Undergraduate Blog

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May 4, 2020

The Technology Entrepreneur Center at The Grainger College of Engineering has launched a new academic program: TE 498: Illinois Deep Tech Accelerator (Fall  2020 |4 credit hrs.). It is open to all students and the application deadline is August 10, 2020. Requesting you to please share the information with your students.


TE498 Course Overview: This academic-based startup accelerator will mentor teams in the process of deep tech commercialization. Projects will typically originate from university- or government-funded research but can come from viable deep tech anywhere within the academic ecosystem. Details here: https://tec.illinois.edu/academics/idta


We would also appreciate your help with promoting our summer online courses. Details here: https://tec.illinois.edu/academics/courses.html

May 4, 2020

ECS Corporate Services is still trying to fill their summer and fall co-ops. I have attached a file with their greatest job needs.


May 4, 2020

The USGS Central Midwest Water Science Center is interested in recruiting students who will be in their first, second, third, or fourth year of undergraduate, or first year of graduate college during the Fall 2020 semester. This student will possess a high degree of motivation and will be majoring in a STEM related degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). This student will have some coursework or experience using Microsoft Office with experience using Excel and Word and possibly some experience with Powerpoint. 


As a Student Trainee (Hydrology) the incumbent will serve in a trainee capacity, performing routine and recurring development assignments to acquire knowledge and understanding of functions, principles, practices, and methods used in the area of hydrology.


Attached is an Outreach Notice that details locations, duties, work environment, and information about the Pathways Internship Program.  Students must apply on USAjobs.gov using this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567054600#


May 1, 2020

The students of CEE449 conducted a project throughout the spring semester, solving emerging problems in natural and engineered environmental systems including air, water, wastewater, solid and hazardous waste, and ecological systems. This year a group of students conducted a field trip in Ecuador, Puná Island that focused on Reverse Osmosis desalination and rural community drinking water quality.


The sudents of CEE449 will be hosting their design team presentation on May 5, 2020, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. CST via Zoom

Zoom ID: 164-028-317           

Password: 4492020




April 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce that applications for the Verdell Frazier Young Award are now being accepted. The Verdell Frazier Young Award was established to assist womxn who have had an interruption in pursuing a college degree (undergraduate or graduate). The application is currently open and accepting rolling applications. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by midnight, Sunday, May 10th. For more information or to apply, please visit: https://oiir.illinois.edu/womens-center/resources/financial-support/verd...