Undergraduate Blog

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November 14, 2017

The FIRST Lego League is a tournament that encourages children to pursue their passions in the STEM fields. There are two events coming up soon in Champaign, IL.

The first event is the Qualifiers event. The qualifiers will be on December 2nd, 2017 and will feature teams from across both Champaign County and nearby counties. There are multiple open volunteer positions. Food and drink shall be provided.

If you are interested in signing up, please fill out the following Google Form:

The second, and larger, event is the State event. The state event will be on January 27th, 2018 and will feature teams from across the state. This event will be held at the Activities and Recreation Center and will have multiple open volunteer positions. Food and drink shall be provided.

If you are interested in signing up, please fill out the following Google Form:

If you have any questions, please send an email to heenati2@illinois.edu

November 14, 2017

Please consider GEOL 118 online as a Winter Session course. The course is very interesting, relevant to our lives, and FUN! 

The attached pdf file describes key features of that course.


November 14, 2017

If you are interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree and wanting to learn more about Financial Engineering; The MS Financial Engineering Program will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, November 29th at 4:00PM. Please RSVP here - https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9759027


November 14, 2017

Undergraduate and Graduate Students:

Course Description

This course will focus on analysis of indoor environments and relationship with humans, animals and plants. This will include interactions between facilities operation and both human comfort and animal and plant production. Topics will be organized by psychrometrics, occupant health and comfort, structural heat transfer, heating and cooling loads, and energy and mass balances as related to indoor environment, air properties, and ventilation. Examples in the course will specifically focus on energy requirements for maintaining comfortable indoor conditions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, a student shall demonstrate engineering competence in:

Analysis of building environments for humans, poultry, swine, beef cattle, horses, dairy cattle, and greenhouses. Describing physical parameters of indoor environments for humans, animal and plants. Emphasis on occupant interaction with the building thermal environment. Assessment and manipulation of thermal environment systems, including: Calculating energy loads for buildings based on outdoor conditions and occupancy. Calculating energy required for processes of ventilating, heating, and cooling. Strategies for reducing energy requirements will be explored. Technical writing and data presentation and interpretation. Problem-solving using computational tools, theoretical models, and physical data.
November 13, 2017

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 their 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 about either programs may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu