Category Archives: Events

Things that SEGSO organizes for students to participate in.

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.


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.

Newmark Distinguished Lecturer Session

On Tuesday, February 25th at 3:30 PM, Professor David Billington, the Newmark Distinguished Lecturer, will be taking time to meet with students and answer questions. This would be a great opportunity to ask any questions you have regarding the lecture, or of his research and career in general.

Professor Billington is recognized for his work in large-scale dams and bridge infrastructure, as well as a larger historic picture of engineering in the twentieth century. He will be addressing the role of civil engineers in society and the impacts of civil engineering and architecture during Monday’s Distinguished Newmark lecture.

The meeting will take place in 1311 Newmark.

Please RSVP below if you’re interested in attending!

Q&A Session with Richard Lindenberg

Prior to the 595 seminar on Monday afternoon, Richard Lindenberg from Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates will be holding a questions and answers session. This session will take place Monday, February 10th at 2:30 – 3:30 PM in Newmark 2218.

If you’re curious about the company, or have any questions you’d like to ask about the work Mr. Lindenberg does, this is the perfect opportunity!

If you plan on attendinhg, please RSVP here.

Spring General Meeting

To kick off the new semester, we’re having a general meeting this coming Tuesday, February 4th at 5:30 PM in 2311 Newmark. And yes, free food will be provided!
This will be a brief meeting to discuss upcoming events for this semester (come and share your suggestions!). Also, we’re looking to fill some officer positions within SEGSO (Treasurer, President) for anyone who’s interested. Getting involved in SEGSO is a great way to have a positive impact on your fellow graduate students.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP here.

Fall Potluck Dinner

We’ll be carving pumpkins and providing apple cider! We’d also love it if you could bring a food dish to share with everyone. Pumpkin pie, your famous spinach artichoke dip, a cultural dish…whatever you like!

What more could you want to kick the fall season in gear?

If you can bring a dish for the potluck spread, sign up below. The more delicious food, the happier everyone will be.

Food signup:

Also, if you want to carve a pumpkin, we’ll provide the carving tools, and all you have to do is stop by County Market (or any other pumpkin-purveying locale of your choice) and bring your own pumpkin. We unfortunately don’t have the resources to transport a ton of pumpkins to Newmark on our own.

The best pumpkin wins bragging rights! Or perhaps a prize! Get excited.

We hope to see you all there! Tell your friends, and let’s make this a perfect way to unwind after the Structural Dynamics exam (for at least a number of you).

Chicago Professional Weekend 2013

Trip Dates: Friday, September 27th, 7:00 AM to Saturday, September 28th, 8:00 PM

The weekend in Chicago, IL, includes…

  • Bus transportation from UIUC to Chicago and back
  • A Professional Panel session with Structural Engineering Alumni at the Illini Center Chicago (past companies include Thorton-Tomasetti, SOM, Magnusson-Klemencic, Parsons-Brinckerhoff) and a Catered Lunch
  • An afternoon touring the Chicago Loop and local structural engineering firms
  • Chicago-style deep-dish pizza party at Gino’s East
  • Wendella’s awesome Architectural Boat Tour of Chicago
  • A Downtown Chicago construction site visit
  • One night’s stay at the luxurious Hilton Chicago on Michigan Avenue withContinental Breakfast
… and more! Though an estimated value of at least $300 per person, through SEGSO this Chicago excursion will cost you only $40!