Undergraduate Blog

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April 26, 2017

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is tomorrow, 4/27, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm in the Illini Union. Hundreds of students from all academic disciplines will share their research through oral panels, poster presentations, and performances. A highlight of the Symposium is our special lunch time session, with 4 of our best and brightest demonstrating the range of research that occurs at Illinois:

Featured Presentations
Lunch: 12:00 PM — 1:15 PM, Illini Room B (For those attending the lunch event, we have boxed lunches on a first-come, first-served basis)
Synthesizing Chemical Libraries for Drug Discovery
Amanda Cowfer, Junior, Chemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, LAS
The Future of Renewable Energy: Tandem Silicon-Perovskite Solar Cells

John Simonaitis, Junior, Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics, ENG
An Investigation into the Role of hnRNPI in Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Wesley Tung, Sophomore, Molecular & Cellular Biology, LAS
Black Science Matters

Zila Renfro, Senior, Journalism, COM
We invite you to come be inspired!
You can find our program on our website at: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/researchweek.html
Stay up-to-date with the Symposium and other Undergraduate Research Week events by following us on Twitter @ugresearch_UI and Facebook @UGResearchIllinois

April 25, 2017

The Spurlock Museum and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts are offering de-stress activities during finals week.  The attached flyer has the details.


April 25, 2017

Dr. Xu Xie will be giving a lecture on Monday May 1, 2017 at 2pm in 3013 ECE Building. The lecture is entitled: "Heat Generation and Transport in Macromolecules for Enhanced Energy Conversion." Please see the attached flyer for full details.


April 25, 2017

McMahon Associates, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Water/Wastewater Engineer in their Neenah, Wisconsin office.

Job Description
Water/Wastewater Design and Project Engineer to plan and design civil/ environmental projects, including: water supply, pumping and treatment systems; and wastewater pumping and treatment systems.

Bachelor of Science or Master’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering. Candidate must desire to immediately accept design responsibilities.

Furnish letter of interest, resume and references in confidence to:
McMahon Associates, Inc.
Attn: Sarah Kundinger
P.O. Box 1025
Neenah, WI 54957-1025

April 25, 2017

Hispanic Access Foundation, a national nonprofit that works to connect Latino communities with resources and opportunities is announcing a new internship program this summer with the US Bureau of Reclamation for engineering students.

They are searching for talented Latino/a engineering students interested in paid summer internships that cultivate a strong understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural resources. Interns will work with senior engineers and scientists on ongoing design, research and or testing and gain valuable knowledge and professional skills to develop and maintain Reclamation resources. This program aims to prepare the next generation of enthusiastic and diverse stewards of American resources.

For more information regarding their internship program, benefits and time-frame, please review the promotional flyer attached or visit their website.

Bureau of Reclamation Internship Program: Next Generation Latino Stewards
Application Deadline: April 27, 2017
Program Manager: Michelle Neuenschwander - Michelle@hispanicaccess.org
Website: www.hispanicaccess.org/BOR