Graduate Blog

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May 21, 2019

The Smart Structures Technology Laboratory (SSTL) is looking for an hourly research assistant to help with image annotation for research towards automated image-based inspection of civil infrastructure. The research assistant will be expected to annotate a few dozen images per week by precisely painting over or highlighting with input tools (similar to MS paint or Photoshop) regions in the image that correspond to certain structural defects or structural components using software tools developed by SSTL researchers. The research assistant will be acknowledged in published research articles and online. 


·          Engineering major

·          GPA of 3.5 or higher

·          This position requires the student to have access to a windiws computer with admin access (i.e., the ability to install applications on it)

·          Excessive amount of patience and meticulous attention to detail

·          The work may be done remotely after initial training

Preferred qualification

·          Any programming experience a plus (although not necessary)

·          Preference will be given to Civil Engineering majors interested in research at SSTL long term

To apply, please fill out the following form:

For any questions, email Vedhus Hoskere ( with subject line "UG Research Assistant"

May 20, 2019

Deadline to submit forms to elect to audit a course for SF (12 week)

Last day to add a SF (12 week) course via Student Self-Service Last day to elect "in absentia" registration for Summer term

Auditors: Auditors are listeners in classes and not class participants. Graduate College policy states that students should take the Auditor’s Permit form to the first class meeting and ask the instructor to sign the form indicating approval.

In Absentia Registration: This registration option is for students studying or doing research at least 50 miles away from campus. In Absentia registration is not permitted for students enrolled in courses meeting on campus. Please review our policy on In Absentia Registration for additional information.

It is important to remember that there are many different summer deadlines because students may attend different sessions of the summer term. If you are considering making changes to your summer registration, please check the registration deadlines for the parts of term in which you are registered. For academic and registration deadlines for Summer 2019, visit the following websites:

Summer 2019 Refund Schedule Summer 2019 Withdrawal Schedule

Summer 2019 Academic Calendar

May 20, 2019

What happens to your #ILLINOIS email after graduation? Technology Services is here to let you know what you need to make sure your important files and software come with you after you leave the University. Get all the details online.

May 17, 2019

Please see the attached flyer for information on the Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop (AMC) being held June 4-5, 2019.


May 17, 2019

Attached please find the Summer 2019 CEE REU Program Call for Proposals.

In summary (for 2019):

Up to 2 REU student-semesters of support per faculty member in a calendar year 20 hrs/week for 6 weeks in Summer 2019 (6/16/19 – 7/27/19) $1,500 per semester paid to an REU student;  $500/student of discretionary funds to the faculty advisor Application deadline (the form & student’s CV must be submitted by a faculty advisor):  6/11/19 (by 5p), via e-mail to