges. It's a great opportunity to use what you learn from class to help teenagers build up their passion for civil engineering. Sign-up in advance of the event. If you have questions, contact


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

  • Tuesday, March 12, 1 to 5 p.m., Owen and Kearney Halls, internship interviews with several electrical construction companies.  

Thesis Defense

  • M.S. Thesis Defense, Monday, March 11, Kearney 311, 9:30 a.m. Kenneth Fiawoyife, “An Empirical Study of Work-zone Safety and Mobility Using Surveys and Anonymous User Generated Trip Information.” Major advisor: Joseph Louis, assistant professor of construction engineering. Committee members: David Hurwitz, associate professor of transportation engineering; John Gambatese, professor of construction engineering; Jennifer Field, professor of agricultural and life sciences (GCR). Open to the public. 

General Events, Lectures

  • Monday, April 1, noon to 2 p.m., Kearney 311, CCE Grad Appreciation Week Reception. Graduate students are invited to drop in for cookies and refreshments. 
  • 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. 


Walk-in advising sessions are available Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 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

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

New! The OSU Retirement Association provides scholarship support to undergraduate students at Oregon State University who are pursuing a course of study that may lead to a career promoting healthy aging. That term includes all aspects of health – physical, emotional, social or financial. Currently enrolled Oregon State undergraduate students who have completed at least one academic year at Oregon State, have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above, and have at least one year of study remaining towards their first bachelor’s (BA or BS) degree, are encouraged to apply. The scholarship amount may be up to $2,000 per person and will be awarded at the OSURA Annual Meeting in May. Funds will be distributed into student accounts for the 2019-2020 academic year. Learn more and apply or contact Mealoha McFadden at or 541-737-6522. Application deadline: Monday, March 11. 

New! Engineering Job Club (Online Version). Spring term is here and if you’re graduating, one more thing just got added to your to-do list: find a job. Wondering how to fit that in with classes, capstone projects and everything else? Sign up for Engineering Job Club, a weekly email series that breaks the process down into manageable chunks. This series will help you set reminders, stay motivated, and work toward landing that engineering position you want, all on your own schedule. Series begins April 8 but students are welcome to jump in at any time. Register today on Handshake.

New! April 8-9, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, The Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium, hosted by the Oregon State University Hydrophiles. Current graduate and undergraduate students conducting freshwater-related research in any field (science, policy, engineering, etc.) are invited for presentations. This conference is open to anyone to attend. The Symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for the exchange of ideas among students, university faculty, professionals working in water resources, and the surrounding community. Register. Sponsor. If you have questions, contact

New! The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors awards for postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience.  Limited graduate level awards are also available. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Researchopportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. Four annual review cycles: May: Opens March 1; Closes May 1; August: Opens June 1; Closes May 1; November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1; February: Opens December 1; Closes February 1. Applicants should contact prospective Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities. Learn more.

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.

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 an 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. 

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

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 in the education tab. Application deadline: May 24. 



  • Villanova University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department seeks applications for a full-time non-tenure track visiting faculty position in water resources. Applications must be completed at (Posting number 2019572F). For further information or questions, contact Jeanne Martignetti


  • Benton County seeks to fill an engineering and surveying position. Learn more and apply via Handshake
  • Hoffman Construction seeks to hire intern and full-time candidates. To apply, send an updated resume to Justin Esperance and Luke Brown. Specifiy in the subject line if you are an intern or full time candidate.
  • PCS Structural Solutions seeks to hire an experienced project manager. PCS Structural Solutions is a single-discipline structural engineering firm with a national reach. Their firm utilizes a corporate structure unlike any other in the Northwest – single discipline with one passion, process, server, and culture. Students with a master’s degree in civil engineering are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more and apply
  • Tuesday, March 12, 3 to 6:30 p.m., 1100 NE Circle Blvd, conference rooms (enter through the Building 10 lobby and make a right and then another right) Quantum Spatial opening hiring event for geospatial professionals. The Quantum Spatial Corvallis office is hiring geospatial professionals for both short- and long-term opportunities, i.e. multiple remote sensing technician and remote sensing intern positions. Applicants will be seen in a first-come, first-served basis for 15-20min interviews with pairs of our team leaders and hiring team. 


  • The Land Survey Internship for Seattle Public Utility invites students to apply for an internship. Learn more and apply
  • Land Markers Surveying seeks to hire summer field work help. The ideal candidate would currently be studying in the surveying or engineering field. Good written and oral communications skill are important. CAD knowledge is a plus. To apply, send a letter of interest and a resume to or Land Markers Surveying; 4068 Hudson Ave NE, Salem, OR 97301; or call 503-581-0911 to set up interview. 

Student Jobs

  • The College of Engineering is seeking energetic students to join the COE Career Assistant Team in the 2019-2020 academic year. Career Assistants support the mission and services of the College of Engineering and the Career Development Center by providing peer advising, assisting in the coordination of campus programs and events, and working collaboratively with staff, alumni and employers. Apply online by March 25. 

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