Graduate Blog

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

September 20, 2018

Grainger Engineering Library is hosting an Informed Engineer Library Workshop next week pertaining to research strategies and evaluating sources of information.  Details are included below, as well as in the attached flyer. 


September 20, 2018

Please see enclosed brochure for Engineering Career Services Workshops



September 19, 2018

Contact Meg Griffin via email ( any time to answer questions about CEE classes, scheduling, the program in general, and any other questions you may have.

Online Office Hours
IM Meg via Skype for Business (available to graduate students) or Google Hangouts (use

Sundays: 8-10pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 11am-1pm
Wednesday: 8-10pm

September 19, 2018

Now in its fourth year, Research Live! asks graduate students from all disciplines to celebrate their work and hone their presentation skills by giving a compelling 3-minute talk for a general audience. Please share information with graduate students in your unit. Assets for digital signage, social media, and printable pdfs are available for download in Box. 




The Challenge

Attention University of Illinois graduate students! You're engaged in fascinating, ground-breaking research. Your archival work, ethnographies, and textual analysis are transformative. You can analyze a data set like nobody's business. You design, choreograph, sculpt, compose, and create works that can change the world.

But can you get a general audience interested and excited about what you do in only 3 minutes? Enter Research Live! to take the challenge.

More info:

September 19, 2018

Melissa Kearns from Garden Hills elementary reached out and wanted to find out if you or anyone in Civil would be interested in participating in their 3-5 STEM club.  This program is designed to help promote STEM to grade 3-5 and is supported by a 4-5 year grant that they have just been awarded.  Melissa hopes to have the club up and running by October.

Their meetings will be every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 at Garden Hills Elementary School. 
Goal: Exposure to engineering in general
Transportation: available to bring students to campus if needed

Meeting Times: Flexible to meet on another after school time if needed

For further info, please contact Keely Ashman at