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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

SEGSO Pen Pals 2017

Our Structures Pen Pals program is coming and we need volunteers! 
SEGSO gets incoming students in touch with current structures graduate students via email. The goal is to advise students about aspects of graduate life at UIUC, such as transportation, housing, coursework/research/teaching, what to do in Champaign-Urbana, etc.

Please help us welcome the incoming graduate students in structures to our University and community.

If want to help or you are an incoming student looking for advise please fill out this survey.
Thanks for all and keep enjoying the summer!


Opportunity to connect with on campus and online students!


The Spring 2017 study-buddy program helps students to connect with other on campus and online students that are taking the same course.  This is to have everybody discuss course material and be able to understand it a little bit better through collaboration with peers. With this program you will also be able to make connections with other on campus and online students which will no doubt aid in your future endeavors.  The courses that we are considering for this program are CEE462 and CEE570. Let us know if you are interested to expand the program to other courses. 

If you are interested in participating with us in the study-buddy program please send us an email to:

Pen Pals for Incoming Students 2015

SEGSO is pleased to invite and encourage current Structures graduate students to take part in the fourth annual Pen Pals Program!

Unfamiliar with Pen Pals? For the past several summers, we have been matching up current and incoming graduate students and putting them in contact with each other via email. The purpose: to discuss and address any questions or concerns incoming students might have—topics ranging from research or teaching to classes to life in Champaign-Urbana in general. Especially if you benefitted from Pen Pals when you were a new graduate student, please consider paying the favor forward to a new group of incoming students!

Sign up here

SEGSO Leadership Opportunities

It’s the end of another academic year! And SEGSO needs your help! We are currently seeking students to serve in leadership roles beginning this summer. Opportunities include:

  • Chicago Professional Weekend trip planning (coming up in September 2015)
  • Serving as a SEGSO officer this summer, next fall, and beyond

Please let us know if you’re interested by filling out the survey (link below) and/or emailing Julia directly.

Sign me up!

GradSWE weSTEM Conference 2015

The Graduate Society of Women Engineers would like to share the following announcement with all SEGSO members regarding their upcoming weSTEM conference:

The Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) is a professional development and support group advocating for graduate women in STEM. GradSWE promotes diversity in graduate education through academic, professional, and social events catering to graduate student needs. GradSWE is an inclusive organization and welcomes participation from women and men in STEM.

GradSWE’s flagship initiative, the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference, provides graduate students with access to current and future STEM leaders, lending insight into diverse career paths stemming from a graduate degree. This annual conference is scheduled for Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the I Hotel. Applications to attend weSTEM are now open. Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot!

Download the event flyer here.

Pen Pal Program – Volunteers needed!

Hello everyone,

First off, we hope everyone is having a great summer so far. Congratulations to those who graduated in May, and we look forward to seeing everyone who is continuing on this fall!

This summer, we are continuing our SEGSO Pen Pals Program! We’ve all been new students to a university before, and this program is our way of easing the transition to a new school for the incoming Fall 2014 structures graduate students. Seeing as though you all have experience in the department now, your knowledge is invaluable to many incoming students!

Through exchanging emails, you can help new students learn more about classes, professors, and activities to get involved with on campus. You can even help with things like apartment hunting and campus life. There isn’t much time commitment to this volunteering, but it is highly valuable to incoming students who don’t know much about UIUC.

TL;DR – Help new structures students via email by sharing your knowledge of the department and campus

If you are interested, please fill out our application form here:

Thanks, and have a great summer!