Graduate Blog

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April 3, 2017

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), Illinois-Iowa Water Science Center will soon be filling a Student Trainee (Hydrology) position. We are interested in recruiting a student who will be in their first, second, third, or fourth year of undergrad, or first year of graduate college during the Fall 2017 semester. This student will possess a high degree of motivation and will be majoring in a STEM related degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). Please see attached document for details.


April 3, 2017

UPDATED--We need to change the date for this event due to the rain that is forecasted for this Wednesday.  The Engineering Grad Student Group Photo and cookies will now be this Friday, April 7th at 4:30 pm. 

April 3, 2017

Applicants must be enrolled full time in an accredited U.S. college or university; be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in civil, geotechnical engineering or other related deep foundations curriculum; or an undergraduate degree in construction management; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.   In addition, they must demonstrate interest in the deep foundation industry and have financial need.  There are several scholarships available ranging from  $2,000 to $5,000 each.   Applicants need to submit only one application and they will be considered for all available scholarships.   The awards can be used for tuition, fees, books and/or educational living expenses. 

The application period is now open.   The deadline for submission is May 15, 2017.

For more detailed instructions, and to apply, go to At Large Application.   Application, essay, and resume, are accepted online only.     Transcript and letters of recommendation must be sent by mail.   All materials must be received by the above deadline.

For more information on the DFI Educational Trust, visit

Emilio S. Fandino, J.D. | Trust Administrator

DFI Educational Trust | 326 Lafayette Avenue |Hawthorne, NJ 07506 USA

Phone: 973-423-4030 | Fax: 973-423-4031| |

April 3, 2017

In celebration of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, the CEE dept will host an informal donut reception on Friday, April 7 at 8:30am in the first floor Yeh Center. Please join us!

March 30, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017 | 4 to 5:30 PM | NCSA Lobby | RSVP

Engineering at Illinois is where the education and research infrastructure of the 21st century is built.  Our graduate students are the best and brightest in the nation, trained to do the impossible every day for the good of humanity and the world we live in.

Their success and impact reflect on Illinois long after graduation.

Join us for a poster session on Friday, April 14, from 4-5:30 pm in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Lobby as we celebrate the achievements and future career goals of the graduate students participating in the 2016-17 Illinois Female Engineering in Academia Training (iFEAT) and the Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) programs.

Opening remarks will be given by Rohit Bhargava, Founder Professor in Bioengineering and Bliss Faculty Scholar, and Harry Dankowicz, Associate Dean of Graduate, Professional and Online Programs. 

The iFEAT program aims to prepare and inspire female engineering doctoral student and postdocs to pursue academic careers, through participation in professional development seminars, faculty-directed individual development meetings, and peer review groups.

The MF3 program is a competitive one-year professional development program for senior engineering doctoral students that facilitates the training of the next generation of engineering faculty in research, teaching, and mentoring through workshops, seminars, and practice. 

Please RSVP by April 4, 2017.