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August 15, 2019

Please see the following message for the Engineering Ministries International Conference:

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My name is Jeff Austin and I am a U of I CE Grad from 2002.  After practicing as a structural engineer for several years, I joined staff with Engineering Ministries International in 2012 (EMI), first serving in Uganda for 6 years and now working in our US office in Colorado Springs.  EMI is a faith-based interdenominational development agency which mobilizes engineers, architects, surveyors, and construction managers to use their skills to serve the poor in the developing world as we live out our core values of design, discipleship, and diversity.  Since our founding, EMI has served in over 1500 projects in 100 countries including schools, medical clinics, and clean water projects.  I wanted to write because EMI is coming to the Chicagoland area this fall.

 

Every year, EMI puts on a conference and this year, we will be hosted at Judson University in Elgin.  The conference will include a number of plenary sessions and over 40 workshops (many with continuing education credit) on various technical and global engineering topics.  The conference will be held on October 10-12 and you can learn more about the conference at: https://emiworld.org/us/events/emi-conference.  The registration information is all online and there is an Early Birth discount through 8/31.  I have also attached a flyer with information and was wondering if you would be willing to distribute that at Newmark so that Illinois faculty and students can hear about the opportunity?  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I would love to help.

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August 15, 2019

EMI is a faith-based interdenominational development agency which mobilizes engineers, architects, surveyors, and construction managers to use their skills to serve the poor in the developing world as we live out our core values of design, discipleship, and diversity.  Since our founding, EMI has served in over 1500 projects in 100 countries including schools, medical clinics, and clean water projects.  I wanted to write because EMI is coming to the Chicagoland area this fall.

Every year, EMI puts on a conference and this year, we will be hosted at Judson University in Elgin.  The conference will include a number of plenary sessions and over 40 workshops (many with continuing education credit) on various technical and global engineering topics.  The conference will be held on October 10-12 and you can learn more about the conference at: https://emiworld.org/us/events/emi-conference.  The registration information is all online and there is an Early Birth discount through 8/31. 

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August 14, 2019

Tue, September 17, 2019, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

ARC (Activities & Recreation Center), MP6

Come and discover great resources for entrepreneurs, designers, makers, and innovators! Tables will be set up from campus and community partners ready to help you take your ideas to the next level....

August 14, 2019

We have opportunities for engineering students at all levels (and freshmen are welcomed) in ABE 498: Disaster Relief Projects, syllabus attached (it’s been proposed for permanent course number of ABE 420/421). This is a full semester course, offered both Fall and Spring, with a 7-10 day field experience in Puerto Rico in January and May. There are great project & team experiences for our students!  In efforts to communicate clearly with students, please let me know if you would consider this course as a tech elective for your majors.

 

If you have any freshmen who were interested, but didn’t get into ENG 177 Guatemala Service Learning Course, I would encourage you to direct them to ABE 498 CRN 72103.  TR 3:30-4:50pm 209 Huff Hall.

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August 14, 2019

The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) is celebrating its 50th Anniversary by inviting the public to take a tour of their facilities on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 and see firsthand the research conducted that supports the nation. There are six tours are scheduled, lasting approximately one hour. Tour starts times are 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm. Register by August 22 at: https://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/Locations/CERL/CERL-50/. Tours are open to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Government ID required.

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