Undergraduate Blog

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May 21, 2019

The Smart Structures Technology Laboratory (SSTL) is looking for an hourly research assistant to help with image annotation for research towards automated image-based inspection of civil infrastructure. The research assistant will be expected to annotate a few dozen images per week by precisely painting over or highlighting with input tools (similar to MS paint or Photoshop) regions in the image that correspond to certain structural defects or structural components using software tools developed by SSTL researchers. The research assistant will be acknowledged in published research articles and online. 


·          Engineering major

·          GPA of 3.5 or higher

·          This position requires the student to have access to a windiws computer with admin access (i.e., the ability to install applications on it)

·          Excessive amount of patience and meticulous attention to detail

·          The work may be done remotely after initial training

Preferred qualification

·          Any programming experience a plus (although not necessary)

·          Preference will be given to Civil Engineering majors interested in research at SSTL long term

To apply, please fill out the following form:https://goo.gl/forms/6b1KOihDYZQmPSz63

For any questions, email Vedhus Hoskere (hoskere2@illinois.edu) with subject line "UG Research Assistant"

May 17, 2019

Please see the attached flyer for information on the Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop (AMC) being held June 4-5, 2019.


May 17, 2019

Attached please find the Summer 2019 CEE REU Program Call for Proposals.

In summary (for 2019):

Up to 2 REU student-semesters of support per faculty member in a calendar year 20 hrs/week for 6 weeks in Summer 2019 (6/16/19 – 7/27/19) $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):  6/11/19 (by 5p), via e-mail to jlafave@illinois.edu


May 14, 2019

Summer Career & Professional Development Workshop Series

Mark your calendars! This summer, the Graduate College will offer a series of career and professional development workshops on a variety of topics. Every Tuesday, you’ll learn skills and strategies to help you succeed in graduate school and beyond:

May 21: Making the Most of Summer May 28: Talking About Your Research June 4: Thesis Review & Deposit June 11: Resumes & Cover Letters June 18: Interview Strategies June 25: GradMAP – Planning for Success July 2: Expanding & Maintaining Your Network July 9: Getting the Mentoring You Need July 16: Managing Large Projects July 23: Staying Organized During a Job Search August 6: Getting Ready for an Industry Job Search This Fall August 13: Getting Ready for a Faculty Job Search This Fall

All workshops will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Gregory Hall, room 319. See the full schedule and other Graduate College events at http://go.grad.illinois.edu/workshops.


May 8, 2019

Please see the attached flyers for information on WindAid's 2019 Volunteer Program.