The deadline for student paper competition submissions is FEBRUARY 5. Students must submit a 350-word (max) abstract and an executive summary of at least 1,200 words (so the committee will have a better idea of the paper you would be writing, if chosen). $500 prize awarded + travel stipend and a presentation slot at the annual conference in Seattle this September.


Professor Helen Nguyen and Dr Nedal Masalha will teach the course. More info on the enclosed flyer.

RJH Consultants are looking for geotechnical, hydraulic, construction and civil engineers. Please see attached flyer for more info.

PhD Final Defense – Xuan Lv
Semantic Process Analysis, Context-Aware Information Retrieval, and Sentiment Analysis for Supporting Transportation Project Environmental Review
Advisor: Professor Nora El-Gohary
Date: Wednesday, January 17th, 2:00pm
Location: Newmark Lab Room 3350


Happy New Year!  Join us on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, for an Informal Networking Social with our Industry Partners’ recruiters. 

Time:  6:30 to 8 pm (check-in begins at 6 pm)

Location:  3rd floor of Engineering Hall 

Registration Deadline:  February 2, 2018

Registration Link: (There is a $10 registration fee for this event.)

The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) is primarily seeking an upper level environmental engineering undergrad with interests in graduate school, as we do provide funding opportunities for grad school students and are wanting someone who is interested in working with our team for 1+ year(s)


Meg Griffin is available via email any time and via IM at the following times to answer questions about CEE classes, scheduling, the program in general, and any other questions you may have:

Jan 11: 12:00-2:00pm, 8:00-10:00pm
Jan 12: 12:00-2:00pm
Jan 14: 8:00-10:00pm
Jan 15-18: 12:00-2:00pm

Please IM Meg via Skype for Business (available to graduate students) or Google Hangouts (use 

The CEE Alumni Association and the CEE Advancement Team will have hot chocolate available in the 1st floor lobby of the Yeh Center on Tuesday, January 16 from 10am-3pm to welcome back the returning students.

Please stop by to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and say hello to the students!

Questions? Contact Keely Ashman: or 217-333-6454.

The CEE department has launched a Wiki site for graduate students that will help with certain processes such as making room reservations, Travel-Booking and Reimbursements, info about the CEE Graduate Stuent Advisory Committee and other FAQ's. Please go to to check it out. If you think of other processes that would be beneficial, please contact Joan Christian

A TA Position is available for UP430/CEE417 Urban Transportation Planning for SP18. Preference given to students who have taken the course previously. Please send current resume and statement as to why you are qualified to be a TA for the class to Joan Christian by Friday, January 12 at noon.