Graduate Blog

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May 1, 2020

Announcing dates for the Presidential Management Fellowship Class of 2021 Application, Assessment Preparation Guide, and resources for applicants and academia

The PMF Program Office is happy to formally announce the dates for the PMF Class of 2021 Application, which are as follows:  opening Noon (ET), Wednesday, September 30 and closing Noon (ET), Wednesday, October 14, 2020. These dates, and any updates, have been posted here: Approximately six weeks after the application closes, we expect to announce PMF Class of 2021 Finalists.

We have also released the “2021 PMF Assessment Preparation Guide” and posted it to the PMF website. The guide can be found under the “Become a PMF\Assessment Process” section at The Guide explains the 2021 PMF assessment process, includes sample questions, the process for requesting a reasonable accommodation, and identifies the system requirements for completing the on-line assessment.

Finally, we have updated many of our resources for applicants and academia and have also added some new resources. For an overview of what’s new for the upcoming 2021 Application Cycle, visit: A few of our new resources include:

The PMF Apply Brochure, posted under the “Become a PMF\Resources” section of The Academia Checklist, posted under the “Academia\Resources” section of The PMF Program Required Application Documents and Alternative Letter, posted under both of the “Resources” sections above at

In the coming months, between now and the application, we will be releasing additional resources for applicants. Please be sure to check our website for updates.

General information about the PMF Program, eligibility, how to apply, and resources, can be found under the “Become a PMF” section of our website at

Please feel free to share this message with your colleagues, friends, and anyone who you think may be interested in the PMF Program. Feel free to send your application related questions to


April 30, 2020

Job Title: Construction Materials Co-Op
Locations: Brookfield, Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin, & Neenah, Wisconsin.
Duration: Summer & Fall
Point of Contact: ALAN NINAN

Please see attachment for more info.



April 29, 2020

The students of CEE449 conducted a project throughout the spring semester, solving emerging problems in natural and engineered environmental systems including air, water, wastewater, solid and hazardous waste, and ecological systems. This year a group of students conducted a field trip in Ecuador, Puná Island that focused on Reverse Osmosis desalination and rural community drinking water quality.

The sudents of CEE449 will be hosting their design team presentation on May 5, 2020, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. CST via Zoom

Zoom ID: 164-028-317           

Password: 4492020



April 28, 2020

PhD Final Defense – Vamshi Krishna Gudipati
Target Reliability Index Optimization Framework for Building Classes
Advisor: Prof. Eun Jeong Cha
Date: Monday, May 11th, 10:00 am
Zoom Link:
Password: KRISHNA


April 28, 2020

Following are the CEE graduate courses offered this summer:

CEE 422-Construction Cost Analysis

CEE 469-Wood Structures

CEE 470-Structural Analysis

CEE 498 TBD-Tall Building Design

CEE 498 CH4-Case Histories in Infrastructure Engineering