Graduate Blog

To submit an item for the graduate blog, email Joan Christian.

August 27, 2020

Dear Student,

You are invited to participate in a National Science Foundation study (#1763288) on engineering and educational experiences related to equity and inclusion. Your responses will provide empirical evidence to help improve engineering graduate education practices, policies, and program structures. The survey is confidential, easily available online, and will only take about 15-20 minutes for you to complete. If you complete the survey, you can register to be randomly selected to receive a $20 electronic gift card. 120 participants who complete the survey will be randomly selected to receive the $20 electronic gift card.



●      Complete a 15-minute online survey



●      In the long run, you can help to boost performance and improve the retention of engineering graduate students by including your responses in the study.


To complete the survey you should open an anonymous browser to further protect your privacy such as ‘in-private’ or ‘incognito’, and then please click this link or copy/paste the URL provided:


This study is being conducted jointly at North Carolina State University and the University of Nevada, Reno, and has been approved by the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) at NCSU (IRB #12545) and UNR (IRB TBD). If you have any questions, please contact the study PIs Mary Wyer ( or Adam Kirn (


Best Wishes,


Mary Wyer, Ph.D.

Associate Department Head

Director of Graduate Programs

Department of Psychology

NC State University


Adam Kirn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Engineering Education

PRiDE Research Group, Lead Investigator
University of Nevada, Reno



August 27, 2020

SEGSO is organizing a Structural Engineering Professional Panel (see attached flyer) where representatives from important structural engineering firms will give a summary of their company and students will be able to ask questions. The event is happening on Friday Sep 18, from 10 am to 12 pm. Please RSVP to the event here:


August 25, 2020

CEE at Illinois Fall 2020 Virtual Job Fair Student Guide

Welcome to the Students Guide for the CEE at Illinois Virtual Job Fair, hosted on the vFairs platform. This guide will help you during the registration process as well as during the event.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Keely Ashman at

Virtual Job Fair URL:


August 24, 2020

The mission of the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) is to promote diversity in graduate education in engineering and science to enable innovative and creative solutions to the future technical challenges of society. GradSWE is a support community and advocate for graduate women in engineering and for undergraduate women interested in pursuing graduate studies in engineering. We encourage women to pursue graduate school, support them throughout their graduate education, and help prepare them for their future careers after they complete their degree. GradSWE provides events that cater to the needs of graduate students and undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate school.

Info Session: 3rd September at 5 pm
Lunch: 10th September

See flyer for more info


August 24, 2020
Fall 2020 10th Day Registration Deadlines

By the 10th Day of Classes, September 4, graduate students should be correctly registered for Fall 2020. It is important to check your registration before this date on Self Service to make sure your registration is correct. September 4 is the last day to submit a form to elect to audit a semester course, the last day to submit a form to elect to register "in Absentia," the last day to add a semester course via Self-Service, and the last day to drop a semester course and receive a refund if reducing assessment range.