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SEGSO Fall 2017 Student Research Seminar

SEGSO believes that a big part of research is effectively communicating your work to your audiences. Also, we know that many us would like to hear more about fellow students projects, what they are, and how they are doing. Therefore, we want to give you the platform to participate in our Student Research Seminar! It will be held on November 10. We want you to feel free to talk about any part of your work (or previous work) that you would be willing to show us.

The idea of the seminar is that each student can talk for about 10 minutes (using a PowerPoint presentation or any other tool he or she might find useful) and then allow some room for questions. This is a good opportunity to practice your presentation skills and gain confidence in a casual setting and in front of a friendly audience. If you are interested, please let us know by emailing

What? Great presentations of your fellow classmates, hope that many of you can attend to support them and learn about their research.

When? Thursday, November 15th, 2017

5: 00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where? NCEL 2312

2018 Structural Engineering Instructional Fellowship (SEIF)

The SEIF can provide graduate student(s) and postdocs in structural engineering with an opportunity to teach a course prior to graduation.  Recipient(s) of this distinguished award will teach an undergraduate course in structural engineering under the mentorship of a faculty member who has taught the same course in the past. 

For more information please look here:

Grad Teaching Fellowship — SEIF 2017


After 10 years of European funding, 350 students and 65 countries, applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions are opened up to January 20, 2018. This is the leading international course on conservation of heritage structures, winner of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage “Europa Nostra”, and a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

This Master Course, which is running its 11th Edition, is organized by a Consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, composed byUniversity of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), theUniversity 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 4,000 to 13,000 Euro, are available to students of any nationality.

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


UC Berkeley – Open Assistant Professor Position in Earthquake Engineering

I would like to bring to your attention the availability of a tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of Earthquake Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. They are interested in candidates from all areas of earthquake engineering, including, but not limited to: experimental methods to advance structural systems and models; analytical modeling and numerical simulation of individual facilities or urban regions; monitoring and control; damage assessment; and performance-based earthquake engineering. The deadline to apply is October 30, 2017. 
For more information about the position, including required qualification and application materials, see
The strategic plan of the department prioritizes earthquake and structural engineering in near-term future hires, so candidates can expect the department to bring in additional faculty who will have synergistic research efforts.


Chicago Professional Weekend – A successful wrap !

The 6th Annual SEGSO Chicago Professional Weekend held on Friday, September 22 – Saturday, September 23, 2017 was a huge success.  This two-day tour comprised of a Practitioner Panel Session, walking tour of the Chicago loop followed by office tour of famous Chicago engineering firms, cocktail hour and dinner with students and alumni on the first day and Wendella Architectural Boat Tour, office Tour to AISC Headquarters followed by a presentation by TGRWA and a site visit. The trip presented the city from a structural engineering perspective, giving students an introduction to the local professional culture as well as the unique historic architecture and skyscrapers which comprise Chicago’s world-renowned skyline.

You can the images from here: Chicago Professional Weekend 2017 – Gallery


Chicago Professional Weekend 2017

The 6th Annual SEGSO Chicago Professional Weekend will be held Friday, September 22 – Saturday, September 23, 2017.  This two-day tour will present the city from a structural engineering perspective, giving students an introduction to the local professional culture as well as the unique historic architecture and skyscrapers which comprise Chicago’s world-renowned skyline.

You can find more information here: Chicago Professional Weekend 2017