Graduate Blog

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May 18, 2020

On September 8-11, 2020, the University of Michigan, the University of California - Berkeley, and Georgia Tech will co-host the 2020 NextProf Nexus Future Faculty Workshop on the University of Michigan’s campus.

This program aims to diversify the engineering professoriate by bringing together 60+ senior-level Ph.D. students, postdocs, and early career scientists and researchers from across the country for an intensive 3-day workshop on the faculty search process.

The 2020 NextProf Nexus Future Faculty Workshop is designed to encourage academic careers for traditionally underrepresented U.S. demographic groups and is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of any ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, veteran status, socio-economic status, first generation to college status, nation of origin, and/or religion.

May 15, 2020

PhD Final Defense – Tushar Apurv

Understanding Drought Propagation and its Implications for Drought Management

Advisor: Prof. Ximing Cai

Date: Friday 5th June 2020, 2:00 pm

Zoom link:


May 11, 2020

We understand that some of our graduating students may be unable to return home due to COVID-19 and may be looking to extend their studies by earning another master’s degree. To assist those who are interested, we have put together a list of 1-year and 18-month degrees at the link above. If you are interested or have questions, please reach out to the individual programs of study for additional information.

May 11, 2020

Friday, May 15 at 5 p.m. is the last day to complete a master's thesis deposit for May 2020 graduation. Because all corrections and all required deposit materials must be received by the Graduate College no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the deposit deadline, the Thesis Office strongly encourages students to submit the thesis for review several days before the deadline. For further information about the deposit process, visit the Thesis Office website. 

May 5, 2020

My name is Eunsil Lee and I am a doctoral student in the Engineering Education Systems and Design PhD program at Arizona State University. I am working with Drs. Jennifer Bekki and Adam Carberry on my dissertation research designed to increase our understanding of engineering doctoral students’ interactions and sense of belonging within their academic unit.

We are recruiting doctoral students currently enrolled in engineering doctoral programs across the US to participate. Study participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire that will take approximately 10 minutes.

This study has been approved by the ASU Institutional Review Board (protocol number: STUDY00011772). For questions or further information regarding this research, please feel free to contact me at