Graduate Blog

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May 5, 2020

What is the James Dyson Award?

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The challenge is simple: design something that solves a problem. We’re also excited to announce that in addition to the International winner, the JDA will crown a second winning project, focused on sustainability.

Who can enter?

It is open to current university students of engineering, product design and industrial design – and those who have graduated in these subjects in the last four years. We'll ask to see official documentation that proves it. The deadline for entries is on Thursday, July 16. 

What can you win?

Students that enter have the opportunity to win $2,500 as a national winner and $35,000 as an international winner, along with a donation of $6,000 to the departments that supported them. New this year! We will offer an additional $35,000 prize for the sustainability award winner, which is the best entry that addresses an environmental issue. The award not only provides an opportunity for students to commercialize their ideas through funding, it also provides an international media platform and exposure which has allowed previous winners such as MarinaTex, a home compostable material designed as an alternative single-use plastic films, to develop into businesses.

Please see attached link

May 5, 2020

PhD Final Defense – Osman Erman Gungor
The Effects of Controlling the Lateral Position of Autonomous Trucks Platoons on Pavement Life Cycle Cost
Advisor: Prof. Imad L. Al-Qadi
Date: Friday May 15th , 1:00  pm
Zoom Meeting Link:  


May 5, 2020

HNTB Corp has a need in our downtown Milwaukee, WI office for a new grad engineer with a geotechnical emphasis/specialization.

Here is the link to the application:

May 4, 2020
Spring 2020 Deadlines Extended!

Wednesday, May 6 is the new deadline for students to drop a full semester or POT B course without a grade of “W” via Student Self-Service, to submit a form to withdraw from the term without a grade of "W," and to submit a credit/no credit request form for a full semester or POT B course. We will accept email documentation in place of signatures. Please attach emails from the student and the advisor to the form when uploading to the Secure Form Drop Off.

Spring 2020 Reading Day Registration Deadlines

Thursday, May 7 is the last day to add or drop (with a "W" recorded) a Semester or Part of Term B course (Late Registration Form and department approval required). May 7 is also the last day to withdraw from ALL semester courses with "W's" recorded (Withdrawal/Cancellation Form and department approval required; ISSS approval is also required for international students). All forms must be submitted to the Graduate College before 5 p.m. on Reading Day, May 7. Email documentation will be accepted in place of signatures and should be attached to forms when uploading to the Secure Form Drop Off.

Admissions, Registration, & Enrollment Services • Graduate College

Dissertation Deposit Deadline

Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m. is the last day to complete a dissertation 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. 

Emily Wuchner • Graduate College Thesis Office

May 4, 2020

The USGS Central Midwest Water Science Center is interested in recruiting students who will be in their first, second, third, or fourth year of undergraduate, or first year of graduate college during the Fall 2020 semester. This student will possess a high degree of motivation and will be majoring in a STEM related degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). This student will have some coursework or experience using Microsoft Office with experience using Excel and Word and possibly some experience with Powerpoint.

As a Student Trainee (Hydrology) the incumbent will serve in a trainee capacity, performing routine and recurring development assignments to acquire knowledge and understanding of functions, principles, practices, and methods used in the area of hydrology.

Attached is an Outreach Notice that details locations, duties, work environment, and information about the Pathways Internship Program.  Students must apply on using this link: