Graduate Blog

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October 7, 2019

October 22 | Noon to 1 pm | Bardeen Quad in front of Grainger Library. Join the Office of Graduate, Professional and Online Programs on Tuesday, October 22 for a pizza lunch. Bring your friends for photo opportunities with some fun Grainger Engineering props. Connect with your colleagues and celebrate the awesome achievements of our Grainger Engineering graduate students. Pizza will be served until gone.

You’re also invited to participate in the first-ever Grainger Engineering Graduate Student Scavenger Hunt. The Scavenger Hunt will start on Monday, October 21 and conclude at 5 pm on Friday, October 25. Teams will be challenged to find unique landmarks on campus and capture photos or short videos of each location using their phone. Department teams who submit all required quests will be entered into a drawing to win a large candy jar for their home department’s Graduate Programs Office. We’ll also give awards for our most creative photo and video submissions. Winners will be announced by Tuesday, October 29 by 5 pm. Sign up today at

October 3, 2019

The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department at Marquette University is pleased to announce the availability of 5 Fellowships for  people interested in studying for a Ph.D. through the Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. Applicants who demonstrate financial need and intend to pursue teaching and research careers in Water Infrastructure are invited to apply. Women and others from underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply. GAANN Fellows receive a competitive stipend and funding to cover tuition costs for up to 5 years. Fellows must be U.S. citizens or a National, or permanent resident of the U.S. or U.S. Territories. The  Fellows will receive  training and experience in both teaching and research related to wastewater, drinking water and stormwater management technologies. Fellowship start date should be January 2020 to January 2021. If interested, please contact Dr. Daniel Zitomer,

October 3, 2019

PhD Final Defense – Abbas Hassan
Risk Management of Repetitive Construction Projects
Advisor: Professor Khaled El-Rayes
Date: Tuesday November 5th, 11:00 am
Location: Grainger Library Room 329

October 2, 2019

Join the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at Illinois for the annual Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) Conference on Saturday, February 8th at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois. STEM leaders in academia and industry alike will share their insights on pursuing diverse career paths beginning with a graduate degree. 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 November 18th or when we reach capacity, so register today to secure your spot.
Contact: Hannah Lohman (

October 2, 2019

Mechanics of RandomMedia - TAM 557 - Spring 2020
Prof. Martin Ostoja-Starzewski, MechSE Department

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