The Builders Foundation Scholarship application is available online!  Application Deadline – October 31, 2017.

The Builders Foundation supports future construction leaders by offering renewable scholarships to qualified college students studying construction engineering or construction management.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

PhD Final Defense – Lauren Valentino


Development and Physicochemical Characterization of Thin-Film Composite Nanofiltration Membranes With Covalent Organic Framework Active Layers

Advisor: Professor Benito Mariñas

Date: Monday August 28th, 10:00 am

Location: 1000 Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL)



Please make sure to register correctly at the beginning of the semester to avoid problems with registration and unwanted tuition charges later. Students are responsible for their own registration and for ensuring the accuracy of their schedules. Please refer to the Graduate College Handbook for details about requirements. If you have questions about requirements, please contact your department office.

For more academic and registration deadlines for Fall 2017, please visit the Graduate College Calendar.


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Handshake @ Illinois is the new career services platform for University of Illinois students and postdocs. Handshake is used by over 230,000 employers around the world, giving you access to more employers and job postings than ever before. Starting in August, you will need a Handshake account to request an appointment with the Graduate College Career Development Office. So create one now to avoid a delay later. Your account will be made for you within 3 business days.

Tuesday, August 29, 5 p.m., Transportation Building, room 114

PhD Final Defense - Valerie Bauza

Elucidating Fecal Contaminiation Exposure in Low-Income Countries, the Contribution from Child Feces Disposal Practices and Soil Ingestion, and Links to Child Health

Adviso: Jeremy S. Guest

Co-Advisor: Helen Nguyen

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2:00 pm

Location: Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, Room 1311




Please see attached for a description of the Fall Course, NPRE 461 Probabilistic Risk Assessment


PhD Final Defense – Michelle Marincel Payne

Development of Hybrid, Biomimetic Protein-Synthetic Membranes: Determining Protein Insertion Efficiency, Membrane Material Suitability and Relevance of Aquaporin Z

Advisor: Dr. Julie Zilles

Date: Monday, August 14th, 3:00 pm

Location: Newmark, Room 1311


Do you desire to obtain a faculty position upon completing your PhD or postdoc? Are you planning to go on the job market in the next 1-2 years? Then consider getting a head start on drafting your faculty application materials (cover letter, research and teaching statements) by participating in the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) program. The program is open to female STEM graduate students and postdocs. Interested in learning more? Then check out our website or attend the info session at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 in Transportation Building 114.