Graduate Blog

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June 5, 2019

Many of Out for Engineering's sponsors are interested in networking with and hiring Civil and Environmental Engineering students. Please see the following message from Teddy Kurkoski, Out for Engineering's Admissions Director.


Out for Undergraduate's Engineering Conference is looking for more engineering students in Civil Engineering! This year’s O4U Engineering Conference will be held at Boston Scientific in Minneapolis, Minnesota from September 27th to September 29th.

The final deadline to apply is now Sunday 6/23 at 11:59PM EST.

If you're not familiar with Out for Undergrad (O4U) or the O4U Engineering Conference, you can learn more about it on the website here: To keep it short and sweet, it is a weekend-long professional development conference for high achieving, high potential LGBTQ+ undergraduate students who are studying engineering or interested in going into engineering.


Students are admitted to attend the conference on a rolling basis. Flights and hotels are covered entirely by O4U, so if students are admitted from your college/university, they will only have to pay the $90 registration fee. We also offer fee waivers, discounts, and payment plans to students who are not able to afford the registration fee.


Please let your students know about the conference application. If you or anyone at your school has any additional questions/concerns, please feel free to reach out to me or the O4U Engineering Admissions Team at


Thank you so much for your time, and have a great day!



Teddy Kurkoski

O4U Engineering Admissions Director


June 5, 2019

Grainger College of Engineering is hiring for Registration Assistants.  Students looking for summer employment or extra hours can apply using the link below.

Apply at or see Handshake post.


June 3, 2019

Students may be released from their obligation to pay ALL tuition and fees by canceling their S2, S2A, or S1 Independent Study registration by June 9, 2019 if they are not registered for any other summer courses. Completed Withdrawal/Cancellation forms must be received in the Graduate College by 5 p.m. June 7, 2019, the last business day before instruction begins for these terms.

It is important to remember that there are many different summer deadlines because students may attend different sessions of the summer term. If you are considering making changes to your summer registration, please check the registration deadlines for the parts of term in which you are registered. For academic and registration deadlines for Summer 2019, visit the following websites:

Summer 2019 Refund Schedule Summer 2019 Withdrawal Schedule Summer 2019 Academic Calendar
May 30, 2019

Professor K.M. Liew (former Head of the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at City University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and his colleague there, Professor SM Lo, will be visiting Newmark Lab this coming Monday, 3 June.  Their principal objective is to meet CEE candidates for faculty positions at CUHK.  They are interested in meeting recent, or upcoming CEE PhD graduates in all disciplines of CEE, but with particular interest in environmental engineering, hydrology, and railway engineering.

They will be available to meet faculty, graduate students, and post-docs all day Monday.

Here are links to their respective webpages:

K.M. Liew  <>
S.M. Lo <>

If you wish to meet them, please visit the following Google doc and sign up for a time slot:

Please contact CEE Professor Chris Barkan <> if you have any questions.

May 29, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 12:30 - 5 p.m., Levis Faculty Center

Register now for the annual Faculty Job Search Retreat! This special, half-day event that will get you ready to approach your search strategically. It will feature a variety of hands-on activities (on cover letters, recommendations, and more) and a panel of faculty from a wide range of institutions. Get more information at