Graduate Blog

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

February 17, 2020

Stantec, Inc. will be hosting its annual open house on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  We would like to invite all undergraduate (sophomores, juniors and seniors – Mechanical, Electrical, Civil/Structural, Geotechnical, Transportation Engineering majors) and graduate students interested in engineering to come out to our downtown Chicago office and participate. Please see flyer for more info.


February 14, 2020

Please find attached a flyer regarding summer intern opportunities with HOK in St. Louis, Missouri.   Students can contact Gabe Garret directly (his contact information is on the flyer) or apply online.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Our 1,800 people collaborate across a network of 24 offices on three continents.  We design buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. Our engineers work across every major building type and provide expert guidance across a spectrum of services including structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire-protection engineering as well as facade design and analysis, IT and electronic systems, and building physics.

Structural Engineering Student Intern Job Posting


February 14, 2020

PhD Final Defense – Robbie Damiani

Modification of Crumb Rubber Cement Interface and its
Effect on Strength and Viscoelastic Properties

Advisors:  Prof. David A Lange and Prof. Paramita Mondal (UDelaware)

Date:  Tuesday February 18, 2020 at 9:00 am

Location:  2117 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory


February 13, 2020

PhD Final Defense – Louis Bartels
Advisor: Professor Liang Y. Liu, Ph.D.
Date: Wednesday, March 25th, 10:30am
Location: Newmark Rm 2117

Web link for public viewing


February 10, 2020

The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking interested graduate students to serve as judges for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) to be held on Thursday, April 30 at the Illini Union. As a judge, you will be asked to evaluate a small group of presentations and will help determine award winners for the event.  We hope you will find value in helping us foster a culture of discovery on this campus and participating in this celebration of student innovation and excellence.