Undergraduate Blog

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November 19, 2020

The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action. Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered. University of Illinois - Urbana campus undergraduate students in all programs are eligible to apply. 

For more information or to apply online, visit: www.universityymca.org/bailey [universityymca.org] 

Application deadline: February 28


Contact: Kasey Umland

Director, Bailey Scholarship Program

University YMCA



November 18, 2020

Please see the following message from ACI:


ACI welcomes everyone to attend its third general meeting; Robert Rodden will be presenting a talk titled "Powering Past "We've Always Done It This Way." In essence, the session aims to make current students aware of the roles that one can play in advancing the industry further.


The meeting is set to happen over Zoom on November 19, 2020, at 6 pm. The link to the Zoom meeting is listed in the flyer, as well as below:


November 17, 2020

The Career Center will be holding the following government job info session:

Illinois Department of Human Services - Virtual Information Session

When: Tuesday, November 24 @ 2pm

What: Join this virtual presentation to learn more about careers and the employment application process within the Illinois Department of Human Services. Manager of Recruitment, Amelia Gavina, will give a 45 minute presentation, leaving additional time for Q&A.

Register/WebEx Link: https://go.illinois.edu/IDHSInfoSession

November 17, 2020

Please see the following message from WTS Chicago:


To Whom It May Concern,

I am a member of the WTS Greater Chicago Chapter Scholarship Committee. I am writing to you today to let you know about several scholarships available through our local Greater Chicago Chapter and WTS International. WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. We are offering five scholarships this year to women pursuing careers in the area of transportation. Two of the scholarships are for graduate students, two are for undergraduate students, and one is for all students. The scholarships and amounts we are offering from our local chapter are:

-        Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship - $3,000

-        Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates - $2,000

-        Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students - $5,000

-        Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students - $3,000

-        WTS Chicago Executive Partnership Scholarship - $2,000 (local only)

You can visit our website for more information about the range of scholarships we offer. The applications can be downloaded using this link.

All local winners will be nominated to compete for the national WTSF scholarship awards, unless noted otherwise. I have attached copies of the applications for each of these scholarships which are due December 16, 2020.  It is my hope that you will forward on the applications to your students. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you have an alternative contact that would be better suited to distribute this information. Thank you.


Tina Revzin

Scholarship Committee Co-Chair

WTS Greater Chicago Chapter

October 28, 2020

Ph.D. Final Defense – Alessandro Contento
Modeling of Hurricane-Storm Surge Occurrences and Analysis of their Financial
Advisor: Professor Paolo Gardoni
Date: Wednesday, November 11th, 10:00 am
Location: Zoom Meeting   https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85288186639?pwd=Y1VjV05TQ0ExMUhhbmtETlY4SG1kQT09
Meeting ID: 852 8818 6639
Password: 831949