For April 1-5, 2019

News

Ryan Crumley, Ph.D. candidate in Water Resources Science – who is advised by David Hill, professor of coastal and ocean engineering and Anne Nolin, professor of geography, environmental sciences, and marine resource management – is a 2019 recipient of the Bill and Jane Jackson Scholarship. The Water Resources Graduate Program awards either a single $5,000 scholarship or two $2,500 scholarships each year from this program.

Postdoctoral Scholar Hyoungsu Park accepted a position as an assistant professor in civil engineering at the University of Hawaii. In 2016, Park completed his PhD in CCE on the topic of Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard and Damage Assessment and is currently at Oregon State working for the NIST-funded Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning.

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.


Events

  • 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 InRegistration 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
  • Wednesday, April 3, 5 p.m., Johnson 221, Engineering Student Council Information Session. Learn about the Engineering Student Council (ESC), what we’ve accomplished, and how you can get involved. ESC is a great opportunity for engineering students to make an impact on the College of Engineering – advocating for diversity and inclusion in the College, supporting student traditions such as Engineer’s Week, and connecting students to the resources and opportunities available for them. Pizza provided. 
  • Beginning Week 2 of Spring Term, Engineering Job Club (Online). Geared toward graduating seniors, this is a weekly email with tips and tricks to keep on track in your job search.
  • 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
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2 to 3 p.m., 124 Johnson Hall, OPT Workshop
  • Wednesday, April 17, 4 to 6 p.m., 221 Johnson Hall, Salary Negotiation Workshop
  • Wednesday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., CH2MHill Alumni Center, Spring Career Expo
  • Monday(s), Wednesday(s), Friday(s): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday(s): 9 to 10 a.m.; Thursday(s): 9-to 10 a.m., 1 to 4 p.m., 124 Johnson Hall, Career Drop-In Hours
  • 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. 

Advising

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.

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. . 

Opportunities, Scholarships, and Conferences

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.

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 kay@sceonline.org.

The Pacific Northwest Water Research SymposiumApril 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. RegisterSponsor. If you have questions, contact HydrophilesResearchSymposium@gmail.com.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! REU Engineering for Bouncing Back: Applications are open now for the 10-week summer research experience for undergraduates, Engineering for Bouncing Backwhich features fellowships up to $5,000 for hands-on interdisciplinary research on building resilient communities. Learn more and apply. Application deadline extened: April 12.

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. 

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. 


Jobs  

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.

Faculty

  • The University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position (R96928) at the rank of assistant or associate professor, beginning August 2019, in any area of civil engineering. Learn more and apply

Full-time

  • 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.  
  • ODOT seeks to hire a pavement design specialist – associate in engineering 2 (REQ-5645) in Salem, Oregon. Learn more and apply. Applications close April 15. 
  • ODOT seeks to hire an assistant pavement design engineer – professional engineer 1 (REQ-5579) for Salem, Oregon. Learn more and apply. Applications close April 15.
  • 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

Internships

  • 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. 

Postdoctoral

  • 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. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. There are 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. 

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