Graduate Blog

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

September 23, 2020

Dear CEE Graduate Students:

Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society, invites you to become a member this semester! Chi Epsilon is recognized among professional engineers as a great academic accomplishment. Your involvement in the chapter here at the University of Illinois – the first chapter of the society – will provide opportunities for you to interact with faculty members and to attend both academic and social events.  More information about our chapter can be found on our website.

If you are interested in joining, we invite you to attend our semi-annual New Member Social this Friday, September 25, 2020 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm to learn more about our society.  We will also be playing online trivia at the event and using breakout rooms to give everyone an opportunity to socialize!  Feel free to come and go as you please; this is a casual event and won't require you to be there for the entire time.  This semester, the event will be held on Zoom at this link:

Meeting ID: 950 8839 9773

Password: ChiEpsilon


If you cannot attend but would like to learn more about our society, please contact Lauren Schissler at  We look forward to seeing you on Friday!





September 21, 2020

Do you know a young woman who is involved in the engineering and construction community and influences her peers or makes a difference?



Kiewit will be hosting the Fall 2020 Women in Construction and Engineering Leadership Seminar (WCELS) on December 2nd, 2020 and we are now accepting nominations! Due to the ever changing circumstances with COVID-19, we will be hosting the event virtually.


WCELS is an event focused on developing the leadership skills of collegiate women interested in construction and design engineering. Qualified candidates are current undergraduate students who have strong leadership potential, a drive for success, with a passion for the construction and engineering fields.


It is now your turn to send in your recommendations! Nominations are due by October 2nd, 2020 and can be completed HERE!


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to

September 21, 2020

We are excited to announce that the Graduate College is now at 507 East Green St., Suite 101, MC-434, Champaign, 61820. Please also note our new fax number: 217-244-0621. Our phone number remains the same: 217-333-0035. Although we have moved, we are open to visitors by appointment only. For appointments, deliveries, or documents that cannot be submitted electronically, call us or email

September 17, 2020

Please see attached flyers for info about positions with the Army Corps of Engineers


September 17, 2020

PhD Final Defense – Mohammad Almashaqbeh
Optimizing the Planning of Modular Construction Projects
Advisor: Professor Khaled El-Rayes
Date: Friday October 9th, 1:30 pm
Zoom Link: