HDR is granting a $10,000 scholarship to a graduate student interested in transportation (majoring in civil engineering, structural engineering or geotechnical engineering).

Visit to apply.


                             Ph.D. Final Defense – Ahmed Baghdady
       Axial Behavior of Drilled Shafts in Illinois Soft Pennsylvanian Shales
                                     Advisor: Prof. Timothy D. Stark

                                      PhD Final Defense – Bernardo Vazquez Bravo
Inactivation Mechanisms of Human Adenovirus from Exposure to Polychromatic Ultraviolet Irradiation

The FIRST Lego League is a tournament that encourages children to pursue their passions in the STEM fields. There are two events coming up soon in Champaign, IL.

The first event is the Qualifiers event. The qualifiers will be on December 2nd, 2017 and will feature teams from across both Champaign County and nearby counties. There are multiple open volunteer positions. Food and drink shall be provided.

If you are interested in signing up, please fill out the following Google Form:

If you are interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree and wanting to learn more about Financial Engineering; The MS Financial Engineering Program will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, November 29th at 4:00PM. Please RSVP here -


Dropping Courses

Friday, November 17 is the last day for graduate students to drop ALL Fall semester courses from their Fall registration without a grade of W and thus withdraw from Fall 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.

For the second year, the Graduate College will be organizing a doctoral hooding ceremony on December 16 for August and December doctoral graduates.

The safewater scholarship by ISAWWA for the 2018-19 academic year is awarded to select students with a water-related education in a four year college/ graduate/doctoral program. The application deadline is January  1, 2018.
UIUC Contact: Lakshmi Panchagnula;

Link for detailed information:


The Village of Hoffman Estates, located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago,  is currently seeking qualified students for our  Summer Civil Engineering Internship Program. Please see enclosed info.


The Avery Brundage Scholarship is for graduate or undergraduate students who demonstrate excellence both in academic pursuits and athletic endeavors. Please see attached flyer for more info.