Other Ways to Support

There are many other opportunities for supporting the CEE Department.

The active involvement of companies, foundations and professional organizations enhances the educational experience of our students and enables research with immediate benefit to society. Companies can get involved with CEE in a number of ways:

Student Interaction

  • Exhibit at job fairs to recruit from the #1 ranked CEE Department
  • Offer internships
  • Host students for a company visit
  • Hold information sessions on campus
  • Sponsor student travel to interact with alumni
  • Speak with students about company projects
  • Participate in CEE's Backpack to Briefcase professional development series

Student Experience

  • Support Research Experience for Undergraduates (hands-on experience working with faculty on research)
  • Fund the Global Leaders in Construction Management Program (travel internationally to view construction sites and companies)
  • Back Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge Teams (supplies, teambuilding activities, and travel to competitions)

Student Needs

  • Fund student scholarships/fellowships
  • Provide textbooks or lab equipment

Faculty Interaction

  • Fund Faculty Innovation Grants to encourage cutting-edge research
  • Tap into world-reknown expertise
  • Build a pipeline of student talent

Alumni Interaction

  • Encourage employee participation in alumni events
  • Sponsor events to strengthen brand among CEE alumni
  • Network to identify potential hires


For questions or more information on any of these options, contact:

Keely Ashman
Coordinator of Alumni & Corporate Relations 
1117 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab
205 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL  61801
(217) 333-6454