The Graduate College Office of External Fellowships offers grant writing workshops for graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences and in STEM. Graduate College staff will cover how and where to search for funding and will offer a nuts and bolts overview of the art of proposal writing.
For more information and addtional workshop offerings, view our calendar.
To ensure that you receive summer 2016 health coverage and benefits, please make sure you read the health coverage information online and take action as appropriate.
The Enrollment/Change period for Summer 2016 is May 13, 2016 through June 03, 2016. During this time, students can go to the Student Health Insurance website and waive the Student Health Insurance fee. Students can also go to their MyAccount where they can add dependents online. Students who wish to reinstate back into the plan, must visit the Student Health Insurance Office located in McKinley Health Center, lower level Room 29, and fill out the appropriate paperwork in person. For more information, contact (217) 333-0165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit: 3 OR 4 hours.
Description of physical, chemical, and biological characteristics in streams and rivers including an integrated treatment of the environmental factors affecting the composition and distribution of biota; emphasizes the application of ecological principles in aquatic ecosystem protection and management.
Same as IB 450. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours.
Instructor: Professor Rafael Tinoco-Lopez
Dear CEE Students:
Will you be on campus this summer? Volunteers are needed for ConvoPartners, to meet with international students for conversation and cultural exchange.
Details and application below. Question number 2 specifically asks for interest in the summer CEE program.
From: Rachel Newell [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2016 2:02 PM Subject: Conversation Partners for International Students Needed for Summer 2016
Greetings Wonderful Intensive English Institute ConvoPartners Volunteers Past, Present, and Future!!!
Although the spring semester has just ended, here at the Intensive English Institute we are already looking ahead to summer and are excited about all the new and returning international students we'll have the opportunity to match with ConvoPartners volunteers for weekly casual conversation practice and mutual cultural exchange.
To make that happen, we need YOU! So, additional information and the volunteer application for Summer 2016 are now ready and available to you here.
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions and comments and please share this opportunity (via social media - you can share the recent post on our Facebook page - , email, conversations...) with anyone you know (individuals, social groups, churches, neighborhood listserves, other volunteer groups, etc.) who may be interested.
Very Warm Regards,
Rachel Newell Outreach Lecturer + ConvoPartners Program Coordinator Intensive English Institute University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 616 E. Green Street, Suite 210 Champaign, IL 61820 USA firstname.lastname@example.org iei.illinois.edu
PhD Final Defense – Ahmed Abdelmohsen
Optimizing the Construction Planning of Highway Work Zones
Advisor: Professor Khaled El-Rayes
Date: Tuesday May 10th, 3:00 pm
Location: Newmark, Room (3350)
Title: Case Histories in Infrastructure Engineering
When: Summer Session 2016
Instructor: W. Charles Greer, Jr., P.E.*
Description: This course will cover multiple case histories in infrastructure engineering. The two types of case histories to be covered will be CEE problems that are unique and challenging and require interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to propose solutions and CEE failure investigations that uncover the mechanisms behind projects that didn’t work as they were originally designed. For each case history, students will be presented with introductory information, engineering data, and background reading material, and they will be expected to discuss the case histories during class. All case history projects involve design and construction issues as well remediation of the problems. All will involve in-depth investigation of the problems, recommendations of data to collect, evaluations of the data provided, and development of solutions to the CEE challenge or failure. Students will also form teams for a semester project and present their evaluation, data, and viable solutions at the end of the course. Students will be graded on quizzes, participation in discussions, and the oral and written presentation of the team case history project.
Case history examples included in the course are movement of the 5,000-ton Cape Hatteras lighthouse, movement of two 1,050-ton nuclear reactor pressure vessels across 46 miles of roadway, construction quality control issue such as acceptable in-place concrete strength and other construction materials, and roadway/airfield facilities that experienced premature failures.
The course is intended for seniors and graduate students in CEE and CEE online students.
*W. Charles Greer, Jr., P.E. is a graduate of the University of Illinois with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering. He is a registered professional in Georgia and Florida. During his over 41 years of experience, he worked on a broad range of civil engineering projects around the world. As Senior Vice President, Director of Engineering, and Director of Quality Assurance for Law Engineering, MACTEC, and AMEC E&I, he was responsible for the development and implementation of engineering and quality procedures as well as project management processes. His awards include the C. C. Wiley Award at the U of I, Engineer of the Year in Georgia by GSPE, and Honorary Member of the International Society for Concrete Pavements. When Georgia Tech initiated a Masters Degree Program in Facilities Management, he developed and taught the inaugural course entitled Maintenance Management of Built Assets. Prior to his recent retirement from AMEC E&I, he was involved with the quality processes for construction of the new nuclear power units at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle and the V. C. Summer Plant for South Carolina Electric & Gas. Since 1974, he also has been involved with all phases of construction at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest airport in the world. Projects at the airport include an 18-foot diameter tunnel under an active runway and taxiway, construction of the underground people mover system, the airfield pavement management program, and many others.
The Lake Michigan States Section Past Chair, William Graham has offered to cover the cost for two (2) students currently enrolled in a degree granting program to attend the 2016 Waste Conference – Changing Landscape of Waste Management being held on May 17, 2016 in Lisle. The conference is loaded with many informative presentations. Attached is the current conference brochure. A&WMA provides many benefits, knowledge and networking opportunities for members.
The first two (2) students to email Robin Pelsis (robin.pelsis@LMAWMA.org) with their request to attend will have their registration fee covered by Mr. Graham.
In addition, they are hosting a YP Networking Event on May 13th at DePaul University. Also attached is the flyer on this event and students are welcome to join us, all we ask is that they please pre-register so we have an accurate count of attendees.
The Annual Dump and Run keeps six semi-trailers worth of unwanted goods out of Champaign-Urbana’s dumpsters and landfills each year. This project reduces litter and consumer waste, saves space in landfills, and provides inexpensive items for folks to purchase in the fall. The University YMCA is looking for volunteers to help with collections and sorting of items from May 9th to May 25th. Please sign up for a shift at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e45aeac2fa46-dump1.
When you volunteer, you get first dibs on the things collected (after only 6 hours of volunteering) - and we get an unbelievable amount of great things donated! So come out and volunteer for this great cause! Volunteers help bring back the items to the Y, sort the items, put things in bags or boxes, and have the fun of getting to sort through tons of cool things. Clothing will be down in the air-conditioned K rooms again this year for those of you who toughed it out in Murphy Lounge last year!
For questions, please email Emily Cross, Director of Development at the University YMCA, at email@example.com.
Interested in pursuing an academic career? Are you at least 2 years away from graduation? Help GradSWE coordinate the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) Program! You will learn about the faculty position application process, meet various professors, and join a community of other iFEAT Scholars. 2-3 hour/week time commitment through the fall and spring terms. If interested, please fill out the Google form by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 16th, 2016. If you are interested or have questions, please contact illinoisFEAT@gmail.com.
You’re graduating soon! Congratulations from everyone in CEE. Before you head out of town don't forget to pick up your free CEE lapel pin (a favorite item among all the CEE alumni)!
To pick up your lapel pin, tell us your plans after graduation by completing the First Destination Survey and then stop by Newmark 1117, located on the west end of the Crane Bay! Students are encouraged to complete the survey beforehand and just bring a screen shot of the completed survey to Newmark 1117, or you can complete the survey in Newmark 1117!
Congratulations again on this great accomplishment!
Questions? Contact Jamie Byrum (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nishant Makhijani (email@example.com)
Just a few weeks after May commencement, join the Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association for happy hour in a special section of Revolution Brewing. Network with fellow alumni and meet some new friends in Chicago, all while enjoying top‐notch brews and food. Last year this event drew nearly 100 attendees. Don’t miss it!
June 7, 2016
6:00 p.m. ‐ 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 for grads since 2014
Illinois attire encouraged
2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Register by May 20 and find more information at http://cee.illinois.edu/brew.
Questions? Contact Celeste Arbogast, 217-333-6955, firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure that you receive summer 2016 health coverage and benefits, please make sure you read the health coverage information online and take action as appropriate.
The Enrollment/Change period for Summer 2016 is May 13, 2016 through June 03, 2016. During this time, students can go to the Student Health Insurance website and waive the Student Health Insurance fee. Can also go to their MyAccount where they can add dependents online. Students who wish to reinstate back into the plan, must visit the Student Health Insurance Office located in McKinley Health Center, lower level Room 29 and fill out the appropriate paperwork, in person. For more information, contact (217) 333-0165 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 4, 5 - 6 p.m., Siebel Center, room 2405
This information session will focus on the recent announcement of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) 24 month extension, and information regarding eligibility of students to the new rule. Whether you are graduating soon, or have future plans to obtain employment authorization after graduation, this workshop should be useful to attend and will provide information about OPT rules, regulations and application procedures, as well as answers to general OPT questions the audience may have. Speakers are from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). This event is sponsored by the Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Council (EGSAC). Questions? Contact Wui Chung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting May 1, 2016, doctoral students will no longer be required to make their dissertation available through ProQuest. We encourage students to consult with their adviser and department on this option. Students will indicate their choice when submitting their dissertation through the Graduate College’s dissertation submission system, and the campus will transfer the materials to ProQuest if the student selects this option.
For more information, visit the Release Options page on the Thesis Office website.
Do you have an Incomplete from Fall 2015? May 5 is the last day for a faculty member to submit a grade to change an I grade or DFR grade in a non-thesis course from Fall 2015 to prevent an F by rule on your academic record. The F may affect Academic Standing which is calculated at the end of the semester.
May 5 is the deadline to drop a Spring 2016 semester course with a W recorded. To drop a course, you will need to complete a Late Course Change form with the approval of your academic program. A W will be recorded on your academic record for the course.
May 5 is the deadline to withdraw from ALL semester courses. To withdraw from all Spring 2016 semester courses, you will need to complete a Withdrawal/Cancellation form and obtain a signature from your academic program. If you are an international student, you will need to get a signature from International Student Scholar Services. W’s will be recorded on your academic record.
May 5 is the deadline to add a Spring 2016 semester course. You will need to complete a Late Course Change form and obtain the approval of the course instructor and your academic program. If the course is from a department other than your academic program, you will also need to obtain the approval of the enrolling department.
Late Course Change forms and Withdrawal/Cancellation forms need to be delivered to the Graduate College, 204 Coble Hall, before 5:00 p.m. on Reading Day, Thursday, May 5.
TWM, the 10th largest engineering firm in the St. Louis area, has a new opening for a civil engineering graduate, with a specialty in structural engineering and 0 to 5 years of experience. More details are available at the link below. If you know of any qualified candidates, please direct them to our web site to submit an application: http://www.twm-inc.com/careers/current-openings/structural-eng-ei/.
As a voluntary EEO/AA employer, TWM seeks a diverse pool of qualified candidates.
We are submitting the position to the university career center job boards, but find that sometimes a referral from a professor or advisor is even more beneficial to both the individual and to TWM. Thank you again for your assistance.
THOUVENOT, WADE & MOERCHEN, INC.
Jennifer M. Wolkiewicz
Human Resources Manager
4940 Old Collinsville Road, Swansea, Illinois 62226
Tel. No.: 618.624.4488
ILLINOIS: SWANSEA - WATERLOO - EDWARDSVILLE MISSOURI: ST. LOUIS - ST. CHARLES
CIVIL ENGINEERING - STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING - LAND SURVEYING - PLANNING
Date: Friday, April 29
Time: 3:00-4:15 pm with reception to follow (food from Blackdog)
Location: NCSA Auditorium
Join us for a candid discussion on the broader effects, unforeseen consequences, and unintended misuses of new technologies. We will consider the possible responsibilities which these introduce for developers, engineers, and researchers.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/230085264017626/
Colleen Murphy, Associate Professor in College of Law and Department of Philosophy;
William Sanders, ECE Department Head;
Rashid Bashir, Bioengineering Department Head;
Amy LaViers, Assistant Professor in Department of MechSE.
GLOBE (Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement) applications for the Fall 2016 cohort is now live! https://oiir.illinois.edu/programs/international-education/globe
Announcement to all EES, Hydro, EWES, SRIS students (undergrad, grad, post doc)
CEE Class of 1987
Highforest Capital Ltd
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
2:00 – 3:30 pm
1122 National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
Reception immediately following in NCSA Lobby
May 4 | 5 to 6 pm | 2405 Siebel Center. This information session will focus on the recent announcement of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) 24 month extension, and crucial information regarding eligibility of students to the new rule. Whether you are graduating soon, or have future plans to obtain employment authorization after graduation, this workshop should be useful to attend and will provide information about OPT rules, regulations and application procedures, as well as answers to general OPT questions the audience may have. Speakers are from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).
More information about the regulation change here: http://isss.illinois.edu/download_forms/students/stem_update.pdf
Students planning to deposit theses or dissertations for May 2016 graduation are reminded of the following deadlines:
Because deposit deadlines are firm, students are strongly encouraged to submit the thesis or dissertation to the Graduate College at least one week before the deadline in order to allow sufficient time to make and re-submit all requested corrections. For May graduation, any corrections requested by the Graduate College and all required deposit materials must be submitted to the Thesis Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deposit deadline.
Visit our website for further information about the deposit process and links to downloadable deposit checklists.
Friday, April 15 is the last day for graduate students to drop ALL Spring semester courses from their Spring registration without a grade of W and thus withdraw from Spring semester. Students need to complete a Withdrawal/Cancellation form and obtain their department’s signature and, in the case of International Students, a signature from International Student Scholar Services. Students considering this action are encouraged first to discuss their decision with their adviser and/or program.
Friday, April 15 is the last day to drop individual full term Spring semester courses without a grade of W. Students need to come to the Graduate College, 204 Coble Hall, to complete a Late Course Change form to complete the process, but first are encouraged to discuss their decision with their adviser and/or program. Dropping a course may affect progress toward degree completion, so the decision is best done in consultation with a student’s program.
Friday, April 15 is the last day to change a course to the credit/no-credit grading option for a Spring semester course or to change from the credit/no-credit grading option to a regular grade. Adviser approval is required. Please consult with your program if you are considering this grading option for any course because course and department restrictions may apply.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards 2,000 grants annually for studies, research or English teaching in 150 countries. Illinois Fulbright Week, April 14-20, will feature events for juniors, seniors, & grad students. Faculty/staff Fulbright alumni are invited to join our Fulbright Mixer on Friday, 4/15. Encourage your students to attend some sessions (full schedule & descriptions at the link).
Richelle Bernazzoli . National and International Scholarships Program
Join us for Illinois Water Day on Friday, April 8th, from 1pm to 5pm at NCSA. Illinois Water Day is inspired by World Water Day, a global recognition of the importance of safe, clean and abundant water resources. We have expert talks and panel discussions followed by free food and poster session.
Please register here so we can accommodate and send you a reminder. As always, Illinois Water Day is free and open to the public. More information for the event is attached or can be found at waterday.illinois.edu
Announcement from Rhonda McElroy, Director of Graduate Programs, College of Engineering:
I hope all of you had a great spring break! I would like to welcome all MS and PhD students who will be enrolled for the entire 2016-2017 academic year to apply to be a member of the 2016-2017 Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee (EGSAC). EGSAC is a committee of 12-14 graduate students from the different engineering departments that help advise the College of Engineering on topics that are important to graduate education. This is a great opportunity to get involved in a leadership role within the college and to help shape graduate education for engineering graduate students. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet and work with other graduate students outside of your department!
To learn more about EGSAC, please click on the attached overview document and visit http://publish.illinois.edu/engr-egsac/. To apply, please complete the application form located at http://publish.illinois.edu/engr-egsac/application-process/. The application deadline is 5 pm on April 30, 2016. All application materials may be submitted electronically in a single PDF document to email@example.com (subject line must have EGSAC Application) or dropped off at 401 Engineering Hall.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either myself or Kathy Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Hello Engineering Graduate Students -
As part of an initiative to increase the diversity of our graduate programs, the College of Engineering, in partnership with EGSAC, is starting a Diversity Advocates program in the 2016-2017 academic year. A diversity advocate is a graduate student trained to understand the challenges facing underrepresented minority students (URM) in engineering graduate programs, detect potential sources of concern for URM students in each department, and to work with department and college leadership to build a more inclusive community. If you would like to serve as a diversity advocate for your department, please fill out the short application here by May 1, 2016. Applicants should have completed at least one year of graduate school by Fall 2016 and can be in either MS or PhD degree programs. Please see the attached document for further details on the role of a diversity advocate. For more information, please contact Ritu Raman (email@example.com)
PhD Final Defense - Tianfang Xu
A Fully Bayesian Approach to Uncertainty Quantification of Groundwater Models
Advisor: Professor Albert J. Valocchi
Co-advisor: professor Feng Liang
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 9:00 am
Location: Grainger Library Room 329
Medical crowdfunding campaigns refer to online fundraising campaigns that are specifically created to raise funds for medical expenses on crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe, GiveForward, or YouCaring etc. We are looking for participants for approximately 50-minute interview study. The study aims at uncovering social support opportunities in medical crowdfunding campaigns. Participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift card in compensation for participating in this study.
We are seeking participants who:
Please contact Jennifer Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have more questions about this study.
Compensation: $10 Amazon gift card
In the spirit of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, the CEE department will host a reception on Friday, April 8 from 8:00-9:00 am in the first floor Yeh Student Center. Stop by for donuts and juice (while they last) before going to class!
Please see this link for more campuswide activities surrounding Grad Student Appreciation Week http://www.grad.illinois.edu/grad-student-week
NPRE 402 is a popular course across Engineering and related College majors. Please encourage interested students to consider taking it this summer. This course is offered every fall/spring and fills to capacity every semester. We do not keep a wait list and every fall/spring have to turn students away. This is an opportunity for students here in the summer to get in the course who otherwise might not.
NPRE 402 Nuclear Power Engineering
Credit: 3 UG or 4 GRAD hours
Taught by Professor Magdi Ragheb
Meets June 13 – Aug 4; MWF 10:00 – 11:50; 103 Talbot Lab
Principles of utilization of fission energy in nuclear power engineering; includes such topics as fission processes and controlled chain reactions; nuclear reactor types, design principles, and operational characteristics; power reactor design criteria; radiation hazards and radioactive waste treatment; economics; other applications such as propulsion and research reactors.
The Jo Daviess County Highway Department is looking for a Staff Engineer to aid the County Engineer in planning, organizing, supervising, and coordinating the project design and implementation functions of the county highway dept. under the direction of the county engineer. Contact Jamie Evans for more information email@example.com
Jo Daviess County Highway Dept.
1 Commercial Drive, Suite 3
Hanover, IL 61041
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is interested in partnering with Illinois faculty through the DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. SCGSR enables graduate students to perform research at LLNL and other national laboratories. If faculty are interested in engaging with LLNL through SCGSR, please contact Dr. Don Takehara (firstname.lastname@example.org ) in the Office of Research or contact LLNL directly (Dr. Anantha Krishnan - email@example.com ). Graduate students need to apply by May 11, 2016. Detailed information about SCGSR and access to the online application system, can be found at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/. The priority research areas are listed at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/how-to-apply/priority-sc-research-areas/
Candidates can apply at http://www.stepan.com in the Careers section at the top of the page. This position is located in Elwood, Illinois. Tina Tullberg (TTullberg@stepan.com) is the recruiter for this position. Michael Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Environmental Manager for the group. Thank you.
Environmental Engineer - Water - 00599 Description Stepan Company is a publicly traded, major international manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemical products. Our expertise in chemical manufacturing and global reach are driving factors in our long-term relationships with customers. As we continue to grow, we remain committed to developing practices and products that reflect our core values of responsibility, integrity and innovation in the chemical industry. Stepan owns and operates a wastewater treatment plant that contains primary and secondary wastewater treatment for its chemical manufacturing processes. The primary responsibility of the Environmental Engineer is to maintain compliance with the site’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit. Responsibilities include monitoring, reporting, recordkeeping, and providing technical support to the wastewater treatment plant operator, engineering, and operations.
Responsibilities Include: · Provide technical support for the entire Stepan Facility pertaining to wastewater, drinking water quality, sludge management, storm water pollution prevention, and spill control. · Collect wastewater, sludge, and drinking water samples and submit data to regulatory agencies. · Develop, update, and implement Storm Water Pollution Prevention and Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans. · Develop and implement environmental management systems. · Work with wastewater treatment plant operator to monitor and maintain the wastewater treatment process and equipment. · Submit compliance reports accurately and in a timely manner. · Maintain accurate compliance records. · Lead and participate in meetings, environmental audits, and trainings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information. · Respond as needed to emergency situations during or after hours. · Recommend capital expenditures to maintain compliance in the waste water treatment plant.
Qualifications The qualified candidate will have the following education, experience, skills and abilities: · BS degree in Engineering, Sciences, or Environmental Field. · Minimum of 3 years experience in an environmental compliance role. · Ability to maintain databases (Excel). · Demonstrated integrity. · Strong people skills and an ability to influence others. · Working knowledge of US and IL Environmental Regulations preferred. Education Level :Bachelor's Degree (±16 years) Job : Environmental Health and Safety Primary Location : United States-Illinois-Elwood Schedule : Full-time
The Insight Asia Pacific Program is a great way for students to meet consultants from our Asia offices and learn about management consulting in a relaxed atmosphere. It is a 3 day program that we hold in Chicago from June 20-23. The program is for applicants dedicated to starting a career with McKinsey in Asia Pacific (Australia, Greater China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam or any of our Business Technology and Operations Practices). http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/your-career/McKinsey-on-campus/insight-asia-pacific
The application deadline is April 10, 2016.