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May 7, 2019

PhD Final Defense – Tianye Sun
Constraining Black Carbon Emission Inventories with Observations.
Advisor: Professor Tami Bond
Date: Tuesday May 14th , 10:00 am
Location: Newmark 2312

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May 7, 2019

Burling Builders, Inc. is seeking to fill a Project Intern opening in the Champaign, IL area. Those interested should see the attached flyer.

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May 3, 2019

 

 

The Graduate College and the Office of Undergraduate Research offer the opportunity for first and second-year undergraduate students to assist advanced graduate students with their dissertation or thesis research projects by participating in the  Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program at Illinois (URAP@Illinois).

Through a one-on-one research experience with their mentee, graduate student mentors can have the opportunity to demonstrate what it means to do research, create knowledge, and produce scholarship. Graduate student mentors begin the program in Fall 2019; undergraduate students will begin working with their mentors in Spring 2020.

While the benefits of undergraduate research are well documented, a growing body of literature emphasizes the benefits to graduate research mentors of undergraduates, including academic socialization, increased confidence, and preparation and marketability for academic and non-academic careers (Reddick et al., 2012; Bettencourt, Bol, & Fraser, 1994; Dolan & Johnson, 2009).

In fall 2019, graduate mentors are trained via a comprehensive, student-centered mentoring suite designed to help make the most of the semester-long apprenticeship. In spring 2020, mentors will direct the research of up to two undergraduate researchers for approximately 6 hours per week, for a total of 70+ hours per mentee.
In the spring, mentors enroll in a 0-credit “Graduate Mentoring Practicum,” which provides the opportunity for mentors to receive support and to communicate concerns with URAP@Illinois staff. Upon completion of the program, graduate students will also earn a Mentoring Certificate, issued by the Graduate College.

Graduate mentor applications should include:

A current CV An unofficial transcript A letter of support from the prospective graduate mentor’s dissertation or thesis advisor A cover letter describing the graduate mentor’s dissertation or thesis project, how an undergraduate apprentice might be incorporated into the project, and the importance of participating in this apprenticeship program

An online application is available at the following link: URAP@Illinois - Graduate Mentor Application. Graduate students with significant and proven experience working with individuals from U.S. minority populations under-represented at Illinois are encouraged to apply. For full consideration, submit applications by Friday, May 31, 2019.

URAP@Illinois Info Sessions
The Graduate College and the Office of Undergraduate Research will host two information sessions about URAP that will cover the intent and logistics of the program.

May 10th from 12:00-1:00 pm, in Coble Hall (The Graduate College) 304 and 308 May 14th from 12:00-1:00 pm, in Coble Hall (The Graduate College) 304 and 308

Please contact graddiversity@illinois.edu with any questions.

 

May 3, 2019

Please see enclosed internship offer with Endrestudio Architects/Engineers

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May 3, 2019

GSI is looking for two green stormwater infrastructure interns to work for my supervisor, Jim Yurik PE at our Stickney Water Reclamation Plant and myself at our downtown Chicago office. The job would start this summer with potential continuation into the fall semester. Please have resumes sent to MWRD's Human Resources's Ebonie Lewis-Bradford at LewisE@mwrd.org and if possible, please cc me at WatsonJ@mwrd.org to keep me informed. 

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