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Why I Chose a Ph.D. In Civil Engineering: An International Student’s Story

November 2, 2020

Now, more than ever before, our society has placed increasing demands on the systems and structures that connect us. As technology advances, civil and environmental engineers use their expertise to help protect human ...

A New Epoch in Engineering: An Interview with Civil Engineering Professor Nicos Makris

September 17, 2020

As society becomes increasingly transient, we need structures that can withstand not only the Earth's natural shifts, but the impact of human action as well. How will transportation systems, buildings, and water systems ...

A Lyle Professor and Lab Manager Battle COVID — One Invention at a Time

June 18, 2020

What do you do with an idle maker space in the middle of a global pandemic? Manufacture medical personal protective equipment (PPE), of course.

How to Get the Best Letters of Recommendation for Graduate School

March 5, 2020

What makes a good candidate stand out from a great one? Sometimes it can come down to a well-crafted letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation provide the admissions team with a more complete picture of the ...

What Do Baking and this Ph.D. Student's Thesis Have in Common?

February 27, 2020

If you're going to enter a Ph.D. program, it should definitely be in an area you are passionate about so your interest and drive can carry you through the inevitable challenging seasons. For fourth-year Ph.D. candidate, ...

What Is Biostatistics? A Look at a High Impact Field

February 6, 2020

What do you know about biostatistics? Chances are, not a lot. Many people have  misconceptions about the field of biostatistics, and even those who are vaguely familiar with it may not be aware of the details of this ...

Making the Transition from Student to Teacher During Your Graduate Studies

January 30, 2020

Much of the advice we share about selecting a good Ph.D. program centers around your relationships with faculty and your research opportunities. However, a significant part of the doctoral student experience is ...