Graduate Blog

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

February 5, 2020

The YEE Fellowship is made possible by a generous bequest of Drs. Warren and Ming Ting Yee. Dr.
Warren Yee received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1943 and
was a partner in the Detroit firm of Harley, Ellington, Pierce & Yee Associates and later was the founder
of Bio-Tech Research Laboratory, Inc. in Washington, D.C. He died in 1984.

Dr. Warren Yee was known for thinking of others, especially relatives in China, before he thought of
himself. His wife has requested that income from the funds be used to support Chinese graduate
students in the College of Engineering. Special consideration will be given to students from inner
provinces or inner province universities (not coastal) in China.

Each award will be $5,000. This will be paid in two payments of $2,500 in fall and spring terms. We
anticipate awarding five fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants cannot graduate
before May 2021 as they must be a full-time student both Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms. Please see attached for more info.


February 4, 2020

Please see the attached info about the Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grants, which are due to Joan Christian in 1108 Newmark by March 10.

February 4, 2020

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Graduate Student Leadership Award.

This award recognizes and celebrates graduate students who have engaged in outstanding service that has positively impacted the campus or wider communities. Past winners have founded local nonprofit organizations advocating for LGBTQ youth and refugees, engaged in public outreach connected to their research and teaching, and more.

The winner will receive a $500 award dispersed as professional development travel funds. Students may nominate themselves or be nominated by another campus community member.

Nominations are due by February 29, 2020.

Full details, including a link to the online nomination form, are available at


February 3, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration in the Office of Policy, International Affairs, & Environment – Environment & Energy Division has an open hiring opportunity for students (undergrad, masters) – focusing on evaluating environmental compliance and planning energy efficiency and conservation projects. I felt both NRES and CEE would be appropriate areas for this position. The closing date for this position is 02/10/2020. More information is available

February 3, 2020

Enroll/Add Dependents- The enrollment/change period has started. Although you may automatically be assessed the fee, you must fill out the online enrollment form, especially if you wish to add dependents or need to access your insurance card. Please visit or contact the Student insurance office or website for information and instructions.

January 17–February 21