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.
CEE Undergraduate Advisory Board (UAB) presents "Building Social Bridges", a networking event within the CEE Department, May 3, 5-6pm!
Want to advance in your professional career goals?
Or just want to meet other CEE students?
Then, RSVP to the Building Bridges Social and invite your friends! Come out to this end-of-semester event as a quick break before finals!
At this event, you can:
-Connect with professors & graduate students
-Meet other students
-Explore CEE sub-disciplines
This social event is created to improve the undergraduate student experience in CEE to include networking with CEE professors and graduate students. Professors and graduate students will be invited to talk about their research and answer questions from undergraduate students. Specify your sub-discipline interests in the RSVP form below for the kind of professors and graduate students you would like to see!
AT&T is the industry leader in technology, driving new innovation every day. We have an exciting weekend planned for you to experience AT&T. Discover how you can join our team and be the future first. This unique weekend will be filled with contests, prizes and gifts – all for you! If you are a college student majoring in STEM, apply now to attend our exclusive AT&T Experience Weekend.
This is your chance to connect with our top innovators and test-drive our latest technology. You will have the opportunity to learn about our Technology Development Program (TDP) – straight from the experts! Not only will you network with some of AT&T’s senior leaders and technology gurus, but you might even leave with a job offer!
Here’s a taste of what we did at AEW last year – AT&T Experience Weekend 2015 [youtube.com]
Farnsworth Group is looking to fill 2 positions for their structural engineering group out in Denver, Colorado. One of them is for an entry level position. The descriptions can be found at the below link!
Ecuador was struck by a major earthquake this Saturday. The 7.8 magnitude quake ripped apart buildings and roads and knocked out power along the Pacific coastline. Thousands are injured and homeless, and hundreds have died. Rescuers from Ecuador and many other countries are struggling to reach survivors trapped in the rubble, but the death toll keeps rising every hour and they need all the help they can get.
Link to donate: www.ammado.com/community/ecuadorearthquake
Friends of the Sustainability Living-Learning Community:
This annual event, put on by the Sustainability LLC, will take place Sunday, May 1st from 7-9:30pm in the Bevier Auditorium (180 Bevier) and will feature short films from all over the world that represent various themes related to Sustainability. There are documentaries and narratives, comedies and dramas, and even a couple of music videos!
I am pleased to announce an exciting new Summer I course, description below and attached. There are only 15 slots available and time is short, so please pass on to your advisees as soon as possible. Thanks!
Summer 2016 Mindful Wilderness Experience:
Leading Change from Within
Discover your authentic self. Become a leader from within to effectively inspire change & address society’s greatest challenges. Experience the power of presence. Explore the fundamentals of sustainability and resilience. Learn how to achieve systemic change through mindfulness and ecological principles of biomimicry.
During pre-trip online sessions, learn leadership skills & mindfulness skills adapted from Koru Basic, the research-proven mindfulness program for college students. Then join a seven-day small-group wilderness experience at a base camp near Aspen, CO. On the first day, visit the world-renowned Rocky Mountain Institute & the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies to learn about sustainability & resilience. Then immerse in teachings on leadership & ecological principles, hiking & nature sensing, and Koru mindfulness retreats—preparation for an optional 1-3 night solo experience with deeper reflection.
Required online pre-trip sessions: 2 – 4:20 PM CST, Monday May 16th, Friday May 20th, Friday May 27th, & Thursday June 2nd. Trip runs June 4-11th and costs $630 without travel to Aspen. Course credit & financial aid are available at University of Illinois. For more information & registration, please visit http://publish.illinois.edu/mindful-wilderness-experience/. Camping equipment available if needed.
NEW - NPRE 201 Energy Systems is being offered Summer 2016!
NPRE 201 is a popular course across Engineering and related College majors. Please encourage interested students to consider taking it this summer. This course fills to capacity every fall. This is an opportunity for students here in the summer to get in the course who otherwise might not.
NPRE 201 Energy Systems
Credit: 2 hours
Meets June 13 – Aug 4; TR 10:00 – 11:50; 103 Talbot Lab
Patterns of energy production and utilization and technical aspects of renewable energy resources, advanced fossil fuel systems and advanced nuclear systems. Same as GLBL 201. Prerequisite: MATH 220 or MATH 221; one of PHYS 101, PHYS 211, CHEM 104, CHEM 204, ME 300.
ENG 398/598 HWP will be offered in 2016-2017 to teach students who are interested in international development about how to provide sustainable infrastructure solutions by focusing on community needs, culture, and political structure. This course has been immensely popular during its first three years, and many students continue to engage with the course partnership even after graduating.
This year-long course is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines. Working with a community in rural Honduras, the students develop an understanding of community needs for a safe drinking water supply, investigate conditions that affect the operation and sustainability of the system, visit the community over Winter Break 2017 to perform field investigations, and develop a holistic design to improve the community’s health through drinking-water improvements and education. Water systems already have been constructed or are under construction in past partner communities of Las Queseras and Fatima, Honduras, and this year’s course is completing design now for the village of Cerro Verde.
In addition to engineering students, we welcome all disciplines and particularly encourage students in Community Health, Political Science, Spanish language, Global Studies, Dietetics, and Education to participate.
CI developed Student Days as a program for civil engineering and construction management students designed to introduce students to the construction engineering aspects of the industry, using a unique approach that brings classroom lessons to life. Students will work in teams with practitioners for three and a half days to develop winning solutions to a civil engineering problem. Corporate recruiters and CI Board Members will be on site to evaluate the students and judge the winning team, based on their proposal and presentation.
The course, which is open to all undergraduates and has no prerequisites, will feature several professors on campus who care passionately about sustainability, including iSEE Associate Director and Chemistry Professor Ben McCall, Trevor Birkenholtz in Geography, Lisa Lucero in Anthropology, Ming Kuo in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, Melissa Orlie in Political Science, “Siva” Sivapalan in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Madhu Viswanathan in Business.
The GREEN Program is accepting applications for its Summer 2016 programs: http://thegreenprogram.com/
All programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This year's programs include Renewable Energy projects in Iceland, Water Resource Management in Peru, and Sustainable Design in Philadelphia, PA.
I hope that you’re having a wonderful Spring semester!
You may have heard about the 25 “Experience” courses we launched last year as part of Grand Challenge Learning, the campus’s new approach to General Education. The College of Engineering and CEE have both been big supporters in terms of the teaching and the taking of those courses. I’m writing to tell you about the next stage in this exciting campus initiative. In Fall 2016, we are introducing our new 200-level Critical Frameworks courses, each of which meets at least two Gen Ed requirements. These courses are open to all undergraduates and have no prerequisites.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with several professors from all over campus who care passionately about topics like Health, Inequality, or Sustainability? Students like you told us about these interests. We’ve reached out to some of the most talented teachers on campus to create three unique Critical Frameworks courses, one for each pathway (Health, Inequality, and Sustainability). The Frameworks courses will put you in conversation with award-winning faculty in the arts, sciences, social sciences, humanities, business, and engineering. We think they are ideal for CEE students who know the value of critical thinking from multi-disciplinary perspectives and will welcome the chance to develop new skills and find new opportunities for networking, all while fulfilling Gen Ed requirements.
Each Frameworks course meets twice per week: first for a lecture that gathers all students and faculty, and next in small seminars. Through this innovative structure, you’ll benefit from the expertise of several faculty while working closely with your professor and a small group of peers. You’ll meet interesting students, hear great lectures, and participate in group projects that you can publish on your own electronic portfolio.
Click on the below links to Course Explorer and see which Frameworks course fits your interests and schedule! You can also watch our short video, visit our webpage, talk to your advisor, or email email@example.com
The link at the end of this post leads to an informational flyer for those interested in taking NPRE 498. The flyer offers details on the special topics course that will be offered in Fall 2016.
Download NPRE 498-598 Flyer
Apply to be an Engineering Tour Guide for Summer 2016.
The link below is the form for summer tour guide applications. All interested candidates should fill out the application and send their resume to Lynsey Howse at firstname.lastname@example.org Application deadline is Wednesday, April 6.
The time has come for students to begin planning to study abroad for the upcoming Spring 2017 semester! We wanted to remind you and your students of the services and events we provide students so that they can learn more about their opportunities. Please find attached our events flyer and share it with interested students. We especially wanted to highlight our Info Meetings where students can learn about programs in specific regions (scheduled for late April):
Monday, April 25, 4:00-5:00 PM, Lincoln Hall 1068
Australia & New Zealand
Tuesday, April 26, 4:00-5:00 PM, Lincoln Hall 1002
Mainland Europe (minus UK, Ireland, & Spain)
Wednesday, April 27, 4:00-5:00 PM, Lincoln Hall 1068
Spain & Latin America
Wednesday, April 27, 4:00-5:00 PM, Lincoln Hall 1020
UK & Ireland
Thursday, April 28, 4:00-5:00 PM, Lincoln Hall 1002
Thank you in advance for your attention and support!
NEW - NPRE 402 Nuclear Power Engineering is being offered Summer 2016!
NPRE 402 is a popular course across Engineering and related College majors. Please encourage interested students to consider taking it this summer. This course is offered every fall/spring and fills to capacity every semester. We do not keep a wait list and every fall/spring have to turn students away. This is an opportunity for students here in the summer to get in the course who otherwise might not.
NPRE 402 Nuclear Power Engineering
Credit: 3 UG or 4 GRAD hours
Taught by Professor Magdi Ragheb
Meets June 13 – Aug 4; MWF 10:00 – 11:50; 103 Talbot Lab
Principles of utilization of fission energy in nuclear power engineering; includes such topics as fission processes and controlled chain reactions; nuclear reactor types, design principles, and operational characteristics; power reactor design criteria; radiation hazards and radioactive waste treatment; economics; other applications such as propulsion and research reactors.
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