Undergraduate Blog

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April 14, 2016

NEW - NPRE 201 Energy Systems is being offered Summer 2016!

NPRE 201 is a popular course across Engineering and related College majors.  Please encourage interested students to consider taking it this summer.  This course fills to capacity every fall.  This is an opportunity for students here in the summer to get in the course who otherwise might not.

NPRE 201 Energy Systems

Credit:  2 hours

Meets June 13 – Aug 4; TR 10:00 – 11:50; 103 Talbot Lab

Patterns of energy production and utilization and technical aspects of renewable energy resources, advanced fossil fuel systems and advanced nuclear systems.  Same as GLBL 201.  Prerequisite:   MATH 220 or MATH 221; one of PHYS 101, PHYS 211, CHEM 104, CHEM 204, ME 300.

April 14, 2016

GLOBE (Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement) applications for the Fall 2016 cohort is now live!


April 12, 2016

Please see the following for more information:  Download HWP_Fall2016_Flyer

April 12, 2016

ENG 398/598 HWP will be offered in 2016-2017 to teach students who are interested in international development about how to provide sustainable infrastructure solutions by focusing on community needs, culture, and political structure. This course has been immensely popular during its first three years, and many students continue to engage with the course partnership even after graduating.

This year-long course is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines. Working with a community in rural Honduras, the students develop an understanding of community needs for a safe drinking water supply, investigate conditions that affect the operation and sustainability of the system, visit the community over Winter Break 2017 to perform field investigations, and develop a holistic design to improve the community’s health through drinking-water improvements and education. Water systems already have been constructed or are under construction in past partner communities of Las Queseras and Fatima, Honduras, and this year’s course is completing design now for the village of Cerro Verde.

In addition to engineering students, we welcome all disciplines and particularly encourage students in Community Health, Political Science, Spanish language, Global Studies, Dietetics, and Education to participate.

Download HWP_Fall2016_Flyer

April 12, 2016

CI developed Student Days as a program for civil engineering and construction management students designed to introduce students to the construction engineering aspects of the industry, using a unique approach that brings classroom lessons to life. Students will work in teams with practitioners for three and a half days to develop winning solutions to a civil engineering problem. Corporate recruiters and CI Board Members will be on site to evaluate the students and judge the winning team, based on their proposal and presentation. 

For more information about CI’s Student Days, please visit http://www.ascestudentdays.org/


This year CI Student Days event will be held in in Boston, Massachusetts, July 29 - August 2, 2016. Travel and accommodation assistance will be available in the form of a stipend.

We will be accepting applications until May 15, 2016. A formal reference letter is not necessary.