Undergraduate Blog

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January 18, 2018

How to Design-Build a Career that Works?

Join Ms. Gupta-Weichold, a successful Green Building Consultant and LEED™ Accredited Professional, for a look at her path to becoming a business owner in Green Building Consulting by always building on her UIUC Civil Engineering foundation. As a Project Manager, she has led construction teams over her 14 years of experience across the USA ranging from Seattle to Miami, hospitals to stadiums, and budgets of $200K to $200M.  Ms. Gupta-Weichold has represented owners, worked on staff at large and small construction companies and now owns her own consulting business.  Her skills in complex logistics, Green Building, design building, problem solving, adaptability, preconstruction management, and team management will be highlighted during her presentation. The seminar will be held at 4pm in Room 1310 Yeh Center, on Wednesday January 24, 2018. 

January 18, 2018

Bridge to Prosperity (B2P) UIUC Bolivia Project Summer 2018 Application

The Surujmachi Community Bridge Project is a 3-5 week bridge construction project, taking place in Bolivia and beginning on May 14 and ending on June 16, 2018 (tentatively). The Bridges to Prosperity chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC B2P) is seeking students to participate in the design and/or the construction of the bridge.

Note: Applying to participate in design/travel does not necessarily require previous design/travel experience. We are looking for a combination of more and less experienced team members to develop future project leaders.

To be considered during the travel team selection process, submit a completed application by the end of the day on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Application Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf81F_oPbIQST3HlCuOMMvGPchxUGm0...

January 18, 2018

The MS Financial Engineering Program will be hosting an information session, Wednesday, January 24, at 4:00PM.  See attachment for all details.


January 18, 2018

Attached please find the Spring 2018 CEE REU Program Call for Proposals.

In summary (for 2018):

Up to 2 REU student-semesters of support per faculty member in a calendar year 10 hrs/week for 12 weeks in Spring 2018 (1/29/18 – 4/27/18, with a week off for Spring Break) $1,500 per semester paid to an REU student;  $500/student of discretionary funds to the faculty advisor Application deadline (the form & student’s CV must be submitted by a faculty advisor):  1/25/18 (by 5p), via e-mail to jlafave@illinois.edu


January 18, 2018

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

When: Thursday, January 25

Time: 6-10pm

Location: Engineering Hall, Room - TBA

If you are worried about your busy schedule, fear not, as the course is entirely recorded and you can watch the part that you cannot attend or take the whole course online.

This professional designation never expires and you will never have to retest if you pass now!

Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: https://leadinggreen.com/Illinois