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DRC Testing Accommodations

*All campus building are closed until further notice. Students should work directly with their professor/DRC counselor to make sure their accommodations are met remotely, and when we resume in person classes, we will move back to the process outlined below*

All accommodated tests should be scheduled during the first week of term through either the Learning Center's Testing Center or the CEE & MME (CEME) Testing Center.

Learning Center's Testing Center: Schedule through https://www.pdx.edu/tutoring/testing-center

CEME Testing Center: Schedule online: cemetesting.youcanbook.me

Please note the following policy with regards to the CEME Testing Center:

  • The CEME Testing Center is only available to students enrolled in CEE, MME, or EAS courses.
  • The CEME Testing Center will only proctor exams for students who have DRC accommodations and/or emergency situations (with instructor approval), and we will require a copy of your DRC accommodation letter to complete your booking.
  • The CEME Testing Center requires all bookings to be requested at least 7 days prior to the exam date; we may not be able to proctor your exam if notice is less than 7 days.
  • All proctored exam dates and times must be approved by your instructor prior to booking.

Please contact cemetesting@pdx.edu with any questions.

Upcoming events

Friday Transportation Seminar: Oregon Walks Pedestrian Crash…

We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-…
Add to my Calendar 2021-04-23 11:30:00 2021-04-23 12:30:00 Friday Transportation Seminar: Oregon Walks Pedestrian Crash Report: Causes, Effects, and Recommendations We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Until further notice, all live events hosted by TREC will be online only. Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. REGISTER HERE THE TOPIC Perhaps you’ve seen a public meeting about pedestrian safety (or infrastructure projects) deteriorate into speculation about texting pedestrians or drunk drivers. What do the data say? The Oregon Walks Pedestrian Crash Report reviews police reports and available information for all 48 fatal pedestrian crashes in Portland from 2017-2019. The authors will summarize their most notable findings relating to infrastructure, other systemic factors, equity and the information that the public receives about crashes. Participants may wish to review the report or articles describing it to prepare for a robust discussion: You’re Driving Too Damn Fast, Willamette Week, March 17, 2021 Oregon Walks releases landmark report on fatal pedestrian crashes, BikePortland, March 17, 2021 The authors will welcome participants’ questions and suggestions about how to improve the report, which is in its first release. The complete dataset is available upon request (please email scott[at]forumlawgroup.com). KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS Most fatal pedestrian crashes in Portland cannot be attributed to traditional crash factors, such as intoxication or distraction. Operation of streets as fast, wide, poorly-lit, multi-lane roads through neighborhoods predictably results in deaths of people walking and using mobility devices. Fatal pedestrian crashes occur disproportionately in East Portland, and disproportionately kill Black Portlanders, elders, people experiencing houselessness, and people with ADA disabilities, among others. Media and police reports focus on which participant was at fault, and generally ignore the infrastructure and systemic failures that are common to many fatal pedestrian crashes in Portland. SPEAKERS  Ashton Simpson, Executive Director, Oregon Walks Ashton is a community organizer, former U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Technician, and a graduate of PSU’s Community Development undergraduate program. In his most recent role at The Rosewood Initiative, he served as Community Asset Director, providing planning expertise for under-resourced neighborhoods. As a progressive Black man growing up in Houston, and now living in Portland, he has seen firsthand the unequal development present in our pedestrian infrastructure, and the dangers this presents for vulnerable communities. Scott Kocher, Board Liaison, Oregon Walks Legislative and Policy Advisory Committee Scott Kocher joined the Oregon Walks Board in September 2014. He is a native Oregonian and a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. He worked as an attorney at Oregon's largest law firm from 2001 to 2006, when he became a partner of Vangelisti Kocher LLP. He established Forum Law Group in 2013. Scott also holds a top rating of 10.0 from the non-paid attorney rating site, avvo.com. Scott served on Portland's Pedestrian Advisory Committee for a number of years, stepping down recently. Scott is the Board Liaison to Oregon Walks' Legislative and Policy Advisory Committee. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance. LEARN MORE Photo courtesy of Oregon Metro Sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates. The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education. Register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o47H87PgS7aiwvEkiSrMrg asktrec@pdx.edu asktrec@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Ph.D. Defense Announcement: Milad Souri

The CEE Department is pleased to announce Milad Souri's Ph.D. Defense: "Development of a Design Guideline for Pile Foundations Subjected to…
Add to my Calendar 2021-04-23 12:00:00 2021-04-23 13:00:00 Ph.D. Defense Announcement: Milad Souri The CEE Department is pleased to announce Milad Souri's Ph.D. Defense: "Development of a Design Guideline for Pile Foundations Subjected to Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Spreading" Date: Friday, April 23rd, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM Zoom link: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/4506931284 Advisor: Dr. Arash Khosravifar Abstract: Pile-supported wharves subjected to earthquake motions should be designed to accommodate inertial loads imposed at pile head from the superstructure as well as the kinematic loads imposed on piles from the lateral ground deformations. In this research, the interaction of inertial and kinematic demands is investigated using data from five centrifuge tests on pile-supported wharves in conjunction with equivalent static analysis and a nonlinear dynamic model. The analysis results were used to refine existing guidelines for design of pile-supported wharves subjected to liquefaction induced lateral spreading. This event will be hosted virtually on Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/4506931284 CEE staff at ceedept@pdx.edu CEE staff at ceedept@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

CEE OPEN OFFICE ZOOM HOUR

The CEE Department will be hosting an open zoom hour spring term on Fridays from 12:30-1:30 PM starting April 2nd and ending on June 4th. This hour-…
Add to my Calendar 2021-04-23 19:30:00 2021-04-16 19:17:46 CEE OPEN OFFICE ZOOM HOUR The CEE Department will be hosting an open zoom hour spring term on Fridays from 12:30-1:30 PM starting April 2nd and ending on June 4th. This hour-long event is open to all CEE undergraduate and graduate students that would like to say hello, see a face, ask a question, or just chat about your day. We miss seeing you at the front desk and would like to provide this virtual event as an opportunity to see and hear from you! CEE Staff Kiley Melicker and Sam Parsons will be hosting the event, with occasional visits from Department Manager Sarah Phillips and Department Chair Chris Monsere. We look forward to seeing you there! -CEE Department Zoom link: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/85955575280 CEE Staff at ceedept@pdx.edu CEE Staff at ceedept@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Friday Transportation Seminar: Transportation and Gentrification…

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Add to my Calendar 2021-05-07 11:30:00 2021-05-07 12:30:00 Friday Transportation Seminar: Transportation and Gentrification: Impacts on Low-income Black Households in Portland We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Until further notice, all live events hosted by TREC will be online only. Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. REGISTER HERE THE TOPIC Portland’s Black population has been heavily impacted by gentrification in the historic Albina community. Nearly half of Portland’s Black population lives in the area east of 82nd Ave, known as East Portland. This has had substantial impacts on both Black households that can continue living in Albina and those living in East Portland. The suburban-esque built environment of East Portland makes it difficult to get around and reach basic necessities. Those living in Albina have taken on exorbitant rents. Both groups suffer from a geographic divide that has made it difficult to rely on family and friends for basic needs like childcare and fulfilling social needs. This seminar will walk through those difficulties as found through a qualitative study of 27 low-income Black households in Portland. It also highlights the difficulties those households faced using various modes of transportation, why they chose the modes they did, and how they coped with their mode choices. KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES Learn about the need to consider all a household’s needs when planning transportation; Learn about the experiences of low-income Black households on various modes of transport; Learn about how even a 5-10 mile geographic divide can impact low-income Black household’s ability to make ends meet and how transportation is a large part of that. THE RESEARCH Supported by a fellowship from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), Steven Howland of Portland State University focused his doctoral research on examining the impacts of gentrification on transportation and social support for black working-poor families in Portland. Read more about the project: Suburban Black Poverty in East Portland: The Role of Transportation in Making Ends Meet. SPEAKER  Steven Howland, Portland State University Steven Howland has a Ph.D. in Urban Studies from Portland State University where he focused on economic development, housing, and their intersection with transportation. Currently, Steven is an Assistant Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. At the Federal Reserve, he conducts research for the community development team with a focusing on housing, jobs, digital divide, entrepreneurship, and access to credit. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance. LEARN MORE Photo by Cait McCusker Sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates. The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education. Register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_76iOSQAPRFCOkxDytXqBmw asktrec@pdx.edu asktrec@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public