Structural Engineering Graduate Student Organization

Hello & Welcome!

Welcome to the UIUC Structural Engineering Graduate Student Organization (SEGSO) webpage. SEGSO is an organization created by graduate students to improve the graduate school experience. Also, since Fall 2016, SEGSO is a SEI Graduate Student Chapter. Our purpose is to organize and plan professional, academic and social events for the betterment of Structural Engineering graduate students at UIUC.

Recent Happenings & Events

Annual End-of-Semester Gathering

Our Annual End-of-Semester Gathering is round the corner! Professor Abrams is hosting the social complete with barbecue. The event is on April 28, 2017 @ 6 p.m. Please RSVP here by Friday, April 21.

Posted on April 16, 2017

WEBINAR RECAP

Thanks to all who came to our first ASCE Continuing Education Webinar!
Thanks to SEI for providing it to us!

Posted on April 16, 2017

Webinar: Design of High-Rise Steel Structures – The Basics

As you may remember we have a free annual ASCE Continuing Education webinar thanks to SEI!

The webinar with most votes was: Design of High-Rise Steel Structures – The Basics

What? Webinar: Design of High-Rise Steel Structures – The Basics

When? Thursday April 13th

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where? Newmark Room 2311

The cost of this webinar is $249 and thanks to SEI we can have it for free. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about structural engineering professional practice and design!

Please don’t forget to register as a ASCE/SEI student member. You can do it HERE.

Take a look at the Facebook event.

Posted on April 10, 2017

18th Annual Structural Engineering Conference

Tomorrow the 18th Annual Structural Engineering Conference is happening at the I-Hotel.

Click HERE to register

More INFORMATION.

Speakers include:

Allen Smith, TranSystems (St. Louis, MO): “Eads Bridge Rehabilitation”

William Bast, Thornton Tomasetti (Chicago, IL): “Wrigley Field Renovations”

Ron Klemencic, MKA (Seattle, WA): “Vista Tower: A Jewel on Chicago’s Skyline

Terry Paret, WJE (Emeryville, CA): “Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering (PBEE): Snake Oil or Good Medicine?”

And more!

Posted on April 10, 2017

Academic Seminar RECAP

Thanks to all who came yesterday to the Academic Seminar!

We had great questions and discussion!

Special thanks to Prof. Lombardo for sharing his experience with us!

Posted on March 29, 2017

Academic Seminar

What? Academic Seminar given by Prof. Frank Lombardo. 

When? Tuesday, March 28, 2017

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Where? NCEL 2310

Technical writing and knowing how to effectively present data is an important skill to have in both academia and industry. Join SEGSO and Prof. Lombardo as he discusses effective methods to present data with papers, posters, presentations, and more!

Posted on March 17, 2017

Internship opportunity at Parsons Infrastructure

Parsons Infrastructure is seeking motivated engineering students with an interest in bridge structures for a summer intern position.

Take a look at this document for more details:

Parsons_Bridge_Interns_2017

Posted on March 6, 2017

ASCE Continuing Education webinar

As a SEI Graduate Student Chapter we have a free annual ASCE Continuing Education webinar! This webinar is a great opportunity to learn about structural engineering professional practice and design! 

Please help us answering this survey to let us know the webinar that you are most interested in.

The deadline to participate in this survey is March 13th 2017.

 

Posted on March 6, 2017

Seminars RECAP

Thanks to all those who came out to the seminars last week! It was a great time with awesome professionals! Special thanks to our presenters: Chris Hart, Dan Swiatek, Julia Plews, Laura Linderman and Ray Folz

                   

Posted on March 1, 2017

Alumni Seminar

What? Three alumni from UIUC are returning to campus to present the work they have done since they have graduated.

When? Friday, February 24, 2017

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where? NCEL 1310

The seminar includes three 30 minute presentations from Julia Plews (Sandia Labs), Laura Linderman (University of Minnesota), and Ray Folz (Exxon Mobil). This is a good time to see how UIUC CEE alumni continue to make differences in the world after they graduate.
 
Additionally, this seminar will count as a special seminar toward the CEE-595S course. So be sure to take notes and take advantage of this extra opportunity to fill the seminar course’s requirements.

Information on the speakers and their presentations:

Lauren Linderman, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
University of Minnesota
Title: Vibration-Based Long-Term Monitoring of the I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge

Raymond R. Foltz, PhD, PE

Senior Research Engineer

Offshore, Infrastructure & Environment Function
Arctic & Environmental Technology Section
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Title: Arctic Technology Research at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

Julia A. Plews, PhD

Computer Science, R&D
Computational Solid Mechanics & Structural Dynamics
Sandia National Laboratories
Title:From academia to a National Lab: Experiences so far

Posted on February 20, 2017
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