Undergraduate Blog

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February 25, 2019

The Civil and Environmental Engineering
Alumni Association
cordially invites you to an evening reception in Chicago 
to honor distinguished CEE alumni.
Join us to network with CEE alumni, faculty and students.

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March 14, 2019
5:00 p.m. cocktails
6:00 p.m. dinner

Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

Register online:
$20 per student. Registration closes March 7

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Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award
Dr. Pedro J. Cevallos-Candau
Dr. Debra F. Laefer
Dr. Lutgarde Raskin

Young Alumnus Achievement Award
Mr. Guillermo E. Diaz Fanas

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2:15 p.m. Load charter bus at NCSA circle drive

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
1205 West Clark Street
Urbana, IL 61820

2:30 p.m. Departure time to travel to Union League Club (ULC) 

Union League Club
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Business Professional is required and coat check is available on the 1st floor

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Arrive and greet alumni at ULC
Students will be expected to greet and network with alumni.

5:00 p.m. Cocktail reception (sodas and juice for students at bars, or cash bar), 2nd  floor Main Lounge

6:00 p.m. Dinner begins, 6th floor Main Dining Room

9:00 p.m. Departure (Event to end at 8pm) Gather in the main floor lobby by the ULC entrance at Jackson Blvd to load bus (same door where bus drops off before event). Bus will drop off in Urbana at NCSA circle drive and at Illini Union. Approximately 12:30am arrive back at NCSA/12:45am arrive at Illini Union

We look forward to seeing you on March 14!

February 25, 2019

Please see the attached reminder of the upcoming Feminist Friday. Feminist Fridays are open to all students. Pizza provided!


February 25, 2019

Take the FE exam to become a Professional Engineer!

We encourage you to take the Fundamentals of Engineers (FE) exam.  The FE exam is the first step in becoming a licensed professional engineer (PE), and is much easier to pass before graduation.   A PE license is important in consulting and other fields.  To register for or gain more information about the FE exam please see the following site https://ncees.org/engineering/fe/ . Students can take their discipline specific exam or the “FE Other Disciplines” exam. 

Please note that this year the exam is being offered at the University of Illinois Testing Center and will be available now until May and again in the following Fall.  Our testing center can accommodate six students per day, so be sure to register for the exam soon so that you will have a spot.  Further questions can be directed to NCEES Toll Free: 800-250-3196 Phone: 864-654-6824

Best wishes on the FE exam!

February 25, 2019

The LOFT Source Coordinator at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation is working with ExxonMobil to look for Hispanic talent for their Fellowship Program. Interested students may see the attached flyer for full details. Applications close April 12, 2019.


February 25, 2019

PhD Final Defense – Chen-Yu Lin

Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Railroad Train Adjacent Track Accidents

Co-Advisors: Professor Christopher Barkan and Dr. Rapik Saat

Date: Tuesday March 12th, 8:30 am

Location: Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory Room 2218