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November 19, 2020

Join the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at Illinois for the annual Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) Conference. STEM leaders in academia and industry alike will share their insights on pursuing diverse career paths beginning with a graduate degree. This year's conference is virtual, but will still include panel discussions and breakout sessions to facilitate one-on-one interactions with these speakers and promote the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience. Come fuel your inspiration to excel in your field, motivation to complete your graduate degree, and passion for making an impact on the world. 

Registration is filling up quickly and will close on December 4th, 2020, or when we reach capacity, so register today to secure your spot! Attendees this year will receive all conference swag (t-shirts, gift cards, etc.) prior to the conference. Please contact Zeynep Ayla (westemattendees@gmail.com) with any questions. Learn more and register at: westem.engineering.illinois.edu/westem2021  

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November 19, 2020

  The Structural Engineers Foundation (SEF) is proud to offer a grant to partially fund research efforts in the structural engineering or related fields for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The SEF recognizes the importance of research to the future of the structural engineering field and profession and offers this grant to provide assistance in a selected research endeavor.  The offered grant is a one-time, fixed sum of $2500.

 

Please make sure your outstanding engineering students are aware of this program. Grant applications must be received by Friday, January 1, 2021.  Winners will be notified by February 1, 2021.

 

The SEF was established in late 1993 in recognition of the 75th birthday of the Structural Engineering Act of Illinois.  It was set up to provide financial support for the educational and charitable activities of the structural engineering profession, including items like scholarships, honoraria for lecturers and research grants.  The Foundation is funded by individual engineers, engineering firms and other businesses and organizations associated with engineering and construction.  SEF is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service and contributions are tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by tax laws.

Please see attached info.

 

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November 17, 2020

Announcing a tenure-track faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering at Iowa State University. Hiring at the rank of Assistant, Associate Professor or Full Professor. Targeted areas of interest include but are not limited to; sustainability, geo-hazard mitigation, risk assessment/reliability, geo-construction, image analysis, computational geotechnics, and critical infrastructure systems.

Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2020; the position will close to applicants at the end of the day on January 4, 2021. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at jobs.iastate.edu.

https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/IowaStateJobs/job/Ames-IA/CCEE---Assis...

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November 16, 2020

On Wednesday November 18th at 12 PM Central, CEF is hosting the first of its Engineering Spotlight series of  discussions: Healthy Building Design, Construction, and Operation During COVID-19. The event will feature three industry experts hosting a dynamic conversation about:

• Design of new facilities, post-pandemic
• Redesign of existing facilities for transmission reduction
• Fast-track execution during a pandemic
• Planning and construction during and after pandemics
• Electrostatic disinfection and NanoSeptic technologies
• Reopening and ongoing high touch cleaning

We believe this discussion might be particularly enlightening and interesting for CEE students as we continue to adjust to a post-pandemic world. Participation is free for all students, but $20/person otherwise. More information is available here: https://bit.ly/3f6VU5p , and in the flyer below. 

 

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November 16, 2020

ACI welcomes everyone to attend its third general meeting; Robert Rodden will be presenting a talk titled "Powering Past "We've Always Done It This Way." In essence, the session aims to make current students aware of the roles that one can play in advancing the industry further.

The meeting is set to happen over Zoom on November 19, 2020, at 6 pm. The link to the Zoom meeting is listed in the flyer, as well as below:
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/98424781984?pwd=U21iOWdKdURWdE9KcmwzTFhpaGtCZz09

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