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May 2017

Professor Gary Parker was among 84 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for 2017. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors a scientist can achieve and is granted in recognition of “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” Parker has been on the Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering faculty since 2005. READ MORE


Yanfeng Ouyang has been named the George Krambles Endowed Professor in Rail and Public Transit. The professorship was established to support an outstanding, internationally recognized individual whose teaching and research advance engineering practices and develop new technologies vital to the transportation industry. READ MORE


Wilbur C. Milhouse III (BS 94, MS 95) will be the 2017 College of Engineering convocation speaker. Milhouse is President and CEO of Milhouse Engineering and Construction Inc., and also founded a private philanthropic foundation which supports education in STEM and bringing young people into the engineering and power professions. READ MORE


CEE donors to endowed scholarship funds now can double the impact of their gifts, thanks to a pledge by The Grainger Foundation to match all donations to engineering scholarship endowments, dollar-for-dollar, up to $25 million. Corporate gifts to engineering scholarship endowments will also be included and matched. READ MORE


The application deadline is nearing for WEGOCEE, a networking and professional development workshop focused on introducing women undergraduate students to civil and environmental engineering graduate education and research opportunities. Applications are due on Friday, May 12, 2017. READ MORE

Graduate programs rank second in nation

CEE at Illinois graduate program once again ranks as second in the nation for civil engineering, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. CEE's environmental engineering graduate program has improved its standing, moving from #3 to #2. Congratulations to everyone at CEE, including our alumni, whose professional excellence contributes to our world-class reputation! 


CEE Graduation Reception / Commencement (May 13)
CEE Springfield Social Hour (May 25)
CEE Beer Tasting (June 14)
CEE Golf Outing (July 20)
Faculty-Alumni Interaction Event (September 11)
WEGOCEE (September 22 - 23)
CEE Fall Job Fair (September 27 - 28)