The Undergraduate Blog is designed to give students relevant information about academics, class registration, internships, research, scholarships/awards, student organizations, job opportunties, and events for the department, college, and campus.
Interested in volunteering? A volunteer opportunity from Champaign Unit 4 Schools – Solar Tour, October 4, at Carrie Busey Elementary School in Savoy. All details about the event and contact information is included in this document: Download Champaign Unit 4 Solar Tour
Students will need to provide their own transportation.
All undergraduate students have access to Newmark or the Yeh Center through 11pm, Monday-Sunday by I-Card. Please note if any door is left ajar and/or blocked to be kept open, the last person who swipes in will be held responsible for any damage that could occur in the building. I would strongly advise all undergraduate students to have their I-Card available and exchange phone numbers with friends if you are planning to meet in this building for any reason.
The new Undergraduate Handbook is available in the front office and on the round table outside the Administrative Office near the elevator. It is strongly recommended for all CEE students to pick up a copy. Changes have been made to the Advanced Composition requirement, Math & Science Elective is now Science Elective, and changes to the course listing and wording of the program plan read carefully when completing.
The Advanced Composition course requirement is adding additional courses in which students in CEE can select from to meet this requirement beginning in Fall 2014. Currently this requirement is met by students completing BTW 261 or BTW 250. Beginning this fall all students will have the option to take the BTW courses or select from the following classes listed below to meet this requirement, please email Becky – email@example.com if you have any questions. This change will be reflected in the Undergraduate Handbook for 2014-2015.
Advanced Composition - new courses can meet requirement.
On the program plan you will find a change regarding the Math & Science elective. This elective is changing to a Science Elective and Math courses will no longer be accepted for this requirement. Students may still continue to take courses in all other areas listed in the Undergraduate Handbook under the primary area. If you have completed a MATH course as your elective prior to Fall 2014, please email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org and you should still be able to use it to fulfill this requirement.
The student chapter of SEA has increased its membership over the last several years from a small student organization to one of the largest engineering organizations on campus. We want to celebrate this achievement by thanking all of those who have made it possible throughout the years. This semester marks our 10th Anniversary and we are inviting all of you to join us on Friday, November 7th to help us celebrate this anniversary.
You will hear from former presidents, find out about our student group’s accomplishments and learn about our new goals and how you can help our organization continue to grow in the next ten years. I also encourage you to come and meet with professors, friends, and revisit all the great memories made on campus.
Our schedule for November 7th:
6:30-7:30: Buffet Dinner/Ceremony
Everyone is welcome to join us afterwards for drinks at local establishments.
Since 1987, the Illinois Groundwater Association has supported undergraduate and graduate research at Illinois institutions in the general area of groundwater. The scope of this support and grant requirements are outlined in the attached application. We have revised our grant process and will now accept applications in the Spring and Fall semesters. Please note that applications must be postmarked by November 14, 2014 for Spring 2014 applications. We anticipate awarding at least two student grants this semester, with each grant worth a maximum of $750. Attached is an application for a Student Research Grant.
Wireless Sensor Networks for Flash Flood and Traffic Monitoring in Urban Environments using Mixed Eulerian Lagrangian Sensing
This talk describes a new architecture for distributed flash flood and traffic monitoring in cities using combined Eulerian and Lagrangian sensing. Unlike current traffic sensor networks, the architecture maintains user privacy by using a distributed computing approach. In this system, probe vehicles broadcast speed data to local nodes, which estimate vehicles location. Fixed sensors also measure traffic parameters, and all traffic data is forwarded to local coordinator nodes. Using the classical LWR traffic flow model, we show that the traffic reconstruction problem results in a set of MILPs, which can be efficiently solved by all nodes using distributed computing, the coordinator node supervising all computations. We also show that fixed traffic sensors can also be used as flash-flood sensors, using a combination of ultrasonic/passive infrared measurements. We present an implementation of this system using a custom designed flood and traffic sensor, and discuss some preliminary results.
About Dr. Claudel:
Christian Claudel is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at KAUST (and will join the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at UT-Austin as an Assistant Professor in 2015). He received the PhD degree in EECS from UC-Berkeley in 2010, and the MS degree in Plasma Physics from Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon in 2004. He received the Leon Chua Award from UC-Berkeley in 2010 for his work on Mobile Millennium. His research interests include control and estimation of distributed parameter systems, wireless sensor networks and environmental sensing systems.
Monday, September 29, 2014
1310 Yeh Center
About the Series:The Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems Seminar Series is focused on Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems (SRIS), and features distinguished speakers from academia and industry sharing their vision on holistically planning, designing, constructing, and managing sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems and their interactions.
Hanson Professional Services is seeking Civil/Traffic Engineers graduating in December 2014 (preferably) or May 2015 to join their teams in the Peoria, Illinois or St. Louis, Missouri offices. Please review the included job descriptions for more information. Questions about these opportunities should be directed to Tracye O’Connor, TOconnor@hanson-inc.com.
Students can take one exam on this date, chosen from
Math 220, 225, 231, 234, 241, 285, 286, 415,
if they have not already reached the maximum number of attempts (or no-shows) for that exam. Some exams may be attempted only once, but the calculus courses and Math 225 may be attempted twice.
Students may cancel registration until 5pm on Friday, October 3, but we would prefer not have have a lot of register/cancels. If a student registers for an exam, does not cancel by the deadline, and does not sit for the exam, this will be counted towards the number of allowed attempts for the exam.
Students should be able to get results before the semester-long drop deadline. However, students will not be able to join a more advanced math class mid-semester if they pass a proficiency exam in October.
It takes from 1-6 months before proficiency results are posted to students' official records. Please note that August exam passes may not be on the records yet!
We also have a proficiency exam in January and one in mid-June, for those who may need to take multiple tests.
Manhard Consulting is seeking Civil/Staff Engineers graduating in December 2014 to join their site development engineering teams in Vernon Hills, Illinois; Lombard, Illinois, and Colorado offices. Attached is a detailed job description for your review: Download Manhard Consulting - Staff Engineer Dec 2014
LEED Green Associate Exam study sessions begin on Wednesday, 9/24! They'll be held on Wednesdays from 7-8pm in Room 1311 Newmark. There will be 9 sessions in all. USGBC-UIUC will be hosting the sessions that can prepare you to earn a credential that green building employers are looking for in new graduates!
Cost is $25 for USGBC student members, or $35 for non-members. You get access to all study sessions, access to presentation slides, and access to practice exam questions.
The Chicago Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) is again offering scholarships to students pursuing a degree in the fields of Civil, Environmental or Construction Engineering, Public Administration, Public Works Management, or other programs closely related to Public Works field.
The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Fall 2014 conference travel grant competition. Deadline for submissions is October 5, 2014, for conferences in Fall 2014. Competition for Spring 2015 will take place in November. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact OUR at email@example.com. Information and link to application form is available on our website at: http://provost.illinois.edu/our/conferences-journals.html.
The Churchill Scholarship enables outstanding American students to pursue one year of graduate work leading to a degree in engineering, mathematics, or the physical or natural sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge University. Seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply. You must complete the GRE general test by November, be under the age of 26, and be a U.S. citizen.
The required campus deadline is October 9. A complete Churchill Scholarship application must be submitted to us by this deadline in order to be considered for University of Illinois endorsement (a requirement to move forward in the competition). Based on your submittal (and in special circumstances an interview), a Churchill Scholarship Campus Review Committee will determine your endorsement.
Chicago is a hub of tech innovation, a booming center for cutting edge companies like Groupon, GrubHub, Threadless and Google to thrive – where young entrepreneurs grow big ideas, transform industries and shape technology and business as we know it.
From October 16-18,Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Ideas Week, World Business Chicago, 1871, and University of Illinois invite university students from across the Midwest to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago’s fast growing tech scene and attend Chicago Ideas Week events.
Up to 150 students (75 from University of Illinois) will be selected based on their interest in digital technology, engineering, computer science, innovation, and/or entrepreneurship. Prospective students should demonstrate a commitment to excellence as evidenced by academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and/or professional achievement.
How to Apply
Interested students may apply at http://apply.thinkchicago.net/ Applications are due by 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Trip Dates: October 16-18, 2014
TranSystems is looking for potential structural engineering candidates to hire full time for Decemeber 2014 or May 2015. We obviously prefer Illinois graduates! Please see the following for a description & more information:
If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact Engineering Career Services (ECS) directly. Students are able to setup a meeting and speak with ECS representatives directly if they have any questions about the job search process.
Please help the CEE Communications team analyze the pros and cons of our current website, to help guide us as we begin work on a redesign. We have created a short survey to gather feedback and would appreciate your input. If you have already filled out the survey, please accept our thanks!
Are you ready for the work world? Do you have the tools necessary to sift and search until you find your dream job? Look no further than CEE’s Backpack to Briefcase (B2B) seminar series!
This fall at B2B, come meet students, alumni, and career experts who are excited to share with you their valuable experiences and advice on finding the work situation that suits you best.
Sessions will be held late in the afternoon throughout the fall semester in 1310 Yeh Center. After each session, stick around and enjoy free pizza with the afternoon’s presenters and other attendees. Each session will also have drawings for door prizes, so take advantage of these great networking opportunities!
Registration for each session will open one week prior to the event date. Keep an eye on your inbox for emails containing session descriptions and links to the registration forms.
Save the date for the B2B sessions this fall!
1. Putting Together a Knockout Résumé: Thursday, September 4 (5:00pm) 2. Recruiters: What They Want to Hear: Tuesday, September 9 (5:00pm) 3. CEE’s Résumé Review Night: Tuesday, September 16 (5:00pm) 4. The CEE Pre-Job Fair Networking Night: Wednesday, September 17 (6:30pm) 5. Powering Through the Interview: Thursday, October 2 (5:00pm) 6. Negotiating Salary and Job Benefits: Tuesday, October 14 (5:00pm) 7. What to Expect in the Workplace: Tuesday, October 21 (5:00pm)
Real-World Design: The Honduras Water Project (ENG 398/598 HWP)
Enroll in this two-semester course (Fa14 and Sp15) and you will help design and implement a water distribution system and health program in a rural Honduran community. By working closely with professional mentors you will work through every stage of the project and have the opportunity to travel to Honduras during Spring Break 2014. Open to all majors, all levels. For more information visit http://hwpillinois.weebly.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org