Resources for New Graduate Students

Welcome to our program!  To help get you started, here are some useful resources for you.


The new student orientation was held August 20, 2021, for those starting AE @ Illinois in Fall, 2021.  Any AE graduate student was welcome.

The agenda is below.  The welcome was held in person in DCL 1320 for those satisfying the campus requirements on-campus events (see and also available on zoom.   The individual topics link to the slides shown for that portion.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact

VIDEO: Fall 2021 Aerospace Engineering New Graduate Student Welcome

Time (Central time, US) Topic Speaker(s)
10:30 -- 11:15 a.m. Welcome and Graduate Program Overview Professor Daniel Bodony and Ms. Jenna Russell
11:15 -- 11:30 a.m. Department Head's Welcome Professor Jonathan Freund
11:30 -- 11:45 a.m. Master of Engineering in Aerospace Sys. Eng. Professor Jason Merret
11:45 -- 12:00 p.m. Office of the Dean of Students Ms. Katherine Snyder
12:00 -- 12:15 p.m. AE Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) Mr. Jacob Eisen
12:15 -- 1:00 p.m. Q & A All

Graduate Contacts

Ioannis Chasiotis
Director of Graduate Studies
(217) 244-1474

Jenna RussellJenna Russell
Graduate Programs Coordinator