Graduate Blog

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August 16, 2016


Campus-wide December Hooding Ceremony

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Commencement and with the support of Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson, the Graduate College will pilot a campus-wide hooding ceremony on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. – noon in Foellinger Great Hall in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Each year, approximately 500 students receive their doctoral degrees in August and December. Offering these doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to participate in a campus-wide hooding ceremony in December will help them – along with faculty mentors – to celebrate their achievement closer to the time of degree completion.

We will be communicating more details soon with units, faculty, and degree candidates.

August 15, 2016

Green Metro Planning, LLC is an engineering consulting firm located in the western suburb of Chicago, Illinois which specializes in modeling, planning, and design of municipal water, wastewater and stormwater systems. Green Metro offers students the opportunity to work directly on a large municipal wastewater collection system project through our internship program, which will last from August to December 2016 with possibility of extension for outstanding performance. Students will receive valuable on-the-job experience and an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in the civil/environmental engineering industry.

Qualifications and Experience:

- Open to graduate and undergraduate students (of junior level and above)

- Previous coursework and/or experience in hydraulics, hydrology, ArcGIS, and water resources engineering are preferred but not required

- Applicants should be motivated, responsible, and detail-oriented

Interested applicants should contact Claire He at the following address:

August 15, 2016

Phd Final Defense-Randa Asmar

Next Generation Triaxial Apparatus Using Combined Computational-Experimental Testing Framework

Advisor: Professor Youssef Hashash

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 12:00 pm

Location: NCEL 3350


August 15, 2016

Monday, August 22, 4 - 6 p.m., Illini Union, Illini rooms A, B, C, and South Lounge

Join fellow graduate students from across campus on the first day of classes to relax and chat at the Welcome Reception for New Graduate Students! Light refreshments will be served.

August 11, 2016

PhD Final Defense – Brian Hill

Asphalt Mixture Evaluation using Performance Space Diagrams, Digital Image Correlation, and Discrete Element Modeling

Advisor:  Professor William G. Buttlar

Date:  Thursday August 25th, 1:30pm

Location:  Siebel Center Room 2407