Undergraduate Blog

To submit an item for the undergraduate blog, email Greg Coughlin.

March 25, 2020

WSP and Ardmore Roderick are currently hiring for the following Illinois Tollway positions:

Lead Engineer Lisle: Lead Engineer (ID# 44834)

Engineer II Lisle: Systemwide Support Coordinator (ID# 44836)

March 23, 2020

Please see the following message from the UIUC Writers' Workshop:


Dear colleagues:


As the University makes the transition to online instruction, I want you to know that the Writers Workshop will continue to support your students. We have online consultations available to provide writing feedback; we have a number of useful resources on our website; and we are available for virtual class presentations and collaborations by request through Zoom or other interfaces.



Our online consultations use a combination of text-sharing and audio/video/chat features. Please share this information with your students and encourage them to book an appointment!  


We are currently evaluating our scheduled presentations through the end of the semester and will update our calendar with more information soon. 


Of course, please contact me with any questions. We look forward to working with your students!





Carolyn Wisniewski, PhD

Director, Writers Workshop

Center for Writing Studies

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


March 19, 2020

In late March and early April, the National and International Scholarship Program will be hosting information sessions for undergraduate students across colleges and fields to learn about some nationally competitive scholarship opportunities.  We hope you will share this with your students!


Information Sessions for juniors and seniors (students graduating before August 2021) will be held the week of March 23rd:


For juniors and seniors, or any students graduating before August 2021, information sessions will focus on how to apply for June priority application deadlines, including many scholarships for study or research beginning in the fall of 2021.


Monday, March 23rd: 2:30-3:00, 3:00-3:30 or 4:00-4:30 pm

Tuesday, March 24th: 3:00-3:30 or 3:30-4:00 pm

Thursday, March 26th: 8:30-9:00 am

Friday, March 27th:  1:30-2:00 or 2:00-2:30 or 4:00-4:30 pm

Juniors and seniors can access webinars at the above times using this link. 





Information Sessions for freshmen and sophomores (students graduating after August 2021) will be held the week of March 30th:


For first and second year undergraduates, or any students graduating after August 2021, sessions will focus on what students should be doing to strengthen their candidacy for various awards.


Monday, March 30th: 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30 or 3:00-3:30 pm

Wednesday, April 1st: 1:00-1:30 or 1:30-2:00 pm

Thursday, April 2nd: 3:00-3:30 or 3:30-4:00 pm

Friday, April 3rd: 2:30-3:00, 3:00-3:30 or 4:00-4:30 pm

Freshmen and sophomores can access webinars at the above times using this link.



All information sessions will be held online.

March 19, 2020

Prof Helen Nguyen expertise is on virus transmission and control. She has prepared a presentation on coronavirus transmission and control to the general public. The presentation was recorded at 1 PM (CST) on Tuesday March 17.

Here is a link to the recording for anyone to view.


March 19, 2020

Ameran Illinois's Decatur office has a job opening for a civil engineer.

Their job board is found at: https://www.ameren.com/company/careers
The Job ID is: 18256