Graduate Blog

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November 18, 2019

Registration deadline for Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) Conference 2020 is extended to December 2nd at 11:59 PM.

Join the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at Illinois for the annual Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) Conference on Saturday, February 8th at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois. STEM leaders in academia and industry will share their insights on pursuing diverse career paths beginning with a graduate degree. Come fuel your inspiration to excel in your field, motivation to complete your graduate degree, and passion for making an impact on the world. Registration is filling up quickly and will close on December 2nd or when we reach capacity, so register today to secure your spot.
Contact: Hannah Lohman (


November 18, 2019

As you put the finishing touches on your thesis, make sure to review the Graduate College formatting requirements. On our website, you can also view sample thesis pages and download a template to help you with the formatting process. If you encounter difficulties formatting your thesis, check out our Formatting FAQ page for tips on navigating these issues

November 18, 2019

Are you planning to deposit your thesis this semester? Here are three tips to help you get a head start! 1) Review our Deposit Checklist, which outlines the steps you need to take in order to deposit. 2) Submit your title page to for a pre-check by November 20. You can learn more about the title page requirements and download a template on our website. 3) Doctoral students: complete your required surveys!

November 14, 2019

The Dixon, IL office of Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc. is seeking an entry level engineer to work in our Transportation Department under the supervision of an Illinois Licensed Professional Engineer. Please see attached job announcement.


November 12, 2019






The C. E. DeLeuw Travel Award funds

an outstanding Civil Engineering student

to inspect public transportation systems in

any countries in the world.

Juniors, seniors, and graduate students in

Transportation are eligible to be considered

for the award.

This award will be based on interest,

academic record, professional activities, and travel plan.

The award is adequate to support international

travel for a period of approximately 2 weeks.

You must be able to secure proper travel documents to the countries you intend to travel to.

Deadline:  Wednesday, January 29, 2020

For more information, contact

Megan Everette in 1208 NCEL



Professor R. F. Benekohal in 1213 NCEL