Resources for New Graduate Students

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


The New Graduate Student Welcome will be held August 19, 2022, for those starting AE @ Illinois in Fall 2022.  Any AE graduate student is welcome.

TENTATIVE AGENDA: location will be shared directly with students

Time (Central time, US) Topic Speaker(s)
9:30-10:15 am Graduate Program Overview Prof. Ioannis Chasiotis and Ms. Jenna Russell
10:15-10:30 am Master of Engineering in Aerospace Systems Engr Prof. Jason Merret
10:30-10:45 am Department Welcome Prof. Jon Freund, Department Head
10:45-11:00 am Office of the Dean of Students Ms. Katherine Snyder
11:00-11:15 am AeroGSAC (Graduate Student Advisory Council) Ms. Sri Sridhar
11:15 am-12:00 pm Q & A All

The Fall 2021 agenda and links to information are below.  We have left this information for students to access as needed. 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

Jenna Russell

Jenna Russell
Graduate Programs Coordinator

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