For March 18–22, 2019


Save the date: CCE will host a graduation celebration on Friday, June 14, 7 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center on campus. Graduating students will need to register for the event and tickets will be required for all guests to gain entry to the celebration. Information regarding how to pick up tickets for your guests and register for the event will be emailed to students later this month. This is a fun event that honors the CCE graduating classes in a small, personal setting. Graduates will not receive their diplomas and the event is not intended to replace the Oregon State University Commencement which occurs Saturday, June 15. 

Congratulations to this term's first-year cohort winner Brian Velazquez, and raffle winners Jennifer Calixtro Cazares, Nicholas Musante, and Griffin Puls

Podcast: Engineering Out Loud | Season 3, Episode 1: From Toy Story to Tumors. Advances in 3D graphics have made movies and video games more realistic, but can also have an impact on science. Associate Professor Eugene Zhang and Associate Professor (Senior Research) Yue Zhang describe their research to help medical doctors better target cancerous tumors by using 3D modeling and simulation.


Student Chapter Organization and Speaker Meetings


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. 
  • Tuesday, April 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m., MU Horizon Room and live webinar, “On Hacking the Job Market,” by Dr. Karen Kelsky, founder and president of The Professor Is In. Registration required. 
  • 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). 

New Spring Course Offering: CCE 207 – Seminar*, for CCE Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Description: Professional practices of civil and construction engineering. Schedule: Monday(s), 4 to 5:20 p.m. This is a 1-credit class with Pass/No Pass grading mode and there are plenty of seats still available. After spring 2019, the class will only be offered every fall term, so now is your chance to get it done. Register today. *if you have already taken CE 301 or CEM 407, disregard this message.

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

New course offering: Grad 570 Translating Research to Innovation (Spring 2019). Supported through an NRT IGE grant, this course is based on Stage 1 of Oregon State Professor of Practice Judy Giordan’s Lens of the Market® program. If you have questions, contact Rich Carter, 541-737-9486. CRN #: 59580; Credits: 2; Term Offered: Spring 2019 (April 1 – June 7, 2019); Instructors: Rich G. Carter, Douglas A. Keszler, James Abbott. Class meeting time: Thursdays 3 to 4:50 p.m.. 

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

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 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: 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 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! The AVANGRID Scholarship Program is geared to students in their final year of undergraduate study, or recent graduates focused on data science engineering (civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical or power), renewable energy, or smart distribution networks who wish to continue their education with the pursuit of a master’s degree. The seek big thinkers: innovators, creators and doer’s, who display a passion for driving the energy industry forward with ground breaking approaches derived from their education. Interested student can read more about these scholarships (eligibility, requirements, application process, etc.) and apply here. 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

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. RegisterSponsor. If you have questions, contact

New! ASCE's Committee on Sustainability is excited to announce the 2019 Student Paper Competition on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Thinking Globally, Acting Locally. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit brief papers addressing how engineers have contributed to the SDGs. The committee encourages submissions that propose visionary, multidisciplinary approaches to achieve the ambitious objectives for the UN 2030 Agenda. Submissions are due here on April 15. 

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 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. Application deadline: May 8.

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. 



  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida International University invites applicants for two open-rank, tenure-track faculty positions in the field of resilient, smart and recoverable infrastructure. Learn more and apply


  • The FHWA Office of Infrastructure Research and Development seeks to hire a structural materials researcher to join the FHWA’s Bridge Engineering Research (HRDI-40) team. This position requires technical expertise, curiosity, a passion for problem solving, and the ability to deliver results. Learn more and apply. The announcement for this position will close Thursday, March 21. This vacancy is limited to a certain number of applicants, and may close before March 21 if the limit is reached. 
  • HDR seeks to hire a traffic EIT/designer. Learn more and apply
  • HDR seeks to hire a roadway EIT. Learn more and apply.
  • HDR seeks to hire a water treatment EIT. Learn more and apply


  • HDR seeks to hire a traffic intern. Learn more and apply
  • Voxtel is seeking a scientist intern to assist our senior scientists in research developing new nanotechnology applications. Learn more and apply

Student Jobs

  • The College of Engineering Ambassador applications are due Friday, March 22. This is a great way to get involved with the College of Engineering through outreach, recruitment, current student support, and alumni relations. Apply at Applicants must be a member of the Leadership Academy to apply, so if you are not yet a member, both your Leadership Academy and Ambassador Applications are due at this time. If you have any questions, contact to
  • 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. 

Notice from Walsh/Archer Western: Fake emails are being sent on behalf of Walsh/Archer Western which offer students internships at our company. Offers from Walsh/Archer Western will always be sent from a Walsh email address (, not Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or other random email address account. If something feels suspicious, contact Emily Kocher, director of recruiting, The Walsh Group, 312.492.1556. 

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