Graduate Blog

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January 23, 2018

PhD Final Defense – Gaston Fermandois

Development and implementation of a multi-axial
real-time hybrid simulation framework

Advisor: Professor Billie F. Spencer, Jr.

Date: Wednesday February 7th, 9:00 am

Location: Newmark Civil Engineering Building Room 3218


January 23, 2018

Please see the enclosed flyer about the MBA-Engineering Grad Student Info Session on February 6


January 22, 2018
Need an internship this summer? Looking for a job?

Attend the CEE Spring 2018 Job Fair on
Thursday, February 22 in the Crane Bay of Newmark Lab!

Each year approximately 600 CEE students fill the Crane Bay in search of a job or internship, or simply to practice talking with recruiters and establish relationships for future opportunities. The event format includes company booths, an informal lunch, and opportunities for interviews. Students of all levels are encouraged to attend. It’s a good way to find alumni speakers for your student groups as well!

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For a list of companies who will attend the job fair, check the CEE website

Looking for more ways to connect with recruiters? Consider attending the CEE Networking Night the evening before the fair, hosted by the CEE Student Committee. Visit  for more details and to register.

Not sure how to prepare for the job fair? Need your resume polished? Consider visiting with a career advisor in Engineering Career Services (ECS). Call ECS for an appointment: 217-333-1960.

Questions? Contact Keely Ashman,, 217-333-6454

January 22, 2018

PhD Final Defense – Siyang Xie
Reliable Design of Interdependent Facility System under Correlated Disruption Risks
Advisor: Professor Yanfeng Ouyang
Date: Thursday February 1st, 2:00 pm
Location: NCEL 3218


January 22, 2018

By the 10th Day of Classes, January 29, graduate students should be correctly registered for Spring 2018. It is important to check your registration before January 29 on Student Self Service to make sure your registration is correct. If necessary, make corrections by adding and dropping courses to your schedule before the 10th day of classes, January 29.  

In addition, the 10th day of classes, January 29, is the last day to do the following:

Drop courses to reduce your number of credit hours you are registered for to a lower tuition range and receive a refund between the two ranges Add a semester course without permission Add a first half-session course Submit forms to Audit a semester course Submit form for In Absentia registration

Students should be registered appropriately no later than January 29 in order to avoid possible issues with: 

Tuition/Fee assessment           Financial aid Loan deferment Health Insurance Academic Record/Graduation issues

Auditors: Auditors are listeners in classes and not class participants. Graduate College policy states that students should take the Auditor’s Permit form to the first class meeting and ask the instructor to sign the form indicating approval. These forms must be received in the Graduate College by the 10th day of classes, 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 29.  

In Absentia Registration: This registration option is for students studying or doing research at least 50 miles away from campus. In Absentia registration is not permitted for students enrolled in courses meeting on campus. Please review our policy on In Absentia Registration for additional information. This form must be received in the Graduate College by the 10th day of classes, 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 29.  

Please Note: Students attending courses should either be registered for credit or registered as Auditors by the 10th day of class.