Graduate Blog

To submit an item for the graduate blog, email Joan Christian.

September 28, 2020

PhD Final Defense – Neetesh Sharma
Regional Resilience Analysis: Modeling, Optimization, and Uncertainty Quantification
Advisor: Professor Paolo Gardoni
Date: Friday October 23rd, 10:30 am


September 24, 2020

Enclosed are two faculty positions at NC State.


September 24, 2020

ACI is excited to announce the first general meeting, Professor Jacob D. Henschen will be talking about the "Rheology of Cementitious Materials for 3D Printing".

The meeting is set to happen over Zoom on October 1st at 6 pm. The link to the Zoom is listed in the flyer, as well as below:

Also, this is a friendly reminder about the ACI Concrete Convention from October 25-29, which will be held online (instead of in-person in Raleigh, NC) and is free for all ACI student members.

If you are interested in attending but have not registered yet, please do so here:




September 24, 2020

Please encourage undergraduate and graduate students in your college or unit to submit their interest and participate in the Fall 2020 We CU Community Engaged Scholars program. We CU honors students for their community-based work and provides them with training, connection to like-minded peers, and support from We CU program leaders. Students completing 20 hours of service each semester will be honored at a spring awards ceremony, with distinct recognition given to those who complete 300 hours of service over the course of four years.   


This opportunity will be particularly attractive to the following groups of students:  


Students enrolled in academic programs that have built-in service requirements. These service hours can count toward We CU scholar recognition.   


Students participating in service learning courses or groups. We CU matches projects from community organizations with service learning courses and groups. These service hours can count toward We CU scholar recognition.   


Students motivated to enrich their university experience, build their resume/CV, and make a positive impact in the community. We CU allows to students to view and sign up for open service opportunities. Students may also gain recognition for self-identified service projects.  


The fall scholars program follows an incredibly successful summer pilot empowering University of Illinois students to (remotely) respond to community needs and challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, 232 scholars representing 12 colleges across campus were recognized for their program participation and service over the 10-week summer program. Collectively, these students worked with more than 30 organizations, logging 4500 hours of community-based service.  


Please refer to the one-page program summary, including frequently asked questions, and contact with additional questions. 

Students may submit their interest in joining the program at 


Emily Stone, We CU co-director 

Katie Shumway, We CU co-director 

September 24, 2020

I am writing to invite you to the Ecological Sciences & Engineering Virtual Fall Open House on Thursday, October 22, 2020.  Ecological Sciences & Engineering (ESE) is an interdisciplinary graduate program at Purdue University.  ESE students collaborate across disciplines to develop solutions to environmental issues while pursuing their MS or PhD degree.

ESE’s Virtual Fall Open House is a free event and a great opportunity to meet current students, staff, and faculty and learn more about the ESE program.

ESE Virtual Fall Open House

Thursday, October 22, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

RSVP Online


If you have any questions please contact us at  Thank you for your time!

Deirdre Carmicheal

Graduate Program Specialist - Ecological Sciences and Engineering


Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Purdue University

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room B-40

155 S. Grant Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907


Phone: (765) 494-0379    Email: