Undergraduate Blog

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September 9, 2016

Alumnus Paul Walker (Physics ’98) will be returning to campus September 16th and is scheduled to hold a career seminar from 10:30-11:30am in 204 Loomis.

Paul is a retired Goldman Sachs partner. He holds a BA in physics from Cornell University and a physics PhD from UIUC.  Paul’s PhD in numerical general relativity helped us to begin understanding the gravitational wave signal from in-spiraling binary black holes. The code he worked on, The Cactus Code, is still used in relativity research around the world.

After finishing his PhD in 1998, Paul relocated to New York and began a career in finance. After a short time at another bank, he went to Goldman Sachs.  He held several roles at Goldman, including building the firm’s core risk systems, managing securities businesses, and finally co-heading the firm’s technology division. Paul retired from Goldman in early 2016, and is now an advisory director to the firm.

Paul is active in science and education philanthropy and is on the board of several charities, including the New York Academy of Sciences. He and his wife spend time thinking about ways to democratize science education, and work on helping socio-economically diverse students overcome the obstacles they face due to a lack of social capital.

Paul will talk about his life in technology and finance, how his physics degree prepared him for it (and how it didn’t), and will host an active Q&A session.

September 8, 2016

Soham Ali, a senior in Material Science will be presenting this workshop on Sunday September 11 from 4-4:45. This is the first of 3 workshops we are hosting in CARE this semester. Details are in the attached flyer and at the following link.

CARE Workshops, http://care.engineering.illinois.edu/events-and-workshops/grainger-works...

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September 8, 2016

The Department of Economics Tutor Center is open for the semester. This service is free and available to any and all undergraduate students taking econ courses, as well as CALC I and CALC II. The center is open Monday-Thursday, 1-5PM and is located in 21 (basement) David Kinley Hall. More information on this center, as well as additional information on additional academic assistance, can be found on our website (http://www.economics.illinois.edu/undergrad/resources/accassistance/).

Please contact Nick Melrose with any questions: nmelros2@illinois.edu

September 8, 2016

ASCE will be hosting FE Review Sessions this semester. Details on these review sessions are below:

Date: Monday evenings(9/26-11/14)
Time: 6pm to 9pm.
Location: 1310 Newmark
Professors: Professor Keane and Professor Kriven
Price: $45 for ASCE Members/ $65 for Non-members
Materials: 30% off using retail code for Brightwood study materials

You may sign up using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/AjXvgL2OXe3qO5Mx2
Contact Information: Radha Avudaiappan ( avudaia2@illinois.edu ), Omer Rehman ( orehman2@illinois.edu ).

September 8, 2016

Engineering International Student Programs support Engineering international and domestic students through academic, professional, and leadership development:

-Upcoming Programs: http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/4564
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International and Domestic Student “Meet and Greet” - Tuesday, September 13th
-Time: 12:30-1:30pm  -Location: 212 Engineering Hall
-FREE food & Attendance RSVP:  https://illinoSis.edu/sb/sec/9984258

Meet Engineering international and domestic students, advisors, deans, faculty and staff! Learn about Engineering resources and opportunities. Stop by for snacks or refreshments between classes. Share your ideas, and get involved! - Sponsored by Engineering International Student Programs

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International and Domestic Student “Meet and Greet” - Tuesday, October 4th
-Time: 12:30-1:30pm  -Location: 212 Engineering Hall
-FREE food & Attendance RSVP:  https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/1571019

Meet Engineering international and domestic students, advisors, deans, faculty and staff! Learn about Engineering resources and opportunities. Stop by for snacks or refreshments between classes. Share your ideas, and get involved! - Sponsored by Engineering International Student Programs

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Applying to U.S. Graduate Schools - Thursday, October 6th 
-Time: 5:00-6:00pm   -Location: 106B1 Engineering Hall
-Attendance RSVP: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/4418769

-Special Guests:  Meg Siebenhar, Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions and Recruiting & Viveka P. Kudaligama, Coordinator of Graduate Programs, Department of Computer Science

Learn how to successfully apply to U.S. graduate schools!  Meet the Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions and Recruiting!  Ask questions about the admissions process, funding opportunities, finding mentors and advisors, transitioning as a graduate student, and much more!  - Sponsored by the Graduate College, the Department of Computer Science, and Engineering International Student Programs. - An Engineering Excellence Workshop: Enhancing International and Domestic Student Success through Academic, Professional, and Leadership Development!

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities! - Thursday, October 13th 
-Time: 5:00-6:00pm   -Location: 106B1 Engineering Hall
-Attendance RSVP: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/3129029
-Special Guest: Dr. Natasha Mamaril, Coordinator of Engineering Undergraduate Research!

Learn about Engineering undergraduate research, study abroad, and related internship opportunities! Meet Natasha Mamaril, Coordinator of Engineering Undergraduate Research! Get involved! - Sponsored by Engineering Undergraduate Research; Engineering International Student Programs; International Programs in Engineering (IPENG-Study Abroad).   -An Engineering Excellence Workshop: Enhancing International and Domestic Student Success through Academic, Professional, and Leadership Development!

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Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China - Thursday, October 25th 
-Time: 7:00pm   -Location: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall
-Engineering Group Ticket Request:  https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/8087269

To reserve tickets: 
1. Complete the Engineering Group Ticket Request.  A confirmation email will be sent with your reservation status and seating.  Limited seats are available.
2. Submit payment at 206 Engineering Hall.  Payment must be via check or money order ONLY, payable to the “UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS”. (NO CASH.) Tickets are $8 (USD) each.
3. Pick up ticket(s) at 206 Engineering Hall or at the Krannert Center “Will Call” Ticket Counter.
4. Engineering Group Seating: Main floor, while supplies last. 

Join Engineering students, faculty, staff, and families for "Shanghai Acrobats"!  Dazzling pageantry, gasp-inducing feats of athleticism, and spine-tingling contortions combine in a tumbling tour de force as this magnificent troupe takes to stages throughout the globe. First formed in 1959, but with a legacy dipping back thousands of years, the Shanghai Acrobats deftly impress with twirling carpets, hoop-diving, plate spinning, lasso tricks, and more in the debut tour of the thrilling new program Shanghai Nights! - Recommended for ages 7 and up - Sponsored by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and Engineering International Student Programs. Limited seats are available. Contact Lori West (loriwest@illinois.edu) for more information.
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-Engineering International Student Programs: http://publish.illinois.edu/internationalstudentprogram/

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