Graduate Blog

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March 27, 2018

Monday, April 2 | Noon pm | Bardeen Quad (behind Engineering Hall).  In honor of Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2018, the Office of Engineering Graduate, Professional and Online Programs invite all engineering graduate students to join us on the Bardeen Quad at Noon on April 2 for a group photo.  Our goal is the pack the quad with all of our current graduate students and have the drone to take an aerial the photo, which will be shared in an electronic format with students upon request.  Refreshments will be served after the photo until gone.  Please make sure to mark your calendars now so you don't miss out of this exciting event. 

March 27, 2018

Gallagher Asphalt Corporation is seeking a Project Engineer to join our dynamic Project Management Team.  The qualified team member is a motivated hard-working individual with strong communication skills, resourceful, innovative thinking and can-do attitude.


Project documentation Monitor project deliverables Update team members on the projects progress  Assist in project estimates and bidding


Bachelor’s degree in Construction or related field, or at least 3 years’ equivalent experience in heavy highway construction. Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills

This is a year round position based out of our Thornton office.

Gallagher Asphalt Companies D.R.I.V.E. toward excellence by following their values of Dedication, Relationships, Integrity, Vision and Excellence.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to


March 26, 2018

PhD Final Defense – Alfonso Cerna Diaz

Evaluation of Cyclic Behavior of Dense Sands under Multidirectional Loading Using Centrifuge Tests

Advisor: Professor Scott M. Olson

Date: Thursday April 5th, 9:30 am

Location: Newmark-Quade Conference Room


March 13, 2018

PhD Defense – Samuel Rivera

Guiding Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning Through Socio-Ecological Vulnerability: A Framework for Integrated and Spatially Scalable Prioritization of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Urban Areas

Adviser: Adjunct Professor Barbara Minsker

Co-Adviser: Research Assistant Professor Arthur Schmidt

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Newmark CE Lab, Room 2312