Graduate Blog

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March 29, 2017

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT is inviting top early career women (postdocs and advanced PhD students) in CEE and related fields who are interested in careers in academia to apply for participation in an expenses-paid, two-day workshop (Oct 12-13, 2017). Participants will have an opportunity to present their research, as well as attend panel discussions with faculty focused on issues related to navigating the early stages of an academic career. The goal of this "Rising Stars" workshop is to foster a new generation of women in academia and promote diversity in the faculty ranks.

Further information regarding eligibility and the application process can be found in the attachment and on the event website ( Applications are due by May 29, 2017. Please distribute this announcement amongst your faculty and encourage any early career women who might be interested in academic careers to apply. The workshop is being coordinated by Professor Colette Heald. Any questions that you or the applicants may have can be directed to her via email (



March 28, 2017

Engineering Grad Student

Group Photo on Bardeen Quad

Wednesday, April 5 | 4:30 pm | Bardeen Quad

(behind Engineering Hall)  

In honor of Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2017, the Office of Engineering Graduate, Professional and Online Programs invite all engineering graduate students to join us on the Bardeen Quad at 4:30 pm next Wednesday, April 5, for a group photo.  

The goal is to pack the quad with all 3000+ Engineering graduate students in their orange and blue attire! A drone will fly over the quad to take an ariel photo, which will be shared in an electronic format with students upon request.  

Cookies will be served after the photo until they are gone.  

March 28, 2017

Please join us for a special seminar Friday March 31 at noon in 3310 Yeh Center. Alan Poeppel, Managing Principal, Langan will present "Foundations of Kingdom Tower: tallest builiding in the world!"


March 27, 2017

PhD Final Defense – Francisco Mena

Plume-exit modeling to determine cloud condensation nuclei activity of aerosols from residential biofuel combustion

Advisor: Professor Tami C. Bond

Date: Friday April 7th, 9:00 am

Location: Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory 3310


March 27, 2017

PhD Defense-Allison Goodwell

Temporal Information Partitioning Networks (TIPNets) to infer ecohydrologic behavior

Advisor: Prof Praveen Kumar

Date: Monday, April 3, 1:15 pm

Location: Grainger Library Room 329