Graduate Blog

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

September 18, 2018

TWM is seeking an entry level Structural Engineer (0-4 years of experience) to be based in our Waterloo, IL office near St. Louis, MO.  Details and instructions for applying are available at:  We would appreciate any referrals you can provide.

In the event you know of more experienced individuals in the industry, we also seek the following, all in the St. Louis metro area:

Structural Engineer (5+ years of experience) – any TWM St. Louis area office Civil Transportation Engineer (3-5 years of experience) – Swansea, IL Civil Engineer (5+ years of experience) in Site Design/Transportation – Edwardsville, IL Electrical Engineer (5-10 years of experience) – Swansea, IL GIS Specialist (2-4 years of experience) – Swansea, IL

All TWM job openings can be found at

TWM was named a Top Workplace this summer by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and is the 7th largest engineering firm in the St. Louis region according to the St. Louis Business Journal.  As an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer, we seek a diverse pool of qualified applicants.

September 10, 2018

CEE GSAC will be hosting an apple picking event on Sep 15 at 10:00 am at the Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch. You can find the RSVP link here: RSVP for Apple Picking.

September 10, 2018

WTS Greater Chicago Chapter Scholarship Committee. I am writing to you today to let you know about several scholarships available through our local Greater Chicago Chapter and WTS International. WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. We are offering four scholarships this year to women pursuing careers in the area of transportation. Two of the scholarships are for graduate students. The scholarships and amounts we are offering from our local chapter are:

-       Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students - $5,000 ($10,000 national)

-        Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students - $3,000 ($5,000 national)

You can visit their website for more information about the range of scholarships we offer.

All local winners will be forwarded onto the national level to compete for the national scholarship awards. I have attached copies of the applications for each of these scholarships which are due November 2nd.


September 6, 2018

PhD Final Defense for Shan Zhao-Friday, October 5

Development of GPR Data Analysis Algorithms for Predicting Thin Asphalt Concrete Overlay Thickness and Density

Advisor: Professor Imad Al-Qadi

Date: Friday, October 5, 8:00 am

Location: Newmark 2117