Graduate Blog

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

January 24, 2018

CEE Networking Night - Registration is now open, limited to 175 students (with standing room) as the Auditorium has approximately 200 seats. 50 seats will be filled by Company Reps and Student Liaisons. The format for this event changed in Fall 2017 please read the website for more information before registration.  Companies attending are listed below.  For questions please email: Becky Stillwell, .  


Student Registration CEE Networking Night


Company Listing


Alfred Benesch & Company


Broeren-Russo Builders, Inc

Carollo Engineers

Clark Dietz


Engineering Consulting Services (ECS)

Greeley and Hansen


Kimley-Horn & Associates

Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc.

Roux Associates

Schnabel Foundation Company

Stanley Consultants, Inc.

Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc.



January 24, 2018

Entry level job opening for an Accessibility Specialist(s) at LCM Architects.  See attached a PDF for job details for both undergraduate and graduate students from the civil/environmental engineering and construction management programs at UIUC.



January 24, 2018

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has announced that it is accepting applications for the 2018-19 Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) program.  DFI offers fellowships to underrepresented graduate students who intend to teach or become administrators in higher education in the state of Illinois following graduation.  See program details here.

To be eligible, a student must be a US citizen or permanent resident, a member of an underrepresented ethnic group, a resident of the state of Illinois, in a master’s or doctoral program, able to demonstrate financial need, and able to demonstrate academic excellence.  Applicants must also commit to working full-time in higher education in the state of Illinois starting upon graduation and continuing for as many years as was supported by the fellowship.

Master’s students may receive two years of support; doctoral students may receive four years of support. IBHE has not yet finalized the stipend levels, but we anticipate ~$13,000 for new fellows and ~$15,000 for renewing fellows.  Fellowships may also qualify for tuition waivers.  For students holding up to a 50% assistantship, the fellowship may be held concurrently with the assistantship.       

Students in any discipline are eligible, and students in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. 

The deadline for students to submit applications to the Graduate College is February 16, 2018.

January 23, 2018

PhD Final Defense – Gaston Fermandois

Development and implementation of a multi-axial
real-time hybrid simulation framework

Advisor: Professor Billie F. Spencer, Jr.

Date: Wednesday February 7th, 9:00 am

Location: Newmark Civil Engineering Building Room 3218


January 23, 2018

Please see the enclosed flyer about the MBA-Engineering Grad Student Info Session on February 6