Graduate Blog

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November 13, 2017

The safewater scholarship by ISAWWA for the 2018-19 academic year is awarded to select students with a water-related education in a four year college/ graduate/doctoral program. The application deadline is January  1, 2018.
UIUC Contact: Lakshmi Panchagnula;

Link for detailed information:


November 13, 2017

The Village of Hoffman Estates, located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago,  is currently seeking qualified students for our  Summer Civil Engineering Internship Program. Please see enclosed info.


November 13, 2017

The Avery Brundage Scholarship is for graduate or undergraduate students who demonstrate excellence both in academic pursuits and athletic endeavors. Please see attached flyer for more info.


November 10, 2017

We are looking for exceptional graduate students and postdocs to speak at the 13th Annual Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) Student Conference, scheduled for February 21-23, 2018 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The conference includes an opening plenary talk, technical sessions with keynote speakers from both academia and industry, invited speakers from other top universities, as well as student presentations from UIUC. There is also a poster session for those not wishing to present a talk, and a robotics session for researchers who wish to provide a live demonstration. Awards will be given to best presenters.

Speakers this year include Eric Horvitz (Director of Microsoft Research), Allen Tannenbaum (SUNY Stony Brook), Vivienne Sze (MIT), Avrim Blum (TTIC), and Esteban Real (Google Brain).  This year’s conference includes sessions on theoretical and applied machine learning, decision and control, and information processing in hardware. CSL is a multi- and inter-disciplinary research community and as such we invite and encourage abstract submissions from any topic related to the ones listed on the attached flyer. 

More information, as well as abstract submission page, can be found at If you would like to give a 15-20 minute talk at our conference, please apply by submitting a one-page abstract by December 11, 2017.

Don’t miss out this excellent opportunity for you to showcase your research and meet top researchers and students!

Please feel welcome to contact Tarek Sakakini ( or James Schmidt ( with comments or questions about the conference.


Tarek Sakakini and James Schmidt

General  Co-Chairs, CSL Student Conference 2018

November 10, 2017

November 16, 2017

12:00 – 12:50 p.m., 2312 Newmark Lab-Yeh Center

Everyone is welcome

Advancing biocatalytic technologies for treatment of perchlorate in drinking water

Justin M. Hutchison

Advisor:  Julie L. Zilles


Linking Ammonia Emissions from Chemical Fertilizers to Air Quality

Srinidhi Balasubramanian

Advisors: Sotiria Koloutsou-Vakakis and Mark J. Rood