Blue Waters Supercomputing Facility Tour

What: SEGSO is hosting a tour of the Blue Waters supercomputing facility. Blue Waters is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, and is the fastest supercomputer on a university campus. Scientists and engineers across the country use the computing and data power of Blue Waters to tackle a wide range of challenging problems.

When: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 12:50 pm.

Where: National Petascale Computing Facility, 1725 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL. We will be meeting at the front entrance of the building (corner of Oak St and St. Marys Rd)

Note: If you need a ride, please email Julia ( There are metered parking spots on the Northwest side of Lot E 14 (across the street). 

State Farm Center Site Visit

What: The first concrete-domed sports structure in the world, the State Farm Center, an architectural and engineering marvel on the University of Illinois campus, celebrated its 50th birthday in a big way in early March 2013. And now it becomes even better. The Illinois Renaissance project is set to dramatically renovate and improve State Farm Center. Estimated at $169.5 million, it will be one of the most ambitious building improvement projects in U of I history, and will benefit everyone – students, alumni and visitors from near and far – for decades to come. In this special site visit organized by S.E.A, we will be joined by the Structural Engineer of the Project – Dick Drew, P.E., S.E. – to give us a tour of the site and talk about all the cool structural engineering that is going to be a feature of the new and improved State Farm Center.

When: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Where: State Farm Center. We will provide transportation to the site and back.


Sign up here to join us for a great time!

Note: SEGSO members that are not a member of SEA will get second priority to current SEA members. 


ACI Illinois-UIUC Joint Meeting: “High Performance Concrete” by Stephen Fleming, P.Eng

What? Mr. Stephen Fleming, P.Eng is the Technical Services Director for Prairie Material. He has 19 years’ experience in the cement and concrete industry, and has worked with a wide range of concrete mix designs, including high-performance concrete which he will be speaking about at the joint meeting. There will be professional members of ACI Illinois in attendance, this will be a great networking opportunity!
When? Tuesday, March 10th, 6:00pm
Where? North Crane Bay of Newmark Civil Engineering Lab

Free BBQ dinner and beverages will be provided.

For more info, please see flyer: ACI Fall2014 Flyer -ACI Illinois-UIUC Joint Meeting