Young Engineers Division

The Young Engineers Division (“YED”) of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association (“CEEAA”) is open to all CEE at Illinois alumni under age 35. The objectives of the YED are to:

  • Establish an ongoing relationship between the Alumni Association, the department and recent graduates.
  • Provide networking opportunities.
  • Assist in providing insight and assistance for certification and professional development.
  • Raise funds for scholarships.


The YED is open to all alumni under the age of 35 who have earned a B.S., M.S. and/or Ph.D. from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


The initial leadership of the YED will consist of two members of the CEEAA Board of Directors, a department representative and six young alumni who have expressed interest in serving on the leadership group.  The YED will report to the CEEAA Board. The initial young alumni will be solicited from various sources including suggestions from companies that support the department and graduates that led civil engineering-related student organizations while at the University (for example, Society of Women Engineers, Chi Epsilon and ASCE). After the initial leadership group has been formed, two young alumni will be added each year over the next two years resulting in a leadership group of 10 young alumni, two members of the CEEAA Board of Directors and a department representative.

Leadership Team Responsibilities and Schedule

The initial leadership group will meet via teleconference to review the concepts identified above and to enhance and modify as appropriate the approach to achieving the objectives identified in this document. Following establishment of the initial leadership group, an enhanced charter for the YED will be drafted for review by the CEEAA Board at its meeting in Fall 2018. After review and comment by the CEEAA Board, a revised charter will be developed for approval by the CEEAA Board in Spring 2019.


Alumni interested in applying for the Young Alumni Division should fill out the application form below.