Graduate Blog

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October 19, 2020

PhD Final Defense – Yasutaka Narazaki
Autonomous Vision-based inspection of RC Railway Bridges
for Rapid Post-earthquake response and recovery
Advisor: Professor Billie F. Spencer Jr.
Date: Tuesday October 27th, 9:00 am
Zoom link:


October 19, 2020

Please see attached for info on a TE position at PSU.




October 19, 2020

Now accepting applications for: 

DOE Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.

Why should I apply?

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas Identification of career goals and opportunities Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts


Be a U.S. citizen Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas. Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission. 

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


January 4, 2021 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


For more information


Download program flyer:


October 16, 2020

Illinois Green Alliance—a nonprofit that works to promote green buildings and sustainable communities has an upcoming event. Members of their Auxiliary Board are sharing their experience about obtaining various Sustainability Credentials—about why they pursued them, the exams, etc. This virtual event is free for students. Please see attachment.


October 16, 2020

The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique summer opportunity for college/university students to gain valuable professional experience and skills to complement student’s academic pursuits.

STIPDG is a paid internship program that aims to mentor and cultivate tomorrow's transportation leaders by providing students with hands-on experience and on-the-job training while working on current transportation-related topics and issues.

More info: