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

SEGSO Academic Seminar with Professor Kuchma

When: THIS WEDNESDAY, April 23rd at 6:30 pm
Where: 2311 Yeh Center
Free pizza will be provided!

Being a Professor in Structural Engineering in the US
This introductory seminar to the SEGSO academic series will share Professor Kuchma’s own experience at the many different phases of working in academia, as well as his observations on what his Illinois and non-Illinois colleagues do in their careers.

A full abstract for the seminar is attached.


Posted on April 21, 2014

Broomball Tournament

We will be participating in a Broomball tournament with other civil engineering societies on Saturday, April 26 from 10 PM to Midnight. This event will take place at the UIUC Ice Arena.

Other participating groups include SEA, ASCE, Chi Epsilon, and others! Come join for a night of friendly competition. The cost will be $5 to participate!


Posted on April 16, 2014

Party with Professors

When: Friday, April 11th, 2014

6 pm – 9 pm

Where: Professor LaFave’s House

1000 Lake Pointe Lane

Mahomet, IL

Located in the Briarcliff subdivision off Illinois Route 47, just past the Lake of the Woods Museum of the Grand Prairie

What: social mixer for structures graduate students to celebrate the arrival of spring with food (Chipotle!), drinks, games, and structures-themed Jeopardy!
If you are interested, please send your RSVP here.


Posted on April 8, 2014

EERI Friedman Lecture

When: Monday, April 14th, 2014

12 pm – 1 pm (“Meet the Speaker” Lunch)

4 pm – 5 pm (Friedman Lecture)

Where: 1310 Yeh Center
What: Free “Meet the Speaker” Lunch! – This event will be catered with Potbelly, and serves as an opportunity prior to the Friedman Lecture to ask questions, learn more about the speaker, and enjoy a nice lunch.

Friedman Lecture – David A. Friedman will be presenting, offering more information about EERI, earthquake reconnaissance, and the retrofit of the UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium

RSVP for the lunch and get more information here.
Posted on April 8, 2014

Scholarships for Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions


Please see the attached announcement for a Master Course in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions. The course would be taught in Portugal, however, scholarships of up to 13,000 Euro are available for interested students. Historically, students from the United States are under-represented, so scholarships to University of Illinois students should be available!

For more details, visit their website at, or see the attached leaflet.


Applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions, approved by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Programme, are opened up to May 20, 2014 (call 2).

This Master Course is organized by a Consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, composed by University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the University of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic). The course combines the most recent advances in research and development with practical applications.

A significant number of scholarships, ranging from 3500 to 13000 Euro, are available to students of any nationality.

The SAHC leaflet can be downloaded at

Please find full details on the MSc programme, as well as electronic application procedure, on the website

Posted on April 4, 2014
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