Graduate Blog

To submit an item for the graduate blog, email Joan Christian.

October 18, 2017

Given by: Emily Wuchner, Thesis Coordinator, Graduate College

Tuesday, November 7, 3:30-5pm

Lincoln Hall, Room 1092

Registration Required:

October 18, 2017

We are a Hotel Developer and operator in Midwest with limited service Hotels Such as Holiday  Inn, Fairfield by Marriott, Comfort Inn , Hampton Inn , Home 2, Homewood Suites By Hilton.

We are under development of the New Town Place Suites By Marriott in Danville IL looking for Jr. Engineer who can help in supervising day to day construction activity.

Essential Qualification : Undergrad in Civil or Construction Management or Graduate  Student for Internship.

Experience ; One year or more in site supervision and construction Management.

Job Duty; Supervision and condition with construction Management company , sub contractors and Architects during construction of Limited service Hotel. Working on take off of Carpet , Furniture, wallcovering ,Lighting futures etc.

This opening is project based for completion TPS projects only.

If you are interested, please contact:

P B Patel
Sunrise Hospitality Inc.
310 Eastgate Drive
Danville IL 61834
Tel. 217 442 2500
Fax 217 442 2525
Cell 309 310 8182

October 18, 2017

The Graduate College invites nominations for a new and exciting postdoctoral fellowship program.  The Schmidt Family Foundation, founded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife Wendy Schmidt, has recently launched the Schmidt Science Fellows Program.  The program offers an innovative 11-month postdoctoral experience to students from the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computing-oriented disciplines.  Targeting students who are near completion of their PhDs, the program offers training in fields outside of the student’s current area of expertise.  The goal is to introduce Fellows to the ideas, practices, methods, and cultures of other scientific disciplines, thereby exposing Fellows to new topics, new ways of thinking, and new people who can help guide Fellows toward new paths to success.  

Please find complete details on the program on the Schmidt Science Fellows homepage.    

Only students who expect to complete their PhDs by July 2018 (but no earlier than May 2017) are eligible.  The fellowship offers a $100,000 stipend, and it provides courses and research experiences at some of the world’s leading academic institutions along with hands-on work in field-leading laboratories. 

The Schmidt Family Foundation has invited only select universities to participate in the fellowship program, and the University of Illinois is one of those universities.  We are allowed to submit five representatives for consideration in the national competition, and the Graduate College will coordinate the campus competition to select those five representatives.  The campus competition will operate via departmental nomination, and eligible departments may submit up to three nominations each.  The deadline for nominations is November 2, 2017, and you may find details on the nomination submission process in the Schmidt Science Fellows Program listing in our Fellowship Finder database.  

October 17, 2017

The Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship is a $20,000 award that aims to foster an appreciation of the aesthetic potential in the structural design of buildings and bridges by enabling a gifted graduate to experience works of architecture and engineering first hand. The Foundation hopes that the Fellow will in turn influence the practice and teaching of structural engineering in the future. More information can be found at:

If you are interested in a nomination for this fellowship through the CEE Department please submit the below materials to Joan Christian ( by Friday, November 10.

We request that every student who applies for this nomination send us:

       CV/Resume        Short Passage about your travel Ideas        Graduation Date
October 17, 2017

The Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings is proud to support higher education through this scholarship program. We’re hopeful that you will share this opportunity to those students that you think will benefit from this opportunity. This year, like in years past, the scholarship is for $5000.00 and is open to those students with a drive and passion for high-rise buildings and are pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, or similar field. The attached document provides information on eligibility and application requirements. Further, the information may also be found on our website or by following the link below.