For March 25–29, 2019
Congratulations! PhD Candidate Alireza Mostafizi received the Bill Kloss scholarship, offered by Oregon Institute of Transportation Engineers in recognition of his video, which explains how emerging connected and autonomous vehicle technologies will reform our transportation systems and increase mobility.
New! Engineering Out Loud | Keeping construction workers out of harm's way. What can be done to protect workers in one of the most dangerous industries on Earth? For much of his career, John Gambatese, OEG Faculty Fellow and professor of construction engineering, has studied, developed and evaluated a wide range of options designed to keep construction workers out of harm’s way.
- 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.
- Tuesday, April 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., MU Horizon Room and live webinar, Advising for Advisors. Lunch included. Learn more and register.
- Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., JCPenney at Valley River Center – Eugene, Oregon, professional wear sale for students; 40 percent off select business clothing with student ID. Learn more.
- Friday, June 14, 7 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center, CCE Graduation Celebration. 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.
Walk-in advising sessions are available Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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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.
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
REU Engineering for Bouncing Back: 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.
Ask Me Anything: 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.
Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Senior Undergraduate Scholarship: Applications are open now for the 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.
AVANGRID Scholarship: The 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) Scholarship: 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 email@example.com.
The Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium: April 8-9, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 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 HydrophilesResearchSymposium@gmail.com.
New! Spring 2019 HWeekend | Iron Chef Edition: You are invited to attend the Spring 2019 HWeekend event April 13-14. This event allows participants to use modern tools to make exciting and interesting prototypes in only 30 hours. The event is free to participants but space is limited, so sign up ASAP. This event is in partnership with the Inventors Enterprise club, the College of Engineering, and the College of Business. The theme is Iron Chef Edition. For this event, a secret ingredient will be provided that must be used in a meaningful way in the final prototype; beyond that, what you make is up to you!
2019 Student Paper Competition: ASCE's Committee on Sustainability is excited to announce the 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.
New! ACCE 2019 Scholarship Award: The program is sponsored by the American Society of Professional Estimators Foundation. This is an excellent opportunity for significant support for qualified construction. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 15.
2019-2020 Howard Preston Scholarship Award: 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.
American Council for Construction Education Scholarship: 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.
OCAPA scholarship: The 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.
Oregon State is moving toward Handshake as the central job and internship database. We are in the process of migrating any new postings there as well. Visit Handshake to access these opportunities.
- Integrated Talent Strategies, a recruitment firm, seeks student applicants who are interested in entry to junior-level structural engineering positions. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Brandon Cousino.
- Kestrel Engineering Group seeks to hire two civil engineering upcoming graduates to fill positions with their structural group. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Donna Cronin.
- Multnomah County (Oregon) bridge section in transportation seeks to hire a mechanical engineer. Learn more and apply.
- OEG in Hillsboro, Oregon seeks to hire a project engineer. Learn more and apply.
- Oregon and Clinical Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) seeks 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.
- The Oregon State Office of the Bureau of Land Management seeks to hire Cadastral Land Surveyors – Student Trainees. These are full-time positions at the GS-5 level with a full performance potential of GS-11. The advertisement is open and continuous until April 8. Learn more and apply.
- PDG Construction Services in Wilsonville, Oregon seeks to hire an entry-level project engineer/estimator. Ideally, the candidate will be a recent graduate with a few years of entry-level experience looking to become a project manager. To apply, send your updated resume to Ayani Ellepola.
- Two summer BIA Pathways Internships on Tribal Climate Resilience are available (located in Eugene and Corvallis). Applicants are eligible for the Rangeland and Tribal Climate Resilience internships. Learn more and apply.
- The Virtual Student Federal Service provides students with opportunities to work in government internships from anywhere in the country. There are positions in data analysis, technical writing, GIS, and other skills. The application period is July 1-31.
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