Graduate Blog

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April 4, 2017

PhD Final Defense-Tingting Zhao

A Service-driven Approach to Water Management During Extreme Events

Advisor: Professor Barbara Minsker

Date: Monday, April 17, 1pm

Location: Hydrosystems Laboratory 1518


April 3, 2017

CEE 449 Seminar

Peter Luswata, Thursday, April 6, 3-4:30pm

1518 Hydro Lab

Please see flyer for more info.


April 3, 2017

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), Illinois-Iowa Water Science Center will soon be filling a Student Trainee (Hydrology) position. We are interested in recruiting a student who will be in their first, second, third, or fourth year of undergrad, or first year of graduate college during the Fall 2017 semester. This student will possess a high degree of motivation and will be majoring in a STEM related degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). Please see attached document for details.


April 3, 2017

UPDATED--We need to change the date for this event due to the rain that is forecasted for this Wednesday.  The Engineering Grad Student Group Photo and cookies will now be this Friday, April 7th at 4:30 pm. 

April 3, 2017

Applicants must be enrolled full time in an accredited U.S. college or university; be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in civil, geotechnical engineering or other related deep foundations curriculum; or an undergraduate degree in construction management; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.   In addition, they must demonstrate interest in the deep foundation industry and have financial need.  There are several scholarships available ranging from  $2,000 to $5,000 each.   Applicants need to submit only one application and they will be considered for all available scholarships.   The awards can be used for tuition, fees, books and/or educational living expenses. 

The application period is now open.   The deadline for submission is May 15, 2017.

For more detailed instructions, and to apply, go to At Large Application.   Application, essay, and resume, are accepted online only.     Transcript and letters of recommendation must be sent by mail.   All materials must be received by the above deadline.

For more information on the DFI Educational Trust, visit

Emilio S. Fandino, J.D. | Trust Administrator

DFI Educational Trust | 326 Lafayette Avenue |Hawthorne, NJ 07506 USA

Phone: 973-423-4030 | Fax: 973-423-4031| |