Graduate Blog

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November 12, 2019

PhD Final Defense – Elyas Goli
Manufacturing of Thermosetting Polymers and Composites Using Frontal Polymerization: a Numerical Study
Advisor: Professor Philippe H. Geubelle
Date: Monday November 25th, 3 pm
Location: Beckman Institute Room 2269 (Tower Room)


November 11, 2019

I am writing to you on behalf of the Chicago Committee on High-Rise Buildings. We are pleased to announce the 2020 CCHRB scholarship that is available to promising students. Attached you will find information on the requirements and process that will be followed. Please post this where it can be seen by potential candidates. Also, information and applications can be found on our website

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Robert Grupe


Chicago Committee on High-rise Buildings

Phone: 312.371.7897



November 11, 2019

The ability to craft an effective funding proposal can reap a lifetime of rewards. As a graduate student, now is the time to hone your grantwriting proficiency. In this workshop, designed for students in STEM, you will learn how to identify funding opportunities, strategize the components of an effective proposal, and think like a grantwriter. Come with questions about this mysterious genre; leave with a template that you can adapt to become a competitive applicant for prestigious university, national, and international competitions. Register here. 

November 14, 3–5 pm • 308 Coble Hall

November 11, 2019

If you plan to designate a faculty hooder for the December Doctoral Hooding ceremony, please do so by November 15th. Students typically choose their adviser, another faculty member, or perhaps a family member to hood them in the ceremony. This person must have an earned doctorate. Students who have not designated a hooder will be hooded by a member of the platform party.