Graduate Blog

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October 11, 2019

The Intel Corp team is planning to travel to UIUC to recruit graduate students. They will be giving a technical talk on October 24th followed by an information conversation with food and drinks. We plan to interview PhDs and MS candidates, as well as recent graduates for the “Resolution Enhancement Design Engineer Data Scientist” position.

They are looking for highly motivated individuals with strong educational background and solid technical and problem solving capabilities. Successful candidates will work on researching and developing microprocessor fabrication process for Intel’s next generation microprocessors using state-of-the-art tools and methods. We are considering PhD/MS candidates (with a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0) majoring in the fields of EE, EE&CE, CBE, Chem, CS, MechSE, Mat. Sci., Physics, Biophysics, Math, Civil&Env, Aerospace, DS, statistics or similar. Please, find attached the corresponding flier.


October 10, 2019

HDR will be presenting at an ASCE General Meeting on Thursday October 17th, 2019 at 6pm in Newmark 2311. During this meeting, they are hoping to promote a company sponsored scholarship as well as open entry level positions, many of which are Transportation and Drainage/Wastewater positions.

Enclosed is list of upcoming open entry level positions across the country.


October 7, 2019

October 22 | Noon to 1 pm | Bardeen Quad in front of Grainger Library. Join the Office of Graduate, Professional and Online Programs on Tuesday, October 22 for a pizza lunch. Bring your friends for photo opportunities with some fun Grainger Engineering props. Connect with your colleagues and celebrate the awesome achievements of our Grainger Engineering graduate students. Pizza will be served until gone.

You’re also invited to participate in the first-ever Grainger Engineering Graduate Student Scavenger Hunt. The Scavenger Hunt will start on Monday, October 21 and conclude at 5 pm on Friday, October 25. Teams will be challenged to find unique landmarks on campus and capture photos or short videos of each location using their phone. Department teams who submit all required quests will be entered into a drawing to win a large candy jar for their home department’s Graduate Programs Office. We’ll also give awards for our most creative photo and video submissions. Winners will be announced by Tuesday, October 29 by 5 pm. Sign up today at

October 3, 2019

The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department at Marquette University is pleased to announce the availability of 5 Fellowships for  people interested in studying for a Ph.D. through the Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. Applicants who demonstrate financial need and intend to pursue teaching and research careers in Water Infrastructure are invited to apply. Women and others from underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply. GAANN Fellows receive a competitive stipend and funding to cover tuition costs for up to 5 years. Fellows must be U.S. citizens or a National, or permanent resident of the U.S. or U.S. Territories. The  Fellows will receive  training and experience in both teaching and research related to wastewater, drinking water and stormwater management technologies. Fellowship start date should be January 2020 to January 2021. If interested, please contact Dr. Daniel Zitomer,

October 3, 2019

PhD Final Defense – Abbas Hassan
Risk Management of Repetitive Construction Projects
Advisor: Professor Khaled El-Rayes
Date: Tuesday November 5th, 11:00 am
Location: Grainger Library Room 329