Undergraduate Blog

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October 3, 2017

Please see the attached two flyers for information on upcoming seminars on writing in CEE.


October 3, 2017

Please see the following message from the Illinois Leadership Center

The Institute™ by LeaderShape® is a nationally-recognized six-day, five-night, free leadership development program for undergraduate students that takes place January 7-12, 2018 at Allerton Park in Monticello, IL. At The Institute, participants learn how to lead with integrity through a variety of fun and educational experiences. They will create a vision for change focused on their organizations and an action plan designed to assist them in effectively implementing their vision and goals.

Interested in Applying?
Apply through the Illinois Leadership Center website: http://www.leadership.illinois.edu/programs-services/leadershape. Applications are due Friday, October 13th, 2017.  

Attend an Informational Session
For more information about The Institute or to learn about the application process, attend an Informational Session:

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 from 6-7pm Thursday, October 5h, 2017 from 5-6pm Monday, October 9th, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm **All Info Sessions held in the ILC, Illini Union Room 290

Questions or Concerns?
Contact the Illinois Leadership Center® at leadership@illinois.edu or (217) 333-0604.


October 3, 2017

Please see the following message from the College of Engineering:

Dear International Engineering Students,

Join us for a fun and engaging STEM Education Outreach Program in Chicago!  This is a great way to immerse yourself in U.S. culture, gain valuable co-curricular experience for your resume, and make an important impact for youth in the community.

The College of Engineering is partnered with the Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering (ChiS&E) Program, a non-profit organization focused on preparing inner-city middle school students for college science and engineering programs. As part of the partnership, the ICANEXSEL Outreach Program was launched, in which University of Illinois students facilitate engaging, math and computer programming activities on several Saturdays each semester at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.

Volunteers work in small groups with middle school students to get them excited about math and engineering! Lunch and transportation to/from Chicago is provided to volunteers.

Volunteers are needed for the following Saturdays in Chicago: Oct 7, Oct 21, & Nov 4, and for hosting visiting youth for a STEM activity day at the UI campus on Nov 11.

Please use the online form below to sign-up as a volunteer and to register for one of the training sessions scheduled this week--Oct 4 (5-6 p.m.), Oct 5 (6-7 p.m.), or Oct 6 (3-4 p.m.).


For questions about the program, contact Sahid Rosado Lausell at srosado2@illinois.edu.


October 2, 2017

The Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting submissions for Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 19. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 15-21), and brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as corporate partners and sponsors, to learn more about undergraduate research and its potential to change the world.

For more information on Undergraduate Research Week, the URS, and OUR programs, please visit our website at: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/researchweek.html

Deadline for submitting an application to the URS is Friday, February 16, 2018, at 11:59 pm. The application can be found at http://go.illinois.edu/urs

Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu; please put “URS Application” in the subject line.

October 2, 2017

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Languages Offered
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Please visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.  http://clscholarship.org/

Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu:
Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;

Arabic and Persian:
Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;

Chinese, Japanese, and Russian:
Intermediate and advanced levels.