Logan Smesrud (H.B.S. Environmental Engineering, 2017) is serving as a high school physics teacher with the Peace Corps in Mozambique. You can follow her international journey through service on her blog, “Logan in Mozambique.”


Undergraduate research opportunity: Oregon State’s Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative is offering a limited number of funded summer research experiences for undergraduates (REU). Underrepresented and minority students are highly encouraged to apply. The 10-week program includes a $4,500 stipend. Find out more and apply through the Clean Water Initiative website. Deadline to apply is March 31.

Student design competition: Interested in exploring a career in the clean water industry? Excited to apply your design skills on solving a real-world engineering or environmental challenge? The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) is sponsoring its annual Student Design Competition. Teams from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho colleges and universities are eligible to compete. Winning teams are provided a stipend (up to $5,290) to attend the annual WEFTEC conference and compete in the Water Environment Federation (WEF) National Student Design Competition. Deadline for written submissions is April 22. Download the official competition packet and entry form.

K-12 outreach: The final Family Science and Engineering Night for this term will take place Thursday, March 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Clear Lake Elementary in Salem. Volunteers are needed. (No experience necessary, will train!) Dr. Skip will send a Doodle poll to determine participation and van pool arrangements.


Water research symposium: The Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium, hosted by the Oregon State University Hydrophiles, will take place April 8-9 at CH2M Hill Alumni Center. This two-day conference highlights outstanding student research in the fields of water resources science, engineering, and policy. Current graduate and undergraduate students conducting freshwater-related research in any field are invited for presentations. This conference is open to anyone to attend. Full details, including registration and sponsorship information, are available on the symposium website.


Relay for Life: The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser is Friday, May 17. Last year, the CBEE Student Club/BMES team was one of the top teams on campus, bringing in $1,200. Join this year’s team at The participation fee is $15. (If the fee is all that’s stopping you from participating, email Direct all other questions to the CBEE Outreach Coordinator, Mónika Hoke at


Today’s research seminar: This week’s seminar features presentations from Ehsan Taghizadeh, a doctoral student in chemical engineering, and Mark Surette, a doctoral candidate in environmental engineering. Taghizadeh will present “Preasymptotic Taylor dispersion: Evolution from the initial condition.” Surette will present “The Impact of Surface Coatings on the Environmental Fate of Engineered Nanomaterials.” Today’s seminar will take place at 4 p.m. in Bexell 416.


Environmental engineering internship: Geosyntec is seeking a student intern to join its office in Portland for 12 weeks in the summer of 2019. This is an ideal position for a currently enrolled student or student between undergraduate and graduate school who is looking for limited-term work in a dynamic environmental consulting setting. Apply online.

Advanced polymers REU: The University of Alabama is offering an NSF-supported Research Experience for Undergraduates in “Interdisciplinary Application of Advanced Polymers for Engineering Innovations.” The 10-week program runs May 20 through July 6 and includes on-campus housing and a $5,000 stipend. Early bird deadline is March 25. Full details and application information are available online.  

COE Student Career Assistants: 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.

Engineering Job Club (Online Version): Spring term is nearly 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 in Handshake.


CBEE career advising: Contact Josefine Fleetwood, industry relations coordinator, at to schedule a career advising appointment.

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