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.
Research opportunities are available to work in the area of air quality and health with Prof. Vishal Verma, in the CEE department at Illinois. The research involves ambient air sampling and investigating the reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation potential of atmospheric particles (particulate matter, PM) via chemical and cellular assays. The position could be either hourly or funded through REU program.
To apply, please contact Dr. Vishal Verma (firstname.lastname@example.org) and send your updated resume. More details about Dr. Verma’s research can be found at http://publish.illinois.edu/aerosol-research/
Additional Information Session Scheduled for The Hoeft Technology & Management Program
The Hoeft Technology & Management (T&M) Program bridges the gap between traditional engineering and business education by offering a unique curriculum to a select group of highly qualified business and engineering undergraduates. The T&M Program is a joint venture between the College of Business and the College of Engineering and works closely with its corporate affiliate partners to groom the best and the brightest students to be tomorrow's leaders.
Due to high demand, an additional information session has been scheduled. Current students and on-campus alumni will be in attendance to share their experiences and to answer any questions.
The application period for students graduating any time in 2018 begins December 11 and ends January 19. Students graduating in 2019 and students planning to transfer into the College of Engineering are also welcome to attend the information session. Sophomores in the process of transferring can apply to the T&M Program over winter break; their admission will be contingent upon being accepted into the College of Engineering.
Are you interested in putting your engineering degree to use outside the US? There are plenty of opportunities for you while you are still an undergrad and after you graduate! Join various RSOs, get scholarships, or participate in school-sanctioned programs to send you abroad on adventurous engineering tasks.
We’ll be bringing in Engineers Without Borders, one of the premier RSOs on campus designed to get engineers involved with international engineering projects; the National and International Scholarships Program, a UIUC office designed to publicize scholarships and help applicants write their applications; IPENG, the program through the university to send students abroad for a semester or over the summer; and LINC, introducing an opportunity to get involved with the Global Health Initiative on campus!
We’ll have free food while you learn about great opportunities to make a difference outside the US.
The ISAWWA Safe Water Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students pursuing degrees or certifications related to the water industry. Our goal is to encourage more people to consider career paths in the water industry, which is critical to preserving public health and our most important natural resource – clean, safe drinking water. In 2015, we distributed $5,000 in scholarships among five very deserving winners.
Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted into a water-related secondary or continuing education program for the 2016-2017 academic year (including summer term 2016) by the application deadline of January 31, 2016. Applicable secondary education programs include water-related operator training programs, technical school, community college, four-year college, masters, doctoral, and business/management degree programs.
The application form is available online at http://www.isawwa.org/?ScholarshipApp. At the top of the page you’ll find a link to a recorded webcast that provides tips for completing your scholarship application.
Applications must be submitted online by January 31, 2016. Recommendation letters, transcripts, and anything else mailed separately must be post-marked by January 31, 2016. Good luck!
Attention Students & Young Professionals! If you have interned at a water/wastewater utility in the past two years (or are currently interning at a water utility), the ISAWWA Outreach Committee invites you to participate on a panel discussion at WATERCON on March 23, 2016. By answering questions about your experience and highlighting what made your internship valuable and successful, you can help utilities throughout Illinois improve and expand internship offerings. This is also a great way to network with utility leaders. Participants will receive free conference registration for the day of the panel presentation (March 23rd). Email Andrew Dow, email@example.com, to learn more or to volunteer.
The Central Black Student Union at Illinois invites YOU to join them at their 2015 Conference: "Our Place at a Predominantly White Institution". In addition to full-day workshops and speakers, the conference will include a session on how YOU can support the university's black students.
“The Role of Professionals and Allies”
Saturday, December 4th at 10:10am | SDRP Building
Facilitated by Cory Major, Associate Director of the Office of Minority Student Affairs, and Manuel Colón, Undergraduate Recruiter for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.
Whether you have already accepted a job or graduate school offer, will be volunteering in the community or abroad, or are still defining your next steps, please share your story using the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Outcomes Survey!
By completing the survey, you will be qualified for drawings to win a variety of prizes, including iPads and gift cards. In addition, your responses will provide us with critical information necessary for improving experiences for future students and helping them with career and academic advising. We want to hear your story!
The survey is available to graduates of all undergraduate degree programs, as well as graduate degree programs in the College of Engineering, Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences
The survey is available to:
§ All undergraduate degree graduates
§ Master's degree graduates in the Department of Economics
§ Master's and doctoral degree graduates in the College of Engineering
§ Master's and doctoral degree graduates from the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences.
To learn how data gathered through The Outcomes Survey are used, please review our Informed Consent Statement. If you have any questions, please contact Julia Makela (firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-333-0820), Associate Director for Assessment and Research at The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Are you a successful Civil Engineering undergraduate student in Sanitary/Environmental Engineering?
If so, you should apply for the 2016-2017 Wilfred F. & Ruth Davidson Langelier Scholarship.
Up to five scholarships of at least $4,000 each will be awarded to qualified students whose main field of study is Sanitary/Environmental Engineering; principally concerned with the area of water and waste water treatment and environmental water quality management and control.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) are offering a paid 10-week summer internship program for students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and mentoring relationships at NCEH/ATSDR. Interns will be based at NCEH/ATSDR’s Chamblee Campus and will be paid a stipend of approximately $600 a week during the course of the program.
Program notifies applicants of acceptance: Friday, March 4, 2016
Acceptance of internship offer by student and initiation of paperwork: Friday, March 11, 2016
Internship dates: Wednesday, June 13, 2016 – Wednesday, August 17, 2016
“No two days at CDC/ATSDR were the same throughout my 10-week internship. Each day presented me with new opportunities for exploration and growth, and enabled me to think outside of the box about many environmental issues I had never before considered as important to human health.”
– Celia Karp, 2013 CLEH intern
1. US citizenship or permanent residency with a green card.
2. Full-time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2016.
Note:Seniors graduating in spring 2014 will not be accepted into this program.
3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Note: The number of intern positions is dependent on funds available.
*NOTE: If you are a graduate (any concentration) or undergraduate (Environmental Health majors specifically) student interested in Environmental Health, please see the attached brochure for more information on the Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH) and the Graduate Environmental Health (GEH) Internships.
Questions? Please email Maria Jolly or LT James Gooch atCLEH@cdc.gov.
Are you interested in giving engineering tours to perspective students? Apply to be a student admissions representative! Fill out this form and send your resume to Ashley S. Moy at email@example.com by Nov 27.
The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE) is offering a campus-wide Minor in Sustainability, Energy and Environment (called the SEE Fellows Program) that is now open for enrollment for Spring 2016. The Minor requires 16-18 credits to be obtained by selecting from a specified list of courses approved for the Minor. To find out more about the Minor and the enrollment process, visit the iSEE website (http://sustainability.illinois.edu/sustainability-minor/). iSEE will be hosting an information session from 5-6 pm on Monday, Nov 30th in Room 240 in the National Soybean Research Center for students to learn more about the Minor, its enrollment process, the ENVS 301 course, and meet the advisors and instructors. Please RSVP here. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Graduate College are partnering to offer an opportunity for first and second-year undergraduate students to gain undergraduate research experience while working under the direct supervision of advanced graduate students. Beginning this Spring 2016, we will provide paid apprenticeships to ten selected undergraduate students. Undergraduate apprentices will have an opportunity to conduct and learn the research process through a one-on-one research experience with their graduate student mentor. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and fine and applied arts are particularly encouraged to apply; however, we will accept applications from students in all disciplines. Please see the blog on OUR’s webpage – www.undergradresearch.illinois.edu – for more information and to apply. Deadline for application is Friday, November 20, 2015.
Part of the Global Health Initiative’s “Global Health Certificate” launching fall 2016, this course is a part of the first pilot of the curriculum. It will be taught entirely online and students from Illinois will collaborate on projects with students from Njala University in Sierra Leone, Africa. http://globalhealth.illinois.edu/njala/ You do not have to pursue the certificate to take any of the courses.
ENG 298: Intro to Sustainable Engineering
Instructor: J Amos
Credit: 3 hours
First 8 weeks course (Jan 19th-Mar 16th 2016)
Offered completely online through Moodle/Scholar
Understanding design for international standards, defining needs of a community, use of locally available materials, low-tech but game-changing innovations, sustainability concerns in resource-limited settings, and involving stakeholders and engaging the community. Students will discuss ethical, social, and political concerns as part of the design process.
Meet Engineering student leaders! Explore and embrace student leadership opportunities! Get involved in the College of Engineering and throughout the campus community. Come prepared with questions, and learn how to gain valuable extracurricular experiences! Sponsored by Engineering Council (EC), Dean's Student Advisors Council (DSAC), Engineering International Student Programs (EISP) and the Illinois Leadership Center (ILC).
Introduction to Innovation and Leadership in Engineering (TE/ENG 298 ILE) is a 1 credit hour course introducing students to innovation, leadership and engineering entrepreneurship as a field of study. Students should be excited to learn about innovation, leadership and entrepreneurial curriculum, professionalism and ethics, hear from guest entrepreneurial lecturers and tour innovation spaces on campus. The course, taught by Bruce Litchfield, will require students working in small groups to work as a team and hone their written and verbal presentation skills.
Hip Hop Entrepreneurship (TE/ENG 398 WP) is a 3 credit house course taught by Will Patterson. You might have heard the hype around his current class, Decoding Dr. Dre, and he has created this new course to explore the cultural landscape of urban America and how technology, engineering and social entrepreneurship are contextualized and repurposed to support the development and enhancement of existing industries. Students will look at how to redevelop existing urban spaces and envision how new millennial spaces will look and function. Principals in fundraising, incubating, marketing, business plan development, sales, intellectual property protection, and business management will be explored. In addition to guest lecturers, entrepreneurial students will collaborate on project-based initiatives in areas including sustainable energy, economic development, affordable housing, STEM education in public schools.
Advancing Creativity (TE/ENG 598 AC) is a 4 credit hour course taught by Bruce Litchfield to help students enhance their creativity, innovation and vision. It prepares students for innovation leadership roles in a variety of venues. Pre-requisite: ENG 333 or ENG 598 – Creativity, Innovation and Vision
For questions about courses or enrollment, contact Brooke Newell, TEC Curriculum Coordinator.