For April 8-12, 2019

News

David Hurwitz, associate professor of transportation engineering, received the 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Pacific Northwest section of ASEE. The award, which focuses on outstanding classroom performance, recognizes teachers of engineering and engineering technology students and serves as an incentive to make further significant contributions to teaching. The Pacific Northwest section includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan). Only one ASEE member educator is recognized annually from these six states and three provinces.

The OSU ASCE Student Chapter received Letter of Honorable Mention from the ASCE Committee on Student Members for its outstanding activities as recorded in the 2018 chapter annual report. Only the top third of all ASCE student organizations receive this recognition. 


Events

Student Chapter and Speaker Meetings

  • Monday, April 8, 6 p.m., Kearney 212, AGC Student Chapter Speaker Meeting featuring BNBuilders. Free dinner served.
  • Monday, April 8, 5 to 6 p.m., Kearney 311 (Library), EERI General Meeting. Attendees will discuss EERI's mission and events we have planned for spring term. There will be several short presentations from graduate students doing research in the field of earthquake engineering. All are welcome. Food provided. 
  • Tuesday, April 9, 6 to 7 p.m., Langton Hall, Room 301, EERI fundraiser yoga class. Join us for an hour of intense movement and peace. EERI will hosting a vinyasa yoga and meditation class taught by our very own VP. The cost of the class is $5. All the proceeds go toward our work in the community and around Oregon State. 
  • Thursday, April 18, 5 to 6 p.m., Kearney 311 (Library), EERI Speaker Meeting, “Alaskan Earthquake Investigation,” presented by Armin Stuedlein, associate professor of geotechnical engineering. Stuedlein will speak about the earthquake investigation he worked on in Alaska. Food provided. 
  • Thursday, April 25, 5 to 6 p.m., Kearney 305, EERI Speaker Meeting featuring Michael Olsen, associate professor of geomatics. Join us for a fascinating presentation on the future of reconnaissance-based natural hazards research. 
  • Thursday, May 2, noon to 1:30pm, Kearney 205, EERI Speaker Meeting featuring John Hooper, Friedman Family Fellow of Magnusson Klemencic Associates. Hooper is nationally recognized for his work in the advancement of seismic design and his role in building code development. Do not miss out on this rare opportunity to hear a giant of the engineering world!

Interviews

  • Tuesday, April 9, BNBuilders. To interview, bring an updated copy of your resume to their speaker meeting on Monday, April 8. 

Thesis Defense

  • Monday, April, 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kearney 311, PhD Thesis Defense, Mohammed Asaad Mohammed, “Finite Element Modeling Strategies for Seismic Collapse Assessment of Non-planer Slender Reinforced Concrete Structural Wall Resisting Systems.” Major advisor: Andre Barbosa, associate professor of structural engineering. Committee Members: Michael Scott, professor of structural engineering; Judy Liu, professor of structural engineering; Erica Fischer, assistant professor of structural engineering. GCR: Wade Marcum, associate school head, associate professor of nuclear engineering. Open to the public. 

General Events, Lectures

  • Thursday, April 11, 6 p.m., KEC 1001, the Graduate Committee of the Society of Women Engineers evening with Niv Sundaram, Senior Director of Engineering at Intel in the Data Center Group and creator of Say What Comics! Niv will share how she has leveraged her love of comic strip writing to facilitate uncomfortable conversations on race, gender, and bias, and used comics as a powerful tool to educate and build trust more effectively than typical training sessions. She will also discuss strategies for building a career in tech and leadership development. Come with questions. A lightly catered reception will follow Niv's presentation.  
  • Thursday, April 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Johnson Hall 124, and 5 to 6 p.m., Johnson Hall 221, DOE NETL Student Info Sessions. The presentation will focus on student programs available at the U.S. Department of Energy including the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (summer), NETL student programs (year-round), Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (year-round), and DOE Scholars (summer). 
  • 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). 

Summer registration begins on Sunday, April 14 at 12:01 a.m. No PIN required. Registration opens to all students at the same time, so register for summer sessions early as some fill quickly. 

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.

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. 

New! CI Student Days is a program designed for civil engineering/construction management students to learn more about the construction engineering industry. This unique program brings classroom lessons to life and allows students to participate in on-the-job-experience. Students will work in teams to solve a real-world construction challenge and present their plan to corporate recruiters and CI Board Members. A winning team (cash prizes included!) will be selected based on their overall proposal and presentation. Other opportunities throughout the weekend include a resume review, Networking Dinner, and Team-Building Event. CI Student Days will be held in Arlington, VA, July 19-23, 2019. Travel and accommodation be fully covered. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: April 15, 2019. 

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.

New! Each year the American Public Works Association (APWA) Oregon Chapter Scholastic Foundation awards scholarships to civil engineering students at the Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University and Portland State University. The scholarships were established to recognize and financially assist civil engineering students who are interested in pursuing a career in the broad field of public works. Learn more and apply. Department recommendations and supporting biographical data and transcripts must be submitted to the APWA Scholarship Committee by May 8. 

New! The DFI Educational Trust, the charitable arm of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), announces the availability of scholarships in 2019 under its At-Large Scholarship Program. Learn more and apply. For more information on the DFI Educational Trust, visit dfitrust.org. Application deadline: May 15. 

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. 

New! The Asian American Architects and Engineers (AAa/e) Foundation seeks students, recent graduates, and higher education programs to apply for scholarship and grant opportunities. Last year, they awarded $32,500 in scholarships. All winners must attend the awards banquet on October 3. Learn more and apply at aaae.ngo/scholarship. If you have questions, contact info@aaae.ngo. Application deadline: May 24. 

New! The Personal Robotics Group seeks study participants to help further their research on how distraction can affect the outcome of tasks. We are looking for any adult who is willing to spend about an hour completing simple tasks and who is not allergic to cocoa powder. This will take place in Corvallis. To compensate you for your time, you will be given $10 in cash at the end of the study. Your time, experience, and survey feedback will contribute to our understanding of how distractions can change the outcome and enjoyment of tasks. Research Study Name: Distraction and Focus During Task Completion. Principal Investigator: Bill Smart, professor of mechanical engineering. If you are interested, complete this form with your availabilities at bit.ly/2AHXMyq. If you have questions or concerns, email techusestudy@googlegroups.com


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.

Full-time

  • Granite Construction seeks to hire one to two full-time project engineers for their Portland, Oregong/Vancouver, Washington-based office. For more information and to apply, send an updated resume to Paul Harding.  
  • HDR seeks to hire a roadway EIT. Learn more and apply. If you have questions, contact Spenser Hays
  • Knife River Materials – Southern Oregon Division seeks to hire a project engineer for their Medford, Oregon Operations. Learn more and apply. jobs.mdu.com. If you have questions, contact MaryBeth.Riley@kniferiver.com.
  • Lancaster Engineering seeks to hire a transportation analyst for their Portland office. Learn more and apply
  • Northbank Civil & Marine seeks CE and CEM candidates to fill a full-time position, as well as an internship position to work at the Bonneville Dam this summer. To apply send your resume to Kainan Bodenlos.
  • OEG seeks to hire new employees. Learn more and apply.
  • The Oregon Department of Transportation has a current opening in the Transportation Planning Analysis Unit located in Salem, Oregon. The PE Engineer-track position is in the field of modeling and analysis with opportunities to apply travel models, analysis and big data to evaluate short and long-term transportation needs and solutions. Learn more and apply for the Associate in Engineering 2 – Transportation Analyst. Applications close April 24. 
  • The Oregon State Marine Board in Salem, Oregon seeks to hire a boating facilities designer. Learn more and apply for the Facilities Designer 2 position. Application deadline: April 11. 
  • PCS Structural Solutions seeks an entry-level engineer for either their Seattle or Tacoma, Washington offices. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Paige Jones
  • R-2 Contractors, Inc., a fast growing central Oregon excavation company, seeks to hire a project engineer to work with their team members to actively estimate, bid, negotiate projects and participate with contract administration. This position requires hands-on experience with subcontracts, submittals and document tracking. Proficiency in the use of common office equipment (e.g. calculators, computers, copiers, etc.) and common software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) as well as an ability to learn and use different proprietary software and internet-based programs for our federal and other agency clients is required. For more information and to apply, send an updated copy of your resume to Lindsey Staebler
  • Robertson & Olson Construction, Inc. seeks to hire project engineers and project managers with a few years of experience. To apply, send your resume to Kris Goff and Jon Sandquist.
  • Terracon seeks to hire an engineering technician I. Learn more and apply
  • W&W|AFCO Steel seeks to hire an upcoming CE or CEM graduate to work on a project in Hillsboro, Oregon. For more information and directions on how to apply, email your resume to Marcus Hopkins

Internships

  • Grade A Developers, LLC seeks to hire a junior in the CEM program to fill an open, summer internship position in Albany, Oregon. The position has the potential to develop into a permanent job. Students with heavy civil experience, including working with small excavators, skid steers, rollers, and grade checking are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send an updated resume in PDF format to Brennon Aho
  • McMillen Jacobs and Associates seeks to hire interns for this summer in the Bay Area. They are particularly interested in students with an interest for structural design and construction management for their tunneling/underground group. To apply, submit an updated resume in PDF format to Brooke Smith at careers@mcmjac.com. If you have questions, contact recent CE alumni, Jakob Walter.
  • The Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE) offers paid internships for its 10-week program this summer. Internships are open to juniors or seniors with advanced undergraduate or graduate-level training in business, economics, engineering, environmental science, green chemistry, physical science, or sustainability science. Projects address pollution prevention solutions for Oregon businesses and pair students with an industry mentor to gain hands-on experience in project development and management. Learn more and apply. For full consideration, submit your application by April 12.
  • PDG Construction Services seeks to hire an intern and a full-time construction engineer. To apply, send a copy of your resume to Ayani Ellepola to schedule an interview. 

Postdoctoral

  • The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) invites researchers to apply for an ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship provides recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research while working alongside some of the nation's best scientists and engineers. Applicants must display extraordinary ability in scientific research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders. Successful candidates will have already tackled a major scientific or engineering problem or will have provided a new approach or insight, evidenced by a recognized impact in their field. Learn more and apply

Student Jobs

  • The College of Engineering Dean’s Office seeks to hire a Student Event Assistant, who assists with planning and execution of college signature events. The position is part-time, ranging from 2-20 hours per week, with the potential for winter/spring/summer break employment. 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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