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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.

18th Annual Structural Engineering Conference

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

Click HERE to register


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!

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!

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

Q&A with Chris Hart and Dan Swiatek of Thornton Tomasetti

Great opportunity to learn from great professionals!

What? Join us for a Q&A session UIUC Alumni Chris Hart and Dan Swiatek.

When? Thursday, February 23, 2017

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where? ECEB 3015

Currently at Thornton Tomasetti, both Mr. Swiatek and Dr. Hart completed their Masters degrees at UIUC and Dr. Hart additionally completed his Ph.D. This is a good opportunity to speak with alumni of our department and see how attending UIUC benefitted their transition to working in the industry. Additionally, Dr. Hart provides a unique point of view as he works in the industry with a Ph.D.

Prepare questions and join us in welcoming them back to UIUC!