Graduate Blog

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June 20, 2016

RS&H’s Transportation/Infrastructure Practice offers a full range of planning, design, environmental, program management, and construction management services for all modes of transportation, including highways, transit, ports, rail, and trails.  From long-range corridor plans and tolling programs to local roads and transit hubs, we help our clients identify the best solutions for improving mobility, fostering economic growth, and enhancing the communities we serve.


The St. Charles, Illinois office currently seeking an entry level Bridge Engineer as well as an entry level Transportation Engineer. For more information on the open positions and to apply, please visit


June 20, 2016

Wednesdays, July 13 - August 3, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Coble Hall, room 304

Registration required

The Career Exploration Group provides a guided discovery process and collaborative environment for graduate students who are changing their career plans. Participants will work with career advisors to identify and explore broader career options that fit their skills, interests, and values. They will also learn about resources for job searching and how to begin the process of developing effective application materials. (Please note that this is not a job search group. We will not be workshopping application documents or discussing in detail the process of searching for a job.) Participants must commit to meeting once a week for 4 weeks, with 1-1.5 hours/week of additional work in between sessions. The Summer 2016 Career Exploration Group will meet Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm, starting July 13 and ending August 3. All sessions will be held in 304 Coble Hall. 

June 20, 2016

The Graduate College Office of External Fellowships invites you to get a head start now by meeting with one of our proposal advisors. We will review your application materials from last year and discuss ways you can improve those materials in preparation for next year’s competition. To schedule an appointment, contact

June 15, 2016
Graduating in August? July 8, 2016 is the last day to add yourself to the August 2016 degree list. You may add yourself via Student Self-Service, or if you are unable to add yourself through Student Self-Service, see your department office well in advance of the deadline. If you had your name on a previous degree list and didn't complete your degree, you must put your name on the August degree list. It does not carry over automatically. 
June 14, 2016

PhD Final Defense - Hairshanker Gajendran

A Unified Computational Framework for Process Modeling and Performance Modeling of Multi-constituant Materials

Advisor: Professor Arif Masud

Date: Thursday, June 23, 9:00 a.m.

Location: Grainger Library Room 329