Graduate Blog

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

March 27, 2018

Water is essential to our lives, environment, and economy. Illinois Water Day is an opportunity to be exposed to many of the water-related issues in our world and how scientists and artists are responding. Stop in for part of all of Illinois Water Day on Thursday, April 12th at the University YMCA (1001 S Wright St.)!

4:00-5:30: Experiential Learning Activities – carry your water, eat invasive Asian carp, and taste water from various central Illinois sources.

5:30-7:00: Art and Science Open House – browse an array of water-related artwork and research posters.

7:00-8:00: Grad Student Lightning Talks – listen to four Illinois graduate students tell their research stories. Topics include aquatic invasive species, eco-hydraulics, virus disinfection, and flood-resilient landscapes.

March 27, 2018

Be one out of ten participants to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card by participating in a University of Illinois Student Competition. Many employers value data science skills, so you can put them up to test in these competitions hosted by two University of Illinois Professors. Every University of Illinois student is welcome to participate, no advanced skills are required!

Competitions will take place between April 4th and April 11th. You choose how much time to spend on the competition. Register to participate before Sunday, April 1st at Only registered participants will be able to participate. Registered participants will receive follow up information via email. 


March 27, 2018

This week the UIUC National and International Scholarships Program office is holding scholarship meetings for juniors, seniors, and graduates students on campus.  If you are a recent UIUC alumnus, or currently overseas on a semester abroad program and are interested in learning more about one of these scholarships, please visit our website, contact our office, or email me directly in the next two weeks. (Do not wait until Summer or next Fall, it will be too late.)

These short meetings are introductory sessions focused on how to apply for the national and internationally competitive scholarships listed below and briefly described on the attached handout. The application process for these awards begins over a year ahead of time, most starting this summer. We are offering this session eight times to accommodate your schedule. Come learn what you need to know about how to apply.

Fulbright (130 countries), Rhodes (Oxford), Marshall (any UK University), Gates (Cambridge), Schwarzman (Tsinghua Uni. China), Knight-Hennessy (Stanford), Luce (SE Asia), Mitchell (Ireland), and Churchill (Cambridge).

Tuesday, March 27: 3:30-4:00 & 4:00-4:30. Rm 514, Illini Union Bookstore Building, 5th Floor.

Wednesday, March 28: 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30, 3:00-3:30 and 4:00-4:30. Rm 514, Illini Union Bookstore Building, 5th Floor.

Thursday, March 29: 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30. Rm 514, Illini Union Bookstore Building, 5th Floor.


March 27, 2018

Established in 2000, Geo Services, Inc. is a Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise founded to provide high quality services on a timely, cost-effective basis. Composed of dedicated professionals, technicians, and support personnel, our team is looking to for an Assistant Geotechnical/Environmental Project Engineer.

Responsibilities of the Geotechnical/Environmental Assistant Project Engineer

Assisting our project engineers with geotechnical engineering analysis Field engineering Labwork

Qualifications of the Assistant Geotechnical/Environmental Project Engineer

BS required; MS preferred in Civil Engineering/geotech. specialty Candidate should have an Illinois EIT license 0-2 years experience in geotechnical engineering(transportation emphasis with IDOT and ISTHA)


Medical, Dental, 401K

Job Type: Full-time

GSI Contact Info:

Drew Ptak, PE; Office Manager;; 847-253-3845 ext. 204

March 27, 2018

My name is Alex Frawley, and I am the Tutor Coordinator for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. We are looking to recruit some more tutors for Engineering courses (in all levels). Our current outstanding tutor requests range from CS 105, ECE 211, IE 310, MATH 285/286, ME 300, MSE 206, and TAM 251. If you know of any of your students that would be interested in earning a little bit of extra money and helping out other students on campus, please have them fill out our application at Our pay rate is $10 per hour for undergraduates, and $12 per hour for graduate students.