Graduate Blog

Numerous research groups plan to participate!

MechSE Grad's Annual Poster Session

February 13, 2013 - Entries for this year's poster session are rolling into the graduate office.  Currently we have approximately 25 research groups participating and approximately 50 students who plan to present!  Groups from a variety of disciplines plan to participate - including Biomechanics, Controls & Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences, Nanomechanics & Nanomanufacturing, and Solid Mechanics & Materials. 
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Spring 2013 Grad Events

February 11, 2013 - The RSVP and volunteer signup for next week's MechSE Grad events are up!  Students should check their email for all the details.  We look forward to these events every year; they are a lot of fun!  I especially look forward to working with our student organizations---MechSE Grad Women (MGW) and Graduate MechSE Students
How can I check my application?

How can I check on my application?

February 3, 2013 - This is such an exciting time of year for our prospective students as they are making preparations for graduate study.  A few questions resurface this time of year, and they may be on your mind as well.
Get out your calendar for these great events!

Professional Development Opportunities for Graduate Students, Spring 2013

January 31, 2013 - Savvy Job SearcherTues., Feb. 5, 10-11:00 am, 162 NoyesKatherine Eriksen, Cate KompareEffective job search strategies, organization research, and other helpful resources. This workshop is in partnership with the Savvy Researcher Workshop Series.
Ties largest gift to any public university in 2012-2013

$100-Million Pledge to College of Engineering at Illinois

January 28, 2013 - Yesterday was a big day at the University of Illinois as Chancellor Phyllis Wise announced that the Grainger Foundation has pledged $100 million to support the College of Engineering through establishment of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative.  You can read more about the pledge here.
One campus, many voices.

Diversity at Illinois

January 24, 2013 - Earlier this week I attended our spring SURGE/MERGE meeting at the College of Engineering.  MechSE, together with the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois, is committed to the principle that a diverse community enhances our living, learning, and working environment.  The Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) and Support for Under-Represented Groups in Engineering (SURGE) programs are just a couple ways in which we enhance our department.
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January 22, 2013 - We’ll be using this blog to update you on events in the Graduate Programs Office. Check back often to see what’s new!