Undergraduate Blog

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


August 20, 2020

ASCE First General Meeting with Langan will be held virtually from 6PM-7PM on Thursday, August 27th. Join us as three Langan engineers talk about very high level feedback on what they do in their site/civil, environmental and geotechnical engineering disciplines at this international multi-discipline land development engineering consulting firm.  Zoom link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/2185730777

August 20, 2020

From 12 - 4 PM this coming Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd, the ASCE board will be hosting virtual meetings as part of this year's Virtual Quad Day. We will be providing an overview of what our RSO does and what events we have planned in the coming months. If you know any incoming freshman interested in joining ASCE, please invite them to join our Zoom meetings this weekend, as we would love to see both new and returning members! Please see the Zoom links below to join us this weekend!
Saturday Meeting: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93553574879 or Sunday Meeting: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/92224901077

August 19, 2020

With Fall looking different for Career Fair, I wanted to share this excellent resource that you are welcome to share with your students.  https://students.grainger.illinois.edu/ECS/career-fair-and-elevator-pitch/

August 19, 2020

Below you will find the Fall 2020 workshop calendar for the Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research. We ask that you please distribute this notice to undergraduates in your unit and encourage them to participate. All workshops for the fall semester will be will be hosted online through Zoom.
We are also providing graphics for on-campus digital signage and print flyers. Please help us post these around campus. You can find these graphics below:
Link to Workshop Promotional Graphics can be found here


 
 
 
The Value of Undergraduate Research Workshop (VURW) Virtual Edition


 
      
During this workshop, we will discuss the importance (i.e. the personal and professional benefits) of conducting research as an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois. Students will leave the workshop with (1) knowledge of the skills that can be developed through research, (2) a better understanding of how undergraduate research can benefit them both personally and in their future careers, and (3) how they can showcase this experience to future employers and professional schools.
Participation is by advanced registration only; there are limited spots available. We have several date offerings available, students only should register for one date.
Details and registration link can be found at: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/workshops.html


 
Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop (GSIRW) Virtual Edition


 
      
During this workshop, we will discuss the various forms of undergraduate research that take place on campus, guide students to develop a plan of action to locate research opportunities on campus, and discuss ways to contact faculty research mentors. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of undergraduate research and how it takes place on our campus, (2) increased confidence to contact faculty research mentors, and (3) a list of faculty mentors to contact.
Participation is by advanced registration only; there are limited spots available. We have several date offerings available, students only should register for one date.
Details and registration link can be found at: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/workshops.html


 
Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Research Workshop (PWRW) Virtual Edition


 
      
During this workshop, we will discuss the fundamentals of proposal writing, guiding students to formulate successful research projects and explain their research in a concise and compelling manner that is understandable to a general audience. Students will leave the workshop with (1) basic knowledge about research proposals and their structure, (2) tactics and tools to write successful research statements, and (3) a list of resources for assistance in the writing process.
This workshop is a collaboration between the Office of Undergraduate Research and The Writers Workshop. We have several date offerings available, students only should register for one date.
Details and registration link can be found at: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/workshops.html


 
 
The Office of Undergraduate Research is always here to help; schedule an appointment with our staff to discuss your research journey today! For more information, please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/askOUR

August 18, 2020

Wherever our students may be studying from this upcoming semester, for any students taking Grainger College of Engineering courses, please share our course website portal (http://courses.grainger.illinois.edu). Students can also directly access their engineering courses at http://courses.grainger.illinois.edu/XXXYYY where “XXXYYY” is the course rubric and number (e.g., http://courses.grainger.illinois.edu/ENG100). When applicable and prompted, students might need to log-in to a course hosting platform, such as Compass 2G, to access their material. Please note that if they have recently registered for a course, it may take up to 48 hours for their access to a Compass 2G site to get activated.

 

This portal can help direct students to course websites so they know where to go for their first virtual lectures next week.

Pages