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

GESO: “Smart Infrastructure and Construction,” by Prof. Kenichi Soga (University of Cambridge)

What? The application of emerging technologies to advanced health monitoring of critical infrastructure assets will reduce the risk of failure. Emerging technologies will also transform the industry through a whole-life approach to achieving sustainability in construction and infrastructure in an integrated way – design and commissioning, the construction process, exploitation and use, and eventual de-commissioning. This talk will introduce several case studies of applying technologies for monitoring the conditions of underground structures in London and discuss how engineering decisions were made from the data.

When? Friday, April 24th at 12:00pm

Where? Yeh Center Room 3310

Click HERE for more information.

Food and drinks will be provided.

Posted on April 22, 2015

CMAA: Chicago Site Visit – Kiewit

What? There are still open spots to visit a Kiewit road construction project (that is utilizing a unique construction method for this type of project). Also a great opportunity to network with Kiewit if you are interested in post-graduation job opportunities. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided, attendees must wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

When? Friday, April 24th, leaving from campus 9-10 am for 1pm site visit, return around 4:30pm

How do I sign up? Sign up HERE

**Note: The site visit is limited to 10-15 people so register soon. More details to those that register…

Posted on April 20, 2015

ACI Lecture: “Using NDT as a Tool in Concrete Structure Evaluation” by Malcolm Lim, P.E.

What? Malcolm Lim, P.E. of Proceq Technical & Application Services will be sharing some of the state-of-the art nondestructive testing (NDT) methods, including case histories, and also future trends in NDT.

When? Thursday, April 23rd, 6pm

Where? 3310 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab

Free Pizza and Drinks will be provided. See ACI Flyer for more details.

Posted on April 20, 2015

NCMA Engineering Position Opening

The National Concrete Masonry Association, an international association located in Northern Virginia, has an immediate opening for an entry-level engineer with a background in civil, geotechnical, or structural engineering to be part of a dynamic team of industry leaders. Responsibilities include development of technical standards, design resources, education and training programs, and oversight of research programs. Successful candidate blends leadership and enthusiasm with excellent communication skills and technical competence.

For more information and instructions on how to apply please see: NCMA Engineering Ad

Posted on April 15, 2015

“Structural Engineering: More than Designing a Structure,” a lecture by David Cocke

What: EERI we will be hosting a lecture by David Cocke, principal of Structural Focus and Board of Direction of EERI National. In his presentation, David will explain some of their philosophy and strategies, as well as review several case studies including Red Bull, Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, 3Labs, Agensys and the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple restoration. David will also introduce you to their latest work with community resiliency involving post-disaster inspection programs.

When: Friday, April 17th, 12pm to 1:15pm

Where: Yeh Center, 3310

Jimmy Johns and drinks will be provided!

See Flyer Here: FriedmanLecturePoster

Posted on April 13, 2015

Trivia Night #5 @ Mike n Molley’s

What: We will be meeting up at Mike n Molly’s this coming Wednesday for the fifth night of trivia of the semester! Come for some friendly competition and enjoy food/drink in downtown Champaign with members of SEGSO!

When: Wednesday, April 15th. We will be starting at 7:30 pm so be on time!

Where: Mike n Molly’s (105 N Market St, Champaign, IL)

Posted on April 13, 2015

Party at a Professor’s House!

SEGSO would like to cordially invite you to our annual spring Semester Party! Prof. Abrams has graciously offered to host at his home in Champaign. Come out for delicious food, quality time with fellow students and faculty members, and a few rounds of our traditional, competitive Structures-Themed Jeopardy!

When: Friday, April 10th, 2015, 6:45pm (Dinner ~7pm)

Where: The home of Prof. Dan Abrams
3401 Mill Creek Ct
Champaign, IL 61822
(Close to Mattis Ave & Curtis Rd)

Note: Please don’t forget to RSVP using the link below and BYOB!

RSVP Here

Update: Group photos!

Posted on April 3, 2015
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