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August 23, 2016

The Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Fellows Program (SEE FP) is a campuswide undergraduate minor that prepares students for pursuing careers in the corporate sector, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and environmental advocacy groups. Administered by the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE), this minor will help you develop a systems-level perspective of the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability to help you navigate them. It's a great addition to any technical degree! 

Join them for an info session on Tuesday, September 6 to learn more about the program and to get tips for a successful enrollment application. Can’t make the session? Look them up online: http://bit.ly/SEE-fp

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August 23, 2016

Attached is a requisition list with links to open jobs that AECOM will be interviewing for at their Fantastic Friday hiring event in Chicago on September 15th and 16th.

Fantastic Friday is basically an invitation-only recruiting event where AECOM plans to make numerous hires across our several disciplines, including: Environment, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Construction Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water, etc!  It’s super fun and well received by students.  It begins with a mixer on Thursday evening and interviews on Friday.

Recent graduates, and even those looking for internships, are welcome to apply. They have several internship opportunities on this list and many of these entry-level positions have flexible start dates (ie, dates that can occur after graduation).

Please apply into these links by September 2nd to be considered.

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August 23, 2016

In response to requests from undergraduate students seeking research experiences with faculty, the CEE Department has sponsored UG hourly research assistants to work with CEE faculty since Spring 2012.  The purpose of the program is to:  (1) expose top UG students to research, and (2) encourage CEE faculty to engage UG students in research early in their academic career.  While the CEE REU program targets UIUC CEE students, some support is also available for a small number of non-CEE or non-UIUC students, if well justified.

Full details are in the attached document from Prof. LaFave

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August 19, 2016

Illinois Solar Decathlon designs and builds net-zero solar homes to participate in the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competitions. We are a team of graduate and undergraduate students passionate about furthering the innovation and design of residential homes. Students interested in being a part of our project teams can find more information, including our project team applications, at our website: solardecathlon.illinois.edu.

August 19, 2016

The College of Engineering is now offering a 1 credit hour undergraduate research safety course two times per semester. Students interested in undergraduate research should register for this course to help prepare them for the laboratory environment.  

The safety information presented in this course is aimed at undergraduate research, but it is relevant for anyone who is working in any laboratory or industrial environment. Foundational knowledge of safety in laboratory/industrial environments is also something that is useful to put on a resume.

Here is the course description:
Essentials of safe laboratory practice. Topics include chemical, electrical, biological and radiation safety, waste disposal and fire hazards. Lecture and demonstration format. Essential for students who will perform undergraduate research in a laboratory.

Here is the information on the two offerings.
1st 8 weeks (Aug 22-Oct 14) :       ENG 198 SAF      TR           3:30-4:50pm
2nd 8 weeks (Oct 17-Dec 7):          ENG 198 FAS      TR           12:30-1:50pm

Seats are available in both offerings.

These courses are restricted to Engineering majors (College of Engineering + ChemE + LAS Physics) to prevent random students signing up for a 1 credit hour.   Students outside of those majors who have a legitimate interest in the course can seek instructor’s permission to register by contacting John Orawiec (jorawiec@illinois.edu).

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