Graduate Blog

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March 28, 2016

Medical crowdfunding campaigns refer to online fundraising campaigns that are specifically created to raise funds for medical expenses on crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe, GiveForward, or YouCaring etc. We are looking for participants for approximately 50-minute interview study. The study aims at uncovering social support opportunities in medical crowdfunding campaigns. Participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift card in compensation for participating in this study.

We are seeking participants who:

  • must be 18 years or older.
  • must meet at least one of the following criteria.
    • Fundraisers who have raised money by organizing a medical crowdfunding campaign
    • Supporters who have donated money or helped publicize a medical crowdfunding campaign on social media$10 Amazon gift cardIf you are interested in participating in this study, please sign up for the study

    Please contact Jennifer Kim ( if you have more questions about this study. 

  • Compensation: $10 Amazon gift card

  • If you are interested in participating in this study, please sign up for the study

    Please contact Jennifer Kim ( if you have more questions about this study.

March 24, 2016

In the spirit of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, the CEE department will host a reception on Friday, April 8 from 8:00-9:00 am in the first floor Yeh Student Center. Stop by for donuts and juice (while they last) before going to class!

Please see this link for more campuswide activities surrounding Grad Student Appreciation Week


March 24, 2016

NPRE 402 is a popular course across Engineering and related College majors.  Please encourage interested students to consider taking it this summer.  This course is offered every fall/spring and fills to capacity every semester.  We do not keep a wait list and every fall/spring have to turn students away.  This is an opportunity for students here in the summer to get in the course who otherwise might not.

NPRE 402 Nuclear Power Engineering

Credit:  3 UG or 4 GRAD hours

Taught by Professor Magdi Ragheb

Meets June 13 – Aug 4; MWF 10:00 – 11:50; 103 Talbot Lab

Principles of utilization of fission energy in nuclear power engineering; includes such topics as fission processes and controlled chain reactions; nuclear reactor types, design principles, and operational characteristics;  power reactor design criteria; radiation hazards and radioactive waste treatment; economics; other applications such as propulsion and research reactors.

March 24, 2016

The Jo Daviess County Highway Department is looking for a Staff Engineer to aid the County Engineer in planning, organizing, supervising, and coordinating the project design and implementation functions of the county highway dept. under the direction of the county engineer. Contact Jamie Evans for more information 

Download Job Description Staff Engineer 1

Thank You,

Jamie Evans

Office Manager

Jo Daviess County Highway Dept.

1 Commercial Drive, Suite 3

Hanover, IL 61041

Ph: 815-591-2337

Fax: 815-591-2728


March 23, 2016

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is interested in partnering with Illinois faculty through the DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. SCGSR enables graduate students to perform research at LLNL and other national laboratories. If faculty are interested in engaging with LLNL through SCGSR, please contact Dr. Don Takehara ( ) in the Office of Research or contact LLNL directly (Dr. Anantha Krishnan - ). Graduate students need to apply by May 11, 2016. Detailed information about SCGSR and access to the online application system, can be found at:  The priority research areas are listed at: