Dear CEE Graduate Students:

Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society, invites you to become a member this semester! Chi Epsilon is recognized among professional engineers as a great academic accomplishment. Your involvement in the chapter here at the University of Illinois – the first chapter of the society – will provide opportunities for you to interact with faculty members and to attend both academic and social events.  More information about our chapter can be found on our website.

Do you know a young woman who is involved in the engineering and construction community and influences her peers or makes a difference?



Kiewit will be hosting the Fall 2020 Women in Construction and Engineering Leadership Seminar (WCELS) on December 2nd, 2020 and we are now accepting nominations! Due to the ever changing circumstances with COVID-19, we will be hosting the event virtually.


We are excited to announce that the Graduate College is now at 507 East Green St., Suite 101, MC-434, Champaign, 61820. Please also note our new fax number: 217-244-0621. Our phone number remains the same: 217-333-0035. Although we have moved, we are open to visitors by appointment only. For appointments, deliveries, or documents that cannot be submitted electronically, call us or email

Please see attached flyers for info about positions with the Army Corps of Engineers


PhD Final Defense – Mohammad Almashaqbeh
Optimizing the Planning of Modular Construction Projects
Advisor: Professor Khaled El-Rayes
Date: Friday October 9th, 1:30 pm
Zoom Link:


Delta Airport Consultants takes civil engineering concepts and applies them to the planning, design, and development of airports. We are actively looking for aviation enthusiasts to start work full-time in our Richmond, VA or Charlotte, NC offices in January 2021! Check out the attached flyer or our website to learn more about our LAUNCH program.

Let us know where you’re interested in working (Richmond, VA or Charlotte, NC) and tell us in one to two paragraphs why you are excited to be part of Delta's LAUNCH program and why it is a great fit for you!

In partnership with Engineering Council, we’re excited to host a Fireside Chat with IBM CEO Arvind Krishna on September 24. Dean Bashir and Arvind will have an informal chat discussing everything from the future of AI/Cloud technology, to lessons learned as a first-quarter CEO during a pandemic, and how his Grainger Engineering education prepared Arvind for a successful career at IBM. Students are also able to submit their own questions as part of the registration process.

The Colloquium on Digital Transformation is a series of weekly online talks on how artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data can lead to scientific breakthroughs with large-scale societal benefit. The summer/fall series focuses on COVID-19 mitigation research.

See details of upcoming talks here and note we have the same
Zoom Webinar registration link for all forthcoming talks


The Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) held a new student Zoom event last week and talked about what they do as well as gave students some good places to go in Champaign-Urbana. Slides enclosed.


A position is available as a Environmental Engineering at University of California Berkeley. The hire will be at the untenured assistant professor level.