Graduate Blog

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March 12, 2020

This is an online only course offered in Summer 2020 to senior undergraduate and graduate students. Emphasis is placed on both the fundamental and practical engineering aspects of the finite element method.

The objectives of this course are:

Introduce the fundamental concepts of the finite element method (direct method, variational methods, weighted residual method, …) Review the elements most commonly used in static structural analysis (global and isoparametric elements, 3-D, plane stress/strain, beam, truss, plates, shells, ...) Discuss the use of finite elements in time-dependent problems Develop an actual finite element code to solve a structural problem Introduce a commercial finite element package (ABAQUS)

Instructor: Prof. Huck Beng Chew



March 9, 2020

PhD Final Defense – Andres F. Prada

The effect of turbulence on survival, dispersal, and swimming behavior of grass carp eggs and larvae.

Advisor: Professor Rafael Tinoco

Date: Thursday April 9th, 9:00am

Location: Grainger Engineering Library Room 329



March 9, 2020
Spring 2020 Upcoming Registration Deadline

March 13 is the last day to drop a semester course online via Self-Service, and March 13 is the last day to submit a form to add or drop a Part of Term A course with approval (a "W" is recorded).

Spring 2020 Curriculum Changes

Friday, April 3 is the last day to change your curriculum for the current term. This includes adding or dropping a campus approved minor or concentration. Please check your student program information in Self-Service to verify your program information is listed correctly. Information on how to change your curriculum is available online. 


March 9, 2020

If you are planning to graduate this May, use this checklist to help you complete the required steps and learn about the convocation ceremonies that are held in May. 

March 5, 2020

The Illini Science Policy Fellowship is an opportunity to explore public service careers that make a positive impact in Illinois, solving critical issues in food, economy, environment, community, and health. Fellows work with hosts in government agencies and legislative offices on substantive and emerging issues of public concern, supported by mentorship that fast-tracks their growth and professional development. The 2020 hosts are:

Representative Camille Lilly and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Senator Omar Aquino and the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Meat and Poultry Inspection Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Broadband (2 positions available) Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology, Education Group Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Resource Conservation (2 positions available)

To be eligible, Applicants must be completing an advanced degree (e.g. Masters, Doctoral, J.D.) from UIUC between Sept 1, 2019 and Aug 31, 2020. View full application and position details.

Applications due March 16.