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.
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Illinois Solar Decathlon is currently in need of a secretary who would be in charge of engineering council duties, as well as keeping track of agendas for both the executive board and the group as a whole. We are also in need of a sponsorship chair who would be in charge of reaching out to potential sponsors, securing sponsorships, and expanding our existing network. Along with those positions, a Projects Team is being established to tackle two potential projects in preparation for Solar Decathlon 2017 (we are not competing in the 2015 competition). The first of these projects is a potential 1000 sq. ft. net-zero renovation of an existing cottage at Allerton Park. The second is the Department of Energy Race to Zero design competition. Based on the level of response for the Projects Team application, we will embark on one or both of these projects. We will need a combination of both experienced students and younger students, as the long term goal is to prepare a core team for Solar Decathlon 2017. Application closes Wednesday night, September 24th, meeting time for the Projects Team TBD. To apply, click on the corresponding links below and fill out the applications. Please don't be afraid to apply! We're excited to have you on the board!"
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
Chevron is looking for mostly intern candidates but also a few graduating seniors or masters level as permanent hires into our facilities engineering and petroleum engineering areas. Candidates should have a strong GPA (generally 3.5 or above) and the ability to demonstrate leadership experience. Intern candidates should be at least a sophomore this year.
In addition to the above, I am also recruiting for Chevron’s Health Environment and Safety department. I am specifically looking for intern candidates (again with a strong GPA and leadership experience) who are at least juniors and preferably seniors intending to complete a master’s program in environmental engineering or in the areas of safety and risk. We also have opportunities in these areas for graduating seniors and master’s but have a more limited number of positions open.
Interested students should stop by the career fair on Wednesday, September 17. If they are interested in environment or safety, they can ask to speak to me: Jean M. Bruney, Corporate Process Safety and Risk Manager
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.
Econ Tutoring Centeris now open and we have expanded our hours!
Econ Tutoring Center
21 DKH (basement level)
Tutoring for: Econ 102, 103, 202, 203, 302, 303, and some 400s
There is no cost and students may visit as many times as they need. The tutors have access to the course text books and syllabi in order to assist students on all our courses. Students should still visit their TA or Instructor during office hours for specific questions about tests or homework.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Illinois alumni to speak on entrepreneurship Distinguished alums Jerry Fiddler, Ping Fu, and Brand Fortner, as well as recent graduate and Fiddler Innovation Fellow Austin Lin, will speak about “Entrepreneurship and Transformative Thinking” in the NCSA auditorium on Sept. 19 from 2-4 p.m. All are invited. A reception will follow in the NCSA atrium. Further details available at http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/news/story/illinois_alumni_to_speak_on_entrepreneurship
We are currently seeking applications for the five at-large seats on the Provost's Undergraduate Student Advisory Board.
Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board
2014-2015 School Year
Established in 2007, the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board is overseen by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is composed of undergraduate students named by each of the undergraduate serving colleges as well as five at-large members selected through this open application process. All members are appointed to serve one-year terms.
In Fall 2014, the Board will meet for discussion from 12:00 – 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 15 and Thursday, November 13. A buffet lunch will be provided. Dates for the Spring 2015 meetings will be determined at a later date.
The purpose of the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board is to work with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost to:
Provide feedback on programs, administrative and academic policies, and initiatives established or overseen by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Innovation.
Generate ideas and suggestions for programs and activities to enhance the academic experience of undergraduate students at the university.
Undergraduate student standing for the 2014-2015 school year.
Interest in academic affairs initiatives and activities on campus.
Strong record of academic achievement (GPA 3.0 or above).
Involvement on campus both in academic and extracurricular activities.
Interested undergraduate students are encouraged to submit an application. Successful applicants will be notified and may be scheduled for an interview. Applications must be received no later than September 19, 2014. Download UG Advisory Board App 2014-15
Questions about the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board may be directed to Associate Provost Kristi Kuntz, 333-6677 or email@example.com.
ThinkChicago is seeking up to 150 students with an exceptional academic track record who have demonstrated a commitment to innovation and technology. It is preferred that applicants be a junior, senior, or graduate student at an academic institution in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Students can apply by visiting http://apply.thinkchicago.net. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 14. Please see the following for more information: Download 0
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:
This year's Greenbuild Expo 2014 is going to be in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 22-24th.
Greenbuild is the world's largest green building conference and expo, with thousands of attendees and hundreds of green building companies present. The conference is an invaluable experience to learn about green buildings, get LEED continuing education credits, and network with professionals in the green building industry.
USGBC Students will be taking a group of students to this conference. Apply here!
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.