Graduate Blog

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September 17, 2019

PhD Final Defense – Yuguang Fu

Sudden-Event Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Using Wireless Smart Sensors

Advisor: Professor B.F. Spencer, Jr.

Date: Friday September 27th, 3:00pm

Location: Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, Room 3218


September 17, 2019

Sunday, October 27, is the last day for students to add themselves to the December 2019 Degree List via Student Self Service. If you intend to graduate in December 2019, make sure you are on the Degree List!

September 16, 2019

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: September 26th 2019 – 6:00PM to 9:30 PM

Where: University of Illinois – Materials Science and Engineering Building – Room 119



Other Identical courses in Illinois:

September 28 – Chicago - IIT -

If you are worried about your busy schedule or distance from the course location, fear not, as the workshop is entirely recorded and you can watch the entire recorded course online or live stream one of our webinar options here - 

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! Boost your resume up with the LEED Green Associate, the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 9000 students pass their respective exam at a 99% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and allows students to graduate with letters after their name!

This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. The USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Early-Bird Cost: $200 for students ($300 otherwise)

To register for the class please visit:

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at

September 13, 2019

This Wiki Page is a resource for students on the following:

CEE Graduate Student Advisory Committee Computer, Material and Room Reservations Travel Booking and Reimbursement Recommended Courses from students FAQ's


September 10, 2019

University of Illinois Graduate College - Dissertation Travel Grants-Due to Joan Christian in 1108 Newmark by October 7